“Pedophiles to Launch Political Party”

No, it’s not a joke. Or rather, it is a joke, but not that kind.

When a friend handed me a printout of this item, I looked at the top to see if it was from The Onion. It wasn’t.

Note that even in The Netherlands, where supposedly anything goes, this isn’t going to sell; 82% of Dutchpeople surveyed wanted the government to stop the formation of the party. So much for the notion, so beloved of “that Senator Sanatorium” and his friends, that liberal social policies have no natural limits. But the new party does indeed endorse bestiality as well as pedophilia, making me wonder just a trifle whether it might be either a joke or a set-up by Dutch social conservatives.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

4 thoughts on ““Pedophiles to Launch Political Party””

  1. It just has to be a troll. Main evidence: Pics of Michael Jackson, who totally insists that he is not a pedophile (not that I believe him.) He would never authorize using those pics. More trolling from those funny guys who brought you the Allah Comics, is my guess.

  2. I cannot WAIT for this to hit Volokh; slippery slopes, freedom of speech and organization for bizarre viewpoints, and the fact that one persistent commenter will use it to explain how it proves that the gays are destroying civilization…even though the exact variety of pedophile is not specifed in the story, and I couldn't find the org itself, just stories about it.
    (Plus everyone made it to the end of the story, right? "The party also said everybody should be allowed to go naked in public and promotes legalizing all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.")

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