It is unconscionable that these two individuals have known for so long.
It is unimaginable that they did nothing and have done nothing.
It is horrifying that because of their complicity and collusion a teacher can have abused so many and is still free to abuse.
It is incomprehensible that given their positions and given their responsibilities they chose not to report the teacher.
It is chilling that they can have been considered for and held public office, and have betrayed the trust placed in them by allowing an abusing teacher to walk free and abuse again and again.
It is inconceivable that a parent would not take the necessary actions to protect their child and other children.
It is inconceivable that an intelligent, literate genius with language, knowing what they had experienced at the hands of the abuser, would not use their skills to expose this sick man.
Even more heinous is the neglect, the malpractice, even the crime, when the post held included helping protect and assist the victims of sexual abuse find peace and safety.
Added to this culpability are all the techniques and lies used to silence and cover up the abuse, lest they be exposed, embarrassed, have their status or career damaged.
Such wanton inaction and turning a blind eye actually caused a child to be abused again. How can they cope with their conscience? In fact is there any conscience there at all? Or is the truth that this involves minds that are so ruthless and self possessed that they are willing to destroy even their nearest and dearest as long as they continue to receive all the adulation, the attention and the glory.
An abuser walks free. He can still have access to children. He can still shatter more lives. He has destroyed so much already, caused so much anguish and life changing damage.
Yet these two individuals watch from afar, undetected, unexposed, their reputations intact, one now out of the limelight and inviolable and the other sickeningly and hypocritically attacking, denigrating and ruining other people's lives.
Something must be done.
The abuser must be stopped.
Those who have protected him, chosen never to report him, who have not given a statement to the authorities, who have gagged the truth from being told, and so allowed innocent children to go through total hell, be humiliated, abased, left undefended, unsupported ,with their innocence stolen and their peace fragmented and their sense of selves in pieces - they should be exposed.
Such corruption rots society. It saps the marrow of hope from existence. It undermines the very basis of civilisation. It is the cancer that signals the terminal decline of a nation. If what is here involved cannot be properly managed, even in our highly advanced generation, then it spells only fragmentation in the future.
Truth, justice, honour, integrity - these are the foundations of morality and of good order. We fail to observe them at our corporate peril.