Thursday, June 26, 2014
The ridiculous Savile hysteria continues unabated, still on no evidence
Nothing in the 'report' published today throws any light whatsoever but merely further stokes the witch-hunt against a deceased DJ and charity fund-raiser. What the report authors identified were merely opportunities for potential abuse, and no evidence of any kind other than the mere allegations of behaviour, most of which would be fully expected to have been subsequently re-defined as abusive – 'inappropriate touching' is all down to interpretation. The three rape allegations are no less merely allegation; and, furthermore, the incidence here is a surprisingly low one given what would be anticipated from what is known about the widespread occurrence of false allegation -- conservatively 35% of all formal reports to police, on Home Office figures, and likely over (if not well over) 50% based on what police rape investigators state in surveys; and for often very trivial reasons ( see Prof Soothill's research and that of Dr McDowell). Nothing in this pattern of reporting would be unexpected after such a very high-profile police-cum-media 'trawl'. By far the more likely truth about Jimmy Savile is simply that he was a very high-profile, famous male individual whose job was to excite pop fans, and naturally this resulted in girls either throwing themselves at him or being fully open to sexual encounters. Given the wholesale lying by girls to get round the age-16 age bar re the Top of the Pops studio, then Savile is very likely to have had sex with a number of girls slightly under-age; but this would be fully expected re anyone in his position at the time, no matter how careful he had been to try to establish a girl's age. In any case, this was a technical legal infringement only, in that all of the girls were post-pubertal – so however misrepresented, it was not 'paedophilia'. With the high incidence of false allegation re sexual assault, then the outlier of the one pre-pubertal (nine-year-old) girl amongst the hundreds coming forward is the 'exception proving the rule' here. The witch-hunt against Savile actually is not as lurid as the idiotic 'satantic ritual abuse' nonsense that the media, police and social workers swallowed hook line and sinker two decades ago; though now we have with Savile multiple allegations from supposed male victims – when we know that Savile had absolutely zero sexual interest in males – and that he supposedly indulged in necrophilia at Broadmoor. This last is all too predictable a ludicrous development from the way that similar sex witch-hunts have progressed in the past. The authorities have made complete numpties of themselves in stoking the Savile debacle. It remains of course a possibility that Savile had an abusive side, but there is still no evidence of this, and the circumstantial indications are that he was simply a lucky bloke who capitalised on that luck, and that rather than causing any harm and distress added to the gaiety of the nation and put some sparkle into the lives of ordinary and less-than-ordinary individuals, and, not least, raised huge sums for worthy charities. In time, this hysteria will go the way of the hideously stupid 'satantic ritual abuse' cases, every single one of which turned out to be 100% perverse imagination.