reply to post by Maslo
I mostly agree with you. The problem is a lot of people have backwards ideals of the internet and of life. Call them conservative or religious or
traditional or whatever, but they're just fear-controlled.
Look, the internet has everything. It's easy to see things by mistake and so on. It's easy to see things you don't want to see - no matter what
they're. There're so many ways this can happen.
The computers have made copying and distributing too easy. That's another problem. We're near to the point - if not already there - where you can copy
and distribute without even knowing it. Once it becomes too easy to commit a crime then law courts are forced to further restrict their criminal code.
If they don't then what happens is jails become flooded with people. They cannot criminalize every little flaw - there're lots of those - without
bankrupting the country and sending our prisoners onto the streets. And prisoners can lose some of their work-related skills while in prison. So what
happens when you have a bunch of people thrown onto the streets who've been in prison for a few years and have lost their trust in government? This is
the danger of courts that have become too zealous.
I do not support pedophiles, but neither do I support a tyrant. It's disgusting that there're people who view child porn and websites that do this
should be killed as they're found. Links to them should be removed from google and there should be bots looking for them so they can be removed.
However, the act of viewing the porn does not constitute a crime in my mind. What if a person creates the images in their mind? Can you ban pedophiles
from imagining these scenes in their mind? What about cartoon child porn or drawings? There're so many examples of how it's insane to criminalize
things that cannot be directly attached to a crime. But "crusaders" love to stretch the truth.
If there's a video of a RL child on child porn sites then hunt that child down and find out who created the video. Try to stay as direct as you can
and not prosecute every indirect link - budgetary constraints. Indirect links are like people only loosely connected to the crime. You have to be
discriminating. That's what REAL law enforcement is about. That's what will have REAL results. If law enforcement and law courts fail to act
responsibly then we're one step closer to a premature entrance into total thought control. Yes, I'm implying that when we have hte capability to view
the thoughts of people and use this evidence in a court that total thought control will be the likely consequence. Our future will be inhabited by
people who cannot think "unlawful" thoughts. We will be a hive mind. In fact, all of the abduction reports of robot-like aliens which operate in a
hive mind could be genuine insights into our future. For me, it's easy to imagine that we will become a hive mind with increased technology. But all
of this will happen prematurely if we're not responsible.
Crusaders are people who PREDICT a potential crime. Therefore, unlawful thoughts can be linked to the potential for a crime to be committed in the
future. Crusaders are authoritarian in nature. They're obsessed with structure and find comfort in it. For them, pedophiles (only in mind, not action)
and unlawful thinkers (gamers?) are potential crimes waiting to happen. They're not very flexible. The reason they're dangerous when they get into
government is because of the laws they will create. Their strict structured thoughts cannot allow for free thinking or expression. They're
The problem is that reality is not as structured as the crusaders desire it to be. The structure in their minds is like the blanket that Linus carries
around in the Peanuts comic strip. Maybe something happened to them in childhood that made them fearful of things. Either way, they force reality to
fit their security envelope and it comes in the form of overreaching laws that punish inappropriately. Inevitably, their concept of reality doesn't
fit, so the wrong people are put into jail or it's excessive.
Note: The hive mind will happen irregardless of crusaders. The reason this is so is that our predictions of the future will become more accurate.
Thought control -will- happen. Crusaders just don't predict very accurately, is what I'm explaining. Yet thought control can easily be accommodated by
them. Free-thinkers, contrastingly, are repulsed by this because their thoughts are more fluid. This doesn't mean free-thinkers are better. Law and
order should be inbetween crusaders and free-thinkers.
edit on 4-6-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)