Corporate Sex With Children



In light of the recent petition asking Goldman Sachs to pay 1 milliondollars in reparations to victims of child-sex trafficking linked toBackpage, a site that Goldman Sachs is heavily invested in, perhaps we should consider the extent to which corporations should be held accountable for crimes that are facilitated by the culture and media they create.
It’s true that corporations are, by and large, held minimally accountable for many of the crimes they commit, from weapons manufacturing and war crimes for profit to profound environmental vandalism such as mountain top removal. These issues of responsibility and rights are, however, being examined.  This is one such examination.
If an individual offered a site that afforded one the opportunity to purchase sex with a child, that individual would likely be prosecuted under Federal laws that prohibit trafficking of child pornography and makes child prostitution illegal. Corporations that invest in sites like Backpage have the luxury of releasing themselves from liability, a luxury that in itself may not be entirely legal and most would agree certainly is not ethical when it involves knowingly supporting child prostitution.
When corporations such as Goldman-Sachs invest in a business, they typically research the business. Backpage is well known as a medium for the sex industry and that the sex industry unfortunately involves child prostitution. Thus, one could say that Goldman-Sachs knowingly facilitated criminal activity, with the protections of liability limits and user agreements that hold individuals accountable while releasing the corporation of any responsibility for crimes that their service made possible, convenient, and even alluring.
In considering the limitations of liability and upon whom the responsibility ultimately falls, it is reasonable to ask whether or not corporations should be held somewhat responsible for the grievous violation of civic responsibility that occurs when a base culture of sex and violence is perpetrated against consumer populations. The fact that sites that trade in sex with children even exist and that powerful corporations profit from a culture that supports sex crimes is a fairly strong indicator that something has gone terribly wrong.
What are the limits of abuse?
Is it abusive to create a culture in which sex and violence are seen as entertainment and people are seen as commodity?

Corporations create cultures that are deleterious and dangerous, inhumane societies. Sometimes governments help, because the corporations control the governments. The history of slavery is alive and well. It is happening right now.  


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I was recently fortunate enough to have been able to publicly declare: “I do not want medical model psychiatry to exist anymore.”

I should have said “I want medical model psychology to no longer exist.” 



That would have been a more positive statement.



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