When they stripped you of your powers, I hoped you would fade away. When you said you were getting help, I hoped that was true. What I really hoped was that you would stop talking and that, perhaps, I wouldn’t have to be so annoyed with you all the time.
I get annoyed because you use my life (and the lives of those like me) as a talking point far too often.
In your interview with Mr. Black, you did it again. You implied, falsely (as the evidence shows) that a reporter was a pedophile. You implied that he was only there to take pictures of your children to use for his own pleasure. Outside of the heinousness of casually making this sort of statement (especially when police have said that there were no photos of your home and family on his device) let’s examine what this means.
You have used your children. You have shamelessly and baselessly presented your children as the victims of a pedophile to gain sympathy and support for yourself. You have taken your precious babies and made them pawns and drawn attention to them in a way that is inexcusable.
You have minimized the experience of real victims of pedophiles by casually throwing around potential victimization. You have contributed to the muddy waters that we already wade through trying to get help. You have gut-punched us for a talking point.
You have taken a man and, though few believe you, called his integrity into question. You have attacked his character in a way that surpasses what is reasonable and correct in political discourse. If you suspect a man of endangering children, you call the police. You don’t bring it up a year later on television to deflect from your own unreasonable violence.
In this scenario, only one person victimized someone smaller than them, and it was you.
I have had a life that has not always been simple. I’ve seen you bash the homeless, those in need and those from challenging neighbourhoods. Yet now that I’m an established, middle-class homeowner, you think I’ll support you because you may, potentially, save me money?
No. I cannot support you. And I respectfully request that you stop using victims, survivors and those in need as talking points. You do not support us and we will not be still while you use us.