Here's what I find strange about this.
I am a heterosexual. I've played some online games. I NEVER play them for sex. I NEVER play them to hurt someone else. My sexual preferences have
never come into the picture.
EVEN IF I was a pedophile (which I am not), why would I necessarily want to use an online game to hunt for children? Myself, I have no girlfriend. I
relieve my sexual urges privately. Sometimes I have wet dreams. Bottom line, I don't go online to find people to rape. So why would a pedophile? Why
assume that pedophiles are mindless rapists? I can imagine that many of them don't go online to hunt for children to rape. Instead they go online for
many of hte same reasons the rest of us do. To google, to play games, to look for jobs, to browse the news, and so on. To me, this ban crams
everybody together and labels them. Because people are hateful of sex offenders, they ignore it. Sex offenders do not deserve rights or freedoms? I
somewhat agree, but where do you draw the line? If you remove too many rights and freedoms, that to me is cruel and unusual punishment.
This is prejudice, in my view. It's the government getting away with crime. What creeps me out more is some people out there will think that I must
secretly be a sex offender because I am siding with them. Will government make it a crime to side with the rights of sex offenders?
I'll admit straight off that SOME sex offenders are bad people and would use the online games to hunt other children. But why ban everybody because a
small portion of them are dangerous? This smells just like the recent gun grab. Because a small portion of people abuse guns, EVERYBODY suffers.
This is precisely why our freedoms are being killed off. A small portion of humans abuse freedoms, so the rest of us lose them or suffer. This will
continue ad infinitum into the future.
What if we can't eliminate crime or abuse? If we can't then they'll be removing our freedoms with no beneficial result! It does no good if the bad
elements can't be removed. It just imprisons everyone. And when you imprison everyone to get the few bad apples, you make life not worth living. Maybe
this is why civilization collapses. People no longer accept imprisonment and reject society.
I do not reject society, yet. Nor am I a violent person. I support changing things through legal means. I am probably too lazy to change anything, but
others out there won't be so lazy. I guess government will continue to reign like a king, but this joyride won't go on forever. Eventually it'll hit a
wall. There're limits to everything. People, overall, desire freedom and a good life. Take that away, and things wear thin. Since everything interacts
with everything else, it eventually emerges. It may not emerge now or tomorrow or in the near future. Things in this world sometimes go on for
hundreds or thousands of years. But what goes around comes around, in time. Nothing is impervious.
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