So the three minute silence today, that impassioned some people enough that they felt compelled to come to a complete stop on the harbor bridge is yet another wailing, wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth gesture that achieves little.
Maybe I'm just cynical, but hasn't this happened many times in the past few years? An innocent is killed, murdered, and we all are horrified, for a week. Then we get back to our daily lives.
I'm sick of politicians and the Christina Rankins making a lot of noise, but not coming up with anything constructive. There isn't a brave enough politician out there to put forward a bill that might do any good for the innocent children of this country.
We could fix this problem but it would either....
a) Cost a lot of money
b) Infringe on our rights.
Schemes like compulsary weekly plunket visits would cost a lot to implement but put an independent observer into the house. This would cost a lot of money. Or we could restrict the right to breed, but that takes away a basic human right (should it be anyway?).
And while I'm on the subject, can TV3 please stop giving air time to the funeral and to the 200 extended family members of this little girl. 200 people who for 3 years did not notice anything was wrong, speak up, or help. Now they gather to sing songs and grieve, well grief isn't what they should be feeling, its guilt.