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A year ago Sir Jimmy Savile died aged 84.  According to his obituaries in the UK media, Savile had been an iconic British broadcaster, a tireless worker for charity, and a close friend of many of the rich and famous including Prince Charles.  

At the time of Savile’s funeral, the UK Press from the leftwing Guardian to the rightwing Telegraph had eulogised Savile as “a lovely man”, “a national institution”, an “adornment to British public life”, “a friend of royalty and prime ministers” and that “he acted as an unofficial advisor to Prince Charles for several years”. Indeed it was reported that Prince Charles had “lead the tributes to this TV legend”.

As Savile had had written on his tombstone - It was good while it lasted.  But it couldn’t last for ever.

Allegations of Pedophilia

A month ago the media’s story had to change as a flood of allegations accused Savile of being a serial pedophile.  

BBC Presenter Jeremy Vine has described former BBC Presenter Sir Jimmy Savile as “one of the most serious predatory paedophiles in criminal history”. The BBC Director General has made a “heartfelt apology” to the victims, and a senior police officer has described Savile as a “predatory sex offender”.

On Oct 7 2012, the Daily Mirror wrote - “for four decades Savile reportedly molested and raped children as young as nine” because no one stopped him. His high level contacts had made him untouchable.

So untouchable that it is claimed that Savile, and Gary Glitter (jailed for abusing children in Vietnam), allegedly even used Savile’s dressing room at BBC headquarters for alleged sex with underage girls. But it gets worse. Savile was involved in charitable funding of at least six Orphanages, Children’s Homes and Psychiatric hospitals. He kept private rooms at several of these institutions and it is alleged that some of his victims came from these same care institutions.

The Cover-up to Pervert Justice

This story is all over the UK mainstream press and you can Google “Jimmy Savile” to view the horrific details for yourself.

But the story one can’t view in the UK Press is the cover-up amongst elites that protected Savile from justice for over four decades, as the UK press is too scared of its power elites to get into this.

What is surprising is how many people actually complained over the years.

The Daily Mirror records how “Charlotte”, a special needs school student, complained of being sexually assaulted on school grounds by Savile -- She was dragged away, put in an isolation cell, and told to apologize for making the accusations.  Many complained over the decades; yet none were listened to. A former Sunday Express Editor admitted knowing about Savile 45 years ago - and I suspect many other journalists knew as well, as Savile’s pedophilia was somewhat of an open secret.

But complaining was pointless - and perhaps dangerous - because Sir Jimmy Savile was a very well protected man.

No such thing as Free Press in UK - Savile was a protected man

The first question is why didn’t the press do something to expose this monster years ago; after all his offences go back 50 years and many knew about them? The sad fact is that in Britain the rich and powerful get away with almost anything, including pedophilia, and the UK press have long been cowed into submission. Britain’s largest press baron, Rupert Murdoch, confirmed this recently when he tweeted “Needed to demonstrate no such thing as free press in UK”.

Besides Britain’s libel laws are so draconian that they seriously impact freedom of speech and of the press in favour of establishment elites. It wasn’t until Savile died that they were able to pluck up the courage to start printing the long known truth.

There now seems to be witch hunts for scapegoats as power elites try to divert attention from themselves. Firstly it was about Savile: removing his tombstone, cancelling his honors, etc. When that wasn’t enough to satisfy the public ire, the attempts to find scapegoats turned to the media’s failure to report the story, or the police’s failure to investigate.

But increasingly it seems that Savile was a protected man. One senses that the real question should be the role of the Intelligence/Security services [MI5 / MI6 in UK] and establishment elites in the cover-up.

Jimmy Savile, Politicians and Royalty

Sir Jimmy Savile’s extraordinary relationships went indeed into the highest levels of the UK Power Elite. Some of these close relationships have already been described in this article, but there is far more to them than that. Savile was for years a regular guest of Margaret Thatcher at her official country house when she was Prime Minister.

Savile was close to Royalty, as well, and a frequent visitor to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Highgrove (Prince Charles’ estate). Indeed Prince Charles had visited Savile at Savile’s retreat in Glencoe, Scotland. There was even a Christmas card in which the Prince wrote “Jimmy, with affectionate greetings from Charles. Give my love to your ladies in Scotland”.

The Daily Mail reported in 2011 that Savile had “been used as an intermediary in an attempt to resolve the differences” between Charles and Diana. Indeed the late Princess Diana described Savile as a “sort of mentor to Charles”.

Sir Jimmy Savile, Pedophile - Protected by UK Power Elites

With these cosy friendships with top politicians and royalty, no wonder Sir Jimmy Savile felt himself to be above the law in England - and the truth is that he was above the law.

