Jimmy Tarbuck, Operation Yewtree Victim, Breaks Down in Tears on National TV

Jimmy Tarbuck, the popular Liverpool comedian and school friend of John Lennon, has been one of the highest profile victims of the medieval witchhunt against celebrities taking place in the UK since the Savile scandal broke. Here, he breaks down on national tv whilst describing how no less than 18 members of the police broke into his home one morning, without warning, to seize his possesions and arrest him on the basis of a false claim that he had sexually abused a young boy decades ago.

And here’s an excellent editorial that appeared in the Sunday Times the other week over another celebrity victim who had charges dropped after a year of stress and humiliation – Paul Gambaccini :

On October 10 last year the disc jockey and music connoisseur Paul Gambaccini was told he would not be facing charges of child sex abuse. Had the British justice system been working properly he might have greeted this news with unalloyed relief. His reaction has instead been chiefly one of anger, and with good reason. He had by that time been on police bail for 12 months. During that time his name and reputation were dragged through the mud even though police had not interviewed him since the day of his arrest, or produced a shred of evidence against him.

Gambaccini’s ordeal by bail is merely the most egregious of many in which the police and Crown Prosecution Service, caught napping by the Savile scandal, have overcompensated to shameful effect. The basics of due process have been forgotten. Rules intended to help police investigations have been abused to drag them out, and the real victims of child sex abuse are in danger of being overlooked by police forces pursuing celebrities for the sake of being seen to act. The case for reform is clear and urgent.

In an interview today Gambaccini describes being overcome by “rage attacks” while under investigation. He claims police in his case trampled on the principle that the law holds everyone innocent until proven guilty. The personal cost to an innocent man is clearly too high, but what his story says about the trustworthiness of the judicial system is even more troubling.

The presumption of innocence requires that police scrupulously follow the evidence. When there is no evidence there should be no fishing expeditions. It is clear now that Gambaccini’s innocence, and the flimsiness of the allegations against him, could have been established with a few quick checks. They were not made. Instead, the shadow of suspicion hung over him as police invited colleagues and acquaintances to testify against him and renewed his bail every three months without judicial oversight or approval.

Senior figures were responsible but have not been held accountable. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan police commissioner, Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), and her predecessor, Sir Keir Starmer, have all been in a position to stop the prosecutorial pendulum swinging from indifference to the rights of victims to indifference to the rights of the accused. They have failed in this duty, not only in Gambaccini’s case but in others that formed part of Operation Yewtree, into alleged child sex abuse, and Operation Elveden, into alleged bribery of public officials by journalists. There are worrying signs, too, in the investigation into an alleged Westminster paedophile ring, in which the evidence of a single witness has been deemed “credible and true” without corroboration.

Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, the former DPP, has supported Gambaccini’s call for a ban on naming suspects before they have been charged. This is problematic. It would establish a legal framework for secret arrests that would be inimical to justice and free speech. What is clear is that the right balance between protection for accusers and the accused has not been struck. Anonymity is vital for genuine victims of abuse, but those who bring false accusations should know they will be named and potentially prosecuted.

Above all, police bail must be reformed. At present bail can be renewed indefinitely, giving police scant incentive to press ahead with legitimate investigations and drop those for which they have no evidence. Before the election the home secretary proposed limiting police bail to 28 days, renewable only with the approval of a senior officer. After three months it would have to be a judge. This proposal was in the Queen’s Speech but is not yet law. Even in an age of complex cross-border cybercrime, justice delayed is justice denied.

Jimmy Savile’s Niece to be Investigated Over Fraudulent Sex Abuse Claim

The Daily Mail reports that Jimmy Savile’s niece is to be investigated by the police for fraudulently accusing the deceased entertainer of sexually abusing her in order to claim the offered financial reward.  The paper asks ‘how many more’ of the 211 other necrophiliac gold diggers accusers will be investigated, but continues to describe Savile as a paedophile and child sex abuser :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798457/how-savile-s-niece-s-demand-compensation-led-police-fraud-probe-daughter-says-story-false-211-claims-vast-payments-police-investigate.html

Detectives have launched a criminal inquiry into suspected fraud over claims of sex abuse by Jimmy Savile, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The extraordinary development centres on allegations by Savile’s own great-niece, Caroline Robinson, who claims she was sexually abused by him as a child – and is seeking thousands of pounds in compensation.
But following inquiries by this newspaper, police in West Yorkshire have confirmed they have now launched a probe. And both West Yorkshire and detectives from Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree have said they would investigate other claims if fraud were suspected.
Some 211 people came forward claiming compensation after alleged abuse by the DJ, who died in 2011. The following year, a TV documentary exposed his predatory behaviour, opening a floodgate of claims.

