Stirring up a new 'Satanic panic,' the GOP wants voters to see pedophiles all around us

Lar Gand

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It's too bad that the Republican Party is now the party of lies. It's obvious across the board that weaving lies is the only way that they can stir up their base. Sadly, their base is so simple minded about many of their manufactured "issues", that they will by every lie, hook, line and sinker.


"The Republican Party is testing a new style of hatemongering politics: one that brands all opponents as pedophiles or “pro-pedophile.”

Preying on the universal protective instincts for children, it’s a cynical ploy from a party that supports sabotaging our planet’s climate for future generations, promotes policies that traumatize brown and Black children, and has backed people accused of molesting and even trafficking teenagers.

Conjuring up the vilest of villains — child rapists and molesters — allows politicians organizing around democracy’s destruction to dupe otherwise decent people into voting for them.

The strategy has roots in Pizzagate and QAnon, but it broadens the bad guy beyond those conspiracy theories’ cabals of Democratic and Hollywood elites who were said to be engaging in Satanic child sex trafficking and blood guzzling. The predators are now down the street and in schools. It’s a revival of the Satanic panic of the 1980s and 1990s, when Americans saw this type of demonic evil everywhere in ordinary people.

California was an epicenter of the panic, which resulted in dozens of Satanic ritual abuse convictions and many long prison sentences nationwide, according to Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire.” In 1983 in Manhattan Beach, the McMartin preschool was said to be the site of demonic abuse of hundreds of children after a mentally ill mother alleged her son had been violated. She wrote that “the goatman was there” and that the abuser “flew in the air.”

An unhinged response by police and the media contributed to what was then the longest and costliest trial in U.S. history. One of the alleged victims later shared he had been pressured to invent his stories of abuse. The nationwide hysteria, with echoes of the Salem witch trials, was stoked by omnipresent images of missing children on milk cartons back then.

One of the reasons child-abuse panics are so contagious, beyond their visceral power, is their long history in humanity. Talia Lavin, author of “Culture Warlords,” traces the GOP’s child-predation obsession and its accompanying visions of the devil to blood libel, an antisemitic smear dating back to Middle Ages Europe that falsely accused Jewish people of ritualistically murdering Christian children for their blood.

She argues that the 1980s and 1990s child-abuse panic, which demonized day-care centers, was fueled by people who believed women should be full-time mothers. It’s not a coincidence that the panic arose at a time when more and more women were in the workforce. The latest panic, Lavin told me, is a “concerted effort to turn back the clock on gay rights.”

Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw linked the pro-LGBTQ community to pedophiles, tweeting that anyone who opposes the bill prohibiting public school instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity is “probably a groomer.”

QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene later unleashed homophobic word vomit conflating Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with transgender people, nonsensically warning him — a cisgender gay man — to “stay out of our girls’ bathrooms.” On Monday, she flung the “pro-pedophile” smear at Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney after they expressed support for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. She was building on colleagues’ baseless accusations that Jackson was sympathetic to child porn offenders.

This pedophilia scaremongering is no longer about smearing only Democratic leaders and the people they support. It’s about creating the impression that all Democrats, and even moderate Republicans, are “pro-pedophile.”

Meanwhile, Republicans will continue their double exploitation: using children as pawns for depraved propaganda and using that propaganda to further warp Americans who are disconnected from reality and need help.

The omnipresent boogeyman encompasses all the MAGA boogeymen, from immigrants and Black Lives Matter protesters to “critical race theory” teachers who dare to acknowledge racism … and adds LGBTQ people. It offers a throughline with other dangerous GOP conspiracy theories, including the QAnon border variant that attacks Democrats who oppose cruel border policies as supporting child sex traffickers.

“It’s a literal form of child exploitation,” Michael Edison Hayden, a senior investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center who has reported on the extremist origins of digital-age pedophilia panics, told me of the GOP strategy, which has involved exploiting images of migrant children to promote unfounded fears about sex trafficking.

