Thursday, 4 October 2012
How I know Jimmy Saville was a paedophile
1. I was listening to Joe Duffy's Liveline programme on RTÉ just now and I heard Dickie Rock - remember him? - say that it was strange Jimmy Saville never got married. Good point, Dickie. Didn't even get married once. Creepy. Know what I mean?
2. Paul Gambuccini was on the telly yesterday and he said it was more or less common knowledge, what kind of bloke Jimmy Saville was back then. Why would a man like Paul say that if it wasn't true? So there you are. Reason No 2 - Paul said it.
3. There was a programme on ITV last night about Jimmy Saville. I didn't see it myself but I know people who did and I believe it had a number of women on it saying they'd been abused - one of them at least said she'd been raped by him - back in the 1970s. What possible reason would they have for saying that if it wasn't true? Right, none.
4. The BBC is pulling programmes it had planned which featured Jimmy. And the charities he helped are fearful of a backlash against them. Gotta be guilty if that happened, wouldn't you say?
5. As Dickie pointed out, not only was Saville not married, but he had a thing about his mother. He called her the Duchess and he kept her hat and clothing even after she died. Creepy or what? You're absolutely right - the stuff of paedophilia.
Yes, yes, I know - some of those reasons mightn't stand up in a court of law but the fact that ITV made a programme about him and had those women on - that's good enough for me. All right, I didn't see the programme and I admitted that, but so what? And yes, having a thing about his mother - holding on to clothes she wore after she died - that mightn't prove he was a child abuser but, you know, it's a sign, isn't it? Maybe not proof but a sign. Two plus two equals guilty. And all right again, granted, not every man who doesn't get married is a paedophile but at the same time, it's, you know, not normal, is it? Abnormal, in fact. Another sign. If it wasn't, I'm sure Dickie wouldn't have mentioned it. And well yes, the fact that Paul Gambuccini says something doesn't necessarily make it so, but hey - another straw in the wind. No smoke without fire. And did you hear that the monument they put up to him had been sprayed with graffiti? People wouldn't go out and spray the monument of an innocent man, would they?
All in all, you add things together and what you get is a monster. And I didn't even mention that really weird hair-style of his. Blond. He had, you know, that look. You can always tell them. Best of all, of course, Saville's dead, so we're free to draw our conclusions and make our judgements. And the judgement, from what I hear everybody saying, is guilty. Mightn't stand up in a court of law, or hasn't so far, but hey - who needs a court of law? We know what we know and you can't libel the dead.