Sad to see the current Twitter war between CSA survivors and their supporters. Once united, there seems to be a lot of hurt, anger and opprobrium being slung around.
My view is this rift has been orchestrated to bring the key witnesses into disrepute, to shut up the most vocal amongst the campaigners and survivors and alienate witnesses. Divide and Conquer is an effective method to achieve this.
It started with poor Steve Messham, being paraded on TV, who didn’t name McAlpine, but was subsequently accused of doing so. Some of the other North Wales children’s home survivors were upset and angry, seeing Messham’s engagement with the media as a betrayal which undermined their own experiences.
I think Steve Messham was duped and used to facilitate the whole ‘McAlpine wasn’t actually named but we’ll pay up” BBC and ITV fiasco in order to take the heat off the reality that there has been a high profile paedophile ring in government and the establishment linked to Jimmy Savile, other high profile ‘celebrities ‘, the secret service and multiple children’s care homes.
The BBC is now under right wing government control as a result. Mr. Messham is suffering and ostracised from the other survivors and now the most vocal and brave amongst the abused are hitting out or being hit in a vicious and derogatory online war.
In recent months, new people have appeared to ‘join the fight’ online. This is where my personal suspicions lie as to the agendas and credibility of these ‘viragos’ which, I believe, have aided and abetted the rift.
I have two questions, without naming names, but those involved in the current fracas will understand:
As a child abuse survivor, why would you trust a hack from none other than The Daily Mail? A paper that has THE worst record of discrediting child abuse victims?
As a sexual abuse survivor, with plenty of experience of psychiatry, mental illness, PTSD and other life-long effects of abuse, why would you trust a “professional psychotherapist” who self describes as a MILF, posts erotic photographs of herself and consistently makes overt sexual comments and propositions to males on Twitter, not with a pseudonym, but under her real professional name?
That may only be the tip of the ice-berg, but that is my personal view. I certainly wouldn’t trust either of these two people, just on those points alone. I do not know them personally, but background and behaviour are enough to make me question their involvement.
That’s my tuppence-worth. I am not taking sides or joining in with the infighting. I would just ask all involved to step back for a moment, look at things objectively and ask the question: “Is this helping me or my cause?”
I, for one, don’t think it is. Please don’t let those shadowy forces undermine you. You have waited long enough for the truth to come out. You have waited long enough for justice. Don’t let them divide and conquer and, in the end, discredit you, the way they made Steve Messham a victim over and over again.