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Around the Campfire.

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(The little girl in the picture isn’t me)

Laughter fills the air as the birds, squirrels, and maybe even a bear or two sleep. “Shhhh,” Mrs. B. puts her finger to her mouth and looks around at us conspiratorially.

Yes! It’s story time.

Sitting near the fire with a marshmallow jutting off the end of a long stick I can’t wait for it to brown just right so I can stick the oh so sweet gooey gob in my mouth.

A hush falls around the campfire with only the crackling of the fire as the flames lick the log in the middle of the circle of big rocks. All of us girls quietly eat our marshmallows.

In a hushed tone Mrs. B. begins to tell us how Jesus probably sat at a fire just like this one and talked to his disciples. Then she goes into a story that leaves…

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Paralysis – Frozen by Fear, Part 2

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ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

“Courage, Anxiety, and Despair: Watching the Battle” by James Sant (c. 1850), Author Christie’s Auction House (Lot No. 5563227)(PD-Art l Old-100)

As abuse victims mature, we develop emotionally and intellectually, in the process acquiring new coping skills.  However, situations which call up the past for us, can still trigger the freeze response.

We may not be aware why this feels like familiar ground; may not be able to identify the similarity to prior events.  Triggers can be as subtle as an aroma, or the play of light on the water at a certain time of day.

Subtlety does not though make triggers absurd.  We have simply lost their original meaning.  It is deeply buried in our past.

Dealing with the Freeze Response

There are strategies victims can use to deal with anxiety and the freeze response [1].  Here are a few suggestions:

1. Distraction

Overthinking any problem will only increase…

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Paralysis – Frozen by Fear, Part 1

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ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Tiny mouse frozen in fear, Author Madhur D’silva (PD)

Abuse victims can experience anxiety so severe we are literally paralyzed with fear.  Berating ourselves for lack of nerve, for cowardice, for weakness and – worse yet – a lack of faith does little or no good.

That the situations which cause us such extreme anxiety do not always, on their surface, appear threatening only makes matters worse.  We can add to our list of faults childishness and irrationality.

None of this criticism is justified.

Fight, Flight, or Freeze

Most of us are familiar with the “fight or flight” response.

The body responds to perceived danger by preparing either to fight or flee.  The nervous system releases adrenaline and norepinephrine, increasing brain activity, blood sugar level, heart output, and blood flow to the muscles.  This response is automatic.  It is not under our volition.

Science has learned that freezing behavior is…

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Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Support of Transgenderism and Sex-Change Surgery Is ‘Collaborating With Madness’

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Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Support of Transgenderism and Sex-Change Surgery Is ‘Collaborating With Madness’

Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman | June 2, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT

Dr. Paul R. McHugh

(Photo: The Witherspoon Institute.)

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, and former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital who has studied transgenderism and sex-reassignment surgery for 40 years, said the condition is a “mental illness” and to enable it is equal to “collaborating with madness.”

A transgender person is someone whose biological sex at birth is different than who they think they are sexually on the inside; for example, an anatomical male who believes he is a woman.

Sex-reassignment surgery is an operation where a person’s genitalia is changed from what it was biologically at birth; for example, a man’s penis and testes are removed and a faux-vagina is created by surgeons. The man may also receive breast implants and hormone treatments.

The gay-rights activist group Human Rights Campaign includes sexually reassigned people in its definition of transgender, as well as those who have not undergone the operation.  The HRC defines “gender identity” as “one’s internal concept of self as male, female, a blend of both, or neither,” regardless of one’s anatomy and chromosomal makeup – XX female, XY male.

(AP photo.) 

But as Dr. McHugh explains in the chapter “Surgical Sex” in his book The Mind Has Mountains: Reflections on Society and Psychiatry (Johns Hopkins University Press), transgender is a “mental illness,” and to surgically alter someone’s genitalia is to enable a disorder.

“I have witnessed a great deal of damage from sex reassignment,” states Dr. McHugh in his book. “The children transformed from their male constitution into female roles suffered prolonged distress and misery as they sensed their natural attitudes” as males develop.

“As for the adults who came to us [at Johns Hopkins Hospital] claiming to have discovered their ‘true’ sexual identity and to have heard about sex-change operations, we psychiatrists have been distracted from studying the causes and natures of their mental misdirections by preparing them for surgery and for a life in the other sex,” he said.

“We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it,” said Dr. McHugh.

Johns Hopkins used to provide sex-reassignment surgery in the early 1970s, but after Dr. McHugh – psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital 1975-2001 — and his colleagues studied the issue further, they concluded “that Hopkins was fundamentally cooperating with a mental illness.”

“We psychiatrists, I thought, would do better to concentrate on trying to fix their minds and not their genitalia,” he said.

Regarding the patients, nearly all men, who underwent the surgery and hormone treatments to change into women, it seemed illusory, said Dr. McHugh.

(AP photo.) 

“The post-surgical subjects struck me as caricatures of women,” he said. “They wore high heels, copious makeup, and flamboyant clothing … but their large hands, prominent Adam’s apples, and thick facial features were incongruous (and would become more so as they aged).”

