Every so often I might see a comment on our FB wall which catches my attention.
I am almost visually immune now to Internet comments that make never to be fulfilled promises of what that person would do with (insert name of abuser) ‘if only they had ten mins with them’. I don’t even edit or get rid of such comments, if I am scanning the comments I can sense in a nano second if its a post like that – and I move to the next one.
This is an example of one that did catch my attention. Why? Because its so very honest and simply put. I’ve only published a portion of it but the full thing can be seen on our wall under the post titled – ‘Creeping Evil’.
“Things must change, there has to be a stronger deterrent for these sickos. I’ll support you as much as I can, because, i find, abuse, cruelty, of any kind and the injustice, abhorrent.
Thank you Operation Frankish. You have given me and so many others….hope! “
I haven’t attributed a name just in case they don’t want their name on our main site here.
But the name is moot anyway – what is important are her words.
Hope is not an optional extra. Its your lifeblood. What is the opposite of hope? Hopelessness. And when you are in a state of hopelessness then you are already defeated and all that’s left is for the vultures and the maggots to feed on the decaying carcass.
With that being said I am pragmatic. Hope is vital – but hope must be based upon something. If its based on nothingness then its not true hope – that would be false hope and a deception.
Put simply – its not as if our goal and aspiration here is to ‘cure the world of all evil – forever’. That really would be a somewhat hopeless and even childish aim to have. We’re practical. We’re not Miss World contestants vacantly mouthing platitudes and ridiculous goals that can never possibly be achieved.
Here’s what we are saying to those in charge (as you will soon see, it is not remotely outlandish). We are telling them that normal and decent people cannot and will not tolerate this culture of hyper leniency which only serves to feed and further embolden the very worst of people.
Elected officials may be seen as temporary custodians of political power, but this is our country and in our country we should set our own standard.
We are saying to them that it would be in everyone’s best interests if they radically reformed sentences so that the public could see with their own eyes that there is at least some measure of justice being carried out.
We are telling them, imploring them in actual fact, that if they continue down this road of being soft on abusers of all kinds then groups like Operation Frankish, Dark Justice, Guardians of the North etc etc, they are all going to grow stronger and bigger as people lose faith and hope in conventional systems and turn to others for answers and fixes.
Not only will those that exist grow – others will come into being. If the culture of leniency is still permitted to go on at that late stage then I think you would eventually see natural and organic alliances form.
That is why its very much in the interests of Government and their advisors to wake up and get ahead of the curve. This is not the 1970’s when stuff could be swept under the carpet. This is 2017 and we now all know how much we are being played like fools by Governments and courts whose actions literally put you and your loved ones in danger.
Changed days now though. Now we can organise things, we can shared facts, we can expose both the abusers and the politicians who shamefully come up short. We can construct great visual events which stir the public discourse and keep these issues at the forefront of minds. We can create an organisation (like this) and reach more people than would ever have been possible pre Internet. We can create video, visuals, written content, we can even set about creating our own abusers database which the public can access.
That’s what the hope is all based upon – something tangible. We’ve never lived in a better time to reach more people, spread the message and create. We’ve never lived in a better era to finally get those sentences where they need to be. We’ve never lived in a better time to expose the dark corners where they may hide.
Animal abusers are not becoming more sophisticated as time goes by. They are not some organised front but rather a class of criminal who are disorganised and who often act alone (but not always). They have no public support or sympathy. They are not financed or backed. By and large this is also a very low intelligence class of criminal that you are dealing with.
Nope – animal sadists may be becoming more extreme as time goes by (a result of the aforementioned culture of leniency). But they are not becoming more organised and sophisticated. Their opposition on the other hand are very much aspiring to hyper organisation and sophisticated public promotions.
Any time someone donates or offers their labour to us it allows us to grow, to organise better, to become more sophisticated in what we can do.
There is plenty to be hopeful about.
But hope alone is not sufficient. You must have the work ethic, the resolve, the vision – to physically force your hopes into a reality.
That’s what we’re all about – not just offering out hope, but a hope based on achievable aims and a hope that can be plausibly turned into reality.