In your Feb. 1 edition, you ran an article about child abuse and child sexual abuse. The article said that a House Bill 2430 would mandate the state Department of Education to create a program for students in grades PreK-12 about child abuse and child sexual abuse prevention.
Also stated was that a companion bill also was introduced in the Senate, SB 2368, to provide training to teachers and staff, and inform parents and guardians about important child sexual abuse topics.
The co-sponsor of this bill is Rep. Richard Creagan, D-Naalehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Kailua-Kona. This article was written by Kirsten Johnson of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Apparently, Ms. Johnson is no investigative reporter. The article states that one-fourth of girls and one-sixth of boys are sexually abused by age 18. Since one can assume that there are approximately an equal number of boys and girls in the population, this would add up to 20 percent of the population of this country being sexually abused before the age of 18.
Please note that the article first mentioned both types of child abuse. Note further that this figure does not give any backup for such a sweeping statement. Mary Pride wrote a book called “The Child Abuse Industry.” When the child abuse industry started in the Orwellian year 1984, it was estimated that one-third of children less than 18 years of age were abused. Though males are generally taken as the prime abusers of all types, research has shown that females are the main non-sexual abusers, perhaps due to usually spending a greater amount of time with children.
Since Richard Wexler of the Washington Post published his book, “Wounded Innocents,” of how politicians created and used the child abuse scare as a means to getting elected according to the politician that showed the greatest concern on this matter, millions of families have been destroyed by accusations of child abuse. “Wounded Innocents” so far is the best-researched book on this subject in this country. Child Protective Services (CPS) continues to not only destroy millions of families and make many millions in the process, but also has at times abused the children taken away from caring families, to a point of death, with no oversight.
Mr. Wexler’s book highlights 100 criteria that can show child abuse. Some of the gems are: spoiled food in the refrigerator, unwashed dishes in the sink, broken windows or any unrepaired part of the house, not sending your child to bed at a set hour, a prayer is said before some meals, the child says prayers at bedtime, etc.
The book “A Question of Innocence” by psychologist Lawrence Spiegel is available at any library in this country. This book, available at the Hilo library and all others, has a brief account of how my family and others were destroyed.
To date, the only publication concerned about the run-away child abuse industry is the publication “Mother Warriors Voice” out of Milwaukee. At the same time, it seems that using children as sex slaves is not being taken seriously enough to make every effort to put an end to this form of abuse which exists in every state.
Paul Patnode is a resident of Volcano.