Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ok, what think you of this?

A man has been jailed for watching cartoon videos of elves, pixies and other fantasy creatures having sex. 

Ronald Clark downloaded the Japanese anime cartoons three years ago, setting in train events that would see him in court in Auckland and jailed for three months for possessing objectionable material, and sparking debate as to what harm is caused by digitally created pornography. 

Clark has previous convictions for indecently assaulting a teenage boy and has been through rehabilitation programmes, but the video nasties he was watching in this case were all cartoons and drawings.
The guy may be a first-class dirtbag, but I have a problem with jailing him because of a friggin'(literally in this case) cartoon.  Especially with this to justify it:
Anti-child pornography group ECPAT Child Alert director Alan Bell said the images were illegal because they encouraged people "to migrate from there to the real thing". 

"The distribution of it is damaging. You have to ask what impact does it have even if it's not harming [an individual child]."
The number of camel noses this sticks in the tent is kind of awesome to behold, and scary as hell.

Meanwhile, in Brady/CSGV paradise,
There have been 441 shootings and 100 homicides in the city of Chicago so far this year, according to a blog that tracks crime in Chicago.

That works out to 3.8 shootings per day or approximately one shooting every 6.3 hours.

1 comment:

Luton Ian said...

No victim - no crime

quite simple really.

The metaphysics of "society" being "harmed" when no individual within that society has been harmed - really does lead to an interesting question of what "society" might consist of,

and who decides what may contitute harm to that mental construct which is apparently divorced from the living human population of Kiwi land...