okay, lets just turn on the parents and their terrible homes, and disastrous parenting.
a 15 year old is found dead on the beach. she has wounds all over the body, suggesting fierce struggle. lets say she drowned when she was drunk, overdosed. and lets turn on the mother. heavens, that will be easy. she is a bohemian, a hippy, has multiple partners, and multiple children. bad bad mother. she left her 15 year old with people she says she trusted. bah. who does that. she asked for it - the murder of her 15 year old. hey, lets book her for being a bad bad mother. drug dealers? murderers? they dont threaten our system, bad mothers do. especially those bad mothers who dare fight for their dead daughters even though they left them alone on the beaches of goa with drug dealers and murderers lurking around.how dare the bad mother point fingers at drug dealers and murderers and the police!
a 14 year old is found dead in her house. lets take a week to say, bad father, bad mother. its hard to say it the very next day. first lets just say, servant. they are all murderers, not to be trusted. oh, oh, the servant is dead too? hmmm. before the press says you are incompetent lets say the father did it. of all the proof we found all we know is that the father was having an affair with his partner.yes, we found the motive. the girl did not approve so father killed her. oh, oh, sounds weak? the 14 year old was having an affair with the servant so the father got enraged and killed them both. and the mother. bad bad mother. defending the husband rather than crying buckets on tv for her lost child.
the first case i am pretty sure what my position is.i am outraged that the mother is being made the accused.
the second case, i hope the murderer is found and booked. it could be the father after all.but from the 'evidence' that the press is reporting i can not be convinced. and i am no perry mason, i am the kind who is easily convinced.
i get two newspapers in the morning. both newspapers reported the story based on an interviews of the mother in a news channel the previous night. wow, brilliant journalism. the news channel conducted the interview on prime time like an oprah winfrey show. "so how did you feel...? Are you in pain....? etc etc etc" the ticker tape below ran furiously along with opinions - she is an insult to motherhood- she looks like she is suffering she must be telling the truth-
its a peverse game thats playing out in front of us. the press and the police. investigations? no time for that. give us your theory, your suspects now now now. and lets put into place basic outrage in the public. outrage over the death of a child will not sustain the scandal. the father was having an affair, he is a successful dentist. she has multiple partners. her very being should outrage the values we hold so dear. investigation, whats that? the verdict is out.our wholesome, comfortable middle class values are under threat, thats the story.