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Michelle Duggar: “I Would Have A 20th Child” August 3, 2010

Posted by Skippy in General Weirdness, Popular Culture, Rants.

…and then my head exploded.

Holy craplakistan, what is WRONG with this woman? What is WRONG with this man?

Michelle and Jim-Bob (how is that actually his name??) told “The Today Show” that they’d have another kid—despite the fact that she had serious health issues and their nineteenth child was born premature and had to be in a NICU before going home.

Frankly, I hate these people with a fiery passion. If they didn’t have a stupid show on TLC, they’d be living off the state, because there’s no way anyone can support twenty kids unless you’re an athlete pulling down a multimillion dollar per year salary. These imbeciles think that their deity wants them to have as many children as possible—why? What are they basing that belief on? “Be fruitful and multiply”? Even if you have increasingly risky pregnancies and put yourself and the baby in jeopardy? I get that Jim-Bob doesn’t give a flying fuck—he hasn’t carried any of his nineteen kids. He hasn’t suffered through hour after hour after hour of painful labor. He hasn’t “experienced gall-bladder problems and a dangerous case of preeclampsia,” so as long as he can get it up and inseminate Michelle, it’s probably all good for him. And if she dies in childbirth, well, I guess it’s “just God’s will.”

And because Michelle co-signs Jim-Bob’s bullshit, she’ll go along and never bother to insist on using any form of contraception, because her getting pregnant is left up to both her husband and (a presumably male) God:

The precious life that we see here is not a coincidence,” she added. “I just know that it is a miracle. I don’t take that for granted. I know that God is the one who gives life, and I’m just so grateful and thankful. We would welcome another if He saw fit, but we’ll wait and see.

Mind you, this precious life weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces when she was born. Mind you, Josie “endured a series of medical emergencies, including a perforated bowel.” A perforated bowel! No newborn should have to endure that kind of horrible pain—is THIS what their deity has in mind for a newborn? You mean to tell me that these idiots, these blinkered, self-serving, myopic idiots think that having a twentieth child would be just peachy? Do these morons think that having another child would be good for either the child or the mother?

Fig. 1: IDIOTS.

Ok, point number A: No one should never have more children than they can support emotionally, physically and financially. Point B–and this is a biggie—there are well over six billion people on this planet. Our resources are finite. We’re already experiencing problems related to overpopulation and now these twitskas are talking about adding to the population problem? I’d love to see the hospital bills associated with Michelle’s frequent childbirths. What’s the tab for just the latest child, who was in and out of the hospital and still requires supplemental oxygen to sleep at night? The reason I call these imbeciles “myopic” is that they can’t see any further than their own fucked-up desires. They can’t see that they’ve fetishized having children to the point of idolatry—but why bother thinking critically and deliberately about having children, when you can just throw up brainless bullshit about children being a “miracle” and appealing to a nebulous sense of “God’s will” and configuring it to whatever suits your whims?



1. K. Thompson - August 3, 2010

They belong to a cult “Quiver full” that preaches this. It’s a common religious tactic -a perpetually pregnant woman has zero power to do anything else- see Exmormons.org for that story. Religions that ban contraceptives are also all-male run. What’s scary is that these kids in the Quiverfull are homeschooled. Although a couple of the older girls have claimed to want to go to college, they will fail because they’ve never been allowed to read anything outside their limited “Christian” books. They are being raised to breed, just like all Mormon women. Education is discouraged.
Sadly, it was one of these Quiverfull mothers who drowned all 5 of her children when probably overwhelmed and likely suffering from post partum depression. What we are watching is how a cult works. That’s why it’s on one of the learning channels. By watching, we can understand,

Skippy - August 3, 2010

I doubt TLC is concerned with teaching the viewer about the workings of a cult. The way they promote the Duggars (from their own show to a guest appearance on “Say Yes To The Dress”), the Duggars (and, by extension, Kate Gosselin and her kids) are promoted as entertainment. The only way anybody watching the Duggars might find out about this “Quiverfull” nonsense is through independent research. They and TLC are disgusting.

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