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Why target one illegal activity and not the other? It would serve no purpose to allow some crimes to take place, but not others. I believe that organizing drug sales, small amounts as well as large, is just as horrible and can ruin just as many lives as distributing images and videos (I wonder how many are duplicates) of exploited children.

Because it's usually the drug consumer him/herself who decides what to buy and consume - and given that most of the drug sellers apparently don't cut their products with weird stuff from rat dung to lead, fentanyl or other stuff that sometimes causes dozens of ODs (fentanyl-contaminated heroin batches are well known for this, and a plague for ERs because the victims always come in a bunch) one might argue that clean, vetted drugs via TOR/Silk Road are better for society than if the users would hit the streets. Also, drugs bought on the streets directly finance the street mafia and contribute to gang violence, as well as negative reputation for the "dealer city quarters". Internet drug shopping kills off this part of the chain totally.

Child porn is just ... inexcusable no matter how you think about it. Fine, if some porn stars make themselves look young, okay, but that's consenting adult performers. Abusing Toddlers and children for porn is not just violent in itself, it literally creates wrecks.

You cannot defend one type of crime, because another type is much worse. If possible, one could argue that child pornography is less horrible than hitman services and human trafficking, given that the majority of the content shared is not new content of new victims.

Let's not try to justify serious crime, because other crime may be seen as more serious.

The point is that child pornography (and also sexual abuse of children) is viewed as evil across all societies and groups.

Human trafficking, drugs and hitmen services, however, are not - the most notable exception being the various kinds of mafia or other organized crime.

I believe that I'm in my right to buy drugs. If I were a vendor I would be proud of my job, and I would take any jail time as if it were for homosexuality in the 40s.

People ruin their lifes, some using drugs. It's true that drugs, like alcohol, may be an existential risk to the life and potential of a small quantity of people. So are casinos, fast food, extreme sports, or videogames.

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