Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Free Speech & Child Pornography VS Children

Here is a true but horrible fact about child pornography: 76 percent of individuals arrested for Internet child pornography had molested a child.

On May 31, 2010, RTE (a television network in Ireland) had aired a "Prime Time Investigates" episode on "Crimes Against Children" . It interviewed child pornography experts from the United States (the Federal Bureau of Investigation), Europe (the European Commission) and in Ireland (the Garda). It narrates how both adult men and adult women record themselves sexually abusing minors. Infants and toddlers are also being raped. A two month old girl was recorded with a man penetrating her. These small voiceless children are being sexually abused because they cannot articulate to people what is being done to them. The most heartbreaking story is of a 12 year old boy having to face the shame of having to watch himself with his father of him being sexually abused by a trusted family friend to help law enforcement identify the molester. Many western European countries, even England, have been blocking access to child pornography Web sites. But Ireland has done nothing... It is 100 percent certain you will be able to view images and videos of minors being abused and molested online.

But this episode does not just cover Ireland, it also talks about the problem here in the United States. Fortunately, possessing any form of child pornography is illegal in both Ireland and the United States. And many do get arrested and sentenced with a "sex offender" status for life.

In May 25, 2010, the United Nations "launched a major campaign for a universal adoption of treaty protocols that outlaw the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography, and protect youngsters in armed conflicts, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calling for ratification by 2012." But will this be enough...

Japan has recently blocked a ban on child pornography in defense of the freedom of the press and free speech. This is not surprising unfortunately. Modern Japanese culture has been subtly promoting sexual abuse of women and children. There is an anime genre called hentai that mostly consist of raping young girls. And worst, there is a video game Rapelay in which you gain points by sexually molesting a woman and her two daughters. Now what does that tell you...

The same day the UN launched their campaign to protect vulnerable children, a local Philadelphia television news show (NBC) aired a report on Pedophile Playbook . Pedophile Playbook is basically a more than 700 pages long online bible through the whole process of sexually abusing a child from luring an unsuspecting victim to actually raping them in various ways. But this cannot be blocked or removed from the World Wide Web because it is protected by the US Constitution under the right to "free speech."

So, what is more important--"free speech" or children?

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