Date: August 18, 2015
“Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sits down with Josh McElveen on CloseUP.”
Date: August 17, 2015
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Friday, Aug. 7, Maltby, a suburb of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. A rumor was getting around on social media.
“Paedo!” the people were typing to each other, or “peado!”, as the case may be.
Lydia Reed was typing to her friend Gemma Johnston on Facebook: “I didnt fkin realise he lived at the top of this road, fumin walk every day with my kids to skool.”
Another neighbor, Carly Louise, got in on the horror: “He just got on our bus and we have 4 young kids with us.”
Then local freelance news photographer Ryan Booth perked up his online ears. “What bus is that?” he messaged.
The lynch mob was underway.
The object of the horror, former chemistry teacher Nigel Oldfield, 54, had never touched a child sexually. He had also claimed steadfastly online that he was not a pedophile, based on the clinical definition. Nonetheless, he had earned himself a multi-year membership on the sex offenders’ registry in Britain in 2002, after he’d gone on a spree of depression-fueled image downloading, 11,000 images in all, of which a handful were considered legally actionable. After doing 15 months of prison time and realizing he was now all but unemployable in the mean streets of de-industrialized Britain, he emerged with the idea that the punishment didn’t fit the crime. He became an online activist and gadfly, sparring with the political leaders of the abuse victim movement and insisting that an image was information, not a person. Some of the victims were sensitive about their own childhood images being out and about, and this didn’t go over well. They also were convinced that Oldfield and other sex offenders should be forever forbidden the right to speak. They campaigned hard to have him removed from the internet, resulting in several prominent newspaper articles and many banned social media accounts. Oldfield, whose motto is ‘always winning,’ invariably re-emerged and began piercing rhetorical bubbles again. Repeated account deletions only served to make him immune to ‘block’ functions in the social media sites.
How exactly he came to live, without any fanfare, in Maltby, is not clear. Life was so secure there that, in July, he offered a ‘safe house’ to pedophile writer Tom O’Carroll. O’Carroll was then enduring a tempest of public fury after he’d told reporters for Australia’s ‘60 Minutes’ television program how a 10 year old girl sitting on one’s knee could consent to sexual activity.
Now, the Maltby house was not so safe.
Some time after Oldfield got on the bus with Carly Louise, Andy Struggles, a chunky 20s/30s guy with a new baby daughter and a Rottweiler, posted the ex-offender’s address on Facebook. (The name Andy Struggles, despite its suggestion of manly battle, appears to be a real name, not fake.) He also put in a friend request to Chris Wittwer, the UK’s best known old-school anti-pedo vigilante, who runs the online 40,000-record “Database of ‘convicted/cautioned’ UK & Irish child abusers & animal perverts.” Among Andy’s 538 Facebook friends or their friends-of-friends was Julie Meese, a young woman tweeting as @Megajules01. She tweeted: “Ugh. Apparently paedo Nigel Oldfield has moved into my locality according to this guy, facebook.com/andy.struggles … who gives an address.”
The result was as described in a later story in the Daily Mail (5).
“The five hour long incident in Maltby, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, last Friday started when a social media posting alerted residents that Oldfield was living in the house.
Graffiti was daubed on his front door and Oldfield – who was carrying a length of wood – was allegedly assaulted.
A pensioner, who asked not to be named said: ‘I heard glass being smashed around 5pm and saw a group of people throwing objects at the windows.
‘More people arrived – there must have been 100 people outside shouting.’
The eyewitness said Oldfield came out of the house and was allegedly heard shouting: ‘Bring your children to me.’
The pensioner added: ‘He was then attacked. He must be used to getting a beating because I could hear him shouting ‘is that all you’ve got?’
The photo of Nigel with a bloody nose, standing on his doorstep and flourishing a board, was posted early on in the fracas by Ryan Booth, the photographer. Booth also tweeted the insider information that Oldfield had been “spotted by someone who lived in his last town” (Doncaster) and he’d “been here 18 months (and) no one new (sic) who he was.” The name of the person who recognized Oldfield has not appeared online, to our knowledge.
