Got your attention, eh? So this is the website responsible. Now,
you listen to me. It's difficult enough trying to raise a son
without corrupting influences. Our Bernard (aka Bernie, Bern)
used to be a nice lad. Brushed his hair in the morning, didn't
speak with his mouth full, said thankyou please.
But now he's quite the insufferable adolescent. Doesn't have
a girlfriend yet, but that's no excuse for his outbursts. The
other day the family was sitting watching the news, and I said
what a terrible situation it was in Iraq. Young Bernard flew into
"NO, IT'S NOT TERRIBLE. DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND? GETTING CANCER
IS TERRIBLE. CRASHING YOUR CAR IS TERRIBLE, BUT THIS IS WAR CRIME.
IT'S GENOCIDE. OVER ONE MILLION HAVE DIED. DON'T YOU GET IT? DON'T
Shouting like someone not right in the head. On another occasion
I commented that some chappie on Question Time seemed very full
of himself. Bernie went berserk:
"YES BUT THAT'S THE POINT, DON'T YOU SEE? YOU'RE MEANT TO
RESPOND IN TRIVIAL WAYS LIKE THAT. DON'T YOU SEE HOW PROGRAMMED
YOU ARE? YOU'RE SUCH A MIDDLE-CLASS CLICHE, A TOTAL STEREOTYPE.
IT'S THE SYSTEM, STUPID. CHRIST, YOU'RE SO STUPID AND IGNORANT.
PEOPLE ARE DYING BY THE MILLION AND YOU CARRY ON AS IF NOTHING
IS HAPPENING. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?!".
Now, I work as a paramedic and I do volunteer work at a centre
for abused women. I see a lot of blood and suffering, I'm not
squeamish. So when I checked Bernard's computer for clues to his
behaviour, I wasn't shocked by the porn sites. What shocked me
was the amount of time Bern spends on websites like this.
Who are you to put all these ideas into my son's head? And who
is Les Roberts? My son seems to have adopted him as some kind