It’s not just the allegations of Pedophilia against Sir Jimmy Savile that are so shocking, but the fact that these crimes appear to have occurred over a 40 year period that makes them even more appalling.

The sad fact is that in the UK and Canada the secret Intelligence/Security Apparatus are known to see part of their role as operating outside the law to illegally protect establishment elites from justice when they do wrong.

BBC Presenters are always vetted by the secret intelligence/security services, and friends of royalty and top politicians are also known to be vetted on a regular basis - Savile was both. So it is inconceivable that MI5/6 were unaware of his pedophilia since it had been going on for so long - theirs was the role that hid the truth and protected Savile from justice.

An Intelligence Service should be about the quiet collection of information and its analysis; its objective should be getting at the truth. Contrast that with a secret police service who are spreaders of lies, harassers, and bullies; their objective is to hide the truth.  My own personal experience is that, in the UK and Canada, the State’s secret intelligence / security apparatus have crossed that line from being honest services that serve the public interest to becoming bully boys for Power Elites.

UK Elites Cover-up Pedophilia using MI5/MI6

Nobody - not the public, not police, not journalists, not the judiciary - would dare report a man who is being illegally protected by MI5 or MI6.

As many have written there are those in MI6 who see their loyalty to be to the Queen and not to Parliament or the government of the day. They see part of their job as protecting Power Elites from themselves. I have written a research paper, based on my own experiences of this, and on a presentation I made at McMaster University on the subject:

It is hard not to opinion that where these UK Elites are involved there is a heedless unconcern for any form of justice. It is even harder not to opinion whether the UK’s Security / Intelligence Apparatus and some of its power elites are fit for purpose.

Sir Jimmy Savile was a serial child abuser who mixed with royalty and politicians, and appears to have been shielded from prosecution by the police, the BBC and the security services. Those who protected him from justice are just as guilty as he was.  

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 1-)

    Roderick Russell 213 - 930 18 Ave SW Calgary, Canada 403.229.0864

    by rodrus on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 02:29:04 PM PDT

  •  Wow, pretty ugly. British press is very strange (3+ / 0-)

    Doesn't act on something like this, but puts up with Murdoch's shitty papers and TV.  Unreal

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 02:37:27 PM PDT

  •  There are allegations that royals were at (2+ / 0-)
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    4Freedom, PhilK

    the Haut de Garenne orphanage with Savile.  There are allegations that Savile procured at least one boy for former PM Heath.

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 02:51:27 PM PDT

  •  I've been following this story (1+ / 0-)
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    over at Dangerous Minds. This guy was one sick puppy and anyone complicit in covering up his crimes should be held accountable to the fullest extent of British law. I don't hold much hope that those at the top will be, though.

  •  Well, as ugly as you make it sound, (1+ / 0-)
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    historys mysteries

    scandalous cases produce a lot of newspaper columns, a lot of opinion but little verifiable truth. It would be honest to say that from the moment the story broke there was a lot of noise from the media, but once people started talking about compensation payouts, lots of other people made contact with the police.
    These people could be saying anything from, "he squeezed my arm in a creepy manner" to, "he made me perform oral sex between show breaks and I've never been able to form a normal relationship since then."
    One less often remarked truth is that the advantage of accusing rich dead people of something is that you can say or print whatever you like and run no risk of a libel suit or even face a defense.
    The impression I took from the media gossip/outrage/breathlessness is that the allegations are selling papers and a lot of people saying 'yeah, he grabbed me, and his mates did too.' but none of those 70's scene setting stories have anything to do with pedophilia.

    I know a girl who was working at the BBC in the 70's says it was the way it was back then. She also said that there's no point in trying to understand the 70's through 21st century eyes. As shocking as it seems now, men were always gropers or predators and DJ's were the men of the moment for girls (or boys) to throw themselves at. Mad Men shows the precursive phases of the 50's & 60's in much the same vein, just less real.

    As a conspiracy theories go the power elites have probably got better things to cover up than the sexual proclivities of one of Britain's biggest charity fundraisers even if you imagine it was because Margaret Thatcher enjoyed sipping a nice cup of Earl Grey tea with him after work.

    I think the guy looks guilty as hell, sounds like a sleazeball and a pedophile, but that doesn't make it true.

    Avoiding Theocracy at Home and Neo Cons Abroad

    by UniC on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 04:08:02 PM PDT

    •  Sorry, this person is accused of pulling this shit (0+ / 0-)

      on teenage girls while they were in hospitals. We aren't talking just about playing grab ass here or there. In at least one case we are talking about a girl with a head injury. Try to mitigate it all you want it won't fucking fly.

