A better way

on behalf of the children

and the facts of their lives

A broken social system is not a suitable environment in which to raise children

A healthy and well adjusted child requires a healthy and well adjusted environment in which to grow

There are no better educated minds in regards the prevention and survival of sexual abuse than those who have both prevented and survived.

My Broken Society :: The Failure

W ith the global extent of the clergy abuse crisis in our society and the inability of religions, governments to come together with the people to formulate and implement a unified policy to ensure the safety of children simply displays the failure of all religions and our current governments to adequately respond to normal human needs and brings the need for their continued existence in their current format into question.

For example; the leading light of Christianity (the Catholic church) is simply unwilling or unable to develop and deploy a single universal policy on child safety and protection in the light of the global clergy abuse crisis. Neither it nor any other religion is able to put aside their differences and disputes to come together to formulate a single policy to ensure the safety and protection of not only the children of their own religion but the children of all religions as well as the children of our society.

This church and others are unable to achieve balance on these basic human principals in the area of child safety, justice and humanitarian needs - child safety and protection is the prime force found in all humans as the need to protect and ensure the safety of their off-spring. When religions and governments fail in the face of that then they have failed to uphold this most basic of human needs.

When there is no call from religious or government leaders to come together to provide a unified approach to the safety of children, when there is no working party, commission or national debate then we are simply ignoring our childrens' needs to such a degree that this singular deficit can only be called failure.

Universal, total and complete failure in these most basic of human parental responsibilities - social responsibilities which are derived from the most basic of human rights, responsibilities which are near and dear both emotionally and biologically to each and everyone of us through our investment into the future via our children; when the childrens' rights and needs are put aside due to a plethora of religious needs, religious argument, practices, policies, financial wants or dictates or for whatever reason - regardless of the reason the lack of a singular policy is clearly and simply a comprehensive failure by all in positions of authority.

Is there room in a society for a religion to be permitted to preach that it holds the key and provides the path to eternal life and to put forth its myriad views in regards all things spiritual, parental, social, sexual and reproductive in our society whilst it is incapable of deploying what is universally understood to be the basis of good parenting and the first basic step or requirement in regards ensuring the protection and safety of children on a wider scale? These are issues for our politicians just as they are issues for each and every adult and parent in our country, these are not issues which should be left in the hands of one or two religions who have failed to achieve successful outcomes in the past and in the present.

No person respects the current response of the catholic or other church responses to the clergy abuse issue. No person respects the lack of response to this problem by our elected politicians and the leaders of our society.

Every individual with an interest in humanity can only point out some aspect where these responses can be or needs to be vastly improved or an aspect where church or government has failed itself, Christianity, democracy, human rights and the individual men, women and children of each country on our planet and their future children. This issue is relevant and affects each and every individual one of us. These criticisms are universal and is a universal acknowledgment of failure of both government and religion on the specific issue of ensuring the safety and protection of our children from sexual predation inside and outside of religious dictates or wants.

What benefits can a failed church or religion bring to our society if it is unable to implement and uphold these few basics for the safety and benefit of our current and future children? What benefit does a mute and immobile government bring the people when it fails to act in the best interests of our children?

If church and others are unable to bring these few basic human things into our society should we permit them to continue to exist in their current forms? Or should we regulate them until they are able to act consistently in an appropriate manner.

Instead we have religious argument and political fear to act for the benefit of all of humanity. This situation permits such failures as the Australian Prime Minister who deals with different religions in regards abuses by and in religious institutions and their teachings with a differing approach thus bringing further dissensions and dis-order into our society through this public display of religious discrimination and the abandonment of the needs of children and those harmed by these atrocities.

The Australian Prime Minister on Islamic preaching in regards wife beating and rape.

"Under no circumstances is sexual violence permissible or acceptable in Australia - under no circumstances."

"Australia will not tolerate these sort of remarks. They don't belong in modern Australia, and he should stand up, repudiate them and apologise."

The Australian Prime Minister on Catholicism in regards children raped by Catholic clergy.

"This is a matter for the church and I respect the internal judgements of the church. I don't stand outside the church and provide them with public lectures in terms of how they should behave...".

This trafficking in the lives of adults and children and the inherent discrimination brings grave concern to the great majority of Australians who simply seek to live in a safe, peaceful and harmonious society and to be able to raise their children in a safe environment without the need to have concerns over the safety of their children with their clergy and the concern caused over the repeated failure of our governments to address this obvious social deficit.

