Thursday 14 June 2012
Officialdom’s pervy fantasy world
"Recent reports of rampant child abuse in the UK owe more to the sordid mindset of officialdom than fact.
‘Sadistic child abuse is rife across Britain, MPs warned’; ‘Girls of 11 doing sex acts on rows of boys’; ‘Child abuse taking place in every “town, village and hamlet” in England’...
The origin of these depressing, not to mention salacious, headlines was England’s deputy children’s commissioner, Sue Berelowitz. Speaking before the House of Commons home affairs select committee as part of its inquiry into child sexual exploitation and so-called street-grooming, Berelowitz seemingly couldn’t stop herself from giving vent to her pervy imagination. ‘We should start from the assumption that children are being sexually exploited right the way across the country’, she said, seemingly oblivious to the rather sordid nature of such an assumption. Perhaps spotting a few raised eyebrows, she cited a source: ‘As one police officer who was the lead in a very big investigation in a very lovely, leafy, rural part of the country said to me: “There isn’t a town, village or hamlet in which children are not being sexually exploited.”’
On and on she went, coupling shrill assertion with allusions to proof. ‘In urban, rural and metropolitan areas’, she continued, ‘I have hard evidence of children being sexually exploited. That is part of what is going on in some parts of our country. It is very sadistic. It is very violent. It is very ugly.’"
"Recently, times have been tougher for the children’s commissioner. Having seen New Labour’s largesse replaced by the coalition’s quango-cutting desperation, the office knows it needs to justify itself. And what better way to do so than take advantage of the recent Rochdale street-grooming convictions and suggest that we are currently in the grip of a plague of child abuse. Its cynicism knows no bounds.
So not only should we treat the fear of rampant child abuse with the scepticism it deserves, but also how about abolishing the official fearmongers, too?"
Last updated: June 14th, 2012
'Sadistic child abuse' is rife, is it? Haven't we heard that hysterical claim before?
"In each of these unhinged panics, innocent people were arrested and
families were ripped apart, as social workers who believed their own
made-up horror stories invaded homes across Britain. And now Ms
Berelowitz, the new Pervert-Finder General, wants us to believe that
sadists lurk in every "town, village and hamlet" and that the government
ought to do something about it. It is the latter bit we should really
be worried about. Are these people even aware of how much they sound like the cranky overseers of the Salem witch trials? History tells us that
when figures in authority insist that sadists and weirdos and witches
are stalking the land and gobbling up our children, we should simply
refuse to believe them."