Sickos: Leftists seek to make pedophilia the next social justice front
Back in September, Salon published an article written by a self-described pedophile who argues that the urge to molest children is a “sexual identity” disorder. In a video released Tuesday, the outlet again allowed the pedophile to address its audience.
Salon’s pedophilic commentator Todd Nickerson argued in his September article, “I’m a pedophile, but not a monster,” that society should allow people with sick urges like those he harbors to speak openly without fear of repercussions.
The desire to molest children, he contends, is an issue of sexual orientation. And while neither Nickerson nor Salon advocate that society put up with actual child molestation, the insinuation seems to be that pedophiles shouldn’t be ostracized for having the desire.
Here’s an excerpt from Nickerson’s column last year:
But isn’t that the definition of a pedophile, you may ask, someone who molests kids? Not really. Although “pedophile” and “child molester” have often been used interchangeably in the media, and there is some overlap, at base, a pedophile is someone who’s sexually attracted to children. That’s it. There’s no inherent reason he must act on those desires with real children. Some pedophiles certainly do, but many of us don’t. Because the powerful taboo keeps us in hiding, it’s impossible to know how many non-offending pedophiles are out there, but signs indicate there are a lot of us, and too often we suffer in silence. That’s why I decided to speak up.
In the sickening new video posted to Salon, the pedophile recounts having babysat a 5-year-old girl whom he had the desire to molest. But he didn’t— and he believes society owes him a pat on the back.
You see, far-left insanity dictates that Nickerson is a victim because he has the urge to do something that he can’t. The pedophile says he feels “persecuted” for his urges.
While crime statistics do show that many people who are prosecuted for child molestation were themselves victims of a sexual crime at some point, assigning victim status to a person who admittedly has sick thoughts about children seems a step too far even for people who seem to have abandoned logic in every other way.
If Nickerson and others like him have sick thoughts about children for whatever reason, they should find help before something truly terrible happens.
But in an age where certain people are hell-bent on making every manner of sexual perversion seem totally normal, what more should we expect from a leftist rag like Salon?
This is only the most recent sad example of the many ways in which the nation has lost its way thanks to political correctness and the misguided trend of ignoring common sense in an effort to create a utopian society. We can’t say it’s a good idea for police to patrol more heavily in certain areas because inhabitants of such areas have a higher propensity for criminal activity. We can’t say our wives, sisters and daughters may feel uncomfortable using public restrooms with women who were once, or still are, men. We can’t state that STDs are more likely to affect people who engage in risky sexual activity. We can’t say that people raised with certain archaic beliefs may have a hard time getting along with Western society. And now, the left wants us to believe that we should be comfortable living next door to a guy who openly admits a desire to have sex with children.