What to do Macsyna King?

Once again Macsyna King has been publicly vilified after it became known Ian Wishart has written a book about her relative to  the death of her twin (Kahui) twins. There’s been a crowd of criticism and abuse of King, and significant protest action over the yet to be released book.

Is this the best we can do?

There is a lot of justified public dissatisfaction over the lack of a desired judicial over the death of the twins. The  inquest hasn’t been  completed yet, it’s widely believed  some degree of abuse and neglect was involved. The general mood is that someone must pay for for it and should go down. If they don’t go down in a criminal sense then the public will put them down – them being anyone considered to be culpable.

Wishart has a right to write the book. King has a right to answer questions and say what she likes about the case of her twins, and she has a right not to say what she doesn’t want to say. The police have a duty to do what they can to find and charge who was responsible for the deaths.

What’s the best we can do about this? Anger and frustration  is understandable. How is the energy and passion of these feelings best used?

We can keep trying to flog a judicial horse that seems to have left the stable. That won’t fix the anger and frustration.

We can keep trying to knock Macsyna King down – not that it seems she has much further to go below the  sadly low life she seems to have experienced already.

Wouldn’t it be better if we spent our energy  looking at the Kahui case, and looking at Macsyna King’s involvement, and trying to learn of it so we can better address the terrible level of child abuse that is prevalent in New Zealand?

Would we be better to look to Macsyna King so we can learn from her experiences, and from the experiences of the many people living similar lives to her, and trying to find some solutions?

Maybe Macsyna King could help us learn. Maybe she can help us find some solutions. Wishart’s book  won’t reveal everything but maybe it can help.