When the niece suddenly came out with the allegations (along with the hundreds of others) at the height of the Savile witch hunt hysteria two years ago, the Daily Mail, like the rest of the media, lapped it up uncritically. The niece not only slandered her dead uncle, but also her own grandmother, who she claimed knew of the non-existent abuse and kept quiet about it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221388/Jimmy-Savile-scandal-Abused-great-niece-Caroline-Robinson-paedophile-DJ-bought-relatives-silence.html

Steve Moxon – Dave Lee Travis: Another Yewtree travesty of justice

http://stevemoxon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/dave-lee-travis-another-yewtree.html

Where is the evidence?
An accusation is not evidence.
An accusation requires evidence even to begin to be established.
Parallel accusations are not evidence, and they are not mutually corroboratory simply for being in parallel; especially when the context is a high-profile police trawl of a celebrity, because self-evidently this is almost guaranteed to generate multiple false allegation.
False allegation of sexual assault, notably rape, is commonplace, and research – along with examination of media-reported cases – shows the often incredible triviality of motivation.
Then there is ‘false memory’ of various forms, which is a major problem with ‘historic cases’ such as this – an alleged incident 20 years ago.
The CPS should never have brought this case, which is a re-trial of what was itself a trial that never have been brought. It should never have passed even first-base in consideration, but such is the serious anti-male prejudice of the CPS that the case was progressed in the hope that most of the jury would share similar prejudices. On this occasion, most did — but some did not: conviction was on a majority verdict only.
On top of all this is the triviality of the alleged offence: fondling breasts is barely even a serious misdemeanour, never mind a notable criminal offence. It’s straining definition to term it ‘sexual assault’ when the genitals of neither alleged perpetrator not putative victim are in any way involved — the term ‘groping’ is improperly applied to anything other than hands on genitals. And the usual context is of frivolity (even if that may be a cover for unwanted fondling).
The whole Yewtree fiasco is near beyond belief, and will be seen in retrospect as a stark manifestation of the loony era of ‘identity politics’.

Chris Brand’s Politically Incorrect Thoughts 12th May 2014

IQ & PC by Chris Brand

RAPE IS NOT RAPE

As the President of the Oxford Union found himself arrested in his Christ Church rooms at 7am and bailed (till June) pending possible charges of rape (dated to January, 2013, when he had attended a drinking competition between male and female clubs), an Independent columnist proposed re-titling ‘rape’ as ‘non-consensual sex’ so as to persuade juries to convict (7 v).

{Eliminating the implication of struggle by the victim would be a sop to feminoids; as would ‘non-consensual sex’ avoiding the implication of penetration. Reformers aiming to incarcerate more men could then move on to redefining murder as ‘non-consensual death’….}

Top BBC man, Stuart Hall, 84, found charges of rape of two teenagerettes raised against him after forty years and despite the girls admitting that they had gone back for more ‘rape’ on scores of occasions (as they sought careers at the Beeb).

A further sign that prosecutors had lost touch with the idea that an ‘assault’ had to involve lack of consent on the part of the victim (as well as with realism and compassion) was provided as the Beeb’s superstar Rolf Harris (CBE; 84; royally admired painter of the Queen) went on trial for ‘sexual assaults’ on a teenagerette for which, after she had not complained at 13, she repeatedly returned for more and ended having a full-blown sexual affair with Harris in her twenties for which her father received a grovelling written apology when he discovered his daughter’s ‘ordeal’ thirty years later.
{Yes, it would not be long before all successful men were deemed rapists – as well as being racists, fascists and paedophiles.}

BOTTLE OF BRITAIN

Though Ukip continued to enjoy a poll lead, its leader Mr Farridge chose to seek refuge in LibLabCon middle ground (Telegraph, 5 v). Presumably intent on winning seats in the Brussels ‘parliament’ (which did not speak English, make jokes or have any power over the European Commission), Farage not only bottled out from standing for MP in conservative Newark but spent his gift of air time on the BBC’s prestigious Andrew Marr TV chat show denouncing racism, rejoicing in his sacking of one ‘fruitcake’ Ukip candidate per day as MSM demanded, and boasting of Ukip’s ‘ethnic minority’ membership (two Blacks and a Sikh were produced).

