June 7, 2014

Press Release: ‘Attacks on Politically Incorrect ‘Sexual Politics’ Professor Rouse Fierce Defenders’

Filed under: Life-Based News,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:15 am

I’m interested in comments on this perspective:

RELATED: Read the lecture by Prof. Stephen Baskerville here.

RELATED: Read the international petition in support of Prof. Stephen Baskerville here.

Contact: Greg Sabine
The Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government and Social Thought
www.theinteramerican.org

Just as an Obama White House report on “sexual assault” is provoking anger at injustice perpetrated against falsely accused men, a letter from eminent historians, political philosophers,constitutional scholars and nearly nine hundred others signers strongly rejects attacks on a professor who boldly drew attention to a related larger crisis which threatens Western society.

Professor Stephen Baskerville’s September lecture, “Politicizing Potiphar’s Wife: The New Ideology” was furiously attacked by homosexual activists and feminists for bringing attention to unconstitutional procedures which empower female accusers who falsely allege rape or “harassment.”

Baskerville’s work is part of rising international outrage that includes prominent women warning that decades of feminist propaganda against men has resulted in men being routinely denied basic legal rights and due process, and often their lives are ruined by unconstitutional imprisonment, impoverishment and loss of their children.

Several organizations circulated a petition affirming the findings of Baskerville, former Fulbright Scholar, Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Institute and Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College. Translated into several languages, it has gathered support on three continents.

Amid growing concern about catastrophic social and economic consequences of fatherless children, Baskerville and other experts, including many women, warn that tens of millions of children and fathers in the United States and other Western “democracies” are cut off from each other by fanatical outlaw judges who operate outside all constitutional and human rights boundaries.

Numerous nationally respected attorneys and constitutional scholars warn of corrupt and tyrannical family court systems nationwide operating for decades in brazen violation of the law, bleeding, in total, billions of dollars annually from their victims, mainly fathers convicted of no crime yet cut off from their children.

“Anyone with experience litigating in the field knows that America’s family-court industry must be swept out from top to bottom with the iron broom of real due process of law,” said renowned constitutional lawyer Dr. Edwin Vieira, who has successfully argued landmark cases before the United States Supreme Court.

“The harm that these systems perpetrate on families, children and parents and on society is incalculable and utterly unacceptable in any country supposedly ruled by constitutional law,” he added in support of Baskerville’s work.

Political crusades purporting to find an epidemic of “campus rape” and sexual “assault” and male battery of women are being strongly challenged by scholars such as Stephen Henrick, Caroline Kitchens,and Christina Hoff Sommers, and by a rising chorus of prominent women in the U.S. and other countries, including author and former emergency room nurse Mary T. Cleary and renowned expert on domestic battery, Erin Pizzey.

Mrs. Pizzey describes feminism as a “hate movement” that “destroys the minds of women and men,” and has conditioned society to see all as men as potential rapists and batterers, and to invert responsibility even when the female partner is clearly the abuser and the husband/father or male partner is suffering extreme abuse.

Character assassination of loving fathers is so devastatingly effective, Baskerville and others have shown, that children are easily taught to fear and hate the very fathers whom they loved and trusted. The process is called “parental alienation.”

“It is a horrific form of child abuse,” said Licensed Clinical Social Worker Michelle Jones of the National Parents Organization.”(There’s) a large body of research validating its existence…adults who attest to having suffered through it as children, and…parents who are currently traumatized, watching helplessly as their relationships with their children are being destroyed…” Jones added. “It is a pathological…pattern which unjustifiably requires children to align with one parent against a formerly loved parent, putting the children in a destructive loyalty bind…usually within the context of a high conflict divorce…” she said.

