Ben Swann Learned His Lesson, Have You?

by William Skink

Today Ben Swann’s social media presence went dark. Those who followed the fallout of Swann’s brazen choice to report on Pizzagate knew this was coming from semi-cryptic messages Swann himself put out after a week suspension.

Ben Swann probably realizes he’s got a big bullseye on his back now. Pedo-networks are real, powerful people are implicated, and they don’t fuck around.

The Catholic church, Hollywood, CIA, Saudi Arabia–these are just some of the high and mighty entities suspected of being involved in human trafficking, sometimes profiting, sometimes partaking.

Why aren’t more people outraged over sexually exploited children? Maybe it’s just too horrible to acknowledge. Despite scandal after scandal after scandal, the stories just come and go. Poof!

I get it, it is horrible to imagine. If you have kids, it’s unfathomable. How could anyone abuse a child like that? It’s enough to make one hope hell exists so these monsters can burn there forever.

If you see Pizzagate and think fake news, there’s a pretty good chance you haven’t looked at the circumstantial evidence.

Don’t look. It’s easier that way. There is so much outrage already, I’m afraid delving into this particular gutter could induce a stroke.

So just forget it. Go save the refugees or the fetuses or, even better, read up on the disastrous cuts CASA is facing here in Montana, because budget shortfalls are a great reason to punish abused children by slashing funding for advocates to help them through the criminal justice meat grinder.

About Travis Mateer

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6 Responses to Ben Swann Learned His Lesson, Have You?

  1. JC says:

    Big story out of LA today:

    474 Arrested, 28 Sexually Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation: LASD

    Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens of sexually exploited children and adult victims were rescued across California during a statewide operation to combat human trafficking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday…

    “You are worthy of more. And we will work tirelessly with our partners … to provide you services and help you rebuild your life,” Sheriff Jim McDonnell said, addressing the victims during a news conference on Tuesday…

    “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild focused on rescuing victims of sexual slavery and human trafficking, providing victims with much-needed services, identifying and arresting their captors, seeking successful prosecutions, and disrupting the demand for vulnerable victims by targeting their customers.”

    But yeah, the deniers will continue to deny…

    • um, this part of that story feels like it needs a follow up:

      The minors who were recovered during the operation were being cared for by various children and family services agencies across the state, according to sheriff’s officials. The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and the Saving Innocence organization were coordinating efforts to help victims in L.A. County.

      especially considering this:

      In 1974 Walter Mondale promoted the Child Abuse and Prevention Act which began feeding massive amounts of federal funding to states to set up programs to combat child abuse and neglect. From that came Child “Protective” Services, as we know it today. After the bill passed, Mondale himself expressed concerns that it could be misused. He worried that it could lead states to create a “business” in dealing with children.

      Then in 1997 President Clinton passed the “Adoption and Safe Families Act.” The public relations campaign promoted it as a way to help abused and neglected children who languished in foster care for years, often being shuffled among dozens of foster homes, never having a real home and family. In a press release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services dated November 24, 1999, it refers to “President Clinton’s initiative to double by 2002 the number of children in foster care who are adopted or otherwise permanently placed.”

      Government incentivized child trafficking?

  2. You guys need to read up in spook markers. The story is loaded with them.

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