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Tammy Bruce: No Sympathy for the Devil
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2003 | By Tammy Bruce

Posted on 08/28/2003 12:34:44 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

No Sympathy for the Devil
By Tammy Bruce
FrontPageMagazine.com | August 27, 2003


When pedophile ex-priest John Geoghan was murdered in prison, a friend of mine called and said, “Isn’t it awful?” I was shocked at the question. Awful? No, it wasn’t awful. I didn’t feel sorry at all. I thought it was appropriate and was actually pleased.

My friend wasn’t the only one experiencing a moment of moral stupefaction. The Boston archdiocese (not exactly the bulwark of ever having done the right thing) was “saddened” for Geoghan and his family. CNN’s Paula Zahn reported on the murder with the kind of hand-wringing concern reserved for tragedies. “How could this have happened?” was the refrain of virtually all the news coverage.

Are we to feel sorry and sad for all who die horrible deaths? Here’s a simple answer: No. When it comes to right and wrong, some people deserve to die in awful ways—especially those who target and set out to destroy children to feed their own depravity. Geoghan is believed responsible for the molestation of over 150 children. He was also one of the few actual pedophiles in the Catholic Church scandal. He was someone who did not deserve to die in his sleep.

As I reported in my book, The Death of Right and Wrong, 4 out of 5 of those victimized by priests were male, 85 percent of whom were between the ages of 14 and 17, which is not pedophilia—it’s called gay men attracted to and molesting adolescent boys. Geoghan, however, was different. He was a true pedophile with the majority of his victims under the age of 12.

The fact that monsters like Geoghan exist is one reason why I’m for the death penalty. He is also the best example of why child molestation should be a capital offense. So far, the justice system reports that child molesters have a 100 percent recidivism rate. That means when they get out they will strike again. There is no rehabilitation for them.

Considering the media’s coverage of the situation, there seems to be some new politically correct rule that we’re all supposed to feign shock and sadness when a child molester gets murdered. Do we think it is somehow more genteel, more civilized, to be equally upset at the dispatch of a monster as we would of a decent person?

I hope not. Frankly, the uncivilized thing is to view the death of a destroyer of children with any sympathy.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper exemplified how inane the news media is when it comes to a moral standard. In covering the murder, Cooper, the cute but stunningly vacant anchor, was interviewing a prison expert about the Geoghan murder. Cooper’s tone was one of indignation and shock as he kept repeating “How could this have happened! Why couldn’t they protect him!” He then asked a question that would be inexplicable in any world other than one plunging into a moral abyss—“Why do prisoners hate child molesters so much?”

Gee, let me think. Fortunately, the man expected to answer such a profound and complex question had the answer. He looked a little stunned and then said “Well, probably for the same reasons the rest of society does.” In fact, 80 percent of those incarcerated also report having been abused as children. That little factoid doesn’t work in the favor of the child molester either.

Soon, the news headline banner was that the authorities were reporting the murder as a “hate crime.” Uh, yeah. It sure was obvious that Geoghan’s killer hated him, as killers do their victims. But in this instance the murderer is a member of the Aryan Nation and happens to hate the protected classes of the left. So Geoghan, the pedophile monster, gets the further sympathetic wrapping  as a victim of another senseless act of “hate.”

I’m certainly not suggesting that a murdering thug racist in prison deserves our sympathy either, but let’s get real. All people in prison are there for a reason. They hated someone enough (for whatever reason) that they murdered. Or they raped. They somehow injured someone else because all they could think about was themselves. Self-control was out the window. Narcissism ruled the day. Personal responsibility was too complicated a concept to influence their choices.

People do choose to become criminals. Fortunately, most Americans, regardless of how difficult their lives, do not take that path.

Yes, the man who killed Geoghan was a murderer, a classic racist, and a freak. But I refuse to feel sorry for a molester of children because he finally found himself with his peers and reaped the result.

I don’t see the murder of Geoghan as a tragedy at all. A convicted killer killed again. A molester of children died in hell. Frankly, the major failing is that we, as society, have subjected victims to the charade of imprisoning their molesters as though they will be rehabilitated, only to release them to strike again. There is no justice in that—it is a sloppy lie to society and simply delays a continuation of the destruction of souls.

Molesters do deserve to die, but with our sanction and within the structure and responsibility of the system. It’s called the Death Penalty. And we should have the courage to carry it out with approval and honesty. Instead, society and the even the justice system snickers and shares satisfied winks of understanding when it comes to the fate that awaits child molesters in prison.

Let’s stop being hypocrites and condemn this personification of evil  by making it a capital offense. Let’s finally send a message to children that we care more about them than paying homage to the malignant narcissists of the Left who want us all to wallow in their pit of political correctness and sympathy for the devil.

Most of all, let’s stop lying to ourselves, and accept the rightness and moral clarity of the death penalty in general, and demand it for child molesters specifically.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: geoghan; homosexualagenda; tammybruce
Thursday, August 28, 2003

Quote of the Day by blackbart1

1 posted on 08/28/2003 12:34:44 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
He then asked a question that would be inexplicable in any world other than one plunging into a moral abyss—“Why do prisoners hate child molesters so much?”