Booth has locked his Twitter account since these disclosures were made and has offered to speak to the South Yorkshire Police about how he gained his intimate knowledge of the mob attack. Our perusal of his media prior to the lock-up, however, showed that he arrives with his camera at most dramatic community events.
After five hours, as the Daily Mail noted, the police eventually saw fit to arrive and Nigel was bundled off. They may have used an unmarked car – Facebooker Zoe Clark, who was clearly on the scene, commented, “Haven’t seen any cop cars but could have been in another car…” She continued, conspiratorially, “and cannot disclose his address on here.” Tammy Perry ‘Née Thompson’ likewise chimed in with “can’t put full address on here x” (the ‘x’ symbolizes a kiss).
Meanwhile, as the mob scene broke up and news of the event got around, new single mom Cheralyn Rose Hogan, a bleach-blond who has worked doing ‘girl-girl’ shoots with softcore porn model Kate-@katieee2610, sent an outraged tweet out to the UK’s other celebrity ‘paedophile hunter,’ Stinson Hunter. She’d got wind that Nigel, perhaps because of his bloody nose, had been taken to the local Accident and Emergency Ward (‘A&E’) of a nearby hospital.
Cheralyn-Rose ?@ChezyMJ Aug 8
@StinsonHunter Nigel Oldfield is in Maltby, Rotherham. Last night he was beaten by locals. He’s currently in rotherham A&E right now.
Stinson was already on the case, publicizing the affair. To fan the flames, he had posted an audio track from his archives in which Oldfield was interviewed on the phone-in show of right-wing radio scandalizer Jon Gaunt in 2012 (1, 2). The show had featured Wittwer and his organization “Children Have Rights in Society (CHRIS). Oldfield had taken on a skeptical, sometimes pugnacious attitude towards Gaunt and Wittwer; Gaunt ultimately had hung up on him. This recording of an uppity paedo-niggra was sure to inflame the lynch crowd.
On Saturday morning, Aug. 8, Wittwer, working closely with mob members stalking Oldfield in Maltby, posted, on his website, a close-range photograph of Oldfield sitting in a chair in the A&E, apparently none the worse for wear (3). Later, another close-range photo was published on a Maltby Facebook crime-reporting page (‘NEW Maltby Crime Awareness Group’) by Becki Content Hoggard, showing Oldfield sitting in the streaming mid-morning sunshine in the A&E, with a couple of quickly packed bags at his feet.
Oldfield, interviewed by my news team, did not wish to comment on the events that took place at A&E. Wittwer stated that Oldfield had been “attacked twice in 24 hours,” and a Facebook poster noted that the boyfriend of a woman she knew had had a confrontation with Oldfield in the A&E. Details of any unrest occurring at the A&E remain undisclosed at this point.
Hoggard reported on Facebook that, as shown in her photo, Oldfield “sat playing on his phone.” In fact, one action he was taking was to set up the latest in his series of Twitter accounts and reassure his friends that he was OK.
A week after the incident, on Friday, Aug. 14, an article appeared in the local Rotherham Advertiser documenting the “hate mob” riot (4). The writer, Tom Sharpe, stated in his background paragraphs that Oldfield “had set up a website in prison from which he played ‘agony uncle’ to paedophiles, attempting to justify their activities and demanding that sex with children be made legal.” We have not been able to verify the last assertion, and the legalization of sex with children is not a position that Oldfield has actively espoused in recent times. Attempts by our team to get Sharpe, who has a Twitter account, to substantiate his statements went unanswered. Sharpe also stated that Oldfield’s blog had advised paedophiles how to download child porn without being caught. Oldfield’s response was to tweet, “It is really the biggest and most dangerous pile of poo written about me …. Evah.” The same “pile of poo” was repeated nearly verbatim in the Daily Mail in its semi-cloned version of the Advertiser story on Aug. 14 (5).
