The extent of the child abuse that went on in Ballarat and other rural towns in Victoria (Australia) is beyond belief. Staggering. Appalling.
“Child abuse royal commission: Priest abused every young boy at regional Victorian school, inquiry hears” ABC headline:
The details are chilling. These are a few extracts:
Ridsdale, 81, was part of a paedophile ring involving Catholic clergy in Ballarat in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
“…he thought every male child between the ages of 10 years and 16 years, who were at the school, had been molested by Ridsdale,”
All male teachers at St Alipius PS were molesting.
…notorious abusers, including Gerald Ridsdale, Robert Best and Edward Dowlan, were part of a paedophile ring operating in and around Ballarat for years.
The damage is inconceivable. Worse than war.
…a survivor who had a photograph of his grade four class at St Alipius in the 1970s …would tell the hearing, of the 33 boys pictured, 12 had committed suicide.
“There’s been over 40 confirmed suicides where suicide notes have been linked to the abuses…”
One survivor told Lateline, the death rate from suicide is now higher than the road toll in Ballarat.
The public will hear more harrowing details over the next three weeks of the hearings.
But I am left wondering – how could the communities have remained silent? How did such orchestrated abuse go on in these communities?
There are chilling similarities in society today.
For decades communities remained silent and obedient. There must have been rumours and murmurings – but people remained in denial as they dutifully went to church and added coins to the coffers.
People don’t want to hear that those organisations looking after their well-being cannot be trusted.
“People are too trusting, people don’t ask the right questions.”
Those were the recollections of Dr. Lawrence Dunegan, of a lecture by Dr. Richard Day in March 20, 1969 at a meeting of the Pittsburgh Paediatric Society. (Full transcript here.)
I remember when people did not want to believe child abuse within the church was possible. And now – that same denial mentality is perpetuated in a similar way about government. They do not want to believe that their governments act criminally – “allowing” abuse or the death of their citizens.
Take 9/11. The official story just cannot be true. The evidence is overwhelming. Maybe in 20 years it will become the norm that secret bodies within governments, corporations and other entities arranged the attack on 9/11.
The modus operandi of the Catholic Church was to move the perpetrator to another parish. The organisation perpetuates control over their flock by suppressing transparency, while prescribing hell for the sinner. Control by fear.
The modus operandi of shadow elements within governments is to sometimes orchestrate false flags. This is an excellent way to perpetuate power and control. Like good priests, there are good and very well intention politicians across the globe. But governments are also suppressing transparency (e.g. the TPP) and prescribing more laws (to combat “terror”).
Dr Richard Day and the church
For world order control by an elite group, Dr Day stated in his 1969 lecture, that the old religions will have to go – especially Christianity. “Once the Roman Catholic Church is brought down, the rest of Christianity will follow easily. Then a new religion can be accepted for use all over the world.”
When speaking to Mary Maxwell yesterday, she mentioned that maybe this child abuse was “allowed” – specifically to discredit the Catholic Church. Interesting thought.
We don’t know how the church operates – or really how decisions were, or are made. And as Dr Day said: “…most people don’t understand how governments operate and even people in high positions in governments, including our own (the US), don’t really understand how and where decisions are made.”
But he said: “everything is in place and nobody can stop us now.”
That may be. Thus, we need to be asking the right questions.
We need to learn from the silence around child abuse.
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Parents in Ballarat were sadly not asking the right questions of their church at the time. And now, we need to be asking government and leaders of industry the RIGHT QUESTIONS – not in three decades time after more war and more centralised corporate power.
E.g. Q: Why on earth is the Trans Pacific Partnership kept secret? (The document has been sent to another parish)