Mailvox: the jeers of the ignorant

A Castalia House reader writes:

A very good friend of mine is involved with a girl whose gay dad died of AIDS a few months back. This, and the subsequent revelation that the grandparents who raised this girl were involved in a sex cult, prompted me to recommend The Last Closet to my friend. I told him there was almost certainly more to it and that this girl may have hidden trauma.

Fast forward to now and many, many more horrible truths have been uncovered about the family and the girl is in trauma therapy trying to deal with it all. I’m optimistic for her recovery, and it’s in part thanks to you and Ms. Greyland that her recovery is even possible. Thank you both.

I don’t want to share too many details as I don’t explicitly have her permission to do so, but I did want to mention one thing people might find shocking: one of the parties involved is an attorney for the state, and his arrest for child porn possession was not covered by any media as far as my friend has seen. No wonder these stories end up buried and those who see some odd or kinky stuff and suspect there’s a very deep, very dark rabbit hole beneath it are scoffed at.

Thanks for bringing this stuff to light without regard for the jeers of the ignorant.

It’s all too easy for the predators to stalk their prey amidst the ignorance of the unwary. Consider the following picture of Walter Breen, the infamous father of Moira Greyland, on the prowl at Westercon 36 in 1983. Four adults, possibly including the boy’s mother, are right there, and they appear to have no idea what is happening right in front of them.

The Last Closet is not a pleasant read. Not at even remotely. But it is a very important one neverthelesss, particularly for parents, because it will eradicate any illusions you might have about the innocence of those freaks and geeks in science fiction circles and classrooms and church youth groups who “just love children” and are “practically a child themselves.” If you would like to support Moira Greyland, you can also buy her book in print.

And as Q has been repeatedly pointing out, one of the primary hunting grounds for the predators are the non-governmental organizations that are supposedly established to help the most vulnerable children who lack parental protection, but are actually utilized to exploit them.

Joe Davis, chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, has been arrested in New York. He faces charges of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and receipt and distribution of child pornography.

Davis was also involved with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, worked with Angelina Jolie, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of nineteen….