The Summer Solstice: Druidic Sacred Marriage of Heaven and Earth—something Jeremy Forrest and Megan Stammers will not celebrate tonight, as he awaits his sentence….


Watching the distant red and green fireworks across the bay from Curtis Point in Mantoloking, I am reminded that tonight is the night of the Summer Solstice—the Longest day and the Shortest Night of the year, and a traditional day of bonfires and fireworks—in the greatest Indo-European Folk Traditions.

The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2013, the solstice falls on Friday, June 21 at 5:04 Universal time, which is 1:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time and 12:04 A.M. Central Daylight Time.

Jeremy Forrest, like some sort of sacrificial victim that the Druids might have designated for sacrifice, sits in his jail cell somewhere in Lewes awaiting his sentence tomorrow.  I would presume that Megan Stammers, with her red hair and (probable) Celtic Heritage, is not feeling much less of a sacrificial victim.

Slaves and Captives of War, all over the world, have traditionally been favored sacrificial victims for pagan rites.  As one antidote to such thoughts, I read in my “Forward Day-by-Day” Pamphlet that the Gospel for June 20 is Luke 21: 1-4.

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.  So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;  for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”

The daily meditation comments that “Jesus says that the poor widow has given out of her poverty, but in reality it is only she who has given our of her abundance—an inner abundance of the heart that allows her to behave almost recklessly, as if she had more than enough.”

Can we attribute this unnamed widow’s reckless behavior to her love of God?  Or was the widow’s act more an aleatory statement of desperation, “I have nothing but this two copper coins, so I am going to gamble everything I have on sacrificing myself to God’s love?”   Either way, this “reckless act” was a act of love.

And of course, the idea of reckless acts committed in the name or for the purpose of love brings us back to Jeremy and Megan.  I do truly weep for these two people and Jeremy’s parents (as for Megan’s parents, I think they have had their reward, and the last best day they will ever have as parents with a daughter who will surely hate them both forever now, and justly so).  

Reckless Acts committed in the name of love (or in the hope of obtaining love) are the stock of mythology, troubadours  poems,  songs, and stories.   I’ve often heard and reflected upon a Russian love song by Alla Pugacheva about a artist with a small house who sells all he owns to gives the unattainable actress he loves a Million Scarlet Roses and is impoverished by the act.  He, like Megan and Jeremy, was reckless in the hope of love.

A Million Scarlet Roses
From the window you can see
The one, who is seriously in love,
transforms his life into flowers for you

Jeremy Forrest is a veritable Rock of Gibraltar of  security and responsibility by comparison.  But he and Megan did the equivalent of selling everything they had for a million scarlet roses, and I should think their sacrifice in doing so was quite punishment enough.  No further sanction is necessary or appropriate than sacrificing all you have for love, I don’t think.

And that is how and why I know that something more is going on here than meets the eye.  It is CRITICAL to the maintenance of British Socialism that Megan Stammers be symbolically sacrificed so that the state can teach the children this lesson: THE SOCIALIST STATE IS ALL POWERFUL AND THE SOCIALIST STATE WORKS IS WATCHING YOU, LIKE (dare I say it) YOUR BIG BROTHER.

The feelings of Megan’s parents, to me, are of no legal significance, although they are clearly understandable to any parent, (or any child who has ever left home, for that matter) as recounted in the words of “She’s Leaving Home.”  The age of the girl in the Beetles’ song is unspecified but there is no suggestion of criminal behavior in her running away (and it would make a really pathetically bad song if there were, instead of the coming of age ballad that this famous piece really is):

She’s Leaving Home

Wednesday morning at five o’clock, as the day begins. 
Silently closing her bedroom door, 
leaving the note that she hoped would say more,

she goes downstairs to the kitchen clutching her handkerchief. 
Quietly turning the backdoor key, 
stepping outside, she is free.
She (We gave her most of our lives.) 
is leaving (Sacrificed most of our lives.)
home (We gave her ev’rything money could buy.)
She’s leaving home after living alone (Byebye.)for so many years.

Father snores as his wife gets into her dressing gown. 
Picks up the letter that’s lying there, 
standing alone at the top of the stairs, 
she breaks down and cries to her husband, Daddy, our baby’s gone. 
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly? 
How could she do this to me?

She (We never thought of ourselves.) 
is leaving (Never a thought for ourselves.) 
home (We’ve struggled hard all our lives to get by) 
She’s leaving home after living alone (Byebye.)for so many years.

Friday morning at nine o’clock, she is far away. 
Waiting to keep the appointment she made, 
meeting a man from the motor trade.

She (What did we do that was wrong?) 
is having (We didn’t know it was wrong.) 
fun (Fun is the one thing that money can’t buy.) 
Something inside that was always denied (Byebye.)for so many years.
She’s leaving home. (Byebye.)

These words encapsulate 100% of the truth about Megan Stammer’s parents’ position, and probably her feelings a well.  But they are utterly without legal significance in any FREE SOCIETY, which the U.K. most clearly is not.

I reflect on the distinctly non-English Deputy Prosecutor so inappropriately named “Portia” boasting about the law of abduction and the power it gives parents—in fact it gives only power to the State and to the decisions the State makes about to whom to allow freedom and whom enslave and how to enslave them.

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