Saturday, September 23, 2017

McMartin Preschool Abuse Scandal 17

The McMartin Preschool Abuse Scandal.

In 1983 a mother reported to police that her 2 year old son had been molested at the McMartin Preschool. By 1984, 360 complaints were filed, and many children exhibited physical symptoms. 

Children at the McMartin Preschool alleged that they were forced to participate in Satanic rituals involving coprophagy and necrophilia, and they claimed that infants were beheaded. They were forced to drink blood. Children described a tunnel system beneath the preschool, which was eventually confirmed to exist. 

Mainstream media dismissed the sensational charges and ultimately no prosecutions were completed. At the time, the McMartin case was the longest criminal trial in American history, costing taxpayers more than $15 million.

In 1995, the McMartin trial was the subject of an HBO movie, Indictment: The McMartin Trial

The verdicts included not guilty findings on 52 counts, and deadlocked juries on 13 others. The New York Times reported, “Moreover, complex liaisons developed between the accusers and the news media that may or may not have influenced the coverage” of the case. 

Said The Times, “The KABC reporter who first disclosed the McMartin accusations, Wayne Satz, later entered into a romantic relationship with Kee MacFarlaine, the social worker at the Children’s Institute International, a Los Angeles child therapy center, who interviewed scores of the children and elicited the charges of child molesting from them.” 

The Times continued, “More recently, David Rosenzweig, the former metropolitan editor of The Los Angeles Times who supervised the coverage of the case for some time, has become engaged to marry Ms. Rubin, the prosecutor. All involved deny any conflict of interest or improprieties.”

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The Presidio Child Molestation Case 16

The Presidio Child Molestation Case.

In 1987 allegations of child sex abuse surfaced at the daycare center of the Presidio of San Francisco involving 60 children, some infants. Upon physical examination, four children were diagnosed with chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease. 

Other children exhibited vaginal discharges, genital soreness, rashes, and psychological symptoms like sleep disturbances, nightmares, and bizarrely inappropriate sexual behavior. 

Military police and CID (Criminal Investigation Command) investigated Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Michael Aquino, a member of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan between 1967 and 1975, who then founded the the Temple of Set, another Satanic organization. 

Michael Aquino and Lilith.

Officials seized thousands of photographs and videos in a search of his residence, logging and photographing “weapons, masks and ceremonial items.” 

In 1987, LTC Aquino appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and explained his Satanic philosophy, saying that Satanists “are not servants of some God; we are our own gods; we are our own decision makers. And people naturally fear this.” He concluded saying that the beliefs of his followers were “most closely aligned to that of Plato.”

In September of 1987, a pair of fires destroyed all records and the daycare center itself. ATF investigators determined that the cause was arson. 

The same month, Mr. Gary Willard Hambright, 34, an employee of the daycare center, was indicted on 10 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and 2 counts of oral copulation. 

The New York Times reported that “An assistant United States attorney, Peter Robison, said Mr. Hambright was charged with molesting only 10 children because other victims were so young they would not be allowed to testify in court.” 

A Presidio spokesman, Mr. Bob Mahoney, said that “more than 70 children had been interviewed by Army therapists as potential abuse victims. Parents have said as many as 60 children were molested at the center.” 

The Times article states that an Army review team conducted an investigation of nearly 300 child care centers run by the Army, caring for an estimated 94,000 children daily.

“Allegations of sexual abuse have surfaced at more than 10 percent of those centers since 1984. Among them are the centers at Fort Dix in Jew Jersey and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Despite evidence of child anal abuse, no charges alleging sodomy were filed. Other medical examinations of the children revealed missing hymens and rectal lesions. 

The case against Mr. Hambright was eventually dismissed on numerous technicalities. He ultimately died from AIDS.

An aide to Senator Jesse Helms filed a complaint with the US Army in 1988, complaining about LTC Aquino’s appearance on an episode of the Geraldo Rivera Show about “Satanism and witchcraft.” 

The San Francisco Police Department ended its investigation of LTC Aquino for lack of sufficient evidence. US Army CID continued its investigation until 1989, when it also concluded its investigation due to a failure of suspects and other involved adults to cooperate, and the expiration of the 3 year statute of limitations. 

Michael Aquino was a Reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. 

LTC Aquino in the end escaped prosecution, though a continuation board of the Army Reserve recommended his discharge. He was processed out of the Army in 1990. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Defenders of Pedophilia 15

Defenders of Pedophilia: The FMSF, NAMBLA, and the Catholic Church. 

