Sold No More and End Child Exploitation

Pornography has been an unchecked presence in society ever since 1973 when the Supreme Court of the United States shocked the world in a landslide 5-4 decision.

The decision affirmed what everyone already knew: even jurisprudent geriatric MEN love to get their rocks off.

This major victory for the Patriarchy was celebrated as a monumental win for Freedom of Speech and Free Expression.

The decision included a three-pronged test for what is speech and what is obscenity. To this day, no amount of gratuitous display of genitals mixed with food, animals or power tools has managed to fail the test as long as it’s filmed on camera and distributed as video, freely linked to, searchable and accessible. Just don’t do it in public or public-adjacent spaces. GO FREE SPEECH!

But recently the self-proclaimed “Free Speech Social Media” (and notorious party-poopers) Gab.com has refused to host pornography on its ‘freedom’ servers. They have come out against the ubiquity of porn. They are citing ‘think of the children’ (and some other stuff too, I guess) as their rationale.

It should be noted that Gab still hosts speech-speech (like writing things and saying stuff). They just don’t want porno-speech. Speech-speech is still ok.

So I guess one could write gratuitous smut on their platform, full of graphic details of size, turgidity and moisture, just as long as it’s not depicted in images. That’s a real bummer for visual learners.

Whatever the case may be, Gab’s unabashed stance against porn-speech (but not speech-speech) has united the puritanical Christian Right and entrenched them in debate against the more libertarian right and the VERY Libertarian Right!

The conservative mainstream is against big government regulations and banning pornography would go against every sacred principle they hold dear. Besides: THEY are excellent parents and their completely docile children (especially the teenage ones) always follow every example and adhere to every rule whether under supervision or not.

The Christian Right’s children, on the other hand, lacking in moral fiber and the stuff of discipline, must be constantly watched over and denied the amenities of modern day technology because they just can’t help the devil from coming out and addicting them to porn.

The libertarians, defending the Supreme Court granted 1st Amendment Right to Smut, argue that a porn prohibition would be useless big government. Just use the browser porn blockers that don’t work and stop no one.

Some Internet Service Providers used to offer services that could help (help) parents block porn access. The FCC then reclassified ISPs to force them to enable access to all online content (net neutrality). Even though this decision was reversed years later, there is a looming threat to legislatively regulate ISPs.

Removing that government threat of legislation from the free market, or making exceptions to it for pornographic content, would be too much government intrusi…wait…what the fuck?

What about boycotting CDNs that host pornographic content? Anyone? Free market solution?

It seems the libertarian minded are as anti-collaboration as Gab is anti-porn.

Instead of offering pro-market, anti-regulation solutions to help parents (and wives) protect their children (and husbands) from omnipresent free porn, libertarians argue that parents just need to…*squints*…*reads*…be…better…parents?

Well it is clear that a new and rising voice in the Conservative spectrum is emerging. 2020 will see the birth of the Coomer Conservative – the CoomerCons! An alliance of conservative thinkers who love their porn as much as they love their guns and speech, and who are one-for-one way better parents than the Christian fringe.


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