Over the years when My Black Cat scouted around the Internet looking for Intertwinglements she came across all sorts of rubbish, unproven “facts,” and conspiracy theories regarding paedophilia.
In addition she came across some information that seemed to be either plausible or credible. For example, she discovered that Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt were respectively Legal Officer and General Secretary to the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL, now Liberty) at the time when there was an affiliation with the pro-paedophilia groups P.I.E and P.A.L.
The following is from Wiki :
LIBERTY (pressure group)
From 1974-83 the NCCL was headed by Patricia Hewitt, who was later to become prominent in the Labour Party, serving as Health Secretary. A number of other future high profile Labour politicians worked at the organisation at this time, such as Harriet Harman who worked as the legal officer and her husband Jack Dromey.
In 1976, the NCCL stated to a parliamentary committee that “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage… The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage”. Organisations such as Paedophile Information Exchange (P.I.E.), a pro-paedophile activist group, and Paedophile Action for Liberation became affiliated to the pressure group. The NCCL stated they supported “any organisation that seeks to campaign for anything it wants within the law” and that the “NCCL has no policy on [the Paedophile Information Exchange’s] aims – other than the evidence that children are harmed if, after a mutual relationship with an adult, they are exposed to the attentions of the police, press and court.” Groups such as P.I.E. were later excluded from the organisation.
Patricia Hewitt is saying nothing.
It would be in the public interest to hear the views that these three women held regarding paedophilia immediately before Jimmy Savile’s alleged paedophilia reached the headlines.
It would also be in the public interest to know the views held by Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt at the time that P.I.E and P.A.T were affiliated to NCCL (now Liberty).
Richard Murphy gives an account of a debate in his University in the 1970s and his views on why…….
Here is some more information that My Black Cat collected involving attitudes to paedophilia in Germany in the 1970s.
“Germany’s left has its own tales of abuse. One of the goals of the German 1968 movement was the sexual liberation of children. For some, this meant overcoming all sexual inhibitions, creating a climate in which even pedophilia was considered progressive.”
The above link is probably credible.
But is what comes next credible also? Is it plausible?
A few years ago while hunting Intertwinglements, My Black Cat came across a leaflet that was said to originate from the German Government aimed at parents and schools advising them regarding sex education of their children. Apparently it went much further that even the most liberal sex education in the UK.
Unfortunately, black cats are not multilingual and neither is The Witch Doctor so we couldn’t read what it said. Anyway, we can’t find the document now but it was there to be seen some years ago. There is a reference to it in another blog. The question is:
Follow the link below. Is the post it leads to conspiratorial, plausible or credible?
This is the question The Witch Doctor has to ask herself every time My Black Cat dumps rats on the floor of The Spell Pantry.
Sometimes she is not sure of the answer.
Jimmy Savile may be have been highly intelligent kind of sociopath. Perhaps he even intellectualised child sexual abuse. Who knows? Perhaps his beliefs and actions during his lifetime, will permit us all to question what we regard as paedophilia and form views about it that are moral, sensible, and above all our own, and not dependent on the Creep that might result from the influence of past, present or future pressure groups.
Perhaps we also need to question when sex education becomes grooming.
Perhaps these questions will lead us beyond the UK, beyond the Island of Jersey, and further afield into Europe.
a red apple ……………………
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