This is just heartless

Well here is, once again, another sad story of a couple being persecuted by the state, this time in Hong Kong. Let’s dive into the latest batch of drivel and see what we find:

The District Court sentenced a man on Monday to two years in prison for having sex with his 19-year-old biological daughter between 2009 and 2015. The daughter was handed a jail term of 14 months, suspended for two years.

As we always point out in these cases. that’s insane. It’s a heartless waste of taxpayers money that should have been spent catching actual criminals, you know, people who rape, murder and pillage. Instead those precious resources are being spent persecuting this couple for no other reason than the state disaproves of it. That’s called fascism, and it aint pretty.

The 58-year-old father – referred to as C.P.K to protect his identity – and his daughter, now 26, pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of incest.

Which they shouldn’t have had to for one simple reason: it should never have been in the courtroom in the first place.

Handing down the sentence, Judge Timothy Casewell said incest is a taboo in society as it damages trust among family members, HK01 reported.

No, it doesn’t. There is only a breach of trust if it is a case of rape, sexual abuse or child molestation. Clearly that isn’t the case here, she was a grown woman of 19 years of age, quite old enough to decide for herself… actually was same age I was when I entered a relationship with my dad. The judge here is way off base.

Counsel for the man pleaded in mitigation that imprisonment as a deterrent would not be beneficial to the pair, on the basis that their love was “misplaced” and the daughter was legally an adult during the time of the offence.

The only ‘misplaced’ thing I see is their analysis of the situation. Love is love, deal with it. Consenting adults are consenting adults, it should make no difference to the law whether they are related or not.

The court heard that the daughter offered to have sex with her father, then 51-year-old, after seeing him looking depressed. They continued the relationship and filmed their encounters.

Their relationship came to light in 2015 after the woman’s younger brother found a memory card containing six video clips of their sexual acts. The brother reported it to police out of fear that his sister was being sexually assaulted. He later dropped out of school as he felt affected by the discovery.

Note to anybody reading this: If you’re in a relationship with a relative and you’re tempted to make a little home made porn…. just don’t. It can be used as evidence if it’s ever discovered.

Now let’s consider the brother for a moment. He, like most of society was programmed to believe that incest is inherently bad, dysfunctional and sick. He made the assumption that most people given that programming would make, he assumed his sister was being abused. So he made the report to the cops probably believing he was protecting his sister. Misguided yes, but very understandable. As to his dropping out of school, he likely does not want to face others who might taunt him over his sister and their dad… and isn’t that a sad state of affairs. The problem is the incestophobia, not this couple.

The man admitted to police that he had had sex with his daughter twice, while the daughter said she willingly had sex with her father. She said no monetary exchange was involved and she felt happy each time after the acts.

Here we go, she was a willing participant, she felt happy about it. What more can I say other than prosecuting them is stupid, heartless, and completely unneccessary. Who has benefited from this prosecution? The state? No, it costs money to sue and imprison people. The brother? No, he’s been emotionally harmed by this as well. Society? No, because consanguinamorous couples do not harm society. Finally, the couple themselves have been harmed by this prosecution and the imprisonment of the father.

Under the Crimes Ordinance, the offence of incest carries a maximum penalty of 14 years behind bars.

Something that needs to change, there should never be a penalty attached to consensual sex of any kind. It’s ridiculous. The taboo surrounding incest creates harm, it puts barriers up so that people who really are being abused are not going to want to come forward. This whole thing stinks to high heaven, and it needs to be changed, and the sooner the better.