I have just written and deleted a whole blog post. It was about a well known BBC TV presenter who is thankfully now dead. It turns out that this bloke, a knight of the realm (I don't want his name on my blog) was, it has been said by the police, one of the most prolific paedophiles ever. The numbers of kids he abused runs into the hundreds so far, and that could be just the tip of the iceberg. He was also allegedly involved in other disgusting practices.
And do you know what? Many, many people he worked with at the BBC knew of his sordid predilection, and did nothing. The excuses they are coming out with are ridiculous. I won't go into them, you can read about it all over the place at the moment. But basically what it boils down to, is that they didn't want to rock the BBC's boat. In effect, and this is just my opinion, those people were condoning child abuse.
Not only that but it turns out, and this is unbelievable but true, that the police were also aware of this disgusting pervert, having had numerous complaints. But chose to do nothing. Again not wanting to rock the boat, because of the negative effect it would have on the slimy maggot's charitable fundraising. Fundraising which was mainly a front for his paedophilia.
It is all coming out now. The police are making inquiries into other alleged perverts. It seems that other well known 'celebrities' are involved. A lot of people will be shaking in their boots. Good. They will get some idea of the fear an abused child has to endure.
There are some things in the book I recently finished writing that deals with abuse I went through as a child, and this case has given me pause for thought. Some of you may have guessed that I am struggling in my mind about publishing.
My latest thinking is: Suppose people think I am jumping on the bandwagon that this case has already started. What I mean is: Child abuse is in the headlines again. There will be books and articles coming out of the woodwork. Not that it will make any difference. Nothing will change. I don't want to be part of all that. Even in my own self published little way.
Maybe I am using this as an excuse not to publish? I honestly don't know what I feel. It changes from one day to the next.
I know what doesn't change though. The way society deals with the subject.