posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:33 AM
My weak spot is children. I just can't stand to see children suffer by means of abuse, exploit or neglect, regardless of whether it be family neglect
or societal neglect. It breaks my heart to realize that many of these/those children never experienced the love, comradery and/or affection that a
family, dysfunctional or not, can offer and I can't help but to think of my own children and how devastating it would be for them to experience even
a fraction of this emotional devastation. Sadly, this kind of tragedy is not confined to Pennhurst or even eras past, as this is happening to
thousands of children even as I type.
I think that families who shrug their children off to the streets or state when they don't give birth to what is hoped for, should be executed where
they stand and buried in an unmarked shallow grave, just like the stain on humanity that they are. You shouldn't be having children if you can't
care for whatever the result of your efforts may bring. Many scum-bags use the excuse that it's too hard or too difficult so they would rather the
children suffer unimaginable emotional suffering because they feel a little too inconvenienced to take care of their own or take the time out to show
affection. To me, this is one of the worst crimes imaginable, right up their with child sex crimes and the central banking fraud (about on the same
moral level of a lawyer). I do realize that some of the children need care that can't be provided in a home setting but that surely shouldn't stop a
parent from visiting their children at every available moment so that these children realize that they are not alone. Children need love an affection
as one of the most important aspects of a healthy child-hood, both mentally and physically, while loneliness is one of the most dangerous and
saddening aspects to a slow and miserable mental torture through neglect.
My own family has discussed either adopting a special needs child or a child form a less fortunate situation than our own. I know this may sound a
little cliche but if we can help only one child, then that is one child that would get to experience the love and affection that s/he would otherwise
not have the pleasure of experiencing. We have been looking into it for around a year now but will take some time to come. As a family, we need to
make sure that our priorities are straightened out enough to accept another member without the slightest waver. I wouldn't want to speculate as to
whether we will succeed or not because it will all depend on whether we, as a family, can afford both the mental and physical resources required for
such an endeavour. For now, I'll just try to do what most of everyone else does for the moment, and not think about it as it truly is very sad. I'll
just try to block it out of my conscience until a time comes when I can effectively do something about it, even if my efforts are extremely small.