Here is the response to Steve Morrison’s “My Perspective”. Please note that all odd stylistic/transition choices are deliberate to match that of Steve’s post. We encourage you, dear reader, to check out the original.
It’s important that we take a step back and think about what we’re doing about what we think we’re doing while responding to a clearly, ah, “interesting” mind of the “adoptee in question”, in this case Steve Morrison, who recently talked about another “adoptee in question”. Like the “KAD” Steve, I pretend not to like to argue while arguing about everything and anything because admitting you are arguing just for the sake of arguing to hear yourself think just isn’t productive. And like the “KAD” Steve, who likes to hide behind “sympathy”, “compassion”, and the word of a higher being while secretly working with agencies that make MILLIONS of dollars, I prefer not to respond to his general patronizing, misogynist, and egotistical tone by being equally patronizing, misogynist, and egotistical because that would just be silly. If I were to do so, we would both lose, which would not be fun at all because who wants to be part of an argument in which both sides lose?
I’m convinced. The “KAD” Steve most likely doesn’t live physically anywhere because he is not human. The “KAD” Steve most likely lives in a celestial mind where he is a supreme being with rhetorical skills that go way beyond anything imaginable. The “KAD” Steve clearly is knowledgeable about adoption, enough to manipulate the facts. The “KAD” Steve appears to totally be a friend of prospective adoptive parents, especially those who couldn’t be bothered to travel to South Korea because Korea is so far away, a horrible country to visit, and its neighbor North Korea is just, you know, off its rocker. Not only does the “KAD” Steve work on behalf of adoptive parents, but, most importantly, the “KAD” Steve does the bidding of a higher power, which Steve apparently believes endorses the idea of ongoing marginalization of single mothers in his motherland. What an awesome higher power! Praise it!
Really. The “KAD” Steve is an enlightened being (or an android because nobody has such perfect hair). He has moved beyond the pains of this Earthly existence. The “KAD” Steve, or should we say “Bodhisattva” Steve, notes:
“I would choose the life of becoming homeless, being hungry and cold while living in the streets of Korea. I would choose to be admitted to an orphanage at six and growing up in an institution for eight years before being adopted at age 14. I would again choose this path, just so that I could be with my parents.”
Amazing. The “KAD” Steve has spoken! Homeless, hungry, and cold orphans should consider themselves lucky! And the rest of us “KADs” who struggle in parts or all of our lives should follow his path. The “KAD” Steve says move on, move on children and deeply bury your suffering rather than acknowledging their existence because your belief in their existence only proves how misguided, ignorant, and orphan like you are. The “KAD” Steve says be grateful – you are a saved orphan after all. The “KAD” Steve says promote the path of Korean intercountry adoption, even though is lengthy existence solves nothing for South Korea, its people, and social welfare structure but lines the pockets of the old Korean men who run the Korean adoption agencies. This is the path – the Gospel of Yogi Bodhisattva Steve Morrison.
Let us pray.