We know that pedophiles love secrecy.
They survive because of secrecy…their own secrets, others who keep their secrets either out of ignorance, self-preservation or simply because “they didn’t want to get involved”.
They thrive because of secrecy…their list of victims grow, their actions become more pronounced, their self-delusion gets bigger and larger and grander.
They succeed because of secrecy…more and more happens, less and less gets said, the pay-off’s increase.
We know that selfish people love secrecy as well. They keep the pedophiles secrets in the lie that if they don’t they’ll lose their jobs or lose more games or lose more money…and to protect their reputation. They cloak their selfish secrecy in denial and remorseful hindsight.
Someone once told me, “You’re only as sick as your secrets”. I think that’s very true.
So I’ve decided to keep no secrets…to hide nothing…let the chips fall where they may.
This isn’t always easy, but I want victims and survivors to see that secrecy is a death…it eats you alive…it allows the sickness to fester, grow and thrive.
And only when we refuse to keep secrets do we really heal, do we really grow stronger and do we really change the world.
So hide nothing. Refuse to hide anything for anyone else.
And remember, those who have nothing to hide, hide nothing.