      "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

      by voroki on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 06:46:23 PM PDT

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      •  Mitigation of what exactly? (0+ / 0-)

        I think the diarist has produced an asinine conspiracy theory that he bolted on to some halfwitted commentaries he found in the British press concerning a rich unmarried dead man's alleged deviant activities. (My opinion, no mitigation.)

        There are numerous allegations of grab ass both here, there and everywhere surrounding this scandal as the attitudes in the 70's have been picked apart across the spectrum from the trashy tabloids to BBC radio to Commercial Plebvision. (Fact, no mitigation there.)

        There've allegations about boys, there are teenage girls involved, hospital patients, children, nurses, back seat of his Rolls Royce, in his trailer, in dressing rooms and rumors and opinions from everywhere else. (Allegations, not mitigation.)

        You realize that guilt and innocence is assessed by law, not public opinion, right? You get that trial of dead people by allegation or tabloid drama isn't about ascertaining anything objective, right? (Inconvenient truth)

        Whether Saville was a pedophile, a predator, child molester or just a creepy old man with wandering hands unless you were a witness or one of his alleged victims try to remember that you don't actually have a fucking clue. (Just another fact.)

        Avoiding Theocracy at Home and Neo Cons Abroad

        by UniC on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 03:44:21 AM PDT

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  •  HRed (1+ / 0-)
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    the second half (the whole Mi5&6 shebang, elites, etc) is completely CT.  

    Not a single serious reference or link, just promoting his own CT essay and site. In effect a conspiracy theorist here tries to joyride on a public scandal.

    •  You comment (0+ / 0-)

      Whenever someone talks about "conspiracy theories" rather than rationalising their own arguments I immediately think “internet troll”. Particularly when nobody is arguing about the basic facts which are that (1) As BBC Presenter Jeremy Vine said it – “Jimmy Savile was one of the most serious predatory pedophiles in criminal history” and (2) the matter was covered up by the Authorities for 50 years.

      Roderick Russell 213 - 930 18 Ave SW Calgary, Canada 403.229.0864

      by rodrus on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 02:33:06 PM PDT

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      •  you can not argue with a conspiracy theorist (0+ / 0-)

        The problem is their circular logic, their self-reinforcing reasoning structures, and their inability to change their world view based on facts presented by others.

        You can either ignore them or silence them. Here on DailyKos we have the explicit policy to silence them. Kos doesn't tolerate CT.

        If you don't stop, you will be silenced.

  •  His name is now mud (0+ / 0-)

    Peter Serafinowicz's last Ask Peter feed on Twitter was a long line of Jimmy Savile Halloween costume jokes. Savile is now synonymous with filth in Britain.

    And it looks like it's pretty well deserved, no matter who was or wasn't protecting him.

  •  fresh NY Times article (15 minutes old) (0+ / 0-)

    The Savile affair is by no means restricted to the BBC, drawing in some of Britain’s most important institutions. Scotland Yard has opened an investigation involving 14 other police forces and no fewer than 340 “lines of inquiry”; it said that from 1959 to 2006, Mr. Savile might have molested 60 or more underage girls.
  •  Could you please explain (0+ / 0-)

    the completely gratuitous accusation against CSIS, that has nothing whatsoever to do with the rest of your diary?  Or is this the part based on your personal experiences, that you obviously don't want to talk about?

    190 milliseconds....

    by Kingsmeg on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 07:48:39 PM PDT

    •  Your comment on CSIS (1+ / 0-)
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      Actually, I haven’t referred to CSIS once in this article on Sir Jimmy Savile. I am not sure where your reference is coming from. Perhaps you are referring to an article on CSIS I wrote last June on this URL:

      I am more than happy to talk about my personal experiences, and I do have an agenda – which is to publicize cases where power elites, with or without the security/intelligence agencies, illegally override Rule of Law and Due Process in their own selfish interests - and what’s wrong with that?

      The “Jimmy Savile case” is indeed a shocker; how many innocent young girls were raped by him because, instead of bringing him to justice, the UK power elites protected this monster for over 40 years.

      Roderick Russell 213 - 930 18 Ave SW Calgary, Canada 403.229.0864

      by rodrus on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 02:20:16 PM PDT

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      •  U.S. journalist Leah McGrath Goodman was (0+ / 0-)

        expelled and banned from the UK because she insisted on investigating the goings-on at the Haut de la Garenne orphanage.  Celebrating One-Year Anniversary Of My UK Ban.

        She said on the Max Keiser show last month that she was told that this scandal could bring down the whole political system in the UK if the truth were aired.

        They wouldn't be saying things like that if there were not some very high-level complicity involved in this matter.

        The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

        by lysias on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 12:51:09 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

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