Friday, 28 August 2009
The Fritzl Effect
We are now seeing the effect, the Fritzl Effect, of handing over too much responsibility to the 'experts' in Government to 'protect' us.
A few days ago a young woman turned up in a Police Station in Antioch California who had been imprisoned for eighteen years and one assumes raped as a minor as she now has two children. Yet again the person who committed these acts, had a wife 'who knew nothing', the neighbours who had reported their concerns that children were living in tents in the 'yard', were ignored. The man was a known Sex Offender on a lifetime parole, had a parole officer and the Police just knocked on the door and getting no reply went away after being asked to investigate why there were children living in a tent.
This morning my eldest son said, I cannot imagine this sort of situation happening here. Unfortunately we will not know until somebody eventually turns up.
When all 'responsibility' for the welfare of children is handed to the State, on the pain of being branded a paedophile for even talking to a child, and the State through the offices of the Police, Schools, Social workers is the most inefficient and incompetent way of dealing with this sort of abuse, it allows us the easy option to look the other way and not get involved.
The problem with Big Government it likes drafting thousands of new Laws, setting up Agencies with highly paid 'experts' packed with North Americans or North American 'hip' social policies. All expensive and ineffectual, but at least the illusion is created that 'something is being done'.
Any Law that cannot be policed properly is bad law, the Police despite their attempts to watch us all will fail.
At the end of the day an elected Prosecuting Magistrate should be in our legal system, somebody members of the public can turn to and let their concerns be heard without fear of being branded. The same role should hold the Police to account when they cannot be bothered to investigate something other than in a half hearted manner.
A large State achieves very little, other than large taxes, how long is it before our own home grown Fritzl victim turns up in Bedford,Bolton or Bournemouth ?