One man’s battle to make sense of the legal system and community advocacies that feed off it. At different times this man turns to government institutions designed to provide a safety net for the handicapped and vulnerable and is failed repeatedly. He fights long battles to get lawyers to give him simple information and to fight his case. He struggles with mental illness, painful disabilities and a failing body.
Despite this he continues moving through a landscape that is bitterly corrupt. He looks at the “safety net” organisations from the point of view of a client and sees them fail. He asks the question. “Can someone who is ill, elderly or mentally disabled negotiate this space?” The answer is a resounding NO much of the time. He falls foul of corrupt or inept lawyers and Police and other public servants and becomes disheartened by the contempt that officers of the law have for it’s disciplines. The corruption becomes so prevalent that he has to lock the public out of his posts until he can find some way of exposing events without leaving himself vulnerable to very powerful people and organisations
He often suggests to people he faces that they are dealing with a very ill and vulnerable person and is shocked by the contempt his condition is shown and even pleasure in causing harm. He thinks of all the vulnerable people who will lose any chance of redeeming their lives in the maelstrom of selfishness and hopes that someone will read this and find information they can use to make things different.