Another little Angel....  

ShyWhisper2006 54F
8597 posts
4/26/2006 6:16 pm
Another little Angel....

I am numb in understanding the utter cruelty in the world.
I was saddened yesterday by the news of an atrocity , something that should never have happened.
A small little boy at the tender age of 3 and one month...was beaten and placed in the hospital by his step father. I sat stunned as I read of the many injuries this adorable freckle faced baby had suffered under. A picture of him shows laughing eyes and an impish smile and no doubt a smattering of wee lil freckles.
*sighs and wipes a tear*
People wonder why I do not watch horror movies and watch the news.
Because to much horror exists day to day for so many....many who we will never know or hear about. They suffer in silence and survive each day, trying to carry on.
This morning, I got word from my friend that the little boy died this morning, after being placed on life support, he never regained consciousness. The little one has an older sister, and it is her birthday on the 1st of next month. Since living in separate parents homes ...she had asked a few weeks ago what she wanted for her birthday and she wanted to have her little brother over to help blow out the candles and open presents and have a big cake.
She is turning 10.
It is so horribly wrong that children suffer and have to face pain and illness and pain and grief and even death at such young ages.
I know , the sayings of .."it is God's will" or "that it was their time or exit point"
Pardon my language..but...Fuck that...it it is wrong...and it should not be.
Granted I much rather that sweet boy's face where he is now , then put up with the hatred and sorrow and painful existence this life had shown him. He deserved to be the playful baby that he still was. He deserved to be at his big sister's birthday having cake and opening presents. He deserved to be laughing and smiling and being alive.
Tonight I will, as I always do, give my son a hug that lasts just a bit longer and know that he is safe, protected and unharmed....as all children should be.


rm_blue061245 72M
331 posts
4/26/2006 9:42 pm

Shywhisper, I agree with everything you have written on this topic.

Those of us who are stong (physically, emotionally, financially, intellectually) have a duty to protect children and to help them achieve their potential.

This is something taught by all major religions; it is close to being a universal moral imperative.

Even a social Darwinist should conclude that the long-term survival and development of the human race requires that the strong help the immature to grow and reach their full potential. At the macro level, failure to do this would doom the species homo sapiens very quickly. At the micro, individual level, I must recognize that after 10, 20, 30 years or whatever, I will probably regress and become incapable of sustaining myself. At that point, I will be dependent on today's and tomorrow's children to pay taxes, to staff hospitals, provide transportation, and so on.

The incident you describe is utterly abhorrent. I often question the extent of society's duty (if any) to maintain those responsible for such offences. How much of a valid claim do sociopaths have on the society they threaten? Sometimes I think we should establish a cache of food and some primitive tools and weapons on a place like Ellef Rignes Island and para-drop such offenders there to fend for themselves or starve.

Give your boy an extra hug from me.


rm_blue061245 72M
331 posts
4/26/2006 9:57 pm

Shywhisper, I agree with everything you have written on this topic.

Those of us who are stong (physically, emotionally, financially, intellectually) have a duty to protect children and to help them achieve their potential.

This is something taught by all major religions; it is close to being a universal moral imperative.

Even a social Darwinist should conclude that the long-term survival and development of the human race requires that the strong help the immature to grow and reach their full potential. At the macro level, failure to do this would doom the species homo sapiens very quickly. At the micro, individual level, I must recognize that after 10, 20, 30 years or whatever, I will probably regress and become incapable of sustaining myself. At that point, I will be dependent on today's and tomorrow's children to pay taxes, to staff hospitals, provide transportation, and so on.

The incident you describe is utterly abhorrent. I often question the extent of society's duty (if any) to maintain those responsible for such offences. How much of a valid claim do sociopaths have on the society they threaten? Sometimes I think we should establish a cache of food and some primitive tools and weapons on a place like Ellef Rignes Island and para-drop such offenders there to fend for themselves or starve.

I am not looking for revenge; that is pointless. However, if someone demonstrates that they can not or will not abide by the standards of society, then the protection of that society dictates the removal of that offender from the society in such a way that they no longer pose a threat.

There is a long-standing debate or dispute over the purpose of the penal system. One faction thinks it is for correction and rehabilitation of the offender. (Anyone opposed to this idea is labelled a revengeful redneck,) Another faction thinks the purpose is deterrence, for the protection of the general public. Yet a third is convinced that the proper purpose is to impose punishment on the offender, to have the punishment fit the crime.

Where do I stand?

There is no ONE purpose. I believe that the innocent public (if indeed there is such a thing) has the strongest claim. Revenge and punishment really do nothing for the victim, but some program of restitution ought to be part of the system. I incline towards leniency for a first offender, but with strong enough action that he/sge gets an unmistakeable message that society can not tolerate the behaviour. Recidivism must lead to heavier penalties, up to and including the permanent removal of the individual from society through exile, incarceration, or death.

Anyway, enough philosophizing for tonight.

Give your boy an extra hug from me, and keep him safe.


ShyWhisper2006 54F
15175 posts
7/8/2006 1:08 am

    Quoting rm_blue061245:
    Shywhisper, I agree with everything you have written on this topic.

    Those of us who are stong (physically, emotionally, financially, intellectually) have a duty to protect children and to help them achieve their potential.

    This is something taught by all major religions; it is close to being a universal moral imperative.

    Even a social Darwinist should conclude that the long-term survival and development of the human race requires that the strong help the immature to grow and reach their full potential. At the macro level, failure to do this would doom the species homo sapiens very quickly. At the micro, individual level, I must recognize that after 10, 20, 30 years or whatever, I will probably regress and become incapable of sustaining myself. At that point, I will be dependent on today's and tomorrow's children to pay taxes, to staff hospitals, provide transportation, and so on.

    The incident you describe is utterly abhorrent. I often question the extent of society's duty (if any) to maintain those responsible for such offences. How much of a valid claim do sociopaths have on the society they threaten? Sometimes I think we should establish a cache of food and some primitive tools and weapons on a place like Ellef Rignes Island and para-drop such offenders there to fend for themselves or starve.

    I am not looking for revenge; that is pointless. However, if someone demonstrates that they can not or will not abide by the standards of society, then the protection of that society dictates the removal of that offender from the society in such a way that they no longer pose a threat.

    There is a long-standing debate or dispute over the purpose of the penal system. One faction thinks it is for correction and rehabilitation of the offender. (Anyone opposed to this idea is labelled a revengeful redneck,) Another faction thinks the purpose is deterrence, for the protection of the general public. Yet a third is convinced that the proper purpose is to impose punishment on the offender, to have the punishment fit the crime.

    Where do I stand?

    There is no ONE purpose. I believe that the innocent public (if indeed there is such a thing) has the strongest claim. Revenge and punishment really do nothing for the victim, but some program of restitution ought to be part of the system. I incline towards leniency for a first offender, but with strong enough action that he/sge gets an unmistakeable message that society can not tolerate the behaviour. Recidivism must lead to heavier penalties, up to and including the permanent removal of the individual from society through exile, incarceration, or death.

    Anyway, enough philosophizing for tonight.

    Give your boy an extra hug from me, and keep him safe.
blue...I shall as I have everynight of his life to this point...to me he is a gift I have been left to gude and treasure andtake care of...till he is able to do so on his own...*smiles...I wish many others would feel the same way for these little people entrusted to us...thank you


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