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The Salvation Army (Or: The War on Kids)

[Disclosure: The author was an inmate of the Salvation Army Home for Boys at Indooroopilly, Brisbane from 1958 to 1960 and appeared, in 2004, in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s TV programme, “The Homies” on Four Corners, which detailed abuses in … Continue reading

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A First Look at Children’s Homes (Or: Paedophile Heaven)

Children who were not orphans were often taken into State “care” because of a difficult home situation of one kind or another. The State out-sourced its responsibility to the churches in most cases. The churches ran the “Homes” as profit-making … Continue reading

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Politicians (Or: Disorder in the House)

Paedophile politicians pose a particular problem. They have power – and have often used it – to protect themselves. It probably means that those caught so far may represent only the tip of an iceberg. This is an other classic … Continue reading

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Sporting Organisations (Or: That’s Just Not Cricket, Sport)

Paedophilia in sport touches a raw nerve with many people. The Penn State Sandusky case in the US shows this graphically. For religions, it highlights a disparity with the basic principles espoused by those religions. With sport, it touches on … Continue reading

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Power Distance and Abuse (Or: I Kick Therefore I Am)

In management theory, there is an important concept termed “power distance”. By power distance, the academics do not just mean authority over another person. It relates more to unfair influence over another person. For example, most people will accept that … Continue reading

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