The lies have found fertile ground in this country because they prey on existing homophobic and racist biases. Moreover, fantasy is “encoded in our national DNA,” wrote Andersen in “Fantasyland.” As Andersen told me: “The pilgrims were theologically extreme people who came here for the Second Coming and to destroy ‘Satan’s minions,’ which is to say the natives.” Others came to get rich quick with gold and silver. “We started with these two groups of true believers in fantasies,” Andersen says.

But why are conservatives in particular so prone to pedophilia panics? In “Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think,” George Lakoff, a renowned UC Berkeley cognitive science linguist, argues that conflicting liberal and conservative views arise from opposing conceptual frameworks about parenting.

While Democrats apply a nurturing parenting framework to their politics that centers on empathy, Republicans apply what he calls a “strict father” framework that prizes patriarchal authority. In study after study, authoritarian parenting is associated with worse mental health in children. Lakoff told me he thinks being raised under this hegemonic framework makes people more susceptible in adulthood to misleading information.

People with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are in fact more vulnerable to false conspiracy theories. Shauna Bowes, a research psychologist at Emory University who studies conspiratorial ideation, told me that narcissism and wanting to belong to an “in” group are among many other complex characteristics that contribute.

“If I want to feel really good about my party, the worst way someone can be sexually aberrant is hurting a child,” she said. “It puts even more distance between my group and their group.”

We can’t solve the misinformation crisis in this country without addressing the mental health crisis in the U.S., which has long had one of the highest rates of mental illness among developed nations."
 

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Oh my.....somebody just got triggered.


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Oddly, most Pedos seem to be from the party that's using the term as a weapon.

A party whose supporters even make up false memes to accuse upstanding citizens that represent a different political party.
Weird 2/3 of those people weren't accused of being pedos. Lar Gand your posts never had validity to them. I've never seen you post any type of statement with factual information.

NAMBLA and the odd group of people who are trying to normalize age attracted people are all leftist loons not right-wing people.
 

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It would be nice if all pedos would be wiped from Earth. Or, we could always use them for scientific "research".

Pedos are not human, and it would be nice if pedo supporters also got fvcked.

Kyleontheground.gif, kyleyellingn****r.gif
 

EriktheRed

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It would be nice if all pedos would be wiped from Earth. Or, we could always use them for scientific "research".

Pedos are not human, and it would be nice if pedo supporters also got fvcked.

Kyleontheground.gif, kyleyellingn****r.gif
Judge Brown sentenced someone to 5 months who raped a 3 year old as she worried about his mental wellness. That's pretty garbage and sick thinking in my view as I think that sort of crime should be the death penalty or life in prison. You have no chance to reform someone that disgusting.
 

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Judge Brown sentenced someone to 5 months who raped a 3 year old as she worried about his mental wellness. That's pretty garbage and sick thinking in my view as I think that sort of crime should be the death penalty or life in prison. You have no chance to reform someone that disgusting.

Should be treated the same as capital murder.
 

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It's too bad that the Republican Party is now the party of lies. It's obvious across the board that weaving lies is the only way that they can stir up their base. Sadly, their base is so simple minded about many of their manufactured "issues", that they will by every lie, hook, line and sinker.


"The Republican Party is testing a new style of hatemongering politics: one that brands all opponents as pedophiles or “pro-pedophile.”

Preying on the universal protective instincts for children, it’s a cynical ploy from a party that supports sabotaging our planet’s climate for future generations, promotes policies that traumatize brown and Black children, and has backed people accused of molesting and even trafficking teenagers.

Conjuring up the vilest of villains — child rapists and molesters — allows politicians organizing around democracy’s destruction to dupe otherwise decent people into voting for them.

The strategy has roots in Pizzagate and QAnon, but it broadens the bad guy beyond those conspiracy theories’ cabals of Democratic and Hollywood elites who were said to be engaging in Satanic child sex trafficking and blood guzzling. The predators are now down the street and in schools. It’s a revival of the Satanic panic of the 1980s and 1990s, when Americans saw this type of demonic evil everywhere in ordinary people.

