First of all, olivanus, you seem to be under the impression that there was no porn before 1965. Not quite true. The second book published using the Gutenberg press was (wait for it) porn. I found a whole box of it in the trash after a neighbor moved out when I was five or six. I took a magazine to my mom and asked her to read me the story. That was pre-hippyville. The only thing that really changed in the sixties was that color printing got cheap.
I used to be a hippie. Free love and all that crap. We weren't into porn. Didn't need to be. We had hippie chicks. Nuf said.
Nor were we into human trafficking. On the contrary, we were very much for freedom. Everywhere.
Naive? Yep. Because just being nice doesn't get rid of the a**holes. Who were trafficking humans long before the 60's and will continue long after the Santorum's of the world take over.
Pornography exists because of the free market, not because a bunch of long-haired dudes needed to see some girls with shaved arm pits every once in a while. Human trafficking exists not because someone atheist thought it would be a good idea and opened up a McSlavealds. No, human trafficking exists because there is a market too. Just like with drugs and alcohol during prohibition and tax free cigarettes.
Do you have proof that the Marquis de Sade was an atheist? Ted Haggard? Jimmy Swaggart? Morjoe Gortner? Jim and Tammy Fae?
On top of all that. On top of ALL that, is this. For you to tell me that my freedom has to be minimized because some (not me) are trafficking in humans and others are producing illegal porn (kiddie, snuff, etc), then it means I am in a frickin' TSA security line every single second of my life. I do not, and listen to this carefully. I do not hurt others. I do not steal. I do not lie my ass off (everybody lies, but I don't do it for any other reason that to protect others and crap like that. Never as part of something nefarious). I do not play around with other men's wives, I don't cheat on the women in my life. I don't covet enough for it to count and thought I do jaywalk at times, it isn't illegal where I live. So if I am going to go to all the trouble of being a responsible human being and yet you want to throttle every freedom worth having so that America becomes this lovely spot on the map, real nirvanaish, keep this in mind. Make me a sheeple like you, make all of us sheeple like you and there will still be the following: pornography, human trafficking, drug running, street gangs, etc. The folks that do that sh*t will always be, no matter what else is going on. If for no other reason, they are obviously smarter than you.
Crime exists in and across cultures. In and across religions and non-religions. It has existed since the beginning time, and has developed as a social construct for at least as long as families and marriage and governments and everything else has existed. For you to have the gaul to be a one-issue idiot and claim that just one, and only one, social change caused all of this is to ignore everything reality has to throw at you except for that one whimpy softball. You are trying to take the easy way out of explaining a serious situation (trafficking) and a generally mediocre one (pornography). .
If this is an example of the intellectualism that formed your current world view, let me tell you, you're in trouble. If this is all the closer to right you can be on this subject, how far off do you suppose you are on ancient philosophers and raindrops?
You're yet another reason I wouldn't want to spend and eternity in a heaven. Folks like you might be there, and that would get old fast.
Edit: Jetson's post below reminded me to comment on this:
Take a big whiff of your self atheist. This is what your beliefs have produced. May Thomas Jefferson rot in Hell! Reader, do you know what the primary defense and justification for the legalization of pornography? The First Amendment.
If I get around to writing a dictionary, can I use your avatar to help illustrate the meaning of the word "cretin"?
With this post you have proven conclusively that you have the intellect of a right-wing fundamentalist fox watching limbaugh loving hannity kissing beck sucking jerk.
Which means I have to explain that to you: the above sentence was not a compliment.