Don't strike yourself out

The symbolism of the three wise monkeys conjures up the strategy that each monkey had one defect but the two other senses worked. The deaf monkey used his sight to observe all around him thus judge evil actions and using the medium of his voice report them to the second monkey who was blind. All the second monkey had to do without needing to see was repeat what he heard to the third monkey who was mute and as he couldn't talk the message was lost at the end of the line, all he could do was observe what fate would befall the unfortunate one and sit and watch it happen. What a way of genius the gods had in shutting them up, each one assigned the job of not interrupting the bad dream where everyone lies in tombs. In Japan the monkey has become a negative symbol, if you give someone there a monkey as a gift it means you wish them dead. The proverbial principle of the three monkeys that see, hear and speak no evil seems to point to someone who doesn't want to be involved in a situation. No rest for the life-shy. Turning a blind eye to what 'is' - because it's perceived to be that way, it's 'just the way life is, it's just the way things are' - is to LIVE evil (or rather not live and just be struck out). How bleak. A Fourth WISE monkey should come in here and say Live No Evil. Reverse the word 'evil' and you get 'live'. Live and let live. You are All That Is and Ever Will Be and Everything and Everywhere and then some. Open your eyes and listen and say something, for Heaven's sake. It's not - and damn it never should be - 'just the way life is, just the way things are'. Harsh words. Thinking this is damning yourself off from the Universe.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Grieving for five lost children

Sleeping in parks, shop doorways, and on church steps, grieving for five lost children, this is the raggedy bones of a horrible, horrible story. Hugh and Elizabeth Docherty have slept rough on the London streets for ten years. They are not alcoholics. This clean, moral, sane married couple are unable to work and cannot claim benefits. Hugh has been sectioned to a mental hospital by the police on behalf of the establishment and drugged up three times, yet he got himself out of there. And after all these years he has stood by his wife full-time to protect her from the police and from all the other officials who want to get at this lady and who have hounded them for the best part of the decade. And so he can’t work. Were it not for her husband she would not be here today. She would have passed on years ago. Her life is in jeopardy, and they all the time live in grief and worry. The probable thousands of hours of police time probably have cost millions of pounds to the public purse by now. And it’s all to not sully the reputation of a Baroness in the House of Lords. And it’s all to not sully the reputation of a late political icon, John Smith. You see Elizabeth has no identity. She doesn't own a birth certificate and has no medical papers. Her national insurance ID has been changed three times. She is in effect a non-person born in 1960, a straw lady in a corn valley. Well in actual fact she is someone.  The truth is she's none other than the oldest daughter of… the Baroness! Elizabeth Smith, Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill: widow of the late John Smith, the politician in the labour party who died in 1994! Her mother is the Baroness who sits in high places in the House of Lords! Elizabeth and her twin brother Robert were just babies when their mother took up position with John Smith. To hide physical evidence of her mother’s previous union with Robert Walker, who was deaf and mute and therefore posed no opposition, the twins Elizabeth and Robert were adopted - separately - and their identities were changed. Elizabeth’s date of birth was altered from 14th January to 14th December 1960. A couple called Gillespie raised Elizabeth and they beat and abused her and treated her as a slave throughout her childhood. Having had enough, she left 'home' in 1977 at the age of 16. She went on to get married and have four daughters: Michelle, Vicky, Kim and Stephanie. Then she found her husband in bed with her best friend and left him, taking all the children. At that time she didn't yet know who her real mother was and wanted to know. Walking blindly into the abyss she informed the social worker that she was off to ‘find her biological mother’. Fatal move! The ill-fated remark resulted in a summons to attend a children’s panel at the Town Hall. In a library in a town hall in Glasgow Scotland on the spot, all her children were removed from her all at once. She had no leg to stand on; no lawyer, no advice, no protection – and no means to get them back. Can you image this dire scene? Would this not seem a crime? A mother comes before a panel meant for children. The case is not heard in a proper court. A properly conducted hearing with legal representations for the defendant would make it clear there were no medical records; it would show that ID was changed and documents were forged. The grief and helplessness at losing her children overwhelmed her and Elizabeth tried to take her own life. She didn’t succeed in the attempt and destiny took her in 1989 to her present loving husband and guardian angel, Hugh Docherty. They had a daughter, Stacey, in 1990, and got married in 1995. Hugh’s doctor told him he should leave her when she went through a bit of a rough patch emotionally. The significance of this remark came to light one day when visiting relatives and an aunt let slip who Elizabeth’s real mother was, and also that she had a twin brother. She had no idea before then. She decided she had to confront her mother face to face. One Sunday morning of July 1999 Elizabeth and daughter Stacey turned up on the doorstep of the home of Baroness Smith in Edinburgh. They were let in. Stacey’s grandmother the Baroness gave her granddaughter a very dark look – she said: “You’re next!” Hugh found himself continually being arrested on the classic ‘breach of the peace’ and other trumped-up charges because he refused to keep quiet about the injustice done to his wife. The family fled Scotland for London in 2005. And in March 2001, Stacey was taken. The ominous words of Baroness Smith’s words came to fruition. And from then onward came the hell in the decade that followed. Don’t tolerate the evil of this callous society. Why has no action been taken? There are compassionate people taking action. Write to The Baroness Smith at the House of Lords – tell her you have heard the story of the sufferings of her eldest daughter and are deeply shocked. Write to the John Smith Foundation at the John Smith Memorial Trust for Democracy and Social Justice – tell them they are a front for a fraudulent man who was prepared to commit the most heinous acts of inhumanity for the sake of his political career. Write to Gordon Brown and Tony Blair – tell them the so-called new labour party is built on crime immorality and cruelty. Tell them it will stink throughout history. And then write to Belinda, who will let you know what else caring people are going to do. What happened to Hugh and Belinda when they were brought before the courts? Hugh was totally ignored no matter what he said. There were no social services, no charges, no police car and no lawyer when their daughter screamed hysterically. They were thrown on the street for beholding the truth - about the Scottish parliament and John Smith and the last two prime ministers of this country and the terrorization of his wife throughout her entire life; about the kidnap and abduction of all the children to make Mr and Mrs Smith look honourable. Their only hope is for the media to bring this out and that her mother will face the music of the kidnap and abduction of five children in corroboration with the police. Elizabeth is from Scotland and herein lurks beneath the surface a link: the place that the Hollie Grieg case came out of.~

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