California was an epicenter of the panic, which resulted in dozens of Satanic ritual abuse convictions and many long prison sentences nationwide, according to Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire.” In 1983 in Manhattan Beach, the McMartin preschool was said to be the site of demonic abuse of hundreds of children after a mentally ill mother alleged her son had been violated. She wrote that “the goatman was there” and that the abuser “flew in the air.”

An unhinged response by police and the media contributed to what was then the longest and costliest trial in U.S. history. One of the alleged victims later shared he had been pressured to invent his stories of abuse. The nationwide hysteria, with echoes of the Salem witch trials, was stoked by omnipresent images of missing children on milk cartons back then.

One of the reasons child-abuse panics are so contagious, beyond their visceral power, is their long history in humanity. Talia Lavin, author of “Culture Warlords,” traces the GOP’s child-predation obsession and its accompanying visions of the devil to blood libel, an antisemitic smear dating back to Middle Ages Europe that falsely accused Jewish people of ritualistically murdering Christian children for their blood.

She argues that the 1980s and 1990s child-abuse panic, which demonized day-care centers, was fueled by people who believed women should be full-time mothers. It’s not a coincidence that the panic arose at a time when more and more women were in the workforce. The latest panic, Lavin told me, is a “concerted effort to turn back the clock on gay rights.”

Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw linked the pro-LGBTQ community to pedophiles, tweeting that anyone who opposes the bill prohibiting public school instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity is “probably a groomer.”

QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene later unleashed homophobic word vomit conflating Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with transgender people, nonsensically warning him — a cisgender gay man — to “stay out of our girls’ bathrooms.” On Monday, she flung the “pro-pedophile” smear at Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney after they expressed support for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. She was building on colleagues’ baseless accusations that Jackson was sympathetic to child porn offenders.

This pedophilia scaremongering is no longer about smearing only Democratic leaders and the people they support. It’s about creating the impression that all Democrats, and even moderate Republicans, are “pro-pedophile.”

Meanwhile, Republicans will continue their double exploitation: using children as pawns for depraved propaganda and using that propaganda to further warp Americans who are disconnected from reality and need help.

The omnipresent boogeyman encompasses all the MAGA boogeymen, from immigrants and Black Lives Matter protesters to “critical race theory” teachers who dare to acknowledge racism … and adds LGBTQ people. It offers a throughline with other dangerous GOP conspiracy theories, including the QAnon border variant that attacks Democrats who oppose cruel border policies as supporting child sex traffickers.

“It’s a literal form of child exploitation,” Michael Edison Hayden, a senior investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center who has reported on the extremist origins of digital-age pedophilia panics, told me of the GOP strategy, which has involved exploiting images of migrant children to promote unfounded fears about sex trafficking.

The lies have found fertile ground in this country because they prey on existing homophobic and racist biases. Moreover, fantasy is “encoded in our national DNA,” wrote Andersen in “Fantasyland.” As Andersen told me: “The pilgrims were theologically extreme people who came here for the Second Coming and to destroy ‘Satan’s minions,’ which is to say the natives.” Others came to get rich quick with gold and silver. “We started with these two groups of true believers in fantasies,” Andersen says.

But why are conservatives in particular so prone to pedophilia panics? In “Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think,” George Lakoff, a renowned UC Berkeley cognitive science linguist, argues that conflicting liberal and conservative views arise from opposing conceptual frameworks about parenting.

While Democrats apply a nurturing parenting framework to their politics that centers on empathy, Republicans apply what he calls a “strict father” framework that prizes patriarchal authority. In study after study, authoritarian parenting is associated with worse mental health in children. Lakoff told me he thinks being raised under this hegemonic framework makes people more susceptible in adulthood to misleading information.

People with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are in fact more vulnerable to false conspiracy theories. Shauna Bowes, a research psychologist at Emory University who studies conspiratorial ideation, told me that narcissism and wanting to belong to an “in” group are among many other complex characteristics that contribute.

