Weekly Reflections #11
Headlines 18th - 24th September
You know, the news headlines this week have been really depressing.
I mean look at these...
Military can be deployed to combat UK’s rising fuel crisis.
Man threw vase at fiancée leaving ceramic embedded in her
Teen arrested after 15 year old girl raped in the sea
M25 insulate protestor is reported to have a property portfolio of over £1m poorly insulated properties.
UK’s daily COVID cases rise by 38%
Ex-Somerset council leader found guilty of 18 sexual assualts
Northumberland man who enticed girls (12 -13 year olds) is jailed.
Debighshire care worker denies urinating on child’s toothbrush
Ex-Labour MP faces Parliamentary ban for bullying female staff
Nurse gave “abortion pills” so man could force feed them to his partner.
Sexist councillor asks women in audience to stand up and comments “it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a sight like that”
Man who drunkenly kicked pregnant woman in the stomach “gutted” that baby died
Man who threw a speaker at ex-parner class judge a “slag” and tells her to “f—k off” as he was sentenced.
Portsmouth GP admits embezzling over £1m from care group.
Public warned not to approach a high risk rapist as police launch manhunt
And I could go on...
There’s a pattern here.
On the one hand in the week that school teacher Sabina Nassa was murdered 100 meters from her home, see the continue abuse of women.
On the other we see evidence that some feel that they are above and beyond not only the law, but beyond any moral responsibility at all.
We seem to be living in an age where care, respect and personal responsibility are in very short supply - perhaps even exhausted!