please don't think this post is discounting the horror and pain that maddie's family is going through right now, or that possibly the wee girl is either. i'm not saying it's not evil and horrible for someone to take a 3 year old child from her bed - it is. it makes me and everyone else sick to think what might have happened to her. not even imaginable.
but here is my thought right now - and please, i'm not trying to ignore or belittle their horror and pain - thousands, and yes, that is accurate, thousands of children in other parts of the world, africa, india, the middle east, disappear and no one does anything about it. it's as if they don't matter. there's a long list of people from europe who have given money to try and find wee maddie. £2.5million. i'm please that people are willing to help the family and offer rewards for this child. yet what about rewards for african children who are stolen from their families.
why don't people in europe who are so willing to put up money to try and save 1 wee white, european child, put up money so save the lives of thousands of wee african or asian children? are we so discriminatory still that we can't see what is happening?
it is important to try and save a child - any child. yet we as 'safe' and happy, well fed europeans, americans, and people of first world countries, seem to forget there are children who simply die because they have nothing to eat.
do we care?
do YOU care?