“If I want to feel really good about my party, the worst way someone can be sexually aberrant is hurting a child,” she said. “It puts even more distance between my group and their group.”

We can’t solve the misinformation crisis in this country without addressing the mental health crisis in the U.S., which has long had one of the highest rates of mental illness among developed nations."
It’s a Russian op.

And the GOP are the “Useful Idiots.”
 

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Your report cards must have been full of “lacks reading comprehension”.
Maybe it's your comprehension ability that is lacking. This goes right in line with the tactic of scaring Demo voters into the horrors if they lose the House and Senate.....carry on now, you have a lot of work to do.
 

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Dems want to kill kids in the womb, and diddle them when they come out. No respect for human life, no morals and self control to leave little kids alone. Their only goal is to seek self-gratification. Unfortunately, many of these deranged libs were molested when they were younger, and they continue this demonic cycle of abuse.
 

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you’re a complete dip shit and you ignore the truth again all the Democrats are involved in Epstein not Republicans not Trump you can’t never been right once about anything that Trump did or the GOP did on that side compared to the Democrats in droves

What they are saying is anybody who has light soft sentences not just for one or two but over 58 of them!!!!

including a even a liberal judge reversal on the District Court because she was so lenient on those crimes….

why the **** would you nominate somebody like that unless you are one so they are all around us and the Democrats are the ones pushing it and Disney left wing Disney. all things woke and leftist and covering up of peds
 

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once again Lar POS Troll or idiot. one of the 2. once again you are misrepresenting what GOP is saying on purpose

you are garbage and THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY WITH YOUR INTENTIONAL CONSTANT DISSEMINATION OF FAKE NEWS

You are merely a mouthpiece robot of the media who literally gets NOTHING RIGHT!!! constant lies
 
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It's too bad that the Republican Party is now the party of lies. It's obvious across the board that weaving lies is the only way that they can stir up their base. Sadly, their base is so simple minded about many of their manufactured "issues", that they will by every lie, hook, line and sinker.


"The Republican Party is testing a new style of hatemongering politics: one that brands all opponents as pedophiles or “pro-pedophile.”

Preying on the universal protective instincts for children, it’s a cynical ploy from a party that supports sabotaging our planet’s climate for future generations, promotes policies that traumatize brown and Black children, and has backed people accused of molesting and even trafficking teenagers.

Conjuring up the vilest of villains — child rapists and molesters — allows politicians organizing around democracy’s destruction to dupe otherwise decent people into voting for them.

The strategy has roots in Pizzagate and QAnon, but it broadens the bad guy beyond those conspiracy theories’ cabals of Democratic and Hollywood elites who were said to be engaging in Satanic child sex trafficking and blood guzzling. The predators are now down the street and in schools. It’s a revival of the Satanic panic of the 1980s and 1990s, when Americans saw this type of demonic evil everywhere in ordinary people.

California was an epicenter of the panic, which resulted in dozens of Satanic ritual abuse convictions and many long prison sentences nationwide, according to Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire.” In 1983 in Manhattan Beach, the McMartin preschool was said to be the site of demonic abuse of hundreds of children after a mentally ill mother alleged her son had been violated. She wrote that “the goatman was there” and that the abuser “flew in the air.”

An unhinged response by police and the media contributed to what was then the longest and costliest trial in U.S. history. One of the alleged victims later shared he had been pressured to invent his stories of abuse. The nationwide hysteria, with echoes of the Salem witch trials, was stoked by omnipresent images of missing children on milk cartons back then.

One of the reasons child-abuse panics are so contagious, beyond their visceral power, is their long history in humanity. Talia Lavin, author of “Culture Warlords,” traces the GOP’s child-predation obsession and its accompanying visions of the devil to blood libel, an antisemitic smear dating back to Middle Ages Europe that falsely accused Jewish people of ritualistically murdering Christian children for their blood.

