Friday, June 15, 2007

Just a Coupla Things...

To step away from what I'm compelled to blog about for a minute in order to focus on the strange developments of the past few days in the news.

"PETERBOROUGH, Ontario - A judge has ruled that a 24-year-old Canadian man is not allowed to have a girlfriend for the next three years.

The ruling came after Steven Cranley pleaded guilty on Tuesday to several charges stemming from an assault on a former girlfriend.

Cranley, who has been diagnosed with a dependent personality disorder, attacked his girlfriend in an argument after their breakup."

Ok kids, this is a groundbreaking ruling.
Who knows?
Down the line this case may be used to justify controlling all kinds of social and moral problems that some people are not mature or responsible enough to take on, and society at large eventually has to step in and handle.

Like childrearing for example.
Maybe someday, this case can be used to stop people convicted of child abuse from even being allowed to have children....a little late to stop Karla Homolka, but still...

Who knows?

On a related topic...The recent raids on gangs in Toronto have terrified the children in those households.

Don't get me wrong.

I feel for those children...but not because police scared them.
I feel for those children because their parents are desperate and irresponsible.
There's no crime in being poor, but it's a revolting thing to watch these children used as human shields in the media to protect their parents criminal lifestyles.

Why isn't exposing your child to a criminal lifestyle, opening them up to the possibility of not only police raids, but drive bys and home invasions by criminals.. not considered child abuse?

I think that's a fair question.
So, to question the safety of these children, just from and with police raids?...gimme a fuckin' break.

That's all for now.