I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

MISSING: Andrew John Thompson

You can follow the link below to mymilkcarton.org December 27th, 2008

MISSING: Andrew John Thompson

Written by: forever searching Published on December 27th, 2008 @ 02:04:36 pm , using 295 words, 78 views

Andrew Thompson aged four, was illegally abducted by his mother Melinda Thompson (also known as Melinda Stratton) from Australia in April this year.

Melinda boarded a Singapore Airlines flight in Sydney with Andrew and flew to Frankfurt, Germany. This is a criminal offense under the Australian Family Law Act.

Follow up:

They were ‘a no show’ on a booked return flight to Australia and have since disappeared. Melinda’s family have told police and others that they have no idea of their whereabouts and that Melinda had been researching ‘safe havens’ in the weeks prior to the abduction.

The abduction took place shortly after an investigation by a leading Sydney child and family psychiatrist found the mother has an underlying mental state that affects her judgment and her ability to parent effectively.

The Court has also ordered that in any publication a warning must be issued stating that no one is to approach Melinda Thompson and that any information should be provided immediately to local police and/or Interpol.

The Court did this because of alarming concerns raised by the psychiatrist about the potential for harm to Andrew or for self-harm to the mother.

The Australian Government has conducted an extensive international search for the last seven months. Interpol has issued alerts in 187 countries and the Hague Convention on International Child Abductions has been activated.

Both Andrew and Melinda are Australian Citizens, traveling on Australian Passports.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Andrew and Melinda should contact their local police who will contact Interpol OR contact the Australian Federal Police on +61-2-6126-7777.

For further information or to arrange an interview with Andrew’s father, contact: Robin Bowles +61-418-102-732. or mail to urgent@foreversearching who will put you in contact with Ken Thompson

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Comment from: Ken Thompson [Visitor] Email
This is a great idea. I encourage people to send this milk carton to as many people as possible around the world to help find Andrew. Ken Thompson (Andrew's Dad)
01/03/09 @ 19:07

A Review of: Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care ~ Stephen Baskerville

If you don't know the background of Kathleen's relationship with her dad it is available in several locations including on one of my other blogs here. http://f4j-soo.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-is-father.html The book is inspiring for any dads out there feeling marginalized, especially if you have a daughter. It is prominent in my library. MJM

Men: The New Victim Group

By Stephen Baskerville

Human Events, vol. 64, no. 41 (November 24, 2008), p. 19.

A Review of: Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care

Kathleen Parker

Random House

$26.00, 215pp.

“The last thing we need in America is yet another victim group,” writes columnist John Leo, “this one made up of seriously aggrieved males.” Yet he devotes the column to the dangers of male-bashing.

Men seldom complain about negative “stereotypes,” from fear of appearing petty. So Kathleen Parker has performed a valuable service in her fine book about the increasingly male-hostile culture created by extreme feminism. The relentless venom against males and masculinity – and its impact on women and girls – is presented in readable prose with vivid, often humorous anecdotes. In popular culture, men are portrayed as bumblers, deadbeats, pedophiles, rapists, and batterers. Even boys are deprecated beyond a joke, with feminist teachers declaring “I don’t like boys” and feminist curricula trying to make them girls, plus T-shirts urging that they be pelted with rocks.

The consequences reach beyond New Age Men in aprons and Lamaze classes. By far the most serious fallout is the systematic destruction of fatherhood – “patriarchy” in feminist jargon. Single motherhood is more than celebrated in the popular culture; it is enforced in the courts. Public ridicule may be sufficient for public figures like former Vice President Dan Quayle, who do not subscribe to the fashionable orthodoxy that children can be raised just fine without fathers, but handcuffs and jail cells are available for private men who refuse to accept that their own children are just fine without them.

Parker shows how families with fathers are more than a cultural ideal and social necessity: They also “keep government in its place.” She exposes repressive measures against “deadbeat dads,” including privacy and constitutional rights violations of “Americans accused of nothing,” and how this dishonest campaign is actually causing the problem it is supposed to be addressing.

While Parker’s emphasis is on culture, she transcends the trendy but superficial “he said/she said” approach and highlights government power: How easily “stereotypes” result in not merely unfairness but incarceration.

To appreciate why this book is more than the mirror image of feminist “whining” requires recognizing a fundamental distinction between unfairness and injustice. It may be unfair that a woman can decide to abort a child or not and that a man with no “choice” about the child he fathered must then pay child support. But (even aside from the immorality of abortion) it is not necessarily unjust, and it does not in itself threaten a free society. Criminalizing innocent fathers by seizing and holding their children through divorce laws that allow them to the “treated like criminals by family court,” leveling false charges of ill-defined “abuse,” confiscating their homes, gagging their voices, forcing them to confess to crimes they did not commit, demanding that they pay for it all under the guise of “child support” – and all this on pain of incarceration without trial – constitutes government repression. It threatens not only the families and social order but the privacy and freedom of us all.

Though sugar-coated on Oprah and Dr. Phil, what this book exposes are the consequences of a political ideology that, like most ideologies, promotes hate. Not only has this permeated every corner of our society and culture; its ideologues are now set to assume unprecedented political power. Save the Males offers an important contribution to understanding what we may expect.

Stephen Baskerville is associate professor of government at Patrick Henry College and author of Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).

A personal note from Stephen to all FRA's , Family and Supporters

Cumberland House Publishing is being sold, and unless action is taken soon, Taken Into Custody will go out of print. This is serious for two reasons: First copies will no longer be available. Second, if this book does not succeed, no other book on the abuses of family court and the divorce industry will be published for a very long time. Publishers make decisions based on what sells. If you want your own book published, please help with the success of this one. This is urgent, as it could go out of print in a matter of days. Two things must be done:

First, we need to sell as many copies as possible while the book is still in print. Now is the time to buy copies and urge others to do so. To order, go to the TIC page on Amazon here.

