David M. Schell:
But a lot of the stories I’ve seen about child sex trafficking
haven’t included any kind of call to action. No “share this
number,” no “put a sign in your yard” or “don’t be a pedophile,”
“seven steps to protect your kids from getting trafficked,” or
even “donate to this fund to fight pedophilia.” It’s just “here’s
another story about pedophiles engaging in sex trafficking. Isn’t
So when I saw the 30,000-pedophiles article, which to my memory
came without any call to action, just a “can you believe this!”
kind of comment (I don’t remember the actual comment), I just
thought … what’s up with this? […]
To understand it, you have to first understand the difference
between conservatives and progressives.
This piece is so keenly observed, so thoughtful, and so obviously true. And Schell’s insight was sparked by a line of dialogue from Footloose.