Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Foley: Power, Control, & Good "Grooming"

Oh golly, now that Congressman Mark Foley has resigned, the Bushists are so sad that they may lose their place as our designated protectors from evil, here. Foley's conduct over the years bothered the pages (WaPo here), but not the Bushists.

Doesn't seem to bother them that Foley, the cash-cow they've been coddling, is actually their own worst nightmare: a NAMBLA kinda guy, a guy whose behavior is consistent with that of an experienced sexual predator of minors.

It's the perfect set-up: an adult in a position of power and control, who has been appointed to positions that suggest his behavior is beyond reproach. He casts a wide net, presents himself as a personable and caring, and begins to encourage increasingly individual contacts.

He uses flattery, he uses images of power as lures, he frames this behavior as merely charming and benevolent. He selects his most approachable victims, and pursues them further, as Foley did in the published IMs -- starting to make personal remarks, intimate remarks, sexual remarks -- right under the nose of the child's parents.

Xxxxxxxxx (8:10:28 PM): ya

Maf54 (8:10:40 PM): take it out

Xxxxxxxxx (8:10:54 PM): brb…my mom is yelling

Maf54 (8:11:06 PM): ok

Xxxxxxxxx (8:14:02 PM): back

Maf54 (8:14:37 PM): cool hope se didnt see any thing

Xxxxxxxxx (8:14:54 PM): no no

Can you say "consciousness of guilt"?

Maf54 (7:46:33 PM): did any girl give you a haand job this weekend

Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:38 PM): lol no

Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:40 PM): im single right now

Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:57 PM): my last gf and i broke up a few weeks agi

Maf54 (7:47:11 PM): are you

Maf54 (7:47:11 PM): good so your getting horny

Xxxxxxxxx (7:47:29 PM): lol…a bit

Maf54 (7:48:00 PM): did you spank it this weekend yourself

Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:04 PM): no

Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:16 PM): been too tired and too busy

Maf54 (7:48:33 PM): wow…

Maf54 (7:48:34 PM): i am never too busy haha

One can admire Foley's technique -- his prey mentions a girlfriend, but Foley pays no attention. The prey mentions he feels uncomfortable, but Foley is so reassuring. It's hard for children to resist coming under the power and control of an adult, especially a powerful adult like Foley.

A predator tries to wean his prey away from the prey's protecting pack. Foley tried to set up private meetings with this boy, because that's the next step.

Once they've had sexual contact, a predator in a position of power can use his prey's own behavior (pictures, or other proofs) to further entangle the minor, blaming the minor for what happened, threatening to expose the minor to parents and society, and prevent the minor from turning the predator in.

Have some fun. Go Google good "grooming." Of the sexual kind.

Meanwhile, sit back and wonder why, though the FBI has known since July about these emails, they failed to confiscate Foley's computer.

These Bushists aren't really interested in protecting children from predators or adults from terrorism.

They're only protecting their own.

Prior Foley predator grooming behavior, here.


Anonymous said...

It boggles the mind how anyone can't see this for what it is - FBI or whoever checking to see if any laws were borken, what a joke - just boggles the mind.

No Blood for Hubris said...

He's had a whole week to scrub his files -- no doubt with the best professional advice.

Bet his victims are being threatened in the meantime, as well. Hope they stand their ground.

Dukkha Earl said...

Bet his victims are being threatened in the meantime, as well. Hope they stand their ground.

Difficult to do for them - I've seen blog sites where names are being given out, and doubtless there are those eager to silence the victims. This isn' over by a long shot.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Of course -- for Bushists, it's always the victim's fault, is it not?