January 31, 2005

My prediction of things to come...

UPDATE: It looks like this Telegraph story is not true. See here.

Pejman linked to this article in The Telegraph:

A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing "sexual services'' at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year.

Prostitution was legalised in Germany just over two years ago and brothel owners who must pay tax and employee health insurance were granted access to official databases of jobseekers...

..."There is now nothing in the law to stop women from being sent into the sex industry," said Merchthild Garweg, a lawyer from Hamburg who specialises in such cases. "The new regulations say that working in the sex industry is not immoral any more, and so jobs cannot be turned down without a risk to benefits."...

Let me guess. In fact, let me predict. The new trendy-lefty cause, from those wonderful folks who brought us gay marriage and hate-free-zones, will be a campaign, similar to the Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, to fight the ugly elements in white-patriarchial-western-civilization that discriminate against "sex-workers."

Europe will lead the way, of course, charging anyone who refuses work in a brothel with a "hate crime." Condi Rice will be indicted in the ICC when the State Department fails to support these new norms of International Law. Europeans will preen themselves on their "tolerance," and the drooling American Left will struggle mightily to keep up with them. Expect the NEA to introduce elementary-school books with titles like "Mommy is a Sex-Worker." The Episcopal hierarchy will dash to the front of the parade by ordaining a sex-worker as a bishop. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will urge that courts give cognizance to the laws of other countries when deciding prostitution cases

Then, when Muslims threaten to kill European legislators, a "Muslim exception" to the pro-sex-worker campaign will be hastily proffered. Then a new anti-hate campaign will be needed, to crush those intolerant racist bigots who criticize the Muslim Exception!

Posted by John Weidner at January 31, 2005 8:50 AM
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