Both Ends Burning’s Craig Juntunen wrote a truly clueless blog the other day. I don’t have the time tonight to go into it in great detail. I’ll post part of it below, however, with some comments. Certain transnational and transracial adoptees I know could have a field day with this, and I hope they do.
|A real postwar refugee family landing in New York|
And while I’m here….
|With apologioes to the Joads.|
What’s this we hear about Both Ends Burning packing up Scottsdale and moving to the Beltway? I’ve seen nothing official yet, but that’s the word on Adoption Street. I wonder how the National Council for Adoption and the Joint Council feel about a new boy on the block. Not much, I’d guess. They’ve got enough to contend with each other.
Both Ends Burning has a money board of oil and gas(bags), jocks, and a consultant for Bain Capital (!), but does that translate into $$$$ Washington style? Go to Guidestar and look up the various 990 forms of the three organizations and you’ll see that BEB is minor league so far. Sort of the Toledo Mud Hens of the adoption industry lobby. Of course, leaner could be meaner, might work for the ambitious newbie who probably has a strong business plan in place, but neither NCFA of JCICS is exactly fat. For all their work, NCFA and JCICS are lucky to break even. JCICS is flapping around like a dying fish; its membership bleeding to NCFA, in the double digits. (Note to Chuck: I’ll give you a special Bastard Spermie button if you expel Nightlight aka The Baby Veronica agency, to the outskirts of Lower Slobobia)
If the story of the move is true, then I’m sure it’s related to CHIFF in the shortrun. It is also clear that despite the slick sell and bleeding heart newspeak of CHIFF’s promoters, CHIFF has met some serious resistance–bigger than AdoptionLand can offer alone. So what is BEB up to? Whatever happens with CHIFF, it won’t be the end of Both Ends Burning sitting in the Big Boodle, or i’s globalist agenda.. Let’s send them back to Scottsdale.
The entire adoption industry is a phenomenon of cultural Trotskyism. I expect one of these days soon we’ll have an Adoption International (Adoptintern). At least then the factions can splinter up into idiosyncratic crackpottery and leave the rest of us alone.
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What is it about Americans? I am stunned at the audacity and egocentric attitudes of our countries. It is disgusting to even read people like that.
I think iit’s a mixture of things, Amy. Evangelical Christianity, American exceptional, this weird idea that the US can “save the world..” rah rah rah democracy. American right or wrong. Racism. The list goes on and on. Adoption as I allude to here is a mixture of the worst parts of capitalism, socialism, Christianity, and social engineering. And how could I forget patriarchy and sexism? I believe that a good part of adoption is punishment for sexually active women (and men, if the poor guy tries to grasp his rights). It’s veiled, but it’s still very much there. Those people just can’t keep their pants on, doncha know!
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