There is no love where men are weak.
Sixteen-year-old Sienna Johnson is one of two Colorado girls charged in a plot to kill classmates and school staff. Sienna is a talented, very angry daughter of a very weak man. According to Sienna, her parents divorced when she was two, and she lived mostly with her mother but spent summers with her father. Sienna wrote that her life turned for the worse when her father remarried:
“The family dynamic at my dad’s changed suddenly when my dad married my step mom who had 2 kids of her own and that really hurt me. … After we moved [to where our dad was], things were just really difficult. I was angry because I didn’t have the ‘normal’ family and I was always getting shuffled around between my mom’s and dad’s. At age 10, my dad gave me my first drum set to help me let out my frustration and express myself. …
“In 7th and 8th grade, I won multiple awards for art and writing. I began getting rebellious though and got kicked out of my dad’s house in 7th grade. I went to stay with my mom and still enjoyed rebelling and going against what I was told. … Soon my mom couldn’t handle me anymore and I was sent to live with my grandparents for 2 months. I went back to my mom’s and still struggled. I was then sent to my dad’s who I only stayed with for 1 week and back to my mom’s. Finally, I ended up staying there with my mom and currently am staying with her. I still put all my time and energy into the things I enjoy most and hope to be the best I can be.”
Young people are taught to pursue education and achievement, building ego rather than character. But they remain empty and lost.
A therapist encouraged Sienna Johnson to keep a diary; it only fed her narcissism. Self-expression has replaced prayer. Friends and therapists have replaced fathers and pastors as the people to confide in for wisdom.
It appears Sienna’s father gave her drums for her anger instead of correction, eventually kicking her out of his house after selfishly remarrying a woman with kids. His daughter needed his attention and discipline, but he was looking for love. Men do not find love in women. Men show love by doing what is right.
Sixteen-year-old David Molak dated the “queen bee” at school near San Antonio, Texas. But he suffered relentless “bullying” on social media. His parents transferred him to a private school, but the online harassment continued. (A sensitive boy should not have a cell phone or social media. What man allows this?)
David attempted suicide twice with over-the-counter pills. The night David hanged himself, he received an anonymous “group text” that made fun of him and then kicked him out of the conversation. David’s brother, Cliff, said, “I spoke to him right after to comfort him and he didn’t even hear me. He stared off into the distance for what seemed like an hour.”
David disappeared that night. After an unsuccessful helicopter search, the family found his body hanging in their backyard before dawn, the morning school resumed from Christmas vacation.
The male school principal, Dr. Cordell Jones, announced, “Personally I’m devastated. I’m struggling too … shedding some tears as I think about him not growing up to be the wonderful man I envision him being.”
The male head of police spoke about “bullying” in such quiet tones he could hardly be heard.
At school, everyone wore black and white to honor David, a Spurs fan – except the “main bully,” who, according to Heavy News, wore neon.
All of David’s therapists thought he was getting better. But his tormentors handed him the exact opposite of what he yearned for. He felt increasingly alone and isolated, and felt that people hated him.
Cliff wrote that David’s suicide was a “tragedy set into motion by a boy whom I will not further empower by naming” – not a normal way of thinking. David’s vulnerability and unhappiness began in his family, long before wolves outside sniffed him out.
It seems David’s parents, especially his father, failed him by not teaching him to endure adversity and stand up to evil. Instead, this “pure soul” was overcome by that evil.
Some say “bullying” is a problem. It is not. Bullies and victims alike come from weak men.
David Molak’s family wants to end “bullying” by making other parents teach would-be bullies “character.” But addressing others’ flaws, not admitting your own failure, accomplishes nothing good. No one listens to other weak people.
David was not satisfied or secure in his father’s or mother’s love: His parents, it seems, gave him affection, but no love.
The Apostle Paul said love is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, endures all things.
I write about stories like this in my book, “The Antidote.” Children suffer when men are weak.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the most courageous, outspoken critic of the “civil rights” establishment in America today. Raised without his father on a plantation near Tuskegee, Alabama during the Jim Crow era, Peterson has lived a part of America’s history few have experienced. After a spiritual transformation, Peterson founded BOND, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” Peterson is also the founder of The BOND Leadership Academy, a private school in Los Angeles. He’s a radio talk show host, speaker, and the author of SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America, and From Rage to Responsibility. Peterson writes a weekly column for WND.com and appears as a media commentator on Fox News Channel, CNN, and other national TV and radio networks. For more information, visit http://www.bondinfo.org
Editor's Note: This piece was originally published by WND.com.