She argues that the 1980s and 1990s child-abuse panic, which demonized day-care centers, was fueled by people who believed women should be full-time mothers. It’s not a coincidence that the panic arose at a time when more and more women were in the workforce. The latest panic, Lavin told me, is a “concerted effort to turn back the clock on gay rights.”

Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw linked the pro-LGBTQ community to pedophiles, tweeting that anyone who opposes the bill prohibiting public school instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity is “probably a groomer.”

QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene later unleashed homophobic word vomit conflating Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with transgender people, nonsensically warning him — a cisgender gay man — to “stay out of our girls’ bathrooms.” On Monday, she flung the “pro-pedophile” smear at Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney after they expressed support for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. She was building on colleagues’ baseless accusations that Jackson was sympathetic to child porn offenders.

This pedophilia scaremongering is no longer about smearing only Democratic leaders and the people they support. It’s about creating the impression that all Democrats, and even moderate Republicans, are “pro-pedophile.”

Meanwhile, Republicans will continue their double exploitation: using children as pawns for depraved propaganda and using that propaganda to further warp Americans who are disconnected from reality and need help.

The omnipresent boogeyman encompasses all the MAGA boogeymen, from immigrants and Black Lives Matter protesters to “critical race theory” teachers who dare to acknowledge racism … and adds LGBTQ people. It offers a throughline with other dangerous GOP conspiracy theories, including the QAnon border variant that attacks Democrats who oppose cruel border policies as supporting child sex traffickers.

“It’s a literal form of child exploitation,” Michael Edison Hayden, a senior investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center who has reported on the extremist origins of digital-age pedophilia panics, told me of the GOP strategy, which has involved exploiting images of migrant children to promote unfounded fears about sex trafficking.

The lies have found fertile ground in this country because they prey on existing homophobic and racist biases. Moreover, fantasy is “encoded in our national DNA,” wrote Andersen in “Fantasyland.” As Andersen told me: “The pilgrims were theologically extreme people who came here for the Second Coming and to destroy ‘Satan’s minions,’ which is to say the natives.” Others came to get rich quick with gold and silver. “We started with these two groups of true believers in fantasies,” Andersen says.

But why are conservatives in particular so prone to pedophilia panics? In “Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think,” George Lakoff, a renowned UC Berkeley cognitive science linguist, argues that conflicting liberal and conservative views arise from opposing conceptual frameworks about parenting.

While Democrats apply a nurturing parenting framework to their politics that centers on empathy, Republicans apply what he calls a “strict father” framework that prizes patriarchal authority. In study after study, authoritarian parenting is associated with worse mental health in children. Lakoff told me he thinks being raised under this hegemonic framework makes people more susceptible in adulthood to misleading information.

People with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are in fact more vulnerable to false conspiracy theories. Shauna Bowes, a research psychologist at Emory University who studies conspiratorial ideation, told me that narcissism and wanting to belong to an “in” group are among many other complex characteristics that contribute.

“If I want to feel really good about my party, the worst way someone can be sexually aberrant is hurting a child,” she said. “It puts even more distance between my group and their group.”

We can’t solve the misinformation crisis in this country without addressing the mental health crisis in the U.S., which has long had one of the highest rates of mental illness among developed nations."
Man the Republicans are sick disgusting people. Imagine wanting to win so badly you lie about all of your opponents being pedophiles.

Aren't Republicans the party that is always pushing for no age limit on marriage so they can marry little girls? Didn't they vote for an oompa loompa who used to barge into the teen USA pageant to watch 14 year old girls change their clothes?
 

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Weird 2/3 of those people weren't accused of being pedos. Lar Gand your posts never had validity to them. I've never seen you post any type of statement with factual information.

NAMBLA and the odd group of people who are trying to normalize age attracted people are all leftist loons not right-wing people.
exactly. OP is pure trash. a troll and should not only be on ignore but labeled fake news on every post
 

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Oddly, most Pedos seem to be from the party that's using the term as a weapon.
This is what scum like Donald Trump do. They say everyone else is doing the nasty things they themselves do! Trump has been doing this for years, and Republicans like Fuzzy Freddy and Johnny know this!
 

