Posted: Dec 13, 2016 8:51 pm
by The_Metatron
SafeAsMilk wrote:
The_Metatron wrote:Alternatively, if some motherfucker actually exists that gets sexual gratification from seeing a photo of a naked girl with half her skin burnt off, I will volunteer to remove the burden of further existence from said motherfucker.

Don't you think it's kinda ridiculous to decide a person needs to die based exclusively on their sexual fantasies, however disgusting they might be? What kind of thought police bullshit is this?

Clearly, I don't think it's "kinda ridiculous", do I?

People tend to do those things that they think are normal behavior, don't they? I've lived long enough and seen enough of human behavior to know that some one who is sexually gratified by naked nine year old girls with half their skin burned off is going to have even fewer problems with much less horrific situations than that one. Situations that are still beyond any standard of acceptable behavior.

You feel free to explain how that fantasy, as I've described it above, is in any way a harbinger of model citizenry.

Are you laboring under the impression that such thought policing, as you put it, doesn't already exist? Let's talk about that, in context of what's going on with Eric.

Did Eric commission the images for which he was convicted? Probably pretty safe to assume not. Surely someone did, though. Someone compelled those minors to be photographed, didn't they? Once done, once that image is captured, is that minor injured in any way by further distribution of that image? The injury was when they were compelled to be photographed, wasn't it?

The argument will then be that mere possession of child pornography fuels the situation. It motivates those who do it to do more of it. That's certainly true. What that boils down to is punishing others for motivating some child pornographer to do something they have not yet done.

Oh, but wait. Didn't you just say that was thought police? Just because those child pornographers have these fantasies, it doesn't mean they are going to act on them? Is that what you are saying?

We both know better, don't we?

This topic wouldn't even fucking exist except for the plain truth that people tend to act on their fantasies.