Full disclosure: I never took #PizzaGate very seriously. The idea that the world’s elites are part of a secret cabal of pedophiles secretly ruling the world from their secret hideaways in secret always seemed like the kind of conspiracy bored 4channers would cook up just to have a laugh. Such a proposition seems absurd on its face. Surely it couldn’t possibly be true…right?
I must admit, however, that it’s getting harder and harder to laugh at #PizzaGaters after the events of the previous week.
Let’s just briefly review the events of this past week in pedophilia…
The week started not-so-innocently enough with the debut of the disgustingly named Cuties on Netflix. The French film about a bunch of 11-year-olds twerking their way to a greater awareness of their own burgeoning femininity (yes, really) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2020. The film features such tender moments as the 11-year-old protagonist snapping pictures of her nether region and posting them online, as well as gratuitous butt and crotch shots taken as pre-pubescent girls do everything but strip on stage because the world is dark and full of terrors.
It’s at this point I should note that Cuties won several awards at Sundance, a film festival co-founded by a twice convicted child rapist.
Netflix had previously advertised Cuties with a poster that would land anyone downloading it on the dark web a visit with Chris Hansen and a very lengthy prison sentence. You can Google it yourself if you want; I shan’t be linking it here. Be advised that doing so, however, will likely land you on some kind of list in some government database.
The poster, description, trailer, and literally everything else about Cuties elicited widespread condemnation from pretty much everyone who thinks a movie that is literally softcore child porn doesn’t deserve to see the light of day. Cuties director Maïmouna Doucouré has insisted the movie condemns the oversexualization of today’s young girls. Normal people, of course, point out that it’s really hard to do that in a story about twerking pre-teens.
The movie debuted on Netflix September 9 and was received about as well as you would expect. The backlash was swift with thousands of people on social media posting that they had cancelled their Netflix subscriptions. #CancelNetflix had been trending for two days while elected officials urged the Department of Justice to investigate Netflix and its CEO.
As of this writing Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has not been made to answer for his company’s promotion of child pornography.
2. California Changes Its Sex Offender Laws
Gavin Newsom, ruler of the progressive utopia that is the People’s Republic of California, signed a bill into law on Friday that modifies California’s sex offender law:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that would give judges a say on whether to list someone as a sex offender for having oral or anal sex with a minor.
The bill would expand the discretion currently granted judges in statutory rape cases and was promoted as bringing fairness under the law to LGBTQ defendants.
The current law, in place for decades, permits judges to decide whether a man should be placed on California’s sex offender registry if he had voluntary intercourse with someone 14 to 17 years old and was no more than 10 years older than the person.
But that discretion only applied to a man who had vaginal intercourse. The new change permits judges to use that same discretion when the case involves voluntary oral or anal sex.
In other words, a 24 year old can have oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a 14-year-old in the great state of California as long as a judge agrees everything was consensual and above board. Because evidently California has grown tired of cosplaying as the seventh level of Hell and decided to go for the gold.
I could go into all of the moral and ethical implications of said law, but instead I shall sum up my feelings on this using the following gif.
3. The United Nations And Teen Prostitution
What can I say about the United Nations that hasn’t already been said? This formerly august body founded on the noblest of intentions has become a fetid cesspool of rotten corruption that would make Grandfather Nurgle himself retch in disgust.
The United Nations turned heads last week, however, when it appointed Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng to the top post of Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health.
Dr. Mofokeng, by the way, is a huge fan of teenage prostitution:
Last year, Mofokeng, author of Dr. T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure, and host of television show Sex Talk with Dr. T. created a firestorm following publication of her article at Teen Vogue that encouraged teen girls to consider “sex work.”
“I am a doctor, an expert in sexual health, but when you think about it, aren’t I a sex worker? And in some ways, aren’t we all?” Mofokeng asked in her article, “Why Sex Work Is Real Work.”
She further attempted to normalize prostitution:
Not all sex workers engage in penetrative sex, though, undeniably, that is a big part of sex work. Sex-worker services between consenting adults may include companionship, intimacy, nonsexual role playing, dancing, escorting, and stripping. These roles are often pre-determined, and all parties should be comfortable with them. Many workers take on multiple roles with their clients, and some may get more physical while other interactions that may have started off as sexual could evolve into emotional and psychological bonding.
“The idea of purchasing intimacy and paying for the services can be affirming for many people who need human connection, friendship, and emotional support,” Mofokeng continued. “Some people may have fantasies and kink preferences that they are able to fulfill with the services of a sex worker.”
Naturally, the United Nations’ move set of a firestorm of criticism among anti-human trafficking activists.
Similarly, Helen Taylor, director of intervention for Exodus Cry, a group that seeks to break the cycle of sexual exploitation, criticized Mofokeng for her support to decriminalize the sex trade, including pimps who often serve as traffickers.
“The United Nations ought to be the last place to advocate for human-traffickers and the buyers who fuel demand to be legalized,” Taylor asserted.
Again, I’d love to say definitively that #PizzaGate isn’t real. There’s no cabal of pedophiles pulling the strings behind the scenes. It’s all just another crazy conspiracy theory like 9/11 truthism, NASA faking the moon landing, or the NSA going through your emails under the guise of protecting everyone from terrorists.
Then again, I see stuff like this and I have to wonder.
Perhaps Ricky Gervais had a point when he slammed Hollywood elites as perverts and pedophiles during his Golden Globes speech last year…