"Vacant" is too kind a word to describe this moron.

2 posted on 08/28/2003 12:51:44 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: JohnHuang2
This is such an excellent essay by Tammy Bruce, why not your ping list? ;-)
3 posted on 08/28/2003 1:21:56 AM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: JohnHuang2
keep
4 posted on 08/28/2003 1:25:27 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: JohnHuang2
I hate the very wicked O Lord, the very depraved with an uttermost hatred and the righteous man shall rejoice when he sees revenge; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked. Men will say, "There is, then, a reward for the righteous; there is, indeed, divine justice on earth."
5 posted on 08/28/2003 1:54:31 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: FlyVet; JohnHuang2; EdReform; scripter; Remedy; Clint N. Suhks; Bryan
Concurring bump. It would be interesting to interview the interviewer, to see why he didn't "get it".
6 posted on 08/28/2003 2:28:48 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: JohnHuang2
Wow. It's been five days now, and there have been NO articles since Sunday night mentioning that Druce himself had been molested as as a child. That information was supplied by Druce's father. Was he lying or what? I figured Tammy Bruce would jump on that angle, if no one else would.

It is a very good article, though, and once again I find myself agreeing with her about...absolutely everything.
7 posted on 08/28/2003 5:11:32 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: sauropod
Frankly, the major failing is that we, as society, have subjected victims to the charade of imprisoning their molesters as though they will be rehabilitated, only to release them to strike again. There is no justice in that—it is a sloppy lie to society and simply delays a continuation of the destruction of souls.

"Wish I had written that" bump...

8 posted on 08/28/2003 5:21:58 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
I just finished reading her book "The Death of Right and Wrong". WOW!

I can't believe I agree almost 100% with a lesbian, "liberal", pro-choice, feminist but by God I do.

If anyone hasn't read that book, pick it up now to understand the mindset of the far left in this country.

9 posted on 08/28/2003 5:53:50 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: Damocles
I could be wrong but I don't think she's as pro-choice as all that. I seem to recall it was one of the reasons she left NOW. But as I said, I could be wrong.

I do like the way her mind works. Unlike a lot of lefties, she doesn't promote fantasy as reality (she wrote a great piece last week, excoriating the PC motives behind the new Harvey Milk HS here in NY). And she always cuts right to the chase. I will have to pick up her book.

10 posted on 08/28/2003 6:03:47 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: JohnHuang2
Great article ,could'nt have said it better myself.
May that scumbag rot in hell forever!
11 posted on 08/28/2003 6:03:53 AM PDT by southern cross forever
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To: JohnHuang2
In prison, child molestors and snitches have a very low life expectancy.
12 posted on 08/28/2003 6:07:01 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Game on in ten seconds.....)
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To: lentulusgracchus; scripter; *Homosexual Agenda; GrandMoM; backhoe; pram; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; ...
Bump and ping.

Scripter will be off line occasionally between now and the middle of September. I've agreed to help him out by running his homosexual agenda ping list.

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A simple freepmail is all it takes to subscribe to or unsubscribe from scripter's homosexual agenda ping list. If you wish to be added to the list in scripter's absence, please FReepmail me.

13 posted on 08/28/2003 6:19:03 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: hellinahandcart
Yeah, she emphatically states she is pro-choice and likely always will be. It was one of the few things I disagreed with her on.

She said her main reasons for leaving NOW, was their blatant polticicizng of women's issues and how she felt they no longer represented the best for women in America.

She mentions these things a few times in her book...

14 posted on 08/28/2003 6:22:30 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: Damocles
Well, I was pro-choice at one time too. Proof that people can come to realize that something they once thought was good is actually very bad...and abortion is definitely one of those "womens' issues" that have been politicized beyond any resemblance to reality.
15 posted on 08/28/2003 6:31:59 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: JohnHuang2
Let’s stop being hypocrites and condemn this personification of evil by making it a capital offense. Let’s finally send a message to children that we care more about them than paying homage to the malignant narcissists of the Left who want us all to wallow in their pit of political correctness and sympathy for the devil.

Wow.

The message that IS BEING SENT of course, is that "it's just about sex".

16 posted on 08/28/2003 6:54:41 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: hellinahandcart
Ever read Camille Paglia? Believe it or not, she was one of the reasons I was turned onto conservatism...
17 posted on 08/28/2003 6:59:23 AM PDT by FeliciaCat
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To: hellinahandcart; Damocles; All
Another good Tammy Bruce thread:

SUNDAY Q & A: A lesbian takes on the 'thought police'

18 posted on 08/28/2003 7:23:35 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: Damocles
If you haven't read 'The New Thought Police', I highly recommend reading it.
I am looking forward to getting 'The Death of Common Sense' soon.
19 posted on 08/28/2003 7:44:40 AM PDT by dogbrain ("Life is hard son. It's harder if you're stupid.")
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To: EdReform
Most of all, let’s stop lying to ourselves, and accept the rightness and moral clarity of the death penalty in general, and demand it for child molesters specifically!....I am sure, we need only to do this a few times to FIRST time offenders to send a message to these evil parasites
20 posted on 08/28/2003 8:07:32 AM PDT by GrandMoM ("What is impossible with men is possible with GOD -Luke 18:27)
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To: JohnHuang2
It's always amazed me that someone who rapes a child is allowed to live.
21 posted on 08/28/2003 9:43:54 AM PDT by Taliesan
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To: hellinahandcart
I do like the way her mind works.

