So what is wrong? Why are there so many abused children? I worked in Florida "in the system"-- including research on cocaine-addicted mothers, the instability of foster care, the sociopathic abusing fathers.
It will break your heart. When you see a sexually abused child given to her abuser, because he is a clever little devil who has hoodwinked the system into custody, you and all concerned who have been on the front lines and know the truth, must bury the insane feelings of frustration, violence, depression that follow.
The media like to focus
on abuse in the Catholic Church. That is an issue so low in the trench of putrefaction I will not discuss it now. The data show that there is no more abuse in the church than anywhere else, rather a somewhat lower incidence. It is more horrifying, true, to read of those who we were to trust turning out to be monsters.
what of our society? Every day, read a paper from a different city and you will find an arrest of a pedophile with THOUSANDS of pictures of children being sexually abused.
Yet we continue on. From time to time i post "the Ugly File"- or "any given day" --a collection of disgusting evil crimes reported in the paper on any random day. Then, have lunch, throw a frisbee, and act as though the world has not ended for another family.
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Pressure needs to be put on politicians to address this issue from every angle.
Here is an article in the paper from the Catholic Pope about the abuse: (on the same day)
|Pope Reflects on Abuse|
We give people less credit than dogs. Dogs can learn very fast. There is reward, and there is punishment. If a person does not do right out of a sense of goodness, perhaps they will not do wrong out of a sense of fear, if need be.
I want to train college and highschool women to stop being afraid, to stand up for themselves, to have the courage to fight against those who are being raised to take what they want.
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I had a surreal moment last night: all the things the politicians are "working on" seemed so silly compared to real lives of children. It was the politics game in washington and elsewhere.
It is a Giant Whitewashing.
We need to Make our "leaders" focus on the actual issues that affect children and all of us.