Memory, Morrissey and the Beeb

On July 22 2015  the British Home Office found some files that had been missing.

The files referred to a few dead politicians and child sexual abuse.

On the same day the BBC broadcast  a radio documentary about false memory.

You can listen to the radio program here

It mentions a few words and phrases that often pop up in the vocalary of child sexual abuse denial:-

  • UFO’s

  • shopping malls,

  • parental alienation,

  • brainwashing your children so they won’t get fat….orwell_edited

  • The British Legal System needing more expert witnesses to inform juries about false memories.

But there was something new. They now have a new piece of lingo.

Some people apparently suffer from imagination inflation. 

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This is the forth BBC Radio program about false memories in six months!

OK Since I’ve got a bit of imagination inflation myself… here’s Morrissey

“It was good while it lasted”

Jimmy Savile


Here is a link to another Radio 4 program that deals with false memory

False Memory on your CV?

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After being accused of false memories, destroying families, leading witch hunts and  brainwashing others in the early 1990’s I stopped speaking – even to myself.

I fled, went underground and was very quiet for a long time.

I’ve now started to write about this injustice online.

But not IRL.

And I can’t ever imagine wanting to put the words false memory on my CV

 So why do others do so?

 Why do they want to blab about their association with a movement that has caused myself and so many others so much harm?

 Contratto and Gotfreund give four possible reasons why people might want to put the words false memory on their CV

  •  Concern about the future of science

  • Concern about the cocept of repression

  • Concern about the damage done to families

  • Concern about the professional status of psychology

I have to confess that I have given a lot of thought to these reasons.

I now think I was wasting my time.

Here is my present analysis of why some people want to put the words false memory on their CV

  • they hate feminists

  • they hate women

  • they hate vulnerable people of any sort and gender

  • they hate feminists

(1) Contratto and Gotfreund A feminist clinicians guide to the memory debate. Taylor and Francis. 1996