A study of apologies, the implementation of a paedophile mentoring and reintegration program for Cornwall and Eastern Ontario, and the execution of various educational programs are part of the Cornwall Public Inquiry Phase 2 program. announced by Justice Noramnd Glaude on Thursday, 29 March 2007.
Given the Cornwall Public Inquiry mandate which neatly side-steps the allegations of a paedophile ring and cover-up this sort of consciousness raising could have been anticipated, but that doesn’t make a lot of it any easier to swallow. The forgive and forget and get on with life after you hug your local paedophile while he says he’s sorry after he served maybe six or eight months in jail or one year under house arrest for destroying how many lives is hard to take at the best of times. It’s doubly hard when the impetus arises in a community which presumably has but a handful of bona fide paedophiles and horde of “alleged” ones roaming the streets unfettered and free.
Apologies and adopt a paedophile! So, …let’s study the ups and downs and ins and outs of saying “I’m sorry” and, for those of you in Cornwall, if you can find a real paedophile to adopt, adopt a paedophile and help him “re-integrate” – without anyone knowing but you and him and the select few who are given to taking chances with children’s lives. And let’s educate the masses so they don’t denounce paedophile-friendly system. Let’s educate them to understand why it’s just so terribly hard to lay charges or proceed to trial when the alleged victim is, for example, a stereotypical male victim of same-sex sexual abuse who says he was abused, and his “alleged” molester is a pillar of the community who adamantly denies the allegations. And let’s get on with business of educating the masses to understand that paedophiles are people too – they’re our brothers, fathers, sons and uncles – they need a little love from you and me because, after all, they’re just like you and me!!
Do you see where we’re going here? Do you see what’s happening?
Do you see how powers that be are going to turn us upside down and inside out with consciousness raising until we’re all so brain-washed we want a paedophile to run the local day care, …because we understand that paedophiles have rights, and they have needs, and who’s to blame them for the odd slip up here and there? After all, it’s not their fault. They’re made that way. It’s their “sexual orientation.”
Yes. Let’s just give paedophiles a chance – after all, what’s the life and future of the odd vulnerable child compared to the affirmation, well-being and self-esteem of a convicted or known paedophile? And, if in the process a child is molested, well, no big deal; there’ll be educational programs to help us identify the child who is being sexually abused, and programs in place to help the victim of childhood sexual abuse get over the abuse and even forgive his molester, and educational and support programs in place to help those victims of childhood sexual abuse who are deemed credible enough by police and Crown attorneys to lay charges and who, of course, have expressed the all important persistent desire to pursue charges.
There’s nothing to worry about. The powers that be have it all mapped out: Love a paedophile. Adopt a paedophile. Help a paedophile re-integrate. He’s your father, your brother, your uncle. He might even be your parish priest. He’s just an all round nice guy.
So what if he’s just, as Michael Petrunik says, something called a “bum-toucher.” And besides, what’s the occasional relapse given the high risk of paedophiles to re-offend?
We’re talking about children here! Every “occasional relapse” means at least one more child is condemned to a life of pain, turmoil, shame, guilt, silence and, certainly when the victim is male, an almost inevitable future of drugs, alcohol, broken relationships and/or crime.
But, what’s that compared to building the self-esteem of his molester? Pittance?!!
Do some victims of sexual abuse become molesters? Yes. Do all? Absolutely not. The majority do not. It is unfair and unjust to cloak them all with this sordid baggage.
Are most molesters victims? Probably. But does that exonerate them? Do we give a molester who has been molested himself a bye? Do we rationalize his crimes and sins and perversions because he was once on the receiving end? I think not. There does come a point in life where we each must be held accountable for our actions and live with the consequences, and there comes a time when justice must be done, and there comes a time when all moral right-minded rationale people conclude that the threat posed to innocent and vulnerable children by putting them in harm’s way is of greater import than building the self-esteem of a paedophile.
This is social engineering at it’s finest. It has nothing to do with justice. It does absolutely nothing to protect our children.
And that’s more than enough for now,
PS: I will be going through the recent transcripts today and in the days ahead – posting and blogging. Stay tuned :).