Prior to surgery, these transgender men “spent an unusual amount of time thinking and talking about sex and their sexual experiences; their sexual hungers and adventures seemed to preoccupy them,” said Dr. McHugh.

Also, discussion of children or babies was of little interest to them, he said, and, thirdly, many of the transgender men “reported that they found women sexually attractive and that they saw themselves as ‘lesbians.’”

This form of “sexual misdirection” is termed “autogynephilia,” explained Dr. McHugh.

For the post-surgery transgender men, data collected by one of McHugh’s colleagues showed that most of the patients did not regret the genitalia change “[b]ut in every other respect, they were little changed in their psychological condition,” said Dr. McHugh. “They had the same problems with relationships, work, and emotions as before.”

(AP photo.) 

“We saw the results as demonstrating that just as these men enjoyed cross-dressing as women before the operation so they enjoyed cross-living after it,” he said. “But they were no better in their psychological integration or any easier to live with.”

Dr. McHugh and his Johns Hopkins colleagues found that there were essentially two types of men who were pushing for the “radical treatment” of sex-reassignment.

“One group consisted of conflicted and guilt-ridden homosexual men who saw a sex change as a way to resolve their conflicts over homosexuality by allowing them to behave sexually as females with men,” wrote Dr. McHugh.

“The other group, mostly older men,” said McHugh, “consisted of heterosexual (and some bisexual) males who found intense sexual arousal in cross-dressing as females.”

As those cross-dressing men got older, they became “eager to add more verisimilitude to their costumes and either sought or had suggested to them a surgical transformation that would include breast implants, penile amputation, and pelvic reconstruction to resemble a women,” reported McHugh.

“I concluded that to provide a surgical alteration to the body of these unfortunate people was to collaborate with a mental disorder rather than to treat it,” said Dr. McHugh in his book.

After the early major research was concluded, “we in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Department eventually concluded that human sexual identity is mostly built into our constitution by the genes we inherit and the embryogenesis we undergo,”said Dr. McHugh.

Former tennis professional and

transgender, Renee Richards. (AP)

“Quite clearly, then,” he said, “we psychiatrists should work to discourage those adults who seek surgical sex reassignment.” (Johns Hopkins eventually ceased its sex-reassignment service.)

“The ‘transgender’ activists (now often allied with gay liberation movements) still argue that their members are entitled to whatever surgery thy want, and they still claim that their sexual dysphoria represents a true conception of their sexual identity,” reported Dr. McHugh.

However, those activists have presented “little evidence” to refute the diagnosis that transgender is a mental illness, said the doctor.

“One might expect that those who claim that sexual identity has no biological or physical basis would bring forth more evidence to persuade others,” said Dr. McHugh. “But as I’ve learned, there is a deep prejudice in favor of the idea that nature is totally malleable.”

Dr. Victor Frankenstein thought that way.  We know how that story ended.

Dr. McHugh’s chapter, “Surgical Sex,” from his 2006 book, The Mind Has Mountains: Reflections on Society and Psychiatry, was first published in First Things magazine in 2004. 

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
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More Pedophiles arrested, Praise God.

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Pedogate Arrests: US Army General, Ohio Mayor & TV Actor Raped Children as Young as 3

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It is said that pedophiles include “pillars of the community” — government officials, judges, police, lawyers, doctors, teachers, priests, ministers and rabbis.

While some find that hard to believe, here are three recent cases proving the claim to be true.

(1) THE 2-STAR GENERAL

Army Times reports that on April 14, 2017, retired U.S. Army 2-star Maj. Gen. James Grazioplene was charged with 6 counts of rape of a minor on multiple occasions between 1983 and 1989.

Grazioplene, of Gainesville, Virginia, entered the Army in March 1972 as an armor officer. He was director of force development in the Pentagon’s Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment, before retiring in January 2005. As a retiree, Grazioplene is still subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The military offered no other details on the case, nor did they say why Grazioplene is only charged now, decades after the alleged rapes.

The criminal investigation remains open. If convicted, Grazioplene faces life imprisonment and the loss of his pension.

According to the Daily Mail, Grazioplene had also worked for Mission: Readiness, an organization of retired admirals and generals working with school children, and as VP of military contractor and notorious child sex-trafficker DynCorp International.

From #Pizzagate Wiki:

“DynCorp has routinely been connected to human trafficking activities, and more specifically child sex trafficking, in countries throughout the globe. Multiple instances of child and drug trafficking, and even the direct sale of child pornography in Bosnia and Colombia during the 1990s, earned them a reputation which led to a federal investigation from 2004 to 2005. They would also be directly responsible for the loss of at least $2 trillion USD in Department of Defense funds.

Despite active federal investigations into DynCorp and successful lawsuits against them no employee has ever been prosecuted in criminal court.”

When she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton hushed up DynCorp’s hiring of a 15-year-old bacha bazi boy prostitute to perform lap dances at a DynCorp party in Afghanistan.

