What the heck is this all about?
Some kind of a “coordinated” approach is being implemented to help sex abuse victims, but the who, how, when and where of implementation is a mystery.
And, ……………….there won’t be a press conference announcing the coordinated response networks “out of respect for the victims”?!
Out of respect for the victims???!
How could a press conference possibly cause problems for the victims? I am lost on this one. Truly lost.
Note, by the way, Bentley did say “victims.” This is one of those rare moments in time when the multitude of “alleged” victims of Cornwall can publicly be deemed victims. Heaven forbid the government squander funds on “alleged” victims! So, for this moment in time , and when it comes doling out funds to the lucky beneficiaries, and when the beneficiaries themselves talk statistics – the “alleged” victims of Cornwall, and I suppose for that matter everywhere else, can be counted as victims.
Strange isn’t it? How often was a witness at the inquiry reprimaned/corrected for saying “victim.” Instant correction: “Alleged” victim.
But, the funds are flowing. I wonder how many agencies vie for funds based on the numbers of “alleged” victims they aid? Do they say “victims”? or, do they say “alleged” victims? I’m thinking it’s the former. I could be wrong, but I’m thinking it’s the former.
So why is it alright to say “victims” in one setting and not in another?
I know there’s a legal dimension, but still, it makes no sense. Why is it OK to acknowledge that these men are victims in need of help when it comes to lining pockets? and how can there possibly be so many “victims” when the bona fide molesters are few and far between – by that I mean those molesters to whom we can legally refer as molesters because they have been convicted or entered a guilty plea in a court of law?
If there are so many victims in need of help, why no corresponding list of convicted molesters? How can the powers that be be sure that they truly are assisting victims, those very men who are not infrequently called liars because there is no conviction?
It just seems to me that there’s something wrong with this picture. Why is the government happy to dole out funds for “alleged” victims who, for this moment in time, are construed as victims?
I don’t think I am making my point too clearly, but there is something here which doesn’t add up.
I don’t begrudge victims the help they so sorely need. Not at all. But, there’s something wrong here. What is it?
Enough for now,