Leftists Continue to Push the Myth of the Pedophile Orientation

Gawker recently published an editorial claiming among other things that at least 20% of child molesters are exclusively oriented toward molesting children. Despite the fact that thy give no examples of such people they go on to make the astounding claim that we should feel sorry for them and worse that “progressives” should be comfortable allowing these degenerates to live next door to them. 

I am working on an essay rebutting this sinister piffle for Red State but I’ve written about this before and am re-printing this article I wrote more than a year ago about the push to normalize sexual abuse and exploitation

An expert witness from the University of Montreal made this astonishing claim in front of a parliamentary committee debating a bill that would increase Canada’s punishment of pedophiles:

“Pedophiles are not simply people who commit a small offence from time to time but rather are grappling with what is equivalent to a sexual orientation just like another individual may be grappling with heterosexuality or even homosexuality,” emphasized Van Gijseghem.

“True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation.  You cannot change this person’s sexual orientation.” He added, however: “He may however remain abstinent.”

This claim is astonishing because Dr. Hubert Van Gigjseghem portrays himself as an expert in “extra-familial sexual abuse” and forensic psychology, yet he appears completely unaware of the actual classifications of child molesters. Few child abusers are exclusively attracted to children and those who are generally fall into the either the “mysoped” category – sadists who seek to harm children for sexual gratification – or the “fixated” child molesters whose interest in children is a symptom of pathological immaturity.

The vast majority of so-called pedophiles are “situational” offenders. These people have no real interest in children but for a variety of reasons prey on them for sexual gratification, mainly because children are easier victims to manipulate and control.

Leftists have long accepted the “orientation” argument from pedophiles, partly driven by their blind acceptance of the fraudulent Alfred Kinsey reports that were used to normalize adults molesting children and partly influenced by the “pro-choice” feminist culture which devalues children and sees them as objects that shouldn’t be allowed to get in the way of an adult’s interests. But increasingly, people on the right, especially libertarians, have also accepted this view of child sexual exploitation as an “orientation.”

But there is no “pedophile” orientation, as anyone who has read about a sexual abuse case can tell you.

Take the recent example of Steven Demink of Michigan. Demink posed as a psychologist named Dalton St. Clair online and used a male model’s headshot as part of the deception. It is alleged that using this fake profile, Demink targeted single mothers on the Internet, telling them to molest their own children (on video) as part of a form of ‘therapy’ he created. Several women did just that and sent the footage to him. So far a Virginia Beach woman named Rebecca Nail and a 31-year-old woman from Florida named Candice Miller have been charged.

There are several other women who haven’t been charged yet. All molested the children with the expectation that they would be able to date the fictional Dr. Dalton St. Clair. These women molested children, filmed themselves doing it and sent those images to a man they met online in a bid to win his affection.

What orientation is that? Are they “pedophiles” or simply situational offenders?

In 2008 Kendra D’Andrea ended up in court when it was found that she not only allowed her long distance trucker boyfriend to rape her 8-year-old daughter, but she filmed the attacks and participated in the rapes. It should be noted that her “pedophile” boyfriend maintained a sexual relationship with Kendra. Are either of these people, who used a child as an accessory to their sex life, simply oriented toward abusing children as foreplay?

Just a few days ago, a 25-year-old named Randell Duffell traveled from Alabama to South Carolina to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met online. Is the 25-year-old preying on teens for sex differently oriented from you and me, or just morally bankrupt? Do we believe that Randell prefers young teens to grown women, or is it just easier for him to gain access to them?

The answers here are obvious. People who exploit children for sex are no different than rapists or thieves. Just as rapists aren’t “roughsexosexuals” and “chokeophiles,” the child molester isn’t a person sexually oriented toward children. They are criminals who feel a sense of entitlement to their own gratification. Children are preyed on because they are unable to do what adults can – refuse. Most supposed pedophiles participate in sexual activity with adults on a regular basis, abusing children when the opportunity arises.

