Nobody likes to be called a bully—and how an individual or a group of people get into a position of power in which they can fill the shoes of “the bully” is a cultural barometer used time and again to evaluate the actions of the great bullies of history—yet we have seen recently the rise of a new bully no less malicious, the “internet vigilante” whose sole purpose is to root out pedophiles, like myself, who choose, in the face of great adversity, to speak and not be silent. For as history has shown time and time again, silence is deadly.
For those who are unaware there is a website run by the bullies at Perverted-Justice.com called Wikisposure (http://www.wikisposure.com/The_Persecution_Delusion).
†[Please be aware that some of the websites mentioned can be extremely dangerous to the child-lover internet user.]
The purpose of this website is to glean as much information as possible about minor attracted persons in hopes of identifying and outing those people in real life. Further, you do not even need to be a pedophile to be targeted by these vigilantes; you only need to disagree with them enough to raise their ire.
Usually the “featured article” on Wikisposure is reserved for people that the vigilantes believe they’ve adequately identified, and is a call to action for their supporters to harass (read “persecute”) that person by calling their house, calling their neighbors, their work, or physically targeting that person by posting signs in their neighborhood or whatever twisted thing they can come up with. (FYI: Wikisporse and its tactics are currently illegal in United States under federal anti-stalking laws. But do the vigilantes behind these types of websites obey the law? Of course not. Because bullies have power.)
However, this month’s featured article is not a person; instead this month’s article does something far more sinister and something that, a long time ago, I predicted would come to pass as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The featured article is titled “The Persecution Delusion,” and it aims to counter the well-documented harassment of pedophiles in society by stating that any sense of persecution felt by minor attracted persons (pedophiles, ephebophiles, etc.) is only a delusion.
“There is a delusion that pedophiles are under which is insane at the very best. They claim they are “persecuted” and “oppressed,” the same way blacks, gays, jews [sic] and women have been maltreated over the centuries. They would like to ride on the margins of these other minorities in order to garner sympathy from those minorities, and to use the history of the emancipation of these minorities as precedence for their own freedom to have sex with children.”
Most of what Wikisposure is saying in this paragraph is correct, except for two main concepts: 1) the idea that our suffering is a delusion, and 2) that we need to fabricate a precedence to have sex with children. The first flawed concept can be negated by any free thinking person who is willing to pick up a newspaper or turn on the television, or simply Google “pedophile” and start reading the sort of violent rhetoric that pops up. I ask, is the entertainment value on our marginalized status a delusion? Perverted-Justice.com is primarily an entertainment company that makes its money off of the fact that pedophiles are a persecuted minority; indeed, the Dateline NBC program To Catch a Predator is simply the modern day equivalent of the Romans throwing Jews and Christians to the lions. Again, is the fact that a pedophile cannot get a fair court hearing a delusion? Is the fact that we have been hunted down and murdered a delusion? Is it a delusion that in some states the punishment for consensual sex with a minor is the death penalty? (The very concept that a person can be put to death for loving another person automatically elevates the plight of the pedophile to that of Jesus and Gandhi.)
As for the precedence to have sex with children: I just ask that Wikisposure editors take into consideration the last 4000 years of human history–end of story. Indeed, the onus is on them to find a precedent to restrict sex with children, something that we don’t have to worry about since the consent and concern exists in the world of pedophiles and children, and has little to do with the hate mongering and Brown Shirt tactics used by these vigilantes. At any rate, we have reached the point, in the United States at least, where sex with children ought to be considered an act of civil disobedience, for once the persecution of the pedophile and the child by society is realized, we will have passed a very important benchmark towards the type of freedom and liberty that the world has been craving, that of Love and common compassion.
The Warren Cup, ca. 1 - 20 AD.
Historical depiction and precedence of boy-man sexuality.
Don’t let the vigilantes rewrite history and reality.