Friday, 31 May 2013


17TH JULY 2014 - The UK Government has used the public's loathing of child abusers to shoehorn in, literally overnight, a new 1984 Total Surveillance law - DRIP - which requires all telephone and internet providers to retain all records of all telecoms and internet use on all citizens, in perpetuity. And, of course, to give total access to government agencies. This contrasts with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's and EU demands that the US (and the UK) stop meta-data and personal e-spying on family, friends and foes alike.

Conservative PM, David Cameron, insists that he and DRIP are keeping us all safe in beds - safe from Terrorists and Sex Abusers; and that "IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, then you have nothing to fear" - the assurance offered by all mad dictators and secret police. This coincides with a new inquiry into sex abuse by senior UK political figures - allegedly including top Tory figures - who among other unpleasant habits beat and sodomised little boys trapped in government "Care Homes", from about 1950 to date; probably all Friends of Jimmy Savile.

To demonstrate the urgent need for DRIP, UK police have, on the same day the snooping law was passed, arrested 660 UK pedophiles who have been accessing and swapping vile images of abused children. Only 39 of those arrested were previously on the Sex Offenders register. A police investigator for OPERATION NOTARISE said there are 50,000 Brits who use such illegal criminal pornography. An academic expert from UCL, on BBC Newsnight 16th July, claimed that 1 in 6 UK children are sexually abused; which is so unlikely that he ought to check his data and insane calculations.

FUTURIST VIEW - So, what are the consequences? Government will know what all citizens are doing on-line and no records will be deleted. Any attempt to block surveillance and keep business confidential will be an immediate target for zealous snoopers. This will accelerate the growth of the unhackable (so far) INTERNET 2 called MESHNET and other wireless networks. It will also enable TAX COLLECTORS to gather cast iron evidence of tax and money frauds going back decades, which will cause a run on the world's 74 tax-havens. On-shoring will greatly accelerate from now - in 2014. For child-abusers, terrorists and tax-evaders there is nowhere safe to hide.


Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities - and other government officials, have leapt onto the "evil internet" platform constructed this week by the hysterical UK media, reporting on the life-sentence given to a paedophile, a crazed, depraved and vicious child killer. The child was a five years old little girl. 

This "government control of the internet" Big-Brother lobby whips up popular hysteria whenever there is an alleged "terrorist attack" - such as the off-duty soldier hacked to death in London last week by a couple of meandering lunatics - or any feverishly florid news about the imagined, allegedly millions of British paedophiles stalking vulnerable victims via the Internet. 

This determined, persistent lobby group want to record ALL telephone and Internet traffic for years and make it available to all government officers. This month they looked for support from the major ISPs - Google, Microsoft etc but were today rebuffed by the industry, who said in effect, "The UK would be the only nation in the world to have such restrictive, draconian surveillance of all citizens. Subsequent, extreme governments could abuse such data."

Master civil servant, Cardinal Richelieu, 1585-1642, said, to paraphrase "Have an innocent man write six sentences, and I'll find enough in them to hang him." Theresa May would have us all believe that 90% of UK men are plotting sex or terrorist attacks and they can all be stopped by snoopers recording and reading everyone's telecommunications (and what about the old mail service, Mrs May?). This is a hugely disproportionate response to "new" technology. She would certainly find enough to hang us all.


Where do we start sanely analyzing the real data to counter the Harlem Witch Trial or medieval Witch Finder General hunt by the UK's politicians, intent on stopping all unauthorized communications and web-searches? "Please Mrs May, could I send an email or text to my sister?" 

Above - today's statistics from the BBC show globally we send 124.5 billion emails a day - any one of these could be from/to a UK citizen. The average UK cellphone sends 25 texts a day - about 1 billion UK texts. 33 million UK citizens use the Internet every day - I wonder what sites they visit? Of those with private Internet access, 100% of men aged 16 to 80 and 42% of women aged 16 to 46 have looked at porn sites. Despite powerful social and religious taboos, we are sexually curious beings. 

From 2006 to 2012, UK Internet access  has doubled. A 2004 survey by Prof. B Kahr, Tavistock Institute, London, confirmed by Time Magazine, extrapolated that 9 million UK men and 1.4 million UK women downloaded porn that year. With double the Internet numbers, by 2012, the voyeurs will also have doubled. 94% of  Internet content is NOT porn - but 6%  might be classified as porn. 

