Abducted in Plain Sight


Jen Chaney at Vulture is another contributor and this one, which is really Skye Borgman, is very much worth reading.

Denial; you cannot lead a healthy life denying things. It is absolutely crucial to avoid it. Denial could be called the cornerstone of psychology. It is self-made stress.

Compartmentalization is a massive word. It is also a fancy one for denial.

Finally, when prompted, Ms. Borgman gets to the meat of the matter: the parents were paying too much attention to themselves and not enough toward Jan. How was she raised as a child and teen and who protected and taught her? She was with this creep much of the time.

It is called narcissism or more accurately narcissistic parenting. In this situation it could be called LDS-sanctioned reckless endangerment.

I am not going to post excerpts from the online interview here because it is worth reading the whole thing. I should have known. I suspected it but I still don’t understand the 90-minute cut-off point. I guess that is all the average viewer on the go on on a built-in screen can pay attention-to at one time.

Ms. Borgman sums it up extremely well with respect to the LDS church. I learned something even I did not suspect from LDS community residents, the fact that because they are all in “the church” meant that they were less inclined to report each other. After all, they are all in the church and somehow the church will handle it and all will be rosy in the community and everyone can leave their doors unlocked again. Someone else, e.g., the bishop who is really the town plumber, will take care of it. That is denial. It is also blind trust and it borders on ignorance.

The director summed it up perfectly: church first, the law second.

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