UPDATE: Monday, April 23, 2018 9:36:07 AM
Rolling the die that you can achieve a fair and equitable outcome when your opponent think his right to abuse has been abused immensely and your best and only legal representatives each carry the name of the Christian God whose existence I not only don't believe in but I also tell of my experiences of rape as a child by Catholic nuns and priests battling in a system who heritage is more than 98% Christian and here in Australia the particular Christian cult who has had the most extensive and pervasive input is the Catholic Culture.
The fake news about Catholicism has been around longer than I have existed. By the time I came into contact with it the Catholic Church was responsible for the murder and torture of millions over many hundreds of years in our very recent past.
The salesmanship needed to sell the myth that Christianity and catholicism are the leading lights still for humanity despite the thousands of child rapists and the thousands more in abusive relationships with Catholic women.
Nothing speaks more of wilful ignorance and humane treatment like unrecognized rape and torture of children and an inability to permit the country and the community to help their victims recover through somehow claiming the the relationship of clergy to children was a pastoral relationship brought to them by the religion of love and compassion the Catholic Church.
The sheer staggering ignorance that attempts to require invisibility to these real problems in every area of the country and community.
When your Barrister and your lawyer begin their names with the name of the Christian deity in a traditionally Christian legal and justice systems that are culturally blind and impotent when it comes to protecting the rights of fellow citizens when they speak of the abuses carried out by followers of their religion at every level in every community in every country on the face of the planet.
What are the chances of success for someone who was able to engage with the Royal Commission and to see and to experience its transformation from a replay of earlier failed investigation surrounding human rights and child abuses in particular.
What was stand out for some was the change that came about from complaints of the way some were being repeatedly re-traumatized by some procedures, some staff and some commissioners.
The ability to protect the integrity of Commissioners may have been the cause of possibly the greatest mistake to come from the Royal Commission. Simply perpetuating the very imbalance of power and the protections that enabled such a prolonged cover up of so many child sex crimes for decades ter decade going back more than a hundred back to Inquisitions and obscene abuses of power as well as the same lack of accountability as those the Commission was investigating due to the widespread failures in the responses by institutions to the sexual abuse of children.
from oversight even if they were repeating the vicarious trauma they had themselves experienced as children
The early interpretations that allowed whole swathes of abuses to pushed aside so that they remained unseen. The first of those was cosy chat with Catholic bishops and their insistence that their God and their doctrines were to be exempted from examination even if it was found to have caused or been used to obtain sexual access to children by those with the most esteem in the catholic Community.
It does not take much to comprehend what sort of society and community you will get when the greatest protection goes towards those who have abused the most in the most horrific of ways.
At that point The doctrinal teachings of Catholicism and the harmful psychology that so much of it contains was exempted and the designated blame was now limited to being a product of the few bad apples syndrome.
It took the Commission two and half years to begin to address the vicarious trauma and abuse of power that was coming from within the Commission.
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..