The Roman Catholic Church and Pennsylvania State University are not only world-renowned but powerful institutions. Yet both made the choice to hide pedophile sexual activities of their staff, a decision that make "silent others" just as guilty.
The Catholic Church is the world's largest Christian church, while Penn State is an educational hierarchy that is one of the top 15 national public universities. As notable as they are, both have allowed individuals in positions of power to groom children as pedophile targets.
Boys Town in Nebraska
The Penn State sexual abuse has brought forth memories of other sexual abuse in other large institutions, such as Nebraska's Boys Town by Larry King. Boys Town is known for saving young boys and healing their families for over 90 years, until the Washington Child Sex Ring cover-up for GOP prostitution rings surfaced, with many 10 and 11 year-old boys groomed for sexual activities for deviate VIPs.
"The story involves children from orphanages in Nebraska being flown around the United States by top Republican officials in order to engage in child sex orgies with America's ruling elite."
According to abuse experts, when boys are victims of sexual child abuse, it has a different effect than it does on sexually abused girls because of socialization.
“Men aren’t supposed to be victims. Men are supposed to be strong,” said Jim Hopper, clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. “A man says I’m not a real man, because I let someone do this to me. I should have been tougher. Even after years of therapy they say this.” (Today.MSNBC)
What makes the pedophile wear such an obtuse label is that "not all child sexual offenders are pedophiles, and not all pedophiles engage in the sexual abuse of children."(Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment, pgs. 175-193) Additionally, anyone who is aware of the National Conference of State Legislatures know of the gray area involved in who is required to report each case of sexual abuse. Different states and different schools have different rules.
Normal of African child sexual abuse
Sexual abuse of minors is predominantly under 12-years of age, and there are several countries where childhood sexual abuse is considered a normal occurrence. South Africa has the highest incidences of child sexual abuse, specifically child and baby rape. (Time: "Oprah Scandal Rocks South Africa") Depending on the situation, children of sexual abuse are brutalized so often they can become desensitized.
Surveys throughout South Africa have found that violent abuse is considered normal, with 60% of both boys and girls stating that pedophilia is not a form of violence and it is not wrong to force sex on someone…a country where a victim is raped every 40 seconds. The organization Rape-Outcry reported that 70,514 rapes occurred in South Africa from April 2008 to March 2009, but with only one person reporting out of 35 due to shame and being stigmatized.
Sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church
Last December, the Belfast Telegraph in the UK did an article on "Pope's child porn 'normal' claim sparks outrage among victims" that has infuriated the victims of clerical sex. Pope Benedict claimed that pedophilia is not considered the "absolute evil" as it was in the 1970s, while he addressed the Roman cardinals and officials.
In the same speech, the Pope theorized that child pornography was growing increasing normal in society, due to the fact "In the 1970s…. pedophile was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children."
“We cannot remain silent about the context of these times in which these events have come to light,” he said, citing the growth of child pornography “that seems in some way to be considered more and more normal by society.”
As long as major institutions of power and the ruling elite remain free to sexually abuse young children, it will not go away, as they seek to make the abuse of children normal within their "caring demean." Money talks, bullshit walks. And the pedophile always wins.
"Conspiracy of Silence" is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a nationwide child abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, "Conspiracy of Silence" reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.
So why have you never heard of the Franklin cover-up? Originally scheduled to air in May of 1994 on the Discovery Channel, "Conspiracy of Silence" was yanked at the last minute due to formidable pressure applied by top politicians. Some very powerful people did not want you to watch this documentary."
NOTE: This film had to be reassembled from remaining VHS fragments after an all-out effort was made to block the films release and destroy all extant copies. Every effort has been made to restore it to the original and complete "meant to be broadcast" version.