Several years ago, when she was a talk radio host out here in the Los Angeles area (this during her very liberal period), I still enjoyed listening to her.

Unlike the rest of the herd, she always possessed a great sense of humor and was downright entertaining....no fasting in shifts for her!

Oh yeah - she was also pretty close to falling into the "total babe" category - unlike 99% of Lesbians.

22 posted on 08/28/2003 9:52:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (40 miles inland, California becomes Flyover Country!)
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To: diotima
Ping!

23 posted on 08/28/2003 10:00:43 AM PDT by AnnaZ (:: http://www.radiofreerepublic.com :: Hi-Fi FReepin' ::)
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To: lentulusgracchus
BTTT
24 posted on 08/28/2003 3:33:41 PM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: All
Bump for excellent writing.
25 posted on 08/28/2003 6:51:19 PM PDT by secret garden (giddy up)
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To: Damocles
I can't believe I agree almost 100% with a lesbian, "liberal", pro-choice, feminist but by God I do.

If she's lesbian, it sure doesn't show up with the usual, expected attitudes in her writing.

And by the way, I've read quite a few Camille Paglia columns, and I agree with her about a lot of things except her atheism and lesbianism -- but those are her property. What is interesting about this column is, it is the first time I have ever heard of a gay or lesbian person condemning child molesters.

Wonder where she stands on pederasty, and on exposing kids, tweenagers, and teenagers to deviant leadership models such as policemen, teachers, and churchmen?

My own position, for the sake of clarification, is that homosex certainly isn't good for you, but that the far greater damage occurs when kids are scandalized or, worse, instructed to accept deviant behavior, in others or in themselves, as morally value-free. I've always felt that the Velvet Underground worked to propagate that message, to help their more adventurous bretheren get over on straight kids. That's male sexuality -- straight men don't care whether women are straight, gay, bi, or asexual, as long as they'll lie down. Gay men, ditto and double ditto -- their ethics should never be trusted around young men and boys, and the statistics on pederastic contact in a non-complaisant social background, i.e. non-"overhauled" America to date, back that statement up.

26 posted on 08/28/2003 8:38:29 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus; scripter; GrandMoM; ArGee
"Wonder where she stands on pederasty, and on exposing kids, tweenagers, and teenagers to deviant leadership models such as policemen, teachers, and churchmen?"


Please see the thread:

Tammy Bruce: Protect New York's Children from the Gay Elite

27 posted on 08/28/2003 9:12:26 PM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: lentulusgracchus; Clint N. Suhks; Bryan; scripter; GrandMoM; John O; pram
"My own position, for the sake of clarification, is that homosex certainly isn't good for you, but that the far greater damage occurs when kids are scandalized or, worse, instructed to accept deviant behavior, in others or in themselves, as morally value-free. I've always felt that the Velvet Underground worked to propagate that message, to help their more adventurous bretheren get over on straight kids."


Agreed.

Exposure to homosexuality sodomizes a child's soul

28 posted on 08/28/2003 9:20:29 PM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: EdReform
Thanks for the good link. The first two paragraphs of Bruce's article said it all -- what you and Bryan and scripter and the rest of us have been saying is in the offing.

When the movie Philadelphia came out nine years ago last spring, TIME and Newsweek both jumped on the "gay-rights" bandwagon and ran special issues the same week devoted to the HRC crusade, on the pretext of reviewing the movie. One of the articles recounted how a liberal cabal in a small New England fishing port had passed a gay-friendly "anti-discrimination" ordinance, which was then the object of a rollback referendum. The article ridiculed one couple who were leading the referendum election campaign, noting that the proof of their homophobia came oozing out of them when they started talking about how in their opinion gays were on the edge of demanding the right to marry each other and to adopt children. They were prophetic, but the journalistic ice pick writing the article used their insight against them and falsely painted them as "phobes" and "haters".

Meanwhile, the gay political leadership has emphasized maintaining a united front among deviants, following Marx and the mass-party 19th-century communists, and has maintained solidarity with the worst pervs by refusing to criticize the indefensible. I think the real reason is that the leaders are indeed, as Bruce says, committed to a goal of forcing society to accept any number of deviant practices, including pederasty and pedophilia, as "normal".

I'm glad to see Tammy Bruce break ranks with all that -- I guess she needed fresh air. I haven't seen Camille Paglia's opinion of Greek-style pederasty, but IIRC she has already condemned pedophiles.

29 posted on 08/29/2003 3:06:26 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
BTTT
30 posted on 08/29/2003 5:43:19 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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