It may be “over” in the Weave in Shed but it’s not over. And far from over for me. I have much to do and probably much more to say 🙂 The only difference is that now I will thankfully have the time at my disposal to blog and dig out and read documents, and get time-lines squared away, and, and, and….
In truth though, I am of mixed emotion.
I am thankful that it is finally “over.” Once upon a time I thought I would rejoice on the last day, but, I find there is nothing in me which rejoices.
I am disappointed that this whole mess closes on much the same note it began. A multitude of questions are left unanswered, many more have been raised.
I also find that over the years I have become more disillusioned than ever with “the system.” Not healthy, but fact.
I am concerned for the well-being of the victims, those who will eventually realize that, contrary to their high hopes and great expectations, this was not about the pursuit of justice and truth, but rather, in part, occasion for institutions to rationalize and excuse with never-ending talk of ever-evolving policies, practices and procedures, to scapegoat Perry for all the institutional failings and oversights, and for Jacques Leduc and Father Charles MacDonald to publicly profess their innocence – at tax payer’s expense.
And I am concerned for the well-being of children, children forced to fend for themselves in a society bereft of adults ready to take the steps required to protect them.
Where does it go from here?
I will ponder my thoughts this evening.
Before I close for now , two questions: (1) Did you see Justice Glaude tip his hand in there – again.? (2) Is there any doubt that Perry will be the whipping boy – again?
All that’s in question is to what degree.
We shall see,
Enough for now,