In Reply to: Wilful Blindness [reposted] posted by Perry on November 04, 2005 at 12:34:06:
"If you didn't know what was really going on behind certain closed doors, you could have and should have known."
You made some really good points, Perry, but I did have a personal reaction to the above statement. I was taught not to ask questions about things "above my understanding" that went on in the Home. I was basically instructed that whatever was going on behind someone's closed door was none of my business. I was never in any leadership position where I was responsible for anyone other than myself, so why would I ask questions when I was told not to?
I did notice that when the Home was mostly empty except for a few people, some very curious stuff took place. When I said anything about it to higherup leaders, I was told it wasn't a problem, I had misinterpreted things, or I wasn't spiritual enough to understand. The main message I got was, "Don't feel, don't think, don't talk."
Under those conditions, I don't know how much I could have or should have known.