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The Truth about Ritual Abuse

To: alt.satanism,alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,
From: Kerry Delf 
Subject: Re: The Truth about Ritual Abuse
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:16:14 -0800

On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Bill Williams wrote:

> I agree that there is very little "ritual abuse". 

Very little?  Try none.  At least none that has ever produced a shred of
physical evidence.

> Almost all of the sensational cases in the late 1980s and 1990s were
> frame-ups and concoctions. However, those witch-hunts were not
> conducted by liberals and progressives, but rather by idiot
> conservatives (i.e. the McMartin case in California).

This is simply incorrect.  While there was certainly a great deal of
support for the Satanic Panic from many political and religious
conservatives, liberals/progressives contributed greatly to the phenomenon
-- and the SRA "recovered memory" epidemic was perpetrated largely by
liberal/progressive counselors.

The two groups had different reasons for their susceptibility to the Panic
-- Christian conservatives were too willing to believe that Evil Satanists
were out there in large numbers committing horrendous acts of sexual
violence, while liberals were too credulous about the idea that countless
children and women were being horribly abused ("Believe the Children"...
even when the children were demonstrably coerced into providing
inconsistent and unbelievable testimony).

In doubt?  Need an example?  Look up Janet Reno's history.  Pay special
attention to her rabid prosecution of child abuse cases, including bogus
SRA cases, during her stint in Florida.

> Bill Williams

-Kerry Delf

"For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task
than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination.
These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in
the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and
which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting participants."
							-- Noam Chomsky

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