“The View had a conversation about Georgia passing a fetal heartbeat bill.
The View’s Whoopi Goldberg chastised co-host Meghan McCain on Monday morning during a debate on the recent “heartbeat” abortion bill passed in Georgia, telling her conservative colleague it is unfair to say liberals don’t believe that science shows life begins at conception.
Discussing actress and activist Alyssa Milano’s much-mocked call for a sex strike in response to the restrictive abortion legislation, McCain said she doesn’t “like clicktivism as a general rule,” referencing Milano’s tweet.
After blasting the liberal actress for not giving her plan much thought, McCain went on to say that Milano and others need to understand that “pro-life women” like herself feel they “are completely left out of conversations like this.”
“It doesn’t occur to her that there are women like me that don’t have a problem with this bill,” McCain added.
01) Making Sense with Sam Harris #156 – The Evolution of Culture (with Nicholas Christakis)
“In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nicholas Christakis about his new book, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society.
Nicholas Christakis is a sociologist and physician known for his research in the areas of social networks and biosocial science. He is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, where he directs the Human Nature Lab. His books include Death Foretold: Prophecy and Prognosis in Medical Care and Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (coauthored with James H. Fowler). He was on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009.”
Many of the things expressed in this Sub-Blog, I’ve addressed any number of times over the years. I don’t wish to analyze every video, etc., but I do find it valuable to share these kinds of video, etc., even if I disagree substantially with any of it…It’s important to acknowledge and embrace, that there are people out there, who are engaged in levelheaded discussion about “pedophiles”. – Steve
Date: May 15, 2019
01) The truth about paedophilia
02) MP3 Download
“It’s scary to learn, but sexual attraction to children is a lot more common than most people realise.
Not everyone with that problem will meet with the clinical definition for paedophilia, but the attraction is there nevertheless.
So what separates a would-be abuser from an abuser?
Today’s episode is part one of a two part special where we speak to three men who say they’ve never offended but struggle with the attraction they feel towards children.
We also ask an expert about exactly how common attraction to children is, and what it is that makes people more likely to act on it.
Dr Kelly Richards, Criminologist, Queensland University of Technology
01) Westminster VIP abuse accuser ‘fled to Sweden when story collapsed’
“A man who made a series of “heinous” false allegations that prompted a multimillion-pound police investigation into an alleged VIP paedophile ring in Westminster fled to Sweden when his claims unravelled, a court has heard.
Carl Beech, previously referred to by police as “Nick”, is accused of lying when he claimed he was among victims of an alleged group of establishment figures including senior men in politics, the military and the intelligence services who raped, kidnapped and murdered boys in the late 1970s and early 80s.
Beech, 51, is on trial at Newcastle crown court where he faces 12 counts of perverting the course of justice from December 2012 to March 2016 and one count of fraud over a criminal compensation payout he pocketed.
The charges, which he denies, include that he made a false allegation of witnessing the murder of a child by the former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor. Beech, who worked for the Care Quality Commission health watchdog, is also alleged to have lied about claiming to have witnessed the murder of two other children.
Police found “a number of important claims” he made were “probably false”, the court heard. Opening the prosecution’s case on Tuesday, Tony Badenoch QC told the jury: “He had lied about the content of these allegations, taken active steps to embellish a false story and then cover his tracks when challenged. He made no response … when he was asked to account for this by Northumbria police and, ultimately … he took the only option that was really available to him: he fled the country and he lived overseas as a fugitive.
“That was until a specialist fugitive unit in Sweden worked closely with Northumbria police and the National Crime Agency to secure his arrest on a European arrest warrant executed overseas. He was then extradited back to this country to face these charges.”
01) Baltimore County Corrections Officer Thomas Mannion Charged In 13-Year-Old Boy’s Rape, Child Porn
“…[Thomas] Mannion met the 12-year-old boy at the beginning of the year allegedly on a dating app and brought him back to his Parkville home and raped him. In charging documents, the teen told police Mannion took sexually-explicit photos of him and created an account for him on Grindr.
On Monday, Mannion again grabbed the boy, who is now 13, outside his Essex home. A neighbor spotted the boy entering the basement apartment Mannion rented and thought it was a burglary in progress. He asked the homeowner if he could go into the basement to check for the burglar, but instead found Mannion naked in bed with the teen. The neighbor left and called police.
Detectives learned Monday evening about the sexual assault. The boy told police the same man assaulted him twice — once this week and once between January and February 2019.
“He went to check. And, what he found was a renter who rents out the basement of that home in bed naked with a juvenile subject,” Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Ofc. Jen Peach said.”
This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.
In the event there is any doubt as to where I stand, regarding social sexual politics [including those concerning intergenerational sex]…I am a moderate pragmatist.
I condemn forced sex…
I condemn forced celibacy.
I condemn forced sexual ignorance, through withholding of information.
I condemn attempting to sever any individual, from their own sexual nature.
What most western countries do today, is an extremist position and practice…in that it forces celibacy on a vast range of the population, and punishes naturally sexual human beings for being sexual.
The polar opposite extreme position and practice…is one which can be seen in some cults and religions…as well as certain cultures, where individuals lose their sexual autonomy, by being forcefully corralled into sexual relationships they would not choose for themselves…This can happen in child marriages, for example.
There is also the occasional individual [IE: there is a published BoyLover, who’s name I cannot remember], who believes that children must be forced into sexual relations at an early age.
I strongly disagree with both of these extremes.
I am a pragmatist, who understands we are not getting rid of the sex drive in the human being…I accept that management of human sexuality is a balance and a dance, of different people with different needs and tolerance…I accept that rigid, cookie cutter “resolutions” will never adequately resolve social sexual issues…In fact, they are the worst approach available…Extreme reactions are never the answer, which solves issues for all…or at least the vast majority.
I ask pragmatic questions like…
…What’s so bad about at least considering what our alternatives are?…
…What’s so bad about listening to each other, respectfully?…and trying to understand each other?…[…and when I say this, I mean everyone…including children who’ve willfully been sexually active in some capacity…]
…What’s so bad about allowing our children to see sex, and learn the facts about it?….
…What’s so bad about accepting that many humans have had wonderful sexual experiences, even during their childhood?…
…What’s so bad about having an open mind, and imagining that maybe, just maybe…people with a high sexual interest, who share a magnetism with each other, should legally be allowed to associate with each other, for and by their own choosing?
I am a pragmatist…because the extremist positions are so insanely messed up…and they’ve driven us into the ground, as a culture…and, frankly…as a species…They have caused so much needless suffering and waste…so much anger, distrust and ill will…
I am a pragmatic moderate…because the extremes plainly do not work…and they have a history exhibiting, that they are an abysmal failure.
The future…if we even care to have a decent future at all…will be built upon solid education…freely open…with strong social support…and an open “legal space”, for those who need freedoms, which maybe the majority choose not to partake in…It will value and respect differences in human beings, and in what gives meaning to any individuals life.