CHILD SCARE INDUSTRY
The sensationalised leaflet shown above typifies the British child-scare industry as a whole which continually demands more public money to solve sensational types of child abuse which they claim to have uncovered. The research which produces 'evidence' of these new types of abuse is usually the result of feeding back millions of pounds of donors' money into doubtful experimental research by the very same child welfare charities! For instance, the use of witch-costumes, and rubber snakes which created the Satanic Panic of the 1990s. (see here)
The tag line in the NSPCC's letter is precise 'Will you give £15.00 to save a child's life?' but it is a play on words for the NSPCC cannot produce any evidence to show that an increase in money given to them has resulted in a decrease in child harm. However it is possible to show that money given to them was wasted on the false idea of Satanic Ritual Child Abuse in the 1990s and, we predict, more trouble for innocent parents following the Witch-Child Action Plan, an initiative cobbled together by lobbies with a vested interest.
THE CLIMBIE ENQUIRY AND THE NSPCC
By Angus SticklerThe Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie has heard damning evidence about the role of the NSPCC in events leading up to the little girls death. The eight-year-old was murdered by her great aunt Marie Therese Kouao and Kouao's boyfriend.
She was regularly beaten, trussed up in a bin liner and left in a freezing bath-tub. Victoria was referred to a centre run by the charity, which worked with problem families, it was an urgent case, but no action was taken for nearly seven months. Confidential documents shown to this programme also prove that crucial details on files were changed after Victoria's death. Members of staff were questioned during the inquiry about whether they had falsified documents to hide the truth. And the charity itself has been criticised for providing the inquiry with doctored photocopies rather than original documents.
The NSPCC is keen to promote an image of slick professionalism at the cutting edge of child protection. But this is at odds with evidence heard by the public inquiry into the death of eight year old Victoria Climbie. She was referred to one of the charity's Family Centres in North London on the 5th of August 1999, nearly seven months before her death. There were concerns about poor hygiene, inappropriate dress and that she seemed anxious around her great aunt. She was a child in desperate need. But even though she was referred to the project as an urgent case, staff were preparing for a party. It was a week before she was allocated a social worker. And even then, no one at the project ever went to see her. During the inquiry NSPCC staff admitted that the centre was a shambles, a project in crisis, where the difficulties were so entrenched that it was unable to provide a quality service....
After the NSPCC's farcical actions in respect of Satanic Ritual Abuse the question has to be asked:
Would 250 million pounds save more childrens' lives if we spent it on road safety rather than on sustaining bloated organisations in the child-scare industry who redirect a large slice of income (28 million in the case of the NSPCC), to advertising for more donations?The sad fact is that the NSPCC has not been able to show any link between increases in the amount of money the public give them and the number of children saved from harm.
"The charity was sent a dossier of alleged cases from a group of evangelical Christians including the Rev Kevin Logan and Maureen Davis of the Reachout Trust. The NSPCC issued several press statements saying the stories were spreading. In March the charity claimed that after a survey, seven of its 66 child protection teams were dealing with allegations of Satanic abuse. The form sent to NSPCC teams asked questions based on the Satanic indicators."
Apparently not, for the director of the NSPCC went on record recently like this:
"Andrew Flanagan, chief executive of the NSPCC, which has had input into the DforE report is quoted as saying:
"The vast majority of people
in communities where witchcraft is practised
are horrified by these acts and take no part in this atrocious behaviour.
The clear inference in Andrew Flanagan's words perpetuates the despicable falsehood contained in the Witch-Child Action Pack. The assumption that children who are abused by Christian parents in exorcism ceremonies is actually caused by witches or some form of witchcraft. This is FALSE.
The point which Flanagan did not make is that:
In October 2007 the NSPCC published its RESPONSE TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN FROM ABUSE LINKED TO A BELIEF IN SPIRIT POSESSION in which it made recommendations to the government for their Witch-Child Action Plan. The NSPCC report is full of prejudiced and inaccurate statements. The opening paragraph itself is a mis-statement of truth.
" In drawing together this consultation we have consulted with NSPCC practitioners who have worked with children who have been abused as a result of a belief in spirit possession and/or witchcraft. This includes abuse linked to beliefs in Celtic witchcraft, spirit possession and witchcraft in Black African communities, and exorcism and deliverance ministry in the Church of England.
Now you have to sit back and contemplate the cheek of this first paragraph because it encapsulates the nub of our complaints against the NSPCC. The cases which prompted the term 'Witch-Child' (Climbie, Bamu etc) all involved black children being abused by black parents or guardians, usually immigrants, who were all members of black Christian churches. Those black christians may have believed that their children had been bewitched but there was no involvement of witchcraft in any form. There has been an imagined link with African Ju-Ju witchcraft, which has been the racist undertone to Witch-Children and it has contaminated the official view of these cases after the "Thames Torso murder but there has never, ever, been any suggestion that Celtic Witchcraft (i.e. the indigenous 'white' paganism of the British Isles) was involved in any of the cases.
