posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 12:33 AM
a reply to: cherokeetroy
They need to think of the victims
Chero, sad that such a statement need even be made. Thinking of the victims should be one of the first responses to encountering such abuse.
The situation illustrates how far society has to go, in terms of reordering its priorities. For a long time now, the focus that people have been
taught is not the family; the focus has been material enrichment.
Consider: growing up in the USA, one of the clear "messages" was that people over 18 years of age are to be kicked out of the home; those "young-uns"
are to be forced to cope with the real world. I've seen comments over the years on the 'net that would curl one's hair: people talking about how they
forced their own kids to sleep on park benches -- to "teach them a lesson" or the "value of a dollar".
Couple those comments with the topics explored in these threads -- abuse of children, slavery ... hoo boy.
Let's pull up to 40,000 feet for a moment and consider just how far society has to go. We (properly) want others to be concerned about victims (that
are not their acquaintances) ... but our society still has parents buying into the family-busting propaganda that kicking out their own children to
make it in the world (or not) is not an act that puts the child hugely at risk. The distance along that road that our society must travel to
genuinely be concerned about the well-being of family members, much less anonymous victims ... well, that road dwindles into the distance, lost
somewhere on the far horizon.
If we (as a society) are fortunate, one of the follow-on effects of Q's prodding will be to make us question which parts of our social programming are
destructive to us, our families, and our society. IMO, only then will we, as a society, take the first steps on a journey of healing.
Keep up the great comments.