The Story Behind The Brand
Brand Barbwire Noose® began following an Human Rights outcry made by myself against the neglect and sexual abuse I witnessed of clients in government disabled care in South Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Articles 1 - 6 of the Universal declaration of Human Rights outline the basis of Human Rights disregard I witnessed as a Disabilities officer employee of a Government Organisation.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are
endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a
spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this
Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex,
language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin,
property, birth or other status.
Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political,
jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a
person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade
shall be prohibited in all their forms.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the
Fighting for justice regarding sexual criminal offending against non cognitive and mute Disabled persons, not just a better quality of life for the Disabled clients I cared for in the government organisation lead myself to Trademark register the words Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness® - a slogan which had held a long term place on a yellow curtain blind which was purchased in my teenage years, 2002. A youth, teenage child not yet the legal adult age of 18 in Australia, fresh out of home (parental care). I wrote what is now the slogan of the brand after I was sexually abused myself as a teenager by a man that I should have been able to trust - a police officer. Like the neglected and abused clients should have been able to trust the paid employees assigned to assist them in life - their carers. I was scared to speak out against the police officer that threatened myself after his sexual crime, the slogan represents my internal fight for justice - my fear to fight as a child. A slogan representing the struggle I had with the disgusting truth of being sexually violated at 16 years old by mid 30’s police officer, detective Kurt Slaven of the South Australian Police Force.
At the time I initially wrote the line ‘Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness®’ it was an inspirational and relevant thought. Applicable to what I witnessed, sexual offending - neglected duty of care within Disabled caring, expect these clients could not communicate on any level for themselves. The works not involved in the sexual misconduct or severe neglect shared the type of fear and silence I endured after being raped as a minor. No speaking out fearing the consequences this would have on their lives and livelihoods the main reason for years of silence about the atrocities that occurred at Sharley House. Fears of harassment and dismissal creating loss of income fears, these fears overriding thoughts of morality and humanity for many around me. I did not share the fear of monetary loss, yet after witnessing police corruption as a 16 year old I did fear the backlash of corrupt powers in my teenage years and early 20’s. Not in my 30's though, not authoring 2 Autobiographies about whistleblowing. Kurt Slaven, the police sex offender who offended against myself a corrupt power alligned with biker gangs had also mentioned the corruption of government involving the disabled demographic at the time of his offending. Saying the water from the global tourist attraction the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier South Australia had been proven to have increased the rate of disabled persons born in the area.
It was at 19 years of age that I began work with the government organisation Intellectually Disabled Services Council (IDSC), I started to report to management about the neglect and sexual abuse I witnessed. A teenage whistleblower.
To start with my actions were not whistleblowing, just a simple campaign of lead by example hoping to influence change, transformational leadership. I began to address the shortcomings within the disabled caring field by being the example of, for lack of better wording, the ‘perfect carer’. No one is perfect, but I damn well did my very Best, Everyday. Never missing any duties, feed times, medication, personal hygiene and comfort needs - heating/cooling and entertainment such as Television or Stereo system sounds. I conducted all of my work to the highest of standards. It was going the extra mile with heating and cooling, televised/musical entertainment, which only some carers engaged as with a genuine consciousness in presentation with clothing choices. I would pick up on any jobs the other carers were ignoring, a bitter-sweet choice and almost a mistake as the vigilance was obvious and left myself with a much heavier workload. The worst of my co-workers deliberately floundering at the duties knowing I would not leave a client without their necessary care. I then started to report the misconduct I witnessed and nothing changed. Meetings were held to discuss the ongoings, meetings which seemed to focus on myself rather than the problems. Managers writing letters in reply to my letters full of empty promises to address raised concerns. Empty promises as Nothing ever changed. To me it seemed like the approach was to ignore me and cast aside the concern with petty commentary hoping I would go away. I finally addressed the Disabled Minister of South Australia - Jay Weatherill when the ignorance and passing the buck had span over a year. Writing to the highest of authority in the sector about serious neglect and sexual abuse, still No result that brought a better standard of care, No investigation by police or sexual assault charges and No Dismissals. The fact that No police investigations were ran into the sexual crimes I reported witnessing really bothered me, especially with the residual of the sex acts occuring prominate on observation of the client. The Mount Gambier hospital, only a stone's throw away from the high dependency home Sharley House. The reality that victim clients were never taken for a rape test, the most appauling reality behind gaining justice for such hideous criminal offending against voiceless, non cognative persons. The state labor government's complete disregard for these lives became more evident with the sector's finances wasted on renaming IDSC to Disability SA. More action than there was put towards efforts to better conditions of criminal abuse and neglect. My pursuit for human rights for incapacitated persons - the most severely disabled in our society, voiceless, only lead to myself being harrassed at the disabled care facility house of Sharley Avenue and eventually, after years, pushed out of my postion all together. A disheartening experience as a teenage to early 20 year old and The Story Behind The Brand - BARBWIRE NOOSE.
