Everyone applauded when the CSA Inquiry was launched. The evidence was all too clear. So many children in institutions, the state as the parent, provably a failure. Rotherham polarised that. Then there was the announcement that the inquiry would also be looking at allegations of “VIP” paedophile rings and all hell broke loose
All of sudden out of nowhere, relatively unheard of victim/campaigners were being appointed on to an advisory panel without consultation. Some victim/campaigners, quite rightly, objected. They wanted to know why it was “the chosen” had been chosen. They never got the answers and before too long after highly publicised spats, the Home Office decided there would be no advisory panel that included victims. Hardly surprising given the very public war of words which then turned into full blown attacks on social media. “Victim” v “Victim”.
These “spats” turned into something pretty ugly very early on because now, not only were the “leaders” of each of the divisions of “victims” attacking, so were their loyal troops. Before long it had disintegrated into full on bullying whilst the leaders of each of the factions vied to be top dog. Professional suicide would have been the term I used, however none of this was professional, it was vicious and nasty.
Any wonder Goddard then surrounded herself with lawyers. To have any credibility at all and to be able to get on with the job in hand without the distraction of all of this, necessitated this move.
Having made that decision, you would have thought that the various “groups” would have settled down. After all it was in their interests to unite under one banner, not necessarily agree on everything and push forward with their evidence. The needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few. You would have thought they would have set aside their differences to honour the claims they publicly make on their timelines or bios, that they are doing this “for the abused children”. You would be wrong if you thought that would happen. It got worse.
There are personalities involved in this that are determined that their voices will be the loudest and there is nothing they won’t do to ensure that happens. They will undermine anyone who does not agree with them, encourage their entourage to attack, call other victims names, such as “paedophile protectors” or worse still “Paedophile” – anyone who even questions their motives or agenda is also called a paedophile or a paedophile supporter. These are not the actions of a true victim, these are behaviours that are seen in abusers, and I don’t mean sex offenders, albeit they do groom their followers, I mean people that abuse other people and seriously undermine their credibility.
It comes to something when blogs have to be set up to point all this out. Blogs that now post the evidence of not just their behaviour, which is disgraceful and is a disservice to all genuine victims of abuse, but blogs that post evidence that proves that some of the protagonists who see themselves as the “leaders” are actually out and out liars. Liars who believe it is their right to represent other victims.
What chance does the ordinary person, who was subjected to abuse as a child stand when the “celebrity” victims are busy trashing any chance of being taken seriously all over social media for no other reason than to be the “most abused and important one” If they truly cared, as they say they do, they would, quietly go away, reflect on their behaviour, apologise and stop hurting so many others, “their own”. Of course they won’t Pandora’s box is open and you can’t shut the lid.
As the saying goes, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Not only was the hand bitten, the arm has been ripped to shreds. All for their own selfish agendas.