It's always been around, always. It's in our programming to seek the youngest mate possible, of breeding age. It's a behaviour that's been with
us since we were little more than apes. One could argue we haven't all changed that much...
Anyway, it may be happening more often, I don't know. I know the coverage of it has increased by several orders of magnitude...
These problems are aggravated by our culture, I believe. That means they can be tamed somewhat by changing the nuts and bolts of our society.
'These type of people' have different brains, in the sense that they do not equate the very young with the protective instinct, instead they equate
the very young with the courtship instinct. We can't change their brains without engaging in eugenics on a massive scale, and we can't always
protect our kids from people in a position of trust. I think the only real option is to change society.
Child molesters and Pedos are eveyrwhere, all around the globe. That being said, America consumes something like 80% of the child porn produced in
the world, so I think we've got the disease worse than anyone else.
And pedos do have rights, they just don't have the right to hurt our kids. That's the right I won't allow them. They have the right to live, to
fantasize, but not to act. When they act, they give up the right to our trust, and we have to conduct ourselves appropriately to prevent them from
being in a position to hurt a child again. Whether you want to kill them, or lock them up for life, doesn't matter to me. What matters to me is
that it won't fix the problem with more being born every day.
Rehabilitation doesn't work, except in a very few cases. The recidivism rate for child molesters is higher than average, by a long shot. They lack
the self control to deny their natural instincts, and that makes them animals among civilized men...
They're not finding younger victims, they've always preyed on children of every age. It's a fundamental flaw in their ability to conform to
societal standards. Their brains are making them attracted to girls too young to even bear children, and they lack the inteligence and self control
to understand that.
Temporary incarceration is ineffective, as proven by recidivism, because they are eventually released into the same environment that nurtured their
behavior in the first place.
The internet's got nothing to do with it. Child porn was alive long before the internet, and the only thing the internet did in regards to child
porn, was put some mail order purveyors of child porn out of business. Before the internet, child porn came in the mail.
I'm not sure what China has to do with child molesters...
You did make a great point about modern laws. Most of the laws and statutes governing equality are quite recent in this country. We're still
experiencing growth pains, as it were...
I think we can do better, in terms of our society. I envision a meritocracy for America..a system that rewards compassion and hard work. I also
think our system of serial monogamy has to go, it's simply destroying our societal fabric. There's too many people without mates, too many people
going after the same mates, it's unhealthy. We're not even evolving in a good direction, seeing as we mostly rely on sexual selection.
Give it a thousand generations..and see what the ratio of blondes to brunettes is...
I think it's silly, and we can do more to affect positive change in that area.
As it is, America's rules are contrary to the rules of nature. We presumed to impose the laws of man upon the laws of nature, above and beyond our
natural instincts. We made a conscious choice, as men, to forsake our bestial nature, and strive toward civil behavior. If we're serious about that
decision, we'd better stick with it, because we appear to be slipping...
The problem is, the world tells you to be good, but fails to reward goodness. Lying and cheating and stealing are more beneficial to a person than
being honest, forthright, and self sacrificing. The laws, for example, don't apply to the very rich. They can drink, and fight, and kill, and
steal, and they rarely get caught. They steal Billions, and get away clean..meanwhile a 16 year old kid gets locked up until he's an adult for
stealing some chump change...
There's a serious inequity. The moral authority of this country is "Do as I say, not as I do." That's bad, very, very bad. Is it any wonder
that things are so bad?
I think you need to broaden you definition of pornography. Anything that inspires sexual thought and has no artistic merit, is pornography. As the
late, great, Bill Hicks himself said, that's every commercial on television. Every billboard, every magazine add, every movie, every pop star, every
We've saturated ourself with this stuff, it's everywhere. Max Hardcore? I think you should be more concerned with Calvin Klein. Way more people,
young and old alike, see his 'art.'
Go ahead, kill one...
Will it stop the trend? No.
We have to do more than lynch these people. We have to understand the forces that led to their creation, and we have to attack the root of the
We have to reward self control, and punish, mercilessly, those who cannot stop from hurting other people. We can do that in the context of the state,
there's no need for vigilantism.
I agree, gang rapes are a real, unreported, very disturbing problem. The gang element, the complicity of other females (friends of the victim,
girlfriends of the attackers, etc.) in many cases, the age of the offenders..very disturbing factors all.
I got it.
You give the USA too much credit. It happens more often here than anywhere else, with one notable exception..Africa. Our laws are not nearly tough
enough, as evidenced by the number of repeat offenders, the rates of recidivism for these sorts of crimes, and the attitudes of the criminals.
Twelve is too young in my opinion, because child birth at that age is dangerous. It think 16 or 17 is a good age for consent, maybe even 21. Not
sure though..I think that element requires more discussion of the pros and cons.
And rehabilitation is spectacularly ineffective. The recidivism rates speak for themselves.
It's incredibly frustrating, isn't it? The amount of money spent every day to increase profit margins, the number of actions undertaken to cement
control..all those are wasted oppurtunities to do some good for the world...
They're pissing away our resources, to secure their agendas...
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