Obviously, I wasn't talking to you, but generally speaking. And a great deal of anime is NOT about lolis and whatnot. Just what are you watching?
I'm gonna have to demand an apology about that " ... but I bet you do!" quip.
Okay...you have my apology. I actually do not own any anime per se...(it is my daughter who really ramps on that, and lots of what she has has exactly the kind of stuff I mentioned...for instance Laine, Gantz...lots of others, and most are popular) but I have a small collection of manga which are mostly comic books in English translation which were published here in the U.S. by Viz (I believe) back in the late 80's and hey, they were considered perfectly normal comic book material back then--even though fourteen year old 'Mai the Psychic Girl' was running around topless for quite a bit of the time. Even 'Appleseed' has loli looking girlies running around nekkid in it's many, many issues!
Suddenly, however, this is NOW considered child porn?!? I can be arrested in Germany and charged with being a child porn purveyor simply because I bought a collection of these comics years ago?!? Give me a break!
Once again...the thread of the issue is being lost in details... You are still just shrugging your shoulders saying, "It doesn't affect me..." even though I have shown you a valid example of how 'yes! it might affect you?'
Governments are not in the business of safeguarding your civil rights or your rights at all generally...YOU have to do that. How? By doing just what Kyupol is doing. Speaking out! Making a fuss, focusing attention on what 'big Brother' is trying to do!
Governments WANT the power to arbitrarily arrest, convict and punish you. Governments are always about protecting themselves. A government is a living organism, and like every living organism, it looks to safeguard its own existence. Governments have only two threats, external forces and internal forces. External forces are nullified by military power, but internal threats must be nullified by laws. We want our government to provide for our safety--and so the government is able to legislate laws that mandate safety...the question is, when do laws stop being for OUR safety, and start being tools for government subjection?
I'm sorry. Abusing children in any way is bad...and we have laws in place to protect them. No means of protection is 100%, but the laws in place are more than sufficient. But legislating against a creator's right to create stories, images and art OUT OF THEIR OWN IMAGINATION because these creations appear to show children doing sexual things?!? Or prevent them from sharing the same! Now that is trying to mandate THOUGHTS, and that is wrong on so many levels, the governments in question should be charged with major civil rights violations, and forced to be de-constituted.
In my book the same thing goes for drugs and any of the so-called 'victimless crimes' Hey Big Brother, we don't need you telling us how to live our lives...so bugger off!!!