Thursday, October 12, 2017

Solutions for Pandemic Pedophilia 47

Margo Kaplan, "Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime," The New York Times, October 6, 2014. Philadelphia Magazine

Solutions for Pandemic Pedophilia

The New York Times in October, 2014, published “Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime,” by Ms. Margo Kaplan

“By some estimates,” Ms. Kaplan wrote, “1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are living with pedophilia, a sexual attraction to prepubescents that often constitutes a mental illness.”

“The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines pedophilia as an intense and recurrent sexual interest in prepubescent children, and a disorder if it causes a person “marked distress or interpersonal difficulty” or if the person acts on his interests. Yet our laws,” Ms. Kaplan continued, “ignore pedophilia until after the commission of a sexual offense, emphasizing punishment, not prevention.”

I apologize for quoting so liberally from this article, but it is merited, when considered within the editorial line laid down by the editors of The New York Times

“Part of this failure,” Ms. Kaplan continues, stems from the misconception that pedophilia is the same as child molestation. One can live with pedophilia and not act on it. Or so she alleges. The long survey of pandemic pedophilia that you just read suggests otherwise. 

We do not see pedophiles somehow “controlling themselves.” We see pedophiles collecting child porn, child porn which victimizes children, and then is sold in rampant amounts to satisfy a sick marketplace. 

Patrons of the child porn marketplace purchase increasingly perverse child porn, subsidizing and motivating the production of more, ever more, and the result is an increasingly perverse product. 

The child porn marketplace functions just like any other marketplace. Successful products are evolved and refined according to the sick calculus of its customers. 

Ms. Kaplan tells us, “Sites like Virtuous Pedophiles ( provide support for pedophiles who do not molest children and believe that sex with children is wrong. It is not that these individuals are “inactive” or “non practicing” pedophiles, but rather that pedophilia is a status and not an act.” 

Apparently Ms. Kaplan wishes to absolve all those pedophiles hoarding child porn and sharing child porn on the internet, proliferating around dark websites, failing to understand that they comprise a vast market for pedophile porn, a market which acts to deliver child porn to them, porn which can only be created by abusing the most defenseless.

The article gets even stranger. Ms. Kaplan states, “A second misconception is that pedophilia is a choice. Recent research … suggests that the disorder may have neurological origins.” 

Then Ms. Kaplan dares to throw the victim card, writing that “The Virtuous Pedophiles website is full of testimonials of people who vow to never touch a child and yet live in terror. They must hide their disorder from everyone they know—or risk losing education and job opportunities, and face the prospect of harassment and even violence.”

After reading this long series, or worse, after writing it, it is difficult to have patience when she continues, “The psychologist Jesse Bering, author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, writes that people with pedophilia “aren’t living their lives in the closet; they’re eternally hunkered down in a panic room.”

Jesse Bering, Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, Amazon

Somehow, all those child molesters proliferating throughout cyberspace on the dark web, hoarding child porn, trading child porn, sharing child porn, distributing child porn, are to be pitied. 

All the pedophile priests, all the traffickers in children in Hollywood, all the perverse politicians, all the twisted Boy Scout leaders, all the financial elites and the Luciferian Illuminati, all the federal employees exposed by Operation Flicker, all of these offenders are to be pitied. 

Ms. Kaplan then dares to suggest that pedophiles should be protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. You cannot make this up. 

She concludes, “A pedophile should be held responsible for his conduct—but not for the underlying attraction.” 

“Acknowledging that pedophiles have a mental disorder, and removing the obstacles to their coming forward and seeking help, is not only the right thing to do, but it would also help advance efforts to protect children from harm.”

Pedophilia is a mental disorder, she claims. This may be so. But I find it impossible to sympathize with pedophiles, and if I walk away from writing this long series with one take-away, it is that pedophilia is a far greater threat to our civilization than most of us realize, and its pandemic dimensions demand a far more coherent and expansive solution. 

A pandemic demands a pandemic solution. 

There is no question that we, as a civilization, remain reactive where pedophilia is concerned. We have law enforcement agencies haunting the dark web, we have federal agents masquerading as underage prostitutes, or worse, as parents prostituting their own children. Because it does happen. 

We have federal agents taking over pedophile websites on the dark web and actually running them as they disseminate malware to track pedophile patrons. 

Faces of pedophiles. Benjamin Faulkner & Patrick Falte, SysAdmins of Child's Play, a pedophile site on the dark web. Child's Play was taken over by the Australian police who ran it for nearly a year, collecting data on patrons. VG

We have entire multiagency task forces spending millions of dollars on campaigns to interdict pedophiles, and none of it, none of it, is enough. 

Yes, surely, it is better than doing nothing. But I cannot help but suspect that one reason why The New York Times dares lay down a permissive yet unspoken editorial line where pedophilia is concerned is because they fear to address its actual dimensions.

I suspect that The New York Times fears to understand how deep and how far the malign tentacles of child sex trafficking actually extend, and as we have repeatedly seen, pedophiles gravitate to positions where they can interfere with investigations, they infiltrate our police forces, they infest our judicial system, they permeate Hollywood, and worst of all, perhaps, they infect our intelligence agencies and, it is said, potentially exploit pedophilia as a mechanism for blackmail and control of politicians. 

Even if I can be persuaded that pedophilia is a mental disorder, and I remain unconvinced, as considering pedophilia a mental disorder means that homosexuality is a mental disorder, do not dare demand that I pity pedophiles. 

Ms. Kaplan is identified as an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, NJ.