Thus he could not explain why Kippers did not want Romanians living nearby – for he could not mention the word ‘gipsy’; he could not explain why Blacks needed to be stopped and searched; he could not address the Muslim sexual code which led to FGM and the pimping of White girls; and admission of the low IQ of the third world was beyond him even as 230 Nigerian virgins remained abducted and the Brazilians of the favelas got shooting in practice for the World (Soccer) Cup.

Farage’s deference to PeeCee mirrored Jeremy Clarkson’s “begging forgiveness” for uttering the n-word [nigga] in order to keep his £17Mpa at the Beeb. But Farridge choosing discretion as the better part of valour set aside race realism and free speech and ushered in LibLabConYUk.

“RACISM” KILLS

When a young Black male found his path blocked outside a Tesco Express in Kingston-on-Thames by a bicycle wheeled by a 91-yr-old White war hero and campaigner against apartheid, he idly called the pensioner “a racist” who should already be dead and give him a push, felling him and fracturing his hip, leading to the death of the much-decorated oldie a few months later (D.Telegraph, 8 v).

{Yes, a generation of peecee hysteria had led to it being possible to call just about anyone racist with impunity – but not without serious cost to some of those so abused.}

GENE FOR IQ

A scientific team at U.California San Francisco discovered that a common form (held by one person in five) of a gene already associated with long life also improved learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s (Medical Xpress, 8 v). The researchers found that people who carry a single copy of the KL-VS variant of the KLOTHO gene perform better on a wide variety of cognitive tests. When the researchers modelled the effects in mice, they found it strengthened the connections between neurons that make learning possible — what is known as synaptic plasticity — by increasing the action of a cell receptor critical to forming memories. The variant did not delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, but meant that sufferers started their decline from a higher point of intelligence so were not so quickly in trouble.

{In deference to PeeCee, the authors themselves, led by neurologist Dena Dubal, could not mention ‘IQ’ or ‘intelligence.’ The link between the KLOTHO gene and longevity had been discovered in 1997.}

AMERICA ENDING

The annual conference of American Renaissance turned out have involved proper soul-searching about the country’s demise into negritude and the failure of AR’s race realism to have the slightest impact (Radix Journal, 8 v); but there was no psychology, no tribute to Art Jensen and Phil Rushton (who had died just months previously), no consideration of the Islamicization of Western Europe, and no mention of how Vladimir Putin’s Russia (while retaking the Crimea almost bloodlessly, supporting the Russian speakers of eastern Ukraine, and protesting against a ‘bearded lady’ [a drag act] winning the Eurovision ‘Song’ Contest) was managing to resist at once the disasters of mad Mueslidom, the tyranny of western PeeCee/Multiculturalism and the impoliteness of North Korea calling Churchill-hating US President Obarmy a “dirty, wicked, unevolved monkey” (Washington Post, 8 v).

Barbara Hewson – ‘Operation Yewtree : defaming the dead?’

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/operation-yewtree-defaming-the-dead/14994

(excerpt)

Is it right that unproven, sometimes hysterical accusations can be made against the deceased? …

…By way of an example, consider the backlash following lurid accusations about Jimmy Savile in ITV’s heavily promoted Exposure documentary on 3 October 2012. By 8 October, his family had his headstone removed from his grave, for fear of vandalism. The hysteria generated by the media continued to escalate. Vandals targeted his holiday home in Scotland. That level of threat certainly sounds serious enough to engage a new Article 8 right, to protect the dead and their families.

Again, headlines like the Daily Express one that said ’ ‘Jimmy Savile was part of Satanic ring: Savile beat and raped a 12-year-old girl during a secret Satanic ritual in a hospital’ could not be more sensational, provocative and extreme.

