- The Haitian Earthquake and its aftermath, and
- The home story of the Edlington torture case in Yorkshire
The reasons for this low amount of comment is that both stories will be thoroughly covered elsewhere and in far greater detail, so I will limit my comments to the following.
If there is a more benighted country in the western hemisphere than Haiti I am not aware of it. It was founded as the the first black-led Republic in the world, when it gained independence as part of a successful slave rebellion against Napoleons troops in 1804. But from that point onwards it has been one disaster after another and the country has proved to be virtually ungovernable except by extreme voodoo inspired dictators such as "Papa Doc".
Despite the successful rebellion it remained a Francophone independent (along with Canada) country while the rest of the French islands in the Caribbean are all overseas départements, or collectivités, of France. Maybe that's where its problems lie?
Whatever the reasons, its fair to say that after political 32 coups and countless foreign intrusions, Haiti remains the Wests only truly failed state. The utter shambles of the relief program is sadly true to form with everything else that happens in that country.
The domestic story of the two children who tortured two even smaller children in Yorkshire and are suspected of other similar offences, is so depressing that I was going to ignore it, but that would be unfair on the victims. We should all cry out in horror at what monsters are being bred on the council estates across New Labour's Britain.
Just a brief description of the Manson like 'family' background that produced these two animals .... the mother had multiple partners and children by them. She fed the kids cannabis to 'quieten them down', and they were allowed to watch horror movies from a young age. These boys would allegedly often be up all night and had even set fire to their own wardrobes in their bedrooms.
This family and its scum brood were known in the Edlington area (yet another life time Labour Party constituency) and to the authorities, but as usual in "Broken Britain", where I can be arrested or sued for a politically incorrect blog comment, nothing is done to control the blight families who ruin so many lives across the country.
Don Crabtree a former police officer, described the brothers as habitual troublemakers who were "a cancer" in the local community where they were involved in incidents of vandalism and violence against animals. "On one occasion we had it reported to us that at least one member of that family was seen to pick up ducklings in the park and kill them by throwing them against trees. That is about as sad as it gets."
"About as sad as it gets" sums up both stories.