The American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman said "the first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool" coupled with the bible quote "God will not be mocked... a man reaps what he sows." has given me a lot to think about, in the context of this story.
The story of what has happened to hundreds of children in Rotherham is too ugly for words. Yes, uglier than the almighty ugly racism. To just say the twenty-first century people of Rotherham failed the weakest among them, in unforgivable ways, is, in itself, a weak testament to the disappointment an incomprehensible apparent attempt at a higher calling has wrought.
You may be an ambassador to England or FranceThey used to say, in the days when the road of progress was not an autobahn, be careful what you wish for, you may get it.
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
May God have mercy on their souls... and ours too.