04 Sep Craig's List yields to pressure?
by Platt & Randazza
The “Adult Services” listing on Craiglist was removed late Friday on its U.S.-based sites and replaced with the word “censored.” Story here.
Interestingly enough, if you access Craigslist from outside the United States, the “censored” block does not appear, and you are free to access the website’s adult services section. Keep this in mind the next time you think that you live in the “land of the free” and the “home of the brave.” You do not. You live in the land of the mewling cowards and the cowed-by-those-who-profit-from-taking-your-liberty. If a willing woman and a willing man wish to exchange money for a fuck, why in the hell does any government have a right, or a care, to get in the middle of it?
I can accept it if the government feels that it has the right to a cut of the profits. We all gotta pay taxes. I can accept it if the government wants to regulate it, for public health reasons. But this puritanical anti-prostitution campaign has no justification. If a woman wants to charge a guy to fuck her, it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.. And if an activity neither picks our pockets, nor breaks our legs, then why the hell is the government involved at all?
Also see this CNN ambush of Craig of Craig’s List, where the network does one of the things it does best: Denouncing someone for sexual exploitation, while of course using the story to titillate its own viewers. Just another dose of sanctimonious hypocrisy.