To Everybody’s Benefit, We Need an Open MAP Culture (Narrated)…


ISDLogo
….

This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.
*

*


Date: June 09, 2020

One Thing I Envision as a MAP Activist:

We have all these laws and programs named after children/youth who’ve been abducted…raped…murdered…

…And always masses of people blaming “pedophiles”, demanding “more” be done…

…but usually, all they mean by “more”, is for the punitive system to become even more extreme…The whole concept of cultivating a healthy society, with a healthy environment, where these things happen less, almost never crosses their minds, when they say “more”.

What I envision, is MAPs openly having their own groups…clubs…fellowships…where they regularly get together, no shame…total understanding…level status…and use these as a community…Buy, build or rent a place…Have social outings [movies, eating out, etc.]…

…Build bonds…talk about issues, social and private…have speakers come in to talk and educate…

…Take contributions, which can be used to better the “club house”, and/or be put to use through other community initiatives.

Serve as an educational foundation for MAPs, regarding all legal matters that could effect any MAP…

Serve as a community which stands in unity, and supports all of it’s members, even when they may be accused or charged of a crime.

…and keep it’s members level headed, with their minds based in reality…

There have been children/youth who’ve had terrible wrong done to them…Some fraction of those were cases where a MAP was responsible…

I continue to ask…where was that MAP at, psychologically, socially, financially, etc…that it set them down this road, to commit such an act?…

…What went wrong?…and what if there had been a support structure there, to head off these kinds of tragedy?

…What if it had never happened…and all these kids that laws and policies are named after, were thriving adults today?…

Is it somehow “not doing something”…or “not doing enough”…to build what I have described, by integrating MAPs into open society?

The current mindset and process, is a horrible failure…It failed all of the kids it perpetually becomes named after, and countless many others…

Hell…it fails MAPs…

It is time for something radically different.


….
In_Self_Defense_The_Midnight_Archives_SB_Archive

Tell Us What You Think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.