Thursday, July 7, 2011

Justice for Living Children

This is for everyone who is upset about the CAYLEE ANTHONY case.

That case is over. Our jury system has decided, rightly or wrongly, and it is a system we should prefer since I, for one, do not wish to live in a police state. I hope you feel the same way, too. We seem to have forgotten that many other murders, including that of children by their parents, occurred during the time since this crime was committed.

But if you feel bad for hurt kids, it is time for you to step up.

There are children out there now, ALIVE, who need your help. Children who have been kicked out of their homes for being gay. Children who have been raped and abused by their parents and protectors. Children dumped on the road for simply being a nuisance. Children who have run away because they simply could not take it any more.

These children aren't always pretty and they aren't always sweet. But they goddamn sure could use your help.

Give to The Trevor Project or to the Ali Forney Center. Or find a children's home or charity in your town and give. No money to give? Then donate time and work. GET OFF YOUR COMPLACENT BUTTS AND HELP THE CHILDREN WHO SUFFER TODAY.

Leaving your porch light on will help no one. DOING SOMETHING WILL.


Photograph from here.


  1. I agree, Cody, we all seem to be quick to judge the efforts of others, but hesitant to dive in and do the work to change them. I have friends with autism, Down's syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injuries and other challenges who have seen the sad and unforgiving side of society as well. My heart goes out to children who grow up without a haven of love and understanding.

    You help me to restate one of my life objectives - to love, to show compassion, to be there for others.

    Thanks for the reminder and take care of yourself.

  2. Thanks, Denise! There's so much that can be done to help children who are in trouble now. I'm hoping that people who are (understandably) upset at the verdict in the Caylee Anthony case will turn their concern into real actions to help living kids.