Mrs Carleen Bryant has been allowed
her first contact visit with her son Martin, more than three
years after he was first arrested and charged with the
mass murder at Port Arthur.
Martin was very pleased to see his mum and was quite
forthcoming during the visit, but for the present at least Carleen
prefers that full details not be published. This is understandable
because premature release of the information could lead to a renewed
shock wave of media vilification against her son, designed to suppress
what he has always maintained is the truth about Port Arthur.
A comprehensive report will be published later.
In the meantime, you might like to ponder on a society which allows an
intellectually impaired young man like Martin to be locked away and
tortured by means of sensory deprivation, without raising the slightest
murmur of protest. Have we all lost our way, or has the media finally
achieved the mind-bending abilities attributed to it by George Orwell
in his book?
Those who prefer to sit on the
sidelines and let this obscene travesty of justice run its course,
should always remember that the same thing could happen to their
fathers, brothers or sons.