Sunday, July 29, 2012

"best restrained from contemplating her future life as a career carer"

Macsyna is a proven bad mum. Of the six children she has bought into this world, she appears currently responsible for none. Admittedly two were murdered. But when Child, Youth and Family took the last child into its care, it was quoted as saying the child was "malnourished" and "neglected".

Second, she is a self-confessed doper and drunk and just happened to be one during the care of both the Kahui twins and her youngest 12-month-old child. Everything about her care, according to testimony at the Kahui trial, ran counter to the most basic concept of mothering.

That included the seeming indifference to the plight of the prematurely born twins when first brought into this world at at Starship hospital. Red flags were apparent even then.

And let's never forget the pathologist report. That the children had suffered broken bones days and weeks before their fatal bashing.

Then there was her immediate post-murder reaction. The police described all involved - including herself and her half-brother - as obstructive. The impression that we received was of someone selfish and self-absorbed, satiated only by substances. I still have that impression and the whininess of this week only acts as further evidence. But mostly Macysna - the reason that you won't be getting a sorry - is that you are the embodiment of all that is wrong with our welfare indulgence. You are exactly the kind of person who shouldn't be having kids because you can't really care. The nurturing gene is absent.

We have seen. We have observed. And whether you were in that bedroom that night or not - we know that there is a stain you can't wash out no matter how many reports, how many lawyers, and how many tears you may wish to shed.

Because the truth is: if you had been a half-decent mum, the Kahui twins would be alive today.

A long but well overdue summary of facts of a 'career carer' failure that is echoed right across New Zealand.

'the embodiment of all that is wrong with our welfare indulgence'.


mawm said...

And she is just one of many like her. It is New Zealand's shame that we keep on paying for women like her to have unwanted kids..

PM of NZ said...

MAWM, as I said an apt description echoed throughout our fair land.