Mudcat Café message #790322 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51762   Message #790322
Posted By: Big Mick
24-Sep-02 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
Subject: RE: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
You beat me to it, Rick. I saw the video, then I saw the lame "I don't beat my kid, I am ashamed that I lost it this time" defense. My whole career has been a study in human behaviour. I am told that this woman was frustrated from not being able to get a cash refund in the store she was in. The next thing we see is a happy kid bouncing up to the car, the woman putting her in and looking around, then without warning she shakes and hits the child, while in an rage. The fact that she left no marks has absolutely no bearing whatever. The facts are that a wrong move in this state of mind could have resulted in the death of this child. This type of behaviour is not a one time thing. It is the result of a lifetime of not knowing how to deal with anger. And it is what results in the tragedies that we continually read about. When confronted with things that these folks can't control, they strike out at the most vulnerable thing they can. Kids, sometimes spouses, whatever. Taking this child out of her control is the correct thing to do. She must earn her way back.

This has nothing to do with discrimination against any group. It is about saving a child. Period.