TOP BOYS ….
As many people may already be aware, there have been, what can be accurately described as a ‘flood’ of online accusations, leveled at a number of people who have put themselves forward as Campaigners and/or spokespersons, who advocate for, and claim to be seeking justice on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
A number of these, who through aggressively promoting themselves on every platform that has been made available, have also attracted a large following, and as such, are rather prominent.
Of those, there is one in particular, who has been receiving a lot of attention lately, the greater majority of which is highly critical, and despite appearing to drop off the face of the earth for a couple of years, now appears to be making himself visible again.
Most of what has been alleged is what has come to be expected, namely that he is a ‘Paedo-Protector’, an ‘Establishment/Police Stooge’, a ‘Shill’ or is simply, just another low-rent grifter, who is making cash on the back of other people’s misery and suffering.
Much of what has been circulated, has of course been based on hearsay or internet rumour, and as such would be difficult to prove, but as much of the criticism has also been supported by some rather suspicious behaviour – and by his long-time association with some really questionable characters, then those criticisms are entirely justified.
In my opinion.
However, there is one allegation that has surfaced recently, which to anyone who has been a resident in one (or more) of this countries’ Approved Schools (Community Homes), Detention Centre’s, Borstals or similar institutions …. would be altogether more disturbing.
As I understand it, the image above came from the Twitter account of somebody who claims to have been in care, either with Bill Maloney, or around the same time, or knows somebody who was.
The Tweet is self-explanatory, inasmuch as Mr Maloney, if the allegations are indeed true, appears to have occupied the position of a ‘Top Boy’ whilst he was in care, which would have placed him at the very top of the pecking order, and a figure who would have been very much feared (and despised) by other residents.
‘Top Boys’ were the ‘Enforcers’, a title which, as you would expect, have allowed them to ‘enforce’ their will on anyone they chose to target, and who were usually younger, smaller, weaker and ultimately frightened and vulnerable people.
If I were to suggest that there are two other ‘Enforcers’ that I am aware of, that are, as I write this, currently occupying the roles of fairly high-profile CSA campaigners and advocates, and that one of them is female, (the role of Enforcer was not exclusively male) – how would you feel about that?