The Bad Man Complex
If you’re a Men’s Human Rights Activist, then it’s likely you know the name of Thomas James Ball. If you’re not an MHRA, then that name will likely mean nothing to you.
Ball was a New Hampshire father savaged for 15 years by the family court. This lasted as long as it did because he would not give up on his pursuit of a meaningful relationship with his children. During that time, he came to an understanding of the nature of the family court system in New Hampshire, and elsewhere.
It is a system of wealth appropriation, populated and run by bullies and tyrants and sadists. These courts use the weight and power of the law, but engage in a blanket pattern of disregarding said law as a matter of selective fiat. It is utterly and totally corrupt. Phrases like “the best interests of the children” excuse the court’s continued existence, and shame and silence those who would expose the court to the public.
The claimed mission of the court is to serve children’s best interests, so anyone criticizing the court can is portrayed as uncaring of children’s best interests, or cruelly opposed to them.
Thomas James Ball, brutalized for years by a system that ignores its own rules, came to his own realization. Following the rules of a rotten system was, and always would be self defeating. He knew he had to find an alternative path. In profound, and prolonged desperation and pain, Ball wrote a plan which included, among other things, the burning to the ground of court-houses. He published this plan, but did not follow it himself. Even Ball, convinced of the need to destroy a powerful and corrupt legal institution, could not bring himself to commit such grave acts of destruction and murder.
What Mr Ball did do was at least as serious. He went to the front steps of his own local family courthouse in New Hampshire. He soaked himself in gasoline. Then, he lit himself on fire, and while burning, walked back and forth, in front of the courthouse, fending off the bystanders attempting to put out the flames. After about a minute, Mr Ball, still burning, collapsed onto to his hands and knees, and then died. Like most men destroyed by the Family Court, he directed his violent protest inward onto himself, and not at the people and institutions who had injured him.
It was Thomas Ball’s intention that his protest, encompassing his own gruesome death would draw public attention to a venal and toxic system.
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