Anonymous takes issue with my "Tea with a really bad mother" post:
"Well, since Nancie's daughter was murdered, I guess your wonderful and touching advice arrives just a bit late, doesn't it? This is not the time for this kind of self-satisfied-I'm-the-best-parent ... The girl was killed, you self righteous cunt. Walk a mile in someone elses shoes, eh? "
Well, Anonymous. On the face of it, I suppose I do sound self-righteous, and I'd feel bad - even terrible - if I wasn't so right about this.
When I wrote the "Tea with a really bad mother post" below, the victims' names hadn't yet been released. After you called me on it, I went in search of the article.
It seems like the dangers of raves are well known, both to ravers and their relatives. Here's mention of another victim:
_Christopher Williamson, 21, shot in the chest and head. His mother and friends said he was trying to get out of the rave scene because he had been doing too many drugs.
I guess that explains why Nancie didn't want Suzanne going to raves. It also explains why she should have stopped her. But like a lot of parents today, she couldn't tell her daugher no. So instead she had to tell her goodbye. Forever.
So call me a self-righteous cunt if you want to, Anonymous. I just happen to be a self-righteous cunt sick of seeing kids let down by the very people who are supposed to be protecting them.
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