Saturday, March 06, 2010


When Jon Venables stayed with his father Neil, there were videos to watch, including Child's Play 3.

In Child's Play 3, the spirit of a serial killer enters a doll named Chucky.

Chucky kills people.

There is a struggle on a railway track.

In 1993, ten year-old Jon Venables grabbed a two year-old boy called James Bulger and tortured him and battered him to death.

James Bulger's mutilated body was found on a railway track.

Jon Venables accomplice was 10 year-old Robert Thompson.

Jon Venables spent 8 years in the care of the state and was then released.

Now, in March 2010, it is reported that Jon Venables has "committed a sickening sex crime." (The Sun)

Jon's father Neil separated from his wife Susan when Jon was four.

After his parents separated Jon began to have problems at school.

Jon's mother Susan Venables has been described as a loose woman whose neighbours "noted a procession of men friends for Mrs Venables". (Did bad parenting turn Thompson and Venables into killers? UK ...)

Reportedly, Susan was prone to hysterics.

"She came from a 'strict and disciplined' background, and had been observed physically and verbally assaulting Jon."

Jon had a terror of being rejected by his mother.

Jon was afraid of his mother. (Did bad parenting turn Thompson and Venables into killers? UK ...)

Back in 1991, when Jon was eight, his teacher reported that the quiet, timid boy would "rock back and forth in his chair, holding onto his desk, moaning and making odd noises." (Death of James Bulger)m

"He banged his head on the furniture... cut himself with scissors... tore down the displays and artwork of other students...

"He approached another classmate from behind and began choking the boy with a wooden ruler...

"No one thought of Jon as a 'bad' kid ... some teachers thought of him as a sweet child, and felt sympathy for him. They thought he was pleading for help."

James Bulger

Jon had a squint in his eye and other kids mocked him.

"Jon was an easy target for the other kids, and they teased him mercilessly, because he was so easily worked up by their provocations...

Jon met Robert Thompson, a manipulative kid who reportedly had psychopathic tendencies.

The two became bullies.

Reportedly, Robert Thompson's parents, Ann and Robert, were heavy drinkers and there was violence in the home. (Profiles: the Bulger killers, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson ) The family eventually split up.

Ann had got married to Robert in order "to escape the severe beatings from her father." (Death of James Bulger .com)

However, Ann's husband beat Ann in front of the boys.

And, Ann beat her sons with sticks and belts.

Young Robert was beaten by his older brothers.

After Jon had met Robert, "Jon disrupted the class...

"Robert was quiet, but seemed to be a shrewd liar, and able to manipulate other students."

When Jon confessed to killing James Bulger, he showed hostility toward his father, "particularly when the issue of sexual assault on James came up. (Death of James Bulger)m

"He walked over to his father and began punching him, crying 'me dad thinks I know and I don't.'"

If Jon Venables had come from a posh family, joined the military and gone off to Afghanistan to kill children, he would have been treated as a hero by the Sun newspaper.

"Reports ... emerged that he was given dispensation to join the Army at 18." (Profiles: the Bulger killers, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson) has written about Venables and Thompson - treat the criminals like princes and the people like criminals

Hospital by Mike Blyth

When a boy is very sick he needs intensive care in a good hospital.

Some kids in the UK are very sick in terms of their behaviour.

But they are not getting intensive care.

Too often, Britain's schools, media and criminal justice system seem to be very sick indeed.

Too often, these institutions appear to be run by fools and crooks.

Many UK families seem sick.

The top people, busy looting and pillaging, appear not to give a damn.

Bhutanese boys are generally well behaved. Photo by Keith Mason

On 19 September the Daily Mail had a report entitled: Feral youths: How a generation of violent, illiterate young men are living outside the boundaries of civilised society

Here are some of the points from the article:

1. According to the head of Scotland Yard's Violent Crime directorate, 'Serious youth violence is the biggest problem we have today...'

The number of violent crimes carried out by children and teenagers has increased by a third over a period of three years.

