Monday, July 09, 2007

Polygamy, Practicality and You

The media seems to have an unusual position that Polygamy is a Mormon phenomena. The truth is the few Mormon dissenters who still practice this are easy targets. Mormons tend to be white and fairly conservative and are easy targets.

The reality is that in the USA and Western Europe we largely turn a blind eye to defacto Polygamy. The reality is that under US law any US citizen who is over twenty one may petition for a visa for their mother.

Some of you may point out that these states have legitimation requirements and the USA only recognizes the first marriage in a polygamous household. The reality is that a father can get around this by proving he has had a relationship with his child.

When the petition is approved wife number two or three moves into the household. About the only benefit not granted is tax benefits. However, an unmarried woman can get other types of financial aid if she has no income. Insurance policies do not cover these situations and guess who is able to pick up the check.

In practical terms we should want to keep families together. However, every society has the right to define its norms. If a person wants to practice Polygamy there are countries where this is an accepted practice. On the whole when one decides to emigrate one is bound by the laws of the lands of residency. For the most part all we ask is find a job, respect others and obey the law of the USA.

The media never seems to mention these immigrants when discussing Polygamy. This is one of the more subtle ways the leftist media types frame an issue in a misleading manner.

Beamish in 08, Ren to become a Capo in LWB's concentration camp


Ducky's here said...

Yup, polygamy, that's the issue of the times here in America.

Why the fixation Beak?

Anonymous said...

Why's the Left fixated on homosexual unions?

kevin said...

Polygamy, slavery, honor killings, stonings, jihad, dhimmitude...diversity!

beakerkin said...


This is Catch 22. We want to keep families together as decent folks.
However, we want to maintain our norms and way of life.

There is no way the two concepts can meet in this case.

Russet Shadows said...

Good point, Beak. I hadn't thought of it before, but polygamy is another way that diversity advocates shack up with Islamists to undermine America.

Urban Infidel said...

I always find it odd that women would accept being #2, 3, or 4 or whatever.

Mormon women I've seen interviewed on tv seem to god along with it just fine. On the other hand in the Middle East, I've read about wife #1 / #2 not being happy at all about their co-wives.

I have Palestinian friend who asked me to be wife #4. He was serious. I never laughed so hard. I wondered how his 11 children would take to a new blonde, blue-eyed, half Irish half Jewish infidel step-mother from the Great Satan.

Warren said...

Ducky/Nostradumbass, since you are so all-seeing and hold the pulse of the "people" in your webbed fingers; why don't you start your own blog and post about the "important issue of the times"?

Like the Beak says, your next original thought will be your first!

Steve Harkonnen said...

I have to comment on this one. I have a friend who is a Mormon and he is disgusted with the show called Big Love which is the story of a polygamist Mormon.

The relationship of Mormons practicing polygamy ended many years ago. Those who do still practice are merely giving their own religion a bad name. Besides, the majority of those few who DO practice it are actually not Mormon.

Da Weaz said...

This watering hole for morons is trying up.

Warren said...

Da Weaz said...

"This watering hole for morons is trying up.

Do you mean (drying), moron?

I guess your going to get thirsty.

Da Weaz said...

"I guess your going to get thirsty."

My error is called a typo.

What is your excuse?


And who's the moron? :-)

beakerkin said...


Where are your readers????? They must be in the same place yor friends are. Even Socrates and his 50 poorly constructed aliases won't visit unless I show up.

Does deprovera work?

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

The only time Da Weaz's words get read by someone other than himself is when he posts them here.

At least John Brown makes sock puppets to pretend he has commenters. Weezie can't even get someone to visit his blog to watch a sock puppet show.

The_Editrix said...

"Why's the Left fixated on homosexual unions?"

"...polygamy is another way that diversity advocates shack up with Islamists to undermine America."

Not just America and it's all about destroying the nuclear family, the backbone of our Western society under the pretext of "diversity" and "tolerance". ***BARF***

It may be an outmoded word, but I'd call it simply "Evil".

I have ranted about it before.