The view of people who prey on children as “grappling” from a orientation they can’t control is at odds not just with accepted research but with the reality we can see with our own eyes in the hundreds of news reports we see every day. The danger of this view should be obvious: it minimizes the moral responsibility of criminals while shielding them from the harsh punishment and social ostracism that is the only real deterrence to these crimes.

Michigan Republican Males Hate Vaginas!

I assure you they don’t. But apparently, I don’t know that there’s a war on women, at least not the one liberals want me to believe is being waged. Liberal blogs and news outlets are all abuzz with the story that a Democrat representative from Michigan, Lisa Brown, was silenced from speaking the day after mentioning the word “vagina” on the House floor on June 13.  As usual, the truth is quite different from what pseudo-feminists would have you believe.

During a debate on House Bill 5711, which among other things would ban abortions after 20 weeks with some exceptions for the mother’s life, Rep. Brown spoke her mind and at the end of her speech said, ““I’m flattered you’re all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no.” Immediately after, the Speaker of the House, Republican Jase Bolger said, “Members, I do ask that you respect the decorum of the house” and quite politely I might add.

Her remark was idiotic, snarky, rude and childish and today she was not allowed to speak
publicly before the House. She’s crying victim now for being Jewish and having a vagina or
both. You can see in the video that there was no need for her comment and what her tone was.  It’s neither respectful of her peers or for the office she holds.

Another representative, Barb Byrum, was given the same treatment and gaveled down after trying to introduce an amendment that would require proof that a man’s life is in danger before he could have a vasectomy.  I thought this was an abortion debate tactic people grew out of in junior high school. I’m pro-choice and even I think this is embarrassingly juvenile.  Preventing pregnancy and aborting a fetus after 20 weeks are two different issues. Focus ladies.

Yes, pro-choice conservatives do exist.  We don’t all hang on Rush Limbaugh’s every word.  I believe Republicans intruding into this area is just as much an example of big government as is the Democrats who want taxpayers to fund abortion. I would be generally sympathetic to the arguments Ms. Brown makes, especially her argument that using religious beliefs as an excuse to pass anti-abortion legislation is ridiculous.  But neither her or her colleague’s behavior is hardly conducive to bringing moderates together on this issue.

Liberals are once again trying to rally women around this issue with cries about the war on
women, Republicans being prudes and anti free speech. This isn’t a free speech issue but
one of the Speaker trying to remind legislators that disrespect isn’t necessary to get your
point across.

The comments I’ve seen on the news reports from liberals hardly make me think that they’re pro woman. As per usual, they’re pro liberal woman and every other woman is a
knuckle-dragging, penis worshipping, breeding hick.

The problem is this may work to fire up some independent voters before the election.
Democrats are good at riling up any inherent feelings of victimhood in voters, even those on the fence.  However, the meme that “Republicans are afraid of vaginas” isn’t a new one, so I’m hopeful that pundits who are better wordsmiths than me will use this event in our favor.

Oh, and the correct term for where a fetus develops is the uterus, a term that was used in the sex ed class I wasn’t banned from going to by my conservative parents and by my Christian Republican mother in speaking frankly to me about childbirth.

Source: Detroit Free Press.

LA Strip Club Gives to Charity … And People Complain?

So I read a story about a strip club in LA called Jet Strip Gentleman’s Club that gave $1,200 on a little league team that desperately needed cash, and in the article it’s mentioned that the team is still in need of cash. The reaction in the comments was less than supportive consisting mainly of sanctimonious finger wagging and stupid jokes.

Nowhere have I seen any of these people complaining about this offer to match the donation or even give anything. Even so-called conservatives who believe that charitable giving is the ideal in a free society as opposed to welfare and government hand outs would rather complain about stripping than follow the lead of this club and help these kids out. I understand many people have moral issues with clubs like this but it is legal. I don’t drink and think it’s a filthy habit but I don’t opine about beer companies sponsoring community sports teams.

