Wednesday, 5 August 2009

The Death of Sanity?

I know nothing of this case, a fight for child custody now occuring in Nova Scotia, beyond seeing Blog posts Here... and here...
Tomorrow a court in Canada may grant full custody of two small girls to the father who has been credibly accused of molesting one of them. This man, by his own testimony in court, is lazy and works only part of the time during the year...
He is seeking, by his own testimony, alimony and child support from his wife...
He admits that he slept with other women while his second child was on the way..
He admits that, when the children were in his keeping, he forced one of them to sleep in the same bed with him and the woman he had over...
His drawings, hundreds of them, show him to be a deeply disturbed young man (they apparently include images of pornography, violence against women and father/daughter incest)

Amazingly enough, by what I've seen (admittedly only one side of the story), the courts seem to be leaning his way! If this man is granted custody, or even access, sanity is indeed dead in child social services in Cape Breton.

However, now I must show my politically incorrect side. The mother of these children is represented as, "...a courageous young mother, faithful to her Catholic values..." So I have to pull a Dr Laura here. Under what circumstances did this young woman pick this guy to be the mother of her children? Because that she did, didn't she? Now, I'm not at all trying to tip the scales away from him, but this mother, at one time, must have thought he was a great guy. And having had one child, she decided to have another. At what time did he cease to be Prince Charming and become the devil of hell? What changed? Or did anything?

I hope I'm not passing judgment where I shouldn't, but maybe there is something here that might prevent some other young girl from making the same mistakes. Because a horrendous mistake is certainly what it appears to be, doesn't it?

Take Care

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