I haven’t felt right the last couple of days. Something was bugging me emotionally and this morning I realized what it was. I had written a couple of articles mentioning Joel Gilbert’s film Dreams from My Real Father, in relation to its being child pornography. I don’t believe it’s child pornography and I don’t think any of my readers do. I justified that label by exploiting a technicality linking the film, who it alleges the salacious model was, and when the photo shoot occurred to make a technically correct but actually false smear against the film. Smears are morally wrong, and it was my moral compass that was bugging me. My apologies.
I think I’ve been spending too much time reading right-wing extremists and propagandists lately, and some of it has worn off on me. The movie offends me deeply and angers me greatly, but two smears do not make truth.
So anyhow, Joel Gilbert is now on my prayer list.