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Headlines on the Road to Hell

Posted on | October 8, 2014 | 35 Comments

Brian Hawkins, 44, was a teacher and coach at Scecina High School in Indiana. Last month, police began investigating him. On Sept. 23, shortly after police searched his home, Hawkins died when his car rammed head-on into a bridge abutment:

Indiana State Police detectives are still sorting through evidence recovered from the home of a deceased Scecina High School teacher and coach.
ISP executed a search warrant at Brian Hawkins’ home shortly before his death on Sept. 23. . . .
Despite his death, detectives said they will continue their investigation into allegations of voyeurism.
Police found more than 70 DVDs and nearly 50 VHS tapes inside Hawkins’ home. They recovered a black Sony Handycam, digital camera and DVD recorder, along with various digital storage media. They found micro SD cards, X-D picture cards and mini DV cassettes. Other items seized by police included handwritten notes and five cell phones.
Records show the State Police investigation began on Sept. 10. According to court documents, Hawkins’ girlfriend found a DVD with recorded sex acts. Police believe the women on that DVD did not know they were being recorded.
The girlfriend said they met on and dated for three to four months. She told police she decided to borrow some DVDs and found recordings of Hawkins engaged in sex acts with three women.
During the course of the investigation, police contacted one of the women in the recordings. The woman told police she never consented to being recorded, leading detectives to believe any other recordings of unknown women were done without their knowledge. Court documents go on to say both women expressed concern because Hawkins worked as a teacher and volleyball coach.

Meanwhile, in Columbus, Ohio:

A former Westerville youth coach is charged in federal court with secretly filming a young family member while she was nude and downloading child pornography online.
Bryan W. Lehman, 50, is being held in the Franklin County jail while he awaits a decision next week from federal Magistrate Judge Terrence P. Kemp on whether Lehman should remain incarcerated while awaiting trial.
On Sept. 25, [Lehman’s] home was searched after a warrant was filed. . . .
Authorities found a computer hard drive with dozens of explicit videos and images of a young girl whom Lehman had apparently filmed, [Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Officer Steven] Grubbs said. Hundreds of other child-porn and erotic images downloaded from the Internet also were found.
Lehman eventually told Grubbs that he had filmed the young relative by attaching a smartphone to his belt and shooting video of her without her knowledge, the officer testified. He made the recordings between November 2010 and May 2012, investigators found.
In at least one video, filmed in a bathroom, Lehman can be seen in the mirror as he films the nude girl, who is about 6 or 7 years old at that time, Grubbs said. The camera focuses on the girl’s genitals.

Little Rock, Arkansas:

Zachary Thomas Nehus, 42, of Hot Springs was arrested [Sept. 25] on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. Nehus bonded out of the Garland County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond [Sept. 26].
According to Aaron Sadler of the Attorney General’s office, Nehus was employed by St. John’s middle school at the time of his arrest.
Dennis Lee with the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock stated that Nehus was placed on administrative leave . . .

Stoughton, Massachusetts:

A Stoughton attorney was ordered held on bail after he was arraigned on child pornography charges Tuesday.
Richard Comenzo was charged with one count of possession of child porn and one count of dissemination of child porn, Norfolk District Attorney spokesman David Traub said.
The prosecution claimed Comenzo solicited sex from minors on Tumblr and Craigslist and posted child porn from those accounts. . . .
On his website, Comenzo says he specializes in Internet and medical marijuana law.

Wilmington, Delaware:

As he moved through the ranks of tony prep schools, Christopher Wheeler seemed right at home. An accomplished musician and composer who flew his own airplane, he seemed adept at raising money and catering to wealthy families who entrusted him with their children.
But court records suggest Wheeler for years may have hidden a darker side of his personality that surfaced after he became headmaster at Tower Hill School, an elite Delaware prep school founded by members of the du Pont family.
“I did those things. I am the one responsible,” Wheeler wrote last year, according to court documents, in a letter to a Pennsylvania man who asked Wheeler about making amends for the alleged child sexual abuse he perpetrated. . . .
Delaware investigators searched Wheeler’s home and office at Tower Hill last fall for evidence of witness tampering or intimidation. They instead found some 2,000 images of child pornography, according to police.
Wheeler was paid more than $300,000 a year at Tower Hill, where tuition exceeds $25,000 a year. . . .
Wheeler has remained in custody since his arrest last fall, unable to post $1.5 million cash bail. He appeared gaunt and pale at his trial Tuesday, his face covered in a gray beard.
Wheeler is charged with 25 counts of dealing in child pornography and faces at least 50 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

