By Billy Shears, 180 Degrees News
With the cultural and social norms of male behaviour in the 60s and 70s being so out of step with what is acceptable today the arresting of old male celebrities in Britain will be vastly stepped up. The persistent media interest in salacious details of past inappropriate sexual behaviour of crusty old celebs such as Jimmy Saville, Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson, Rolf Harris, Dave Lee Travis etc. have encouraged the police to decide to arrest all famous old male celebrities that were adults before 1978.
Chief Superintendent Sid Jones leading the investigation says, ‘It was a sexist culture in the 60s and 70s and the opportunity was there for sexual misconduct with girls always hanging around celebrities. Fooling around with young women and girls or ‘slap and tickle’ as it may have been thought of then, wasn’t such a big issue then as it is now. So all male celebs were more than likely engaged in inappropriate behaviour at some stage. It is more efficient to just arrest the whole lot of them.
With the change in scope it is thus no longer appropriate to label the investigation as something free standing and single species like a ‘Yew Tree investigation’ as it was with the Jimmy Saville associated investigation. We will stay within the arboricultural theme but with the scale hugely expanded it will be called, ‘the great big mixed deciduous and coniferous forest investigation’.
There is going to be a massive round up with every single police officer in the country involved. Every alleged breast ‘honk’, pat on the bum and bra strap snap by every famous 1960s-70s male celebrity will be vigorously and enthusiastically investigated and documented by my officers for immediate leaking to the media, long before the suspects are given their chance in trial.
We have a zero tolerance attitude for retroactive infringement of today’s social norms, even if it means we we will never see any 1960s or 1970s era male rock stars, DJs or other celebs outside a jail environment ever again.
This is effectively war on the sexist 60s and 70s when sexual misconduct was often a boast, not a crime, and wars need resources. Because it will take a lot of effort to hunt down the huge numbers of big shirt collared cranky DJs, faded TV stars, jaded rock stars etc., as resources for policing are being squeezed, we will have to make some painful cut-backs in other crime fighting areas. For example with regards to investigations on crimes like murder, assaults, muggings, more serious sex offences and that sort of thing.’
Billy Shears put it to Chief Superintendent Jones, that it seems that a disproportionate number of famous, rich men are being ‘outed’ and that they seem to have a more devastating mental impact on their victims than poorer men. Are rich men more perverted than poorer men? What about the many tens of thousands of other poor and non famous men in that era that behaved inappropriately?
Chief Superintendent Smith replies, ‘Yes funny that, the answer to why mainly rich men are being exposed might be a similar answer to a question like, ‘What attracted you to the millionaire Donald Trump?’. Less famous men didn’t have the allure for girls and thus as much opportunity for mischief. I certainly didn’t have lots of beautiful and pert young women and girls hanging around me in the 1970s wearing mini skirts and the like. But I think as a young police man in my uniform I should have been quite the chick magnet. Rightfully I should have been fighting them off. But I can have the last laugh now, can’t I?’