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Discussion in 'Personal' started by giraffe, May 24, 2011.
Do listen to this if you can. Very moving
Articulate child realises that people he was saddled with as family and community were mediaeval scum. Moves on. Super.
Actually I found the outcome with his father really uplifting.
Hate the use of the word scum to describe people
I hate the way that cucumber either goes mouldy because it hasn;t been kept cold enough, or turns to slime because the fridge was too cold. But there you are. Conditions are so seldom perfect.
You can only go two ways with this: either his family are not mediaeval scum, and training a five year old to prizefighting by beating the sh*t out of him is OK, or it is not and he should have been removed from that family, thus occasioning a judgement that his family was Not OK.
His forgiveness is an outcome of his own graciousness, not a vindication of his father's brutal treatment of him.
Not if it's appropriate - as it appears to have been in this case.
Obviously not ok the way he was treated and clear issues of child abuse exacerbated by a closed, inward-looking community.
But the way his father in particular deal with his revelations was wonderful and a real example of courage all round.
Yes and that's a shining example of why they all just keep getting away with it.
But this was a personal story and not a generalisation. That was the point.