Mother and Son

I believe in love. I honestly do.
A world without love would be such a sad and lonely place, and the thought of not knowing love, not to love or be loved fills me with great sorrow.

I have no problem with age differences, be it ‘toy boys’ or ‘father figures’. My mother was older than my Dad, as was my sister and her late husband.
Love comes in many forms and with it, its own kind of heartache: from the death of a parent, close relative or spouse to the loss of a pet.

I recall a story of a young couple so very much in love, each having found their soul mate in the other.  It wasn’t until they were planning their wedding and had the necessary blood tests that it was discovered they were in fact brother and sister.
How devastating for them both.

But this goes beyond that, something I cannot get my head around or understand why we should be expected to accept it.
The couple concerned have now gone into hiding, as they face prosecution and 15 years imprisonment for their relationship.

This headline from the New York Post 9th April 2016

Mom and son admit to incest, go into hiding to avoid jail

I could feel for their ‘plight’ if she had been a young underage teenager when she gave birth and had to give her son up for adoption.
But she wasn’t. She was 19 and an adult.

I would have sympathy to an extent if they were unaware of their blood relationship.
But they have been aware of it and living together as a couple for two years.

They are bragging about their physical relationship.
I’m sure I’m not alone in not wanting to hear about it.

But what is so totally selfish, irresponsible and downright senseless (in my opinion) is to even consider having a biological child together.
How do you explain to a child that your father is also your brother?

And what about the gene pool?
Dog breeders are known to put sires and daughters, sons and dams and of course siblings together for profit, but there is always a risk of kickback, defective genes, behavioural issues and abnormalities.

I am not naive enough to believe that incestuous relationships don’t exist. It’s everywhere in the news today, abuse and mistreatment, slavery and arranged marriages under the guise of culture, religion, faith, or beliefs.
When I was a foster carer, I came in contact with children who had been sexually abused by members of their family, one having to face a termination at 13 having been raped by her father.
Those kids had enough on their plate through no fault of their own, and yet this couple are brazenly flaunting their relationship in all its gory detail and expect no comeback?

They need to grow up.
This is not love.
This is sensationalism for profit.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Mother and Son

  1. This is the first I’ve heard that story. What kind of mother beds her own son? (Classic Greek stories aside) I think it’s just sick.

  2. amommasview says:

    Couldn’t agree more! I’m sure they get paid for their interviews… maybe there will be a movie made some day… Look, I do believe that you can fall in love with a relative. As you said: Love is everywhere. But I agree that in that case you simply have to be responsible enough to not have a biological child…

  3. amommasview says:

    Ooops… and just like this I’ve been super judgemental…

  4. janegundogan says:

    First up this is definitely sensationalism at its worst (and best). It certain got people talking thats for sure and yes no doubt they would not have told this story unless they were paid to do so.

    Also as someone who was adopted and has met my birth parents and siblings I wonder at what desperation the child felt to produce these feelings. Was he not feeling love with his adopted family? My adopted brother has spent years trying to find the right woman mostly due to the fact that he has major trust issues and feels that every woman is going to let him down.

  5. scifihammy says:

    I agree with what you say. It is one thing to fall in love with a close relative, after spending your life apart, and not knowing you are related. The mother / son thing is completely different. The whole reason there are these laws are to protect the young and to avoid inbred deformities.

  6. I saw this the other day, and had hoped it was fake.

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