Originally posted by Rude1_247
1. David Bohm, physicist
2. Charlie Chaplin, actor
3. Aaron Copland, composer of modern tonal music
4. Dashiell Hammett, author
5. Lillian Hellman, playwright and left-wing activist
6. Tsien Hsue-shen, physicist
7. Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist
8. Paul Robeson, actor, athlete, singer, writer, political and civil rights activist, and winner of Stalin Peace Prize
9. Waldo Salt, writer, government employee & CPUSA member.
10. Paul Sweezy, economist and founder-editor of Monthly Review
11. John Garfield, actor
12. John Hubley, animator
13. David Smith, theologian
14. J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, "father of the atomic bomb"
McCarthy held up a list of communists, actors, scientists, religous leaders and politicians. These people without proof or invesitgation were basically blacklisted in there careers and hounded under allegations of being communists.
I keep getting the feeling that we are treating child porn in a similar light. I'm fully and %100 against all forms of explotation of children and I agree that we should invesitage and punish those involved in it. But at a certain point one has to ask if this is what we're doing or if we're putting people up on a witch hunt burning them in public and then determining the legality of it.
Reubens was arrested again in 2002 in connection with an investigation involving child pornography, which coincided with an unrelated child pornography case involving actor Jeffrey Jones. Public news stories concerning his case cast doubt upon the suggestion that Reubens intentionally acquired child pornography, as he stated that he was a collector of "erotic artwork" and that he had a sizable collection of vintage erotica with samples dating back to the 18th century. On March 22, 2004, child pornography charges against him were dropped after he pleaded guilty to a separate "misdemeanor obscenity charge."
This is in regards to Paul Reubens (PeeWee) and his arrest for possession and purchasing child porn. Yes PeeWee really does have one of the world largest collection of vintage gay porn, he collects the stuff. Its not what I'm personally interested in, but he most definately was not exploiting anyone, most of the stuff was from the late 1800's and turn of the century hell the victims are dead.