Sam Brower Issues Passionate Plea, Slams US for Setting Predator Free
Responding to a facebook comment, Sam Brower, author of the book “Prophet’s Prey” which just premiered as a documentary at Sundance, wrote the following.
I really don’t know how or if the film and book might tend to change people’s minds. My intention for becoming involved was not to change anybody’s mind about anything but bring awareness to a complex and very disturbing problem. I am not naive enough to think that the FLDS people would even want to see, or have access to this kind of media. Even if they did, the hope of changing the minds of those true believers who are still in, would be the equivalent of hoping to put out a forest fire by spitting on it. As to whether or not my hopes for the film will be realized – time will tell. Actually, it really doesn’t matter what my hopes are but since I chose to become involved, and have put myself out there, I suppose I have an obligation to share – so here are a few: I hope that Mom and Pop, in Maine & Vermont, Government entities, politicians, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and people on the streets of every city in the country will begin to see what’s happening out there for what it is – the largest, most sophisticated organized crime syndicate in the country.
I hope that people around the world will come to be incensed by the fact that there is a place in America that they thought only exists in far away, middle eastern tribal areas somewhere. And, that Short Creek is the most lawless town in the country; run by a corrupt government, police force, and justice system that are all under the control of sick and perverted leaders who take pleasure in inflicting pain on those they profess to protect. Positive change; that leads to the end of tyranny and the subjugation of women and children as “calves in the stall”; men, boys and families as tools of oppression and slaves to build up the opulent lifestyle of maniacal leaders, and henchmen with no boundaries; would be wonderful as well.
Failure effects all of us, if only for the fact that we don’t tolerate these things in America, and we have to reconcile our consciences to the fact that it is. The past week has been a small reminder of those accomplishments and failures in trying to bring some relief to people in desperate need of help. I have spoken to many former FLDS members in the last week, some I know and some who sought me out. One person who stands out in my mind was very, very close to the tyrants now running the FLDS criminal organization. For this person to seek me out and candidly speak to me after a lifetime of being abused, beat down, and indoctrinated into believing that Gods creations and diversity are to be feared, and lead to the destruction of his/her soul, is a supernal act of courage.
In due time he / she will pay it forward to others who were on the same sinking ship. If the film does nothing but create emotions that drive people to ACT, my hopes will have been realized and the film / book will have been a success.
Most importantly, I hope that all people, regardless of where you were born, what race, religion, heart felt beliefs or agendas they may have, can come together and work to solve these problems. The one thing we can all agree on, and should really motivate us all to set aside our driving need to be right with regards to any given subject; is that child abuse and breaking up families, homes and friends is sick and wrong!!! We need to put those petty differences, which in reality don’t amount to a hill of beans compared to the desperation taking place in Short Creek, and work towards doing the right thing. …..so, a news flash just came in. Merril Jessop, the man who is responsible for supporting Warren and Lyle Jeffs through thick and thin. A man who knowingly gave his 12 year 24 day old daughter to Warren Jeffs, as well as many other daughters and granddaughters; and who even bartered little girls for his own son’s in exchange for his daughters, was just paroled from prison. He should never be allowed to enter civilized society in his lifetime and yet, he is now doing so.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
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