2. Many UK kids can barely read and write.

63% of white boys from low-income families are unable to read and write properly at 14.

On 21 September 2009, the Daily Mail had a Machetes by the door, drugs on the table - and mothers paid by the state to have babies with men they barely know. What HAVE we done to the British family?

Here are some points from the Mail:

1. In the UK, mothers are 'paid by the state to have babies with men they barely know.'

2. More than a quarter of British children are now raised in single-parent families - and nine out of ten of them are headed by women.

3. According to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Children with one parent, are more likely to have behavioural problems, to do less well at school, have sex earlier, suffer from depression and turn to drugs and heavy drinking.

According to evidence from the U.S., they are more likely to get involved with gangs and crime.

4. Four out of ten of these children will have no contact at all with their fathers by the age of three. For many boys, their first experience of spending any significant time with adult males is when they enter prison.

On 22 September, the Daily Mail had an article entitled: Lazy, illiterate teachers, cynical heads who have given up, and pupils who treat them with contempt.

Here are some of the points:

1. At most primary schools, children sit at tables scattered about the classroom. And they chat. There is an element of chaos.

The typical primary schools tends not to give intensive care to children who have not learnt to read or write.

2. At age 14, Darren was barely able to read and write.

He, and nine of his school chums, got involved in trashing bus shelters, stealing and selling cocaine.

Half the time, the police would let them go; otherwise they usually got away with a £50 fine.

Now Darren lives on benefits, despite being obviously bright.

Two of of his school chums are dead - one committed suicide in prison and the other smashed a stolen car into a bus shelter at 80mph.

Two are serving long prison sentences - one for stabbing someone in the neck.

The fifth is a 'very bad' alcoholic.

Three control the drug scene in the town.

Darren's closest friend, a gifted football player, is homeless and hooked on crack.

Lloyd de Mause

Lloyd de Mause in The Journal of Psychohistory, Winter 1998, refers to The History of Child Abuse. (The History of Child Abuse Lloyd deMause - The Journal of Psychohistory)

"We cannot be content to only continue to do endless repair work on damaged adults, with more jails and police and therapists and political movements.

"Our task now must be to create an entirely new profession of “child helpers” who can reach out to every new child born on earth and help its parents give it love and independence...

" The success of parenting centers such as the one pioneered in Boulder, Colorado, for instance, has been astonishing.

"Through parenting classes and home visiting by paraprofessionals, they have measurably reduced child abuse, as shown by careful followup studies and by reduced police reports and hospital entrance rates.

"All this has been accomplished with very small monetary outlays, since these parent outreach centers operate mainly with volunteer labor, while it has the potential to save trillions of dollars annually in the costs of social violence, police enforcement, jails and other consequences of the widespread child abuse of today.

"Such a parent support movement would resemble the universal education movement of over a century ago...

"Do we really want to have massive armies and jails and emotionally crippled adults forever?

"Must each generation continue to torture and neglect its children so they repeat the violence and economic exploitation of previous generations?

"Why not achieve meaningful political and social revolution by first achieving a parenting revolution?

"If war, social violence, class domination and economic destruction of wealth are really revenge rituals for childhood trauma, how else can we remove the source of these rituals? How else end child abuse and neglect? How else increase the real wealth of nations, our next generation? How else achieve a world of love and laughter of which we are truly capable?"


"I don't know if they have tigers in Bhutan, but they certainly have criminals. Well, they do now anyway - ever since Rupert Murdoch's Sky began broadcasting into every home that is. Suddenly their meagre police force no longer has time to assist grannies cross the street because they're too busy chasing all those people who've taken to robbery and murder...

"A world without fear, a global societal model based not on proscription of innumerable sins but rather redemption and a single aim of selflessness, is possible..." - Fear and Deterrence, and the Possibility of Redemption



Ian Leslie said...

No child is made ugly by the unhappiness of it's beginning !

Anonymous said...

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