March 2, 2012
In 1995 John Money, professor emeritus of medical psychology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, asked:
“What happens to these kids who have been programmed to believe a delusion?…. What on earth are we doing to this generation of children who are carrying the lies for us?”
For those alleged child-victims who testified in day care abuse cases, the urge to forget and to stay silent must be strong indeed. Who wants to believe he was so misused by his own parents, not to mention by therapists and prosecutors? Who wants to summon the courage to look back at the ugly truth and to take it public?
One exception was Kyle Zirpolo, who came forward in 2005 to apologize for his role in the McMartin Pre-school case.