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Default Re: Royal Commission into child abuse announced

Darwinsbulldog said View Post
I understand, but there is a case to be made that while the danger may not be immediate, it may be inevitable.

There have been countless women who were murdered by their husbands or estranged husbands, even though they have been under restraining orders and shit like that.

In other words, I am dissatisfied that "immediate threat" while a necessary condition, is often not a sufficient condition for the safety of the victim.
Might as well call this the Peter Pan argument after the kids movie Hook with Robin Williams. At the climactic fight when Captain Hook is disarmed by Peter and stands helpless Peter, played by Robin Williams, leaves him alive, turns and walks off to take his kids back home.

At that point Captain Hook says;

Peter. I swear to you wherever you go, wherever you are, I vow there will always be daggers bearing notes signed James Hook. They will be flung into doors of your children's children's children, do you hear me?
Knowing the truth of this Peter turns back and eventually Captain Hook is killed. It's even built into children's tales, there are some things you can't walk away from because they will follow you wherever you go.
From the mouth of a seven year old: "When you're you're dead, you don't go anywhere!"
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