reply to post by warrenb
I don't know what's worse, their preying on children or your embracing of genocide. As vile an act as pedophilia is, it is not a "lifestyle
choice". While these people DO have control over their actions, they have no control over their compulsions. Do you have any idea the mental anguish
many of these people are forced to live with? Who consider their compulsions as vile and evil as you do, yet are helpless to change or eradicate them?
Yeah, there's quite a few monsters who will indulge in their compulsions with no regard to the children who's lives they're destroying. Those
people need to stopped, as well as the media they traffic in. They're not all like that though, with (I suspect) the vast majority of them keeping
their fetish well within the realm of fantasy. This is partly why I am against crackdowns on drawn artwork, as artwork is a work of fantasy - having
no direct causality to victimization and can help placate urges which would otherwise be feasible in reality.
The OP article is right, btw, though I think presented in a bit of an unclear and interpretable manner. From the quote - in can be easily inferred
that pedophiles will have no problems with murder if it means a lower prison sentience. Pedophiles aren't remorseless murderers, though if they
can't fight their urges and think they might get caught, it increases the likelihood of a rush of panic leading to the child's death.
For parallel, there's some pretty sick and far out there fetishes which the internet has shed light upon. Did you know that cannibalism is a fetish
some people have (both as predator and prey)? Quite a few people, actually... even if it's one of the more obscure fetishes. Yet... cases such as
Jeffery Dahlmer are extremely rare. Why is that? There's a broader subset of this that includes being eaten by animals - either whole or torn to
shreds - people RPing predator and prey. How many people are really willing to murder or be killed for their fetish? Should the artists be jailed for
drawing cannibalism art? Should the consumers (no pun intended) be jailed for viewing it?
If the very people who's fetish is the death and consumption of other people are so rarely compelled to actual murder, why would a pedophile who's
compulsions are sex and relations with children so easily absolve the issue of murder? I don't think they would... except for the situations as the
I think you should be glad you were born with or developed normal fetishes... like nurses/maids, bunny girls, feet, plushies, whips, latex, trannies,
cyborg girls, ponies, furries, futa, tentacles, sounding, etc. Whatever your kink, you can avoid practicing it in reality if you so choose... but
you're not going to make yourself stop being attracted to it. Neither can pedophiles.
Punish those who act on their compulsions, for those actions, but don't sit here and pretend you have some moral high ground to advocate cold blooded
murder of human beings for something that's totally out of their control. You might as well be advocating the genocide of homosexuals or the Jews.
And yes... it is applicable - because a Jew can no more choose to be a Jew than a pedo can choose to be a pedo. If you want to call them out for being
inhuman, then you should at least have the decency to not act inhuman yourself.
[edit on 18-6-2009 by Lasheic]