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LeftLibertarian December 17th, 2016 6:42am

(From an online political quiz) Should pornography, depicting consenting adults, be legal for the adult population?

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ctskapski NB MD
12/17/16 10:51 am

I don't have access to them at the moment, but could find them if requested.
Studies have shown that legal availability of Pornography correlated to a reduction of sexual assault activity toward the demographics depicted in the Pornography.
Which, I guess, point for catharsis.

Krystina Live and Let Live
12/17/16 10:51 am

Of course. If there is no victim, there should be no crime.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 4:14 am

With a very restrictive definition of consenting, absolutely. However I don't believe one can truly give consent in a market economy because ultimately any choice you make regarding money must be considered in a "survival first" mentality. Since we live in the capitalist machine, I don't know what the best answer should be.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 12:35 pm

How about you tell me why you disagree? I can't respond to "🙄🙄🙄"

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 1:17 pm

You can't give consent in a market economy because it's "survival first" mentality.....just....smh

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 1:20 pm

So no, you have no criticism of my argument.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 1:30 pm

No, Wasab, we go down this road all the time. You don't like capitalism. I get tired of arguing.
You are in high school, right?

Your parents are xian but you converted to Islam, but they force you to still go to church right?

You call yourself an anarcho-communist of something like that, right?

I am betting your parents are conservative, right?

I sometimes wonder if you really believe the things you say, such as supporting a lack of borders, or if you are just rebelling against your family,

Forgive me if I am wrong but I sometimes wonder that. I have embraced my families views (for right or wrong) and have seen others my age or a little older, totally reject everything their family believes and believe the opposite. Is it possible this is you? Again, I mean no disrespect but I don't understand how anyone growing up in the
US comes to believe what you do. Perhaps to me, I do not understand hope anyone can think borders should be eradicated.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 1:35 pm

My parents views do not affect mine. For a long time a conformed to their views and I've never been particularly rebellious. I just have different views.

truspec Texas
12/17/16 12:08 am

Yes. Although the influences for the "actors" to join porn may cause the "free decision" argument to be cloudy, I think it should be the people's responsibility to examine the morality of their choices and understand the possible corrupting influences. I think facts about pornography should be in high school sex ed classes, such as addiction rates, who and why people choose to be in pornography, the effect of porn on relationships/sex, the trend of porn towards more shocking/violent material, and the evolution of porn more generally over time, with special focus on the modern day billion dollar industry

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 4:17 am

You got the first part right, but you didn't bring the logic to its proper conclusion; you stopped short.

If the decision to work in the porn industry, or any industry, is being influenced by outside forces, for example survival, your choice is not free. A market economy necessitates that people focus on survival when they choose their career paths, which eliminates the entirely free choice. When faced with life or death, people usually choose to do what it takes to live, even if they don't really want to do it. When someone holds a gun to your head, demanding your wallet, what do you do?

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 1:31 pm

So tell us, then what political ideology would be best to prove its truly your own choice?

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 1:35 pm

Any economic ideology which lacks markets and currency in order to obtain the means of survival would be adequately free from compulsion.

LeftLibertarian Peak Political Discourse
12/16/16 11:44 pm

Oh and for the record this is not for the political compass, although they have the same question