Barbwire Noose® was created at this time in 2005 when I was put on paid leave. The experience of fighting for justice you should not have to fight for and therapy in a song ‘Pretty Noose’ Leading myself to thinking and interpretation of the worst strangulation one could endure - a barbed wire noose. The birth of the brand name 'Barbwire Noose'. The Song by American grunge band Soundgarden and my upset, raging imagination, the birth child for change and motivation to do something more. Contribute to ‘A Better World’. The slogan was too long to be a brand name, Barbwire Noose® instantly resonating as something I liked, was meaningful and was not too long. I secretly trademarked both the Slogan ‘Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness’ with the Brand name ‘Barbwire Noose’ as Intellectual Property at IP Australia 2005 away from prying eyes at my friends parents house. Years later, I started to share my secret brand Barbwire Noose® with the world, printing my first threads in 2008. Barbwire Noose® forging its foundations of Empowerment to make ‘A Better World’.
Autobiography written by Founder Barbwire Noose, rights and acknowledgment to publishers Austin Macaulay Publications.
So Life is just that.
We all lose ourselves growing up.
Find ourselves when we least expect it.
Face testing experiences and get through.
Better or Worse.
Liking to think for the better.
Learn from a bad decision - decisions.
Become stronger from experiences.
Life throws Crazy Shit.
We All have Stories.
Some we can share, Some that we wont.
These experiences are Strengths, Not weaknesses.
Choose Courage, Not Fear. Death is Inevitable, the rest is Choice.©
My Story in short;
One Testing Experience Too Many, A Life Of Endless Lives And A Yellow Curtain Blind.
Life – A dreamy Nightmare that Grips us by the Throat as we enter this Treacherous World and begins to Squeeze as we struggle to drink from the bosom that Feeds us into Destruction. Dying from Birth we tread through Life’s Bullshit to the Inevitable End of Our Existence. Knowing This, we need Not Fear what life has in store. We need Not Punish Ourselves and become a Shadow to society. 'Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness®'. A Weakness that we should Not bow Down to, as we are Inevitably headed Towards what we will Lose at the end of our Existence – Life. Like a 'Barbwire Noose®' the Reality of our world grips us slowly Bleeding us to our Death with No Remorse. We do Not need to endure more pain in the face of Fear. Embrace Life as it sucks your Vital Soul into the Nothingness of Conformation. Do Not Conform as society demands. Live Life to experience your Mind, your Body, your Souls desire and Fuck the World's Bias opinion. Do Not be Sucked into the Oblivion. Do Not Conform. Alone We Stand Hand In Hand, Without Fear.©
'Barbwire Noose', 'Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness' and Barbwire logo are All Registered Trademarks. BARBWIRE NOOSE PTY. LTD.
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BARBWIRE NOOSE® Clothing and Accessories are Crafted with a Personal Touch and Proudly Australian Owned. Barbwire Noose® is Dedicated to Making 'A Better World™'. Including Organic Materials as an Option on a wide product selection. Active Local, and Worldwide Involvement on Issues, and use of Profits to Support projects with the Same Objectives of 'A Better World™' .
NOTE: Barbwire Noose® does NOT at All in Anyway condone self harm. We Support and Encourage the Support of Charities which aid in Sustaining Life*.
Animals Unleashed: www.unleashed.org.au/
Sea Shepard Conservation: www.seashepherd.org.au/
(*Zip it Mental Health: www.zipit.org.au/sponsor-a-zipper/)
*World Kindness: www.worldkindnessaustralia.org/
*UNWomens Empowerment Champion: https://unwomen.org.au/our-partners/womens-empowerment-principles/
$1.00AUD minimum of your purchase is donated to a cause(s) working towards 'A Better World'. Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness®
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