You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #69: Our gulag-archipelago [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:24 AM
Response to Reply #68
69. Our gulag-archipelago
To me, that is one of the most salient facts about our country right now, and it probably at least partially colors how I view KP laws.

When someone is incarcerated for viewing pictures, though they have not in any way contributed to the exploitation of anyone, I view that as very scary. Some have pointed out that those who would view such pictures are more likely to actually hurt children (though others disagree with that). Even if it's so, the idea of incarcerating someone for what they might do seems to me like the road to hell.

You know what is the biggest genetic predictor we know of for violent crime? The Y chromosome. But I've never heard anyone suggest that we incarcerate people for that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC