Another news flash concerned with a police raid leading to the arrests of 40 suspected paedophiles; another UK television personality questioned over alleged links to child pornography on the net; Roman Catholic priests; and there was a musician who…
And the list goes on. What the hell is going on in the minds of those people?
Child pornography, and things related, is wrong. Society says it’s wrong. Morally we know it’s wrong. Deep down I am pretty sure that the people who participate in this type of behaviour know it is wrong as well, but the urge to stay involved clearly distorts every rational and caring thought they might have towards those they abuse.
It’s been going on for a long time. It’s certainly not a new thing, and we can’t blame influences brought about by today’s society. Our attention is being drawn towards it more now thanks to media coverage and better knowledge of exactly what those people are doing.
The internet has helped those people distribute and share what they have, so in that respect it is a child’s worst enemy. On the other hand it has helped to identify and catch a huge number of them – both men and women – and it will go on doing so as long as they keep using the medium.
What can we do about it? Keep fighting it. That’s all we can do. Because until mankind develops morally and spiritually to the point where every capable adult in society lives to protect and positively enhance the lives of our children, then there will always be a small number of ‘low-lives’ who will take advantage of and abuse them to their own, sick, ends.
Slowly we will make the world a better and safer place for them – but it will take as much time as needed to allow people like that to grow to the point where they understand the implications of what they are doing, and change their behaviour. It won’t happen in our lifetime, but one day it will. Until then we keep fighting it, like Visa, the credit card company, who are working hard to limit the number of porn-related online transactions taking place (keep up the good work).
Don’t fear paedophiles. They aren’t worth the energy you’d expend.
Protect your children but let them have lives as well – don’t allow that tiny minority to ruin their lives in any way, directly or indirectly.
Those people still reckon on maintaining a place for themselves in society, regardless of their ‘back-room’ behaviour. Let’s give them the attention they deserve – no attention at all, save that of identifying them for what they really are. Make them outcasts, and let them see what it is like to live in a world where they are the ones who are treated the same way that they treat our children.
With no respect at all.