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Future state abuse victims

Written By: - Date published: 1:18 pm, March 5th, 2017 - 9 comments
Categories: bill english, child abuse, child welfare, useless - Tags: , ,

What to do with the helpless anger generated by such a statement – Looking backwards won’t help future state abuse victims – English

Future state abuse victims.

The only thing that will help them is to learn the lessons of the past, and apply them now. It starts with an inquiry into the past. You tool.

9 comments on “Future state abuse victims ”

  1. weka 1

    Bill English abuser-splaining.

    Just making my way through the interview with Forbes, a few things jump out. Forbes is saying she regularly gets private messages via FB from people who were abused in state care and who haven’t come forward officially. English says, in his prevarication over the inquiry, that it’s a problem then isn’t it if people won’t come forward, see an inquiry might not work (subtext, it’s the fault of the abused people). But this is not only the govt but the very man who wants to make all personal information about people held by the govt (and probably NGOs) available across the system. So not only can he and the govt not be trusted to investigate ongoing problems of state abuse, they are the people who are pushing for different kinds of abuses via the system.

    I see links between state abuse of children in care, abuse of privacy rights, and English’s blatant abuser-splaining. It’s all about who has power and how they wield it and we are very bad at this in NZ.

    My other thought is for the people who are ideologically opposed to NGO provision of social services and who believe that the state should be the sole provider. Here we are seeing in black and white that the state is incapable of providing care without abuse. There is no way around that currently. We’re not talking about things that happened 40 years ago, we’re talking about things that have been happening over the past 40 years. By the state.

  2. I can’t find the quote heading the newshub story in the story they wrote in the link.

    The dick should just have the enquiry. Each day this guy is looking less and less cool – in every sense of that word.

  3. AsleepWhileWalking 3

    *head smack*

  4. rhinocrates 4

    I’m sure we can depend on Wayne Blimp to tell us in the most condescending manner possible that this is the most reasonable situation and Blinglish is the most informed and reasonable personoid able to avoid dealing with it based on some Powerpoint presentation he slept through.

    No doubt we can redefine ‘abuse’ as ‘loving care.’

  5. Ethica 5

    Needs to be a serious inquiry with wide terms of reference. There are many threads to this horrific story that need to be addressed.

  6. Tamati Tautuhi 6

    The problem is if we do not understand what has gone on in the past how do we plan for the future, I am gobsmacked there has been continuing abuse in Government Agencies as recently as the 1990’s, are we still living in the Victorian Era?

    Interesting there has been systemic child abuse in the R.C.Church which has never been addressed and covered up or even condoned by the Church?

  7. jcuknz 7

    Most believe that inquiries solve matters … rather they kick the ball further down the street, not to a goal … a Kiwi malaise I am afraid.
    alt meme “Lets talk about it rather than do anything”

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