Earlier today, I was reading an article that disgusted the hell out of me.
A few days back (or was this yesterday? Sorry not sure), an Australian named Marcus Hodge, who works at the World Health Organization office in the Philippines was caught, red-handed, doing a lewd act to a minor inside his car. Apparently, being a pedophile, according to reports, has become a daily habit for him. While the WHO, Australian Embassy and the local Foreign Affairs Department have confirmed the arrest, they are sticking by the “presumed innocent until proven guilty” right – which is good, really, since no charges have been made.
But while these 3 groups are crossing their fingers that Hodge will be cleared, my sentiments are veered towards the crime itself, in general. On a personal level, I am wondering what has gone in the proven pedophiles’ heads…
Why do they do it?
For the foreigners, why do it in a foreign country?
Don’t they have respect for others and themselves?
Weren’t these people aware of what they were doing?
They were children as well, didn’t they think of the fact that this could have happened to them?
They may have kids of their own, or care for kids of others, so why abuse random children?
A disease? An addiction? But it’s a pre-meditated act.
What do they get from it? Thrill?
Don’t they value their reputation?
What would their loved ones say when they find out?
Aren’t they destroying lives, including theirs?
Don’t get me wrong, I loathe the pimps, they have no right to see daylight ever again – I agree… But look at it this way: child prostitution is present in society because there is a market for it. The pedophiles are the ones who seal the deal, the ones present during the last mile. How could their conscience, and their guts, tolerate it? It’s bad, disgusting, sick, inhumane, etc.
Try this: Imagine yourself as a pedophile… about to do the act.
You can’t, right?
I rest my case.