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It appears the Democrats are getting paranoid.....and they should, the American people (at least over 50%) are tired of their bullsh$t and broken promises. They are nothing but a bunch of pedo's, racists and open border pushers and their time in power is limited. The midterms will be historic this time, they will lose the House, Senate and after that, they will most likley lose their bag of bones President & Word Salad VP. Only way America can survive the onslaught of bad policy which is destroying America and it's image around the world. Your radical postings on message boards will not serve you a victory but keep on trying.
 
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Sure, leftist and scumbag Hollywood are demonized POS! How many of their kids have they abused? Jada & William too!

 
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It's too bad that the Republican Party is now the party of lies. It's obvious across the board that weaving lies is the only way that they can stir up their base. Sadly, their base is so simple minded about many of their manufactured "issues", that they will by every lie, hook, line and sinker.


"The Republican Party is testing a new style of hatemongering politics: one that brands all opponents as pedophiles or “pro-pedophile.”

Preying on the universal protective instincts for children, it’s a cynical ploy from a party that supports sabotaging our planet’s climate for future generations, promotes policies that traumatize brown and Black children, and has backed people accused of molesting and even trafficking teenagers.

Conjuring up the vilest of villains — child rapists and molesters — allows politicians organizing around democracy’s destruction to dupe otherwise decent people into voting for them.

The strategy has roots in Pizzagate and QAnon, but it broadens the bad guy beyond those conspiracy theories’ cabals of Democratic and Hollywood elites who were said to be engaging in Satanic child sex trafficking and blood guzzling. The predators are now down the street and in schools. It’s a revival of the Satanic panic of the 1980s and 1990s, when Americans saw this type of demonic evil everywhere in ordinary people.

California was an epicenter of the panic, which resulted in dozens of Satanic ritual abuse convictions and many long prison sentences nationwide, according to Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire.” In 1983 in Manhattan Beach, the McMartin preschool was said to be the site of demonic abuse of hundreds of children after a mentally ill mother alleged her son had been violated. She wrote that “the goatman was there” and that the abuser “flew in the air.”

An unhinged response by police and the media contributed to what was then the longest and costliest trial in U.S. history. One of the alleged victims later shared he had been pressured to invent his stories of abuse. The nationwide hysteria, with echoes of the Salem witch trials, was stoked by omnipresent images of missing children on milk cartons back then.

One of the reasons child-abuse panics are so contagious, beyond their visceral power, is their long history in humanity. Talia Lavin, author of “Culture Warlords,” traces the GOP’s child-predation obsession and its accompanying visions of the devil to blood libel, an antisemitic smear dating back to Middle Ages Europe that falsely accused Jewish people of ritualistically murdering Christian children for their blood.

She argues that the 1980s and 1990s child-abuse panic, which demonized day-care centers, was fueled by people who believed women should be full-time mothers. It’s not a coincidence that the panic arose at a time when more and more women were in the workforce. The latest panic, Lavin told me, is a “concerted effort to turn back the clock on gay rights.”

Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw linked the pro-LGBTQ community to pedophiles, tweeting that anyone who opposes the bill prohibiting public school instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity is “probably a groomer.”

QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene later unleashed homophobic word vomit conflating Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with transgender people, nonsensically warning him — a cisgender gay man — to “stay out of our girls’ bathrooms.” On Monday, she flung the “pro-pedophile” smear at Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney after they expressed support for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. She was building on colleagues’ baseless accusations that Jackson was sympathetic to child porn offenders.

This pedophilia scaremongering is no longer about smearing only Democratic leaders and the people they support. It’s about creating the impression that all Democrats, and even moderate Republicans, are “pro-pedophile.”

Meanwhile, Republicans will continue their double exploitation: using children as pawns for depraved propaganda and using that propaganda to further warp Americans who are disconnected from reality and need help.

