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If it’s raping children, the liberals did it

The world is all screwed up. Who’s to blame?

Surprise, it’s the liberals. With their university socialism and their political media and their Hollywood cocaine, they hold dangerous sway. And that’s how children get raped in football locker rooms.

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Penn State and the slow death of American self-reliance
Bookworm | Nov 13 2011

. . in Pennsylvania, the law allows employees who witness a crime to go up the chain of command, whereas in Texas (for example) the law requires that every person has the responsibility to report to the authorities cases of suspected child abuse. In other word, the culture is different in the two states, with one allowing people to pass the buck, and the other mandating that people take independent action . .

Whew, thank God for Texas. How did this happen?

It took the 1960s and beyond to change us into a don’t-do culture. The “why” of that change would take a whole post (no, make that a whole book), but one can target lots of wealth, lots of youth, and a media and academic establishment that relentlessly propagandized both the virtues of socialism, while simultaneously denigrating traditional American culture and playing up the dangers of America’s home grown self-reliance ethos.

I remember us playing up the dangers. ‘Don’t do it yourself, you’ll die,’ stuff like that.

. . the end result is that Americans are slowly put surely slipping into the type of passivity that characterizes people living in an excessively bureaucratized, government-heavy society.

Okay. These arguments are a tad fuzzy, but roughly: there are two cultures in America. There is the individualistic, self-reliant pre-1960s culture evident in places like Texas. And there’s the socialistic, pass-the-buck post-1960s culture apparent in places like Pennsylvania. The new culture is spreading and [blank] ergo child raping in the showers. Got it.

Let’s see, King Hippie in Bookworm’s morality tale would be Joe Paterno. Though he became aware of the allegations, Coach Moonflower figured The State would do something about it. Check. And he’s an Italian Brooklynite born between World Wars I and II, double check. Sure enough, he’s your post-Summer of Love liberal.

Just look at his behavior. In 2006, disturbing allegations were leveled against a Penn State rival, linebacker A.J. Nicholson from Florida State. A.J. was suspended before the Orange Bowl after being accused of sexual assault.

How did Coach Paterno talk of the controversy? Did he hold A.J. responsible for his behavior? Did he make no excuses, offer no silly pretenses as to how the assault could have happened?

“There’s some tough — there’s so many people gravitating to these kids. He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door — somebody may knock on the door. A cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do?”

Dude, you need a manual? *cough* Chakra Joe Earthpromise acted like a liberal. “Women and their horny weirdo stuff. Pssh.” Typical leftist claptrap. “Children, too. Who knows what’s going on in their heads?” No kidding, they’re worse than ladies.

self-reliant to a fault

Yep, Bookworm’s argument is unassailable. As new ways replace the old, the disasters multiply. If Penn State had had a traditional, old school mentality, the whole thing would have been avoided, friends.

Why it wasn’t that long ago that child molestation was always exposed to the light of day, to the shaming of the public and the sanctions of the law. No one questioned you if you admitted your uncle assaulted you in the barn. You never saw moonbat dithering or bureaucratic hand-wringing back then, I can tell you. When Americans were told crimes had been committed, they acted. Credit our independence and self-reliance.

But nowadays, nobody lifts a finger to help you after you’re molested. Such is modern life, we’re left to live in shame with our secrets. It’s even more tragic when you notice the explosion in reports of child molestation. I’m not sure how that happened. Of course, in the old days, children were never raped because that was pre-hippie American morality for you.

Incidentally, did you see? If anyone’s mysterious nature is on display, it’s the rapist’s. If there’s a self-reliant American in the cast, it’s Jerry Sandusky. He didn’t just rise to become defense coordinator of a pre-eminent football program, he bootstrapped that gig into creating a charity to select and groom targets. A clever man, Jerry orchestrated the whole thing to go on under cover of Penn State’s avant garde exercise improvisation.

Marvel at the ingenuity: taking the process of trolling local communities for vulnerable kids and reversing it. Getting children to come to him. They thought they knew and trusted him even before they met him.

And, wow, what a labor saver that was. Upon the offers of unearned trust, the crimes were already half-committed. Say, just how did Jerry manage to do that? Secure a sacred thing he hadn’t earned? By mastering the game of football, the sports metaphor for bedrock American ideals. Hooray!

