Right now Twitter is my preferred form of social media Where else, outside of QAnon, would we find wacky Lizzie (yeshua_pro_vida ) whom I wrote about last month in Prolifer: Adoptees are Terrorists? Lizzie, a rabid Christian Zionist and Trumpster, calls adoptees “terrorists,” thinks Joe Biden “drinks baby blood” and believes “God will decide the election.” I find her entertaining. Most everyone else just gets pissed off. It looks like Lizzie may be lining up at the baby adoption door soon to claim someone else’s newborn for her very own. Let’s hope the adoption agent has an ounce of honesty and checks her Twitter account before the hand-out.
While Lizzie has jumped the track, plenty of others veer towards the edge when adopted folks voice their personal unpleasant adoptive experiences on Twitter cracking the rosy-colored lens through which they view adoption Mythology is a terrible thing to examine. A terrible thing to challenge. “Adoption saved you from …” “But… but,… my cousin adopted 3 children and they….” “How can you talk like that?” “I don’t believe you’re adopted.” No adoptee would talk like that.” “I am sorry you had a bad experience.” Adoptee Bingo!
In fact, you don’t even have to oppose adoption. Criticizing is enough to put you on the Crazy Adoptee List.
No one should be surprised that except for a few posters who have no relationship to adoption and have no idea what they are talking about, most of our blowhards are adopters, potential adopters, evangelicals, and “pro-lifers.” The ugliest, most vitriolic comments, in fact, come from forced birther fetus worshipers who don’t give a fiddler’s fuck what happens to “crisis”:babies once they are born unless they’re dropped down the soul-saving adoption chute. You know the type. They keep pocket pals handy for awesome evangelism opportunities on long flights and (pre-Covid) Walmart lines. The same folks that think kids in cages are OK.
Since I wrote about Lizzie I’ve collected words and their modifiers and a few short phrases, and “advice” utilized by these adoption promoting adopteephobes to describe those of us who don’t follow their company line whether we address rights, trauma or dysfunction. This’ll keep ’em in line! Some are from Twitter; others from other social media, legislative debates, and my personal experience. I bet you can add more!
In no special order:
front for the abortion industry
driven by darkness
playing the victim
love to be miserable
living in the past
saved from the dumpster
saved from abortion
saved from a trailer park
saved from a crack whore
Sometimes somebody thinks they can really insult Class Bastard by calling us “bastards.” Others maintain that if Class Bastard embraces bastardy we hate ourselves. If “bastard” is such a bad word, why do they continue to pound us with seriously derogatory words? As I said earlier, I find this entertaining.
How can they love us so much when they hate us?