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Children and Our Porn Culture

May 2, 2014

If some evil schemers got together to discuss how they might bring down a culture, and especially destroy an entire generation of young people, I think I might have an idea for them. Actually the plan is not new to me – it seems to have been in place for some time now.

The sexualisation of a culture is a surefire way to demolish it, and is a great way to ruin the lives of our children. The usual protections for our children which a sane society would normally have in place are all but gone today. Indeed, our Western cultures are now deliberately targeting our children, pushing on them all things sexual.

sexual revolutionThe porn culture has gone mainstream, and hyped-up sexuality is now everywhere to be found. It of course features ubiquitously in popular culture, be it the legion of tarty pop stars or everyday advertising. And graphic sex ed courses being forced upon children at the youngest of ages is also not helping matters much.

One cannot flee our sex-obsessed society, and we are all suffering as a result – but most notably our children. Yet our ruling elites and eggheads insist there is nothing amiss here. They are living in denial, refusing to believe the evidence staring them in the face.

As social commentator Mary Eberstadt once put it, “The similarities between today’s intellectual denials of the costs of the sexual revolution and yesterday’s intellectual denials of the costs of communism are striking.” And they are denying the dangers of all this often for the simple reason that they are up to their ears in it.

The ones most strongly defending the porn culture are usually the ones who are most heavily involved in it. And countless people of course profit financially from the porn industry, so of course they have vested interests, and of course they are going to deny any harmful effects of their product.

The porn industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, and whenever people can get rich from something, they will defend it to the death. And death is exactly what we are seeing as the result of all this. The death of innocence, the death of wonder, the death of imagination, the death of shame, the death of marriage and family, and the death of love and romance are all parts of the bitter fruit of the sexual revolution.

And sexual crime and abuse of all sorts is also an outcome of the porn tsunami. Consider one recent case about how children are being victimised by all this. This story from north Wales is a real shocker – but is hardly unrepresentative unfortunately:

The crown prosecutor in the trial of a young boy accused of raping a male classmate in the washroom of their Colwyn Bay school told the jury at Mold Crown Court that the defendant viewed online pornography and was “acting out” scenes he had seen.
Prosecutor Karl Scholz said it was “frankly troubling” to find allegations “of crime of this level against someone so young,” according to a Telegraph report. “It is almost certain that in this case, what was being done was to act out what had been seen in pornographic material,” Scholz said in opening remarks at the trial, which began April 22.
He said the jury may conclude that what lay behind the alleged incident was the availability of pornography on the internet. “It is that which may lie behind the corruption of the minds of the people involved in this case,” Scholz said.
The court heard that the defendant, 10 years old at the time of the alleged incident in 2012, approached a fellow pupil during an English class and asked if he wanted to have sex with him. “It was an unusual question for a 10-year-old boy to ask another,” Scholz said.
Thinking he was joking, the other boy replied, “No way.” But after the lesson the alleged victim said he went to the washroom and, as he was about to leave, he claimed the defendant came in, pushed him over a sink, and raped him. The complainant said he told the other boy to stop, to which the defendant allegedly replied, “Oh come on, the party’s just starting.”

As I mentioned, I wish this were just a one-off. But it is not. Such scenes are becoming more and more common. One Australian child expert has recently released a report on just how bad the situation is:

A leading child protection expert has warned of a rise in the number of young children sexually abusing their peers in preschool and primary schools across Australia. Professor Freda Briggs of the University of South Australia has told the ABC that children as young as five are displaying problem sexualised behaviour.
She says while international research shows it is happening more often, there have been no attempts to measure rates in Australia. Professor Briggs has recently written a report about the phenomenon for Taylor and Francis Online, which publishes scholarly journals and books.
“Children of say six are sexually abusing children of five, and usually it is about replicating either what’s happened to them as abused victims or that they’ve seen too much pornography and (they’re) trying to do what they’ve seen the grown-ups do,” she said.

The article continues:

Professor Briggs is currently advising parents at an Adelaide school, where a group of six-year-old boys have been forcing five-year-olds to perform oral sex on them. One of the mothers, who wished to remain anonymous, told the ABC: “My son told me other boys in kindy were kissing penises and they were asking him to do it too.
“They asked him, ‘do you want to play Star Wars?’, and then they made him do it. I went to the principal and she said, ‘we don’t believe you, we don’t believe it’s happened at school’.” A Sydney mother, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told the ABC her eight-year-old was recently sexually abused by another eight-year-old boy in the school toilets. Typically schools have ignored it and dismissed it as normal sexual curiosity when it isn’t.

