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The Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government and Social Thought
Just as an Obama White House report on “sexual assault” is provoking anger at injustice perpetrated against falsely accused men, a letter from eminent historians, political philosophers, constitutional scholars and nearly nine hundred others signers strongly rejects attacks on a professor who boldly drew attention to a related larger crisis which threatens Western society.
Professor Stephen Baskerville’s September lecture, “Politicizing Potiphar’s Wife: The New Ideology” was furiously attacked by homosexual activists and feminists for bringing attention to unconstitutional procedures which empower female accusers who falsely allege rape or “harassment.”
Baskerville’s work is part of rising international outrage that includes prominent women warning that decades of feminist propaganda against men has resulted in men being routinely denied basic legal rights and due process, and often their lives are ruined by unconstitutional imprisonment, impoverishment and loss of their children.
Several organizations circulated a petition affirming the findings of Baskerville, former Fulbright Scholar, Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Institute and Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College. Translated into several languages, it has gathered support on three continents.
Amid growing concern about catastrophic social and economic consequences of fatherless children, Baskerville and other experts, including many women, warn that tens of millions of children and fathers in the United States and other Western “democracies” are cut off from each other by fanatical outlaw judges who operate outside all constitutional and human rights boundaries.
Numerous nationally respected attorneys and constitutional scholars warn of corrupt and tyrannical family court systems nationwide operating for decades in brazen violation of the law, bleeding, in total, billions of dollars annually from their victims, mainly fathers convicted of no crime yet cut off from their children.
“Anyone with experience litigating in the field knows that America’s family-court industry must be swept out from top to bottom with the iron broom of real due process of law,” said renowned constitutional lawyer Dr. Edwin Vieira, who has successfully argued landmark cases before the United States Supreme Court.
“The harm that these systems perpetrate on families, children and parents and on society is incalculable and utterly unacceptable in any country supposedly ruled by constitutional law,” he added in support of Baskerville’s work.
Political crusades purporting to find an epidemic of “campus rape” and sexual “assault” and male battery of women are being strongly challenged by scholars such as Stephen Henrick, Caroline Kitchens,and Christina Hoff Sommers, and by a rising chorus of prominent women in the U.S. and other countries, including author and former emergency room nurse Mary T. Cleary and renowned expert on domestic battery, Erin Pizzey.
Mrs. Pizzey describes feminism as a “hate movement” that “destroys the minds of women and men,” and has conditioned society to see all as men as potential rapists and batterers, and to invert responsibility even when the female partner is clearly the abuser and the husband/father or male partner is suffering extreme abuse.
Character assassination of loving fathers is so devastatingly effective, Baskerville and others have shown, that children are easily taught to fear and hate the very fathers whom they loved and trusted. The process is called “parental alienation.”
“It is a horrific form of child abuse,” said Licensed Clinical Social Worker Michelle Jones of the National Parents Organization.”(There’s) a large body of research validating its existence…adults who attest to having suffered through it as children, and…parents who are currently traumatized, watching helplessly as their relationships with their children are being destroyed…” Jones added. “It is a pathological…pattern which unjustifiably requires children to align with one parent against a formerly loved parent, putting the children in a destructive loyalty bind…usually within the context of a high conflict divorce…” she said.
Clinical psychologist Joan B. Kelly concurs: “Because it’s anti-instinctual to hate and reject a parent, the child must develop an elaborate delusional system consisting of spurious, frivolous, and absurd rationalizations to justify the hatred and rejection. Eventually, the child comes to believe all the absurdity. The double-bind situation of being unable to have, love, and to be loved by both parents can lead to psychosis, Dr. Kelly said.” “(U)sing a child to serve the emotional needs of the alienating parent and doing that parent’s appalling bidding is abuse in itself.” “(H)aving a parent severed from her/his life is a loss…of the most severe kind,” she said.
It is specifically their father whom the overwhelming majority of these children have been denied by mothers using rogue courts, social workers, and complicit family members. Baskerville and other experts have shown the statistically catastrophic damage to the millions of children denied their fathers, supposedly in their own best interests.
Professor Howard S. Schwartz of Oakland University says “The distortions of the truth by the radical feminists of our time will someday be seen as…the greatest intellectual crime of the second half of the 20th Century. Meanwhile, we still live under the aegis of that crime and to call attention to it is an act of great moral courage.”
Baskerville’s work has gained attention in Latin America and Europe,North America by providing a framework to understand the politically and ideologically motivated destruction of fatherhood, children and family. His website is www.StephenBaskerville.net.
(NOTE: Some persons quoted above were not contacted and/or may not have been involved in the letter.)