Dover, Delaware:

A Smyrna man was arrested Monday after it was discovered he had been having sexual encounters with a 14-year-old Dover girl, police said Tuesday.
Harold Philhower, 33, was charged with third-degree rape, three counts of possession of child pornography and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, Cpl. Mark Hoffman of Dover police said. . . .
Philhower met the girl outside the Kaizen Karate Academy at 155 Commerce Way in Dover, where she is a student, and several times they had inappropriate contact, Hoffman said.
Philhower’s wife is an instructor at the academy.
Hoffman said Philhower received several nude photos of the victim through social media.

Davenport, Iowa:

A California man, who convinced Iowa teens and at least one school into believing he was a movie star, now faces charges at the federal level.
Investigators said David Lavera, 33, of San Diego, posed as Kiowa Gordon, who starred as Embry Call in the popular “Twilight” saga movies. Lavera reportedly convinced one Iowa girl to get into his car, and had allegedly asked another girl to sneak out of her home after her parents were asleep.
Lavera was so convincing, he was invited to appear and perform some stunts at a school assembly at Berg Elementary and Middle School. One of his alleged victims said Lavera attended a school-sponsored pool party for eighth graders. . . .
Lavera was taken into federal custody by U.S. Marshals on Monday, October 6, 2014, after a grand jury indicted him on charges of knowingly producing child pornography or sexual exploitation of a minor, and knowingly possessing child pornography.

Kansas City, Missouri:

A child pornography investigation that started outside the United States and involved Homeland Security has led to charges against a Kansas City man.
Charles R. Burge, 35, was charged with statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor, enticement of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held on $500,000 bail. . . .
Investigators said Homeland Security was contacted by a police agency in another country in March about a series of images that chronicled four years of abuse of an 11-year-old girl. . . .
The series of images contained more than 140 images of the girl who was 7 when the alleged incidents began.
When police executed a search warrant, they found Burge and the girl, along with evidence linking him to the crimes.
Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said that Burge was convicted of rape in Arkansas in 1996. He is on probation for failing to register as a sex offender.
If convicted, Burge would face life in prison.

Norfolk, Virginia:

A Virginia Beach man faces additional charges that he forced nine young girls to send him nude photos and videos, but he now seeks to suppress his confession, saying police coerced him.
Daniel Chase Harris, 31, a Navy pilot, was charged in a new indictment with 32 counts of enticing minors to engage in sexual activity and related child pornography counts. . . .
Harris, a Naval Academy graduate, is a lieutenant and was a flight instructor at Oceana Naval Air Station at the time of his arrest.
Authorities in Bedford County were alerted to the case when a 14-year-old and her parents reported that someone had tried to extort money from the girl after she sent a nude photo of herself on Facebook to someone using the aliases Will Williams and Steve Crofton, according to court records.
The other girls reported similar extortion attempts, the indictment says.

This is just a small sample of recent news articles. What prompted this snapshot of the swirling vortex of evil in our world? A radical feminist in Australia reacted to Emma Watson’s U.N. speech:

Several feminists have already addressed some of the problematic aspects of her speech. Like many, I am critical of the strategies employed by transnational organizations like the UN. I am also critical of liberal feminism.

You got that? Laura McNally is a radical feminist who is critical of liberal feminism. It’s important that you understand where she’s coming from when you read this part of her column:

The liberal feminist movement argues sexist objectification and violent pornography can be feminist . . .
Liberal feminism frames sexual violence in porn as an empowered choice for women. . . .
While we are in the midst of a child porn and pedophilia epidemic, liberal feminism argues we should sell sexy lingerie to seven year old girls because children need “sexual choices.”

