posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 12:24 PM
Originally posted by SecretFace
...My issue is that they are convicting in hindsight, but where will it stop? If you go back to the 70's, how many of guys touched up a girl and
thought nothing of it as it was the norm? How many guys slept with women without thinking if she was underage or not? It never come in to it. Yet,
today we can look back taking the moral high ground and convict based on today's moral code and law of the land...
...The government as always will hijack an issue to assist in furthering whatever agenda they are heading towards. So be careful screaming for these
celebs blood, it could set a precedent where by conviction becomes a case of who has the better story in court, rather than evidence...
Some really good points here, and something i've considered myself when i've listened to old music tracks and the guys are singing about girls that
are only 16. Though I suppose in the eighties it would still make him fifty, so a fifty and a fifteen year old? I've not been around long enough to
know how common that is. But I also remember learning about artists from older times during college and sleeping with a girl of 13 was a beautiful
thing to them and not socially frowned upon, not saying it's the same but it shows how times change our perceptions.
Something else that irks me about this rolf harris case, though it might just be me clutching at straws, is the fact that he's been charged for
making indecent images of children in the past year
, am i the only one that finds this odd?
Wasn't it around a year ago they started this operation yewtree? Surely celebs would be creeping around on tenter hooks if they were paedophilicly
inclined and not deciding it's a good time to start dabbling in producing your own child pornography. This doesn't sound right to me, but again,
what do I know.
Reminds me of a man a year or two ago who did something TPTB weren't too impressed with and suddenly he was being charged for having indecent images
of children, for the life of me I can't remember who it was. Anyway, the thing that got me about this case was that it was reported this guy had some
10 or so images on his computer. Now I don't know much about the image collecting habits of paedophiles but usually they're reported to have
hundreds going up to thousands of images.
So maybe, there's a chance that these images made in the last year are still subject to suspicion, and the loveable character that was rolf harris is
a convenient patsy for the public view of operation yewtree, nicely keeping the real creeps under the carpets.