Psychiatric Association Debates Lifting Pedophilia Taboo
[Editor's Note: After reading Brice Taylor's book, Thanks
for the Memories, or the accounts of victims of government mind control
programs, you learn just how deeply rooted is the cooperation and involvement
of the psychiatric profession in enabling and covering up mind control abuse,
satanic abuse, etc. The horrors perpetrated by Dr 'Jolly' West and his pals
at the UCLA psychiatric hospital are just the tip of the iceberg. Anyone
who's been on the receiving end of governement MC abuse, knows very well
the sort of 'help' they can expect from psychiatrists. Since many of the
Illuminat Ones prefer to sexually abuse small children (usually under the
age of 10 ) instead of adults, we now see this association attempting to
distort logic to the point of convincing you that black is white by merely
inventing a new name for preying on children: "paraphilia" . Ahh,
that does it. While they continue to categorize such behavior as criminal
and immoral, they inch closer towards the gray zone by lifting any notiion
that the adult is a demented individual with a psychiatric disorder. It's
no longer considered abnormal that a full grown adult can assault a small
child because he's engaging in 'paraphilia', the receding vestige of a political
'taboo' that will soon see the light of emancipation-as was the case with
homosexuality, according to these authorities. Of course, the old Illuminati
routine of gradual acclamation is at play here. Even if it doesn't fly this
time, keep on bringing it back until all opposition fades. I don't think
that it's a bad thing for such abusers to feel shame. Shame begets regret
and regret begets remorse and remorse can engender a change in conduct.
I believe it's called a 'conscience'. ..Ken Adachi]
By Lawrence Morahan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
June 11, 2003
(CNSNews.com) - In a step critics charge could result in decriminalizing
sexual contact between adults and children, the American Psychiatric Association
(APA) recently sponsored a symposium in which participants discussed the
removal of pedophilia from an upcoming edition of the psychiatric manual
of mental disorders.
Psychiatrists attending an annual APA convention May 19 in
San Francisco proposed removing several long-recognized categories of mental
illness - including pedophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestism,
voyeurism and sadomasochism - from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Most of the mental illnesses being considered for removal
are known as "paraphilias."
Psychiatrist Charles Moser of San Francisco's Institute for
the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and co-author Peggy Kleinplatz of
the University of Ottawa presented conferees with a paper entitled "DSM-IV-TR
and the Paraphilias: An Argument for Removal."
People whose sexual interests are atypical, culturally forbidden
or religiously proscribed should not necessarily be labeled mentally ill,
Different societies stigmatize different sexual behaviors,
and since the existing research could not distinguish people with paraphilias
from so-called "normophilics," there is no reason to diagnose
paraphilics as either a distinct group or psychologically unhealthy, Moser
and Kleinplatz stated.
Participants also debated gender-identity disorder, a condition
in which a person feels discomfort with his or her biological sex. Homosexual
activists have long argued that gender identity disorder should not be assumed
to be abnormal.
"The situation of the paraphilias at present parallels
that of homosexuality in the early 1970s. Without the support or political
astuteness of those who fought for the removal of homosexuality, the paraphilias
continue to be listed in the DSM," Moser and Kleinplatz wrote.
A. Dean Byrd, vice president of the National Association for
Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) and a clinical professor of
medicine at the University of Utah, condemned the debate. Taking the paraphilias
out of the DSM without research would have negative consequences, he said.
"What this does, in essence, is it has a chilling effect
on research," Byrd said. "That is, once you declassify it, there's
no reason to continue studying it. What we know is that the paraphilias
really impair interpersonal sexual behavior...and to suggest that it could
be 'normalized' simply takes away from the science, but more importantly,
has a chilling effect on research."
"Normalizing" pedophilia would have enormous implications,
especially since civil laws closely follow the scientific community on social-moral
matters, said Linda Ames Nicolosi, NARTH publications director.
"If pedophilia is deemed normal by psychiatrists, then
how can it remain illegal?" Nicolosi asked. "It will be a tough
fight to prove in the courts that it should still be against the law."
In previous articles, psychiatrists have argued that there
is little or no proof that sex with adults is necessarily harmful to minors.
Indeed, they have argued that many sexually molested children later look
back on their experience as positive, Nicolosi said.
"And other psychiatrists have written, again in scientific
journals, that if children can be forced to go to church, why should 'consent'
be the defining moral issue when it comes to sex?" she said.
But whether pedophilia should be judged "normal and healthy"
is as much a moral question as a scientific one, according to Nicolosi.
"The courts are so afraid of 'legislating someone's privately
held religious beliefs' that if pedophilia is normalized, we will be hard
put to defend the retention of laws against child molestation," Nicolosi
In a fact sheet on pedophilia, the APA calls the behavior
"criminal and immoral."
"An adult who engages in sexual activity with a child
is performing a criminal and immoral act that never can be considered normal
or socially acceptable behavior," the APA said.
However, the APA failed to address whether it considers a
person with a pedophile orientation to have a mental disorder.
"That is the question that is being actively debated
at this time within the APA, and that is the question they have not answered
when they respond that such relationships are 'immoral and illegal,'"
Dr. Darrel A. Regier, director of research for the APA, said
there were "no plans and there is no process set up that would lead
to the removal of the paraphilias from their consideration as legitimate
Some years ago, the APA considered the question of whether
a person who had such attractions but did not act on them should still be
labeled with a disorder.
"We clarified in the DSM-IV-TR...that if a person acted
on those urges, we considered it a disorder," Regier said.
Dr. Robert Spitzer, author of a study on change of sexual
orientation that he presented at the 2001 APA convention, took part in the
symposium in San Francisco in May.
Spitzer said the debate on removing gender identity disorder
from the DSM was generated by people in the homosexual activist community
"who are troubled by gender identity disorder in particular."
Spitzer added: "I happen to think that's a big mistake."
What Spitzer considered the most outrageous proposal, to get
rid of the paraphilias, "doesn't have the same support that the gender-identity
rethinking does." And he said he considers it unlikely that changes
would be made regarding the paraphilias.
"Getting rid of the paraphilias, which would mean getting
rid of pedophilia, that would not happen in a million years. I think there
might be some compromise about gender-identity disorder," he said.
Dr. Frederick Berlin, founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic
at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, said people who are sexually attracted to
children should learn not to feel ashamed of their condition.
"I have no problem accepting the fact that someone, through
no fault of his own, is attracted to children. But certainly, such an individual
has a responsibility...not to act on it," Berlin said.
"Many of these people need help in not acting on these
very intense desires in the same way that a drug addict or alcoholic may
need help. Again, we don't for the most part blame someone these days for
their alcoholism; we don't see it simply as a moral weakness," he added.
"We do believe that these people have a disease or a
disorder, but we also recognize that in having it that it impairs their
function, that it causes them suffering that they need to turn for help,"
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