Sweet Child O Mine

Posted: July 9, 2012 in Random Stuff

Most people like kids, even if you don’t want kids of your own, you probably wouldn’t wish a child harm. Even that little brat screaming in the confectionary aisle in the supermarket isn’t so bad really… At least it ain’t your brat…

It’s the one thing virtually everybody agrees on. Even the hardest of the hard criminals in jail will tell you, kids need protecting. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be in the big house for doing any harm to a kiddy, it would be a mighty painful way to live out the rest of your days…

In fact, we go to great lengths to protect children, and rightly so too. Everybody deserves a decent start in life.

We fight for children to have healthy choices at school canteens. We fight to make sure that their TV shows give off the right messages. We change the speed limits when the kids are coming and going from school. We have government agencies to be sure they are not victims of neglect. There are so many different ways we ensure that our children are kept safe.

If only we thought the same way when it came to passing laws.

If I you were to ask around the murderers, mobsters, serial killers, and every other hard nut in the slammer, what the worst type of criminal was, I reckon they’d all say the same. Nobody likes a paedophile. These scum are the lowest of the low, the bottom of the barrel, the shit stain on the underwear of society.

Given this is something that virtually all would agree on, I have a bit of an idea…

If someone conceals, covers up, or hides a murder, or murderer, guess what? They are guilty of being an accessory to murder.

If you cover up, or hide the sexual abuse of a child, you are usually just referred to an Aunty this, or Uncle that, or quite often Father this, or Reverend that.

Why can’t we make those guilty of concealing the worst of crimes pay for their silence? Behind bars.

There is no excuse whatsoever for not reporting a paedophile. None. It’s not like paedophiles don’t re-offend. We need to get these parasites off our streets, and do it as fast as possible.

There should be no exemption to this for any reason. Whether it is a doctor, a lawyer, or a priest in confession, no oath in the world is worth ruining a child’s life for.

It’s about bloody time we actually took some positive steps to crack down on this issue, instead of letting paedophiles hide behind a veil of secrecy. We don’t just need to lift the veil, we need to soak the veil in petrol and torch it.

Those wondering how to clean the paedophiles, out of the churches, and those who endorse their sick crimes by hiding them,  this idea may help. I’m sure the thought of spending a few years locked up with a bunch of pissed off Hells Angels, might just make Pastor Flagon think twice before covering the butt of one of his alter boy chasing brothers.

For those who haven’t seen it, below is the preview for a documentary call “Deliver Us From Evil”. It is a powerful film indeed, it shows us the case of Father O’Grady, somebody the church knew was abusing children, but did even worse than nothing. The film details how the church moved him from town to town, leaving behind him a wake of absolute misery and shattered lives, it then shows the victims going to court against the church, and ultimately the victims head for Rome to meet the Pope.

If you think that this sort of thing can’t happen here, you may want to have a look at a recent episode of 4 Corners that looks at some horrific cases in Australia.

Anybody who thinks the churches, and it’s not just the Catholic Church involved either, should be left to police themselves, here is something to think about. What would you say if the Scientologists, The Bretheren, or even the Muslim’s were sexually assaulting children in record numbers? If that was the case I bet Abbott and the clergy would be screaming blue murder…

Also you want to check out a recent post I wrote regarding the NSW Attorney General’s support and endorsement of an alleged paedophile. That will give you an idea of how much The Liberal Party in NSW cares for the issue. If you still weren’t sure, you could look at how they have cut The Department Of Community Services budget by 20%. Now they are trying to privatise it, I can understand that the Minister, Pru Goward is a totally clueless fool, and can’t be trusted to run it, but surely our kids are worth the effort.

Then again, Pru Goward showed her respect and caring nature on The Drum recently when talking about Uluru. Apparently a rock is a rock, it makes no difference that it is an iconic Australian landmark, with huge cultural significance to Indigenous Australians, just a stone…Anyhow, that’s who looks after the children in NSW, hence my concern.

I think we can all agree that any idea that makes life tougher for a paedophile, or saves one child from abuse, is a good idea.

Please don’t think it is just the churches either. Unfortunately the vast majority of abused children will be abused by a member of their family, maybe extended family, or a trusted family friend.

This rule would also help expose predators within groups and associations, such as Boy Scouts, and some boarding schools also.

I know that there will be some, like Tony Abbott, who would not like anything that changes the way the Catholic Church operates. However, this could be an exception to the rules, after all, cleaning out the church can only help them in the long run.

I cannot imagine any politician not voting to put this in practice as law. I mean how bad would they look if they voted against something that was designed to cut down child abuse?

Surely this is something we can all agree on…

Surely

Comments
  1. Min says:

    Wixxy, excellent post as always. I agree, a good deal of double standards as far as Tony Abbott goes..but what can one expect from a man who deemed Bernie Banton to be not pure of heart.