For the NSPCC to make this claim so prominently in the first paragraph of their report indicates contamination by believers in the old Satanic Ritual Child Abuse myth which falsely claimed that believers in celtic paganism were microwaving and eating babies. Therefore in one foul stroke we have the re-emergence of the Satanic Ritual Child Abuse Myth within the more recent claims of 'witch-children'.
We don't know why it is so difficult for them to understand. The abuse in 'witch-child' cases occurred because christian parents exorcised their children to beat the devil out of them because they believed that they had been bewitched. Obviously this was superstition, not a statement of fact!
The great and the good in the child scare industry who dealt with these cases were mostly Christians and so subconsciously projected their bias onto the situation. Their tacit belief was that abusers didn't abuse their kids because they were Christians (even though that is exactly what they did!) but because of some awful unspecified and largely mystifying black witchcraft connection which was obviously mumbo-jumbo to the whiteman but only to be expected from half-civilised immigrants!
When the government's first foray into explaining 'Witch-Children' produced The Stobart Report, the author continued to use the 'Witch-children' tag because by that time the whole thing had become highly politicised involving a Pandora's box of racist sub-currents and disturbing questions which the authorities would rather leave unopened. So witches got the blame yet again as a convenient scapegoat.
Exorcism is a component part of the rites of the orthodox church and many, many other Christian denominations, particularly the evangelical and fundamentalist churches in Africa and throughout the world. Trying to suggest that Exorcism is an abberaton or cultish act is downright stupid. Exorcism has been used for hundreds of years and is here to stay. This is the official Vatican List of Signs of Possession which require exorcism.
SIGNS OF POSSESSION (from the Roman Ritual of Exorcism)The following are official symptoms of possession as represented in the Roman Ritual of Exorcism. In most cases, a victim will have one or more of the traits listed.
External Pain - deals strictly with physical suffering. This includes the beatings, scourging, and injuries caused by inexplicable pushing, falling objects, and so on, that we read about in the lives of many saints, such as the Curé of Ars. Saint Paul of the Cross, and Padre Pio. These occurrences are not as rare as we may think, and the demon's activity is usually confined to external activity; internal activity, if any, is only temporary and limited to the duration of a particular disturbance.
Diabolic Possession - is the gravest form of demonic activity, which allows a continuing presence of a demon in a human body. The evil symptoms do not have to be continuous but can alternate between periods of crisis and periods of rest. Possession implies intervals of temporary suspension of mental, intellectual, affective, and volitive faculties. Symptoms can include the knowledge of languages unknown to the victim, superhuman strength, and the ability to know the occult or someone else's thoughts. Typically, there is an aversion to anything sacred, often in conjunction with blasphemy.
Exorcism and Christianity go together like a pea in a pod. Yet look at this: In the NSPCC's 40 page document there are no less than 39 (thirty nine) mentions of 'witch' or 'witchcraft'. THERE IS NOT ONE MENTION OF CHRISTIANITY. Yet the people who abused these 'witch-children' were all church-going christians who believed in the power of exorcism. Every single one of the children was tortured to purify them of supposed witchcraft. It is CHRISTIAN EXORCISM which is the prime common-denominator in ALL these cases yet the NSPCC assiduously avoids mentioning Christianity. Does it mention 'exorcism' in its report? Yes, it couldn't very well ignore it but it mollifies it this way:
We also recommend to add the sentence which states that there have been cases of individuals who present themselves as faith leaders being paid by parents to “exorcise” children suggests that abuse linked to a belief in spirit possession and witchcraft is perpetrated by a minority of rogue faith leaders.
But the world-wide FACTS clearly show that the vast majority of children who have been accused of being witches, have been accused of being witches by GENUINE christian pastors, not rogue con-men. The PRIME cause of witch-children is the eager accusations from christian ministers that misbehaving children brought to church by their parents are witches who must undergo exorcism. They obviously are NOT witches, but once this accusation has been injected into the minds of parents who believe in the fundamentals of the Christian faith, they follow through with repeated exorcisms until the child is tortured to death. That is the nub of it, yet the NSPCC is here inferring that exorcism is some kind of secondary factor!
Continuing their ignorant overview the NSPCC then wraps all of their religious prejudice up in one recommendation.
Under part (b) How do I best promote the welfare of the child? we suggest a new bullet point is added stating that professionals should not be afraid to ask questions or seek advice about a religion, culture or set of beliefs they are not familiar with or do not understand. It is important that professionals are encouraged to ask questions if they are not fully equipped and knowledgeable about another faith, culture or religion.
