By Timothy McGuire
Terry Oleson is a thirty five year old Atlantic City man who was caught up in an awful whirlwind of crimes that were significantly larger and more heinous that the ones he was satisfied committing. He is not more of a criminal than is Buddy Holly or any other peeping tom. These people violate privacy in a most distasteful fashion and give good people the sense of insecurity and lack of comfort that the citizen deserves. These are little acts of criminality on society’s scale, not worth more than a few months in jail and probation. But this behavior begs a question, that is, “How does a person come to the conclusion that he or she is justified in claiming a small piece of an other’s privacy?” The criminal rarely feels that the violation he has chosen to inflict is not his right, his due. Society tells him to live in peace with his fellows, Hillary Clinton told us, at a recent debate, that her favorite bible passage was the golden rule, do unto others… Yet something apart from all this enters into his mind and the deed is done. Actions are the result of thought, that is, patterns of though. A pattern of though is a view of the world. Every person has their own particular view of the world, what roles certain individuals should take on and how they might best fulfill their existence.
Let this story be a lesson to us law abiders: little strands of thought and behavior weave themselves into a fabric of personal character. Once it is woven, it is hard to change and this cloth is a tapestry representing the history of choice very clearly and in living color.
The police arrested the man, Terry Oleson, for a reason. In truth, how far is this same man from the actions it appears he has now not committed? Sexual crimes are vile. They are vile because sexuality is to every individual a most singular and precious treasure. It is a gift to the beloved and not to anyone else. Sexuality enters into the human person in a way that no other human exchange or communication can. Teasing at school is damaging to the ego, but an abused child is a broken person. Sexuality must be protected by society as something very special and private to the individual.
Sexual criminals have determined that is is their right or claim to experience an other’s sexuality without their consent. This indeed shall lead to many other violations as the mere glance into the ladies room fails to satisfy the appetite. The trend is always towards more and various experiences, much like the drug culture. This typifies the nature of the unhealthy relationship to and substance or item. In natural, organic relations, knowledge is shared in deeper and deeper ways, while in unnatural aberrant relations, there is a distinctly one sided experience.