A Comment on “Virtuous Pedophiles”…


Date: February 10, 2013

01) ‘Virtuous’ paedophiles burnish their haloes

[I left this in the comments section.]

I’m glad to see members of Virtuous Pedophiles responding here.

One harsh point about staking a plot, creating an identity and taking a stance [especially unconventional ones], is that you will not avoid being misinterpreted…and people [from every group] will come out of the woodwork, to malign your character and hurt you if they can.

…It’s difficult, because there are so many pitfalls…and sometimes, we trip over our own feet.

That said, I think it is most important to keep an open table where everyone can freely talk…Eventually, we can work our way through misunderstandings…and part of the reason why I appreciate VP members commenting here [on HereticTOC], is because I’ve had some of the reactions addressed here, myself…

I support their right to speak their minds and to openly exist as a group…I just have not concerned myself with engaging them.

To my mind, it is better to see an increased range of “pedophile” voices breaking through the free speech taboo placed on our heads, than to see less of us speaking…Even if I disagree with them strongly, I still see it as good that more and more “pedophiles” are engaging society, standing up for themselves and fighting the way things presently stand.

If nothing else…we are all creating a world, that is becoming accustomed to hearing/reading the real voices of real “pedophiles”…That alone is vital.

Lastly, I also know the feeling of being dismissed as “a problem” myself, for my own activities and projects…I think the most important principle here, is that we cannot be crowding each other out.

I am content enough to just openly exercise my true voice, even if nobody ever agreed with anything I said…It is when people try to take this single most basic of root freedoms away, that the ability to coexist breaks down…and I cannot live in a world created by that.

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[My original comment – Not posted.]

This general issue came up when “virtuous pedophiles” first came online.

If they set themselves up as the standard of pedophile ethics, and they label themselves “virtuous”, then what are they implying [or outright saying] about the rest of us?

VP got a lot of negative reaction, as I recall…largely because they came off like just another exclusive and divisive initiative, out there trying to hijack the conversation…the movement…or however one wishes to label what we have…”the pedophile voice”?

Many find “virtuous pedophiles” to be fundamentally offensive, damaging towards solidarity and intellectually dishonest…and not what people like us need.

That said, I support their right to speak their minds and to openly exist as a group…I just have not concerned myself with engaging them.

To my mind, it is better to see an increased range of “pedophile” voices breaking through the free speech taboo placed on our heads, than to see less of us speaking…Even if I disagree with them strongly, I still see it as good that more and more “pedophiles” are engaging society, standing up for themselves and fighting the way things presently stand.

If nothing else…we are all creating a world, that is becoming accustomed to hearing/reading the real voices of real “pedophiles”…That alone is vital.

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