Thursday, 20 November 2008


Nia Glassie could have been a ballerina but we will never know because her life was cut short by bad people .That is the real tragedy. You see we have seen the dead eyes of the lost and forgotten, many times. They are chilling, as it is not anger or sorrow you see - its is just a deep emptiness. They are simply, souless.
Those are the eyes that Nia Glassie saw every day of her little short life. To her killers she was an irrelevancy, a broken toy, a soft ball to be kicked but she was never loved, of that we are sure.
We have a society that allows children to grow up into black eyed beasts that kill our innocents. That must change. We need our children to grow up into men and women who respect life and the living.
That a disproportionate number are Maori is not something we can back away from for fear of being called racist. The Maori Party now has the portfolios that can make a difference and that may mean together we can finally find ways to stop young men becoming black eyed beasts and let little girls, with pretty names and soft brown eyes full of innocence, grow up and dance for the world.


Lee Clark said...

Just truly sickening, that in a civilised country, in which so much is done for those who need help, that lowlifes like these can inflict such suffering. Their punishment - will be a nice supported living environment, counselling and time off for good behavour. That's what passes for justice. I've refrained from posting about this on MWT because I am just sickened by it and lack the eloquence to say my piece, without seccumbing to the temptation to cheapen this loss and dip into political statements.

Anonymous said...

RP, While our statistics are shocking I don't think we have a mortgage on matters child abuse. The case Baby P in the UK is making headlines and shows, to me at least, that the problem is a worldwide one.