UPDATE: 3/28/2018 10:32:27 AM
In Australia we have a parliamentary democracy and that means precisely that there is democracy for those elected to our parliament and the rest of the population can bugger off as democracy does not exist outside the parliament and as a result of voting for an individual on two or 3 issues they get to have their democratic opinion as often as they wish.
The illusion that we live in a democracy is a common delusion that repeatedly fails the population - the reality is that democracy exists only in and for those we elect into our parliaments and therefore the only times a citizen experiences democracy in Australia is when they are elected or invited under special privilege to experience a brief moment under a plethora of silencing and controlling rules.
Human rights exist in small and selected reworded options with exemptions and this is the best Australia has been able to do over the past 70 years as we remain non-binding signatories to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but of course we note that Human Rights are something we should aspire to.
Until that changes Australians have less Human Rights than any other country who has signed and ratifies Human Rights into the law in every state of their nation.
Not us. Not in Australia. It could not happen here.
Is this one of the reasons why Australia has such an appalling reputation when it comes to justice and human rights in what we have all assumed was "The Lucky Country"?
Is this why the majority end up begging or hiding? Begging for just a few shreds of democracy and justice.
Accept my challenge to prove the above to be incorrect.
Not us. Not in Australia. It could not happen here because we have been duped and we wish to remain cheated, delusional and deceived by it because the reality of the truth is just not digestible despite this being the truth..
Is this why we end up begging? Begging for just a few shreds of democracy and justice.
John Brown was born in Yea Victoria 3717 on 27 December, 1948. John grew up in Yea, he went to the Catholic school on The Parade Yea and then a final year at Yea High school in Station Street. He undertook an apprenticeship as a Hand and Machine Compositor/Linotype Mechanic at the local newspaper The Yea Chronicle who recently declined to publish John's story. John left Yea after realising that the proprietor and local policeman Bill Ellison along with other local Catholics in his hometown and surrounds at that time were well aware of his abuse and of the rape and abuse of other children in Yea and district and were aware of the many events surrounding the murder of Herbert Henry Kemp of Yea ...... read more and more and more and Site Map
Investigation of an unsolved murder in 1962 can no longer be investigated according to police taskforce SANO because a different pedophile Catholic clergyman who raped a child at age 8 is now dead. As a result of the dead rapist being unconnected with the murder Victorian police remain clue less.
Later in life John married in Toowoomba only to begin the most bizarre period in his life as he learned that he wasnow related by marriage to the then bishop of Toowoomba Bill Morris. Morris was the head of the bishops conference at that time and was the "Go to" person in the country for survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and yet I was never able to get a time or a conversation with the bishop. I did get conversations or connection with a number of Catholic organisations with varying degrees of weirdness some of which I have written about in my blog The FAQyMe gene & the lifelong search for safe, moral and ethical social justice, the Human Right to a trauma informed and evidence based recovery and social re-engagement unhindered by the fear, anger and blockages from other people's gods .
John is author and publisher of #TraumaTheory and regularly blogs at The FAQyMe gene on his journey, recovery and the horror and the scale of this global issue.
John's personal story is just another from the hundreds of millions of other stories across the globe eminating from the human rights abuses and ongoing horrors of the systemic rape, abuses of trust, fraud, deception and cover up in the global Catholic and other religions. Like those others his "issues in life" arose and remain simply because his abusers as a child were just like theirs in that their rapists and abusers were Catholic or Catholic or Christian clergy and they too remain ineligible or unable to have their human rights upheld in their lifetime..