"Life," Marvin the Paranoid Android said, "don't talk to me about life!"
And there's so many interesting things about life. (I can hear my 9th grade English teacher, the feared & respected Mrs. Bauer, chastising me for starting a sentence with and. But I digress.)
Let's start off with the insanity over this
Do you want to know what irks me to know end? That they find some pervert who downloads kiddie porn, (do I have to put the obligatory "I am against kiddie porn downloading" here?) some poor schmuck who probably never would have gone out of his house to get kiddie porn if the internet wasn't so damn quick, easy and anonymous- and they take him, and put a 3 x 5 mug shot of him in the newspaper. Then they write a two page article about what a monster this guy is, give him a jail sentence longer than if he had actually raped someone, and crow about what they're doing to protect our kids.
So what's the problem, I hear you cry. The problem is that it's SMOKE AND MIRRORS. They do the easy task of finding the downloader, put his head on a spike, and like a nutty president, claim "Mission Accomplished." BUT WHAT ABOUT FINDING THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS VIDEO IN THE FIRST PLACE? WHAT ABOUT ACTUALLY SAVING THOSE KIDS WHO WERE RAPED AND TORTURED FOR THESE VIDEOS? Nope, sorry, that's too hard. Maybe the public will forget about that bit if we give these downloaders a two-page spread in the Daily News. IF YOU CAN TRACE THE REVENGE OF THE SITH DVD ON THE INTERNET BACK TO ITS SOURCE AND GIVE THE UPLOADER THREE FUCKING YEARS IN JAIL, WHY CAN'T YOU TRACE KIDDIE PORN AND SAVE SOME ACTUAL KIDS?
A friend of mine once said, "I decided to just be honest with everyone and tell them what I truthfully thought. Then no one liked me anymore." Ah, the American dream, to no longer give a damn if you're liked…