In my youth, I tended to devour any popular fiction (books, films, etc.) that depicted themes so bizarre and personally challenging that they defied the protagonists’ ability to retain any semblance of humanity throughout the course of the story. Such fare was all the more plausible when the story’s hero was a young person who was still in the process of developing his or her value system.

When such circumstances materialize in the world in which we actually live, I cannot say they hold quite the same allure.

About a month ago, I wrote a column detailing a prediction that in its ongoing efforts to debase society, the political left would soon see fit to begin legitimizing pedophilia. To this end, pedophiles would form activist groups as the North American Man-Boy Love Association did in the 1970s and 1980s – but this time, they would have prominent, deep-pocketed supporters.

Those who believe that child molesters should be fed into the handiest wood-chipper will be characterized as bigots by snarling liberals – just as occurred when citizens tried to prevent other sexual deviants from running roughshod over individual liberties. In my commentary, I maintained that just as the “rights” of transgendered people came to supersede the privacy rights and safety of our women and children, the “rights” of people who include sex acts with children among their lifestyle choices (which a panel of scrawny, pony-tailed university professors will declare are hardwired into their DNA and therefore “normal”) will supersede the rights of all American children to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Ever talk to someone who was repeatedly raped as a child? I have. A lot of them. “Happiness” tends to be a tad elusive in their experience.

In my previous column, I cited several examples of recent news stories indicative of trends that could aid in bringing about this abomination. Among them were the Obama administration’s Department of Defense facilitating the homosexual abuse of young boys at the hands of Muslim allies in Afghanistan, the American Psychiatric Association’s attempt to reclassify pedophilia as a sexual orientation rather than a mental illness in 2013 and instances of British children being kidnapped – in Britain – by Muslim men for exploitation as child prostitutes and sex slaves.

The response on the part of some on the left to my commentary was utter apoplexy. What kind of twisted person could fabricate such unfounded paranoiac drivel, let alone publish it? How dare I equate homosexuals and transgendered people – who are biologically normal, don’t ya know – with someone who would rape a kid?

And pedophile advocacy groups? What utter twaddle! Those simply don’t exist, one seething individual said, despite clear indications to the contrary. And besides – it’s been proven through a study done by a panel of scrawny, pony-tailed university professors that the prevailing sexual orientation of child molesters is straight, not homosexual. They’re probably registered Republicans, too.

Well, in an almost made-to-order elucidation, Breitbart reported last week that Todd Nickerson, a writer for Salon, recently released a video wherein he admitted his sexual attraction to a 5-year-old girl and attempted to justify those feelings to his audience. The video also promotes an online forum for pedophiles, which supposedly attempts to explain the “morality” of pedophilia.

It is eminently important to take note of the language being used here, because it is typical of many malignant liberal policies: Nickerson’s feelings are referenced as “love for” the girl, rather than “sexual attraction” to her.

In his video, Nickerson describes the deep compulsion that arose when as a teen, he babysat a 5-year-old girl. While most of us would have immediately run screaming to the nearest neuropsychiatrist after the experience, apparently Nickerson – although he claims to have never touched a child – opted to either ignore or nurture his sick fantasies to the point where he would have to dash off to the bathroom to masturbate during his subsequent babysitting stints, lest he transform into a hare-lipped, hunchbacked, raving pedophiliac lycanthrope and actualize these fantasies.

Replete with the innocuous language calculated to assuage our fears and concerns, Nickerson’s video sets the stage for pedophiles to be characterized a “just folks” who genuinely care for the welfare of the children they damage. Nickerson says that society must “find some sort of middle ground” when it comes to pedophiles – whatever the hell that means – or these poor unfortunates may be consigned to depression, self-loathing and suicidal tendencies.

So, what’s really the problem here? Well, I will say that it lies more with us than with people like Nickerson. Why? Because collectively, Americans have universally capitulated to the agenda of the left with regard to promoting sexual deviance, whether that means the promiscuity of the 1960s, or the “gender fluidity” of 2016.

The smoking gun is that we have a journalist who feels perfectly comfortable attempting to normalize his sexual attraction to a child in a very public forum. Years ago, when I was a molestable young lad, a guy like that would have kept his feelings to himself at all cost, rather than run the risk of his neighbors or perhaps his own family caving his head in with baseball bats.

The slippery slope down which the nation of Britain is still sliding has now come to America. There, the rape of children has been effectively legalized, since law enforcement isn’t allowed to identify Muslims as the perpetrators of crimes against children out of political correctness. Rest assured that the power structure of the left, as it has sponsored homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenderites, will similarly come to the aid of pedophiles, summarily decreeing that the rape of children is a normal and harmless sexual expression.

Today, my public declaration that a pedophile should have his head caved in with a baseball bat would give rise to far more outrage in the press than if I actually molested a child.

And that, ladies and gendermen, is the real problem.

Article posted with permission from Erik Rush.

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