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Jimmy Savile a Narcissistic Paedophile?
Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Paedophilia and Jimmy Saville
On Wednesday October 3, 2012 the third a documentary was aired on British TV Channel ITV1 and its revelations shocked a nation. The program focused on details about the life of former BBC Presenter and Top of the Pops front man Jimmy Saville.
The testimony of many women was included in this documentary and since the documentary was aired many more are now also coming forward and claiming that they were sexually assaulted or raped by the now deceased Jimmy Savile. These revelations are causing even more scandal because Jimmy Savile has always been much loved in Britain because of the huge amount of charity work that he was involved with all his life. In fact in 1991 he was actually awarded a knighthood by the Queen for his huge contribution to many British charities.
Having just read the following article which studied the possibility http://www.deliberation.info/cult-of-celebrity-narcissism-paedophilia/ of Jimmy Saville being used as a case study for Narcissism and Paedophilia it does appear very plausible that Jimmy Saville certainly did tick many of the right boxes for possibly having both of these conditions.
The truth will only be known for certain when the alleged victims seek justice through the English courts and we will have to wait and see what the conclusion of this scandal will be.
However aince this scandal erupted many within the UK’s BBC TV station itself are now also coming forward and revealing that there had been rumours of Sir Jimmy Savile’s inappropriate behaviour with teenage girls from as far back as the 1950’s.
What is Narcissism?
In this article http://www.deliberation.info/cult-of-celebrity-narcissism-paedophilia a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder is described as being‘ ..a person who has an excessive interest in themselves and their physical appearance. While also being extremely selfish and having a grandiose view of one’s own talents as well as a craving for admiration...’
What is Paedophilia?
Paedophilia is usually described as being an inappropriate sexual attraction to children or teenagers under the age of consent.
Paedophiles enjoy the feeling of power that they have over the helpless. Also they have a Narcissistic total lack of empathy for their victims. As they see it only their desire matters and they have no regard whatsoever for those they damage. As far as the Narcissist is concerned they are just there to be used and cast aside by them.
Narcissism and Paedophilia
As a paedophile is a person who is only interested in their own gratification and doesn’t have any empathy for other people they are almost always also considered to be narcissistic. A Narcissist on the other hand is not necessarily a Paedophile but the two can and do co-exist in some instances.
A Paedophile gains their satisfaction from preying on the helpless and having power over a younger person who does not have the knowledge or the ability to stop them. Whatever else they are there is no doubt that they can definitely be considered to be extremely disturbed individuals.
As a Narcissist craves public adoration and needs to have an admiring audience of Narcissist supply then it is inevitable that a lot of people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder do actaullyl end up in the public spotlight.
After all a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder spends their live perfecting their craft and that is to appear alluring, charming, charismatic and to make everybody love them. Therefore for them turning on the charm and performing for the camera is as easy as breathing. Putting on a spectacular public face is as natural for the Narcissist as getting up in the morning. It is the reason they are alive.
Therefore when you have a Narcissist who is also successful and becomes a high profile celebrity then they are a force to be reckoned with. Naturally if everybody is constantly telling a Narcissist that they are wonderful they will of course absolutely believe it and will then get to a stage where they feel totally untouchable. They will then assume that rules don’t apply to them because naturally they are too unique and special to have to follow the same mundane path as others.
When you have a Narcissist who is also a Paedophile you are dealing with an individual who is extremely dangerous, someone who is a fantastic liar and a person who will stop at nothing to get their way and never feel any remorse for their actions. A person every parent dreads their child coming into contact with.
Was Jimmy Savile a Narcissistic Paedophile?
For those of you who are not familiar with the current scandal that has shocked the world and put the spotlight on the UK’s BBC here is the background to this story.
The Life of Jimmy Savile:
Quotation from the Telegraph newspaper on Sunday 14/10/2012
Many are now saying that Jimmy Savile used his reputation as a tireless charity worker to hide the fact that he was a paedophile. He hid behind this saintly image and also often insinuated that he was going to go down he would take an awful lot of other influential people down with him. The following quotation sums this up it is taken from the UK's Telegraph. Link to full article at the end of this page.
'Jimmy Savile was clearly protected by his reputation as a “doer of good deeds”. He raised millions of pounds for worthy causes. It was a terrible mistake, however, to think that he could not also have been a dangerous man.’
This is a common mistake that people have made when dealing with a Narcissist. Take the case of the former wife of Paul McCartney, Heather Mills was also noted for her worthy charity work.
