Reality is pretty scary stuff.
In the aftermath of the onerous levy of penalty against the whole of the Penn State community and after listening to Mark Levin, my first thought was pretty much to simply agree, that these NCAA guys are a bunch of hideous, pompous Liberals, as usual, ready to punish everyone BUT the criminals.
But the more I think about it, I begin to suspect that not all of the blame is clearly in focus. Vehement finger pointing, as in, "Methinks he doth protest too much," tends to indict the accuser. Or as an ex-wife once liked to say, "A good point, but not one well made by you." I think everyone who's touched on this subject, including myself, has been operating on some sort of diversion principal. "Let's nail these rotten guys who looked away" (desperate to be heard). "Cause none of us would have done that!" (hoping everyone's listening). "Let's kill the whole school and the town so no one would dare to dream that we'd ever be such cowards as to look away like that! And leave the children at risk!" (so they'll all know I'm the righteous one).
There are pedophiles in every town and probably in almost every family. Perhaps, pretending otherwise comes close to being a national past-time. Could it be, by the same token that there is scarce a man in America confessing to the practice of onanism, that none of us have EVER crossed paths with an actual pedophile? Two sides of the same kind of lie, I'd guess.
Why does the left especially have to pretend to recoil in horror and point such urgent fingers? Those who in all other things display such "tolerance"? The sexual predators of children are a unique and terrible lot to all of us, but infinitely more so to those who defend the homosexual lifestyle. The left, for reasons, all of which are profoundly suspect, wish to justify their claims for special Homosexual "Rights." Key to their arguments is the fallacy that homosexuality is not volitional. Though the thesis has been amply disproved, they still want us to believe that it is genetic, that they were "born that way" and have no choice. And therefore we are called upon to honor their common humanity. Therefore, by that logic, no space remains for talk about sin and things unnatural, unhealthy and destructive. Therefore all else can be reduced to "homophobia."
But homosexuality is NOT genetic. There was a brief flurry a few years back about a paper that "proved" the theory, "scientifically." But the study was so hysterically skewed that even the proponents had to quit referring to it specifically and fall back on the "Global Warming" gambit of simply stating that their belief is now "proven Science," and so no further argument exists. But, while the cause of the homosexual proclivity is surely not inborn, neither is it, by any means, entirely volitional. To that extent, I'm afraid they are correct. But the actual cause they can never concede. Every justification they offer melts away in the face of it. It is, quite sadly, a learned behavior, taught at an early age, in lessons so infused with evil intensity, that they become ingrained in the psyche of the victim. Intimidated into silence and left alone there within a thing that grinds against the innate conscience, the innocent mind has no choice but to name the evil thing as a good. So it begins. And so it repeats and continues through the generations, age upon younger age.
If this is true, then the 2-3% of the population that reaches adulthood with this inclination toward those of their own sex, have all been the victims of pedophiles. If this is true, but not quite always, then 10% of the population may have been the victims of pedophiles, but most have come through it somehow, with their natural identity more or less intact.
The defenders of all things "gay" would also have us believe that sexual predators are more often hetero men after little girls. They become particularly incensed in arguing this point. But the percentage of gay men seeking boys is immensely greater that of heterosexual men seeking girls. Am I wrong to reflect that predatory female homosexual pedophilia is a relative rarity? I confess ignorance, but I've not heard much on that, that I recall. If it's approximate that boys and girls are violated in a similar proportion, which I'm frankly guessing to be the case, then one in a hundred heterosexual pedophiles might be found for one of every three homosexual predators. Someone else can dig out the numbers, just don't go looking in the Kinsey Report. I'm just saying that in rough measure the proportions of this reality are pretty stark in suggesting that, perhaps indeed, sin does gather upon sin, and that perversity, if practiced at the cost of a soul, grows restless and seeks amusements in yet the more perverse. And there is something more. Pedophiles tend to be incurable. The numbers of victims of any one of them, who has mastered the arts of avoiding detection (i.e seducing the most emotionally vulnerable and then commanding their silence through terror), tend to run in the hundreds. I wonder if those who have suffered their pleasures is not far more than the 10% I've suggested. I wonder if it is not an experience approaching universality.
Maybe this is the truth. Pedophilia is a nightmare from which every gaze is averted. It is a reality entering into every life which is to be fervently denied. It is a family member in just about every clan, whose known histories are hushed, and whose victims are placated, humored or punished, for the sake of the family name.
Homosexuality, and the acceptance of it, has marked the beginning of the end for every culture in history. We can see the writing on the wall. The time for pretending and denying, and then self righteously blaming, that, which has reached out and touched so many of us, is passed.