The omnipresent boogeyman encompasses all the MAGA boogeymen, from immigrants and Black Lives Matter protesters to “critical race theory” teachers who dare to acknowledge racism … and adds LGBTQ people. It offers a throughline with other dangerous GOP conspiracy theories, including the QAnon border variant that attacks Democrats who oppose cruel border policies as supporting child sex traffickers.

“It’s a literal form of child exploitation,” Michael Edison Hayden, a senior investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center who has reported on the extremist origins of digital-age pedophilia panics, told me of the GOP strategy, which has involved exploiting images of migrant children to promote unfounded fears about sex trafficking.

The lies have found fertile ground in this country because they prey on existing homophobic and racist biases. Moreover, fantasy is “encoded in our national DNA,” wrote Andersen in “Fantasyland.” As Andersen told me: “The pilgrims were theologically extreme people who came here for the Second Coming and to destroy ‘Satan’s minions,’ which is to say the natives.” Others came to get rich quick with gold and silver. “We started with these two groups of true believers in fantasies,” Andersen says.

But why are conservatives in particular so prone to pedophilia panics? In “Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think,” George Lakoff, a renowned UC Berkeley cognitive science linguist, argues that conflicting liberal and conservative views arise from opposing conceptual frameworks about parenting.

While Democrats apply a nurturing parenting framework to their politics that centers on empathy, Republicans apply what he calls a “strict father” framework that prizes patriarchal authority. In study after study, authoritarian parenting is associated with worse mental health in children. Lakoff told me he thinks being raised under this hegemonic framework makes people more susceptible in adulthood to misleading information.

People with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are in fact more vulnerable to false conspiracy theories. Shauna Bowes, a research psychologist at Emory University who studies conspiratorial ideation, told me that narcissism and wanting to belong to an “in” group are among many other complex characteristics that contribute.

“If I want to feel really good about my party, the worst way someone can be sexually aberrant is hurting a child,” she said. “It puts even more distance between my group and their group.”

We can’t solve the misinformation crisis in this country without addressing the mental health crisis in the U.S., which has long had one of the highest rates of mental illness among developed nations."


Couldn't make it through the second paragraph. Like most of the bullshit you post, what a fvcking joke RollingLaughRollingLaughRollingLaugh
 

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Oddly, most Pedos seem to be from the party that's using the term as a weapon.

A party whose supporters even make up false memes to accuse upstanding citizens that represent a different political party.

You forgot Tony Navarette Lar.
 

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It would be nice if all pedos would be wiped from Earth. Or, we could always use them for scientific "research".

Pedos are not human, and it would be nice if pedo supporters also got fvcked.

Kyleontheground.gif, kyleyellingn****r.gif
I absolutely agree 100%! All pedophiles deserve to die.

But the way mtg and other idiot psycho trumpers are throwing the term around lately is disgusting and very dangerous. The word libtard doesn't work anymore so they go hard-core, calling everybody they don't like pedophiles.... its ignorant and dangerous.
 

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I absolutely agree 100%! All pedophiles deserve to die.

But the way mtg and other idiot psycho trumpers are throwing the term around lately is disgusting and very dangerous. The word libtard doesn't work anymore so they go hard-core, calling everybody they don't like pedophiles.... its ignorant and dangerous.
You mean the LA LA thread of calling Jim Jordan and Matt G
 

philosophusker

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Dalton tuition is $55,000 per year. RollingLaugh For first grade!!! Idiots.

New York City has some of the best public schools in the country. You have to be a moron to pay $55K for tuition for 1st graders, especially in NYC.

The teacher teaching masturbation to first graders is a sick fvck too.
 
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dee_s3

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Dalton tuition is $55,000 per year. RollingLaugh For first grade!!! Idiots.

New York City has some of the best public schools in the country. You have to be a moron to pay $55K for tuition for 1st graders, especially in NYC.

The teacher teaching masturbation to first graders is a sick fvck too.
I know someone was saying they paid 150K for high-school. You believe you're doing the right thing for your child and something like this happens.