I made the mistake of doing a bit of surfing and got curious about the news articles out there. Bad move. It seems that the media/public have us shoehorned into the category of Pedophiles. The news articles define us as "perverted", "sick", etc. This in itself doesn't bother me a bit. Our society is more Victorian than we can imagine. What does bug me is the degree that our privacy is being invaded in the name of "protecting the children". It makes me sick to think someone could violate the innocence of a child. That being said, it appears that we are under a microscope that is watching us for any sign that could be used to prosecute us.
If I were to put an avatar of me when I was still in diapers, it would be totally innocent, harmless and ONLY a representation of ME when I was young. Certainly nothing sexual. Yet I fear that would be seen by politically motivated district attorneys as child abuse and punishable by a long prison term.
God forbid I were to open a site that really was child porn by accident (I never would intentionally). How at risk have we put ourselves by even coming to a site like ADISC and relating to an unusual interest. We are guilty till proven innocent when it comes to sexual differences and it seems we would be hunted down on burned at the stake, never being able to explain that we would never harm a child. Even by the definitions that they use.
This brings up to me the question of just how closely are we being watched. A cop I know says the FIRST place they go to is Facebook during an investigation. They have carte blanche surveillance of it regardless of what we think our constitutional right are. Would we be hauled in for questioning simply because we visited a facebook page totally unaware of another persons secrets? I find it interesting that certain programs like Bing cannot be removed by someone with only basic knowledge of computers. Even though I use a secure search engine Bing is watching (and reporting back?) to whomever it is that watches us. Why did the NSA build a computer center with a memory capacity this is regarded as "bottomless"? Why did they need the meta data of hundreds of millions of people? According to a book I read (Bursts) several years before the NSA revelation, a name and metadata alone could determine a persons whereabouts with a 98% accuracy. Where do we stand now?
I get really scared about this and could use some other peoples perspective on this. Am I really just paranoid or should what I see in the news articles make me pack up and leave?
As an older member here, I and my wife have raised two kids. The idea of someone hurting children in ANY way sickens me. That being said are we endangering ourselves by indulging in our fantasies AS ADULTS WITH ONLY ADULTS with the big brother mentality of our government watching and judging us? Search a few news articles with the term "diaper" and see what I mean....