  2. soilisms says:

    Perhaps there is a valid point here and there, overall though this piece is poorly written.

    I would prefer to leave the justice game to the legal professionals (police, lawyers, social workers) as to avoid writing saying or thinking such emissions as “Nobody likes a pedophile” or “Why can’t we make those guilty of concealing the worst of crimes pay for their silence? Behind bars.”.

    There is no excuse whatsoever for not reporting a paedophile. None. It’s not like paedophiles don’t re-offend. We need to get these parasites off our streets, and do it as fast as possible”. When you start sounding like Alan Jones, perhaps a good night’s sleep, a heavy finger on the backspace key and a re-edit (aka red pen) would be the way to go.

    I’d recommend catching Sam Simmons @ TED and echo what the fuck have we come to?

    I was working in the back of a container at (a place, that is now closed) one day when I was about 19. A 6’2 Maori bloke was helping me unload a container of cereal, talking about the weather, talking about football, talking about this and that and out of nowhere, for no reason what so ever he confided in me that he had been sexually abused as a kid. Told me the whole story, how he had told nobody, only his wife knew. After all those years.

    To me the realities of the issue at hand require more than simply vile, ill-considered rhetoric that creates further mistrust and division amongst the community and overlooks an opportunity for contemplation and reflection and any kind of progress.

    Pru Goward is a horrible person that should be held to account, I would of liked to have read a little more about her recent track record.

    All the best – Soil.

  3. Sue says:

    7.30 has now had another story based on 4 corners last week. But pressure needs to be put on the NSW Attorney General to start some legal proceedings.

  4. Bella 888 says:

    I cannot imagine any politician not voting to put this in practice as law. I mean how bad would they look if they voted against something that was designed to cut down child abuse?

    Surely this is something we can all agree on…

    Wixxy, yes yes, yes!
    Can the Commonwealth Govt legislate on this issue? Given her success with cigarette packaging this would be a good thing for Nicola Roxon to get their teeth into.

  5. kazann says:

    I agree these child abuse enablers should be brought to justice and whatever they name the charge it should reflect the ugliness of the person who chooses to do nothing. The charge shouldn’t be prettied up with palatable language. It should exclude no one. Not a spouse. a religious leader or a politician. When these silences protect vile, disgusting child abusers there should be no excuse acceptable and no job description to hide behind.
    Deliberately muffling, hiding, sitting on or filing away the voice of the victims, as they are fighting to be heard, should be punishable by sentencing the enabling paedophile protector to the same jail time as the paedophile.

  6. wrb330 says:

    Well written wixxy,
    Not one excuse is good enough, no oath too important to prevent children being protected from these animals.
    And yes anybody with knowledge should be held accountable under the relevant states “Party to an Offence” legislation.

    They all have it, they just choose not to use it.
    Well done as per usual.

  7. Gary says:

    It is only the Catholic Church that requires celibacy, thereby denying it’s clergy the proper outlet for normal sexual urges. It they didn’t the mindset for child abuse would not develop in most individuals. Therefore it is the church that is responsible.

    I like the basic concept of your article as long as there are also penalties for making false reports. We already see far too many false allegations of all sorts in the Family Court. Stand by for a rash of false allegations of child abuse as a direct result of the recent changes to the Family Law Act.

  8. d0ubtful says:

    “Why can’t we make those guilty of concealing the worst of crimes pay for their silence? Behind bars.”

    There is no excuse whatsoever for not reporting a paedophile. None. It’s not like paedophiles don’t re-offend. We need to get these parasites off our streets, and do it as fast as possible.

    There should be no exemption to this for any reason. Whether it is a doctor, a lawyer, or a priest in confession, no oath in the world is worth ruining a child’s life for.

    So as the NSW ALP attempted to conceal Milton Orkopolous and his paedophilic acts within his own office, does that mean that they should likewise pay for concealing a crime?

  9. Rob Alan says:

    ‘Why can’t we make those guilty of concealing the worst of crimes pay for their silence? Behind bars.’

    Power coward runs away and the complicate do offer protection, all gloating in their triumph at overcoming the accountability obstacle.

    Loss of trust is accumulative. History shows the trickle down effect which comes from the public observing an openly invalid judicial system leads to total social disintegration.

    Everybody knows that’s how it goes.

  10. deknarf says:

    Knowing about and failing to report a criminal act is a crime, paedophilia is a crime. People who fail to report paedophilia should be treated as criminals and serve time. One thing I guess would be that there would be plenty of priests in the pen judging by the amount of paedophilia alleged to be perpetrated by priests.
    I’m with you wixxy!

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