(Brunette here.) Are you old enough to remember when Alfred Kinsey‘s 1948 and 1953 reports on human sexuality came out? I’m not, although I do recall as a kid growing up in the ’60s that those reports were still stirring controversy. Never paid much attention until lately, when I stumbled across a Youtube documentary about Kinsey and his arguably dubious research methods. Some instinct told me I had to watch it, even though it’s nearly three hours long. Prepare to be disturbed — and perhaps riveted — if you can stomach it. Or here’s a shorter documentary, Kinsey’s Paedophiles (51 min.)
Kinsey has been credited with kick-starting the sexual revolution, and certainly had a tremendous impact — not just on popular culture, but eventually on our legal system as well. His aim was apparently to change cultural attitudes toward forms of sex widely seen as perversions at the time, including homosexuality and pedophilia, and bring them out of the shadows into social acceptance. Looking around our cultural landscape today, it appears he succeeded — to an extent that might surprise even him, were he alive today.
He was too successful, perhaps . . . it feels as though the pendulum has swung too far; the American public is taking note and beginning to realize that maybe normalizing pedophilia is TOO much “progress.” (At least I *hope* many people feel that way.) Kinsey himself was a sadomasochist and obsessed with sex “24/7” — it’s unknown (far as I can tell) whether he was able to procure Aleister Crowley’s diaries, but it’s known that he tried to.
It truly is mind-boggling to grasp how deep the rabbit hole must go. That Satanism (and ritual abuse), MK Ultra, Pedophilia, human trafficking, and Operation Paper Clip are all inter-related. It’s so vast that I’ve been struggling to write about it — this monstrous subject has so many tentacles that it does at first sound too bizarre — ‘the mind recoils.’ A nutshell version is, both the Satanists and the Nazi scientists had developed effective methods of mind control — and some in our government wanted their expertise, particularly for MK Ultra and related projects. Spies, sex slaves, super soldiers, assassins, and secret (supposedly fool-proof) couriers . . . all useful types of mind-controlled victims, especially those with fragmented personalities (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID) whose core personalities can remain oblivious to the actions of their alternate personalities (alters.) Here’s a long, but informative article on the subject.
As a kid, I was fascinated by the occult — Tarot, Astrology, Hypnotism — although that interest trailed off gradually after I reached my thirties. I read quite a few of Aleister Crowley‘s books, generally the sort intended for more popular consumption. In retrospect, I’m appalled to have given him so much of my young brain space . . . though I gather he was a cultural icon of sorts in the ’60’s, my formative years. During the same period, the sexual revolution was also gaining steam — much to the horror of parents and grandparents everywhere, I imagine. I recall being in Junior High when ‘sex ed’ was a newly or recently introduced thing, and though I’m sure it was tame by today’s standards it seemed quite controversial then. Dull, though, (as were most classes) to me as a student.
Oh, and laugh all you want about Astrology being hogwash — even Vin thinks so. For me, it was the one thing that ever really got me interested in math (which I hated, and was never good at) . . . I had so much fun with Astrology at 19 or 20 years old, that I ended up shocked at my own abilities once I put my mind to learning, having always been a math dummy in school. So, there’s that. 😉
One further me-as-a-kid sort of reverie: As a youngster, I was rather tomboyish. Not as in masculine; I just never got the girlie stuff . . . Barbie and other dolls, girl talk and gossip, and in later years the odd obsession with hair and nails (my philosophy = let ’em grow, until they feel too long, then trim them myself) and proms, weddings, baby showers. At the age of eight or ten, it might have been easy to convince me that I WAS a boy (i.e., transgendered) — I’m sure glad society hadn’t ‘progressed’ to its present point then, or I’d be a pretty sorry specimen today when apparently six-year olds can decide they’re transgendered — regardless how they’ll feel about it when they’re 12, 24, 36, or 48. Guys generally were just more interesting to talk to, or in my case (being quiet) to listen to — they still are, more than ever — but for me, trying to BE one would have turned out disastrously. 😉
Of course, drugs were big too in the ’60s and ’70s — influential figures such as Gordon Wasson, Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna and Hunter S. Thompson helped bring drug use to the forefront of the cultural revolution in tandem with the sexual revolution inspired by Kinsey. Some say that Wasson, Leary and McKenna may have been used or compromised by the CIA — and while there may be some truth to that, I’m inclined to give those guys the benefit of a doubt. The CIA would doubtless have been interested in their work, and might have been helpful in indirect ways — providing contacts or travel assistance, covert encouragement of their research (perhaps help in acquiring subjects or substances), without having them on a “payroll.”
Certainly the sexual revolution as well as the easy availability of drugs like LSD led to seismic changes in the music industry, where groups like the Doors and Led Zeppelin were hugely influential on youth (like me) of the era — again, much to the dismay of older generations. Fashions changed too, from the sedate styles of the early ’60s to the Woodstock era and later the psychedelic-inspired garish prints of the ’70s . . . visible evidence of sweeping underlying cultural shifts which had been envisioned by people like Kinsey and Crowley.
So what does this all have to do with “Pizzagate” or “Pedogate,” as it’s now referred to? Well, lots. Pedophilia (and particularly pederasty) is nothing new, but in Western culture it has long been taboo and viewed as aberrant, if not criminal behavior. On one hand, it’s surely a bit silly that one is a child until that magical day one turns 18 — and that high school romances should be penalized. On the other, surely children deserve to mature to an age of informed consent before engaging in sex, and it’s wrong for adults to take advantage of naive and vulnerable kids.
Pedophilia is now shockingly widespread. Lori Handrahan covers Cops and Child Porn here, Doctors and Child Rape/Porn here, Day Cares and Preschools Trading in Child Rape here, Military Staff Trading in Child Rape and Torture here, Special Education Teachers and Child Sex Abuse here. Dogs Raping Children here. Even infants and toddlers aren’t safe from these predators. And Dogs Raping Children? Et bloody cetera.
In “The Justice Department’s Child Porn Problem,” Lori writes:
“Half of all child porn now originates in America. The profits are massive. Estimated porn profits in 2006 exceed combined revenues of Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink ranging from $3-$20 billion annually. It is unclear what percentage comprises child porn profits. In child porn 69% of the abused children averaged at ten years old with 39% under six. Every 39 minutes a new porn video is created in America. Ten new images of abused children used in child porn are posted daily. The sex abuse of one child in front of a live webcam is estimated to generate revenues of $1,000 dollars a night.This is the face of child trafficking today.”