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    Prohibiting pleasure is nothing new. The Prohibitionists were right about the personal and social costs of alcohol; everyone recognizes that alcohol is a problem for many and unhealthy for most, for the calories if for no other reason.  Yet we saw how Prohibition worked out.

    Porn may demean women and some porn certainly demeans women and the men who watch it.  I can't disagree.  But prohibition? Santorum wants to prohibit porn, but that is the same mindset that thought that if we prohibited the sale of alcohol, people would stop drinking.  

    •  it would be dumber than prohibition (0+ / 0-)

      The internet is actually mostly made up of porn.  Hilarious as that may seem to many, the majority of the internet is nothing more than porn and most data transfers are nothing more than piracy or porn traffic.  There is no way in hell they could stop that.

      Back in the days of VCR porn they had some threat that porn was essentially paying people to have sex.  So there was always a bit of legal limbo there where they could charge people for prostitution but just chose not to.  Still, it could be contained.

      The internet screwed all that up.  People can just move the location and make it somewhere where it is legal and once it's online all bets are off, everybody has it.

      And what most people think is "hardcore" porn isn't.  The really crazy stuff comes in from other countries and is less porn than it is beating the shit out of people and raping them and then beating them again.  It's little more than violence dressed up as porn.  Some of the extreme kink stuff is crazy as well.  To say nothing of snuff films.

      They can't even get illegal porn of the internet.  Child porn, actual rape porn, actual snuff films, actual stabbings and slashings, nope.  So if they think they are going to get "big butt backdoor sluts 9" off bittorrent they're in for a real shocker.

      "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

      by overclocking on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 10:15:10 AM PDT

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