In the UK, the historical child sexual abuse inquiry has set off a long overdue discussion and debate. Despite the public inquiry, there have been attempts, one hopes, with good intentions to warn against a witch-hunt or to warn that predatory males protected by power and privilege are not the real danger. These arguments are needed as society and the regime confront a dark history. Without a tempered debate and inquiry there is a danger one injustice will cause another. However, we must keep in mind that these are issues are different from the historical issue as neither stranger danger nor abuse within the family are what is of concern. They distract us from the central issue.
Stranger danger will always be a concern. It will never be eliminated as long as there are dangerous people. The effort to remove dangerous people…
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