It's For The Children
When Hillary Clinton says it takes a "village" to raise a child, does this mean that snooping, nosey, prying and gossipy people will be surrounding all of us -- snoopers who are employees of the state with the power of police?
This woman wonders. I was forced by DSS to attend a "support group" for abused women, against my will. Or else I would never see my daughter again. That is what they told me. I was required to report every week to the Independence House, Hyannis, although it's supposedly for women who seek their help. It's run primarily by volunteers who are not counselors, therapists, or psychologists. They are all former battered women. Yet my DSS "service plan" stated that I had to attend for "treatment."
I've fortunately never had any run-ins with the -- frankly, creepy -- people who inhabit the social service bureaucracies, but I've heard enough horror stories that I believe every word of this woman's tale. Orwell and Kafka foretold it to those who would listen.
But, as they say, read the whole thing here.