That story continued: ‘Savile, who died aged 84 in October 2011, is now Britain’s worst sex offender after police revealed he preyed on at least 450 victims aged eight to 47.’

If Savile were alive, one can imagine the libel writ coming the very same day. That Express report omits to mention that Satanic ritual abuse is a myth, which was comprehensively debunked in the early 1990s. It also fails to explain how the police are arbiters of truth in historical sex claims. Savile was Catholic, and such vilification might even be said to evoke older Protestant stereotypes of Catholics as agents of the anti-Christ.

Barbara Hewson – Clifford’s Sentence has little to do with justice

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/cliffords-sentencing-has-little-to-do-with-justice/14981

(excerpt)

Thanks to prolonged campaigning by feminists, the sexual-offences regime, which Labour introduced in 2003, is much more draconian. Sentences have got longer, and if a judge goes against the prevailing popular mood, there will be an angry campaign to get the sentence lengthened. We now have a modern ‘social purity’ movement that drives the debate about sex crime, prostitution, pornography, and how the state should regulate sexual conduct generally. It is intolerant of the idea that one might apply a gradated approach to such offences, depending on the specific facts, and prefers a much more draconian approach.

It continually deploys the rhetorical device of ‘paedophile’ to sexual offending against teenagers, though this is wrong. Strictly, ‘paedophilia’ is a psychiatric disorder in a person aged 16 years of more, who is predominantly or exclusively sexually interested in prepubescents. But the continual misuse of the word whips up a mood of public anger and revulsion against those accused of historic sex abuse.

Max Clifford, Paedocrite, Jailed for 8 Years

Max Clifford, celebrity ‘spin doctor’, and now favourite behind David Futrelle for the 2014 Paedocrite of the Year award, has been jailed for a staggering 8 years for a string of minor ‘assaults’ on women and girls nearly half-a-century ago.

The Judge ordered the sentences for each ‘crime’ to be served consecutively – something that is very rare in the UK justice system.

The conviction is the first under Operation Yewtree, the attempt by the police, the NSPCC, and the rest of the feminist establishment to airbrush out of history the very different and un-feminist sexual attitudes of the past.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2618575/Max-Clifford-arrives-court-sentenced-sex-attacks-admitting-fears-worst-sent-prison.html

Although it couldn’t happen to a more deserving paedocrite, the punishment is simply outrageous.

A reader in the KingofHits forum puts it well :

The judge said….” ‘These offences may have taken place a long time ago, when inappropriate and trivial sexual behaviour was more likely to be tolerated, but your offending was not trivial, but of a very serious nature”

But they are as trivial as can be, if they ever happened at all.

From the mail..
Quote
THE POTENTIAL MODEL: It was claimed that Clifford met the girl, then aged 15, while in Spain in the summer of 1977, and offered to find her modelling work. She was later called by a ‘Terry Miller’, who told her she was ‘really lucky’ as Clifford was ‘so influential’. The prosecution says ‘Miller’ was either Clifford himself, or someone he had asked to ‘reel her in’. She claimed that, when she was alone with Clifford, he told her to take her top and bra off because he needed to see her breasts. He later forced her to perform sex acts while he assaulted her.
UNQUOTE

So she willingly took her top off?

QUOTE
THE ‘BOND GIRL’: The prosecution said Clifford told a 19-year-old actress, who had been cast in the Bond film Octopussy, that she was perfect for a role in a production starring Charles Bronson, but said he had to take pictures of her in her underwear and send them to the actor. She agreed, and posed for the photos, but when Clifford asked her to open her legs, she refused. He then tried to grab and kiss her and pushed her down on a sofa, but she fought him off, kicking him in the groin, it was claimed.
END QUOTE

So she agreed to saucy pics and he only “tried” to grab and kiss her? What did she think she was there for?

QUOTE
THE WOULD-BE ACTRESS: The court heard that, in the early 1980s, Clifford told a girl that he could ‘get her on TV tomorrow’, but needed to see her figure. She took her dress off, at which point Clifford is said to have groped her. Then his wife rang; Clifford answered, and began to masturbate. He then tried to force the girl to perform a sex act on him.
END QUOTE

Took her dress off? So she agreed to the casting couch?