Yet our social elites and self-appointed sexperts tell us nothing is wrong here, porn is OK, and it is good to expose young children to all things sexual. They could not be more wrong and they have a lot to answer for. As Mark Steyn, wrote in his important book, After America:

“The wreckage is impressive. The Sexual Revolution was well-named: it was a revolt not just against sexual norms but against the institutions and values they supported; it was part of an assault against any alternatives to government, civic or moral. Utopianism, writes the philosopher Roger Scruton, is ‘not in the business of perfecting the world’ but only of demolishing it: ‘The ideal is constructed in order to destroy the actual.’ Who needs families, or marriage, or morality? Who needs nations, especially nations with borders? We’ll take a jackhammer to the foundations of functioning society and proclaim paradise in the ruins.”

Some 2000 years ago Jesus was even more blunt when he warned about such matters. As is recorded in Mark 9:42: “If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.”

www.lifesitenews.com/news/10-year-old-boy-raped-male-classmate-after-watching-porn-now-on-trial
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-30/rise-in-number-of-pre-schoolers-sexually-abusing-peers-expert/5419214

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11 Responses to Children and Our Porn Culture

  • In the FBI handbook on sexual predators it said that the easiest way for predators to desensitise their victims is to show the pornography. Right now we have the Education Department doing the leg work for predators. Madness in anyone’s eyes.

  • Better to be thrown in the sea? This indicates something worse.

  • Sexual predators almost universally build a depraved appetite in pornography but they reach a point where the porn cannot satiate their messed up appetites. Until the last decade or so, most kids would usually start off looking at “soft core” skimpies or topless girls and go from there. These days, really young children seem to be accessing hard core porn as a starting place and its the kind of depravity that was unheard of and unseen only half a century ago.

    Dare I suggest that despite the damage we see before us, even we cannot comprehend just how much damage this will do to the up and coming generations of children and through them western society?

  • One Mother complained to me that the English book her children were given at a QLD state high school (grade 8) contained content where teenagers were being sexually explicit with each other. When she complained to the Principal, she was told the book was part of the National Curriculum. As Christians we can’t just bury our heads in the sand and pretend that when we send our kids to state schools this sort of demonic rubbish won’t have an influence on them. The wise parent sees trouble coming and avoids it.

  • Well, there is a schemer behind all of this – the prince of this world.

    I mean, seriously, what do they think the outcome will be when they educate primary school kids on sex, let alone homosexuality? Of course they are aware.

  • Sharon
    The National Curriculum is currently undergoing a review. Prof Ken Wiltshire and Dr Kevin Donnelly need to know about your concerns. There is no obligation under the UN Declaration of Human Rights for children to receive sex education at schools.

  • Sharon,
    The National Curriculum does not prescribe books. It only suggests some. The Principal, though, might have been given other guidelines, who knows? Get informed yourself: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

    Nathan Keen

  • Thanks Nathan and Dunstan for your thoughts. Although there is no obligation under Human Rights for children to receive sex ed in schools, the fact is, situations like I referred to ARE happening, with many parents finding out too late as they assumed the school would only recommend wholesome books. My point is, don’t assume. Do your homework.

  • Thank you Bill for this article. I took my then 5 year old out of a school when a 6 year old exposed himself and described everything as “sexy”. At one stage he told my innocent little girl to draw a picture of her sexy bra. This is apparently normal 6 year old behaviour these days.

    However, the answer is not more and more explicit sex education for younger and younger children – I challenge anybody to show me the evidence for this. I have looked at source documents and extremely poor quality surveys from a certain university is paraded as “research” and is used to back up increasingly ideological PDH school programs.

    Any epidemiologist will tell you that a survey with 30% or less response rate is not worth the paper it is written on. I do not regard myself as religious but the sex ed curriculum is simply dressed up as evidence based when it is nothing of the sort.

  • My 11 year old has the highest settings I can put on her tablet to protect her from this filth, yet my best efforts are in vain when porn images come up under innocent searches of animals she may wish to look up. What kind of world do we live in, where adults that are behind this, who probably have children themselves? Don’t do more to protect our kids. Now we have homosexuals pushing there perversions too. I’m sorry but 95% of pedophiles are men and also many are homosexuals as they prey on young boys. But no one speaks of that connection. Most porn addicts are men but women too that perform this crap need to think they are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters teaching the next generation. I don’t want my daughter growing up a stripper or webcam girl. No wonder we have so many divorces, so much adultery and the end result is a fatherless generation…our values and sense of right and wrong are being changed and with it our conscience.

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