The Satanic Panic and endless reports of pedophilia in the press inspired the emergence of an organization dedicated to debunking occult or Satanic elements in pedophile reporting. 

In practice, this organization also disputes the existence of a pedophile epidemic, and functions as a partisan advocate for pedophiles themselves. 

The False Memories Syndrome Foundation also provides expert witnesses who testify in court cases, and it is no coincidence that many of its members are themselves confirmed and admitted pedophiles. 

Based in Philadelphia, the Foundation is a core resource that pedophiles and their facilitators employ to disrupt any consensus that there is a pedophile epidemic. 

In 1997, The Columbia Journalism Review observed, “Rarely has such a strange and little-understood organization had such a profound effect on media coverage of such a controversial matter. The foundation is an aggressive, well-financed PR machine adept at manipulating the press, harassing its critics, and mobilizing a diverse army of psychiatrists, outspoken academics, expert defense witnesses, litigious lawyers, Freud bashers, critics of psychotherapy, and devastated parents.” 

The Review continued, “With a budget of $750,000 a year from members and outside supporters, the foundation’s reach far exceeds its actual membership of about 3,000.” 

Then The Review drops the hammer: “the press knows less than it realizes about who they are, what drives them, or why they’ve been so successful.”

The Review reports that the Foundation’s “own survey of member families indicated that 11 percent had been accused by more than one child (of pedophilia) and that, of a smaller sample that took a lie-detector test, 14 percent failed and another 11 percent declined to disclose the results.” 

This organization does not just defend pedophiles and the pedophile agenda. It consists of pedophiles. The False Memories Syndrome Foundation is a pedophile organization akin to NAMBLA, or the North American Man-Boy Love Association. 

Then The Review exposes verified pedophiles who are involved with the Foundation. 

Toronto Star journalist Michele Landsberg “described how a foundation scientific adviser, Harold Merskey, had testified that a woman accusing a doctor of sexual abuse in a civil case might in fact have been suffering from false memory syndrome. But the accused doctor had previously confessed to criminal charges of abusing her.” 

In other words, a Foundation adviser attempted to muddy the waters in a case where an accused doctor confessed to pedophilia. 

Defenders of pedophilia. Drs. Ralph Underwager and Hollida Wakefield. 

Ms. Landsberg exposed others involved with the Foundation. “She noted that one founding advisor, Ralph Underwager, was forced to resign from the foundation’s board after he and his wife, Hollida Wakefield, who remains an adviser, gave an interview to a Dutch pedophilia magazine in which he was quoted as describing pedophilia as “an acceptable expression of God’s will for love.” 

Paidika Interview: Hollida Wakefield and Ralph Underwager.
Paidika, (aka The Journal of Pedophilia), June 1991. 

PAIDIKA: Is choosing paedophilia for you a responsible choice for the individuals? 

RALPH UNDERWAGER: Certainly it is responsible. What I have been struck by as I have come to know more about and understand people who choose paedophilia is that they let themselves be too much defined by other people. That is usually an essentially negative definition. Paedophiles spend a lot of time and energy defending their choice. I don't think that a paedophile needs to do that. Paedophiles can boldly and courageously affirm what they choose. They can say that what they want is to find the best way to love. I am also a theologian and as a theologian, I believe it is God's will that there be closeness and intimacy, unity of the flesh, between people. A paedophile can say: "This closeness is possible for me within the choices that I've made." 
“Paedophiles are too defensive. They go around saying, "You people out there are saying that what I choose is bad, that it's no good. You're putting me in prison, you're doing all these terrible things to me. I have to define my love as being in some way or other illicit." What I think is that paedophiles can make the assertion that the pursuit of intimacy and love is what they choose. With boldness, they can say, "I believe this is in fact part of God's will." They have the right to make these statements for themselves as personal choices. Now whether or not they can persuade other people they are right is another matter (laughs).”

This remains a core tenet of pedophile apologists like the British PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) and the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), which actually exists. It is just one tenet of several tenets championed by pedophile apologists that are now known, like the notorious, “age is just a number.”

