The Conservatives especially, but indeed most politicians will look around for easy targets to drum up public sympathy against one group or another, just so that they can do something at the end of the day, that will effect everyone.
In the USA the Government would not be able to get away with this, since it would be in direct contravention of their constitution, and yet UK Governments pull the wool over their own populace eyes, and make people in this country think they can do nothing about it. In the USA, major business would fund any fight against such legislation.
This Government has brought in more laws that restrict its population under the guise of terrorism, then any previous Government, and have indeed cancelled out a lot of the hard fought over liberties that have taken years to bring about.
In the past we had policeman forcing strip searches on people to ostensibly look for weapons or drugs, when there was a large gathering such a a festival. This was overturned and made illegal, now this Government have turned that back around again, and any person may be stopped and searched under the anti-terrorism act.
There are many such laws, or I should really say legislative laws passed by this Government that restrict peoples liberty.
This is just another excuse to sensor the general public, they always use children and terrorism as scapegoats to implement things like this.
Now it is porn, next it will be violence or political views they do not like and before you know it it's a permanent filter and you have the British version of the great firewall of China
Big companies and governments all over the world have been at this for some years now to censor the internet but in small enough steps the general population does not care enough to fight back.
I really do agree, porn is just another excuse by Government to impose legislation on its populace, and will do nothing more than force the culture underground.
Sylar wrote:Surely we need to stop the children from BEING the porn? I don't care if my 12yr old looks at porn.
The government are idiots - they teach sex education to 8yr olds in school!
Very true and the kids are always embarrassed when talking to a parent of the opposite sex about it, or just don't talk about it at all.
re# Skilgannon wrote:my lad is 13 soon and I wouldn't let him watch it and I WOULD care if I found out he had!
just to note as well
allowing a minor to watch Porn is classed as child abuse
Shame that some parents are so deluded as to think this will stop their children.
It may stop them for a while, but that too will pass.
Government also needs to stop deluding itself, that it can legislate away every problem they perceive as being harmful.
When there was no internet, what did the kids do, they had peer groups, who had older siblings who had peer groups with yet older siblings, and pictures and tales were passed down that chain to the very young, Now we have put a short-cut on that by giving the kids starter peer groups in the schools themselves at a very young age. and because they are now educated in mixed sex groups, manage to be even more promiscuous at the earliest age of any generation prior to those education practices.
If legislation is brought in and because of the sex education given at such a young age, those groups of kids will get information second hand, regardless of what their parents or Government think or want. This will just create an underground movement that will be harder to trace.
There is also another factor involved here, and that is one of loss of business to these site, does anyone think they are going to sit idly by and do nothing. If I call a site digging for victory, call it a gardening site, then stick porn on it, will the software be able to tell the difference between a naked breast and a good Marrow
Mind you, when this Conservative Government drum up peoples support regarding the EU and how they want to change(restrict that is) the human rights act, then there will be even less laws that will support the general populace, and allow them to get away with restricting you even more.
There have been acts that have been carried out which are treasonous
http://www.englishconstitutiongroup.org ... fOzTm3lcyYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XeV4cfgTcI
The Ministers and the treason committed are as follows:
Closure of the Lords by David Cameron and Nick Clegg. This attempted to subvert the makeup of Parliament and the allegation is that it constitutes the major crime of sedition, which at this level, is high treason.
If you really want to do something about porn, you need to start with the current media, and fashion businesses, who print pictures of young women that look more child like, and have models that look like they are hardly into puberty. The whole media crap generated from making children up to look adult-like, with make-up and outfits which can only be described as provocative on an adult female, transposed onto a child.
There used to be a well defined and fairly clear cut line between a child and an adult, now thanks to the media and meddling politicians, that no longer exists.