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These guys remind me of an old quote, if you don't mind:

In the words of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor Who:

"You know the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They both donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter facts to fit their views. Which can be very uncomfortable if youíre one of the facts that needs altering."



Having been and known some of the facts who don't fit their views, I can tell you, it's very uncomfortable.


From your link. But you'll only hear the sound of crickets:

Liberalism has a blindspot when it comes to pornography. Liberals see it as a freedom issue - adults should be free to watch porn if they want, so long as no-one is harmed in the making of it. Adults should also be free to make porn if they want. Companies should be free to sell porn.

No one wants to oppose pornography, for fear it will make them look Victorian and repressed, like Mary Whitehouse. To oppose porn might be seen as 'weird' - to accept it and giggle at it is normal.

In fact, just about the only male journalist I can think of who has raised any concerns about the massive global pornography industry and its effect on all of us is Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who has become something of a moral voice in journalism.

In his 2008 book, Empire of Illusion, he asserted that porn is a particularly vicious form of corporate slavery, in which women are commodified, abused and traumatised for the pleasure of male consumers and the multi-billion-dollar profit of corporations.


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