I would especially keep my mouth shut about it if I didn’t give to charity. Instead of complaining about how this club made their money I suggest donating your own money to a worthy cause – like this little league team that will close down if they don’t get any. I know doesn’t sound like it’ll be  as satisfying as complaining about other people who are doing something worth while but give it a try. You might be surprised by how much more satisfying it is to do a good deed than try to shame others for their supposed moral short comings.

Let me be very un-PC here and point out something all men used to know. Men don’t complain about women working these jobs unless the women are being forced or you’re willing to pay their bills and men don’t let these same women – who often are in a bad situation – pick up their slack in the community. How about you stop making T&A jokes and start taking care of your community. Maybe then there wouldn’t be a little league desperate for money and there probably would be people who thought the only way they could make a good living was flashing you.

Soulless Egyptian Savages want to Ban Bikinis!

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Militant Islam is full of dress wearing savages who wouldn’t know red blooded manliness if it flew over their country in diamond encrusted gunships that ran on panda blood and cocaine. Now that they overthrew the “dictator” in Egypt who was giving them food and keeping the Israelis from carpet bombing them into the stone age these big bearded douchebags are really striking a blow for freedom by banning bikinis. Because, you know, hot chicks showing off their goods is some sort of problem for people who run around murdering innocent homosexuals who are minding their business.

Yeah, I get it. You don’t want to turn people “immoral” by exposing them to the horrors of beautiful, buxom women:

You can tap that down by raising several generations of people who have never seen a woman who isn’t dressed like Ninja who’s showing off the result of their Jenny Craig diet. Look how well that works in Afghanistan.

Savages:

Sunbathing in Alexandria may soon be a thing of the past, at least if some Egyptian Islamist politicians have their way.

Egypt’s tourism industry has suffered a severe blow since the outburst of anti-regime demonstrations in January. But that did not stop the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, from demanding stricter regulations over what tourists can do and wear while visiting the country. The party is urging officials to ban skimpy swimwear and the consumption of alcohol on Egyptian streets.

“Beach tourism must take the values and norms of our society into account,” Muhammad Saad Al-Katatny, secretary-general of Freedom and Justice, told Egyptian tourism officials on Monday. “We must place regulations on tourists wishing to visit Egypt, which we will announce in advance.”

The call for new strictures on tourists comes as Egypt debates the role of Islam in the post-Mubarak era. Freedom and Justice is competing in elections scheduled for this autumn for parliament and opinion polls show a majority of Egyptians favor a greater use of Islamic law and mores. But a vocal minority worries that Egypt risks becoming an Islamic republic.

“This is how things began in Iran,” Hani Henry, a psychology professor at the American University in Cairo, told The Media Line. “The moderate youth wanted to implement changes, but the Mullah’s hijacked the revolution. The same thing is now happening here in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood. It makes me sick to my stomach.”

Me too. The bikini is the physical embodiment of the superiority of the Western Tradition (and our women) over Islamism. It is a symbol of our recognition that the human form, specifically the female form, is a perfect and wonderful conduit of divinity on earth. Denying this is to deny the perfect creation around you.

And what kind of supposedly heterosexual man wants to ban bikinis anyway? Maybe these Muslim extremists should spend less time murdering gays and trying to cover up women and more time examining why they are so interested in these two things. They should spend extra time in figuring out why seeing a little skin bothers them so much.

So you happy now liberals? The Arab Spring all you imagined? You lay down with savages you wake up with burkas.

 

The New Misogyny: Americans Applaud Brutal Attack on Tila Tequila

What's Funny About This?

Since I converted Red Alerts to a “survival” blog I have received many emails and comments accusing me of fear mongering for profit. I will not engage in that constant debate, I simply point people to my post that tells you why I changed the site and I will use a recent incident to illustrate the break down in society I have observed.

