Yay! 73adoptee73 is back. She’s come out of retirement–at least a little bit–to write on the Feigenholtz-Mitchell scam in Illinois. She also gives us her analysis of AdoptionLand and why she has reassessed her role as a activist. I wholeheartedly agree with her on both counts. . Honestly ,why do any of us continue with this–well–shit in our lives. It’s great to have Triona back, but she’s got a sobering message with 73adoptee Returns! But Nobody is Coming Back for Left Behind Illinois Adoptees.
Two different topics covered, yet tightly related.
First, on the glad-handing in Illinois where the seller-outs refuse to admit they sold out:
We become obsessed with our work. The hardcore enemy,–the professional lobbyists, the trade industries, and collate rials (such as the ACLU and anti-abortion groups)–get paid good money to advocate against something they have no personal stake in. For them, it’s just a job. For us, it’s our lives. As for the soft enemy, the deformers, whom I consider much more insidious because the take the trust of the newbies and unaculturated–anything goes. Any incremental change, despite history, is framed as a victory and the left-behinds remain left behind without even the comfort of a desert island. Tough luck, sucker!. Does anyone seriously believe that Sneaky Sara Feigenholz and Melisha
Richelileu Mitchell will do a thing to open records for people like Triona? The deal is done. Take that, you selfish twats. Rejoice in the privilege or others.
Thanks for your post. You’re absolutely right that the work of reform can be physically as well as mentally debilitating. But what do we do, give up when there’s such obvious bullshit like Illinois going on? While everyone’s busy cheering, may I point out that in truth they really have no idea how to implement this legislation? They’re winging it, with our rights. Lovely.