Monday, July 25, 2005

A Condemnation Of Child Abuse

In the light of various right wing bloggers who obviously think that it is competly OK for a woman to beat her son with a riding crop, among other instruments, and indeed parents to beat their kids in general, and most of all, it is also OK for her to allow a convicted sex offender to live with her daughter.

There is something in the mentality of these people that is sickening. As sickening as hearing parents boast about giving their children "hidings" or "the bash".

Let me make this clear, violence against children, sexual, physical or mental is completely wrong and unjustifiable. It is wrong to hit children, whether it be with a fist, jug cord, 4 by 2 or iron bar. "Disipline" is not justifiable - there are other ways to control children without hitting them. Children must be protected from this ghastly act, and from their own parents if nessesary.

I do not see physical violence as "loving" I do not see how swearing and screaming at children as "loving", there are better ways to show our children love and affection without beating the pulp out of them.

This country has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the world, it also has one of the highest rates of violent crime and in generally, has a casual attitude towards violence.

Child abuse is a disease that must be stamped out. I call on all bloggers, left and right, to condemn violence against kids, and in generally, try to be more nicer to them. I do this in the interest of children. They have a right to live without fear of having the crap beaten out of them. by their parents. The woman who beat her son with a riding crop must realise that she needs to stop being violent towards her child and be nice to him.

Perhaps if people physically stop parents from beating their kids in public, it will make a difference.

Violence is wrong, especially when it is againt people who cannot fight back.

27 Comments:

At 10:00 PM, Blogger tincanman said...

Millsy, the following instructions are meant as an illustration. This means you should not really attempt them - but should imagine them as they are an attempt to explain a simple concept to you.

So.

Take your right hand, give yourself a slap on the left wrist. The entire amount of motion should not be more than about 15 to 20cm of travel.

When you're done with that, post back if you are still alive.

Once you've done that, get up from your chair and repetively bang your forehead against a brick wall until you pass out.

When you're done with that, post back if you are still alive.

THAT is the difference between a reprimand, as all the people on Sir Humphreys and across NZ have been advocating and beating somebody to a pulp, Millsy style.

 
At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q: Which self-styled, man-of-peace, Ghandi-like blogger said this: Violence is wrong, especially when it is againt people who cannot fight back.

A: The same hard hittin', nail-eating tough guy blogger who said this:
and anyone who thinks it is OK needs to be taken out the back and shot.

and this:
even if it means industrial paralysis, civil disobedience and blood on the streets.

and this:
I can tell you, you will be the first up against the wall, prick.

****
No wonder the radical left is a laughing stock.

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger Dave said...

bwhahahahahaha!!

 
At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Millsy you are such a sad wanker, does it make you feel good about yourself to say "Violence is wrong!!"? Or perhaps, "I am against hurting children!!"?

Cant you see how fucking stupid it is top say things like that?? Seriously! It is like someone saying, "I am against stabbing myself in the testicles with scissors!!". Of course EVERYONE IS AGAINST HURTING CHILDREN, but the rest of humanity can see the not too subtle difference between a smack and irreprable physical and psychological damage!

Stop blogging, stop wasting your time! Now that people know about you they will just be coming here to call you names, and you fucking deserve it too!

You're pathetic.

 
At 2:17 AM, Anonymous James said...

And he has a small dick too...so his mum says.. ;-)

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Brendon, SideSwipe in today's Herald has labelled your 'blood in the streets' rant as the day's Idiotic Public Statement #2.

You're a legend in your own lunchtime. Break out a new video game dude!

 
At 10:10 AM, Anonymous millsy said...

Oops.

That really honestly was not supposed to happen....

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Gina said...

What, you say something like that and expect something NOT to happen?

Riight.

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger David Seymour said...

Yeah your blog is so stupid I wouldn't be seen dead commenting on it

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

So the kid smacking his step-father in the head with a softball bat is ok? but the kid being disciplined for doing that is ok?

man you're messed up

You don't want children hurt yet you're keen to see blood on the streets!

 
At 1:53 PM, Anonymous millsy said...

Well obviously you think it is OK to beat a child with a baseball bat and get off scot-free...

Just like that trollop with the riding whip.

 
At 1:57 PM, Anonymous millsy said...

I made a decleration comdemning child abuse, and all I get is post in favour of protecting parents who beat children.

I have to wonder if right-wingers want to end violence against kids at all, or is that againt "family values" and "parental rights"?

Beating the crap out of a child - a parents God-given right!

 
At 1:59 PM, Anonymous millsy said...

Oh and I also, I presume if the woman was a maori single mother, you would be baying for her blood...

But it is OK for parents to bash children if they are white middle class

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

There's a difference between abuse and discipline...

The left's main way of arguing for removing smacking is by deliberately misrepresenting the counter-argument and equating Discipline with Child Abuse.

Grow up man. If you want to argue then do it properly without misquoting your opposition.

The only time i've ever heard a statment to this effect...
Beating the crap out of a child - a parents God-given right!
has been from the lips of lefties trying to justify their position.

 
At 2:15 PM, Anonymous millsy said...

Hitting children is still wrong - if I beat you with by belt, the cops would be involoved and I would go to jail, but If I beat a child, I would get off.

Violence is wrong.

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If, as you say, "violence is wrong" why do you continually threaten violence against people whose views you oppose?

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Just curious...

If you woke to find someone in your house. and they began assaulting you. The police arrived and just stood there and asked the offender to stop. They wait for the guy to finish and as he is leaving they asked him to please put his arms out so they could place hand cuffs on him. He just walks past them and out of the house.

Is this a situation you would like to see happening in New Zealand?

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Dan said...

Children need discipline.

Physical discipline is not always, nor should it be violent.

'Violent' implies anger and a lack of restraint.

I agree that a child should not be disciplined in anger, but I do not agree they should never be physically disciplined.

I honestly want you to tell me what you would do if your child took to you with a baseball bat.

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous james said...

From what he writes it appears that someone has cracked old Millsy on the noggin a few times already! ;-0

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

What you gone quiet for?

 
At 4:07 PM, Anonymous James said...

Jonathan...this is the time of day that Millsy goes out to practice what he calls "applied Socialism",(what the rest of us call burglary :-).Why does he not wait for the cover of darkness you ask...? Its Millsy! you've read his stuff...ani't it obvious? LOL!

Ps Hi Millsys mum!...You didn't have to get up to bring me breakfast in bed this morning...But it was nice...ta!

 
At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Millsy, seriously. You seem to have no understanding of logical fallacies.

Do yourself a big favour and Google for these terms:

* STRAW MAN
* ARGUMENTUM AD HOMINEM
* HASTY GENERALISATION
* NON SEQUITUR

Ask yourself how these fallacies apply to arguments you make throughout your blog.

And then have a hard think about why *everyone* commenting on your blog thinks you are stupid.

 
At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Oh, and even the NZ Herald thinks you're an idiot. Well done, you're a celebrity moron!

 
At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've suddenly realised what's going on. Millsy is a right-winger who is creating a ridiculous, satirical on-line persona to lampoon the far left.

For Millsy's sake, I pray I'm correct.

 
At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Millsy you should be very careful referring to people as trollops. Publication of this nature could lead to a defamation suit..

 
At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if Millsy had been the one who had a baseball bat swung at his head he would think differently about child discipline. Or maybe he would have been nice and taken the child out to McDonalds for a good healthy feed!!- after all one should be nice to the child!. Maybe Millsy has been hit with a bat around the head and this is why his theories are as warped as they are?

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger jsmills83 said...

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