Do you see what I mean when I say radical feminists, while certainly crazy, are also often right about certain issues? Liberals want us to believe that sexual “repression” is our problem, so that what we need is more sexual “liberation.” Radical feminists may be crazy, but they’re not stupid enough to believe that. Laura McNally again:

If the sex trade were a choice that supposedly liberates women, wouldn’t we all be liberated by now? What with pornography making up over a third of the whole Internet, and with the global sex industry estimated at being worth over $7000 billion (nearly ten years ago by the EU). . . .
Girls are increasingly surrounded by sex trade influences, with much of the visual culture saturated with pornography. . . . Thai reports show 40 per cent of the sex industry is made up of underage girls. . . .
Australian writers have told me that girls in Asia have to “choose” between the garment industry and the sex industry, otherwise beg. Why is this first-world “choice” narrative homogenizing feminist discourse? . . .
Liberal feminist rhetoric is dominated by first-world accounts of “I think this is empowering so it is.” This apolitical approach evades the statistics and realities of millions of girls and women whose stories we will likely never read about in a feminist bestseller. Feminism has come to mean whatever wealthy consumers want it to mean — “feeling good,” rather than actual change or justice.

You can read the rest of that, with the caveat that Laura McNally is a crazy radical feminist, so that she blames “patriarchy” and “male supremacy” for these monstrous evils when, in fact, it’s the liberal “if it feels good, do it” attitude toward sex that makes perverts think they are entitled to whatever wicked thrills they crave. Evil has no gender, however, as this story from Argentina should make clear:

Julia Alvarez, 15, from the town of Juan Domingo Peron, in the northern Argentinian province of Formosa was set upon by her attackers who thought she was too pretty . . .
Julia had been to visit friends and was walking home when she says she was approached by her attackers, two sisters aged 16 and 18, who started hitting her and punched her to the ground.
According to her statement the girls pulled out knives and said, “Everyone says you are pretty. You won’t look pretty when we have finished with you. People will call you Chucky,” reports the Mirror.
The girl was slashed with the knives several times on her face and back.
After the attack the two sisters ran away and left Julia lying in a pool of blood . . .
Julia needed dozens of stitches on her face and back to put the flaps of skin back together.

But did I mention radical feminists are crazy?

Sometimes, when I highlight crimes committed by women and homosexuals, people accuse me of fomenting bigotry. So here in a single post I have highlighted nine sick crimes committed by men, crimes in which girls and women were victimized, to say nothing of my reports earlier this morning about actor Stephen Collins and school teacher Sean Shaynak. Do you think, however, that just once feminists could acknowledge Simone de Beauvoir’s perversion?

When in doubt, it’s usually Number Three.




35 Responses to “Headlines on the Road to Hell”

  1. Political Rift » Headlines on the Road to Hell
    October 8th, 2014 @ 9:20 am

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  2. RS
    October 8th, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    I have posted before: For Progressives, Humanity, no Human-ness, has been reduced to the purposeless orgasm; the stimulation of a set of glands. It has become the highest “good” of human existence. Sexual congress is an end, not a means to a higher “good.” Eros trumps Agape. Welcome to the world you created.

  3. Quartermaster
    October 8th, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    The march of depravity continues unabated. Satan laughs at man’s stupidity and willful rejection of God.

  4. Jonathan
    October 8th, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    “..the beauty industry exists under male driven capitalism. Also, fuck off dickhead.”

    What a cogent refutation! Also, I’m pretty sure that the Beauty and Fashion industries are run by women and homosexual men, supplying women with things they want, not the ‘Patriarchy’.

  5. kilo6
    October 8th, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    Ancient philosophers said governing ones’ passions was like riding a horse. If the rider can not control the horse, then he/she is going to be thrown off, stomped, taken somewhere they had no intention of going and witness the havoc that can be caused by such a powerful animal when it isn’t controlled. I didn’t fully appreciate the horse and rider analogy when I first heard it but the more stories like this I see, the more I like it. Just look at the lives of the random people in this piece, they’ve gotten their butts kicked by the proverbial Clydesdale which they let run wild through their lives and what’s worse innocent strangers have been irreparably harmed as well.

    But it’s all part of the “we know better than thousands of years of human experience” which is at that core of feminism, progressivism and Marxism (but I repeat myself).

