(Note: Again, this is an article that was written a while back, during the Internet exclusion. Its subject is the rape of several teenaged boys at Maine West High School and its implications for society as a whole. Please pass it over if this kind of subject might upset you.)
People who have read my work, or know me, will know that as a rule I do not have the nicest things to say about the established educational system, or those who are employed in it. Especially not those who make all of the decisions. But one thing that must be understood here is that when I read on the Huffington Post that several students had been sodomised at Maine West High School in what is being described as a “hazing” and a “years-long ritual”, I was utterly gobsmacked.
According to claims in a lawsuit, at least three boys, one of whom is said to be fourteen years old, were sexually assaulted during soccer practice in September. Now, I have spoken before of unconscionable behaviour towards students at school, both by other students and by teachers. But this is a case where we left simple bad behaviour behind a long time ago and crossed into the kind of behaviour that should get multiple people imprisoned.
The degree to which sexual assault is common in our world truly disturbs me. And although I do not have access to the statistics, I would be completely unsurprised to learn that the highest rates of sexual assault occur in the most religious parts of said world. It would be truly interesting to learn exactly how frequently women are sexually assaulted in theocratic societies, especially ones like Iran. You see, people who have read my writings and ramblings for long enough will know that I take a very dim view of people wanting us to compose or conduct ourselves in a childlike manner. And the denial of one’s sexuality, the denial that it even exists, is probably the most extreme example of that I can think of.
Relative to the rest of the First World, even the parts thereof where English is the official language, America has a deep, deep problem with anything relating to sex. The failure of health authorities to recognise that in the vast majority of cases, engaging in sex follows sexual maturity like decomposition follows death. The failure to understand that formulating public policy around this denial results in more unintended pregnancies. The failure to recognise that allowing the populace to produce children as if they are going out of fashion is going to have devastating consequences in years to come. On and on it goes. Pretty much all of the English-speaking nations have these problems to one degree or another, but since we are focused upon a story of multiple teenaged boys being unwillingly sodomised at school, let us focus on how these things relate to that.
For as long as there have been sexually-reproducing animals, there have been homosexuals. And although I lack the raw data to support this conclusion, it would not surprise me to learn that the incidence of homosexuality in a society increases with population density. That is, in a society where every person has an average of an acre to themselves, there will be relatively few homosexuals on a per capita basis. But in a society where one acre has tens of thousands of people on it, the number of homosexuals per capita will be considerably higher. This is not meant as a comment concerning homosexuality or homosexuals so much as it is a general observation designed to keep the audience abreast of the fact that homosexuality is never going to go away.
(By the way, please do not ask me about the “why” of this observation. It might be a completely natural phenonemon as I suspect, or it might be a complex series of colluding phenonemon with the result that the homosexual population has developed a natural instinct to avoid count-ry places (gee wonder why). Neither would surprise me.)
It is also a sad fact of life that for as long as there have been differentials in strength or size between Humans, there have been contests of force. Nature is a violent, angry thing, compelling individuals within to attempt to take by force what it cannot get by agreement. Food, land, services or labour, are all subject to this rule. Sex is both different and no different. I am not going to go into all of the psychologies of sex or how it is negotiated between Humans here. What I will tell you is that one explanation for this outrageous act that comes to mind is that the assaulters were taking by force from younger, smaller boys what they could not get by negotiation from similarly-aged young women. In fact, in the steam of reasoning by after-the-fact observation, that seems the most likely explanation on the “why the hell did you do that?” level.
The question that multiple people, including the parents of one of the assaulted boys, and these parents are now suing the school in an effort partly to get answers, are asking is this. Where in the hell were the people who are in positions of authority and thus obligated by the parameters of their job to stop this kind of behaviour? Because let me tell you something. As much as I get ticked off with my male parent for this and that, I can tell you that when he was coaching a junior baseball team, if large amounts of the (eventually) near-teen boys in the team singled one out and assaulted them in any kind of manner, you better believe he would have pulled them all apart and told them to knock it the fukk off. Not just because that was what an extracurricular sports coach was expected to do so in the Western Sydney of the 1980s, but it one of the many things that people of the place and time expected in return for thinking of one as a decent person.