Stinson Hunter’s photo post of the Advertiser story (4) features a revealing statement written in text over the photos of the article: “This is Nigel Oldfield whose address, through various sources, we revealed on Saturday night.” Since the Hunter website is linked to receive content from Wittwer’s website, it is not clear if this confession is from Hunter or Wittwer.
Oldfield’s former Maltby address remains, in fact, on Wittwer’s Facebook page (6) courtesy of mom and titillation trade worker Cheralyn-Rose Hogan
Aug. 8. Cheralyn Hogan. 1 queen mary street maltby rotherham s66 area. He had his house located last night, smashed up and he received a good beating. Search NEW maltby crime awareness group on Facebook for more updates.
As you can see, this posting came well after Elvis had left the building.
South Yorkshire Police are currently in the process of determining if anyone will be deemed to have committed an offense based on the five-hour spree of bottle-throwing, property destruction and alleged beating. In the meantime, members and friends of the Maltby lynch mob are not being reticent about their condoning of the violence.
Kerry Costello Round posted on Facebook “Let this be a warning to all other peados (sic)!! Our ‘Hate mob’ is on standby… I have never been so proud as to say I chose Maltby to settle down in… when shit like this happens, this village unites…”
Also on Facebook, Claire Beaumont has photographed herself making a salute that combines the Nazi thrust arm with the ISIS raised finger. Her message: “Nazi’s r us, we will not let pedophiles live near our children.”
Oldfield himself has done much documentation of the mob that beset him; the results are yet to be seen.
It also remains to be seen if the law, so diligent in dealing with image-downloaders, has the will to do anything about violent lynch mobs and their sinister online coordinators and inciters.
1. Radio interview – Chris wittwer & convicted paedo Nigel Oldfield
Date: August 13, 2015
“This week: On Sanders and Socialism. Is socialism still an American taboo? Not so much, says professor Richard Wolff; nor was it in the past, says Nation columnist John Nichols. Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, and a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, including his most recent; Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown 2010- 2014, and he hosts the weekly Economic Update podcast. John Nichols’ many books include The “S” Word: A Short History of an American Tradition…Socialism, and, most recently, Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America. This episode also features an commentary from Laura on renaming capitalism.”
Date: August 13, 2015
“I am not a pedophile but that doesn’t mean human rights stop where my sexuality and preferences begin. If you care so much, then learn what you’re talking about and stop blaming the wrong people for the crime of molestation.”
Being released in 2012, this video is a tiny bit dated…but very much appreciated.
I may have a quibble, or two…but, this is totally worth sharing.
Date: August 12, 2015
“Not One by Richard Kramer
Consisting of quotes and implied messages from minor-attracted youth, mental health professionals, politicians, and the media, this Power Point show dramatically expresses one view of the communication problem that exists between minor-attracted people and society (including mental health professionals), and the effects this problem has on responses to minor-attracted people. Visit http://www.b4uact.org for further information.”
This is from 2010.
This powerful presentation is a damning indictment of not just the mental health system, but of society.
What is exhibited here…is no small part, of what is behind all that I’ve spent years, upon years, doing with these projects of mine…and of the measureless time, I’ve spent with others who are like me.
I wonder…how many of you out there, looking on…truthfully understand why I say this.
We cannot allow this to stand, or continue.
Date: August 11, 2015
Note: There is a brief scene of simulated sex, featuring the bare breasts of a fully grown woman…and simulated male masturbation…and other things, some may find offensive.
“The seventh episode of Black Comedy TV series Brass Eye by Chris Morris.”
This is from 2001…and it is a classic piece of British comedy, looking at the absurdity in how pedophiles are looked at and treated in the media…and in society.
Most comedy [and media] aimed at us, is poorly done.
This, on the other hand, is downright hysterical funny, at various points.
…I love the way it slaps society in the face, with a stark commentary on it’s absurd, over reaction towards pedophiles.
