Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The Truth Breeds Hatred
Submitted for publication by anonymous.
I find it very funny (or maybe sad) that Julie a.k.a Jodi’s sister uses this phrase as her mantra and the title of her blog. After all, she and her sister are the victims in all of this, aren’t they? And now poor Julie has to defend herself from the “hateful comments and harassing” she has endured as a result of her ‘coming out’ to the world and revealing “family secrets.”
In her blog, Julie explains her motives for disseminating the information she has. She states (about her blog) “I kept it private until very recently because I needed some time to see how things were going to work out. Considering the end result, I feel that I need to speak out, and at least try to get others to start asking questions. Look a little deeper than watching the show for pure entertainment”
This is where I begin to question. You wanted to see how what turned out? If Jodi was going to get money? If Kate was going to have a sudden, dramatic personality change?. If all of the so-called horrible, mean and cruel things that she accuses Kate of were going to be corrected?
All along, she and Jodi have supposedly been witness to these horrendous and heinous acts of poor parenting. Jodi, the “voice for the children” never once publicly complained about J & K’s parenting. She gladly helped, sat for the kids, went on free trips and allowed cameras into her home (even though Julie claims that she has limited access (which I don’t dispute) the fact is, the cameras were still there, in her living room, basement, even her daughter’s bedroom). Never a word of dissatisfaction. Even during “gumgate” you can tell that on the other end of the phone, Jodi is apologizing for giving the kids gum (though I agree that this whole situation was a bit absurd and Kate over-reacted). No, even with being treated badly she keeps quiet. Nothing at all comes out until money comes up. Then all of the sudden, we are supposed to believe that Kate is an evil, unloving, bitter monster who loathes her family and only cares about fame.
I’m sorry, but that is a bit hard to swallow. It’s also hard to swallow that Jodi hides behind her sister to post all of these negative things about the family on a website unofficially dedicated to taking J & K down. Then Julie wonders why people might call her “bitter or jealous.” Yes, Julie, you were waiting to see if your sister was going to get money. If she would have been given a contract, there would be no blog and you know it.
Then there is the excuse that she kept quiet because she wanted to save the relationship with the kids and that she still continues to talk through her sister for the same reason. If the conduct of the family had been different following alleged contract refusal, I might actually believe this. But given the amount of time Julie spends on GWoP attacking the Gosselins, she proves with every post that this is a lie. If she was so afraid of losing the relationship, she would never allow her sister to behave in such a catty, backstabbing manner. I do believe that Jodi valued the relationship, but she also, as it turns out, values money (and if you’ve seen the episodes that have featured her home, you will know that she is not exactly wanting financially).
So, Julie, I don’t think it’s so much the “truth” that breeds hatred as spite. And the “truth” that you are portraying is not setting anyone free. It’s just adding fuel to a dangerous fire while ensuring that the freedom of having a relationship with the children will never be enjoyed. If you are going to apply bible verses to yourself (maybe to further demonstrate the sainthood that Jodi enjoys) then apply this one “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Now that is truth.
Posted by Nina Bell at 3:27 PM