Sorry it has taken me days to getÂ up the guts to post this and i wanted to make sure i was not totally emotional and clear because i respect that people out there hold some of their beliefs to a veryÂ strongÂ standard. Â Last night i was not a happy camper watching AndersonÂ Cooper onÂ CNN. First upÂ was the story of the polygamy case in Texas. Hundreds of kids were taken from their homes because of child abuse.Â First it was thought to be onlyÂ sexual abuseÂ but now they are finding out that itÂ was physical as well. Of course there is abuse going on,Â it is a cult and a cult is a breeding ground for abuse.Â InÂ cultÂ Â you are not allowed toÂ question the ideology of theÂ leader and if you do, all the others will oppress you. Â And then cameÂ Â the story of the Pope visiting the Â people who had been sexually abused in Boston to apologize.Â The three people that were on CNN seemed to me to be taken by the fact that the PopeÂ (his holiness) visiting them andÂ that apologizing was unprecedented. UMMMM priests sexually abusing kids was unprecedented.Â Â They seemed to feelÂ like this somehow made them special. I'm sure that's what the women of the poligamistÂ men feel as well.Â Â When you are abused your self esteem is totally diminishedÂ you don'tÂ even know how to stick up for yourself and you have a twisted relationship with those who have abused you.Â Â Abusers are the most manipulative creatures on Earth.Â They get you to feel bad for them and there is an unspoken law that they can abuse you and you cant' tell anyone. and when it comes to sex abuse they make you feel special. Â Â The Pope was at the UN today talking about human rights. It is a basic human right to feel safe.Â Â He said the the global community has to step in and stop the abuse of human rightsÂ Th PopeÂ said at the UN that tolerance means engaging human differences.Â Â Ok, thenÂ why can't the suvivorsÂ reapectfullyÂ be mad? Why can't theyÂ respectfullyÂ demand that the Pope take out every single last offender that still has anything to do with he catholic Church You want me to believe you?Â he needs to comeÂ over to Boston and meet with those survivors without all the pomp and circumstance.He arrived at the UNÂ and walked a red carpetÂ like a celebity,Â Its the age old "shiny object make them look over here so they won't see over here." He's a human being just like all of us. Â He only went up to Boston becauseÂ the survivors are making such a big stinkÂ everywhere he had to do something.Â Â He is not addressing it, he's just admitting that it happened because he had to. I believe that he thinks he's doing the right thing because that is the history of abuse anÂ oppression?Â Â Until someone apologizes with and action, a re occuring action,Â nothing will change. Even if he had nothing to so with it he is Pope. He has the power to really change things. And yes I expect that of him. I expect him to put himself out there and face controversy that is where the healing will really begin. Â I respectfully have to say that i do not buy the fact that the Pope's apology is going to do anything. Nor do I believe that going into the polygamy compound and taking all the kids is going to do anything to stop the abuse. Its going to actually cause more problems because those kids are not going to get the care they need becauseÂ of theÂ abusive foster care system.Â So that will leave us with more crime and unhappiness in the world.Â Â The abused becomes the abuser and so on so on. real change when people stop acitng all powerful and start seeing people as human. ANd for God's sake jsut let the preists have sex.