Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, May 20, 2010

'Pedophile Island' Proposed By California Gov. Candidate

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:26 AM

click to enlarge mysteriousisland.jpg
Is it just us, or does state politics have an unseemly apocalyptic tone these days? First we had "demon sheep" -- twice -- then "apostles of darkness." Now Republican gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes, an erstwhile unknown, has come forward with what just might be the wackiest millenarian campaign gimmick yet: A proposal to banish child predators to a new society called Pedophile Island off the coast of Santa Barbara.

As described on Hughes' website, Pedophile Island sounds like the result of a brainstorming session between Chris Hansen and Jules Verne. "The first of pedophiles to go to the island would be a lead team for 'their society' such as police, fire personnel, judges, fish and game agents, forest rangers, ranchers, farmers, building contractors, surveyors, and the like to establish the 'Island' community," the site states. 
 
"The 'Island' pedophiles will write their own 'Island' constitution," Hughes continues. "This 'Island' will represent a way of life that has long since been forgotten: one in which our forefathers came to this land with a wagon, some animals, seed, and tools, looking for water and land to build their lives around. These men will be provided these things so that they may keep themselves busy and build their own lives while staying out of trouble."

We don't know what to say about this, except to speculate that officials with the National Park Service, which currently administers Santa Rosa Island -- Hughes' preferred site for his pedophile utopia -- may have some objections to the plan.


Follow us on Twitter at @PeteJamison and @TheSnitchSF

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Peter Jamison

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • SuperHero Street Fair 2014

    From Batman to Superman to steampunk, people dressed up as their favorite superhero — or villain — for the annual SuperHero Street Fair held along Isails Creek, at the end of Indiana Street, on Saturday, Sept. 27. There was food, drinks, and lots of EDM music to dance to — check out all our photos form the event. Photography by Christopher Victorio.

  • @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Exhibit
    Nathaniel Y. Downes brings back photographs from exhibit @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. @Large runs through April 26, 2015.