Skip to comments.Does America's Internet Pornography Industry Hurt America's Image in Foreign Countries?
Posted on 04/26/2011 1:16:40 PM PDT by pinochet
I recently had a conversation with a missionary who has worked in the Middle East and South Asia. He told me that most Middle Easterners who get internet access, usually get to learn about America's huge internet pornography industry.
He says that the porn industry causes many foreigners to have contempt for America, as a nation of moral degenerates. This greatly harms attempts by American missionaries to get converts. It also harms US foreign policy, because their image of American culture, is that of gay sex pictures, bestiality pictures, and other peversions.
I do not favor completely outlawing pornography. But I believe that all internet websites should be blocked off, with access being made possible only to adults who have credit cards. What do you think of the idea?
The stores that sell hustler or penthouse, do not sell magazines to people under the age of 18. Why shouldn't the same rules apply on the internet? Bestiality is also illegal in most states, just like child porn. Then why is the stuff allowed on the internet?
The porn industry has severely harmed America's image in the world.
They are watching porn on the internet and saying we are the problem.
Where have I heard this before, hum...
1. Who gets to define what constitutes "pornography"?
2. Who would you put in charge to enforce the blockage of sites?
Not to mention Japan.
I would argue that, yes, our smut has damaged us worldwide. However, I’d say it’s not just porn. When I was in Australia, (which is free with the porn - make no mistake) I heard many, many comments about “trashy American rubbish” coming out of Hollywood. So it’s not just porn - it’s our TV & movies, too.
“1. Who gets to define what constitutes “pornography”?”
It is not that difficult, really. If it depicts a sex act, it’s pornography.
I don’t know about our image but that pic sure as He double L hurts something LMAO.
Utter, total, Bravo Sierra!
Moslims hated and attacked everyone else since MadMo first gathered together some of the local Sand Savages and set them on a path of slaving, robbery, rape, and murder.
America was unknown when the Queeran MadMo claimed it was revealed to him by the local Moon God he called Allah. The Internet was 1,400 years in the future when Moslim behavior was set in stone. Moslim behavior then was exactly as Moslim behavior is today.
PS Moslim behavior IS pornographic, as anyone who has dealt with Moslims can tell you. Google Afghan Dancing Boys if you have any doubts.
PPS Don’t forget to google Moslim “female excision”. Don’t forget to check the pictures and the videos. You will see Islam at its fundamental savagery.
Yes it hurts America’s image abroad. Just look at how Islamic “protesters” in Egypt raped an American journalist because she was American.
This is one of the downsides of FR. You’re just moseying along, purusing a thread and BAM!, a Helen Thomas pic.
I’m gonna go throw up now. And wash my eyes with bleach.
>Not to mention Japan.
I volunteer my tech services and belong to an anime fansub group. I also am active in that community. Japan is the biggest child pornography market in the world and their hentai’ mangas and animes make whatever Europe’s sickest and perverted vision look like choir boys. It is “absolute hard rape” when it comes to Japanese porno.
I don’t get why any foreign countries image of us would be so important when they are more God-less, liberal plus the world hates us, regardless of whomever the president may be.
Well, that's your definition of pornography. The problem with regulating it is everyone's got a different definition.
I’d say its hurt our image but not as badly as movies and TV have.
Which is worse?
Muslim honor killings, child abuse and wife beatings, pedophilia, and murdering infidels or good old American pornography?
You owe me a new pair of eyeglasses. Mine just melted.
I think we should get naked and screw.
That missionary should tune in to the Saudi channels on NileSat and check out the porn there.
The same 12 year old girl or boy in a Muslim country can be wedded to an older man and be forced into sex ( in the case of the girl) or forced into religious state sanctioned sex slavery (in the case of young boys during war)...
As well as Gangsta Rap, and crap like Lady Gaga.
Aren’t Russia and Czech Republic the new capitals of p0rn?
(Just heard this somewhere)
RE the internet - ya’ gotta’ be lookin’ ta see it.
“Well, that’s your definition of pornography. The problem with regulating it is everyone’s got a different definition.”
No, I defined pornography. Most people confuse nudity or near nudity with pornography. There is a difference.
“As well as Gangsta Rap, and crap like Lady Gaga”
Yep. I could add to that list - MTV, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, the Kardashian bimbettes, etc etc etc etc
Every attempt to censor or shut down sites for the "protection of the children" will only give powerful governments the tools they need to control all content.
Keep your eyes on your children and their internet usage, but don't let the government do the same to you.
Sooo, a Christian missionary is having trouble converting Muslims to his brand, and we are supposed to use this as a reason to alter US foreign policy? Or business policy? Both?
Have we reached such a state of desperation that some would deprive others of rights (heck they might even give up those rights themselves, sometimes) so as to favor one business over another? Doesn’t sound like America to me.
And why in the names of all who are holy would you want the credit card companies to be the arbiter of morality in your world?
Also, remember when they rampaged in Afghanistan, because some preacher burned a Koran, what they were really rampaging against was the fact, that we actually have the freedoms in this country to do such a thing.
Despite this crippling ‘image’ problem we are one of the few nations on earth to which hordes of immigrants flow every day of every year, including many from these so-called morally superior countries.
Arabs are sexual deviates so the point is moot.
Then there is Japan where there is a thriving vending machine business selling used little girls panties and possession of kiddy porn is not a crime.
“If it depicts a sex act, its pornography.”
Wow, I had no idea that “Black Swan” or “300” was pornography!
The porn industry has severely harmed America's image in the world.
Woe to Thailand and several Far East countries.
Their image is equivalent to a Helen Thomas picture.
Then you might also consider that people have varying definitions of “sex acts”. (Think, Bill Clinton)
Having grown up in an international city, traveled a bit, lived abroad for years, and talked to many people in all those places who were visiting from still other places, the short answer I’d give is, yes.
Do Americans really want to be thought of as the world’s favorite whores? And if prostitution is illegal, as I think it should be, than how can filming people being paid for sex acts be legal, rather than evidence of crime?
Your vow of celibacy, though mercifully short lived, hurt America's image in foreign countries more than any luscious babe with big hoots doing what comes natural.
Like faggotry, just keep your porn in the closet and we’ll ignore it.
This could get into many grey areas. What about 2 people “between the sheets” in an R-rated movie? I am pretty sure they are depicting a sex act. Does that make it pornography?
Who gets to define what constitutes “pornography”?
We figured it out in the 50s. I would rather swing more right than wrong on this subject. I have seen Victoria secret ads at 7 PM on TV. Of course, VS is nothing compared to other commercials and TV shows. Soft porn is all over the place. No name calling here for me, but I would rather err on the side of decency that on the side of porn.
Time to bring back the Blue Laws.
This country has been going down hill ever since women were allowed to buy pantyhose on Sunday.
If than must mean because.
You sound like a Prohibitionist from ages past. The desire to control things always bites back.
The clue is that NO ONE CAN DEFINE PORNOGRAPHY but they know what they like.
America did not create pornography.
America is not the source of the rawest pornography (there are still laws here against obscenity, unlike many other countries).
America allows pornography because America allows free speech, a fact that should ENHANCE its image abroad, not hurt it.
America should never sacrifice freedoms to earn the world’s favor.
Much of the porn viewed on the internet is free, so I doubt your plan would work. Its ready access by children may actually be its death; a large part of porn’s appeal is its salaciousness, the “forbidden fruit” nature of its subject. If kids have been exposed to it for years, it removes much of that mystique and renders it just another ho-hum subject on the internet.
So you would support bringing back The Hays Commission?