A Florida court recently convicted Paul “Max Hardcore” Little for distributing pornography—adult pornography, I should point out. No children were involved. I expect this sort of thing from the kind of backwards Islamic countries that punish men for shaving their beards and women for for driving cars, but I hoped our country had more of a live-and-let-live attitude by now.
Caution: The next paragraph contains a lot of swearing.
Fuck you, Judge Bucklew for convicting Little and sentencing him to 46 months in prison. Fuck all you jurors too. Fuck you too, former Attorney General Alberto Gonazles for starting this mess and current Attorney General Michael Mukasey for continuing it. A big “Fuck you!” to prosecutor Lisa Maria Freitas, who did the dirty work in the courtroom. And finally, a big, painful, pound-you-in-the-ass “FUCK YOU!” goes out to the entire Obscentity Prosecution Task Force.
Sorry about all the swearing. I don’t normally use the word “fuck” that much on my blog, but it seems appropriate when writing about pornography. Also, if you seriously don’t like it, you don’t have to read my blog. Which is also the whole reason pornography prosecution is absurd. No one has to watch.
Actually, that isn’t quite true. There are a few people who had to watch these videos, perhaps against their will, but no one will ever be convicted for forcing them to watch pornography. That’s because U.S. v. Paul F. Little and Max World Entertainment was a jury trial, and those twelve jurors were forced to watch pornography by the U.S. Government.
Seriously, with all the bad things happening in the world right now—terrorism, the financial meltdown, the Daley administration—is prosecuting consensual crimes really a top priority for federal prosecutors? Is this really what judges should be doing with their time?
Some people have pointed out that the Max Hardcore videos are violent and degrading to women. I wouldn’t know, never having seen one, but I’ll take their word for it. On the other hand, I’ll also take the word of the porn actresses who performed in them, who have not filed police complaints against any of the actors or producers, and who testified on Little’s behalf in court.
Really people, if everyone consented to the act, then “Ick, I’d never do that!” is a very bad reason to decide to lock people in a cage.