Professor Kaplan incited frothing criticism on the web, including this neofascist blog that featured her contact information from the Rutgers website

An updated argument along similar lines was published on Medium by the pseudonymous Ender Wiggin, who claims to be a “non-offending, anti-contact pedophile. I am sexually attracted to kids, but know sex with kids is wrong, so I never have and never will. Pedophile ≠ molester.”

And then, an interminable academic perspective is published by Professor Gregory Herek at the University of California at Davis:

Professor Gregory Herek is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The University of California at Davis. He is now retired. 

Again, such “non-offending pedophiles” are consumers of child porn. Who produces child porn? Corrupt capitalists addressing a massive market. Without that massive market, the gargantuan demand for child porn vanishes, and commensurately fewer children are molested for profit. 

I typically oppose forms of prohibition. In my assessment, prohibition tends to create massive black markets, and artificially inflates the profits to be reaped by black marketeers. Our endless, pointless, failed drug wars are a prime example.

But in the absence of better solutions, I will propose the following:

-Life imprisonment for all convicted child molesters. Child rapists should be sentenced to death, quickly and summarily implemented. No long 20 year sojourns on death row while endless appeals consume time and money. 

-Life imprisonment for all convicted of trafficking in child porn. For those pedophiles that create child porn, abusing children in the process, the death penalty should be imposed, again, quickly and summarily implemented. True deterrence can only come from real punishments. Without child porn, pedophiles cannot scratch their perverse itches. 

-Voluntary registration options for admitted pedophiles. Pedophiles registering under such a program will consent to electronic monitoring of their communications, and participate in counseling and therapy under the supervision of psychiatric professionals at no expense to themselves. For life. 

-In cases where it is deemed appropriate, chemical castration, or other psychiatric pharmacological intervention. The supervision of credentialed psychiatrists is imperative. The privacy of admitted pedophiles will be covered under applicable HIPPA privacy laws. 

"Yuli Grebchenko, MD, has done extensive research on pedophiles. He noted that pedophilia is a life-long disorder and stated that, “It needs lifelong treatment” (Lamberg, 2005). 
Recent studies have demonstrated that psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy can be combined to bring about the most effective treatment to someone suffering from pedophilia (Kersebaum, 2007)."
-Michael Cochran & Meghan Cole, Inside the Mind of a Pedophile.

I am uncomfortable calling for consensual electronic monitoring of pedophiles, as the capability to monitor electronic communications at the ISP level is already a policy which is successfully taking pedophiles off the street. This is not the problem. 

The problem is that the capability to impose electronic monitoring of large populations is pointed at pedophiles today, and tomorrow, at Republicans. Or Democrats. At whomever. 

The truth is that this capability already exists, and it is already in use. If we have learned nothing else from the Vault 7 disclosures by WikiLeaks and from the Snowden revelations it is that governments already have the technological capability to monitor entire populations electronically and in the most invasive ways. 

Comprehensive legislation imposing harsh controls and penalties for child sex abuses is desperately needed. Prevention is perhaps more cost effective and merciful than draconian punishments, so create a voluntary registration program for pedophiles, and provide lifetime treatment for a lifetime disorder at no charge to themselves. 

We also need legislation punishing surveillance policies which are abused, as our recent history demonstrates that our governments, our law enforcement agencies, will abuse them. 

But in the absence of any known silver bullet treatment for pedophilia, impose such laws here and now, on pedophiles. And then extend legal protections pertaining to mass surveillance for the rest of society. Our shriveling liberties demand no less. 

This much more I know:

The hypocrisy of the elite establishment media that dismisses those of us researching pandemic pedophilia as conspiracy theorists, insisting that PedoGate is fake news, is unspeakable. 

Fake news, they say. 

That must be why the federal government tracked down 89 convicted sex offenders, all foreign nationals who were living illegally in America, and deported them back to their countries of origin. 

That must be why Congressman Trey Goudy threatened those obstructing pedophile investigations in March 2017. 

That must be why President Trump vowed to use the full force of the federal government to crack down on the pedophile “epidemic,” and yes, the president used that word, “epidemic.”

Defenders of the indefensible insist that PizzaGate is fake. They insist that PedoGate is fake. Now that our descent down this abyss of the pedophile rabbit hole is complete, what do you think? Is systemic and pandemic pedophilia fake? 

Why does the dinosaur media insist on covering the pedophile pandemic as isolated, singular cases, and not as an pandemic? 

Think on this a moment. Editorial boards at publications across America make a deliberate decision to cover pedophilia in this way. Why? 

Focusing on individual cases to the exclusion of the big picture distracts us. Incidents of pedophilia numb us, they dismay us, they disgust us. Is this not just one more circus?

Faces of pedophiles. Yohann Ramchelawon, sentenced to 15 years by Stafford Crown Court in the UK, for inciting, possessing and distribution of child porn, also convicted of penetrating and sexual assault of a 6 year old girl. Pedophiles look like this. Breitbart.   

I end this long free fall into the PedoGate abyss with yet another report of a pedophile, this time a 41 year old licensed marriage and family therapist who worked at a youth treatment center in Utah. Like all pedophiles, Mr. Jason Scott Calder gravitated to where he could find his meat. 

Faces of pedophiles. Jason Scott Calder, aged 41. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working at a youth treatment center, arrested on charges of rape, forcible sodomy, and forcible sexual abuse of a 16 year old victim who was an inpatient at his facility. Pedophiles look like this. Breaking911

Mr. Calder was arrested for rape, 10 counts of forcible sodomy, and forcible sexual abuse perpetrated against a 16 year old girl who was a resident in the inpatient youth treatment facility where he worked. 

Mr. Calder raped his victim during scheduled therapy sessions. 

Is it not time to go another way?


Links in order of precedence. 

This is my 47th and final installment on the pedophilia pandemic. 


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