Date: January 14, 2017
“In the premiere episode of To MAP Humanity, we examine the history of pedophilia as a concept starting in the Victorian era and moving to modern times.”
About “Pedophiles Attaching Themselves to the ILGA Movement”:
It’s important to respond to this…
There are MAPs who wish they could wipe out all mention of “pedophile advocacy” groups, from the history books…At least in the sense, that they wish those groups had never really gotten off the ground, or played any recognizable role in the sexual [and human] liberation movement.
These MAPs view that history as more of a liability today, than anything else…And this can be a very sore spot of contention, between different camps of MAPs.
You can generally tell where a MAP falls in this divide, by the way they talk about groups like NAMBLA, Martijn or Project Truth [and other groups, like the Danish Paedophile Association].
In a very real and genuine sense, it does pain me to see MAPs dragging other MAPs through the mud…I think it does show a lack of respect, where respect should be afforded…especially when dismissing MAPs who were sincerely trying to make the world a better place…and many of them paid a heavy price for it.
I’m not suggesting that Todd crossed that line, here…I’m just acknowledging that it’s a far too frequent occurrence, these days.
There is too much in fighting, amongst MAPs…and I’m extremely weary of it, myself…Which is why I try to stress, “Let’s agree to disagree”…Because an outwardly active MAP voice, is a rare commodity…even when there are substantive disagreements. I’d rather see a diversity of MAPs out there forging a public voice for MAPs, than to remain in a largely silent demographic…And I legitimately respect those MAPs, for taking this step.
This is why I share a diverse range of MAP voices…even when I’m gritting my own teeth, in the process. It’s embracing the reality, that we are not all of one mind…And that the various groups of our demographic should discuss these issues.
That being said…
…I don’t take a whole lot of issue with how Todd phrased the participation of groups like NAMBLA…Basically, just one thing…
MAPs were there all along, in the over all ILGA movement…They just didn’t have established organizations, dedicated to their specific groups and issues, early on. It took a witch hunting prosecutor to attack a man and a teenager, to get a Christian church in Boston [of all things] to mobilize a movement in their defense…A movement that would soon become the North American Man Boy Love Association.
I give Todd props, for not trying to suggest that “pedophiles were trying to sneak into the movement”, as is the typical flimflam of people trying to sully the history of groups like NAMBLA.
Fact is…there was nothing more out in the open, than the formation, existence and goals of NAMBLA, in the ILGA…The gay community [and ILGA, itself] originally embraced NAMBLA…and only betrayed NAMBLA, after being forced into a corner [by the U.S. government]…and deciding that things like self determination, self worth, rights to a public voice, rights to safety, stability and mental health, and any number of other human rights, were not so important where it came to children, adolescents and MAPs.
MAPs were there to help build what the ILGA [and all the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, etc. groups] has today…But when the chips hit the floor, the ILGA fractured this movement, and hijacked it’s momentum…turning it into something sterile, and largely meaningless…An assimilationist movement, adopting the words and mindset of it’s own oppressors.
Todd calls the people who gave rise to NAMBLA “the most radical parts of the movement”…But, at that point in history…the movement itself was nothing, if not radical.
It wasn’t about being this pathetic, politically correct movement we see today…It actually cared about, and focused on, the individuals who are sexual outcasts…
That was where the heart of the movement rested…Which is why they don’t even have the same movement, today.
…They are just as likely to attack sexual outcasts today, as any other group…Because now, their groups exist in a place of privilege…and they don’t need to know, understand, experience or live, the existence of a reviled outcast group…So many of them don’t even comprehend what that means, or what it is like.
They have absolutely lost touch, with their own roots.
It is not right to claim that MAPs tried to climb aboard, what gays and lesbians already had…MAPs were already there, amongst the gays and lesbians…And all of the sexual outcast groups understood, that they needed numbers wherever they could get them…and they needed unity…especially at that point in history.
Once certain groups started to attain social standing and stability, and it came time for them to take a principled stance in defense of MAPs…That’s when the knives came out, and MAPs got stabbed in the back.
There was no tangible separation between gays, lesbians and MAPs, prior to this point…
…And the ILGA knows this.