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 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.

1 comment:

HeatherRainbow said...

One thing to remember... YOU DID NOT FAIL YOUR DAUGHTER!!!! It is the justice system that failed her. You are doing everything you can for her to protect her. It is they who have failed.

You are a brave and strong father. The US justice system is sick with greed and dis ease.

May true justice prevail in the end, and your daughter be returned to you.