QUOTE
THE DANCER: Clifford allegedly approached an 18-year-old in a nightclub, after asking if she wanted a film role. It was claimed he made a call and handed the phone to the dancer; the man on the other end said she could have a screen test if she confirmed whether Clifford was circumcised. Clifford then went to a toilet cubicle with her and forced her to masturbate him, prosecutors claim.
END QUOTE

So she willingly engaged. At eighteen. Gee whiz!

http://www.kingofhits.co.uk/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=65&func=view&catid=2&id=114841

Chris Brand’s Un-PC Thoughts – April 21st 2014

IQ & PC (Chris Brand)

HAPPY EASTER!

Good news arrived for Christianity as the Harvard Theological Review carried an article confirming a papyrus fragment from mediaeval Egypt recording that Jesus had talked of “my wife” and that (as scholars had suspected since 1975) Mary Magdalene had been “a major leader of the early Jesus movement” (Indie, 12 iv).

Such normalizing of Christianity had the capacity to free the moribund religion finally from the Roman Catholic supersition that sex was suspect and that men could have only one wife and must then at death give all their money to the Church – thereby denying the role of the family which both socialists and capitalists had been keen to play down along with the realities of genetic differences occurring both between and within families which were readily visible to all but followers of antiquated egalitarian supersitions.

The declarations of some kind of ‘faith’ by Messrs Cameron and Miliband were welcome in so far as they recognized the need to get beyond the usual overwhelmingly environmentalistic and bullying preoccupations of lacklustre politicians; but a commitment to the Christian West’s scientific search for truth would have been more impressive – especially together with a commitment not to suppress the truth when it hovered within view.

HOMOSEXUALS FOR JUSTICE  

As Nigel Evans MP was cleared of sexually molesting young men (so only the stains of …., boozing and poor judgment remained on his character) voices piped up on the BBC decrying “the sex abuse industry,” “hysteria” and Britain’s lack of a ‘statute of limitations’ [on ancient-historical prosecutions] – too late for paedophiles (who had been deserted and beaten by homosexuals who claimed to target only 16+ youths) but still welcome.

SCHOOLS USELESS – AUTHOR

Top author for British teenagers, Terry Deary, who had sold 25M copies of Horrible Histories and was writing Rotten Romans and Barmy British Empire told the Telegraph’s arts correspondent that school was a “waste of time,” centrally because of boring teachers “kicking conformity into children” and failing to treat them according to their own talents (9 iv). His own frustration with educational authority had, he said, led to the “subversive” and “anarchic” strands in his writing.

DON’T TALK ABOUT THE ETHNICS

As Europe’s latest ethnic conflict hotted up, MSM (esp. BBC) laboured hard to avoid saying it was a struggle between ethnic groups derived (in so far as Ukraine’s tortured history allows) from the western Galicians and the eastern Cossacks, speaking different languages (Ukrainian, Russian), and following different religious creeds (Greek-Catholic [‘Uniate’], Orthodox).

In Nigeria, just outside the capital Obujaodoody, Muslims managed – with a car bomb during the rush hour – to kill 71 Christians and hospitalize another 124 without unduly upsetting multiculti MSM. The abduction of a hundred nubile Christian damsels was atrtributed to the Muslim fanatics of Cocoa Pyjamas.

‘UMAN RIGHTS – A LAUGHING STOCK

The UN Human Rights Council consigned itself to the doghouse by sending to Britain a womyn of repellent visage, Indian origin and South African citizenship to “monitor” female inequality in the course of a two-week stay meeting kindred malcontents.

Rashida Manjoo was duly shocked by page 3 girls, by date rape going unpunished {by juries}, by men walking on the outside of pavements, by women earning slightly less {in line with their more modest range of IQs and with many of the brighter chicas working from homes which they maintained – with the help of Polish servant girls – for the high-IQ husbands which they had chosen}.

The feminoid ‘liberal’-left kept quiet about Manjew’s nonsense; but Tory treasure Eggwina Currie (former health minister) wondered whether the goon had ever been to Saudi or other countries where women were circumcised (genital mutilation), forbidden books, married off early, banned from driving, had no maternity leave and were liable to find themselves divorced at a moment’s notice.

