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One thing we can hope for...

Posted by Dissident on Sunday, April 08 2018 at 4:27:49PM
In reply to All our sites may soon be gone, thanks to new law posted by Markaba on Saturday, April 07 2018 at 1:10:45PM

... is that the ACLU recognizes this for what it is, is willing to stand up against manipulated public sentiment (sometimes it is; sometimes it isn't), and challenge this legally. And by doing that, encouraging many other civil libertarian organizations and activists to follow suit.

The sex trafficking hysteria is another form of moral panic, largely perpetrated by NGO's and the career-seeking opportunists among them, to encourage the rationalization for more forms of censorship of unpopular speech by using the old saw claim that it can "lead" to this or that type of activity. Sometimes the sex trafficking hysteria -- which, btw, is a modern form of the "white slavery" panic that plagued America during the late 19th and early 20th century media for similar purposes -- is sometimes connected with the alleged "nefarious" activities of our community, but also used as an a moralizing bludgeon against adult sex work in general. It attempts to make people think of horrific scenarios whenever sex work is mentioned or thought of, much as the liberals likewise attempt to get the public to think of sweatshop conditions whenever child labor in general is mentioned.

As for the recent fiasco with the FCC on net neutrality, challenges to that ruling are now underway.

Thank you for keeping us informed of this.


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