The sickest 21st reality TV trend is those horrid kids’ beauty pageants. The happy kids scare me: they’re learning their self-worth is a face of makeup and big hair. The unhappy children hurt me: they don’t want to be there.
- Toddlers and Tiaras – I can’t watch this nightmare. Now and then the camera bounces off an extremely obese mother who is up dancing around with her daughter so she won’t forget her moves. God help me. Watch Toddlers and Tiaras … Karmen’s Mom -
- Little Miss Perfect – Inside Child Beauty Pageants – Listen to a pageant mother tell her daughter that her smile looks “constipated”. Little Miss Perfect – Inside Child Beauty Pageants
- Child Pageants – Tyra Part I A mother on the program insists her 5-year-old daughter has made the decision herself to be in pageants. A child on the show removes her “flipper” – fake teeth.
- Latest Little Miss Perfect Transformation. Drop-kick me Lord.
No one is calling these misguided mothers Nazis (except me). But look at the motives of Joseph and Magda Goebbels when exploiting their 6 beautiful children 34 times in several propagandist movies of the “German Model Family“.Their motives aren`t that different from modern pageant mothers. Goebbels was Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1939 – 1945. At the end of the war, the Goebbels killed their children then committed suicide. Watch How Joseph and Magda Goebbels Exploited their Children for Nazi Propaganda
Jonbenet Ramsey. There were 2 reasons why the story dominated headlines as widely as it did: (1) she was found in the basement of her own home (2) she was a child beauty pageant queen. Do I believe the Ramsey’s murdered their child? No I don’t. Do I believe the Ramsey’s are responsible for the murder? Yes I do. Putting Jonbenet on display undoubtedly contributed to this child’s murder. Watch Jonbenet Investigation Part I
Child Actors. Very few make the transition from child stars to healthy adults. Read my blogs Leif Garrett teen heart-throb and gigolo; Anissa Jones – short-lived career and short-lived life , Dana Plato – Kimberly and her diff“rent lives . Other stories include Rusty Hamer who died at forty-two of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Jonathan Bandis - committed suicide since he was depressed about his career, which declined in recent years. There`s similar stories in the blog 6 of the most epic child actor failures. If that isn`t proof enough that we`ve lost our perspective on childhood, watch video pageant mother ìnjects 8 year old with botox.
Oh, the shame, er fame, of those 15 minutes.
Speaking of weird mothers, the following women sacrificed their children for bizarre reasons. It’s not just their crimes that baffle; it’s their minds. Criminal profiling is forensic psychoanalysis performed before and after the murderer is caught. Criminal profiling illustrates a personality type based on:
- time of day of the crime
- type of weapon used
- whether it was high risk
- how it was accomplished
- possible fantasizing or mental illness
- education, work, age and race
- Entered the victim’s house and knew it’s layout
- Remained to write a staged 3-page ransom note (the child was dead)
- Hid the body in an obscure roo Local police believed mother, Patricia Ramsey, killed JonBenet in a fit of rage. Handwriting experts determined “the author of the note could be Patricia Ramsey.” I don’t believe Patricia was guilty. Patricia Ramsey died in 2006 of ovarian cancer without knowing the identity of her child’s killer.
Diane Downs A mother who shot her 3 children was Diane Downs. Downs shot her children, killing 1, on Old Mohawk Road in Springfield, Oregon, Thursday, May 19, 1983. She claimed a bushy-haired stranger stopped her, demanded her car, then shot her children. Downs’ crime scene:
- late at night on a remote road
- a gun
- high risk for perpetrator accusation
- narcissistic sociopath – believes she is superior to others; attention-seeking (Downs gave interviews to several news stations during the investigation); unhappy childhood (Downs was an incest victim)
Susan Smith – Another mother who killed her children to catch herself a man….what is it with murderous women anyway? Smith rolled her car into a lake with her two babies in the back seat then claimed a (what else) black man stole her car with her children in it. Smith’s murder scene:
- middle of the day – strange time for a hijack
- weapon was her car
- high risk for her her story made no sense
- drowning- a female murder- the womblike enclosure of the car and the lake water
- Mental Health – Smith was emotionally wounded, exually abused during childhood, and suicidal.
Watch Susan Smith asks for a new trial
Casey Anthony. Casey Anthony, 25, was indicted on the charge of first degree murder of her daughter Caylee Anthony for the following reasons: When Caylee went missing, Casey did not notify police stating she didn’t want to worry her parents
Anthony told police she left Caylee with babysitter Zenaida Gonzalez : Gonzalez didn’t know Anthony.
The trial is ongoing. **update** Anthony was found not guilty.
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