So, please, let’s not pooh-pooh Sandusky’s energy, innovation and initiative — let’s celebrate it. If there’s a mote of good news for the rugged individualists here, surely it’s Jerry’s example.

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SNAP asks the ICC to prosecute the Pope for crimes against humanity

Thousands upon thousands of incidents of child rape and molestation perpetrated across the globe. Decades, if not centuries, of the Catholic Church shielding priests from prosecutions. Shuffling deviant criminals from diocese to diocese to hide them from public exposure. Enabling the criminals to rape and molest again.

Sound like crimes against humanity to you? It sure does to me. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) filed the claim:

An international group for victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests has asked the International Criminal Court to prosecute Pope Benedict XVI and three other senior Vatican officials for crimes against humanity . .

They called on the court “take action and prosecute the Pope and three other high-ranking Vatican officials for their direct and superior responsibility for the crimes against humanity of rape and other sexual violence committed around the world”.

This is a legal effort to be applauded. The crimes committed by trusted members of the clergy amount to unqualified evil. The victims are the most fragile, most vulnerable members of society. The children and teens are citizens of essentially every country in which the Catholic Church operates. And Vatican officials not only refused to stop it from occurring and to stop it from re-occurring, they acted directly to allow it to continue. What else do we need to know?

“Crimes against tens of thousands of victims, most of them children, are being covered up by officials at the highest level of the Vatican . . The Vatican officials charged in this case are responsible for rape and other sexual violence and for the physical and psychological torture of victims around the world both through command responsibility and through direct cover up of crimes. They should be brought to trial like any other officials guilty of crimes against humanity.”

Simple as that. Look at the crimes committed and the actions taken by the church, and this is clearly a case worthy of The Hague’s attention. And if you think Pope Benedict didn’t do anything wrong, think again.

Reverend Stephen Kiesle tied up and molested two boys in a church rectory in 1978. He was caught, tried and convicted. When Kiesle himself asked to be removed from the church, the Vatican did nothing, effectively retaining him as a priest. When California church officials pressed the Vatican on Kiesle, their highest “morals” official, the future pope, Cardinal Ratzinger, intervened:

This court, although it regards the arguments presented in favour of removal in this case to be of grave significance, nevertheless deems it necessary to consider the good of the Universal Church together with that of the petitioner, and it is also unable to make light of the detriment that granting the dispensation can provoke with the community of Christ’s faithful, particularly regarding the young age of the petitioner.

For the good of Ratzinger’s church, Kiesle must stay. He wasn’t ejected from the priesthood until 1987. He’s in prison today, for child molestation.

“He admitted molesting many children and bragged that he was the Pied Piper and said he tried to molest every child that sat on his lap,” said Lewis VanBlois, an attorney for six Kiesle victims who interviewed the former priest in prison. “When asked how many children he had molested over the years, he said ‘tons.”‘

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Catholic Church still blaming someone else for molestations

Here comes the latest attempt to find a convenient fall guy:

Pope Blames Child Abuse Scandal on Society
Benedict XVI Says Mistreatment of Children Frighteningly Common in Secular Society, Child Porn Considered Normal
CBS News | Dec 12, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican officials Monday that they must reflect on the church’s culpability in its child sex-abuse scandal, but he also blamed a secular society in which he said the mistreatment of children was frighteningly common . .

. . that the scandal must be seen in a broader social context, in which child pornography is seemingly considered normal by society and drug use and sexual tourism are on the rise.

“The psychological destruction of children, in which human persons are reduced to articles of merchandise, is a terrifying sign of the times,” Benedict said.

Terrifying? To the people who’ve been doing it or covering it up for centuries? In all our lives, if there was a place where one was guaranteed to come across the sexual “destruction of children” who were “reduced to articles of merchandise,” it was the Catholic Church.

Childhood sexual abuse has been for so long an endemic but occult practice in the Church that there’s no way for them to publicly acknowledge it. It shows up in one place, so they say it was isolated. It shows up in another, so they say it was a bigger tragedy than they knew. It shows up on another continent, so they say they need time to assess their policies.

