Paedophilia is Not a Crime
http://mwillett.org/mind/paedophilia.htm - 24 July 2010
Paedophilia (in America pedophilia) is a sexual orientation, a predilection, a pattern of
thought. It is not a behaviour, thoughts cannot, in a decent free society,
be crimes. Therefore paedophilia cannot be considered a crime.
Just as many Christian churches draw a distinction between people with homosexual tendencies and those who indulge in homosexual activity, we should be quite clear that there is a fundamental difference between being sexually attracted by thoughts of children and chopping up children and burying the bodies.
The criminal law does not punish people for wanting to have more money, but it does have sanctions against people who
act on that desire in ways which infringe the rights of others. The same is true of paedophilia. Being sexually attracted to children is not a crime, it can't be, thoughts alone cannot be criminal.
These are the really dangerous people because they can have quite normal sex lives, they don't obsess about children, they don't show any clues. They could be your husband, son, brother, mother, wife, or you. A situational abuser is somebody who is inclined to take advantage of opportunities to sexually abuse children
without paedophilia being their prime sexual orientation.
All of those patterns can be mirrored with regard to sexual activity and attraction toward children.
Homosexual activity that is consensual does not have any victim and is rightly regarded by most civilized countries as being of no concern of the state, the community or the criminal law. However this is where the model breaks down.
Children are not able to give fully informed consent to sexual activity. Any relationship between an adult and a child is so fundamentally unequal that we judge that no child can make certain commitments such as marriage, consent to sex or opening a Mastercard account.
Also children have growth and a huge potential for regret built into their circumstances. While adults can and do choose to do things that they will regret we recognize that the capacity to do things that may be regretted bitterly later is so high in children that the law needs to protect them from their own naivety.
The law should protect children from getting tattoos, from signing up for the French Foreign Legion, from selling a kidney, from watching a horror film that might give them nightmares and from consenting to sex.
Children grow up, childhood is a temporary state, protecting them from the negative consequences of their own actions is legitimate in a way it is not in regard to women, the lower orders or
'the lesser races'. This is not going to change, the liberal tide is not going to sweep on and emancipate children and give them all the rights and lack of protection as adults. If you are a child and you feel hard done by just wait, adulthood comes along.
It doesn't make any sense at all.
My job involves me handling money on behalf of the company I work for who have structured my remuneration package on the basis that I have a desire to have more money.
Simple. People recognize that an inclination does not result in inevitable behaviour.
Is a francophile a dangerous criminal madman who has an unquenchable desire and irresistible urge to rape and murder French people? Is
francophilia a universally recognized crime? Of course not. And yet somehow
paedophilia has come to mean instead of a love of all things childlike an uncontrollable desire to murder children for sexual kicks.
A kernel of truth gets reinforced with layer after layer of lie, far more heat than light is generated, people are encouraged to work themselves up into a fury of righteous indignation and to avoid any form of analytical thinking, any form of empathy with the target only with the victim.
Victims of child murderers (incorrectly labeled as paedophiles) are portrayed as angels, paragons of virtue, classic examples of innocence and opportunity, every one of them destined for greatness, every single one of them the sole light and brightness in the lives of their families and communities.
It is always in the interests of the rich right wing politicians and their media interests to channel the frustrations of the mob against scapegoats rather than allow them the possibility of recognizing their true interests or their potential power.
Mobs exist to attack vulnerable minorities such as witches, communist sympathizers, drug dealers, criminals, treehuggers and television producers who allow swearing or nudity. That is what they are for.
Those mobs are 'good mobs'. For plutocrats. They act as lightning conductors, sucking down the people's surplus frustrations and sending them safely to earth. If you look around the city you will see lightning rods prominent on churches, factories and palaces.
The wonderful thing about child killers as a lightning conductor is that they never wear out. Even if you haven't got a fresh one to galvanize the mob you can trot out an old one. In Britain the press have been getting mileage out of the Moors Murders for over forty years. I suppose that the media in Belgium might eventually be able to break that record. What's it worth? Sweet Fanny Adams.
In Britain you can marry and engage in any form of sexual activity you fancy if you are over the age of sixteen but to possess a photograph of a seventeen year old naked makes you a danger to society who should be imprisoned and made to sign the sex offenders register for life.
That is simply absurd. But at least it isn't as absurd as the case in America where the
average age of first intercourse is nearly four whole years below the age which is considered by many states to be the minimum to avoid an automatic charge of rape regardless of mutual consent.
Paedophiles (real paedophiles, that is people who are sexually attracted largely or exclusively to children) will stop asking for understanding, support and help in avoiding acting out their inappropriate urges if we offer them nothing but revulsion, scorn and threats of violence and will instead retreat into cliques where they can obtain affirmation for their deviant ideas in exactly the same way as anorexics have set up their own pro-ana
Perhaps it is evidence that our society doesn't want to hear such a tale, even if it is an uncomfortable truth, and that such women have nothing to gain (and their
'good reputation' to lose) from revealing a story without an ending that allows them to be called a victim.
We also have to consider what a child special enough to be worth waiting several years for would see in any adult who would wait for them to grow up. Having paedophilic tendencies doesn't make you a great artist or prophet any more than being left handed makes you Leonardo da Vinci or being gay makes you Michelangelo.