As I sit here in a local Starbucks typing this sentence, the Internet and social media are currently ablaze with news about convicted serial child molester and former gymnastics instructor Dr. Larry Nassar. You probably remember hearing all about this perverted scumbag as far back as 2015, but it wasn’t until last summer when he officially plead guilty to abusing up to 300 underage victims, possession of child and adult pornography and tampering with evidence. Thankfully, he’s been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison and won’t ever be able to harm another innocent soul ever again.
Today’s headlines, however, are focused more on a man named Randall Margraves. He’s the father of three of Nassar’s victims. Apparently he lunged at the perverted doctor during this morning’s courtroom hearing and had to be restrained by security guards. The whole thing was caught on video. Margraves had asked the judge to grant him, “five minutes in a locked room with this demon.” Of course, the judge denied the request and so the father asked for one minute before ultimately leaping at Nassar and shouting, “I want that son of a b*tch! Give me one minute with that b*tch!”
Personally, I see no problem with Margraves’ request, but that’s just me. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that a degenerate slime-ball like Nassar would’ve been dragged by the neck into the public square and given 30 or 40 brutal lashings for his heinous crimes. This probably would’ve been followed by a good flogging and subsequent imprisonment in a local dungeon. Maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea if we returned to such just and righteous forms of punishment for convicted child molesters and rapists. A modern-day prison sentence is a slap on the wrist compared to what he deserves.
Anyway, one of the most shocking things about this “scandal” — or, more appropriately, this “saga of pure evil” — has been the number of victims. As more and more young girls came forward to the media with their stories about being abused by Nassar, it prompted all of the typical questions that we tend to hear in these sorts of cases: How could this have gone on for so long without anyone knowing about it? Why didn’t any of the victims do or say something? How could a parent not have been able to tell that something was off about Nassar? How could that many girls be abused and it not leak out? How could Nassar have thought he would get away with abusing that many victims?
While there are dozens of aspects that we could discuss to answer these questions, I think that much of it can be boiled down to one succinct — and rather terrifying — reality: We have normalized, and therefore come to expect and accept, this sort of behavior. For God’s sake, we’re already promoting, supporting and glamorizing pedophilia by handing out Oscars and Best Picture Awards to movies about adults who have sexual relations with teenagers. Mark my words: Pedophilia is the next frontier for the radical Left and they will probably dominate it much like they did with the LGBT agenda. I want to think that this will be the hill on which they finally die, but I don’t fully expect that to happen. In fact, I expect an increasing number of Americans to celebrate this new ideological Land of Opportunity with all the zeal and enthusiasm that they exerted on the day we legalized gay marriage. There will be dancing in the streets, parades on 5th Avenue and catchy slogans like “It’s Not Pedophilia, It’s Just Love.”
Speaking of normalization, that’s precisely the psychological technique that Nassar would have used to convince these young girls that what he was doing to them was not wrong or inappropriate. At 13 or 14-years-old, all you know is that your gymnastics teacher — who happens to have a Ph.D behind his name — is touching you in front of your classmates and friends, so it must be alright. “He’s a doctor, so this must be normal,” you think. Besides, all of this touching is taking place in the so-called “treatment room,” not in a maintenance closet or private bedroom. He’s an authority figure, so you naturally hesitate to question things, plus he’s nice and friendly, so everything must be okay.
Of course, nothing was or is okay with what Nassar did to these girls. Everything about it is evil, vile, monstrous and sinful. He is a literal human manifestation of our society’s deranged and wicked romanticization of child-adult and teen-adult sexual relationships. He’s not the first and he won’t be the last. But as our entertainment and political culture continues to shift toward overlooking and eventually accepting this atrocious perversity, the Larry Nassars of the world will be given free range to do whatever they desire and there will be few, if any, laws to actually stop them. Even worse, they’ll be applauded and given their own little societal classification in order to protect their feelings, wants and desires. Anyone like me who speaks out against them will be labeled as “judgmental” or “close-minded” or “bigoted.”
So be it. Personally, I don’t give a damn. Evil is evil. Wrong is wrong. Sin is sin. Besides, I receive those sort of comments and e-mails all the time.
You see, most child molesters fall into their spiritual and mental derangements by first developing an addiction to child pornography. They see it as a harmless activity. Then it becomes an adjunctive behavior. And, after months or years of addictive viewing, they typically feel the overwhelming urge to act out their fantasies in the real world. (Not unlike those who get hooked on adult pornography.) And sadly, our culture is more than happy to continue to churn out this filth both in the dark corners of the Internet and in local movie theaters. We literally feed these pedophiles exactly what they want. We serve up gobs of disgusting, depraved and raunchy material and hand it to them on silver platters, all while saying, “Now be good and behave yourself.”
Should we really be so shocked when a guy like Larry Nassar sexually abuses hundreds of innocent little girls? Or when a creepy old man like former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky works his way through boy after boy, year after year, until finally being caught, arrested and convicted?
I’m certainly not surprised. And you shouldn’t be either. Our culture has created this Great Monster — this environment of tolerance, acceptance and glamorization — and now it’s devouring new souls everyday, while we simultaneously continue to feed it, creating the next generation of monsters. Some of us even benefit from it by raking in loads of cash and wealth because we’ve turned it into a money-making industry.
God have mercy on us.