Statement 1: False Ideologies
1. Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan was eighteen years the chair of the Fed, the central
banks in the USA. He was a true believer of the neo-conservative dogmas,
especially that of the salutary principles of the free market and other
neo-capitalistic views, based on the famous scientist Adam Smith.
Then, there was the credit crisis and he was interrogated by a
commission of the US Congress.
"I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of
organizations, specifically banks and others, were such that they were
best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in
- "In other words, you found that your view of the
world, your ideology, was not right; it was not working?"
Alan: "Absolutely, precisely."
What seemed to be science, was unmasked as an ideology. And Alan
changed his ideas and practice.
2. An Ipce member
told me that he had been a (big) child porn collector until one day he
came to realize that that was contrary to what he felt and believed
in. He threw it all away, and came to a completely different, in some
sense purer, way of experiencing his own girl-love. Someone else told
me that he was 'only months away from being a child molester' when he
realized things went wrong. And changed himself.
One of the best ways of saving children from being abused by
pedophiles would be to help those pedophiles to make that choice, take
that step. And who could do so better than those who have already
taken that step? The pedophiles who have found that there are more
ways than just the sexual ones to enjoy children - ways that are not
just harmless, but even beneficial."
[From Ipce's Statement "The
The ideology was:
'My feelings are essentially of a sexual nature'. Real introspection
learned that is was love, not sex. The man changed his ideology and his
3. Bruce Rind
the last quarter century the incest model, with its image of helpless
victims exploited and traumatized by powerful perpetrators, has come
to dominate perceptions of virtually all forms of adult-minor sex.
Thus, even willing sexual relations between gay or bisexual adolescent
boys and adult men, which differ from father-daughter incest in many
important ways, are generally seen by the lay public and professionals
as traumatizing and psychologically injurious. This study assessed
this common perception by examining a nonclinical, mostly college
sample of gay and bisexual men.
Findings were inconsistent with the incest model. The incest model has
come to act as a procrustean bed, narrowly dictating how adult-minor
sexual relations quite different from incest are perceived."
incest model is an ideology, in this case misapplied to "willing
sexual relations between gay or bisexual adolescent boys and adult
men". Careful research unmasked the ideology as "a