Is Jeffrey Epstein A Criminal Or Simply A Lagging Indicator Of Societal Change That Is Already Upon Us

We know that Mr. Epstein broke the law, but he didn’t do anything worse than the people who parade their own kids in drag or who foist on them sex change operations

Mr. Epstein in a mug shot from 2006
Copyright: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department [Public domain]

Laws, by design, change slowly, but they do change. They change in response to changes in society and that can be a good thing if society is moving in the right direction, or a bad thing if it is moving in the wrong one. Ideally, laws and their application should have a sort of a damping effect on change, a drag of sorts, weeding momentary and fleeting fads from more fundamental and substantive changes. That is why we have a triple distillation process for every new law, which must pass both chambers of Congress and merit the president’s signature. This is also why courts tend to respect precedent in applying and interpreting the laws that are already on the books. That is the ideal, anyway.

With all that being said, drag or no drag, the legislative machinery cannot and should not resist for too long changes that take real hold in society. Slavery, segregation, criminalization of adultery, were all law at one time and now they are not. Modes of human behavior that for centuries were thought to be self-evident and sacrosanct in their righteousness became odious and illegal over relatively short periods of time and those that were thought to have been far beyond the pale had become the accepted norm. In recent decades in America there has been a tendency to circumvent the intentionally ponderous lawmaking process designed by the Founders by placing on the federal judiciary and in the Supreme Court activist judges who legislate from the bench, primarily by broadening beyond measure the protections provided by the Constitution and by giving the imprimatur of constitutionality to the delegation by Congress of much of its lawmaking mandate to unaccountable federal bureaucracies.

When it comes to the notorious Jeffery Epstein, we have a case in point. In America as in other Western countries, there has been a complete letting go of sexual morals. First through no-fault divorce all negative consequences of adultery were removed. Cheap and ubiquitous birth control and on-demand abortion removed the price tag on sexual promiscuity. Next came the mainstreaming of homosexuality and transgenderism and now that last bastion of sexual morality, the status of children as essentially innocent, asexual beings who deserve protection from the onslaught of commercialized out of control sexuality has also fallen. Children today are intentionally exposed to sexuality and specifically to its most abhorrent and depraved forms starting in kindergarten and throughout the entirety of their education. Innocence is no more, even for those of our species who have just learned to walk.

The sexual exploitation of children for commercial gain of their adult guardians is now also part of the mainstream. Kids are dressed in drag and chemically castrated to please their parents or guardians and in many cases to make them money. Teen Vogue, a mainstream publication whose audience are prepubescent and barely pubescent girls is at the forefront of this trend, recently editorializing that sex work is work like any other. Considering their readership, this can only be interpreted as a call for teenage girls to sleep with older men for money, or in other words, engage in underage prostitution.

Jeffery Epstein the billionaire financier has just been charged again with trafficking underage girls for sex. Formally, of course, he broke the law and likely several of them. But that is just because these laws, laws that are designed to protect innocent children from exploitation have not yet changed. Oh, but they will. They have to. Our society today openly condones and in fact encourages the sexual trafficking of minors for profit or to enable virtue signaling by their “woke” parents. There is simply no way that what is widely accepted in society as avanguard, progressive, and overwhelmingly positive will be prohibited by law for much longer. In fact, the same Jeffrey Epstein was already charged with the same crimes a decade ago and let slide with a slap on the wrist, supposedly because he ratted out some corrupt bankers at Bear Stearns. Assuming that is true, think for a moment what it tells us about our prosecutors. It tells us that the prosecution of white collar financial crime is, to them, much more politically rewarding than punishing the sexual exploitation of minor children.

They must know their public that is to say us, well, these career prosecutors. They know which side of their daily bread is buttered and it ain’t the side of the children. Nobody cares if child traffickers are punished anymore, but snagging some mid-level investment bankers, well, that’s what I’m talking about here. That’s what it’s all about. That is what will surely make the next season of “Billions”.

In many advanced societies, notably in Asia, the idea that rich and powerful men can access children for their sexual pleasure is as old as time itself. In the twin pillars of the Western civilization, in Ancient Greece and Rome, things were no different. It was only when that third pillar of Judeo-Christian morality was added that a wall of protection was erected around children and women. Yes, yes, I know, I can hear the screams about pedophile priests and rabbis, but there is a big difference between a leaky dam and and no dam at all. We do not disband police departments because a few of their members are corrupt and we certainly don’t give up on the idea of law enforcement in its entirety. And yet, this is precisely what we have done with our sexual morals. To hell with it we said, who needs them anyway. Well, then, don’t blame Mr. Epstein for playing by the new rules, he is only holding a mirror to our own smug, ugly faces.

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1 comment

William Westrup April 7, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Are you brain dead? None of the behavior you referenced is acceptable! When did ruining kids live become acceptable?


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