Biden’s pick for Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown, is undergoing Senate confirmation hearings this week. The President’s pick fulfills his promise to nominate a black woman for the highest court in the land.
The Sapient has documented a phenomenon dubbed “pedo-acceptance”—last year a professor publicly (as interviewed by Prostasia) questioned the notion that child literary and cartoon pornography ought to be censored, and a few months ago a second academic outright defended “adult-child sex”. The blending of sexuality and children is happening outside the halls of academia as well. Elementary schools are hosting pride parade marches and sexual literature is turning up in school libraries.
What is pedo-acceptance? Our editor-in-chief defines it:
What is pedo-acceptance?— Charles Jacobi (@CharlesJacobi) March 22, 2022
A societal leniency of discrimination towards pedophilic urges, in of themselves.
This acceptance says that the pedophilic urge is okay, not the act itself.
However—pedo-acceptance leads to what we see with Ketanji + recent academics.
Pedo-acceptance has entered the courtroom now. Senator Josh Hawley pressed Judge Brown on her past rulings regarding sentences for the possession of child pornography, bringing up the 2013 case United States vs. Hawkins. The defendant—Wesley Hawkins—uploaded 5 videos of child pornography to YouTube and 36 articles of child pornography to his iCloud. It was found Hawkins’ possessed 17 videos and 16 images of child pornography after his apartment was searched.
Case prosecutors recommended two years of prison and probation office guidelines called for 10 years. However, Ketanji sentenced Hawkins to a mere three months. Senator Hawley questioned Judge Brown on her ruling, in which she replied in length, “Sentences in these cases include not only prison time but restraints on computer use—sometimes for decades—restraints on ability to go near children—sometimes for decades—all of these things judges consider in order to affect what Congress has required. Which is, a sentence that is sufficient but not greater than necessary, to promote the purposes of punishment.“
Senator Hawley pointed out Judge Brown’s appeal to “affect what Congress has required” doesn’t line up with what Congress recommended for the case. “Congress wanted the guidelines to be mandatory … Congress wrote the guidelines.” Hawley said.
Moreover, Ketanji’s statements on the case read as follows, “Although the guidelines charge you with having more than 600 images, the Court notes that your collection at the time that you were caught was not actually as large as that seem because it consisted of sixteen digital images and seventeen digital movie files. … This case is different because the children in the photos and videos you collected were not much younger than you. This seems to be a situation in which you were fascinated by sexual images involving what were essentially your peers, which I believe both counsel have recognized makes this a different circumstance than the ordinary child pornography case.” The videos Hawkins possessed had children as young as eight in them.
Judge Jackson tells the 18-year-old his case is different because the children in photos he downloaded “were not much younger than [him]” and he was just “fascinated by sexual images involving what were essentially [his] peers.” He downloaded images of children as young as eight. pic.twitter.com/Ia7Ukc9igK— Senator Hawley Press Office (@SenHawleyPress) March 23, 2022
The slow, gradual leniency of pedophilia is on display. Hawkins’ sexual urge to view pedophilic acts is a mere fascination according to Judge Brown. Per her statement such “fascination” isn’t on the moral plane as an actual sexual interest. Judge Brown dubs Hawkins’ actions “a different circumstances than the ordinary child pornography case” but how someone fascinated by child pornography and someone sexually interested are any different remains unclear.
Pedo-acceptance—and perhaps liberalism in general—posits sexual attraction towards minors is free from moral discrimination. And by Judge Brown’s lights, partaking in pedophilic acts isn’t as bad if the intent is innocuous. This leniency leads to the moral obscenities observable today, like naked men willingly positioning themselves in the vicinity of children and child-porn harvesters walking the streets after a scoffing three months of prison time.
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