Monday, March 13, 2017

Child molesters. Rope. Some assembly required.


I was infuriated to read a suggestion by a Finnish charity.

Scandinavian experts are urging the use of child-like sex dolls in a bid to stop pedophiles from abusing real life children.

The Sexpo Foundation in Finland wants the disgusting dummies to be made available to pedophiles following a reported boom in imports in neighboring Norway.

. . .

The letter by Sexpo executive director Tommi Paalanen says: “Both Sexpo services and international studies have shown that the risk of a sexual offense against a child can be reduced by providing a pedophile with a channel for their desires.”

. . .

In January Sun Online revealed how almost two dozen people have now been arrested on suspicion of owning the “obscene” child sex dolls, with one man under investigation for allegedly importing the sick robots on a “commercial” basis.

The sex robots are also being sold on the dark web, where websites are claiming to offer dolls modelled on “real human children” aged as young as five.

There's more at the link.

As I observed just last month:

Pedophiles can't be cured.  Time after time that's been tried, and failed miserably.  They can only be prevented from committing their crimes, either by incarcerating them where they can't get at children, or by executing them.  Harsh?  Yes, it is harsh.  Having seen too many children's innocence destroyed by pedophiles, my feelings towards the latter are very harsh indeed!

Allowing pedophiles to indulge their sickness using dolls instead of real children will do nothing to prevent them wanting to go further.  I'm afraid, the older I get, and the more I learn about the damage pedophiles have done (and continue to do) to children everywhere, the more I become convinced that pedophilia is the only crime for which I think an automatic, mandatory death sentence is justified.  Obviously, great care must be taken to ensure that convictions are solid, not based on flimsy evidence;  but if the crime can be proved beyond doubt (particularly in cases where the molester is caught in flagrante delicto), I find it impossible to summon up any sympathy for them whatsoever.

There are those who argue that many pedophiles were themselves molested as children, and that therefore their criminal tendencies are not fully their own fault.  I agree with that perspective . . . but my priority is to safeguard children who have not yet been victimized.  I see no other way of doing that but to eradicate pedophiles whenever and wherever they are found.

Harsh?  Yes.  Realistic?  I think so.  Show me another alternative that will work, and I'll adopt it . . . but I'm afraid there isn't one.

Peter

18 comments:

Suz said...

Well, your way would thin out the gene pool.

Anonymous said...

Considering the damage done to the child, a death sentence to the pedophile (one carried out quickly once proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, not one where they basically die of old age) is hardly harsh.

Joseph Mcdermott said...

I would totally agree with execution if there was certainty. I worked in the child welfare system and saw a couple of instances of kids claiming step dad or moms boyfriend perped on them to try and get rid of him. These cases didnt make it to prosecution but have left some doubts. I also dont believe they are treatable and the only solution is to permanently remove them from society.

Anonymous said...

Wait, what?

... Oh, it's Sexpo again. By now I'm half convinced that they're more in the business of just causing controversy than whatever they _say_ their purpose is. (And guess what that is, from the name...)

Anonymous said...

While I'm in favor of the death penalty in ANY case where society decides it doesn't want that person back on the streets again, I believe there is a milder valid altgernative in this case.
I'm told castration works, that experiments were tried in the '30s to use that as a sentence in court, and that as late as the mid-90s a pedophile could apply for early release from prison by volunteering for it.
Your thoughts?

Peter said...

@Anonymous at 8:46 PM: I think that castration would take away the ability, but not the warped, twisted desire; and there's abundant evidence that pedophiles get off on the power they wield over youngsters, just as much as the sex. Castration wouldn't stop them abusing children in other ways.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you don't worry much about whether the rattlesnake WANTS to bite you, you just know that there's a good chance that being near one all day will result in a bite.
- Charlie

Anonymous said...

Make the dolls available, but line the cavities with polonium. Problem solves itself.

Antibubba

Mr Black said...

This seems a rather humane way to deal with pedophiles. If providing a substitute prevents harm from being done to real children, then lets get as many child dolls to them as they want. Those that can't stick to the dolls get the rope.

Anonymous said...

Your being an ex-cathloic priest means that you're an expert on the subject, of course.

Peter said...

@Anonymous at 6:37 AM: I'll treat that remark (and the person who made it) with the contempt both deserve.

Mark Matis said...

Do you think that castration would be effective for the female pedophiles? There is no shortage of them as well...

BadFrog said...

A simple alternative - 9mm to the medulla oblongata. Voila - no repeat offenders.

JL Domingo said...

@Anonymous at 6:37 AM: You are a sad, sad little person. But God loves you anyway.

Retired Mustang said...

@Anonymous at 6:37: Really? That was your contribution to the discussion? Accusing your host of the thing against which he has written so much? You, sir or madam, need help.

kurt9 said...

Giving sexbots to the pedophile is like giving chocolate liqueurs to an alcoholic.

Javahead said...

Whatever works.

There are a number of crimes where I think that, if guilt (in the "they did it", not "they probably did it" sense) can be proved death should be the default punishment.

Barring that, but with "they almost certainly did it" life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Or most of the comforts. The problem is that in many (most?) states "life imprisonment" . . . isn't.

Anonymous said...


They all colluded in the cover up. At a bare minumum they all looked the other way.
"Wilful ignorance" if you like.

It is made worse that these were the very people who purported to be there to help, to set an example.

What a wonderful example has been set by all of these people.

Anonymous at 6:37 AM