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Kamala Harris Wants To ‘Decriminalize’ Prostitution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Democrat Party continues swerving to the left. The newest zany policy to be embraced by a 2020 front runner: decriminalized prostitution.

“I think so. I do,” Kamala Harris declared when asked if she thought “sex work” should not be treated as a crime in an interview with The Root published Tuesday.

“I was advocating then, that we have to stop arresting these prostitutes and instead go after the johns and the pimps, because we were criminalizing the women,” she said. “[Backpage] was making money off of the sale of youth. So I called for them to be shut down, and I have no regrets about that.”

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Harris attempts to make a distinction, suggesting that those engaged in the active exploitation of others or active harm of others, should not be “free of criminal prosecution,” but it’s all run by the same people, making Harris’ distinctions meaningless semantic, philosophical justifications for the dispicable practice of modern human slavery in some cases.

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Problematically for Harris, when law enforcement is withdrawn in a sensitive area like trafficking, acts between nonconsenting adults are also — de facto — decriminalized.

Individuals involved in perpetrating such horrific behavior are given even greater freedom to exact harm on children that caught up in the sex industry (either through documented and popular illegal immigration pathways, or because the vendors for “consenting adults” are also the same vendors peddling child sex victims to elites.), according to law enforcement.

We can take the word of law enforcement officers in California, like Officer Tony Herrera, where such decriminalization policies have been tried already, leading some to suggest that it is a de facto legalization of child trafficking.

“Make no mistake, California: This is the legalization of child prostitution,” Officer Tony Herrera writes at Washington Examiner. For his safety, his department and jurisdiction are not provided.

California SB 1322 “exempts persons under 18 years of age from criminal statutes regarding soliciting, engaging in, and loitering for purposes of prostitution if that minor receives money or other consideration.”

Further, it “will require a law enforcement officer to refer the juvenile to a county social services agency.”

He continues:

There is no amount of spin or “fact check” articles that can change the reality that children can now engage in sex for money without fear of reprisal. In a thinly veiled attempt to save face supporters of this harmful policy are saying this statement is “misguidedly” referencing pimps and johns. Pedophilia is illegal, adult prostitution is illegal, soliciting sex is illegal — yet the act of child prostitution is now exempted from these laws.

Accirding to Herrera, prostitution is not like other legitimate industries, where there are bright lines, where it’s possible to decriminalize one thing, without also lightening up on another thing. In the human trafficking business, it’s all the same thing, and all the business is concentrated in very few hands — as opposed to numerous and diverse market options.

As Herrera explains,

Not only did California tie law enforcement’s hands and remove their only opportunity to address the source of this heinous issue — California has now provided pimps more incentive to recruit and exploit minors: only these prostitutes would be shielded from arrest and jailing.

Harris does not seem to think these issues matter, if her statements Tuesday are any indicator.

“But when you’re talking about consenting adults, I think that yes, we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior, as long as no one is being harmed. But at the point that anyone is being harmed or exploited, then we have to understand that’s a different matter,” she explained.

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Have Chinese Interests Infiltrated Facebook?

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Although globalization has some benefits, such as a greater basket of goods and services that citizens can enjoy along with the exchange of ideas, it does come with some bad effects. Namely, the importation of bad ideas such as the social credit system and potential subversive agents from peer competitors.

This case is most notable with regards to the U.S.’s relationship with China.  Sohrab Ahmari of the New York Post wrote an article titledMeet your (Chinese) Facebook censors” highlighting how Facebook has slowly but surely imported China’s social credit model.  According to an exchange between Ahmari and a former Facebook insider, there are apparently at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship”.

The Facebook source told Ahmari “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ ”

The insider disclosed an internal directory of the team that handles the bulk of this work. Ahmari gave a brief overview of what this censorship team does:

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It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering (George Orwell, call your office), and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many have Ph.D.s, and their work is extremely complex, involving machine learning — teaching “computers how to learn and act without being explicitly programmed,” as the techy website DeepAI.org puts it.

The “teaching” involved in this process, has certain content pop at the top of a user’s Facebook feed, which allegedly gets Facebook’s software gatekeepers performance bonusess, according to the ex-insider. Similarly, this involves Facebook censors making sure that other content show “up dead-last.”

Ahmari cited the case of a New York Post article of the Biden family’s interactions with Chinese companies as one example of Facebook working to suppress the dissemination of controversial content that exposes the ruling class’s behavior.

The censorship Facebook engages is quite clever and not always apparent to the naked eye. The ex-insider detailed the following:

It all makes for perhaps the most chillingly sophisticated censorship mechanism in human history. “What they don’t do is ban a specific pro-Trump hashtag,” says the ex-insider. Instead, “content that is a little too conservative, they will down-rank. You can’t tell it’s censored.”

Ahmari did not name any of the employees at Facebook involved in the acts of censorship. He did, however, want to showcase “how  foreign nationals from a state that still bans Facebook have their hands on the levers of social media censorship here in America.”

The op-ed editor of the New York Post claims that the Hate-Speech Engineering team’s staff consists of a research scientist “based at the Seattle office who earned his master’s degree in computer engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, according to his LinkedIn profile.” He continued highlighting other employees who had connections to China:

Another member of the team, a software engineer for machine learning based in Seattle, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Jilin University in northeast China. Still another, an engineering manager, earned his bachelor’s in computer science at Nanjing University in eastern China.

Another software engineer previously worked for the Communist-backed conglomerate Huawei, as well as the Beijing National Railway & Design Institute of Signal and Communication.

It’s up in the air if these Chinese nationals are connected to the CCP and receiving direct orders from them. That said, it cannot be ignored that immigration gets geopolitical when countries use subversive elements to undermine other countries.

BLP has reported on extensive cases of Chinese nationals getting busted for corporate and military espionage. Politics does not end because of increased trade between nations via “free” trade deals. This is one of the many risks of open borders and uncontrolled globalization.

A balance must be made between economic dynamism and the maintenance of national security. To tackle this, the U.S. will need an immigration timeout to allow for immigration assimilation and uphold national security interests.

 

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