You're making a chicken/egg argument here. You assume that pornography by itself has the power to corrupt and seduce someone who otherwise would never be a sexual predator into being a sexual predator. You're also assuming that use alwas leads to addiction.
Originally Posted by Salmonoid
There are certain personality types who are prone to addiction, and who are prone to other pathological behaviors. If you'd like to take an example of someone who would NOT have had access to what we today would describe as commercial pornography, how about Jack the Ripper? One of the most notorious violent sexual predators of all time, yet unless he truly was Crown Prince Albert, or the Queen's Physician, it is highly unlikely that he consumed pornography to any specific degree. We of course cannot know for certain, since even his actual identity is indeterminate, and criminology in Victorian England was rather different than it is now.
While you may be accurate in your statistical assumption that of the 17,000 people who post on APUG, there are some sexual predators, it takes a set and a half of elephant testicles to level an accusation at anyone here who is engaging you in debate on this topic of being a sexual predator. The people least likely to be perpetrators are the ones most willing to discuss this issue with you; most sexual predators do NOT seek attention for their viewpoints as they know that society would at best ostracize them for it, and prosecute them at worst.
Oh, and by the way, you're using the Hitlerian oratorical method too- repeat an unsubstantiated fact (or blatant falsehood) enough, with enough vigor, and eventually people will believe it is the truth.
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