GROOMING GANGS: It’s Time For Change!
It feels like modern society has let our young women down. We achieved equal rights for them – education, the vote, equal pay, protection in marriage etc. But there are different problems now. Mainly the wholesale sexual abuse of underage girls – and seemingly the abandonment of them by the very people that should be protecting them. Which explains a lot about how valueless many of them feel. And how little value our society places on dealing with the perpetrators. I’m not talking about people like you and I – people who are horrified by what we read in the press. No, I’m talking about the message that these young girls somehow receive along the way, through school, from society as a whole, from the breakdown of the family unit perhaps and then from the police and social services who look the other way.
We have seen the way abuse by celebrities like Jimmy Saville and Stuart Hall was hidden or ignored of course. And that too was and is a disgrace. But we are now seeing the wholesale abuse of hundreds and thousands of young underage girls across whole towns and cities across the UK by specific grooming gangs. These girls had nowhere to turn and the abuse went on endlessly, sometimes as far back as 20 or more years ago. We too have let these girls down by allowing our police and social service to become so afraid of being called racist that they simply end up making the victims somehow feel it is their own fault or that they somehow made that choice. Even when they or their families finally found the courage to report it themselves. We can only imagine how worthless and of course terrified they must have felt after being ignored or disbelieved. Some even reported that they started to think that the abuse was ‘normal’ or part of growing up. Imagine… ‘gang rape a normal part of growing up’ because all your friends were going through it too!
Many of these girls were vulnerable and from difficult backgrounds with a lack of family support. But not all. And it seems even when their families did reach out for help, a blind eye was turned. Somehow it was written off as the girls’ fault, even if they were as young as the tender age of 12! Yes – 12! An age when they should have been feeling totally protected by their families and the law, certainly from much older predators. I know there are factors that can make these girls vulnerable or end up in care and susceptible to abuse because of difficult factors in their lives. But how we deal with it says a lot about what our society has fallen into.
The police have for a long time been told to use their resources to investigating ‘hate crimes’, to avoid being seen as racist, to promote diversity, to be culturally aware, to accept other cultures’ ways of life, and to promote harmony. Well, it hasn’t worked. It has resulted in them being afraid to act. I know many of them probably wanted to, but they have trained to concentrate on other more ‘worthy’ causes.
We saw cases of brave journalists who tried to speak out being branded racist and verbally abused and threatened. Social workers who spoke up were apparently told to shut up or sent on some sort of diversity training.
These grooming gangs could not exist if we did not have such a huge vacuum for them to operate in. They see our kindness and desire to be all inclusive as weakness. They sneer at us. They are full of hate for our values. Every vulnerable girl is just an opportunity for them. They must have hearts of pure evil, or none at all, and certainly no conscience whatsoever. How they must have laughed at our foolhardy attempts to be politically correct! We have let the next generation of young women down through complacency and lack of care. Putting political correctness above doing the right thing. We are paralysed by fear of being called racist. The scale of abuse is unthinkable. How can we say women have equal rights when we stand by and let this whole scale abuse of young girls go on for decades? And then to blame the victims? The victims who are so young, starting at age 11 in some instances! Our young girls, being given drugs and alcohol and sold at sex parties for cash when they should be at home dreaming about their future – what job, what life, what shall I do, how shall I live? Their lives debauched and ruined before they have even begun. So much for teaching British values in schools. How about enforcing them instead of just standing by? How is being gang-raped at age 12 a ‘lifestyle choice’?
What on earth has happened to us? Our young people are precious and are our future. Their vulnerability is not there to be taken advantage of. If we want our society to survive we must value and protect them from those who only wish us ill will and perceive our open and tolerant society as something to sneer at and abuse.
We are all guilty of complacency. We need to act, and the time is now. And then we need to take a good long look at our society and ask why we allowed this to happen to us…. Is it too late? It’s never too late if we are determined. We need to enforce REAL British values and not have them undermined by those who don’t care and are not affected anyway. Long prison terms and deportation is good but prevention is always better than cure. Let’s close that gap that allowed it to happen. Our voices must be heard. Our young girls must be protected. Our police must be free to act. Whistleblowers, as well as victims, must be believed and protected. Otherwise, this generation is lost and the future is dead.
We must march. We must protest. Shout it from the rooftops. Say it and mean it! It’s time for a change. And the time is now.