It has always been the very nature of abuse that the victim's word is never enough; to be abused one must be weaker and thus, in our society, lesser than the abuser but I have never heard this point articulated so grimly as I did, yesterday, hearing that some sergeant or constable Filth had said of a five times-raped twelve-year old that she was one hundred per cent consensual to her abuse. I don't know who this police officer is but he should go to jail. He should also have a punch in the gob.
Not even the law, so heavily weighted against the weak, permits a twelve-year old to consent to sexual intercourse, she cannot consent, much less be one hundred per cent consensual; I thought everybody knew that and we can reasonably expect every police officer in the land especially to know that; if we proceed as adults, without any constabulary powers, we are required to discharge a duty of care not only to children but to everyone. That a police officer, in this day and age, can speak thus of a child, unchallenged by colleagues or superiors is a fucking outrage. But then, as regulars will know, a thread woven through these commentaries is that All Coppers Are Bastards, this turd's behaviour and the failures of indifference displayed by his colleagues only highlight and embellish that thread.
And as if that wasn't affront enough to Decency, today, we have seen some prick of a Crime Commissioner, a nonsense job were ever there was one, hiding behind the bogus cliche of collective responsibility, refusing to resign over his failures in this vile Rotherham scandal of unprosecuted child abuse . Rotherhamees, if they have anything about them, should picket his home until he quits, should catcall him in the street, throw eggs at him, always supposing, of course, that they care about their weakest, which, quite clearly, they don't or certainly didn't; if they had, this wouldn't have happened.
Maybe these kids' family relationships were chaotic or worse, maybe their dads were less, even, than memories, maybe their mums were on the game, themselves. Doesn't matter, everybody can see grooming and exploitation going on; every council in the land has child protection, place of safety procedures which it can enact swiftly and the filth have more than adequate powers to arrest, detain and prosecute virtually whoever they want. The failure here is two-fold: parents have been schooled, brainwashed into anti-social individualisation, LuvEm2Bits,MyKids, DoAnyfin4Em which of course translates as fuck all the other kids, 'smy Tamarind who matters, my Seattle or whatever these dimwits call their child-consumers; too busy buying the little prick an iPhone to hear the lonely sob, see the hollow, empty face of abuse and, secondly, the failure is political; the number of lucrative public sector careers and pensions available now to Mr and Ms Jobsworth is staggering, the Rewards of Obedience are well known and well liked; who, leading a busy, interesting and rewarding life is going to compromise those rewards for the sake of some little scrubber, eh; if the service policy is not to rock the multicultural Boat of Plenty, then that's just how it is, why should I jeopardise my own career?
And it doesn't matter whether the perps are Pakis or Peers, this isn't a matter of race, this is just a matter of Power, of how those who have it use it against those who don't and are assisted in their crimes by those In-betweenies, mealy-mouthed lickspittles, those managing the Poor on behalf of the Rich. Me, I would disbar every councillor in Rotherham, I would dismantle the Social Services department - what does it matter if it is there or not, given its record - I would dismiss the entire police force and deploy the army until some decent law enforcement could be recruited and trained and I would publicly shame all of its now bleating citizens, not for what they did but for what they didn't do. Suffer the little children, eh? Aye, right.