Systemic Pedophilia Extends Beyond Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Was Biden's Supreme Court Nominee was complicit in systemic pedophilia?
A major criticism of Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been her lenient sentencing on child pornography cases.
"Every single case – 100% of them – when prosecutors came before you with child pornography cases, you sentenced the defendants to substantially below, not just the (federal sentencing) guidelines ... but what the prosecutor asked for,” Cruz said.
While defending her record, Jackson said:
"In comes the internet. With one click, you can distribute tens of thousands [of child porn]. You can be doing this for 15 minutes and all of a sudden, you are looking at 30, 40, 50 years in prison."
In other words, Jackson is suggesting that distributing child pornography is a very easy crime to commit and because it is so easy, child pornographers do not deserve strong sentences. Her defense raises the question:
Why is child pornography so easy a crime to commit?
This defense doesn’t suggest that pedophiles should not be punished for their crimes. Rather, it suggests that there are “tens of thousands” of child porns files available with “one click.” Shouldn’t this be the focus of all involved in this discussion?
At present, social media companies are trying to rid the internet of misinformation. Millions of dollars have been dedicated to this cause. Why aren’t the same resources being devoted to ridding the internet of child pornography? Why are those in power committing large sums of money to remove misinformation from the internet, while casually admitting there are thousands of hours of easily accessible child pornography online without even attempting to solve this problem?
These adults have internalized dominance towards children. Internalized dominance is when a dominant group (like adults) sees their needs as more important than those in marginalized groups (like children). “Misinformation” presents a political problem to adults in power. They see their adult political problems as more important than children’s need to be free from abuse. Consequently, they commit more resources towards their desires than the needs of children. If these adults saw child abuse as an equal problem to their desire for political power, they would commit the same amount of resources to rid the internet of child pornography as they do to rid the internet of misinformation.
Where these needs conflict, these adults chose their needs over the needs of children. Many official “fact-checking” organizations dedicated to fighting “misinformation” have defended Jackson without acknowledging the larger problem presented in this part of her defense. Fact-checkers have frequently suppressed stories that might bring systemic pedophilia into the public consciousness when these stories conflict with adult political power desires. These organizations are complicit in systemic pedophilia when they prioritize adult power over protecting children.
Because conservatives do not think in terms of systemic issues, they have focused on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as a lone individual actor, rather a participant in a larger system. Whether or not Judge Jackson is nominated, this larger system will remain a problem until the same level of resources dedicated to adult issues are used to protect children.
If conservatives were serious about being antipedophile, they would focus not just on Jackson, but the larger system she participated in, which includes media, tech companies, and the justice system. All of these institutions are complicit in systemic pedophilia. By the time an offender reaches a lenient judge, all of these institutions have also been lenient. At the same time, these insitutions are getting “tough” on adult political problems, they are complicit in systemic pedophilia.
Full justice on this issue requires more than the changing of a single judicial nominee. It will require a transformative social justice movement that treats pedophilia as a systemic issue, or what I call Children’s Justice.
To learn more, read my book Children’s Justice.