  6. RKae
    October 8th, 2014 @ 11:59 am

    Amazing how liberals will tell you that trying to enforce virtue creates vice… but it never crosses their minds that a constant chase after pleasure could lead to misery.

    Also: how is it that “repression” causes all these bizarre and unconscionable sex crimes when the perpetrators (you know, the people ACTUALLY COMMITTING the crimes) are all people who think their acts are A-OK and “misunderstood by a repressed society”?

  7. RKae
    October 8th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    Actually, for most Satanists, sexual congress is a path to power. So there is that warped idea, too.

  8. NeoWayland
    October 8th, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    Can anyone name a time when there was not depravity and virtue?

    One can’t exist without the other.

  9. DeadMessenger
    October 8th, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    Ummmm…somebody should tell LauraGeneM that Twitter was invented by a member of the patriarchy, and that its market cap runs about $34B at the moment. I don’t see her calling Jack Dorsey a dickhead. Just sayin…

  10. Adobe_Walls
    October 8th, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    There was and will always be depravity but it didn’t used to be flaunted much less celebrated by society as a whole. This was sometimes called discretion or more accurately hypocrisy which as everyone knows hypocrisy is society’s homage to virtue.

  11. NeoWayland
    October 8th, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    Pardon, but that’s not true. The thing that pops into my head right away are are the flappers of the 1920s.

    Every age has it’s own.

  12. Adobe_Walls
    October 8th, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

    Excuse me are you asserting that 1920s Flappers were depraved?

  13. Zohydro
    October 8th, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

    I think in our own time, depravity has gained a firm upper hand for the first time in recorded history!

  14. K-Bob
    October 9th, 2014 @ 2:41 am

    You described that analogy well, but it’s even better than “governing”: the point they were really heading at is that you can train your mind, just like you can train a horse.

    Interestingly, that jibes really well with the Eastern types of philosophy.

    Here in the West, most are encouraged to just give their problems over to God. Fortunately, the monks and ascetics realized there is some serious, hard work to be done, as well, if one want’s to be truly enlightened. So the mental discipline part didn’t just fade away. It could use some reinforcement among the major denominations, but at least it’s recognized as a thing that ought to be done.

  15. NeoWayland
    October 9th, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    For their time, they were considered quite scandalous and yes, depraved.

  16. NeoWayland
    October 9th, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    I disagree.

    Every generation has it’s angels and demons, it’s heroes and villains, it’s tragedies and triumphs. You’d never appreciate one without the other. What’s more, you’d never know which was worthy unless each was tested.

    “This too shall pass.”

  17. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    Would or should they be considered depraved now? Furthermore is there a distinction between be considered depraved by some and actual depravity.

  18. NeoWayland
    October 9th, 2014 @ 11:23 am

    Are you saying that there is an objective standard or depravity?

    I’m curious now. How was it determined?

  19. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    Yes and no. While there were those at the time who considered flappers and the cultural trends associated with the youth of the time to be depraved, I doubt that very many today would say so. This doesn’t necessarily mean they were or are wrong. ( A lot of the arguments against what I would call that fad were slippery slope arguments which is something I don’t believe in) However some acts are objectively depraved and have been considered depraved across multiple generations. Some sexual acts that were once considered depraved then became mere kinks and are now considered mere lifestyle choices. This doesn’t mean that those who did and or still do consider those acts depraved are or were incorrect. Just because inflicting physical pain for sexual gratification has become more socially acceptable doesn’t mean it wasn’t or isn’t depraved.

  20. NeoWayland
    October 9th, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    I wouldn’t say that the act is depraved, provided it was by mutual consent.

    I would argue that any sex without that consent is depraved. And I’d say that sex between an adult and someone under the age of consent falls into that.

    The rest is mechanics and theatrics.

  21. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    Most would say that act is depraved that you don’t consider it so is a testament to……something.

  22. NeoWayland
    October 9th, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    It’s no secret that I believe that free market ideas apply to any human exchange.

    Free to choose. It’s not just for economics anymore.

