The whole country has been in a brutal cold snap recently. Temps have been anywhere from -20ish to -50ish.
When it gets that cold, you’re glad for the ugly toque that your aunt gave you for Christmas. You don’t care if you wear the clunkiest boots ever made. Looking like a bloated marshmallow is the status quo. Welcome to Canada, where everyone’s fat, waddling and mismatched for half of the year in their winter garb.
Even with all that padding and covering, with temps being this low, you’d be wise to hurry your ass from Point A to Point B and don’t be stopping inbetween. You’ll lose feeling in your feet pretty quick, not to mention your ears, fingers and anything else you can think of.
Now, what I’m about to discuss is said partially in jest. Partially not in jest. I do not intend whatsoever to make light about what happened to the kids I’m about to mention. What happened to them is despicable, horrible, tragic and utterly inexcusable. I am appalled by the actions of the so-called ‘adults’ in these stories and am truly disgusted that they have bred. Clearly, just because they are physically capable of creating life does not mean they should have done so.
In my home province of Saskatchewan, winters are especially terrible. Currently, they are in a spell of temperatures that are reaching beyond -50C with the windchill. I don’t know what that is in farenheit, but I do know that -40C is equal to -40F, so it’s colder than that. It’s bloody freezing. I’ve gone through that, and when you go out in that kind of temperature, you literally get the air sucked out of you. It’s a huge shock to your body and it’s impossible to think of anything else but the cold. Every cell in your body screams at you to get back inside.
So in Saskatchewan earlier this week, a father of two girls decided it would be a lovely time to go visit his friend, in a house 400 metres from his place. Fine, whatever, maybe he had terrible cabin fever, maybe he really wanted to see his buddy, maybe he just needed to get out of the house. Though it’s cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, 400 metres is doable when one is dressed appropriately.
So, he took his drunk self and made the decision to go out and take his two young girls along. Nobody really knows what happened exactly past this point. Eight hours later, he finally arrived at his friends house. His friend immediately called an ambulance to get him to the hospital. Once this drunken father reached the hospital, only THEN did he start to mumble something or another about his babies.
The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police…..affectionately known as the Mounties) raced out to his place and started scouring the area, looking for his children. They were both found.
Frozen. Dead. In t-shirts and diapers. They were three and one years old.
From what authorities can gather, the three year old was walking behind her drunk piece of shit father, and the one year old was being carried but was at some point, dropped into the snow. Shortly thereafter, he passed out. Neither girl was dressed even appropriately for a warm fall night, let alone a brutal winter day of -50C. Those poor babies died cold, alone and likely, terrified.
Who is this douchebag of a sperm donor?? WHAT are you doing being SO DRUNK that you think it is a good and acceptable idea to take your toddlers out in -50C?? I’m so livid that I don’t even know where to begin. What are you doing drinking like that when you are the guardian for these girls to begin with? When there is no other adult presence around, why are you unable to be responsible enough to maintain your intact senses? Then, you know bloody well how cold it is outside. What are you doing not dressing them in 6 layers?? Why are you allowing a 3 year old to navigate her own way ANYWHERE? Do you not think of the safety, well-being or basic human fucking needs of your own damned flesh and blood AT ALL??? Or are you such an immature, irresponsible piece of trash who should be castrated that all you think about is getting together with a pal for more beer?
Those poor girls. Those poor, poor babies.
He waited all the way until he was in the hospital to let it be known that his two kids were also outside at the time??
People like this should be forcibly sterilized. If they show any tendencies to this level of selfishness, irresponsibility and inability to recognize danger or differentiate between a good or bad idea, you should not be allowed to create and handle a new life.
You want to share your life with kids? Good. Be a camp counsellor, a teacher, an overbearing aunt, a saviour to your neighbour who needs someone else to watch the Barney video for the 78th time. Be an art instructor, a dance teacher, a children’s clothing designer, a director for children’s focus groups, a daycare worker, a toy store employee, whatever. We’re snipping you!!
Okay. OBVIOUSLY I jest. This is clearly not feasible. Nor will it ever be popular (I can see the hate comments now….). But please….if you think that you can’t give up binge drinking, partying, drug use, day long naps, laziness or anything else that will get in the way of raising your child properly, be smart enough to not procreate. There’s these crazy things called condoms. Also, birth control pills are starting to become fairly well known. Depo, IUD’s, freaking abstinence!
WHY ARE THESE ASSHOLES WHO CLEARLY DON’T TAKE CHILDREARING SERIOUSLY THE ONES WHO ARE HAVING SO MANY DAMNED KIDS?????
In another disgusting, perhaps even worse display and a wonderful case for my ‘forced sterilization’ argument…….Here in Toronto, there was recently an 8-month-old baby girl found in a parking lot stairwell. Abandoned. EIGHT MONTHS OLD. There is surveillance video of a car pulling up, someone getting out, laying the baby down in the sheltered, but unheated, concrete staircase, then drive away. The baby was found near death and bleeding, but is alive. It was approximately -30C outside that day.
This, in my eyes, is attempted murder. It was premeditated and the person was in control of their senses enough to drive a vehicle properly. They knew the chances of death were pretty damn high.
The police are trying to find the mother, to see if she needs help, to see if she’s in trouble, to get her her child back.
I would search for that mother and rip out her uterus. Then I would throw her in an unheated jail cell and let HER bleed all over the concrete.
I dont know her situation. I don’t know the mother at all. But, in all honestly and complete bluntness (what else would you expect from me?), I don’t care. I do not care. No matter HOW terrible her situation, dumping her infant into a cold stairwell in an abandoned parking lot is so NOT an option. I won’t even begin to list the 8,000 other things that she could have done instead that would not have endangered this innocent beings life.
What is going on in the world? What are these people doing? I can’t even sort of pinpoint where the problem lies or where it begins or worse, how to stop it. What happens to these people? Do they want these kids, then realize that it’s not what it was cracked up to be and they stopped caring? Were these kids mistakes and they didn’t take the responsibility to do the right thing, be it adoption or abortion (I’m not judging, either way)? If they really had to get away, could they not have dropped the kid off with family or friends? Sure, it’s not an admirable thing to do and your child will resent you, but she will be ALIVE. Do they not view these kids as being worth anything? Are they disposable to them? Are they so financially distraught that they get rid of the child since they view it as a monetary burden?
What is happening?
I don’t know. I don’t understand. I know that I would be an inappropriate parent at this stage in my life, so I maintain my barren womb. It’s not difficult to not get pregnant, or to not get someone else pregnant. Why can’t others see this? Why can’t those around them see this? Why can’t they change their ways? Why are these people getting off so easy? Why is the judicial system failing these kids so miserably after these awful occurrences? These people should be tracked in the same way a sex offender is. So that others know not to leave children in their supervision. If this is what they do to their own children, may God help the ones that come in contact with them that are not a product of their own groins.
These people should be sterilized. They should not be allowed to reproduce. They disgust me. They are vile human beings.
That is all. I know I don’t usually write posts such as this, but this has made me irate. Two seperate incidents of disgusting behaviour like this need to be shared. Because something needs to be done. And I don’t know what to do. Hopefully someone else out there does.