Thursday, March 27, 2008
First they ignore you....
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
I came across this quote which resonated deeply with me - as a foreigner it is easy to be ignored, as an individual it is expedient to be ridiculed.
Barbara Greig and Glen Keiser - otherwise faceless US government officials have read this play book - it works.
Ignore people - they go away in the vast majority of cases.
Ridicule them - we are the US government and have credibility while you, are an emotional wreck because your child or children are beyond borders and God help them because no-one else will:
"Mr Hindle your allegations are the product of a vile diseased mind...you should seek help, I really think you need help."
(Glen Keiser, former head of US Central Authority now in India as a Consular Official after being told of Emily's medical need for her blindness and adoption/sale attempts involving a convicted pedophile
You are prepared to continue and carry on and fight.
I was told once upon my lifetime that dealing with Emily's case would take years, thousands of dollars and a great deal of "intestinal fortitude" - like a berk I asked what that was and was promptly told "Guts!"
So I fought.
Now after five years, Emily losing her eye, a pedophile fessing up and no due process - we have a fight.
I'm shaking my head at all of this because there was never any need for any of this bovine or equine excrement.
Gandhi knew a thing or two; after all he saw off an Empire using only a cotton spinning wheel.
Gandhi was a good man and so am I.
Barbara - you picked a fight and now you have one - I'm going the distance.
I love Emily and you don't - sucks to be you to pick the one case in a million where a parent is not going to take you lying down.
Now I'm going to win - or you can come to the table and sort your mess out.
By the way; this is an offer to resolve this bag of snakes without the unpleasantness of a judge sorting it out - and I will not win anything - you know why?
Emily lost her eye - blind for no reason except your embuggerance of due process and the fantasies of a silly woman.
I failed Emily because I could not convince you, judges,law enforcement or child protection services in America that nine doctors and a British Supreme Court Judge had got it right - that Emily needed a 50 cent eye patch for a few hours a day to stop her going BLIND!
I love my daughter - I'd give anything for her - including my own eye or eyes, indeed I'd give my life.
If that makes me a "crazy guy" or a "nut" - yes I am - I love my little girl.
Posted by Emily's Dad at 6:28 PM