As my readers know I am an Aussie, an Australian yes New York has been my home for almost 20 years and before that I travelled the world for a while so I have seen a bit when it comes to decency and human rights around the world.
When I became disabled and started writing this blog, I wrote both about Australia and New York and then I made a good friend in British Columbia’s disability champion Paul caune. So through that mix I got a good cross section of the disability fight.
I also write about the fight to end spousal abuse and child molestation and the same occurred, fighters from all over the world started to contact my blog.
We all have our struggles, and some like Paul’s fight to close the archaic Pearson center in BC are strictly a problem of theirs, but that’s not to say we as a world community of dis and otherwise abled people can’t learn from his fight.
Here in New York just from the sheer numbers of population, our fights tend to be more directed towards access and human decent treatment of the disabled by the rest of the population and things like the transport system. I also learned from Paul on how to talk to city hall and get shit done.
Recently, actually earlier this week I posted a story about a catholic priest in America who was arrested as a pedophile when his cleaning lady found pornography in the church residence. Now some posted intelligently because at this very moment my brethren in Australia are presenting evidence about pedophilic priests and the churches and governments inaction towards prosecution. But there was a lot of “oh typical America that could never happen here” really let’s see
ENGLAND- Do the words jimmy Saville and operation yew tree mean anything? The more the operation uncovers facts the more it comes out that the Scotland Yard, politicians and BBC executives of the day knew and not only did nothing they ordered others to do nothing.
Australia- well you’re in the middle of a royal commission so you know, but let’s see
The stolen generation- Was a sisnister period when aboriginal children who had two parents and a home with their tribal families were stolen, and taken to centers to be trained by the government to be servants for white families where many if not most were abused and molested.
The Australian foster care system and orphanages country wide For most of the 20th century, and especially where they were church run were cess pits of pedophilic rape and molestation by care givers and priests and even murders occurred. Unmarked graves have been found at many properties where children lived and worked under the guise of foster and orphan care and juvenile detention system, and the catholic church, the salvation army and other denominations and large groups of social workers and case managers used them as their own personal harems.
The United states- Has one of the worse records of the Catholic Church not only turning a blind eye to pedophilic priests but constantly promoting them around the country so in the end one monster molests over 400 children before something was finally done.
The catholic church while denying it out of one side of their mouths have for over 150 years spent more than a billion dollars a year on a rehab system for pedophile priests worldwide with over a dozen centers in the united states alone!
Pope francis himself this week released a statement that the vatican admits approxiametely 8% of priests worldwide are pedophiles, most think the number is much higher.
So to the small minded “it’s not happening where I live” people, unless you live in Narnia you’re wrong. There is nowhere on this planet where the greasy disgusting reach of the monsters cannot find the innocent and by living under a rock of denial you help them.
Nelson Mandela once said about those who not speak out against apartheid
“Silence serves only the oppressor never the oppressed”