When the left became louche

When the left became louche, by Mark Powell.

I discovered a new word this week: ‘louche’. Just in case you hadn’t heard of it before either, according to the online dictionary, it’s an adjective which means to, “be disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way.”  …

This TED Talk by Mirjam Heine, University of Würzburg, arguing that ‘Pedophilia is a natural sexual orientation’:

Heine is by no means alone in her views. Just note the relatively recent conference at none other than the University of Cambridge. According to The Telegraph (UK), the following statement by Philip Tromovitch, a professor at Doshisha University in Japan, “…was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered … to many of the key experts in the field.” Tromovitch said:

Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males … At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.

Incredibly, this kind of view is also being surreptitiously espoused here in Australia. As Gary Dowsett, Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne — the institution that gave us Safe Schools — has written in, Boiled Lollies and Band-Aids: Gay Men and Kids:

Many mothers and some fathers will agree that children are sexual and generate sexual responses in their parents. Cuddling, breastfeeding, bathing together, playing, kissing and fondling kids are immensely pleasurable activities for them and for us. And it is not uncommon to feel sexually aroused by that closeness, that touch and that love. How different then is that gentle, tentative sexuality between parent and child from the love of a paedophile and his/her lover? From all their accounts and from many academic studies (some worse than others), that kind of love, warmth, support and nurture is an important part of the paedophile relationship.

It seems unbelievable — especially in the light of the Royal Commission into Institution Responses into Child Sexual Abuse — but it seems that paedophilia is becoming more and more mainstream. Sadly, there was a huge push for its acceptance in the 1970s, but now that marriage has been redefined it seems to have definitely come back on to the agenda and shows no sign of abating.

This is how the push to make homosexuality normal and even celebrated started. First it was established that it is no one’s “fault,” that they are just born that way. Given how reviled pedophilia is by most of the population, it beggars belief that anyone would choose to become a pedophile. But, so what?

hat-tip Stephen Neil