A couple of days ago Tila Tequila was brutally assaulted at the Gathering of the Juggalos where she agreed to play. The event, inspired and directed by the Insane Clown Posse, has a hard time booking acts and performers because of the reputation for criminality Juggalos have developed. My thoughts on Juggalos can be found here. For full disclosure purposes, as longtime readers know I promoted Tila Tequila merchandise on Red Alerts for a time and am an admirer of her business model, though I admit to being unfamiliar with her music. I also defended her once in a post that she linked to.

The Village Voice‘s Camille Dodero has a report full report on the incident. Here’s the pertinent information:

Tila Tequila’s face turned bloody this past Friday at the Gathering of the Juggalos, and I was onstage behind her when it happened. Two rocks meant for her head missed their target and pelted my shins; no bruises, but I can attest that they weren’t thrown lightly.

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There were several rubber dildos hurled at her–pretty sure the sex toys missed her, but it was hard to keep track at the time– along with beer cans, Faygo containers, Stryofoam cups, liquor bottles, cigarettes, mustard, half a lemon, a pizza slice, a pearl bracelet, a pudding cup, an unopened can of ICP’s self-branded energy drink Spazmatic, part of a watermelon allegedly soaked in feces and urine, a clothed baby doll, a mini Mag Lite, a bag of chicken tenderloin. When Tequila first came out, shooting Silly String at the angry mob, a sign reading CUNT was there to greet her. My photographer, who was shooting at the front of the stage, saw an egg hit her in the face. At one point, a Juggalo with a kerchief over his face climbed up and lunged at her; he was stopped. Then suddenly, Tila Tequila was topless, bleeding, and holding a cloth to her head. Security pulled her offstage and hustled her to a nearby trailer, where she says windows got smashed. I was standing there and I can admit that the scene had gotten pretty ugly.

But the indecency itself isn’t what concerns us — Juggalos are well known for violent and dangerous behavior. It is the reaction to the incident. Check the comments at the Village Voice story and you’ll see the majority support the attack on her. It is the same at Tila Tequila’s Web site where pictures of her injuries were published as well as an interview about the attacks. All the comments followed the same basic talking points which were that a) Tila Tequila’s a slut b) she has no talent and c) she deserved this and worst. Robert Gibbs and the rest of the Obama Administration could only hope to be able to keep on message so well and with such tenacity in the face of what is basically a gift to the opposition. The people who hate Tila Tequila are either very well organized and so adept at being covert they would be the envy of Journalist or this reaction to what is by any standards a horrific crime represents a cultural shift that portends a dismal future for our children and grandchildren.

I lean toward the latter because it is not just a group of anonymous commenters making these statements, if that was the case we could write them off the way Republicans write off Ron Paul acolytes as a small but very well organized group that has a large Internet footprint. But the idea that Tequila “had it coming” is not expressed only by a small group of people with a shared ideology, but by a large cross section of people online from theoretically opposing ideologies including big name crime bloggers who one would presume to be supportive of law and order if not decency. Not so. Dreamin’ Demon posted a piece about the attack titled Tila Tequila Attacked On Stage By Crowd of Juggalos; Pelted with Rocks, Feces and Fireworks. lol.

In that piece ‘Morbid” who runs the site smirked his way through relating the assault, even while posting a picture of a bleeding Tila Tequila. His commenters all expressed amusement at a one lone woman being the target of a near riot, and suffering multiple injuries. These are people who supposedly care about people being victimized. Ignore for a moment the absurdity of a man who looks to be in his 40s using the term “lol” at all and think about the fact that one of the biggest crime blogs on the Internet is run by and largely trafficked by people who think a crowd of people attacking a lone woman is cause to laugh out loud.

