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Monday, 30 June 2008

Grief, Tragedy and getting out of life alive

Grief at the devastating violence against children reported in the past couple of weeks in the australian media, from children left to starve by their parents in Brisbane to a double murder of his children and suicide by a father in rugged country west of Eden and an apparent axe murder of children by their father is warranted. Grieve with those who grieve ...

However the public response for the government to do something and the assumption that violence can be prevented by more laws deserves some further consideration.

The assumption is that evil can be prevented and tragedy avoided by sufficient use of legislation and government mandated intervention and surveillance.

What needs further reflection is the unacknowledged violence in the human heart and the assumption that with enough intelligence and education and the employment of enough socal workers and police we could all get out of life alive ...

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