Clearly a failed notion in regards equality, human rights, justice, human dignity, discrimination, our Constitution and our legal framework as well as our notions of fairness and secular governance.

In light of the public failure of religiouns together with the public failure of the Prime Minister, our Federal Government, State Governments, Labor, Liberal or other parties as well as those who failed to speak out when these criminal matters and the social failures which have been raised so often to come together to develop and deploy a unified policy for the protection and safety of our children.

While we have no stated plans and policies in regards the management of the failure of religions to self regulate in regards the protection from sexual abuse of children by clergy we simply fail the children of that religion and all children in our society.

While we have no policies in regards social justice, restorative justice, compensation and regulation within all areas of our society including within religions to ensure this never occurs again then we again are failing our own future and the future of our childrens children.

While we have nor stated plans and policies in regards ensuring the sexual safety, protection and legal rights to the justice we all deserve and expect for our ourselves and our children as a result of these social, religious and political failures then here too we will have failed and will continue to fail to provide the safety which they are entitled to and the safety we have a responsibility to provide to current and future children.

With no acknowledgement of the extent of the problem nor a co-ordinated and comprehensive understanding of the issues no time-frames can be set for the release of policies and their implementation to ensure that the rights of our children are never again held to ransom because of dysfunctional governmental and dysfunctional religious actions or notions.

If our priorities are as we say they are then we have clearly been failed by both our governments and our religions.

Only failed government, failed religion and failed leaders could produce such a failure as we currently have in regards our children and their safety - all that simply over developing and implementing a single unified safety policy to ensure the safety of children from predators in all areas of our society.

On the sexual abuse, exploitation & deception of children

For those who have and for those who want to 'Hit the Wall'

There is no excuse for sexual abuse according to our law and government except when the abuse has been carried out by Catholic clergy.

"This is a matter for the church and I respect the internal judgements of the church. I don’t stand outside the church and provide them with public lectures in terms of how they should behave..."

Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, 17 July 2008.


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This is perhaps the most horrific act of abandonment perpetrated against the children of a specific religion by an Australian head of State and is recorded in our history for perpetuity as being made by Kevin Rudd on 17 July 2008, when he spoke in regards those affected by the sexual abuses carried out by Catholic clergy.http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Interview/2008/interview_0363.cfm

This is a deeply flawed and invalid response both morally and legally which includes all victims of clergy abuse being referred over to the leader of the Catholic Church or the respective leaders of other Churches or Religions when quite clearly sexual abuse by clergy is a phenomena found in many Churches and religions and it simply is not within the Prime Ministers realm to pass responsibility for those sexually abused by Catholic and non-Catholic clergy over to the Catholic church or anyone else.

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Is it any wonder our children are confused?

No wonder our children are confused - if we continually send confusing messages to our children then it is us who is acting irrationally when we demand the right to sanction them for acting in the same way we do, or in the same way our Government services do.

No amount of resources, education, laws, treatments or levels of incarceration and sanctions can educate a child to function both successfully and rationally in a society when the very society which is demanding that is unable itself to function at the levels demanded. There is no rational response to such an irrational situation.

Is it any wonder so many are confused?

Government and our religions are unable to provide and implement successful strategies in regards sexual abuses by clergy and other in the community.

Government and our religions repeatedly and stubbornly refuse to consult with the victims of these abuses by clergy and others in the community and their carers and advocates.

Is it any wonder so many are abused and re-abused?

How can they expect our children to act in a more adult and responsible manner, a manner which is above the examples set by our Governments and religious.

How irrational and foolish are we when we use sanctions against those who are unable to perform on demand at a higher level than those applying the sanctions.

Is it any wonder our children think we are foolhardy and stupid?

Of course we can always sanction our children severely for saying that we got it wrong. We can also sanction them for getting it wrong themselves in a confused world. Their need to survive and remain accepted as children will simply cause them to cede to those sanctions. This simply shows that if you beat a child hard enough and demand that he agree with you they must if they simply want to be loved by their parents and elders. If they want to ever experience the love of those who sanction they simply have no choice but to cede and conform to the power held over them - this use of power proves nothing other than acknowledging the fact that you can force someone into submission. It in no way proves your are on the right track.

Quite simply if these men genuinely had the ear of God as they say, it simply would not have taken 500 years as in the case of Mr Galilei and the shape of the earth, nor would it take very long to resolve the sexual abuse issue if they simply had 10 seconds with God.

It is clear that they simply do not have that line to Jesus Christ because quite simply if they did they would act differently.

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