Blocking Porn Sites in Indonesia

It has become obvious to me in my 62 years that one cannot legislate morality and whenever one tries then the forbidden activity just goes underground and creates a black market or mafia. Prohibition in America to forbid alcohol did not work and so it was repealed. Prior to Rowe vs. Wade women still got abortions. The wealthy ones simply traveled to countries where it is legal and the poor ones died in back alley criminal procedures. Every day there are Kurdish people who risk their lives for $10 per day to carry liquor over the snow covered mountains into Iran. People in Tehran can have alcohol as well as pork from the black market. In Yemen you can get alcohol on the black market but you cannot get pork anywhere at any price. In remote mining and lumber companies it was observed that when houses of prostitution were permitted then crime went down and when they were prohibited then crime rates increased. In Switzerland, if you are a heroin addict you simply register with government and get it for free for life, but you have to get social work counseling, clean up your life, and get a job. Criminalizing things simply does not work very well. And that, Giri, is what I think.

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