Date: August 08, 2015
“Video cuts off into the moment of silence (fully observed, although racial epithets were yelled during). Bernie was asked to respond but failed to do so, preferring to stand off stage and wave. His PR person said some words, but they were mostly empty platitudes. Bernie never spoke, and a band was ushered on soon after to disperse the crowd. 8/8/15”
Some people are suggesting that this was a political sabotage movement, on behalf of a competitor…but it does appear, the woman speaking is a genuine central character in the #blacklivesmatter movement.
Apparently, this was not an official part of Bernie’s campaign…He was just asked to speak at an event, set up for some other purpose…A crowd had gathered, and many anticipated his speaking.
They snubbed Bernie, of all people…one of the painfully few politicians who is out there for all of us, including them.
It is very frustrating, to witness this kind of behavior.
Bernie has enough obstacles in his way, without this self defeating foolishness.
That display from #blacklivesmatter, was nothing more than pure thuggery…and they were getting pretty nasty, themselves.
This is no way to make allies.
Date: August 06, 2015
“Ana Kasparian (The Point) and Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Should this man be a registered sex offender for 25 years? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
An Indiana teen has be ordered to register on the Michigan sex offender registry and serve 90 days in jail with 5 years probation after he has sex with someone he met on a dating app. The dating app is for adults. It’s called Hot or Not. Zach Anderson went on the app looking for someone to have some fun with.
“Zach Anderson is 19 and a typical teenager. He’s into computers and wants to build a career around his love for electronics.
But those plans and any semblance of a normal life are for now out the window. Under court order, he can’t access the Internet, go to a mall or linger near a school or playground. His parents say because he has a 15-year-old brother, he can’t even live at home any longer.
Why? He’s been placed on the sex offender registry after a dating app hookup. It began, Zach and his family say, when he went on a racy dating app called “Hot Or Not.” He was at his home in Elkhart, Indiana, when he met the girl, who lived across the state line in nearby southern Michigan.
The girl told Zach she was 17, but she lied. She was only 14, and by having sex with her, Zach was committing a crime. He was arrested and convicted. He was given a 90-day jail sentence, five years probation and placed on both Indiana and Michigan’s sex offender registry for the next 25 years. A colossal mistake, say his parents. “It’s a blatant lie,” his father, Lester Anderson says. Amanda Anderson, his mother, says “it doesn’t even fit our lifestyle; it doesn’t fit how we raised our kids.” Zach says his parents had always told him not to have sex before marriage.”
Here we have another case, where nobody [least of all the judge] cares about doing what is ethically right…and an innocent human being is being sent to the sacrificial altar, of a monumentally cruel [and broken] social system.
…But, he gets to pad the numbers of someone’s “tough on crime” statistics, so hey…I’m sure it will impress certain demographics…such as those ones, who find human sexuality intolerable and unforgivable.
…the “Sock it to the people, who wont abide by our anti-human demands!” crowd.
When is there going to be a serious social pushback, to this insanity?…
…Do they have to take away 10% of the population?…a quarter of it?…half?
…Is it okay, if the country gets slowly reclassified as “sex offender”, just so long as it leaves the sexually intolerant alone?…
…Is this one method employed by those hyper intolerant, intentioned on seizing social control…by alienating “the perverts” [ie: anyone not subscribing to their rigid ideas on sexuality]?
Let me not forget to mention what should be obvious…
…No, Ana…being a pedophile, does not mean that you “belong” on a sex offender registry.
If you’re a pedophile who happens to be a violent rapist, then yes…you probably do belong on such a registry. But simply being a pedophile should never qualify anyone, for inclusion on such a thing.
We don’t need a lecture from you, Ana, on how you think being a pedophile somehow makes us lesser worthy human beings…or allegedly dangerous.
Pedophiles can be, and often are, very decent and ethical human beings…Being a pedophile does not make anyone a criminal…Nor does it say anything objectively bad about them, at all.
And by the way…they have been placing people who are not sexual predators on these “sex offender” lists, for quite a long time.
This is nothing new.