Second, if you have any media contacts, now is the time to use them. I need more radio and TV exposure to keep the book alive.

To assist you, Mike Seeber and Molly Olson have produced the following terrific 2-minute video, which is now up on YouTube. Please distribute this to your media contacts and local officials: Baskerville Speaks – Family Court Puts Profit Over People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA6_ZGa7jbc&feature=channel

TIC now has 54 5-star reviews on Amazon. Few books have comparable ratings.

All published reviews have been highly positive. (See the list of reviews and jacket quotations below.) Thanks for all your support and assistance in the past. And hang in there.

Stephen Baskerville, PhD Associate Professor of Government Patrick Henry College 1 Patrick Henry Circle Purcellville, Virginia 20132

Anonymums ~ Cyber Stalkers from OZ on the “Dole”

Some of you may have come across a group of feminazis operating a blog here http://anonymum.bravehost.com/index.html but who have some other "hate" sites devoted to humiliating – in their way – other people who have opposing points of view. They also are involved on this site http://thesharedparentingdisaster.blogspot.com/ with the annoying music that you cannot turn off.

They visit my blogs periodically and leave anonymous comments about how righteous their cause is and there is no such thing as Parental Alienation, and those of us who are fighting it publicly by increasing its awareness and the identity of the perpetrators are, in fact, alienators. Interesting how logic can be transformed by ideology isn't it. This is the same kind of logic the feminazis use to describe an abuser as either a social misfit or a charming and personable man who underneath is evil personified.

The following is the disclaimer on their website partly funded by Australian tax dollars.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Anonymums and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Anonymums. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Anonymums takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

In other words anything we publish on this site may or may not be the truth and if it is not the truth well shucks, gee, golly wiz its not our fault so go fly a kite. As mentioned previously and in comments left on my blog they don't want to identify themselves so that they don't alienate their children, but then…wait a minute… they don't believe in Parental Alienation anyway. Wonder how they deal with men who alienate their children against women. Oh, of course, they are abusers, how could I have missed that. This is a quote from their history page – where they also try to debunk Parental Alienation Syndrome using the same worn out excuses as other feminazi groups.

"Many of the fathers Rights advocates have been discovered with criminal records for abusing children and violence, but continued in their advocacy. In some countries, there has been a great deal of evidence to suggest that the Family courts are plagued by professionals with this agenda. The motives of fathers rights movements are to continue to control the mother and the child, reflective of the behaviors noted in intimate partner terrorism. Despite the lobbying of domestic violence experts, fathers rights movements have had a significant impact on laws and treaties that undermine previous protections against violence and child abuse. Hence, the major ingredient for systematic abuse and oppression towards victims of violence and child abuse."

They offer no attribution for these conclusions. I have an ex who is female with a criminal record, abuse of children and her spouse emotionally, physically and financially. Perhaps they mean the innocent men and loving fathers who have, without their knowledge, had ex parte orders brought against them then went home and were arrested for wanting to go into their own home, or who waved at their children and were arrested for loving their progeny. Perhaps they are referring to civil rights protestors like one of the organizations with which I hold membership called Fathers 4 Justice who put themselves in harms way to draw attention to the dysfunction in family courts in many countries of the world. Would they kindly point out which country they refer to who have ..."professionals with this agenda" and the names/locations so I can investigate. My curiosity is profoundly enhanced that such people exist and operate within the feminist court system? What brave souls they must be and where is their underground lair so they can be interviewed.

They also operate or are closely associated with a couple of "hate" sites and link with some very clear misandrists, one of which gave them an award. The award giving site, Glenn's Cult, crops up in many blogs leaving comments that are usually spouting vitriol with clear non-logical premises that men are evil and inherently violent and in no way capable of parenting. She is one of the misandric trolls of the feminazi cause. One hate site shows naked caricatures of men with cut and paste quotes from blogs they troll and is supposed to be, in there own twisted view of the world, satirizing Fathers Rights Activists. They honoured me early on, which means I am one of their top enemies. That gives me encouragement because I appear to worry them way down under so much I should be given such early recognition for my efforts at exposing child abusers and Parental Alienation as one of the most abhorrent and slimy forms of child abuse on the planet. The site goes beyond the bounds of fair comment and those who would have a different point of view they have to ridicule. If you look into their psyche, (ie what makes them tick,) you can see the members of an underclass self-perceived as always being victimized by a patriarchal ruling class. Their sole weapon appears to be the use of hate, invective and fabrication without attribution.

My guess is they are receiving incentives from a nanny state past or current, and truly believe they have an inherent right to these benefits. These are the same people family courts are entrusting with the care of our children, in many cases. These are the same people who believe they have sole ownership of children because of their plumbing. They need to remain anonymous or if their identities were known their custody of children might well be looked on in a different light by the court system. No wonder they disparage shared parenting in their own country. Gender equality is most unfair in their view as men just don't qualify as parents. Hell they might even lose another entitlement they believe is owed from the mans wallet called child support - and heaven forbid spousal support. My goodness they might have to work for a living instead of living off men and the taxpayers while they paint their toenails and cyberstalk.

One of the other sites associated with them is http://ozpigpage.blogspot.com/. On this site they do write-ups of Ozzy men's/father's rights activists which by any standard are slanderous and vile. I note it is private for the time being so maybe they got the message they are crossing over the boundary from fair comment to slander and hate. Are they misandrists. Perhaps! I would suggest to the Ozzy men's rights movement to try and uncover their identities. Then perhaps we can do an expose on who they are, their motives (as if we don't already know) and how much the Ozzy tax payers are putting out for this kind of rubbish.

Here are some of them swarming like vampires out for blood after my post:

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