It just goes on and on, they refuse to see themselves for who they’ve really been. This is what you call denial. Witness the Pope and other church leaders currently in a phase where the modern world is the culprit.

And as you well know, the Catholic Church hangs on every little wink and nod of the secular world around them, so they can hardly be blamed for merely acting like everybody else:

Mexico bishop says porn, tv to blame for priest abuse
Miguel Angel Gutierrez and Cyntia Barrera Diaz | Apr 16, 2010

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A prominent Roman Catholic bishop in Mexico blamed eroticism on television and Internet pornography for child abuse by priests, in the latest incendiary comments on sex scandals in the church.

“With so much invasion of eroticism, sometimes it’s not easy to stay celibate or to respect children,” Bishop Felipe Arizmendi said during an annual meeting of Mexican bishops near Mexico City on Thursday.

. . and . .

Pope’s No. 2: Pedophilia linked to homosexuality
By BRAD HAYNES (AP) | Dec 12, 2009

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Vatican’s second-highest authority says the sex scandals haunting the Roman Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality and not celibacy among priests . .

“Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true,” said [Cardinal Tarcisio] Bertone. “That is the problem.”

So, I ask you, you modern people, with your internet surfing and fancy blog reading — which of these things causes you to sexually assault children? The growing normalcy of child molestation, the rise of drug use, the popularity of sexual tourism, naked people on the TV, dirty people on the internet, or homosexuality?

Whaddya mean, the very thought of it still makes you want to puke? You’re no regular, normal person, like a Catholic priest.

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Bill Donohue: the apotheosis of nasty, stupid Catholicism in America

Look, I can appreciate Catholics white-knuckling through the ups and downs of their beloved church. We all feel helpless when a large organization that we hold membership in goes awry, and almost none of us holds the sort of power that can right a ship that large.

So we hold on and we wish for the best. Sometimes we go a little overboard in swearing everything will be okay, y’know? We’re probably talking to ourselves. But this is different.

A week ago, the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue put out another press release about child molestation in the Church, this one focusing on a victim of de-frocked priest Daniel McCormack. Bill furthered all of his insulting, disgusting, pigheaded arguments:

1.) The ‘molesters’ are just homosexuals. You know what they’re like.
2.) These ‘victims’ are not boys, they’re young men.
3.) And they’re not really being raped, are they? C’mon.
4.) And methinks they doth protest too little (wink).

Donohue is easily one of the ugliest Americans on the planet:

It’s time to ask some tough questions. Why did this young man not object earlier? Why did he allow the “abuse” to continue until he was 18? The use of the quotes is deliberate: the charge against the former priest is not rape, but rubbing. While still objectionable, there is a glacial difference between being rubbed and raped.

Bill also has a gift for peacocking his stupidity at the crucial moment — witness the use of ‘glacial’ to mean ‘big’, which it does not. Or witness this, his comments on poor Tyler Clementi:

According to several reports, the Rutgers student who jumped off a bridge was non-plussed after he learned that his gay tryst was surreptitiously taped by his roommate and shown online; not long before he killed himself, he even wrote on a gay chat site that his roommate was “a pretty decent” guy.

nonplussed: ‘To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.’ Yeah, I took my car to a mechanic because of a funny noise under the hood. He said it could be a big deal, but it also could be nothing. I was nonplussed, so I threw myself off the nearest skyscraper.

More of Bill’s Catholic ‘defense’:

. . those looking to sue the Catholic Church for being inappropriately rubbed decades ago are not exactly the poster boys for the victims of child rape. And because those who hate the Church continue to use the term child rape as a way of discrediting the Church. They lie about this being a pedophilia problem and they lie about the nature of the misconduct.

Donohue is dumb beyond words. He believes any priest who attacks a boy must therefore be gay, and it’s all just a homosexual thing. Bill’s especially idiotic for trying to rehabilitate Daniel McCormack — Dan pleaded guilty to molesting five boys and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

In October, 1999, while McCormack was a priest at the Archdiocese’s Holy Family facility, the school principal, Sister Mary Therese Cusak, received a report that McCormack instructed a 4th grade boy, who wanted to be an altar boy, to pull down his pants so that McCormack could measure him (Ex. A, pg. 24; Ex D, defendants’ Answers to Interrogatories No. 3, pg. 3); Sister Cusak confronted McCormack about this report, and McCormack admitted that he used poor judgment.

