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Aaron N. Tubbs

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I know this got picked up over on Slashdot, but it’s killing me. Internet pornography is the new crack cocaine if you believe our conservative friends, chaired by Sam Brownback. “The most concerning thing to psychological health that I know of existing today?” Please!

Pornography addicts have a more difficult time recovering from their addiction than cocaine addicts, since coke users can get the drug out of their system, but pornographic images stay in the brain forever, Layden said.

I’m just at a loss for words. I’m glad to see that the immediate reaction is not something “drastic.” Then again, “Several suggested that federal money be allocated to fund brain-mapping studies into the physical effects of pornography.” I’m not real pleased to hear that my tax dollars are going to be going to some sort of pornography brain mapping study.

The panelists all agreed that the government should fund health campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of pornography. The campaign should combat the messages of pornography by putting signs on buses saying sex with children is not OK, said Layden.

Let me repeat that one more time.

The campaign should combat the messages of pornography by putting signs on buses saying sex with children is not OK.

Aha! It all makes sense now; forget I ever mentioned it. I don’t know how I managed to forget that pornography is just a one-way ticket to pedophilia. It’s a good thing this subcommittee approached this issue with a selection of fair and balanced subject matter experts. Or, barring that, maybe they should have talked to some people who don’t think pornography is the downfall of the western world.