Man arrested for taking photographs of children at bus stop.

Started Aug 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
jeffcpix
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Re: Man arrested for taking photographs of children at bus stop.
In reply to happysnapper64, Jan 25, 2013

happysnapper64 wrote:

jeffcpix wrote:

Pass enough laws and we'll have one perfect society...right?

There again, a perfect society does not need any rules...right? [ I know you are being a little tongue in cheek BTW ]

By definition.

Or at least where 100% of the citizenry not only agree to the rules, but would never violate them under any circumstances. Sort of like Mao's China or Stalin's Soviet Union. Or Rousseau's  idea of the  Social Contract. Or Dr Pangloss'  best of all possible worlds. Or "universal health care".

Some societies have taken the matter in hand -- they've adopted 'rules' which mandate the wearing of the burqa -- a very effective device for preventing women's bodies from being seen (and photographed) in public -- or banned the making of images of people entirely.

Schoolchildren could be made to wear protective uniforms. Ooops, they already do -- some of which have become a fetish for some adults. Maybe they should be designed by a nun rather than Lady Gaga or Madonna?

Is that any more reasonable than making a rule that no one may take a photograph of anyone in public? After all, isn't the objection NOT to the taking of the photograph but to the possibility that the photographer might enjoy an erotic thrill in the taking or the viewing?

You might find the story of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and his Alice (and others) interesting.

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