Yesterday’s docu-dump reveals the sad truth. It was all about Casey, not Caylee.
Cindy was more concerned with perceived “slights” from the police towards her and her daughter than Caylee. She refused to take a polygraph to get even with police.
Cindy! What about Caylee??? Didn’t you want to eliminate yourself so LE could get on with the investigation?
Lee shut out anyone that dared to suggest Casey might be guilty, accusing them of coming in with “preconceived” notions of what happened. He even lied about his sister’s bizzare behavior.
Lee! What about Caylee? Didn’t you want every avenue exhausted in the search for your little niece?
George was the only with enough guts or concern to apparently stick his face in Casey’s face and scream, “Tell me the truth! Stop lying.” But that type of behavior prompted Cindy to say George was not living in reality like she and Lee were (yeah, you two were living in reality!) and he was having the most difficult time dealing with their situation. Whaaa???? He was the only one that reacted normally—at least in the beginning. Unfortunately, he chose to make himself scarce rather than to continue to push Casey for the truth.
George! What about Caylee? Did it really matter whether Casey thought you weren’t acting “like a real father” if you could have forced the truth out of her?
Who was looking for Caylee? Certainly not her mother. She’s an even bigger narcissist sociopath than we could ever have imagined. Apparently her family AND her attorney were aware of her “shortcomings” and tried to coach her on how to react in public–and failed miserably. They were so afraid that Casey might tell what really happened that they completely forgot that what really happened would reveal where Caylee was.
What I take away from the bondsmen’s interviews is that Casey Anthony was seriously damaged–not crazy, but not “right in the head” either, as my Granny would say. Her “strangeness” could apparently be noticed within a few minutes of meeting her. Yet, she had managed to live 22 years without any really serious mishaps–and by that I mean trouble with the law. It’s too bad Cindy or Cindy’s mother didn’t file charges against Casey forw stealing or call her out on her lies. Even her friends say she stole and lied regularly. Too bad one of them didn’t file charges. If they had, Cindy could have probably really gotten custody of Caylee and she might still be here now.
That Casey, with her incredible lack of judgement and lack of general understanding of “how things work”, lived as long as she did without getting into serious trouble could only be attributed to Cindy’s iron will–and fist. Not that I’m congratulating Cindy for that–she did much more harm than good by not allowing Casey to suffer consequences–Casey might have gotten help to learn how to deal with her sociopathy if Cindy had let her fall off the cliff (so to speak) a few times.
Thanks to Tracy and Rob’s insight into the situation, I feel like we’ve gotten a glimpse of the most dysfunctional family I have ever heard of. Little Caylee was probably doomed from the moment she took her first breath. Maybe not to be killed, but certainly to have grown up just like her mother and grandmother.
I know there are some people that think George and Cindy are innocent victims and that at some point Casey and Casey alone was responsible for her actions. To an extent that is true, but I still believe, after listening to the bondsmen talk, that the whole family has some responsibility in this train wreck. They didn’t appear to put on the brakes once.
The really sad thing here, aside from the obvious tragedy, is that Cindy and George are not alone. So many parents today are traveling the same road the Anthonys did. They may not all see the extreme end to their childrearing as George and Cindy did, but there is a whole generation of kids being raised that are not equiped to deal with the real world. They feel entitled, and do not think they should be held accountable for their actions, no matter how attrocious those actions may be. They lack empathy and conscience. They want what they want when they want it and everything and anyone else be damned.
Because of that, there are lots of Caylee’s and Haleigh’s out there suffering the consequences of someone else’s acts, and their numbers appear to be on the rise. These little ones’ are becoming part of a throw-away generation whose parents have so little regard for anyone other than themselves that they lash out at or simply get rid of their kids (or someone else’s kid) when they get in the way. You can’t go a day anymore without hearing about another child being abused, maimed or killed. And all the abusers and murderers seem to have someone else to blame for their vile actions.
So here’s my question if anyone wants to answer it. If it’s not the adult children’s fault, and it’s not the adult children’s parents’ fault for not teaching them right from wrong, then whose fault is it? Mine? Yours? Whose?