(2) THE MAYOR

In April 2017Richard Keenan, 66, a Democrat and former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio (2010-2011), was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for raping a girl over a 3-year period, beginning when she was four.

Keenan had pleaded guilty to 8 counts of rape, 4 counts of attempted rape and 8 counts of gross sexual imposition, all involving the same child. A rape conviction carries a sentence of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to a plea agreement of life in prison with parole eligibility after 10 years.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that Keenan’s wife, Diana, heard about the sex assaults from the child. She then confronted her husband, who admitted, “I did it.”

Keenan also admitted his assaults in “group discussions” while he was in the ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital psychiatric ward, but blamed the victim for initiating the acts and called the girl a “willing participant.”

According to the UK Independent, Keenan had also worked for the Hubbard city council in the 1990s and was a probation officer. In 2010, he told The Vindicatorthat he had “dedicated [his] life to Jesus”.

(3) THE ACTOR

Radar Online reports, July 12, 2017, that Toby Willis, 47, the dad of TLC cable TV’s The Willis Family reality show, has been sentenced to two 25-year sentences and two 40-year sentences, after pleading guilty to four counts of child rape, including victim(s) as young as three. His sentences will run concurrently.

Willis, a father of 12, has been under investigation since 2016, when the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation suspected his involvement in the abuse of a young girl. Upon further investigation, three other sexual abuse cases were discovered. His victims were between ages 3 and 13 at the time of abuse.

A frightened Willis fled his home, yet was captured later that year in Kentucky, where he had hitchhiked in an attempt to escape the law. Willis’ TLC reality family show was cancelled in 2016, weeks before his arrest.

H/t Voat

Is it just me, or have there been more arrests of pedophiles, both small fishes and high-profile like the ones in this post, since Donald John Trump was inaugurated President?

Keep President Trump in your prayers!

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~Eowyn

Republished with permission Fellowship of the Minds

Middle-EarthProfessional author and Full Professor. A conservative in the tradition of the Founding Fathers. Hobby: troll hunting

90K Child Porn Ring Busted

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90K Child Porn Ring Busted

90K Child Porn Ring Busted

July 06, 2017

“Dark Web” child porn busted reveals a base of almost 90,000 users who swapped graphic images of children and arranged meetings to abuse them. The forum, known as ‘Elysium,’ had existed on the internet’s dark side since the end of 2016. This recent bust provides a startling view at this demonic plague designed to hurt children spiritually in a way that will block their God given identity and purpose. 

RT reports that the police in Frankfurt swooped on suspected pedophiles after busting a massive child pornography website on the ‘dark web’. The site had almost 90,000 users. Frankfurt public prosecutor’s and Germany’s BKA Federal Police said they arrested several people connected to the forum, including the sites suspected operator, a 39-year-old man living in Frankfurt.The unidentified man was arrested on June 12 when police raided his apartment seizing the server used to host the site. Elysium had more than 87,000 users worldwide who utilized the platform to disseminate horrifying pornographic images of children as well as arranging appointments to abuse children.

“Among the child pornographic images and video files exchanged by the members of the platform were recordings of the most serious sexual abuse of children, including toddlers and depictions of sexual violence against children,” prosecutors said in a statement, as cited by Reuters.

Authorities have not divulged how many suspects have been arrested. More details will be made available in a press conference Friday. This latest bust comes just two months after nearly 900 members of a global ‘dark web’ pedophile ring spanning Europe and the Americas were arrested following a two-year investigation by the FBI and Europol. The website’s founder was handed a 30-year jail sentence.

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90K Child Porn Ring Busted July 06, 2017 “Dark Web” child porn busted reveals a base of almost 90,000 users who swapped graphic images of children and arranged meetings to abuse them. The forum, known as ‘Elysium,’ had existed on the internet’s dark side since the end of 2016. This recent bust provides a startling view at this demonic plague designed to hurt children spiritually in a way that will block their God given identity and purpose.  RT reports that the police in Frankfurt swooped on suspected pedophiles after busting a massive child pornography website on the ‘dark web’. The site had almost 90,000 users. Frankfurt public prosecutor’s and Germany’s BKA Federal Police said they arrested several people connected to the forum, including the sites suspected operator, a 39-year-old man living in Frankfurt.The unidentified man was arrested on June 12 when police raided his apartment seizing the server used to host the site. Elysium had more than 87,000 users worldwide who utilized the platform to disseminate horrifying pornographic images of children as well as arranging appointments to abuse children. “Among the child pornographic images and video files exchanged by the members of the platform were recordings of the most serious sexual abuse of children, including toddlers and depictions of sexual violence against children,” prosecutors said in a statement, as cited by Reuters. Authorities have not divulged how many suspects have been arrested. More details will be made available in a press conference Friday. This latest bust comes just two months after nearly 900 members of a global ‘dark web’ pedophile ring spanning Europe and the Americas were arrested following a two-year investigation by the FBI and Europol. The website’s founder was handed a 30-year jail sentence. RT Copy / TRUNEWS contribution.