For years I was the bitterest old shit you could possibly imagine. My wife and I come from liberal families. Anyone with ant experience with them knows that they think they know everything when they actually know SFA. Most of them are not that bright either. The ones in my family woke up stupid in the morn, they were idiots at lunch time and they were morons at bedtime. When I fell out of their fairy tales and narratives I was un-personed by a few and that was fine by me. Our families dissolved… and I was anything but fine with it for the longest time. Gradually over time I realized it was for the best for all of us. With still more time, I realized that I had actually gotten off very lightly. I became thankful for the distance between us… proximity with morons like that will kill your soul.
BCE is going through the emotional wringer with his family, and in his case, there’s little ones, the law and possibly some failed liberal social experiments involved by the sounds of it. He’s got things much worse than I ever did. There’s enough bad juju there that I can smell it all the way up here in Canada. When I see kids getting caught up in shit like this I recoil and look away…it makes me want to curl up on the couch with a crock of whiskey and try not to think of my own daughter. Details, if ya can spare some change. Prayers out, BC - and you belay that carbine. The best weapon you have now is the one between your ears - if you use it!
Best of luck.