Re: Spokesperson for the Home Office 'disappointed'
> Someone who has fantasies about abusing kids ...
Where does it say that ? That's just "thinks about kids, has to be a paedo" thinking.
I'd suggest that the number of normal healthy males who don't think about the visual delights of the female form is quite small - a very small majority if people were honest. Given that it's normal, genetically built in, for a human male to enjoy the sight of a naked human female (and if it weren't we'd not have got to where we are) - is it that much of a leap to suggest that a fair few would also enjoy the sight of a younger model ? How young ?
Well bear in mind that in Roman times a "girl" not married and probably with (or on way to having) kids by around 13 years old would be considered an old maid. The genetics havn't changed much, just "moral standards".
So "fantasies about kids" could be nothing more than wondering if the 16 year old ones are as beautiful as the 18+ ones in the mags. It could be more, it could be much more, but the information available to us doesn't given enough to say.
But on the evidence you don't have, you are prepared to say he cannot possibly be allowed anyway near kids.
I'd even go out on a limb and suggest that if anyone who had ever "fantasised about kids" in any way could not have any job that involved contact with kids ... then we'd have some severe manpower shortages in a lot of professions.
Your overly prudish attitude is part of the problem we have today. Thanks to idiots like you, a whole generation of children is growing up without the benefits of a rounded education we got. Many people are scared of volunteering for (eg) various out of school clubs either because of the cost of overly broad checks done through a crippled by design system, or through fear that some parent might say that they "looked at little Jonny or Jemima" in the wrong way and the local lynching mob will be round with pitchforks and a rope.
Aside from that, the system of engineered fear means that many (most) children these days don't get allowed to go off and experience being children. The problem isn't any worse than it ever was - when I was a youngster there were always the "men you stay away from", but our parents didn't react by preventing us growing up properly.
We went off, on our own, sometimes we'd get hurt (at least one school friend managed to kill himself with a motorbike) - but we learned from those experiences.
As an aside, but related. When I was at school it was the norm for most of us to walk to school - or use the bus. Going by car wasn't normally an option.
The roads near home are jammed solid at school start and finishing times - mostly with parents who probably justify driving their children to school as "all that traffic makes it dangerous to walk". Now, I wonder if any of them stop to think that they are part of the traffic.