Paedophilia - Trying to understand a social affliction
Paedophilia – Trying to understand a social affliction
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Paedophilia is commonly referred to as a hate crime that has the most destructive impact on the child victims. Its very nature makes you shudder and that an adult human being could maliciously defile an innocent for their own gratification is incomprehensible.
Recent studies have revealed that like homosexuality, there is a different physiological structure in brain matter and neural connections. Studies using MRI technology researched the brains activity of both paedophiles and non-sex crime criminals, and there was conclusive proof that paedophiles are wired differently.
The abhorrent fact remains that many paedophiles believe their acts are based on love and they don’t see their actions as wrong. It’s like an anorexic looking into a mirror and believing they are fat. This affliction is complex and the perpetrator’s understanding of his thought processes vary enormously. Regardless of how the paedophile sees his actions, the victims of this crime and their families are changed forever.
Despite the moral outrage and condemnation of this heinous crime, paedophilia is rampant in society. With technology comes a new level of organisation, with groups producing both pornographic material and information on acquiring victims blatantly posted on a plethora of internet sites. What’s frightening is that paedophiles are woven into society, many of them in respected positions of authority, like judges, doctors and lawyers. This means that they have the power to keep one step ahead of the law and those who seek to eliminate them from society.
As we get older, youth is a magical and mystical quality that we have lost. We are drawn to it and wish to relive our past unencumbered lives. For men, no-one can deny the beauty of blossoming young women, with perfect bodies, skin and that exuberance for life that somehow escapes us as we age. Sexually, those gorgeous young bodies can represent a fantasy at best. But in no way can that be a reality, and that’s where normality differs from the thinking of a paedophile.
These people are so sexually driven that they have no control over the urge. It’s like an addiction that can’t be satisfied. Their thinking is so far removed from reality they live in a permanent state of denial, their only instinct to have sex with children. The ramifications of this act are only seen from their perspective, and like a sociopath they don’t relate to the pain, suffering and ultimate dismantling of a young life, that their urge can create.
Many paedophiles are attracted to underaged pubescent children, others even younger, but the one fact remains, that this crime is the most destructive and evil of any crime against society and everything we hold dear, decent and moral.
So what do we do to these souls who are not like us, physiologically or psychologically? Do we lock them up for life, and keep them away from the temptations of their diseased minds? Is chemical castration an answer? Perhaps we remove the tools of their crime but their thinking and psychological profile still remains, able to enact fantasy and inflict suffering on innocents.
Evil is the word that most describes these human abnormalities, for it is that ultimate horror that enters the lives of victims. Some survive, others will never recover, but in a world where sexuality and opportunity pervade our technological society, we must keep these people at bay, unable to inflict their malicious intent. Children must be free.