The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name
The "Love that dare not speak its name" in this century is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare. It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect. It dictates and pervades great works of art like those of Shakespeare and Michelangelo, and those two letters of mine, such as they are. It is in this century misunderstood, so much misunderstood that it may be described as the "Love that dare not speak its name," and on account of it I am placed where I am now. It is beautiful, it is fine, it is the noblest form of affection. There is nothing unnatural about it. It is intellectual, and it repeatedly exists between an elder and a younger man, when the elder man has intellect, and the younger man has all the joy, hope and glamour of life before him. That it should be so, the world does not understand. The world mocks at it and sometimes puts one in the pillory for it. 
~ Oscar Wilde, playwright

It goes without saying that clerical child molesters and their advocates in the Catholic Church also insist that child sex abuse is an expression of “God’s will for love.” These people are monsters. 

“Landsberg also wrote that another adviser, James Randi, a magician known as “The Amazing Randi,” had been involved in a lawsuit in which his opponent introduced a tape of sexually explicit telephone conversations Randi had with teenage boys.” 

The persistence of such pedophile apologetics was illustrated by the comments of the Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, who confessed that he would rather go to prison than report clerical child molestation. 

In testimony before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Archbishop Hart insisted that child molestation was “a spiritual encounter with God through the priest,” and that canon law was “of a higher order” than criminal law. 

Incredibly, in Australia “clergy are not legally obliged to report crimes to the police and disciplinary proceedings for criminal activity by members of the Catholic Church are handled internally by Canon Law, which operates independently of the regular legal procedure.” 

Barack Obama, Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan, Mitt Romney. 

Yes, pedophile priests are in practice protected by the Catholic Church in Australia, and obviously in other countries. 

The Commission determined that the Catholic Church in Australia is using “confessional confidentiality” as a pretext not to report child molestation to secular authorities.

The cagey Archbishop Hart then alleged, “Outside of this, all offenses against children must be reported to the authorities, and we are absolutely committed to doing so.” But not when child molestation is exposed in the confessional. 

When priests and victims reveal pedophilia in the confessional, the Catholic Church in Australia insists that it must remain inviolate, above and outside secular law. 

The Commission stated, “We are satisfied that confession is a forum where Catholic children have disclosed their sexual abuse and where clergy have disclosed their abusive behavior in order to deal with their own guilt.” 

Archbishop Hart replied, “I believe that this is an absolute sacrosanct communication of a higher order.” 

Child molestation revealed in the confessional, whether by child molesting priests or by child victims, is outside of secular law, and hence a protected category of information which must be concealed from authorities. 

Critics immediately argued, “I think it’s about time the Catholic Church was dragged out of the dark ages.” This was a lawyer named Vivian Walker, who represents child sex abuse victims. She insisted, “We can no longer think about sexual offending against children as some kind of forgivable sin.”

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, and Father Frank Brennan, a priest who is also a lawyer, both said that they would “conscientiously refuse to comply with the law” if it required reporting child molestation to the police. 

Father Brennan, a Jesuit who is also the CEO of Catholic Services Australia, tap-danced, writing in an opinion piece in August 2017, “Some … have suspected that the Catholic practice of confession has contributed to abuse and coverup. I don’t think it has, and that’s why I will continue to honour the seal of the confessional.”

Then Father Brennan explains himself, lamely alibiing, “Very few Catholics frequent the sacrament of confession often, if at all, nowadays.” Then he asserts, “The seal of the confessional applies strictly to the sins confessed by the penitent. It does not apply to information given to the priests about the sins or actions of someone other than the penitent.”

Finally done splitting fine hairs, Father Brennan concludes:
“Those who advocate the abolition of the seal of the confessional have a mistaken understanding of how confession is actually practiced in the Catholic Church.” 
“If the law is changed, abolishing the seal of the confessional, I will conscientiously refuse to comply with the law because in good faith I will be able to claim that it is a bad law which does nothing to protect children and which may take away the one possibility that a sex offender will repent and turn himself in, making the world that little bit safer for vulnerable children.” 

The Australian Catholic Church released data in 2017 confirming that 7% of priests in Australia between 1950 and 2009 were accused of child molestation. 

Some 4,444 separate child sex abuse incidents were recorded in a survey, which was conducted by the Catholic Church of Australia itself, and there are strong indicators that the survey’s findings are untrustworthy and understated. 

The survey did state that 90% of the victims were young boys, with an average age of 11 and a half. Girls were victimized at a younger age, the survey states, at age 10 and a half. 

An article in ABC compares this rate of clerical pedophilia with that in America, which stated that 5.6% of the priests ministering to their congregations committed child sex crimes between 1950 and 2015. 

Incredibly, this survey only includes cases where victims sought redress or compensation, where the church itself investigated and substantiated the claim. Cases that did not trigger any follow up or investigation are omitted. 

