The world needs "mad bastards" like us to expose these leaders for the heartless, unconcerned a**holes that they are. Angus, too, was relentless and was not going to let these charlatans get away with their deceptions.
Thank you for all those sincere comments. I suppose I was very shaken when I got home. I didn't know what to do with myself. So I went to where I won't shock the "delicate senses" of those who don't like to hear about real life or sad things and sometimes really tragic things.....I came to the mad bastards forum.
I tried to follow up on Riley...I also reported the Mental Health Centre, then I went and wrote to the ABC.....nothing like a little pro active action....
The counsellor arrived today just as I was sitting relaxing with a good book. I thought..."Um okay, so you think I must be hanging off the balcony...." I opened the door and this enormous African woman was with her............"Where's the Tazer?" I asked...( nervous laughter from them.) "Come on in girls and take a seat. Sit anywhere you want, and tell me how Riley is"
Counsellor: " Well Juliette, as you know, we can't provide details of where she is and whether she is in hospital, but we can reassure you that she is in a safe and loving environment"....."
"So. You put her in some padded cell then did you?" (forced smile and a moment to gather her/their combined strengths)
"No no no. Nothing like that, we can assure you she is in a safe and loving environment" Ummm..." I checked your clinic online and I see you have six cases being investigated. And why did those cowards let her leave the building and run into the road?"..........."Well..moving past that Juliette, we really want to know how you are today, because you sounded very very upset yesterday"...
"Thank you for your concern ####### but the issue is about how badly your staff behaved yesterday and the fact that your clinic/hospital is under investigation for neglect of care, leading the deaths of six people in one year and the youngest one was just sixteen. So my question is how are you all feeling about that? And with all respect, please don't talk down to me anymore. I am well educated enough to know about your loaded language, you are similar to a religion I was raised in..It's called repetition for emphasis bordering on brainwashing or trying to exert power over another"
Silence, shuffling some papers and she dropping pen..... they sat for a moment, the really big rugby tackling type woman's phone rang. So she got herself up of the couch and no doubt felt good to just get out of there.....
My home was clean and warm and full of life.
I did not really blame these women as such but I do get it .........I do understand that they can resort to phrases which make me want to grab a thesaurus and shove in their faces....Change the language and you may just shift your thinking....
I do know Riley is okay and I know I will not be allowed to see her. But! I think I will see her and don't know why. The nice rugby tackler and the thinner and very stressed counsellors left; telling me I looked really good today and sounded much better too.
"Thank you so much for saying that. It's just that no one has tried to throw themselves infront a car today...But thanks anyway. I'll see you around."
I know, I know.... I was a bitch. I couldn't afford to let them play me down or get under my skin. It would have given them a power I can't afford to lose.
If I was incorrect in my assumption then I send a big sorry to the sky for them... The thing is, they still let that girl run into the bloody road and no one went to help her. I don't forgive that, I don't have to.
I hope I have not hurt anyone here by my emotional outburst the other day. I hope that in the future I can just fill you in on good information about the things I find out and read about your' experiences and discoveries...
You were all excellently uplifting and tolerant. So thanks and kisses and all that stuff.