Clinical psychologist Joan B. Kelly concurs: “Because it’s anti-instinctual to hate and reject a parent, the child must develop an elaborate delusional system consisting of spurious, frivolous, and absurd rationalizations to justify the hatred and rejection. Eventually, the child comes to believe all the absurdity. The double-bind situation of being unable to have, love, and to be loved by both parents can lead to psychosis, Dr. Kelly said.” “(U)sing a child to serve the emotional needs of the alienating parent and doing that parent’s appalling bidding is abuse in itself.” “(H)aving a parent severed from her/his life is a loss…of the most severe kind,” she said.

It is specifically their father whom the overwhelming majority of these children have been denied by mothers using rogue courts, social workers, and complicit family members. Baskerville and other experts have shown the statistically catastrophic damage to the millions of children denied their fathers, supposedly in their own best interests.

Professor Howard S. Schwartz of Oakland University says “The distortions of the truth by the radical feminists of our time will someday be seen as…the greatest intellectual crime of the second half of the 20th Century. Meanwhile, we still live under the aegis of that crime and to call attention to it is an act of great moral courage.”

Baskerville’s work has gained attention in Latin America and Europe,North America by providing a framework to understand the politically and ideologically motivated destruction of fatherhood, children and family. His website is www.StephenBaskerville.net.

(NOTE: Some persons quoted above were not contacted and/or may not have been involved in the letter.)

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9 Comments

  1. Complex topic, but true. Men are more likely to be physically violent or be sexual abusers. This has been exploited to convince the system that this has occurred in cases where the evidence is poor. Those violence stats are irrelevant to any individual case. And it is child abuse to convince a young child, through suggestion, that a parent has done something wrong. It is equally abusive to convince an older child of the same by taking advantage of rebellious youth.
    Fathers are not considered the caregivers that they clearly are, or should be. There is no better evidence of this than our abortion laws, which say fathers have no rights in that decision. We relinquish all responsibilities to the mother, and blindly support single motherhood as a consequence. How hard it would be for fathers to gain back a modicum of legal rights in the face of the feminist tsunami.

    Comment by Jim — June 9, 2014 @ 10:16 am

  2. Thx. This topic is completely underappreciated.

    Comment by Tom — June 9, 2014 @ 2:19 pm

  3. On CBS Sunday morning they highlighted a single mother who has encouraged her son to be a girl under the rubic of transgenderism. The single mother’s ultimatum to the baby daddy, if you don’t stop objecting and won’t support our daughters decision to be a girl you won’t be allowed to interact with her at all!

    Now, it used to be if a custodial parent acted in this manner with the gender identity of a child, she would be removed as the custodial parent for child abuse. Now it’s PC for gender identity confusion to be a choice of the minor. Never mind a minor has no mens rea to make any such life altering decisions, especially a child of 3 to 5 years old as the story was depicted. A minor can not even sign a legally binding contract until the age of majority.

    This is probably one of the most disgusting devolvements of society I have seen yet and it was presented in morally neutral terms by CBS. Family Law has gotten worse in pursuit of the PC liberal agenda. From a Darwinian standpoint, this society is about to collapse under the weight of its unsustainable frivolousness. From a religious standpoint, well let’s say we are in the throws of Rome just before the barbarians invaded, repeatedly. Civilization goes in cycles and we are coming to the trough depending upon your point of view in terms of religion and God. So for the individual, the question is, do you shelter in place or have an exit plan when the collapse occurs?

    Comment by dscott — June 10, 2014 @ 10:43 am

  4. Hey Tom, I first saw this topic come up around 15 or 20 years ago. At that time, the question was more general and posed as, “Now that women’s roles in society has changed, how are men supposed to act?” The men’s movements at the time were varied: Iron John retreats and Promise Keepers are just two examples and I’m sure the gamut is wider than that. One of the news mags (or rags) Newsweek or Time had a cover article dealing with how men seemed lost with the changing roles. The conclusion of the article is that only men can lead and find the way to go forward, which is something only can do. The article, by admitting that only men could lead into this uncharted territory, did not strike me as misandric as I would have first suspected. All this was decades ago.

