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Posted on 03/12/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT by Morgana
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The brother will not be held responsible for his actions; that much I know for sure. That is no longer the ‘American way.’
tinamina said: “There is such a thing as false memory.
Now Im wondering if I am wrong in my thinking.”
Here’s a link to an article regarding the McMartin preschool trial. My recollection from the time of the trial and afterward is that there was great scepticism created regarding the creation of false memories by over-zealous prosecutors.
Knowing of the many cases in which false confessions have been coerced from adult defendants, I can readily believe that prosecutors would use unacceptable means to get children to describe non-existent abuse.
Thanks for your info. The McMartin case is particularly informative. The “memories” sound more like dreams than reality, with the flying and flushing of toilets etc.
I kind remember this trial having been a CA resident at the time.
It would seem that some folks, even on Free Republic more interested in ensuring that the abuse the victims suffer by refusing to allow discussion of the crimes committed against them as opposed to exposing such wickedness to the light so that the victim may be cared for and the abusers punished.
As you well know, that comment was directed towards #6. If you don’t think that some threads arouse prurient interests in some people, then you are very naive.
I agree with your observation. It’s quite sad to say the least. Those are the attitudes that caused so many to suffer quietly in decades past. I refuse to be shamed, and I refuse to stay silent... Doing so only gives abusers more power. I have to wonder sometimes why some people are so vehemently opposed to discussions, then take time to post passive-aggressive statements, and then pretend they have not done so. Frankly, the behavior reminds me an awful lot of how abusers themselves attempt to control and manipulate society against their victims, and unfortunately, it even occurs among victims who have not dealt with their own abuse issues...
Anyway, thanks for your post. I’m glad I’m not the only one who recognizes how backwards that seems. As if a problem can be solved by simply pretending it doesn’t exist, and that if someone is committed to attempting to solving problems and educating others is somehow wallowing in the gutter, or glorifying the behavior. That’s what’s really twisted, imo.
If you and Windflier wished to have a private discussion, and didn’t want others to express their opinions to you in regard to that dialogue then why did you not avail yourself of FReepmail?
I am far from naive. You and windflier were speaking on this thread. Reading through your exchange it is rather hard not to see the opinions you two share of the subject at hand.
For you to even suggest that these are prurient interests, and that people here are pursuing discussion about them as “a purient interest” that people consider “noble”, shows a severe lack of understanding, and dare I say, that attitude is more naive and offensive than anything I, or others have said.
Any person who is sexually aroused, or has lustful thoughts when reading about or discussing the issue of child rape, and incest have deep-seated problems, and need psychological help. Failing to discuss these things would block any chance for people to recognize that such feelings and behaviors are very wrong.
I am anything but naive, sir. And I resent being accused of being such. I clearly stated that these are not prurient interests and that if someone is aroused by articles of this nature that it is a sign of problems within that person.
That is not a failure to recognize that some people do have those tendencies, on the contrary, it is acknowledging the problem and properly naming it for what it is - thoughts and feelings about which should cause the person experiencing them to recognize that the behavior is not normal. The dialogue between the two of you on this thread is quite disgraceful, frankly. No matter who your comments were directed towards.
Again, if you wish to have a private conversation, and think that others commenting on what you have posted in a public forum, and on a public thread is “butting in”, then avail yourself of the FReepmail system - that’s what it’s there for... That’s pure common sense, imo.
Grow up, kid, and find something worthy to expend all that energy against. I addressed someone directly in a public forum, and you chose to answer for her. That's your right, as it is my right to tell you to butt out.
I'm not interested in engaging you on this topic, or on the question I posed to the original poster.
You need to relax
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