Dumbest Child Porn Prosecution Ever

The fine website Human-Stupidity reports that an adult man was charged with possession of child pornography and given a mandatory 2 year minimum sentence. The child porn video that he possessed was a video of himself masturbating when he was 12 years old!
That is absolutely insipid. If I take a photo of myself nude when I am 13 years old and then look at it as an adult later on, I am guilty of possession of child pornography?
We are truly in the midst of a mass hysteria and moral panic. These sort of things promote mass idiocy in large groups of humans, up to tens of millions at a time, when all rationality and reason goes out the window.

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4 thoughts on “Dumbest Child Porn Prosecution Ever”

  1. We are truly in the midst of a mass hysteria and moral panic.
    Good ol’ fashioned moral panics are as American as apple pie. Whether it was the Salem witch trials, prohibition, the vilification of prostitution combined with screeching about “human trafficking,” or the “war on drugs,” nothing says “America!” like mass neurosis.
    George Carlin in the late 90s once said that we now have a completely neurotic population obsessed with crime, safety, drugs, cleanliness, hygiene, and germs. Keep in mind that this was before 9/11 created an even greater obsession with safety and security.
    This latest incident isn’t even the worst, in my opinion. I recall reading a story about how a 16 year old girl was charged with “child pornography” after she took a naked selfie.
    The neurotic spirit of the Puritans is alive and well, it seems.

  2. I disagree with you on our neurotic population obsessed with cleanliness, hygiene, and germs. I mean, think about it.

    1. I’m hardly saying that we ought to embrace poor hygiene or anything of the sort. I just think that our obsession with constantly washing hands and avoiding all kinds of contact with germs is ridiculous.
      Everything in this nation just strikes me as excessively regulated.

      1. I think we have this silly ritual of lots of ice cubes in our drinks, but there are lots of nasty people I see all the time who buck the cleanliness protocol.

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