David Shurter blogs about CEOs of four ritual abuse survivor organizations joining forces with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kevin Annett…
The huge scale of the activities of the Oxford paedophile ring revealed yesterday when seven men were convicted of 43 charges of rape, child prostitution and trafficking is but the tip of the iceberg.
Extraordinary figures revealed earlier that police forces across England and Wales are engaged in more than 30 separate investigations into suspected child sexual abuse and exploitation.
The most damning thing is the failure of social services and the police to get a grip on the situation despite being warned and some of the victims going to the police for help.
A damning article in today’s Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/14/oxford-abuse-ring-social-services) based on an interview with one of the victims reveals yet again the failure of authorities to support them. Indeed it is worse. From her interview it appears that Oxfordshire county council MADE UP they were giving her ” wrap around support.” to her and her family…
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Dreadful to read about this pornography ring
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/technology-and-child-abuse/ Technology and child abuse
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/more-than-20-arrested-on-ga-prostitution-charges/ More than 20 arrested in GA on child exploitation and prostitution charges
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/the-ricki-lake-show-stolen-childhoods-failure-to-protect-institutional-response-to-child-sexual-abuse-ritual-crimes-in-africa/ The Riciki Lake Show: Stolen Childhoods
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/utah-massage-parlor-owner-to-stand-trial-for-alleged-sex-trafficking/ Utah massage parlor owner to stand ritual for human trafficking
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/childhood-abuse-and-dissociative-disorders/ Child Abuse and Dissociative Disorders
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/ritual-abuse-media-lies/ Ritual Abuse: Convictions and Evidence the media hide and deny
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/the-ricki-lake-show-stolen-childhoods-failure-to-protect-institutional-response-to-child-sexual-abuse-ritual-crimes-in-africa/ The Ricki Lake show – Stolen Childhoods
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/what-about-bob-an-abusers-tactics-named-and-exposed/ What about Bob? An Abuser’s Tactics Named and Exposed
Denials and misinformation continue in mainstream media allowing rapists, pedophiles, organized abuse to continue committing horrific crimes and destroying lives.
Selling newspapers – the “Satanic Panic” headlines
Millions of copies of newspapers were sold in the 1980s and 1990s covering numerous ritual crimes including satanic ritual abuse, the media suddenly reversed the coverage and created the “Satanic ritual abuse myth” – selling many more millions of newspapers. Society at that time did not wish to believe in the horrors of incest, so reports of extreme physical and sexual abuse combined, often with satanic/occult influences became a sensationalist topic in the media.
The backlash – confessions ignored as convictions are overturned, “it’s a Myth” headlines
This backlash was based on a highly effective publicity campaign on “false memories” which began when Peter Freyd’s daughter Jennifer Freyd accused him of raping her as a child. Jennifer – a highly respected psychologist – never recanted – but after public appeals and money from others accused of the similar crimes, including convicted pedophiles a media backlash began. Jennifer has never referred to being subjected to ritual abuse yet the Freyd’s latched onto this, and many convictions for ritual abuse were overturned in the United States. Including a huge number of convictions which had including confessions.
Satanic Ritual Abuse and Ritual Killings – on the rise, yet reporting is declining – Why?
Having already done a U-turn in reporting the media now face the tricky situation of writing newspaper articles on a topic they have convinced many people doesn’t exist. Rather than face public embarrassment by admitting they were wrong in the previous U-turn, and having nobody left to blame it on, convictions are only very rarely reported in radio or TV, and all mention of ritual or religious aspects is minimized within the articles, never to be referred to again. Except of course when you can try a claim an “unsafe conviction” – such as the recent press on Fran Keller which suggests she was convicted on physical evidence (rather than witness testimony and a 60 page confession of an accomplice).
Target: Wikipedia and National Newspapers: Abuser Tactics
Abusers want to keep the silence about ritual abuse: if society acknowledges reality and hears about the number of convictions then victims will be encouraged to report them. For abusers previously reported hearing convictions in the media might give their partners, spouses, children, work colleagues room to doubt their self-proclaimed “innocence” and make them wonder about some of the odd behavior they have seen or heard about. Wifes or husbands of those reported: how hard would you look for evidence that your beloved was not involved in activities like torturing, killing and raping children? So there began an anonymous campaign – with the internet as a perfect tool for hiding their identities. And hiding their previous convictions or arrests to.