The mother of an 8 year old also complained that McCormack assaulted her boy twice — so that would be a second or third grader.

And do we really have to sort through the clinical details of priests sodomizing pre-teens to prove the Catholic Church shattered the lives of trusting kids? No. To prove Bill Donohue is a nasty, ugly liar? No. He would have us do that, but I won’t.

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Belgian police raid Catholic Church to seize evidence of child molestation

It’s about time. Frustrated with the Church’s meaningless promises of cooperation with authorities, and shocked, as all other Belgians were, to hear of the 73 year-old Bishop of Bruges’ admittance of serial child molestation, the police apparently had had enough. Last Thursday, in Brussels and Leuven, they took matters into their own hands:

Belgian Catholic bishops angered by police raids
Friday, 25 June 2010 12:59

. . On Thursday, the police carried out a series of raids as part of an investigation into allegations of abuse committed by priests.

belgian police raidThe Church’s headquarters, the Palace of the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, was sealed off, while officers searched for related material. Bishops meeting there were barred from leaving the premises or telephoning outside for several hours.

Officers also raided the nearby home of the recently retired archbishop of Belgium, Cardinal Godfried Danneels, seizing paperwork and his computer . .

In Leuven, investigators seized all 475 dossiers from the offices of the Church commission tracking complaints and compiling evidence about clerical sexual abuse. The computer of the commission’s chairman was also taken . .

“This violates the right to confidentiality of victims who have contacted the commission,” he said. “Such acts greatly complicate the necessary and excellent work of the committee.”

You have got to be kidding me. There’s a clear pattern of behavior here regarding the Church.

It goes something like this: the molestations and rapes become known, usually first within the Church. One or two people are made aware of them, but the matter is pushed aside. A few years later, the allegations re-surface, probably with a lower level church person.

Molester Stephen Kiesle

Molester Stephen Kiesle

Another high-level person or two become aware of the crimes, and some time passes, but the matter is again pushed aside.

The allegations become known outside the Church. Now several people have to become involved. Communications and reports are passed around for months on end. After a year or two, the small clamor begins to die down, and the matter is effectively pushed aside. The allegations re-surface publicly again as part of a whole group of similar crimes. Well, now, this is serious, right? Must be time for a commission.

Who are they kidding? When the Bishop of Bruges(!) himself admits to being a serial child molester, the jig is up. Belgian authorities and society have every right to force the Church to surrender everything they’ve ever known about these miserable sexual predators.

Belgian bishop Roger Vangheluwe resigns over abuse of boy
Published: 6:17PM BST 23 Apr 2010

Roger_VangheluweThe resignation of Roger Vangheluwe, 73, the Bishop of Bruges since 1984, was the first from Belgium since a child abuse scandal began testing the Catholic Church several months ago in Europe and the United States . .

“When I was not yet a bishop, and some time later, I abused a boy,” Vangheluwe said in the statement.

“This has marked the victim forever. The wound does not heal. Neither in me nor the victim,” Vangheluwe’s statement said . .

. . and there’s another pattern of behavior here. Who is sad? Who feels bad? Who again is the victim?

Pope Benedict attacks Belgium police for raiding suspected pedophile priests
By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, June 27th, 2010 — 4:40 pm

. . “I want to express… my closeness and solidarity in this moment of sadness, in which, with certain surprising and deplorable methods, searches were carried out including in the Mechelen cathedral and in the premises where the Belgian episcopate was meeting in plenary session,” [Pope Benedict] said . .

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said Saturday the detention of bishops was “serious and unbelievable”, likening it to the practices of communist regimes.

As I opined before, until the Church shows the respect towards society and its laws they very much deserve, the clashes between it and the various wronged states, and its citizens, will only grow nastier and more incendiary.

I have no doubt that if these people were murderers, the Church would find a way to do the right thing. But because Church officials (wrongly) think these people are merely indulging in sexual shenanigans, that they’re just your garden variety fallible mortals, the Church has become part of an obscene conspiracy. It’s doing evil.

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