I did not think that I would live long enough to witness what I saw in the mainstream media today. A Cabinet Minister using the deaths of six children to underpin an odious and inhuman attempt to overhaul the welfare state.
The abhorrent actions of Mick Philpott and his accomplices, was an act of unspeakable evil and using it to score political points is an equally despicable act.
It should not even be a political issue, inasmuch as the reckless comparisons being made by the media to associate being a recipient of Welfare benefits and the murder of one’s children.
If comparisons are to be drawn, surely it should be the similarities between ‘Shameless Mick’ milking the welfare system and the greedy politicians helping themselves to the public purse.
The more cynical out there and the ones that are more hardened to the obvious media flame-fanning going on, are surely aware of the political wrangling and furious speech writing to ‘cash in’ on this singularly unpleasant gift that has been handed to them on a plate.
It could not have been written better, the sheer coincidental coming together of these horrific events at the exact same time as the Government attempt to introduce Draconian legislation of the welfare state, does not, if I am honest seem to be as black and white as we are being told to believe.
Darren and Jamie Butler, the brothers who tried to save the children are the ones who earned my respect, I watched in anguish as the SkyNews reporter tried to wring very bit of emotion from Jamie.
His obvious pain was laid bare for the cameras as the female Journalist probed and prodded in the hope that he would break down for the camera.
He did eventually, and I felt for him, as he and his brother had witnessed this horror first hand, and being forced to relive every grisly detail for pure ‘entertainment value’ made truly uncomfortable viewing.
The thing that seems to have been forgotten, behind the media and the Government head shaking and posturing, is the stark fact that six children are now dead. Innocent victims who have died in the most awful way, at the hands of those who were supposed to take care of them.
That is what we should be focussing on, not the hand-wringing and false sentiment of the politicians and the mainstream media ghouls.
The children, Duwayne, 13, Jade, 10, John, 8, Jack, 8, Jesse, 6, and Jayden, 5, deserve so much more, as do the brothers Darren and Jamie Butler, who will in all probability, remember that night for the rest of their lives.