As one parent involved in the lawsuit puts it so well, when one sends their children to a school, regardless of its status or how its services are paid for, they expect certain things. They expect their children to be safe. Maybe not from every sort of aggressive behaviour from other children, but as a man who has been an uncle for a couple of years come December, I think I would be pretty preturbed to say the least if one of my sister’s children came home from school complaining that they had been sodomised by other children in the school, and in full view of staff at that.
I will not bother going into detail about the ins and outs of sodomy or how, when consensual, it can be pleasant. The key word in that statement is consensual. Without that, sodomy can be brutal and painful for time well beyond the infliction. Although there are nerves in the rectal area that confer pleasant sensations with the insertion or expulsion of various kinds of matter, these nerves are like all nerves.
In order to make one understand what I mean without getting too vulgar, I will tell you a little story about events that eventually led to my retreat from Melbourne. If you look up the medical condition known as priapism, then you know that being afflicted with it entails levels of intense pain that it takes quite an effort to make someone like me wish upon you. Treating it, although necessary if one wants to have a chance to retain that part and keep it functional, is only fractionally less painful than the affliction. The treatment essentially entails the insertion of needles into the shaft of the afflicted part (more accurately, into veins in the shaft), and the injection of anti-inflammatories. Sounds fun, right?
Well, having a large, unyielding thing pushed into one’s anal passage without regard to consent or reaction is probably even more painful than priapism. And I will repeat this for emphasis. The second bout of priapism I had went on for so long in spite of alerting medical professionals early that pressure within my bladder (you cannot urinate with an erect penis) and my anus, on top of the pain already entailed by having no regulation of blood flow into the penis, made me willing to do anything to make it stop. Including moving to a less evolved part of Queensland. So when I say that these teenage boys must have gone to worlds unknown within their heads during the attacks, understand my full meaning.
Unfortunately, I have no idea whether to be surprised by this news or not. On the one hand, stories in the media about autistic children being subjected to cruel, unusual, or extraordinary behaviour from teachers occur in the autism grapevine with upsetting regularity. Does a teacher standing by (or worse still, offering encouragement) when one group of students is holding another down and sexually assaulting them surprise me? No. Does the idea that a group of adolescents would do such a thing to another group of adolescents surprise me? Yes, and no. Maybe my heightened sense of personal space dictates this, but if I were the biggest boy on the block and saw a group of my peers starting to do such things, I would be throwing my weight around to make them stop. But this also prompts a thought about normies and why they subject peoples of other designs to such abominable behaviour.
You see, to normies, similarity does not remove the psychological “justification” to commit abuse. It just necessitates further and greater amounts of this “justification”. A good example of this is the manner in which Holocaust Deniers try to proclaim that the extreme measures taken against the Jews during the Nazi regime were somehow justified by the relatively passive protest behaviours of Jews in Germany. Retroactive as this is, it is a good example of how certain kinds of people are very selective with their memory where justifying their own behaviour is concerned. Although documented examples of the Jews acting against the Nazis exist, prior to the war they mainly consisted of boycotts of goods and services or similar passive-aggressive acts. Hardly justification for herding millions of individuals, many of them children, into camps that were designed to kill them like flies.
Right now, at least one of the individuals who assaulted these teenaged boys will be constructing a defense of this type. Hell, rapists of all stripes do it every day. I did nothing wrong, the person I left excreting blood for hours is at fault, and the like. This is because whilst making mistakes is part of Human nature, it takes a lot of strength to admit to yourself that you have done wrong. The amount of strength such admissions take is also commensurate with the level of wrong.
Do I have anything to take away from these reports? Not really. Right now, I just hope like hell that this incident is an isolated one, an aberration. But something about the nature of individuals and the species we are a part of leads me to believe that it may be just the tip of an iceberg. But then, in a sad and repulsive way, reading about incidents such as this also makes me feel vindicated. Throughout my boyhood, whenever I tried to make clear the extent of my distress or anguish at school, I was told things along the lines of making it up, how it was all my fault, and so forth. Now it turns out, once again, that I am right. There is something seriously wrong with the education system in our world, and all of the argument in the world about what is being taught is not going to help that.
Because as permanently scarred in an invisible sense as I am from my days as a schoolboy, my immediate reaction to what I read took place at Maine West High School was one of “I do not remember school being quite that bad”.
And for any school existing in the world of today, that is the ultimate whammy.