Thursday, September 11, 2008

F4J Founder Matt O'Connor with a few wise words

To the Fathers Movement,

To the people trying to tear me and my family down, who have used children in a way to attack me that no Judge or lawyer has ever done; god forgive you for what you have done.

To those who attack and rail at me; devote your energies now to tearing down the system, not the person who did the most in a lifetime (with the help of others), to do exactly that.

To the people complaining I have gone, you wanted me gone, so here is your opportunity to demonstrate what you can do.

To the people hung up on the name, move on. You can't sail a ship without a captain or fly a plane without a pilot. The name will be torn to a million pieces and tarnished beyond recognition. It has already begun.

To the Americans, free your country of your neutered leadership and it's phony, criminal legitimacy. It is a perversion of everything I ever stood for. Rid yourself of charity and commit to direct action or condemn the next generation. Please, for America's children, do not squander the rest of the US Election. They are counting on you...

To the Canadians, unite behind Kris Titus and follow her to the ends of God's earth.

To those in the UK, get behind those who speak with fairness and balance and of new ways forward. Focus on the construction of a new vehicle, move forward - nobody gives a damn about the badge, or what you wear - it is the people underneath that matter.

To those who continue to stamp, twist and pervert the name, what worth is it? It will become a millstone around your necks within 6 months as it did before and it will reduce our legacy to a laughing stock in the press. Respect my original vision of a 3 year campaign with a beginning, middle and end. Be grateful it endured as it did.

Take the best of you, knit together the fabric of a new campaign and leave the worst of you to fester in their bitterness and anger.

I don't just have faith in you. My children do, and they thank you for starting something that will create a more powerful entity to complete the work F4J was unable to do.

So rise up, stand up, reach up and grasp the lightening rod of change. Join the men of change, the men of justice who work in that ministry and speak of integrity and fairness.

Stand together with them and you will be as strong as the foundations I tried to set down during my service.

And if I had a dying wish it would be to ensure that with every passing day, those that work in the Devil's Labyrinth that is the family justice system, are reminded what damage they do when they pervert the course of true justice.

Of that I pray, we would all agree.

Matt O'Connor
Founder, Fathers 4 Justice


Anonymous said...

I hope you don't mind me stealing this.

Are you not writing articles on menz?

HeartBrokenDad said...

It's a pity that not all of his words are wise.

Your header was what prompted me to write. 'The abuse of power'.

I have got to the point where I can stand it no longer and it is time that this man's words and actions are seen by everyone.

His threats, bullying, lies and deliberate obstruction to progress with our fight I could stomach no more.

He tells everyone he has gone - but most of what I tell you here happened AFTER he had supposedly quit and destroyed F4J.

After over 2 weeks since he went 'to spend more time with his family' he is still there and he is still manipulating people to his own ends. He was only on the radio
yesterday I believe? His partner Nadine Taylor is still making comments in newspapers under the title of F4J Campaign Coordinator?

Looking at the posts this guy made on the forum recently, a forum which he has banned people from for bad language, It would appear he is completely unhinged and needs professional help.

Decide for yourself.

I am creating a blog, which is a time line of events leading up to his closure of F4J, but more importantly, the threats and bullying that came AFTER he had gone.

The blog is mainly made up of emails, forum posts, text messages, media reports and clearly commented where necessary by me.

I set it up after he tried to get in the way of progress, threatened me, removed me from the forum and then started lying about me.

I am not the sort of person who cowers to cowardly threats from someone like him and think it's about time that proof of what this self publicising bully is really like is made available for others.

You can check the blog out here:

It comes with a health warning. Matt O'Connors last post is full of foul language from start to end.