The 10 Thousand Dollar Question I Was Asked Yesterday…Still Floored By It.

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I had posted about the pedophilia, human trafficking, and child abuse problem in general on another site which will remain nameless. ( Although it rhymes with ” Shrinked Tin”) .

One of the comments I got was from a well educated lady who was successful and all. Her comment about my article was ” why don’t you focus on problems you can do something about?”.

After I did my breathing exercises and tried to pray, I reread it and tried to see it from her perspective. However even after that 30 seconds was over I still found myself upset and irritated at this comment. Are we supposed to just let kids be raped, and let child predators have free reign, and just not think about it?

Or is she on to something that my ignorant mind was not; that I really cannot make a difference. I thought on it for awhile. After a few minutes I realized that she may have just answered a question that I have put out there on this site many times. The question being how come the response is so weak when I put out a call for help in sharing current events and situations that could involve yours or my children? Why does nobody seem to care? Maybe she just answered my question. I hope not but I don’t have a better one yet.

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I’m no angel or mother Theresa. I have the same problems everyone else does and stress and all that. But for some reason when I am informed of issues like child rapists in the church or in Boy Scouts or schools, something inside of me stops working right. I get a sick feeling as I would think any parent should. I want to do something. At least take a minor role. Not just stick my fingers in my ears and scream ” lalalala” until the thought passes. This is real . It’s not Star trek.

Now I must give credit to the die hards, the regulars that are always ready to get involved. You all know who you are. But I know there are thousands more parents out there seeing this because you are reading the parenting and medication articles and all. But where does everyone go when the real Fit hits the Shan?

Just to be clear here, Im not writing this to judge anyone or put anyone down, but to actually get to the bottom of this. Is the” Shrinked Tin” lady right? Am I rowing upstream with a broken paddle, sucking air through a thin straw? Am I thinking that a dent will be made if I write another 1000 articles on these issues?

Maybe Im naive to the world we live in. Maybe it’s me who needs to check myself and focus on things that I can easily change.

Nope. That is just not in my DNA. When my kids were born, it was as if my heart grew legs and walked around outside of me. It feels everything they feel. It hurts when they hurt. It rejoices when they rejoice. That’s just how it is. It cannot just be me and a few other parents out there. I know most parents deeply love their children .

And it’s gotten worse than just parents not getting involved. As I posted the other day , I cannot even get ANY law enforcement agency in North Carolina to even LOOK at a severe Child Predator case!

I mean rock solid evidence eyewitnesses, 7 victims, statements , you name it. I did my homework. Yet nobody that is supposed to serve and protect , will take a stinkin report. They won’t take 30 minutes to follow up with a phone call. It’s their JOB!

So I’m looking for answers. I need answers. I don’t want to believe what is happening. It isn’t humane. There are people who will stop traffic on a busy highway and risk their lives to get out and move a turtle safely across the road. You have seen it. I have too. God bless them.

But what about your own children?

It just makes no sense.Ill never stop doing what I do simply because I’ve witnessed the damage first hand that goes on in the lives of innocent children after abuse. I could never turn a deaf ear. I am just an average guy with all the same struggles everyone has. So why can’t I find enough like minded people?

If you know, please do share. Meantime, I’m going to keep calling the law until they get so sick of me they investigate just to get me off their back.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Tj

3 comments

  1. I get it! You are doing something. A writer’s power is in the pen. By writing about it, you engage an audience and take power away from the offender… one article at a time. If your gut tells you to do more, then do it! My husband and I had a similar situation. It took years and persistent phone calls before anyone would investigate; even after a roadblock had opened up and gave us substantial evidence. Your words are those children’s salvation from their predators. Write them, speak them and use them to seek out justice.

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