These registries are honestly intended for, supposedly, “undesirables” in society.
…It has unequivocally nothing to do with the question, “Is he/she a predator?”…
This is exactly how these insane cases, like the one mentioned above and many others, come about.
Oh good grief!…
…I feel like I am almost dropping the ball, if I let some of these comments pass without rebuttal…I’ll only respond to one, very egregious misunderstanding…
“What makes a fourteen year old girl act as though she needs this”…is not a matter of failure on the part of the parents, nor on the part of society…
…It is basic, human biology, which makes fourteen year olds [including girls, not just boys], start having an itch for sexual gratification. It is what drives them up the wall, when they don’t get it…just like adults, who experience the same thing.
Fourteen year olds are normally in a state of biological sexual development, that makes them pretty well indistinguishable from that of young adults…except that their hormones might be even stronger, because of puberty.
We seriously need to stop thinking of young people’s sexuality, as though it simply is not a real thing…or as though there is some line [or set of variables] which separates it from human sexuality…allegedly rendering it “alien”.
For some of us, we had much stronger, far more pronounced sexual needs at ten years of age, than we had by the time we hit 25 years.
…That is one point of reality in human sexuality, that so many people act as though they are terrified of…
…They just wont deal responsibly with human sexuality, as it honestly exists.
Personally…I can tell you that I have been utterly robbed [raped] of my own sexuality…not just because I am a pedosexual pedophile…but because even when we are talking about the most sexually relevant phases of my life, when I was moving into puberty…it was still illegal, for me to have any type of meaningful encounter that was natural for me.
…Even if the law had never gotten involved, my deeply religious upbringing would have put me through hell.
…This culture in the U.S. is just monumentally cruel and nasty, when it comes to people who don’t sexually fit into the social “peg holes”.
Date: August 03, 2015
“Are you or someone you love addicted to porn? LeGrande Green interviews blogger Bryan Reeves about the nuances of this sensitive issue. A former Air Force captain and trailblazing author, Bryan’s candid article “Five Reasons Men Should Give Up Porn” caused a sensation and sparked debate.
“The way I was showing up with women was getting lost,” he says. ”Looking at porn was short-circuiting the energy of my body and my soul.” LeGrande and Bryan look at some facts:
• The pornography industry is a $97 billion industry worldwide.
• Men are 543% more likely to look at porn than are women.
• More than 1 in 5 searches are for pornography on mobile devices.
Can porn be used in a healthy way? How do we disconnect from our phones and computers and tune into each other? These questions and more are addressed in this BOLD and frank conversation.”
I’m very deeply hesitant to promote the concept of “pornography addiction”, because too much of what I’ve witnessed coming out of people pushing this idea, has come off hyperbolic…and highly manipulative…narrow in sight.
Often, you’ll find a religious or “public morals” establishment behind the source…something pushing dogmatic, social agendas…agendas intended to cover everyone, across the board.
The way this was shared on Twitter caught my eye, so…I thought I’d give this a listen.
“American children begin viewing pornography at an average age of 11.”
This is not surprising…and other than the availability factor…probably not so much has changed about the underlying factors behind this statistic, since I was a kid. I mean…it’s impossible to make an equal comparison in the age of the internet, as compared to pre-internet society…but the trend was still there…If there were porn magazines around, they’d eventually find their way into your hands. Ten or eleven, was the general starting point…where likelihood and curiosity increased.
Not surprising, since most kids are on the cusp of hitting puberty, when that age.
Now we see the internet has made pornography easy to access…and we witness…what to my mind, is fully anticipated and inevitable…Lots of young kids are taking the personal initiative to access it.
The average may very well have gone down in age…just because they now can…where as, it was harder in generations past…which prohibited the experience for many…maybe most…and kept the average age higher.
But again…we see what happens when they can…A vast chunk of them choose it.
Sure…there’s a variety of reasons behind it…but curiosity of sex, is not a sign of an asexual mind…Generally, it is a sign of just the opposite.