Behind America’s Closed Doors

Every TEN days in America, this number of children die, or are killed, by child abuse.

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In case you can’t count, there are FIFTY children in that image.

One child dies from abuse every FIVE HOURS within the borders of this ‘superpower’ nation. That is the worst record of child abuse in the industrialized world.[1]

You’ll not have heard Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News, or Scott Pelley of CBS, giving you those statistics. It’s too shocking for the delicate ears of Americans.

It took the BBC to break this story eight months ago. How many Americans are aware of these facts?

Michael Petit, the president of Every Child Matters:

…other rich nations have social policies that provide child care, universal health insurance, pre-school, parental leave and visiting nurses to virtually all in need.

In the US, when children are born into young families not prepared to receive them, local social safety nets may be frayed, or non-existent. As a result, they are unable to compensate for the household stress the child must endure.

In the most severe situations, there is a predictable downward spiral and a child dies. Some 75% of these children are under four, while nearly half are under one.

What the US media will frequently divulge to you is the magnificence and power of the American military machine, and how lethal US drone strikes are proving against the people of Pakistan or Yemen.

The United States spends five times more on its military than the next highest spender, China.

Isn’t it time this truly backward nation got its priorities sorted out?

[1] “America’s child death shame” BBC, October 17th 2011

2 Replies to “Behind America’s Closed Doors”

  1. Yet another example of how a so-called “Christian” country hasn’t read the
    effin manual. The powers that be must be considered as guilty as the abusers, because they care not…..

    Mt 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

  2. And this is a country which makes the contents of uteri government business and then abandons the unwanted result to death and abuse or worse. There is worse.

    *eyeroll*)0_0

    It’s all so hopeless and draconian and awful.

    XO
    WWW

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