[Milton-L] Re: porno vs. art?
rwill627 at cox.net
Tue Nov 29 15:17:21 EST 2005
Review what I said:
"Child pornography, or anything else which ABUSES the helpless for the
of a moneyed audience, is despicable. It should be outlawed, and it should
Prosecuted, not persecuted. Abuse, not artistic representation. Legal review
and legal justice, not censorship.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Strier" <rastrier at uchicago.edu>
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Re: porno vs. art?
> Re child porno-- what if it is only imagined? Or what if it is a painter
> or photographer with a model?
> Again, consider Balthus and various photographers. I think that we should
> be very careful before we start advocating the censorship of anything.
> Moral high horses tend to get out of control. Remember: censorship
> involves written or otherwise reproduced material. There are laws on the
> books for particular crimes -- rape, abduction, kidnapping, abuse, etc.
> Let's persecute crimes, and not representations!
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