Pornography on the Internet has become the focus of more muscle flexing from the muscle-heads, that are so severely limited in their understanding of the concepts of liberty and freedom, that they themselves should all be sent back to Kindergarten. Instead the entirety of the lives of today's and yesteryear's children, will at best, narrowly escape being reduced to a set of liberties, that are deemed appropriate for ages 12 and under.
With the exception of motherhood, recent rhetoric places children at the top of every list of reasons for the existence of virtually every institution. In this case, some who disfavor what they perceive to be uncomfortably in keeping with the realities of a human nature they would rather not acknowledge, are again banging on the "It's for the children" drum to satisfy their own unsound motives.
Among the bigger of the clowns that favor the reduction of liberties, is Ziff-Davis' own Editorial Director, Jesse Berst. With a recently started email campaign, he has managed to gather up some readership for a dose of his own misguided editorial on the Ziff web site that actually promotes Internet censorship.
A selection of reader responses are included below the naive banter
of his own misguided commentary that appears here.
A special DeepWaterWeb reply appears below:
You might wish to reconsider your priorities. It seems to
me that it is far more appropriate for us to do our part to preserve liberties
that will affect the entirety of our children's lives, than to reduce the
most important of our freedoms to those deemed appropriate for years 3-12.
Also, you might make yourself aware of the most basic of parenting realities before starting any campaign that concerns children:
1. Few children that have been properly parented, have suffered much from the influence of any "bad" media--few of those who have been poorly parented have improved much from what you may consider to be "good" media.
2. Most of the personality that defines the life-long behaviors of a child is formed within the first 4 years of life. I'm not sure of too many 4-and-under's that are accomplishing too much in the way of Internet browsing.
While you're coming up to speed on these, consider a much more productive campaign to kill that terrible purple dinosaur!