You don’t need to be a fan of Tila Tequila to be disgusted and outraged by the attack; in theory you just need to be an American with a semi-functioning moral compass and a vague idea that women shouldn’t be roughed up by crowds made up predominantly of men. If you have a fully functioning moral compass and are in possession of such out of fashion attributes as being a red-blooded American or having a strong sense of right and wrong, the story of a fellow American being attacked by a crowd so violent the trailer in which security hid her was destroyed would leave you shaking with rage. But for many Americans the only shaking they are doing is of a sanctimonious finger at the victim for daring to be successful.

I could go into detail about why this is. I could write a series of essays about the left’s mainstreaming of Marxist class warfare politics inevitably leading to an acceptance of violence against the successful. I could point out that the “Old Right” and Libertarians have increasingly adopted the class warfare world view of Marxism, especially when it comes to celebrity and no doubt could stir debate with religious inferences and end of days talk. But that is all politics and at this point in history it’s too late for politics to be anymore than a distraction. I will, however, point out this stanza from The Wise Woman’s Prophecy found in The Prose Edda which concerns conditions on Earth at the end of days:

Brothers shall fight | and fell each other,
And sisters’ sons | shall kinship stain;
Hard is it on earth, | with mighty whoredom;
Axe-time, sword-time, | shields are sundered,
Wind-time, wolf-time, | ere the world falls;
Nor ever shall men | each other spare.

I recently had a discussion (by which I mean a series of messages back and forth on a social network) with Hart Fisher of American Horrors where he took the position that I was far too pessimistic about America’s future. He thinks Americans will emerge from the troubles we’re having stronger and more united than ever. This faith in humanity is based on an illusion; a distant memory of what we aspired to be in the past. Today we seek nothing more than the destruction of others for our own sake.

When California finally admits it’s broke and can’t pay for a lavish welfare state there will be riots. And we live in a society where if Tila Tequila was gang raped and murdered in those riots people would immediately go online and cheer. We live in a society where those cheering would be people who set themselves up as the speakers for justice. That, in my mind, heralds the end of a civilization.

How do you think all the people who are enamored with the idea of Tila Tequila being brutalized will comport themselves when a war in the Middle East causes a spike in oil and the nations’ distribution network collapses? What do you think people who think it’s acceptable to for men to victimize women they don’t like will be up to when police in your town are laid off? Dozens of towns and cities are already laying off cops because of budget problems, seeing the comments these people made about this incident can you tell me you feel safe?

When these people are hungry or don’t get their welfare do you really think they wouldn’t brutalize your wife or sister or you? Do you think when push comes to shove any of these people won’t kick in your door for your food or water or daughters? Do you think the YouTube video of your family being murdered won’t be traded by these same people as entertainment?

How people react to a story like this tells you something about their character, or lack thereof. For a man it shouldn’t matter if you personally dislike a woman or not to stand up for her, or at least for principles. In New York I witnessed dozens of incidents where people simply watched something happen to a woman, was horrified when I was the only person to call the police on some wife beater or try to stop a group of drunks from assaulting two women. I remember once hearing terrified screams for help outside and hearing someone running down the street. I came out to look and only one other man, he was in his 70s, had come out to help in a neighborhood of hundreds of people.

But this is far worse because in these cases no one applauded the crimes, but now we’re seeing a new depth to which the American public is willing to sink to. How you feel about Tila Tequila’s talent should be irrelevant to the moral outrage you feel over a crowd attacking her. That for many people it isn’t should convince you that the America you knew is over.

This new class warfare based misogyny is a shift from the America of old where we admired success and virtue, to the new America which is collapsing into barbarity and moral relativism based on neo-Marxism. And the new America will not be able to stop the decline of the West, but is going to hasten it as we are overcome by successive generations of people for which normalcy is an embrace of depravity and criminality the likes of which will make the Congo look like summer camp. This is why you must prepare for a break down of society, because the underpinnings of civil society have already been removed.

Today it’s Tila Tequila, tomorrow it’ll be people with extra food in their house. Once we sanction mob violence against individuals there is no turning back. And that is nothing to laugh out loud about.