Child porn cases are turning out to be a surprisingly large portion of what’s in federal court.
Child pornography is gross and wrong, to be clear. But these cases are, I think, a symptom of a larger problem.
All of us have times in our lives when we’re in the wilderness, when we feel adrift and alienated and unsure of where we’re going or where we are. Some folks in this time of life turn to alcohol, Some turn to drugs, video games, or other ways to keep themselves from facing the great chasm of dissatisfaction that their lives have become. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desparation” and all that.