15 May 2015

You don't need a Weatherman...

...or a Royal Commission...

11-year-old Robinson was last seen leaving a birthday party on May 5, six days before she was reported missing to the RCMP.
Here's what I know. If my preteen son had disappeared for six hours... never mind six freakin' days... the local cops would've had to taser me to stay outta their faces.

Too many protesters... not enough parenting.



Aboriginal child mortality... that sounds so familiar.


Frances said...

Neo - almost totally agree. Sixty minutes would have been too long for one of our pre-teens; six hours definitely too long until after high school graduation. They could stay out, but contact was required.

However, this reminded me of a story I heard many years ago. Seems a teen went to the local social agency saying she needed to leave home because her father was unreasonably grounding her for getting home late. Social worker started asking questions, and discovered "late" in girl's vocabulary meant going out Friday night and coming back Sunday, with con contact in between. Unfortunately for girl, social worker had both common sense and children. Instead of sympathy and a flat of her own, the girl got a serious dressing down on the lines of "do you realize how lucky you are to have a father who cares for you so much, and do you realize the anguish he was in when you didn't come home when expected?". Should be more fathers like that, as well as more social workers.

Neo Conservative said...

frances... 6 days with no parental contact with a missing pre-adolescent child isn't carelessness... it's a crime.

and we know exactly where the biggest problem lies.

a few other little factoids.

almost half of all children living in foster care in 2011 were aboriginal.

infant mortality for quebec babies born of inuit mothers tops infant mortality in somalia.

and finally...

"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada.

f#ck cultural relativism... children are dying and no one... least of all the people in the most affected communities... gives a shit.


Frances said...

Neo - I totally agree. Six days - cannot imagine it. But, of course, we are all told the First Nations have this wonderful extended family system we should all strive for. Except it doesn't seem to work that well.

Neo Conservative said...

frances... the myth of the noble savage has been thoroughly debunked...

"The incarceration rate of aboriginal men is 11 times that of non-native men; of women, it is 250 times the rate for non-native women."

statistically, being raised on the rez is a ticket to misery, substance abuse and domestic violence.