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I'm quite sure we didn't think that it was OK for dirty old men to molest children. We just weren't thinking about dirty old men, or not very seriously. What we were saying was, if you want it, get it on.

Insofar as that served as a pretext for some adults to prey on children and do them harm, we were wrong. Insofar as we were blowing up a dismally repressive old order, I still think we were right.

so many taboos were insane, there was the idea that they maybe all were, so let's toss them all and restart from scratch. there was also some 'respected' literature at the time which exalted sex in some very dodgy situations, enfant-terriblisme, gutter-love, (genet), lolita-ism, sayings like 'incest is best' etc.

after too much liberality, and the brakes applied by HIV and other STDs awareness, people came to realise there were maybe many significant reasons bonobos were bonobos, and humans were not...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jun 30th, 2013 at 05:56:03 AM EST
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