  23. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    Jeffrey Dahmer committed murder and vivisection to achieve sexual gratification surely you would agree that his acts were depraved by any objective standard. But were his sexual acts only depraved because he committed murder to get the material he needed? To use a less extreme analogy. You state that gaining sexual pleasure through inflicting pain is not depraved as long as it is consensual. As if the act itself has no inherent qualities. If someone rufies someone then ties them to a post to whip them for sexual gratification that act would be illegal. If someone agrees to be tied to the post that is (may) not be illegal. Is it not possible that the similarity between those two scenarios doesn’t begin and end as a legal matter. Is it your position that an action can only be depraved in the absence of consent?

  24. NeoWayland
    October 9th, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    I’m pretty sure that murder and vivisection do not rely on mutual consent.

    Do you have an example that shows otherwise?

  25. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

    I just did, try reading the entire comment you’re replying to.

  26. NeoWayland
    October 9th, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    No, you didn’t. You tried to draw a false analogy between where the sole difference is between consent and being drugged.

    Mutual consent is the only factor I’ve found that makes any sense.

    I would no more try to control someone’s sexual activities than I would try to control their diet or clothing. And for pretty much the same reason. Now I personally may not prefer sheep’s brains or orange polka dots on purple plaid, but that gives me no reason to stop the other guy.

  27. Adobe_Walls
    October 9th, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    Your not responding to my questions, I didn’t posit that the act negated whether or not consent had been given. I’m asking if an act is/can be depraved even with consent. The example of tying someone to a post and whipping them for sexual gratification is merely that, an example. The question I’m asking is can an act in and of itself be depraved even if it’s consensual. Many would use the word perverted interchangably with depraved which isn’t exactly accurate. So perhaps this will be helpful.

  28. NeoWayland
    October 10th, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    I gave you an answer. A perfectly workable practical answer. I gave it to you before you asked the question.

    Here’s a bonus answer. While I do not think messing around on your significant other is depraved, I do think it’s dishonorable if you promised that you wouldn’t see other people.

  29. Adobe_Walls
    October 10th, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    No you are not giving me an answer at least not a straight one. You seem to go around the question by making all acts about consent. The question isn’t a matter of consent but rather a question of whether or not an action is or can be in and of itself depraved. You seem to be implying that mutual consent eliminates the characteristic of depravity from any act. If that’s your belief why not just say so.

    For what it’s worth “practical” answers to ”Philosophical” questions are often mere evasions.

    Six comments back (yours and mine) I asked

    “Is it your position that an action can only be depraved in the absence of consent?”

    I suspect your answer is yes, if so why not just say so.

    You later stated that:

    ”I would no more try to control someone’s sexual activities than I would try to control their diet or clothing.”

    Once again non responsive. Just because you wouldn’t stop or condone stopping some one else from engaging in a given act doesn’t preclude you from characterizing that act as depraved.

  30. NeoWayland
    October 10th, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    Right now, there are many people in the world who believe that a woman’s uncovered face in public is depraved. I don’t agree.

    Right now, there are many people in this country who believe that food that mixes meat and milk is depraved. I don’t agree.

    Right now, there are women in this country that believe that all sex between men and women is depraved. I don’t agree.

    I gave you my standard. Whether you choose to accept it as valid is your concern, not mine. I know it works, I’ve been using it for years.

  31. Adobe_Walls
    October 10th, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    Marvelous: you’ve generated a list. As this conversation is obviously pointless I’ll assume that you don’t believe anything consensual can be depraved but for some reason are reluctant to simply say as much.

  32. NeoWayland
    October 10th, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    Or you could just read what I wrote.

    I gave you an answer, I just didn’t dance to your tune while doing it. You’ll find I do that often.

    My point is the same as it was when I first posted on this thread.

    We live with depravity and virtue every day. We seldom agree which is which.

  33. Adobe_Walls
    October 10th, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    You do know moral relativism is a kissing cousin of sociopathy.

  34. NeoWayland
    October 10th, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    I know that as a rule, absolutes don’t.

    I know that one man’s miracle can be another man’s tragedy.

    I know that morals change from person to person and from age to age.

    “In every generation there are those who want to rule well – but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters – but they mean to be masters.”
    — Daniel Webster

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