Finally, we’ve reached the point where Australians are stating in droves, “Enough is enough!” Perhaps we’re finally just one step away from the day on which the sleeping masses revolt?
This week, after ABC’s Four Corners reported the results of an investigation into evidence of child torture at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, Australians burst forth with disgusted rage. The institutional horrors of the “justice system” finally laid bare in public; violent footage of children being stripped naked, choked, and put into hooded full body restraints resembling torture devices reserved only for the world’s most dangerous criminals. The community began an outpouring of condemnation and seething anger, demanding justice for the defenceless children involved in such heinous treatment. Yes, we are utterly appalled at the violence, but one cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for the children at the hands of such treatment, especially at the tender age of 11.