    Fast forward to today and the role of men has still not been redefined. In some extremes, men are alpha players or pajama boys. There is a lot of discussion out there, if you care to find it.

    One example is a writer/blogger named Vox Day who writes for World Net Daily, but I think his alpha male blog is elsewhere. I’ve seen a few articles written by Stephen Baskerville, cross-posted at LifeSiteNews.com. “Divorced From Reality” is one that comes to mind. In the few pieces of his that I’ve read, I noticed that he didn’t seem to admit that sometimes the man actually is at fault.

    One of your (Tom’s) fellow posters at PJMedia is Dr. Helen Smith, who wrote a book titled “Men on Strike”. She deals with the issue in great depth. I found that her point of view is largely secular, and that informs her few suggestions to correct the problem. In her book, she readily admits that she is short on solutions. I think the intent of her book was to get the conversation started. Her book draws heavily from her PJ Media blog and the responses her posts receives.

    Since my point of view is informed by my Catholic faith, I would have liked the writers above to not just identify that there is a problem, but to also measure the current situation against an ideal. That is, there has been a breakdown of trust between man and women that has resulted in the breakdown of the family. The ideal would be the institution of the family, with self-giving on the part of both spouses. I admit that there is more reading I should do on this subject, particularly “Love and Responsibility” by St. John Paul II (before he became Pope). I understand that last source has a lot to say about the ideal.

    Finally, another book I recommend that is tangentially related is Mary Eberstadt’s “Adam and Eve After the Pill”. It looks, not so much at men’s issues only, but the effects of the sexual revolution as a whole.

    Hope this helps!

    Comment by GW — June 10, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

  5. Thanks for your comment, GW.

    There is a case to be made, which Baskerville makes, which is that even if it isn’t the man’s fault, he is the one who gets the shaft, denied more than perfunctory access to his kids (if at all), financially bankrupted by court-ordered alimony and child support, etc. — and presumptively shunned by family and friends regardless of the merits of the situation. IOW, even in situations not involving adultery or neglect by the male, no-fault divorce has really turned into “it’s his fault” divorce the vast majority of the time.

    I think his case, even if not airtight, is very strong.

    Comment by Tom — June 10, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

  6. dscott, there really is no limit to human depravity. I would not rule out the idea that the mother is faking the transgender tendencies of the kid and forcing transgenderism on her son to turn the father off, chase him away, and then say, “See, I told you he’s a pig!”

    Deliberately shutting a father out of a child’s life without cause is a form of child abuse.

    Comment by Tom — June 10, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

  7. Hey Tom,

    Thank you for your very quick response. I agree that men are not at all getting due process in Family Law. There is even a billboard here in South Florida that advertises divorce legal services for Men only. Even more – an Obama-supporting (twice!)- lady that I know did a study for her school on how unfairly men are treated, This was prompted by her husband’s lack of visitation rights to his child of a previous relationship.

    My criticism for Dr. Baskerville is that the few articles from him that I’ve read did not even allow for the possibility that the men could be at fault, which was the cause for my parents’ divorce. I am sure that Dr. Baskerville allows for that possibility in his other works, but omitting it in his shorter pieces presented a one-sidedness that leans to discredit his very valid and underrated points.

    I’d like to reiterate my recommendation for Dr. Helen Smith’s work on this subject. She has a lot of stuff posted at PJMedia and I’m sure she’d be willing to share a great deal of insight with you since you both contribute to PJM.

    Hope this helps!

    Comment by GW — June 10, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

  8. Thanks for your response. I tend to a agree that with your point about Baskerville. But I think his assertion that women are to blame far more than is commonly believed is correct. There’s also a chicken-and-egg argument in all of this that would take far too much time to try to articulate.

    Comment by Tom — June 10, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

  9. Hey Tom,
    I agree with all you said. Please keep up the good work! God bless!
    GW

    Comment by GW — June 10, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

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