Key target: wikipedia. How it was done: gradual persistent editing by a large number of people, followed by wikipedia blacklisting the targeted websites for sending spam. It’s highly unlikely that Ellen Lacter, Ph. D. and well respected author, or Neil Brick, therapist, are spammers but once spam (real or faked) is found wikipedia blacklists the site. No appeals process. No evidence provided. Blacklisted forever. Read about it here, with links to the blacklisted sites:
Other targets: all mainstream news websites, via the comments section, scientific and large circulation newspapers via the letters page, cosy relationships with journalists, and best of all journalists ‘specializing’ in printing that ritual abuse is a myth. Articles attempt to make out the falsely accused (yet mentally well) adults are somehow “victims” and talk of “families torn apart” yet never about rape, torture, murders or helping those who reported the abuse.
Enter the Skeptics
The skeptics seem to doubt all mainstream news so they became a perfect target to get involved, as well as a perfectly “acceptable” place for abusers to discrediting any accounts of convictions that appeared. Being a ‘skeptic’ seems to have a social aspect and very few have any scientific qualifications or academic background despite their strong convictions; quoting exclusively from the internet is common.
Classic examples Skeptics in the Pub, the JREF Randi forum (a place for the “false memory” fans to feel at home now their organization has lost it’s Philadelphia office), and the UK’s biggest skeptic magazine Private Eye.
This skeptics thread jokes about convictions for ritualistic child abuse. Those denying abuse make comparisons with unrelated trials, unproven theories and mention the “false memory” movement initiated by reported pedophile Peter Freyd and his wife Pamela. A genuine skeptic points out their obvious bias and lack of objectivity.
The title of this thread, and much of the commentary, sound neither objective or skeptical. Rather, this conversation more than hints at a confirmation bias, apparently born of a deeply held belief, e.g. ritual abuse does not exist so this case must be a hoax.
I’d like to understand the rules here. Are there other scenarios in which child abuse just cannot happen? If a pedophile wears a clown suit, does the abuse not happen because everybody knows there’s no such thing as clown abuse?
When the UK’s biggest known pedophile hits the headlines in the national press (one newspaper only printed this despite the credible source) the Private Eye backlash ran the March 2013 story SATANIC PANIC – Familiar Ritual (issue 1334) stating that
“no physical, forensic corroborating evidence has been produced anywhere in the world to substantiate the existence of Satanic ritual abuse”
oddly this was an unsigned story was later found to be the work of Rosie Waterhouse who contributes to the only website I’ve found which claims the 2011 Satanic sex cult in Kidwelly, Wales, UK is not satanic ritual abuse (by claiming it’s not satanic). Rosie of course avoids references the three children conceived within the rapes and sexual abuse in the cult.
Jimmy Savile: Satanic ritual abuse – media misinformation
Exposed: Jimmy Savile’s satanic ritual
This big headache was dealt with by attacking the source of the information Dr Sinason, avoiding the corroborating medical evidence that her patients were on the hospital wards at the time Savile was abusing others in the that hospital.
Photos used – A huge photo from a movie (thus implying the abuse was fictional) and humorous image of Savile.
Here’s the real image of Savile in his satanic outfit – courtesy of Real Whitby.
It’s time to start questioning not if ritual abuse exists but how we can PREVENT it and HELP the victims heal.
- Growing Not Dwindling: Worldwide Phenomenon of Dissociative Disorders, Disinformation About Dissociation Dr Joel Paris’s Notions About Dissociative Identity Disorder (tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com)
- Childhood Abuse and Dissociative Disorders (tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com)
- Rochdale Over 20 Years Ago (tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com)
- Networks Of Fear (theneedleblog.wordpress.com)
- Evidence of Satanic Ritual Abuse in Utah 2013, Washington police accused of ‘disturbing’ failures to investigate rape, rape victim accused of lying and jailed, wins $1.5m payout
- California: Devils in the Heartland: The ritualistic killing of Arlis Perry
- Satanist killer gets life in prison
- Iowa Man Convicted of Killing Two Stepdaughters During Satanic Ritual
- Survivorship ritualistic abuse articles – list of crimes
- Women’s History Month Spotlight: Judy Byington – Author of “Twenty-Two Faces” (dangerouslee.biz)
– Blind to Betrayal Preface
– Blind to Betrayal – Chapter 1
– Speaking Our Truth Chapter Discusses Jennifer Freyd’s presentation at a professional conference “Personal and Theoretical Perspectives on the Delayed Memory Debate.”
