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Once More Proving Why the Ivy League Elite Are Our Moral Superiors

Posted on | September 13, 2012 | 14 Comments

As a synonym for “moral superiority,” substitute nude young boys:

Dr. Richard J. Keller, 56, of Andover, was arrested and charged today with receipt of child pornography.
Prosecutors said Keller bought or ordered more than 50 DVDs of child pornography online. An ongoing search of his home in Andover has turned up more than 500 high-gloss photographs and between 60 and 100 DVDs of child pornography, authorities said.
Keller is a pediatric endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and a pediatrics instructor at Harvard Medical School, according to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office. He was also medical director at Phillips Academy for 19 years before he stepped down last year. . . .
[T]he case began with an investigation two years ago of an unidentified overseas movie production company that offered streaming video and DVDs of films featuring nude young boys engaged in food fights, showering, wrestling in bed and playing Twister. . . .

Because the Harvard instructor’s position at an elite prep school gave him access to, well, nude young boys, Dan Riehl at Riehl World News is concerned: “I hope we don’t start hearing about a long list of actual incidents involving minors.” More at the Boston Globe and CBS Boston.

Such cases confront us with a chicken-or-the-egg question:  Which comes first, the decadence or the elitism? Aren’t we justified in suspecting that a contempt for ordinary people is somehow related to a contempt for ordinary morality?

Recall the case of Columbia University Professor (and Palin-hating HuffPo blogger) David Epstein, who was convicted  last year of “consensual incest” with his own daughter.

Professor Epstein’s conviction was never reported by the major media, and we saw no intellectual pundits proclaiming that his perversion was an institutional scandal reflecting badly on the university that employed him. No — such lectures are reserved exclusively for scandals involving Catholic priests or Republican politicians, never Ivy League professors or other such elites whose superiority fits liberal conceptions of merit.

Roman Polanski and Woody Allen are revered film directors — how dare you lowbrow slobs pass judgment on them!

Just as none of the sins of show-biz icons can be interpreted as evidence of that Hollywood has embraced decadent values, no crime committed by anyone at Harvard or Columbia can be adduced as a general indictment of the Ivy League’s into degeneracy, a trend that Bill Buckley first described more than 60 years ago in God and Man at Yale.

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  • jlwellfonder

    Sick bastard….

  • justaconservativegirl

    A hollywood director recently made a comment that people involved with incest should be allowed to marry as long as they don’t want children. Yep, they are that crazy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nihimon Matt Knowles

    Given that Stacy is a very intelligent, thoughtful, and savvy journalist with a lot of experience in crafting links so as to encourage us to click them, I wonder if anyone else feels uncomfortable clicking a link titled “nude young boys”.

  • http://twitter.com/ThatChristyChic Christy Waters

    But I thought pedophilia was just another “sexual preference”. If the perverse progressive thought process takes hold, we’re all screwed.

  • Struan

    I’m going with elitism birthing the decadence. Elitism requires a protracted, protected and hermetically insulated environment (bureaustocracies, tenured academia, Hollywood monetary hierarchy, i.e.) to fully metastasize. Once elitism weaves it’s narrow web, decadence in the group dynamic becomes unrecognized as such. Depravity (in various & sundry forms) becomes a common currency. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Any comment from Gawker? He was probably born that way.

    I know a lot of parents who would be making him eat the end of a shotgun if he ever molested their kids. I guess they are just born that way. It makes a hell of a defense.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Jetty

    Pedophilia will be the next social issue for liberals. Polanski was just ahead of his time.

  • HebetudeGrok
  • M. Thompson

    This is still really messed up. I still don’t understand why, but it’s just fundamentally wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    You can tell an elite has passed its sell-by date when it turns on the children. Sanger was a precursor.

  • http://2012.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    I’m McGehee, and I approve this news.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Protracted? Hardly. It’s a gang mentality. You go to school, all the “cool” kids are elites. Only kids raised to be strong, morally, and to ask lots of questions, even of their friends can survive the desire to become part of that in crowd.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Before I enter my comment, I just want to point out that Woody Allen is a sick pedophile, and anyone who supports him in my presence gets an earful, and welcome to it.

    So, what the hell is it with pedos anyway? I know kids subjected to it tend to be the ones who become perps, but who starts that stuff on their own, without being a victim as a kid?