Messing around with a married woman is a risk fraught with impending doom. You are an idiot and you’re playing with fire. I remember once in my 20s I began flirting heavily with a married woman I met at a party. We ended up rolling around on the grass but then I puked and I was so drunk that luckily nothing happened between us. Her husband was also at the party. This was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done. Even the most docile, sedate man is capable of acting like a vicious animal the minute he finds out his wife is fooling around. There is something primal and territorial about such a feminine affront. I’ve known the feeling myself when a girlfriend was approached by a guy or if she showed a little too much “deference” to a male. There is a cold-blooded animal derangement that erupts during times like these. I don’t think I’d be capable of harming anyone, but the genesis of such a bloodcurdling evil is present. I can tap into that evil well and see how some guys seriously turn into lunatics when they find out their wife has been cheating. Most guys will get incredibly angry, cry, drink, break various expensive items, but very few of them will take right and wrong into their own hands by gravely harming or killing the cheating woman and/or her lover.
Some guys do. Some guys lose it. So if you are fooling around with a married woman, this is the risk you are proudly taking. A jilted man is capable of anything. Can you live with the consequences? For this reason, I don’t feel great sympathy when I hear about or see men who get torn to shreds by jealous husbands.
For instance, LA County Sheriff, Robert McClain was once such deranged, wronged spouse. Back in 2008, his wife struck up little relationship with a 23-year-old man who lived in the apartment complex where she worked. Like all good extramarital lovers, they decided sneaking around was too much trouble. They decided to live out their love openly. The unnamed wife told her Sheriff husband she was leaving him for the younger man. For some outlandish reason, the 3 decided to meet at 10pm one night, and that was the beginning of a 9-hour torture and mayhem session in which the enraged McClain beat his wife and her lover into submission. The deputy ordered his wife to castrate her lover with a knife, then he used the knife to cut her hair off. He used the same knife to slice the lover’s face. He ordered the two to have sex. The ordeal lasted nine hours. He beat the living hell out of her lover, so much so that his face was unrecognizable afterwards and it took him months of rehabilitation to learn to walk and talk again so severe was his brain damage. Its sounds like McClain beat him within inches of his life but let him live in a state worse than death…humiliation and utter physical degradation.
Hooking up with a married woman is risky. Chances are, you’ll come out alive, but there is also a chance you’ll come out deformed or dead. But fooling around with a policeman’s wife…? What are you, an idiot? This guy deserved it. There is a code of honor which dictates and settles this kind of situation. McClain is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity in response to the charges of “one felony count each of aggravated mayhem, torture, sodomy by force with great bodily injury.” Bull. He should only be minimally culpable for his actions. The law should forgo harsh sentencing in cases like this. Men who have sex with wives who step out should be held accountable for their own stupid actions. A married woman is fire. Do you really need to play with fire? There are so many attractive and available unmarried women. The only reason for a man to fool around with a married woman is because he wants to experience the thrill of the risk, the danger. Not because any woman is worth that risk. Forget the romantic idealism. A married woman is exciting, it’s like thievery. This is what it is. Another man’s property even though that is not proper to say in today’s PC environment. Can you get away with it? Can you steal and not get caught? There is no good reason to be with a married woman otherwise. The law should not come down harshly on spousal aggressors against lovers of married women for their lovers signed the unofficial contract of risk the minute they slept with her.
McClain should get a slap on the hands and the wife’s and her lover’s names should be revealed.
This Orange County Register story details McClain’s desperate effort to fight the charges and the lengths to which his relatives have stepped forward to defend his honor. I believe McClain, or any man in his shoes, should not be required to explain themselves. Protecting your honor is enough of a reason. A man’s wife is off-limits and this is where the law should no longer intercede.
This dude served in Desert Storm and was an LA Sheriff. Perhaps his wife didn’t tell her lover any of this. It doesn’t matter. Implicit to fucking another man’s wife is the understanding that you are dealing with an unknown; a potentially dangerous and jealous beast. You have entered a lawless realm. You are on your own.
McCain turned out to be the husband you don’t want to lose a gamble with.