Absence of Toilets Means Presence of Death

Fundamental Failure
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs in a
particular situation neglected or denied, setting you up
to fail despite your own efforts.

Around the world, 2.3 billion people have no toilets or latrines. Close to 900 million of them defecate in gutters, behind bushes, or in open bodies of water. Open defecation is responsible for the deaths of approximately 361,000 children under age 5 every year.

“Open defecation perpetuates a vicious cycle of disease and poverty. The countries where open defection is most widespread have the highest number of deaths of children aged under 5 years as well as the highest levels of malnutrition and poverty, and big disparities of wealth.“

Children die before they get a real chance to live because adults who could make a difference neglect their needs. Preventable deaths are fundamental failure.

Sanitation
World Health Organization

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Stereotyping Children Creates Fundamental Failure

Originally published August 6, 2014.

Revised and republished February 24, 2016 after a web host transfer.

Fundamental Failure
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs in a
particular situation neglected or denied, setting you up
to fail despite your own efforts

Children with dental problems that go untreated can be “distracted” by their pain and “easily agitated” in school. The stereotyping explanation for teachers and school administrators is that easily agitated children are exhibiting behavior problems. Strategies to end behavior problems will not alleviate dental pain. Neglecting dental problems sets up children in pain to fail despite their own efforts.

“50 Secrets From Your Dentist”
Chris Woolston
Reader’s Digest
July 2009

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Hurricane Sandy Triggered Continuing Fundamental Failure

Originally published  January 29, 2014.

Revised and republished November 13, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Fundamental Failure
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation neglected or denied,
setting you up to fail despite your own efforts

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy blew through several countries from the Caribbean up the eastern coast of the United States, killing more than 250 and leaving millions without power, homes, schools, or businesses. The storm set people up to fail at living normal lives despite their own efforts.

Years after Hurricane Sandy hit, many people were still experiencing fundamental failure because their insurance companies failed to give them money to rebuild and federal aid has been slow.

The fundamental failure caused by Sandy has been so overwhelming that many people are in counseling to help them cope. Despite their own efforts, their fundamental failure continues.

“Counseling available for Hurricane Sandy victims still reeling from storm”
Susan K. Livio
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
November 21, 2013

“Hurricane Sandy Anniversary 2014: Billions Of Dollars In Federal Aid still Unpaid”
Angelo Young
International Business Times
October 29, 2014

“Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts”
CNN Library
CNN
October 3, 2015

“Many Hurricane Sandy insurance claimes closed without payment, data shows”
Ed Beeson
The Star Ledger
May 19, 2013

“Sandy Victims Who Entered FEMA Flood Insurance Review Process Months Ago Are Still Waiting For Claims To Be Processed”
RealEstateRama
November 2, 2015

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Too Many Parents Intentionally Create Fundamental Failure For Their Children

Originally published September 18, 2013

Revised and republished November 3, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Fundamental Failure
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation neglected or denied,
setting you up to fail despite your own efforts

When parents do not want their children, they neglect and deny their children’s basic survival needs. In the United States, so many parents do not want their children that children are dying every single day because their parents kill them. Compared to child deaths at the hands of parents in the rest of the world, in 1998 the United States ranked:

11th for infants under 1 year old

1st for children 1 through 4 years old

4th for children over 5 years old

But the number of deaths by parents is probably low.

“Many researchers and practitioners believe that child fatalities due
to abuse and neglect are still underreported. One report on national
child abuse and neglect deaths in the United States estimates that
approximately 50 percent of deaths reported as “unintentional injury
deaths” are reclassified after further investigation by medical and
forensic experts as deaths due to maltreatment (Every Child Matters
Education Fund, 2012)”

For every child who dies at the hands of their parents, other children survive. We don’t know how many children survive the murder attempts. It is likely higher than the number of children who die.

Every day, parents set the children they do not want up to fail at living. Children who manage to survive can experience failure as adults because their parents neglected and denied their needs. I have first hand experience with the failure survivors experience, because I survived my mother’s two attempts to kill me.

Paula M. Kramer
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Setting Children Up For Fundamental Failure

Originally published January 17, 2013.

Updated and republished September 9, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Fundamental Failure
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation neglected or denied,
setting you up to fail despite your own effort

The United States, a economically rich country, is doing less to provide its poorest children with the basics for survival. Federal and state governments limit or cut funding for health care and food, neglecting the physical needs of its poorest children.

Because their physical needs are neglected, these children live with health problems which in turn create education problems. They are more likely to endure poor health as adults, including cardio-vascular disease.

Because neglect of their physical needs prevents children from reaching their mental potential, these children do poorly in school and have low skills.

The parents of poor families work at such low wages that they have to work long hours. Those long hours mean parents can spend very little time with their children. They have little time or energy to satisfy children’s emotional needs. Because their emotional needs are neglected, these children have lower aspirations and earn less money as adults.

These children grow into adults with weak physical health, weak mental skills, and weak emotional resources. Neglect has set them up to fail despite their own efforts. Their failure means they are more likely to create freaky failure for other people rather than serendipitous success.

“The Children Left Behind: A league table of inequality in child well-being in the world’s rich countries”
UNICEF
Innocenti Report Card 9

“Enduring influence of childhood poverty”
Katherine Magnuson and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal
Focus
Volume 26, Number 2, Fall 2009

“How Youth Are Put At Risk by Parents’ Low-Wage Jobs”
Center for Social Policy
Lisa Dodson, Randy Albelda, Diana Salas Coronado, and Marya Mtshall

“Rich countries letting poorest children fall, says new report”
UNICEF
“Report Card 9 – The Children Left Behind”
December 3, 2010

“The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter”
The PEW Charitable Trusts
May 24, 2011

Paula M. Kramer
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