If you grew up in the 1970’s, you probably witnessed glowing coverage of the deceptive Kinsey Report, which defined deviancy down. Alfred Kinsey was a prolific child molester, on a truly colossal scale. His sensationalist reports claimed that much of the population engaged in risky, bizarre sexual behavior — and even child sex. That helped normalize this behavior in some people’s eyes. But in fact, Kinsey’s claims were gross exaggerations, as subsequent research has found. PBS makes that deception seem somehow acceptable when it writes:
Kinsey’s published data showed that Americans were engaging in sexual behaviors more frequently and with more variety than conventional morality suggested. Though later research would correct some of the findings to a degree, the Reports were compared to “an atomic bomb” in their impact on American society.
But it was much worse than that, as a CNS News article observes. It made things like sexual abuse of children seem more acceptable:
What’s wrong with child molestation? The question needs to be asked because the tolerant ones in higher education seem to like it, otherwise they wouldn’t be defending the architect of the sexual revolution—and known pervert—Alfred Kinsey.
Last week Indiana University, home to The Kinsey Institute, honored the zoologist turned sexpert by erecting a large bronze sculpture of him on the Bloomington campus, marking the 75th anniversary of the institute. As will be made clear, the man was a sado-masochistic, child-abusing, voyeuristic pervert who had sex with men and beasts.
Kinsey became quite a star after World War II when he published two tomes on the sexual practices of men and women. According to Dr. Judith Reisman, who wrote prolifically about Kinsey, in the course of his research he sexually abused over 300 children. Kinsey biographer James H. Jones, who received high marks from Kinsey’s followers, admitted that children were masturbated and penetrated by at least one pedophile.
One of Kinsey’s informants, “Mr. X,” kept a record of his sexual achievements. When he wasn’t busy sexually abusing children (600 boys and 200 girls), he managed to find the time to have intercourse with 17 blood relatives, including his own grandmother.
It is amazing that wokesters at Indiana University are honoring Kinsey, a prolific child molester, with a statue, even as woke activists remove statues of Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Ulysses Grant for not being woke enough.
BLM protesters tore down the statue of Ulysses S. Grant in San Francisco on Juneteenth. Grant is the general who did the most to defeat the Confederacy in the Civil War. Later, as president of the United States, he appointed black people and Native Americans to office and tried to protect blacks against racist violence in the South, even though keeping federal troops in the South to protect blacks was costly and unpopular in the North. Grant’s contributions to black freedom were so great that he was celebrated by the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. “To him, more than to any other man, the Negro owes his enfranchisement,” Douglass said. Douglass eulogized Grant as “a man too broad for prejudice, too humane to despise the humblest, too great to be small at any point. In him the Negro found a protector, the Indian a friend, a vanquished foe a brother, an imperiled nation a savior.”
The reason for tearing down his statue was that he once briefly owned a slave that he had been given. But he voluntarily freed that slave in 1859, before the Civil War, and long before slavery was abolished.
Grant’s statue was not alone in being torn down. As Newsweek notes, “The statues of St. Junipero Serra, the first saint of the Roman Catholic Church to be canonized in the U.S., and Francis Scott Key, the author of the lyrics to ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ were also torn down at the park on the same day.”
Police in that progressive city allowed it to happen: “Nearly 400 protesters were reported at the scene around 8:30 p.m. local time, according to police, who did not engage with the demonstrators. No arrests were made, NBC Bay Area reported.”
Authorities in Boston removed a statute of Abraham Lincoln in 2020. San Francisco decided to rename a school because it claimed that Lincoln failed to demonstrate that “black lives mattered to him,” before later rescinding the decision due to public outcry.
Earlier, a George Washington statue in liberal Portland was toppled, and covered with a burning U.S. flag. George Washington held slaves, but freed them in his will. Authorities in Portland have not reinstalled the statute, saying it caused “harm” to those offended by it.
[Lenin’s 1918] Resolution on Red Terror provided for the “safeguarding of the Soviet Republic from class enemies by means of isolating them in concentration camps.” The idea was to separate, suppress, or destroy “categories of individuals” — priests, landowners, and other “enemies of the Revolution” — and to begin creating a pool of slave labor. Construction began in 1919. By the end of 1920, Soviet Russia had eighty-four camps, with around fifty thousand prisoners; within three years, the number of camps had quadrupled.”
Yet Black Lives Matter protesters are busy defacing or toppling statues of people who made America a more just and equal place. One example is Revolutionary war hero Tadeusz Kościuszko. His will dedicated his property to finance the emancipation or education of black people. Yet his statue was spat and urinated on and spray-painted with the words “F*ck You” and “BLM.”
Protesters also vandalized a statute of Quaker abolitionist John Greenleaf, defaced the statute of abolitionist Matthias Baldwin with the words “colonizer” and “murderer,” and spray-painted profanity and “BLM” on the statue of Union Admiral David Farragut, who helped defeat the South in the Civil War. Protesters also vandalized Jewish schools and synagogues.