Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Never give a clown a camera especially a Polaroid!

Dear CyberSmokeBlog:

As Jack King begins his stint on the stand in the Douglas Inquiry, we wanted to remind our readers of the interview Jack King had done on (92.9 KICK FM) with host Marty Gold for The Great Canadian Talk Show on April 16, 2009. We originally posted this interview transcript on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

A pre-sex scandal Jack King discussed the concept of parental alienation and it's use in family court cases. During the interview, Jack King stated " I don’t know if it’s a hot topic; it’s a sexy topic in that it gets the news and so on."

CSB thought our readers would benefit from some insight into parental alienation, the concept promoted, by Jack King on-air. We have heard from several readers about topic and so we went to work. We uncovered that "parental alienation" or "parental alienation syndrome" (PAS) is a theory developed by a medical practitioner, Dr. Richard Gardner. According to the anti-violence website


this concept is nothing more than a theory, one that has already been discredited by the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges. The organization's website notes "Parental Alienation is a discredited, pseudo-psychological theory whose application in custody determinations has caused great harm to children." (written by Irene Weiser) The site also refers to Dr. Gardner as a "pro-pedophilia psychiatrist." Enough said.

Dr. Gardner's "theory" appears to have been explained in his writings on the subject. We think his theoretical position speaks for itself and have provided but four of his numerous statements about parental alienation as presented on this anti-violence website.

(1) “[A] mother who is sexually inhibited may view sexual encounters with loathing. Consciously or unconsciously she facilitates the father’s turning his sexual attentions to her daughter in order to ‘get him off her back’ (or ‘front,’ as the case may be). In this way, she avoids involving herself in the ‘disgusting’ activities and yet allows ‘the beast’ to gratify his primitive needs and keeps him ‘tamed’ and out of ‘trouble.’”

 Richard A. Gardner, Sex Abuse Hysteria: The Salem Witch Trials Revisited 36 (1991).

(2) “[The pedophile] has to be helped to appreciate that pedophilia has been considered the norm by the vast majority of individuals in the history of the world. He has to be helped to appreciate that, even today, it is a widespread and accepted practice among literally billions of people.”

Richard A. Gardner, True and False Allegations of Child Sex Abuse 593 (1992).

(3) Older children may be helped to appreciate that sexual encounters between an adult and a child are not universally considered to be reprehensible acts. The child might be told about other societies in which such behaviour was and is considered normal. The child might be helped to appreciate the wisdom of Shakespeare's Hamlet, who said, "Nothing's either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, New Jersey: Creative Therapeutics.(page 59).

(4) "There is no question that abuse cases are ‘turn ons’ for the wide variety of individuals involved in them, the accuser(s), the prosecutors, the lawyers, the judges, the evaluators, the psychologists, the reporters, the readers of the newspapers, and everyone else involved— except for the falsely accused and the innocent victim . . . Everyone is getting their ‘jollies,’ except the two central figures, who are not only getting little if any sexual pleasure out of the whole thing but whose lives are being destroyed in the process.”

Richard A. Gardner, Sex Abuse, Hysteria: The Salem Witch Trials Revisited 31, (1991).

Taken from http://www.stopfamilyviolence.org/info/custody-abuse/parental-alienation/quotes-by-richard-gardner

Is it just CSBl, or is "sexy" a rather odd choice of words for Jack King to use in the same context as parental alienation? What we want to know is whether or not this theory is being applied in Queen's Bench Family Division Manitoba?


Dear Julia:

Thank you very much for contacting CyberSmokeblog with your informed comment. Mr. King sure seems to know Jack Shitte about parental alienation.

Clare L. Pieuk


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