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Incest a favoured cause of old Lefties
The Saturday Telegraph ^ | 10/27/12 | Damian Thompson

Posted on 10/26/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT by markomalley

My article last week about the radical Left’s defence of paedophilia in the 1970s provoked all manner of paroxysms from today’s Lefties. How dare I blacken the name of Hattie Harman by pointing out that she became legal officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) soon after it campaigned for a more relaxed approach to sex with children?

But I had private communications, too, from people who encountered the “libertarian” Left during those years. “In the late Sixties and early Seventies, I worked at a school operated by the Inner London Education Authority,” wrote a retired schoolteacher.

“The teachers there were almost all Marxists or, as they would have said, Maoists. They were supporting an initiative to lower or abolish the age of consent, which they said was just a way for the upper classes to keep the working classes in their place. According to them, children were sexual beings who had a right to express their sexuality. I was one of the few parents on the staff and said that this was just an excuse for dirty old men to abuse children… I was told that I was brainwashed and bourgeois.”

Another correspondent asked me to take a closer look at the NCCL Report on Sexual Offences (1976), which argued for a fundamental rethink on the subject of incest.

Yes, you read that right. Decriminalising incest was one of the pet causes of the brothers and sisters of the extreme Left represented by the NCCL. This is from its 1976 report:

“For hundreds of years the crime of incest has given rise to such intense feelings of revulsion that public discussion on the subject has often been ill-informed and irrational.” Note the distinctive finger-wagging.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cwii; damianthompson; homosexualagenda; incest; telegraph

1 posted on 10/26/2012 5:42:20 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
In the 1960’s Sweden pretty well decriminalized incest and legalized interfamily sexual contact for those over 17.
2 posted on 10/26/2012 6:38:19 PM PDT by robowombat
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3 posted on 10/26/2012 7:57:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: markomalley

Incest.

A game for all the family.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 10:08:49 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Obamacare will take care of babies born with genetic defects..........death panels are useful to fascists.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 10:56:21 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: robowombat
... legalized interfamily sexual contact for those over 17.
OVER 17?

Sounds restrictive to me. Those folks must have been narrow-minded.

6 posted on 10/26/2012 11:04:04 PM PDT by Bratch
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