10-13-2016, 11:31 AM
A little off-topic maybe, but I lost interest in the child porn hysteria thing back in 1992 or so , when I read a column written by a conservative (I think maybe James Kilpatrick was his name?).
Anyway, he wrote about some college student who fell for a U.S. Postal Service entrapment scheme -- they were randomly sending out ads in the mail peddling the crap, and he took the bait and ordered some and got arrested.
Of course, the column writer condemned the young man for wanting the stuff, but then said something like "the more troubling thing is this -- why is the U.S. government in the business of sending out illegal porn -- and why is the U.S. Postal Service the biggest distributor of it in the US?"
It's just a little cottage-industry for law enforcement -- put the stuff out there, then arrest maybe one out of a thousand who look at it. All while getting some nice OT working at a desk and building a career leaching off the productive working class.