But, dear reader, it is not necessary to posit difficulties with identifying beliefs or to infer that there is some mystifying obstruction causing difficulty in identifying children at risk because it is as plain as the nose no your face - THE PEOPLE DOING IT ARE FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIANS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AND BELIEVE IN HOLY WRIT. The fact that not EVERY Christian believes in or welcomes exorcism is of little consequence. Those that do (and there are hundreds of thousands of them) will always exorcise their children whatever the NSPCC has to say. It is therefore not necessary to try to find some abstruse connection in the obscure animistic beliefs of Africans because IT IS MISGUIDED OR EVIL CHRISTIANS WHO ARE DOING IT NOT WITCH-DOCTORS! Teaching social workers about the intricacies of minority faiths will not make one iota of difference if they are looking the wrong way when it matters. Is it any wonder poor Victoria Climbie died when idiots like this are in charge of safeguarding children?
Is it really possible that the NSPCC is so inefficient and its expertise so inaccurate that they would actually make the biggest mistake the charity has ever made a SECOND time? YES! They've already done it, as you will read below:
THE INFAMOUS LIST OF SATANIC INDICATORSThis is the infamous list of Satanic Indicators, various editions of which were taken up and used by the NSPCC and British Social Services in the 1990s to 'discover' cases of supposed Satanic Abuse. The indicators are so general and loose that I defy you to check this list with your own child without finding some 'evidence' of satanic abuse in the process! It is this list combined with inquisitorial practices used by social workers when questioning kids which produced 'evidence' in all the early cases.
Symptoms Characterising Satanic Ritual Abuse
Not usually seen in sexual abuse cases
Catherine Gould is still at it. She has contributed articles on Satanic Ritual Abuse to a U.S. organisation called S.M.A.R.T. which has for 20 years been busily working up contacts with believers in SRA worldwide. Another busy contributor to S.M.A.R.T. is Elen Lacter, ( an American self-professed 'expert' in SRA who runs www.endritualabuse.org). Lacter penned a modified list of Indicators of Satanic Child Abuse in 2004 which was obviously based on Gould's earlier list minus the now unfashionable sections on farting and faeces. Even though Lacter is a Christian fundamentalist she was invited as a keynote speaker at a big multi-disciplinary Satan Seminar in the U.K. in 2009 (see here). Soon we find Laurie Matthews, the woman who heads up the Ritual Abuse Information Network Scotland travelling to the U.S. to lecture at a S.M.A.R.T. conference there. Matthews later obtained half a million of Lottery Funding to finance research work on ritual and sexual abuse, slavery and torture in immigrant communities in Britain. No doubt the results of that research have been fed into the witch-children scare. And the NSPCC have the audacity to blame everything on witchcraft.
If corroboration were ever needed of our fear that ordinary social workers, Christian activists, therapists, teachers and most untutored people who work with kids will completely misread and mis-apply the Government's 'Witch-Child Action Plan ' the unquestioning way it was reported in the influential Nursery World makes the fact utterly clear.
Parents, particularly those who have a (perfectly legal) belief in paganism, or whose religions involve harmless 'cults' and obscure faiths will be targeted whilst the real culprits, Christian evangelists and fundamentalists, will be left to torture and kill children with impunity in exorcism ceremonies. Can we remind readers that the problem is not witches but Christian evangelists who believe children are bewitched.
In case the facts revealed on this webpage haven't yet made it abundantly clear these Witch-Child cases are NOT cases of witchcraft or voodoo.
None of the murderers or participants were involved in voodoo, santeria, kindoki, Muti, Celtic Witchcraft, Paganism, Neo-Paganism, Black Magic, Satanism OR ANY OTHER FORM OF WITCHCRAFT known to humankind; yet the head of the NSPCC is telling the British public that there is some connection. Does that ring a bell?
This Was The Press Conference Which Started The Hysteria
July 17, 1989, Monday
OFFENSIVE LAUNCHED AGAINST SATANIC CHILD ABUSERS
BYLINE: Sally Weale, Press Association
A child protection society warned tonight that it was becoming "increasingly concerned" about the ritualistic abuse of children in occult ceremonies.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children urged parents and professionals not to simply dismiss childrens' accounts as "fantasy" but to listen and offer help and protection.......
The NSPCC said a major fear must now be that some children have been killed during ceremonies and that others were seriously at risk.
The problem is highlighted on ITV tonight by The Cook Report.
After the investigative programme, helplines will be opened for people who have fallen victim to satanic groups.
Cases which have come to light involve young girls being raped and babies being induced five-and-a-half months into pregnancy then killed and eaten during satanic ceremonies.
The national network of counsellors is made up of experts from organisations already dealing with occult-related problems and has been brought together by the Evangelical Alliance, an inter-denominational church body.
Copyright 1989 The Press Association LimitedNote: All the cases mentioned as ongoing in this press-release proved false when brought to fruition.
The problem is not witchcraft but Christian evangelists who believe children are bewitched.
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