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Why we need to stamp out Child Porn



There are 2 reasons. 

One, Children need to be protected from abuse.  They need to be protected from their own sexualisation - which is already underway through the mainstream media via sexualised pop music that is increasingly becoming popular amongst children. 

There is a need to reinstate the wondrous value of childhood that emphasis curiosity, wonder, and awe in the non-primitive aspects of life rather than its baser aspects, be it sexual, competition, and so on.  When this is reinstated, children themselves become a reminder to us all that we are more than the baser aspects of our personas.

Secondly, the problem with the internet where such content is available can be suggestive in its impact on adults.  One can move from viewing such material out of curiosity to developing an actual interest in such things, where they might not have done so if not for such exposure.  The media’s movement against such things can also serve to publicise it, and unwittingly stoke said curiosity.  So what we have here is a need to save not only the children, but adults as well from being what they otherwise would not be, or what would otherwise not occur to either.  The purity of childhood reminds us all of the purity from whence we emerged.  In this sense, victims are created out of both sectors.

what we have here is a need to save not only the children, but adults as well from being what they otherwise would not be, or what would otherwise not occur to either. The purity of childhood reminds us all of the purity from whence we emerged.It is unfortunate indeed, that the progress of our profit-oriented socio-economic system can oftentimes be linked to increasing emphasis on humanity’s baser propensities, be it competition, mutual antagonism (inter-company, inter-national, inter-race, inter-community, inter-religious, etc), consumerism, instant gratification, sexualisation (as opposed to spiritualism), materialism, amongst others.  There appears to be an overarching focus on the baser aspects of humanity that inhibits the articulation of these baser aspects in more intelligent and creative and higher level forms.  I suppose one could say that capitalism unleashes all sorts of evils, and then much effort is made to keep it under reigns.  I suppose the final assault on children, through their sexualisation, consumerisation, etc, etc, bear a resemblance in that it reduces them, and through them, us, to less than we are otherwise capable of being.

In this sense, to stamp out child porn needs to be pursued in tandem with the desexualisation of children in the media, fashion, music industry, and also with a more insightful focus on our other human propensities be it through spiritualism, community, empathy, creativity, and intellectual growth.  And an important point here is that there needs to be a conscious move against evils in society, as opposed to a simplistic ‘evil persons’ in society.  Apathy is out.  The more we become apathetic, the more we set ourselves to being imbibers.  That is when we can fall victim to all sorts of influences as we become less of an ‘activist’ and more of a consumer.  That is when our first impulses in the face of various types of bad influence would be to fall for it as opposed to working against it.  That is when, when we are faced anything, ranging from political oppression, exploitation, child porn, anti-social behaviour, to unthinking consumerism or self-indulgence, our first feelings would be to oppose it instead of falling for it. 

the evils we indulge in is oftentimes a result of our attempting to compensate for the good that we are deprived of. In that, our various sense of deprivation can make us inclined toward various types of evils. But in this general tendency, we are all the same. Let’s not forget that the evils we indulge in is oftentimes a result of our attempting to compensate for the good that we are deprived of.  In that, our various sense of deprivation can make us inclined toward various types of evils.  But in this general tendency, we are all the same. 

This positive effort itself can serve to counter the mutually antagonistic, utilitarian, and competitive tone and temperament of the socio-economic and pop-cultural system we are currently interned in.  Rather than allow the system to dictate our untoward development, we can, through a conscious and conscientious effort to make more of ourselves and our children, develop our system into more than it otherwise would be, and through that effort, make ourselves into more than we might otherwise be inclined to be.


Amen


ed





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