Then there is also the matter of Jimmy Savile’s autobiography that he wrote in 1974 and reading it now it seems astonishing that nobody saw any clues of his behaviour after reading this book. Only now is it being highlighted that during the 1950’s Jimmy Savile was working as a DJ in the Mecca Locarno ballroom in Leeds. One night a female police officer came into the club and showed him a picture of an attractive young girl who had just run away from a remand home.
In the book Jimmy Savile actually writes ‘ Ah,’ says I all serious, ‘if she comes in I’ll bring her back tomorrow but I’ll keep her all night first as my reward.”
Jimmy Savile then goes on to write that this girl did in fact come into the club and he told her that she could stay for the night and dance and then go home with him and she could stay with him until the next morning and then he would take her back to the remand home.
Then he did take her to the female police officer the next day who was appalled when she heard the full story. She wanted to press charges against Jimmy Savile but he then goes on to write in his autobiography
…..the “lady of the law…[who] was dissuaded from bringing charges against me by her colleagues, for it was well known that were I to go I would probably take half the station with me….”
Such a statement definitely smacks of Narcissistic gloating to me and it is now unbelievable to think that this book was published and widely read and yet still nobody felt that young girls should be kept away from this dubious individual because he was a well known celebrity and a tireless charity worker! Anybody that knows a Narcissist will be aware that they often embroil themselves in good works and do lie continuously to preserve their pristine images.
The story of Jimmy Savile
In summary Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile was born on October 31, 1926 and died on the 29th October 2011. In his younger days he worked as a coal miner during the Second World War to avoid going into active service. After this he started playing records in dance halls and later managed some of these dance halls.
In 1958 he began working as a Disc Jockey on Radio Luxembourg. Then in 1960 he started working on Tyne Tees TV where he was seen to be both very eccentric and unique in his approach to presenting. This led to him being noticed by the BBC and he was subsequently offered the job of presenting Top of the Pops in 1964.
From 1968 he also began working on the BBC’s Radio 1 Channel. Then in 1975 he landed the TV series that many including myself remember him from i.e. ‘Jim’ll Fix It.’ On this show children from all over the UK wrote in to the series and asked Jim to fulfil their dreams e.g. allow them to do something they had always wished they could do such as meeting a celebrity, visiting a place or owning something. This show ran from 1975 to 1994 and was hugely successful. Unfortunately it also gave Jimmy Savile unlimited access to children and teenagers.
Jimmy Savile and Charity Work
Jim Savile also became well known when he became one of the first celebrities to run marathons and fundraise for charity. During his lifetime he is believed to have earned £40 million pounds for charity. Some of his favourite charities were the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire in England, the Leeds General Infirmary and the Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, England. He was awarded an OBE in 1971 for his tireless charity work and subsequently received a Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1991.
Most shocking of all are the alleged allegations now being uncovered that suggest that Jimmy Savile may have abused patients in some of the hospitals that he raised money for. Apparently he also often did voluntary work in these hospitals. He was a voluntary porter in the Stoke Mandeville hospital for many years.
Staff at some of these hospitals had reputedly said that Sir Jimmy Savile would search the wards for young children that he could abuse and that staff actually told their patients to always pretend to be asleep if Jimmy Savile approached them. Also Jimmy Savile even had his own room at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital and the Broadmoor Hospital.
However it is now being reported that Jimmy Savile thwarted many attempts to prosecute him during his lifetime and that because he was such a high profile celebrity as well as being ‘Sir Jimmy Savile,’ that it was well known in certain circles that such a scandal would have created many, many ripples that would have implicated many more influential and well known people.
Also Jimmy Saville had seen an awful lot during his lifetime and many also feared that revelations about him might incur his wrath and that he would certainly not go quietly. Instead he was likely to bring down a lot of other influential and high profile people with him. Which begs the question how many predatory Paedophilic Narcissists still remain out there to prey on our children?
Jimmy Savile’s family
To me the reaction of Jimmy Savile’s family to the current revelations suggest that the news about the real Jimmy Savile may not have been news to them at this stage.
After Jimmy Savile’s death a memorial plague was placed on the wall of his former home in Scarborough however it was removed a few months ago because it was constantly being defaced with graffiti.
Then on October 9 his family requested that his headstone be removed from his grave and crushed at a nearby landfill site.
When Jimmy Savile’s family were asked why they did this with his headstone they said it was for ‘respect for public opinion.’
Note: At present the Jimmy Savile abuse allegations span from 1959 to 2006 and at present include the testimony of approximately 60 victims reports have claimed and it has also been stated that the police involved in the ongoing investigations have confirmed this also.
Article from the Telegraph referred to in article
- Savile should have been stopped - Telegraph
The BBC and the police have failed badly in their fundamental duty over the failure to expose Jimmy Savile