No amount would be too much
May 31, 2017 recalling May 31 2013
JohnB Childhood Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor says "What Magnificent Justice That Would Be."
Why has the press, television and the community not provided the usual support for those adversely affected by things like a drought, fire, tragedy or injustice. Why not in the cases like those of Forgotten Australians, Stolen Generations, Forced Adoption and those who suffered chronic physical and psychological abuse and exploitation and culminating in the extremes of childhood sexual abuse by clergy. Where is their outrage at what this does to their society? Where is their public appeal for funds to assist those who want to be survivors yet remain victims it seems simply because they are currently the largest available pawn in an global public debate over the morals and ethics of the people n power in religious institutions. A debate that unashamedly uses the plight of the lack of justice, the humiliation and the exploitation and shunning of survivors to bolster or to further their particular slant in this debate.
While the vast majority can agree that the Churches should pay, however it is the victims who are the subject of this public bartering when the fact is we all know the Church should pay and should pay dearly; again however in the meantime those we are crying out for justice for are left in the worst possible state as a public bargaining chip.
The greatest snub the Catholic Church could face is if the community made each victim a multi millionaire. A recent discussion on Facebook mooted a $7.5 million compensation deal for direct victims and a $2.5 million package for secondary victims. Recipients could sign an agreement that would see a % pay back on receipt of compensation from Church or Government. There are myriad of programs and incentives and ways of doing that can be explored.
This would smack the face of the Catholic Church at every level and would publicly humiliate them in the condemning of ways and would provide an instant and comprehensive response to the Church and its ways. There is no organization on the planet which could trump such a circumstance.
The Catholic Church say it is not about the money. The public says it is not about the money. The fact is it is about the money as much as it is about justice and never again.
There is no organization too big to fail if this came about. What magnificent justice that would be.
So many survivors are tired of simply being the response to the tedious religious claim of look at all our good work through being bundled into the response of look at all the raped children. No matter the amount of money and no matter the size of the opportunity for them to turn their lives around to have a few years of living well after a lifetime of being the pawn in this toxic circumstance.
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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 and then a final year at Yea High. He undertook an apprenticeship as a Hand and Machine Compositor/Linotype Mechanic at the local newspaper The Yea Chronicle who recently declined to publish anything on John's story. He left Yea after realising that the proprietor and local policeman Bill Ellisson along with other local Catholics in Yea and surrounds at that time were aware of his abuse and of the rape and abuse of other children in Yea and were aware of the many unreported issues surrounding the murder of Herbert Henry Kemp of The Parade Yea in 1962 ...... read more
Investigation of an unsolved murder in 1962 can no longer be investigated according to police taskforce SANO because a 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 clueless.