FBI forms anti-porn squad

Is this government serious? It seems that the US is doomed to fight un-winnable wars. First the war on drugs, then the war on terror, now the war on porn.

FBI forms anti-porn squad

Last month, the bureau’s Washington Field Office began recruiting for a
new anti-obscenity squad. Attached to the job posting was a memo from FBI
headquarters to all 56 field offices, describing the initiative as “one of the
top priorities” of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and, by extension, of “the
Director,” Robert Mueller.

The new squad will divert eight agents, a supervisor and assorted support
staff to gather evidence against “manufacturers and purveyors” of pornography
— not the kind exploiting children, but the kind that depicts, and is
marketed to, consenting adults.

“I guess this means we’ve won the war on terror,” said one exasperated FBI
agent, speaking on condition of anonymity because poking fun at headquarters is
not regarded as career-enhancing. “We must not need any more resources for
espionage.”

This is typical of an administration fueled by supposed “Christian Values”, whose base of power is made up of the “righteous right”. A recent article in Harper’s illustrated the hypocricy of that notion:

Only 40 percent of Americans can name more than four of the Ten Commandments, and a scant half can cite any of the four authors of the Gospels. Twelve percent believe Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife.

And therein is the paradox. America is simultaneously the most professedly Christian of the developed nations and the least Christian in its behavior. That paradox—more important, perhaps, than the much touted ability of French women to stay thin on a diet of chocolate and cheese—illuminates the hollow at the core of our boastful, careening culture.

Where are the wars on poverty, AIDs, illiteracy, or hunger? According to the United Nations Development Program, the cost of providing the most basic needs that go unmet around the world–for food, shelter, clean water, primary education, basic medical care–would be $80 billion a year. The U.S. military will spend five times more than this sum next year alone.

Does the world really need anti-porn squads or government representatives who spend their days trying to put illegal sales controls on video games? This all falls into the same catagory to me: Political WMD. Worthless Media Distraction.

You know, a Declaration of Revocation is what the US needs.

12 thoughts on “FBI forms anti-porn squad”

  1. I think the Harper’s article pretty much nails it- but the second one starts calling the Christian Right hypocrites they put there hands to their ears and start screaming. It’s best to let them think they figured out their mistake on their own. Once they start getting blamed further for pork spending and waste that could be used to help other Republicans, i.e., the hurricane heading towards Texas at the moment, I think they’ll ask more questions.

    But that’s assuming they use logic at all.

  2. Um…maybe someone can help me out here…
    Why is the FBI declaring war on something that’s not illegal?

  3. This is the dumbest thing I heard all day. Way to throw money out fo the window. :/

  4. I sooo agree. Well not so much the british rule part which will be un necessary as gas is about to go 6 bucks anyways!

    Follow the link to find out what I had to say on a related subject of sex & games.

  5. Now, watching porn will be sentenced to DEATH :¤D !
    What about George Clinton and Monica Lewinsky ….

  6. Sounds dumb to me, but thats what the government is for – spending more of my money on stupid things. But the stats on U.S. Christian values mentioned above are fairly groessly inaccurate and taken out of context. And John Cleese has time and time again shown himself to be insane when it comes to all areas other than himself.

  7. BWAHAHAHAHA… George Clinton and Monica Lewinski!! Did they go on tour together? The Grand Master of Funk? And the Grand Master of Spunk?

    Sorry..it was too tempting…

  8. now the war on porn is odd. cause obscenity laws are to protect a community.let say run porn site out of home.
    ware the content is bought wholsale or supplied from 3rd party or simply me and my wife doing in front of camra. obscenity laws do not apply because my website is just as accessible by next door naighber as is some guy in new york or idaho but thare are so many community standerds thare the internet would become well g grated would be a under statement oh ya my son has hand fetish so eveyone in his school has to ware big clonky gloves but my doughter has glove fetish!!!!

    and since the internet is global network should india be alowed to force all women to cover thair faces on the internet dont any mention that india has fiterd out all porn because they done by negative filtering so if site is not a list it is automatically baned in india so unles some authority has screened the site of lexmark.com it would be banned until it screened and it could banned again if some poeple complain that it is obscene this would never work in america

    SHUOLD THE FIRST AMENDMENT READ SOMTHING LIKE THIS

    all poeple have the freedom of speech unless other wise dictated by law. all speech is protected unless other wise dictated by law

  9. War on pronography? My, haven’t we become a rather patheticaly led nation. By ‘led’ I refer to the fact that those who are truly intelligent are being ruled by people who have trouble pronouncing words or putting simple sentences together. Though as far as the suggestions
    submitted by John Cleese are concerned, I believe it to be a wonderful suggestion.
    We could use anther revolution quite frankly, it reminds some of the hard left and right wingers just what we are here for in the first place: to live in freedom.
    So for those of you out there who can say ‘subliminal’ with out adding extra constonats,perhaps it is time we step up and take the reigns of this crumbling govermment, or at the very least teach our children that it is not OK to be a lazy fool.The future of the country lies in our hands,what we do with it is up to us. In Conclusion, might we have a Boston Porn Party?

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