STUPIDITY or something, I was watching dateline last Friday night and AGAIN all these guys in California agree to meet a 13 year old girl and go to her house to get arrested by the undercover police after meeting the Dateline guy and getting filmed for the entire WORLD to see. THis show has been on for a while, I just can't see how anyone would actually DO IT, or even believe it si going to really happen, i mean throwing their whole life away like that, or possibly anyway, and these are men from EVERY social class and background. although I did notice there were many ethnic types, and by that I mean their accents made me think they were new to the country, in which case, were they not aware how SERIOUS America is against sex with minors?
It's nice to know this country still has laws against such things. Although there are extreme points of view on both sides, for example the radical conservative side who may state that after homosexuality was made legal , the next thing will be incest, or sex with minors and/or animals -- which is pretty lame argument. ANd then there are probably a lot free thinkers who believe we should just all go and do whatever the hell we want to do adn screw reiligion etc... which is awful when considering the children used and abused around the world in sex tourism rings. Well for that matter, how about the "legal" marriages among extremely tradtional mormon sects in CO and UT who marry away their teenage daughters. how sad.
AFter that show Friday, what happens next, the news on Senator Foley, who apparently had been emailing a 16 year old former page, and then after that was made public, the news of his IM's to the boy-- and then all this week hearing the news of the outrage that an investigation wasn't done sooner on this man.
Once again STUPIDITY , in his position and point in life to make such a dumb action in the direction of a minor. It is interesting that the parents were contacted and asked not to make a big deal of it and let it pass. However, I am not sure if nothing was done wrong in handling the situation, for example did they knew about the more sexually suggestive IM's which were a lot more offensive in my opinion. I"m not sure what laws were broken but it certainly makes one think about being careful, well anyone who goes chatting freely online. i was reading a little bit about it all here.