This article reserves its most sickening caveat for the final two sentences:

“The survey sought responses from 75 authorities but only shows results for 26 of those authorities. Any authority with fewer than 20 claims of abuse has been left out.”

Any authority with fewer than 20 claims of abuse was left out. 

Another article states that more than 20% of the members of some Catholic religious orders were involved in child molestation, an incredible statement, as it alleges that some orders were infested with pedophiles. 

Nearly 2,000 priests, religious brothers and sisters and employees were identified as alleged perpetrators. Drilling into the data, some 572 child molesters were priests. 

Implicated religious orders were the Marist Brothers, Salesians of the Don Bosco, and Christian Brothers, with more than 20% of them alleged to be pedophiles. 

The Brothers of Saint John of God were a pedophile order, with 40.4% of them alleged to be pedophiles. 

We are confronting here a veritable culture of child molestation. 

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse in Australia has a website. It is replete with case studies, 57 of them, as of March, 2017. 

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Evidence of Epidemic Pedophilia 14

Early Evidence of an Epidemic.

It is difficult to define the margins of PedoGate, and systemic pedophilia of epidemic proportions intimidates the imagination. 

So we focus on what we know. 

A 1990 article in The New York Times was followed by another in 1991 in The Chicago Tribune

“All nine children tell the same story, a grisly tale of being taken out of school and abused in a blue house. They name the same culprit, a school administrator who, they say, performs satanic rituals as part of his twisted routine.” 

The article states that in 14 months of investigation, investigators conducted some 150 interviews and could never substantiate the claims of the children, aged 5 to 9. 

The explanation, it seemed, was the fact that nearly all the children were interviewed by a Mr. Rick Doninger, “founder of a local chapter of a child abuse rescue network.” Police theorized that Mr. Doninger “asked leading questions.” He of course denied this. 

Another theory was that “Some offenders may introduce occult (rituals) into the abuse so the kids won’t be believed.” Mr. Kenneth Lanning, an FBI expert on cult crime, mused that in some cases, “child abusers intentionally stage the rituals to cast doubt on the credibility of their victims.” 

“That is their M.O. (mode of operation) … People are getting away with molesting children because we can’t prove there are satanic devil worshippers eating people. Pretty soon it becomes unprosecutable.” 

Intellectual honesty requires that we observe that some historical cases of Satanic child abuse were found to be groundless, and this led to a phenomenon called “the Satanic panic.” 

“Allegations of satanic ritual abuse go back centuries, but they have taken a sharp upturn since 1980.” 
“Jeffrey Victor, a sociologist at Jamestown Community College in New York, has studied 33 such stories from the late 1980’s and found none to be verifiable.” 

The article continues, “how could so many children, many of whom didn’t know one another, make up such a similar story? They said they were forced to participate in the killing of animals, that they were cut with knives, and that some of them were sexually abused. Their drawings depicted satanic symbols and people and animals being tortured.” 

Again, the article continues, “Susan Donaldson, a professor of psychology at the University of Southern Indiana who has interviewed all the children, agrees. Initially skeptical, she said that after interviewing all the children and seeing faint, nearly identical scars on their arms, she now believes them.”

“Something happened to those children,” she said.” 

An earlier article dated 1986 trumpeted, “Child Abuse Deaths Soar in Illinois.”

“State officials report that 82 children died from abuse or neglect in the year ending June 30, a 49 percent increase from the previous year.” 

In 1987, The Tribune reported, “Illinois Child Abuse Reports Up 28%.” The article stated, “Reports of child abuse and neglect have soared an estimated 28 percent in the last year, the largest rise in years.” 

I remind the reader that we are talking about the deaths of children. Each of them were individuals, they each had a name, and some 90,100 cases were reported in Illinois in fiscal year 1987. 

In 1988, The Tribune reported, “Child Abuse Rise Worst in Illinois.” The article states, “Illinois had 91,723 reports of abuse and neglect, a 30 percent rise over the previous year.”

“In Illinois, state officials found evidence to substantiate 39,006 of the 91,723 reports.” 

Gruesomely, the article notes that “The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) substantiated 55 deaths from abuse and neglect in Illinois in 1987, a significant drop from the previous year’s 79 deaths.” 

Such statistics are numbing, but they inescapably confirm that we are addressing a phenomenon of epic proportions. 

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This is my 14th installment on the pedophilia epidemic. 

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