The power abuse pyramid of CSA

I aim to explain as I did in my book in 2006 how the systems enforce a them and us scenario through the institutions structure itself, helped by aspirational  attitudes of employees, that keep everyone inline and not speaking out. You see the establishment itself is like a pyramid scheme. Power abuse is the nature of its system, and systems don’t work for people but they work well for processing. Perhaps this is why authorities have a natural affinity with abusers rather than abused. Like a darkly satanic code written within, dictating we are on top, we will not let you challenge what we do.

Nobody wants to be thought of as damaged as Diana was sometimes called, or upset important people or lose their jobs. The jails and mental institutions are full of child sexual abuse survivors in high percentages, the reason is because abusers are somewhere nearer the top of the system, at least a lot more than a child who is trying to grow amid abuse. The pressure from parents, school, society and a survivors status in relation to these, form the lower layer of this pyramid and this has an effect on the outcome of a CSA survivors recovery and future success.

A survivors testimony statistically is seldom heard in a court and more rarely achieves justice, as this reaches the top of the pyramid scheme, a level of fewer numbers and more power by percentage held by those than is fair and equal. Its not wealth inequality but power inequality that exasperates the wounded survivors, it’s not even remotely party political. The power of being able to make decisions about their own life, have authenticity over what they can and can’t say about their own past. While people on higher levels make flippant decisions authenticated by the state, often side by side abusers among their ranks, making judgements about victims lives, making things happen. In the Home Office the Home Secretary is responsible for sectioning individuals many of whom have been abused, convenient for the PIE members who were at large in that office.

The point of the pyramid is controlled by God knows what, but it’s pointless if it’s purpose is like so many institutions, power for powers sake alone and in defence of that alone. No one can really be the author of their own life experience and testimony under a structure like this one, no matter what level we exist on. We are all complicit within a systematic acceptance of this power that sustains all. A dysfunctional abuser facilitating, and abused disempowering scheme, that needs to be turned on the head from which it rots.


3 thoughts on “The power abuse pyramid of CSA

  1. There was much inference in the discussions by Butler Shloss about how almost beneath herself and Virginia heading an inquiry was due to it apparently being an unpleasant job.Yet apparently too difficult for those initiated into the CSA survivors (community ) against there will.The stigma doesn’t seem to shift even though experience makes knowledge more relevant,remember the words used for Diana when defaming her they said she was a damaged person because of her childhood.People today react to feelings and emotion, she was claiming although admitting that the past was very different in terms of what was worth more establishment protection or children.The opinion generated a contradiction because in the past the feelings about abuses were completely ignored, not like today merely belittled for being the wrong thing to be influenced by.The people connected to each other is after all what is supposed to be investigated ! It seems when challenged it is going to be us who are wrong not them,a common theme within cover ups involving status. So it is clearly more than just feelings that are making judgements on the choices of heads for an inquiry.Perhaps having seen the true face of power abuse makes a formidable challenge for those upholding undefilable power.The interview also infers an attitude that survivors shouldn’t make trouble and accept what was offered to them,acting as token stage managed parts in the play.If anyone reluctantly takes a position like the head of a government enquiry and finds it distasteful to do a worthy job finds the attitudes of the people they represent distasteful and has sympathy/pity rather than empathy and solidarity then they are not worthy of the job and the hopeful anticipation of a resolution of success that survivors bestow on this supposedly establishment shared endeavour.
    It typifies the prejudice and officiousness of many working for government authorities from top to the bottom.It seems that once given the badge of honour for representing state authority so many seem to hide behind it and bed themselves in by accentuating the them and us ,those who are subject to state authority and those whose salary depends on keeping the status Quo by keeping survivors subjects of that authority.

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