After the macabre discovery of hundreds of child bodies at the Catholic St. Mary’s Mothers and Babies Home near Taum in the Republic of Ireland and earlier revelations of widespread child abuse in Canada and elsewhere, this is beginning to look suspiciously like systematic, institutionalised, policy by the Catholic Church, at least.
Do we live in a parallel universe in which genocide in certain quarters is remembered and rightly condemned, whilst mass murder in another context is ignored and refused proper investigation by government?
If true, the only conclusion could be that what we take as our enlightened, civilised system, is in fact deeply corrupt and malign, more interested in preserving the reputation of powerful individuals and institutions than revealing the truth and righting an injustice, with its inevitable uncomfortable consequences.
If the indications are reliable, having failed to protect the vulnerable, the least we can do now is to document an evil system that allowed it to happen. The world has been alerted and is watching governments like a hawk. Only a fully resourced forensic criminal investigation will suffice. If it results in an axe to the root of the tree, so be it! END.