#Cameron’s #internet #child #porn scam criticised

david-cameron-nspccThe former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP), Jim Gamble, said in the Independent that Cameron’s plans to tackle child abuse images on the internet would be “laughed at” by paedophiles.

He said “There are 50,000 predators…downloading abusive images on peer-to-peer, not from Google,” he said. “Yet from CEOP intelligence only 192 were arrested last year. That’s simply not good enough. We’ve got to attack the root cause, invest with new money, real investment in child protection teams, victim support and policing on the ground. Let’s create a real deterrent. Not a pop-up that paedophiles will laugh at.”

Cameron revealed his draconian measures in a speech yesterday, which has attracted criticism from a wide range of organisations and people.

Anti-censorship groups have pointed out that many sexual health and sexuality information sites could be automatically blocked.

Also in the Independent, Daniel Foster, founder of web hosting company 34SP, said: “To say that pornography is ‘corroding childhood’ is extreme. Having criticised the previous government for operating a nanny state, this reeks of hypocrisy. The fact that there is plenty of widely-adopted filtering software readily available means that internet users are already acting autonomously in policing content in their own homes.”

Dr Paul Bernal, from the University of East Anglia’s law school, suggested Mr Cameron’s crackdown on child abuse images was also inadequate. “Plans like these, worthy though they may appear, do not, to me, seem likely to be in any way effective,” he said. “The real ‘bad guys’ will find ways around them, the material will still exist, will keep being created, and we’ll pretend to have solved the problem – and at the same time put in a structure to allow censorship, create a deeply vulnerable database of ‘untrustworthy people’, and potentially alienate many of the most important companies on the internet. I’m not convinced it’s a good idea.”

As we have said before, Cameron’s showboating has nothing to do with protecting children from the ‘devil’ of pornography – nothing at all.

If Cameron’s proposals are implemented, this is a first step to back-door government control of the internet, and will end up in a position where only government approved content will be available – much like the situation is in China.

There are several things that are quite disgusting about Cameron’s campaign.

  • He is promoting a problem that does not exist. None of us (in any kind of right mind anyway) would condone the abuse of children. Quite the opposite. If this was a genuine problem we would support moves to remove the content AND to catch the scum responsible without hesitation. The people who produce and distribute child pornography do so within a closed and secret community where only people who know their obscure methods would be able to join in.
  • He is using an emotive subject to further his own political ends. If he genuinely cared about children being exploited he would have insisted that members of his government were investigated over the Welsh care home scandal and Elm Grove – people who are still very much alive. He would be insisting that close associates of Thatcher’s former aide, Sir Peter Morrison, were investigated for their part in his paedophile ring.
  • He has taken advantage of parents who have recently lost children to horrific circumstances at the hands of very depraved individuals by parading them in front of the press to support his cause. These poor people are still trying to cope with the loss of their children, yet Cameron and his PR goons have jumped at the opportunity to persuade them his policy is the right thing to do, when they are in such a vulnerable emotional state and unable to rationally analyse the situation from a neutral point of view.

Cameron’s argument does not make sense at all – on any level. This is just an exercise for Cameron to be seen as though he is doing something when the reality is he is doing nothing – at all – not even pursuing known paedophiles (who perhaps don’t use the internet for their depraved interests), such as those involved in politics.

Another moron in the Cameron camp is Claire Perry MP, who is supposed to be ‘Adviser on the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood’.

It is clearly evident from her interview on BBC News that she does not have a clue about the subject she is supposed to champion.

Perry said “..what we have asked companies to do is help families install family friendly filters”. What exactly are ‘family friendly filters’? Does she mean the myriad of free, easy to install software that is already available? Does she mean the software that is so easy to install even a monkey could do it? Does she mean the software that every major ISP promotes quite clearly on their website, and which many offer the option of installing when someone first connects to their service?

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY comes to mind, and society does not need political idiots who have no idea what they are talking about parroting some brief with key buzzwords (such as ‘every image is a crime scene’ ) they have been given by their masters.

Again, and disgustingly, playing on Cameron’s meeting with the parents of April Jones and Tia Sharpe, Perry said “the men who murdered their daughters were not habitual paedophiles and stumbled into viewing child porn and used it to make the unthinkable thinkable”.

WHAT THE HELL KIND OF MORONIC STATEMENT IS THAT!!

No one ‘stumbles’ into child pornography!!

No doubt we are going to be bombarded with this kind of propaganda for some time to come.

Reading and listening to some of the mainstream media reports, it is obvious that they have not done their research into the subject, and are also parroting information supplied to them by government quangos and press releases. No doubt they don’t want to bite the hands that feed them, whether that is the government or their brainwashed viewers.

It seems that truth and common sense are long gone.

Or could this be a distraction from something else the government are trying to slip in without us noticing?

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