posted on Feb, 14 2010 @ 08:10 AM
Now this one is going to be controversial on ATS, just like another thread i posted a long time ago on something similar. Hopefully it can be
discussed without insults flying around.
So here is the original story
A man has been jailed for possessing japanese manga cartoons that involve sex between minors. For those who are unfamiliar with manga it often
contains young looking characters. Anyone who has ever watched any shows like Bleach, Naruto, Evangelion, Inu Yasha and other mainstream stuff knows
that. The images this man had however were designed for the sole reason of being sexually explicit. There is no evidence he ever viewed any real chld
So should he really be imprisoned for cartoon images? I find the idea of these images disgusting but in the end no children were harmed. If this is
illegal then how can we justify any violent media? What about depictions of murder for example? They are fake but the crime of murder is real.
I have a basic view of what is acceptable, as long as no one is harmed then you can do whatever you want. These are fake images, of children that
don't exist. Drawings, nothing more and so i do not think this man should be in prison. Disgusting images yes, but not harmful as long as he's
keeping them to himself.
I open this up to ATS because i have found that even those who are really for free speech and freedom of expression cannot stretch their convictions
to cover this one.