And - if The Witch Finder General is right in blaming the internet for increasing crime, the numbers of sex and terrorist crimes will have at least doubled. Will they not?

But no! "Intimate violent crime" which includes rape and sexual abuse of children has at worst stayed flat since 2000 and some categories have fallen significantly. Violent attacks on adults, terrorist or otherwise, have reduced. The Internet has not caused a wave, a tsunami of  sexual or "radicalized - religious" crimes.

The major cardinal sin about which most hysteria is deliberately whipped up by the UK Curb-the-Net fanatics is child sex abuse - paedophilia - or in incorrect American spelling, pedophilia. Over the decades and centuries, abuse of children has fallen dramatically, and sexual abuse of children has also greatly diminished. Most such abuse is still by parents and close relatives - appalling bullying and incest in the time honoured way, in closed nuclear families and orphanages, without any stimulus needed from the Internet. The largest recent UK pedophile attacks were by a wave of vicious male bullies in the 1970's with access to government  run orphanages and "care" homes in North Wales. Numbers of top people were implicated as beating and sodomizing helpless boys over several years; to date, in 40 years, the criminals and suspects names have not been revealed. The North Wales sex gangs operated long before the Internet existed. From 2003 to last year a gang in Oxford UK groomed and terrified children as sexual victims, selling them to groups of old men to be raped, drugged and bullied; the Internet played no part - the gangs revolved around Children's Homes and late night fast food shops. Police and Social workers ignored the children's anguished cries for help for 4 or 5 years. It seems that government "carers" are a far greater threat than is the Internet.

There might even be a valid psychological argument for "better out than in" - the psychotherapy concept that finding safe release for violent fantasies reduces "acting out" - turning fantasy into horrible actual reality. Internet porn might be a safety release valve for some otherwise dangerous people. It is statistically not a crime trigger for the vast majority.

There are 50 child murders in the UK each year. Some of these are sexually motivated. There are thousands of "Intimate" sexual crimes against children - ranging from "flashing" to groping to penetration. Such awful, bullying crimes long predate the invention of telephones, telecoms, Internet and mobile phones. Victorian brothels were crammed with kids and pedophiles - exercising Good Sound Victorian Values. Caligula filled his large bath with naked children. The Duke of Wharton in 1719 hosted orgies for friends at the Hellfire Club - the top attraction being young virgins. Today, child sex crimes and murders are mostly "in the family" and at government, school, music or religious institutions. The arch British BBC paedophile, Jimmy Savile, now with hundreds of identified victims, started his perversions well before the Internet, desktop PCs or mobile phones - relying on government institutions, hospitals and BBC studios to supply his victims. 

I agree that depictions of extreme violence, sexual, terrorist or otherwise, ought to be edited out of the Internet and all media. A sensible 50 year old woman last week told me that the images from a TV documentary about primitive societies casting out demons from young children, would not leave her and gave her sleepless nights. Horror informs and reforms us despite our best intellectual barriers - it gets in. But, maybe, having seen the children being tortured (by parents)  she will take action to help stop the abuse. 

My message - after studying relevant statistics since 2005 - is that government must avoid knee-jerk reactions; should not believe street gossip and everything they read in the papers; and must respond proportionately. Recording and analyzing billions upon billions of messages is utter insanity - and will lead to thousands of Cardinal Richelieu wrongful arrests, witch-hunts - and endless media hysterics. Eleven children are killed by strangers each year in the UK - perhaps half the killers used Internet child-porn, which stimulated their odious crimes - but there is no scientific proof or even studies to support that view. 


Blaming the internet is like blaming the road network for enabling bank robberies. IF, eleven horrible, evil murderers do access child-porn on the net - they represent 0.0006%, one in every million, of male internet users; who would almost certainly find such images without the Internet - as such insane people have for thousands of years.

Eleven child murders a year are eleven too many. Several hundred thousand intrusive gropes and rapes are a plague of bullying sex-pests who should be prosecuted for assault. But, we kept society reasonably safe before the days of electricity - we can do so now without blanket Big-Brother surveillance of the daily communications of the 99.9994% of non-criminal Internet users.   

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