The Department of Justice, protecting you from obscenity, recently indicted California resident Ira Isaacs for distributing erotic videos that are “far beyond the mainstream.”
Now brace yourselves. The videos have titles like “Gang Bang Horse — ‘Pony Sex Game,’” “Mako’s First Time Scat,” “Hollywood Scat Amateurs No. 7,” “Laurie’s Toilet Show,” and “BAE 20.” The spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office said, “the titles are indicative of the content of the videos.” (source)
No matter what the content of these videos might be (presuming that there are no children nor non-consensual acts involved) Isaacs’ attorney hits the nail right on the head:
“There’s no question the materials are disgusting to most people. The question is whether or not a free society should tolerate consenting adults seeing what they want to see no matter how disgusting the content may be.” (source)
In other words, where the hell does some “blueballed fuckhead US attorney” (See Judge Steve Russell, The X On Congress) get off telling the rest of us what we can watch?
I can tell you for sure that I wouldn’t want to watch these videos, and I wouldn’t want them in my home. Nevertheless, can any American actually say that someone should go to prison for selling a “dirty movie?” Think about it. PRISON?
How sad is it when Elvis Presley has more wisdom than Alberto Gonzalez? “Do what’s right for you, as long as it don’t hurt no one.” — Elvis Presley (picked that quote up here).
Some (many) might say “well, I don’t want to watch that kind of stuff, so I don’t care.” Anyone who says that is more un-American than Osama Bin Laden. Yep, I did it, I played the “unpatriotic” card.
People always want to put distance between themselves and those that are indicted [for obscenity],” said First Amendment Attorney Lawrence G. Walters. “It’s a natural psychological reaction, I suppose, but you have to look at the bigger picture: you stand together, or you hang separately. (source)
In the above quote, Walters was referring to “mainstream” adult content producers. His quote, however, applies to us all. Do you really think that the Regent Law grads and superstition-minded zealots that run the Department of Justice these days would stop at fecal videos? No goddamn way. This is just the opening salvo. If they are not turned back here, you’re out of your mind if you think they won’t keep marching forward.
Today it is this kind of speech. Tomorrow, a little more mainstream. The day after, who knows? Unless you’re eunuch, they’ll get to your door eventually.
And if you don’t care, (here it comes again), you’re more unpatriotic than someone who would wipe their ass with the American flag.
Lets say that you really don’t mind them going after this speech because of the particular fetishes involved. How long will it take for them to get to your fetish? After a number of years working on cases defending the adult entertainment industry, I can say with authority that the word “mainstream” doesn’t exist anymore.
Everyone has a fetish. EVERYONE. Look deep inside your own subconscious — that thing that turns you on that you never tell anyone about — I guarantee you that there is a website devoted to it, and at least 100,000 other people who share the same fetish (probably closer to a million). Go ahead, at least admit it to yourself — you have a kinky side.
So, whether you care about the First Amendment or just protecting your right to your own personal perversions, this case should fill you with outrage.
“Do what’s right for you, as long as it don’t hurt no one.” — The King