– Recidivism: How often do Child Molesters go on to Reoffend?
Blind to Betrayal The Book
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Operation Fernbridge & Elm Guest House – is this silence more of a cover up?
reblogged – Dutch paedophile advoacy group
“When Marthijn Uittenbogaard’s lawyer contacted him with the news that his pro-pedophilia group could continue to exist, he took to Twitter: “Fortunately, there are still wise judges,” he wrote. Uittenbogaard was the last leader of Martijn, a foundation established in 1982 to promote the legalization of consensual sex between adults and children in The Netherlands. (The similarity of the names Marthijn and Martijn is a coincidence.)
The group has been fighting a legal battle with the country’s Public Prosecution Service which has been seeking its dismantling since 2010. Last year a court ruled that Martijn be banned on charges that it glorified sexual relations between adults and children. But the appeals court in the northern town of Leeuwarden has now overturned that decision, claiming that although the work of the organization is contradictory to public order, there is no evidence leading to “a threat of disrupting society.”
Uittenbogaard, 40, sees…
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The damage caused by child abuse
Mental health problems are often caused by childhood abuse, so raising awareness of mental health problems can help people recover and heal from such abuse. It has also been shown that survivors of abuse do sometimes become abusers, and that recovering from the own abuse is key to preventing this.
Common psychiatric diagnoses that often result from Child Abuse include Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (which often has roots in emotional neglect) and Dissociative Disorders.
Why do people try to denying the damage?
This blog post raises awareness of Dr‘s attempt to dismiss Dissociative Disorders, which would both deny people treatment and reduce awareness of the abuse which cause the disorders.
His article suggested that one particular disorder – Dissociative Identity Disorder was a ‘fad’, despite it’s inclusion in the DSM psychiatric manual for several decades.
A letter in response to his article, written by specialists is Dissociative Disorders can be found http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/growing-not-dwindling-worldwide-phenomenon-of-dissociative-disorders-disinformation-about-dissociation-dr-joel-pariss-notions-about-dissociative-identity-disorder/
What is the reality here?
I did some research and here are some simple figures from Google Scholar which show the number of articles (excluding patents) covering the two main dissociative disorders. Sadly Google Scholar only gives approximate numbers rather than exact ones, it says ‘About 193’ for instance. It all got rather complicated so here is the graph of the results looking at articles for each 5 year period since 1998.
Basically, these results back of the findings of the letter I’m blogging about.
In the last 5 years 2,270 out of 3130 academic articles on “dissociative identity disorder” have also included abuse, over 70%, again refuting Dr Paris’s assumptions.
So I looked at the last 5 years of academic papers written by Joel Paris, 240 appeared, none of those on the first page had a heading with Dissociative or Dissociation in it. Search for “Joel Paris” Dissociative for the last five years gave only two results with Dissociative in the title – the letter I’m blogging about, and the original article.
Not exactly his key interest then.
Some explanation of using Google Scholar in my research…
“Dissociative Identity Disorder” found about 1,920 between 1990 and 2000, increasing to 5,320 articles between 2000 and 2010.
I thought this might be a bit of an unfair search since it used to be known as “Multiple Personality Disorder” and is still called them in the main international psychiatric manual, and was called that in the older versions of the DSM manual, so I searched for that term instead, and found about 4740 results between 1990 and 2000, and about 5840 results from 2000 to 2010 – so still an increase despite the term being rarely used now.
The next disorder in severity is known as “
The DDNOS results from about 193 to 396 results over the same periods.
In the end I just went back and searched in 5 year periods, from 2013 backwards.
No matter how many ways I looked at the data the rise in diagnosis was clear, as was the number of articles now focused on treatment rather than questioning the evidence and cause of dissociative disorders.
Please share this to raise awareness of those working against child abuse awareness.
- Growing not Dwindling – the Worldwide Phenomenon of Dissociative Disorders
- Discussing Dissociation (Kathy Broady)
- What is Dissociation? (manyfoggydays.wordpress.com)
- Confusion (trublue20.wordpress.com)
- Wellness Wednesday: Demystifying PTSD (rhachellenicol.com)