Thus did the UN distract itself from what should have been its major task: completing the happy victory of having the whole world liberated by learning to speak English – even perchance in Glasgow.

ABUSOHYSTERIA PROTESTED  

Following several recent trials in which elderly celebrities had their lives ruined by accusations of ancient-historical sexual hanky-panky [paedophilic in 2/4 cases] of which juries found them innocent, and with a second trial of disc jockey Dave Lee Travis about to start, the robustly right-wing Tory Anne Widdecombe showed her libertarian side as she asked whether the police and Crown Prosecution Service had not got better things to do than waste vast sums (not least the savings of those accused) on such frivolous pandering to the claims of gold-diggers (Daily Express, 16 iv).

OUTSPEAKING FOR MARRIAGE

Standing up for his convictions, an English High Court judge (of the Family Division) quit after being told by peecee colleagues that he could not speak in favour of marriage. In an interview, Sir Paul Coleridge, 64, had angered gay rights campaigners when he said Government same-sex marriage plans were a “minority issue” because it affected only “0.1%” of the population during a time in which society was facing a “crisis of family breakdown” and said people should not have children unless stably married.

In 2013, Coleridge was handed a formal warning from the Judicial Conduct and Investigations Office declaring that his decision to give this interview, and another one in which he discussed the “decline of marriage,” was “incompatible with his judicial responsibilities and therefore amounts to judicial misconduct”.

He criticised the decision as a “disproportionate and unfair reaction to a few lines in two newspapers”. Rather than condone Britain’s having become a society in which 11% of adults were un-remarried divorcees and only a half of children would grow up in a two-parent family, Sir Paul organized some 100 legal and kindred traditionalist experts to form the think-tank ‘The Marriage Foundation’ to research marriage (with its links to income and happiness in the couple and lawabidingness in the children) and to campaign for long-lasting marital relationships (Daily Mail, 17 iv; Daily Telegraph, 18 iv, p.2).

A robust denunciation of the UK Coalition government for doing nothing for married couples via the tax system was provided by the previous Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey (Daily Mail, 19 iv, ‘The fact is, marriage has been treated shabbily by today’s politicians’).

IQ MARCHES ON

As an updating of America’s ‘Scholastic Aptitude Test’ (SAT) was announced, a helpful article about SAT being an IQ test and predicting educational and job success as such (even controlling for SES) appeared in Slate (17 iv) — with summaries of work by Frank Schmidt and Ian Deary. A quote:

“What this all [these finding mean] is that the SAT measures something—some stable characteristic of high school students other than their parents’ income—that translates into success in college. And what could that characteristic be? General intelligence. The content of the SAT is practically indistinguishable from that of standardized intelligence tests that social scientists use to study individual differences, and that psychologists and psychiatrists use to determine whether a person is intellectually disabled—and even whether a person should be spared execution in states that have the death penalty. Scores on the SAT correlate very highly with scores on IQ tests—so highly that the Harvard education scholar Howard Gardner, known for his theory of multiple intelligences, once called the SAT and other scholastic measures “thinly disguised” intelligence tests.”

MULTICULTI MAYHEM

The internal contradictions of multicultidom achieved star billing on p.1 of the Telegraph (19 iv) as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rev Justinia Oilwellby, came out with his insoluble dilemma about homosexuality. It had been made clear to him on a visit to South Sudan that, if the CofE allowed its priests to conduct gay marriages, the lives of perhaps a million Black Christians in Africa would be at risk – scores of thousands had already been killed or raped by Mueslis who believed that Christians aimed to convert them and turn them into sodomites.

On the other hand, if Welby continued to ban homosexual marriage, he would alienate about half his clergy and perhaps a quarter of his flock in Britain. All he could do was to hope to placate the different cultures with a long-running committee….

Links relating to some of the topics Chris Brand discussed today :

Prospect.org – Did Jesus Have a Wife?

Telegraph – Horrible Histories creator says school is a waste of time.

BBC – Gunmen abduct ‘about 100 schoolgirls’.

Telegraph – Widdecome on Nigel Evans : ‘the odd drunken pass does not make somebody a rapist’.

Telegraph – Sir Paul Coleridge retires and calls for an end to family breakdown.