El sueño de la razón produce monstruos. (The sleep of reason produces monsters.)
It has come to light that back in April an anonymous “do-gooder” filed a Cal/OSHA petition about the adult film business. This being 2019, it should come as no surprise that the petition cites to TWITTER POSTS to illustrate what its author claims are widespread abuses within the adult industry.
It’s a shit-show, basically, and it all rests on the kind of “guilt by accusation” trial by Twitter pap that we have been warning you all about.
Many of these one-sided claims have already been debunked. Some of the tweets contain mere critiques which the petitioner has stretched beyond reason, transforming them into admissions that adult production has become a nightmare out of “Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom“.
A deranged mind
It was only a matter of time before a hysterical, axe-grinding loon would try to weaponize cancel culture and the veneration of victimhood against the adult business through the auspices of the government of the People’s Republic of California.
As for the remedies suggested by the deranged petitioner, they run the gamut from banal to bizarre and burdensome to impossible and illegal. Many of these fall outside the purview of Cal/OSHA, such as the demand that tube sites be forced to pay for (non-employee) performer testing and protective gear, and some — such as banning the category of IR in adult entertainment — run afoul of black letter law.
Only in an age when social media is the preferred venue to seek redress of grievances — and blacken the names of ones enemies — could a state agency be moved into action by a collection of Twitter posts attached to ramblings about Mindgeek and claims that dues-paying members of the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and APAG should be treated as their employees.
And only in the age of trial by Twitter would we see articles written by porn industry haters (such as Aurora Snow and the sexually confused AHF fanboy Dennis Romero), which are themselves founded on unproven online accusations, employed to validate those very claims!
Here is a link to the petition as well as the Cal/OSHA staff evaluation, proposed petition decision and recommendations.
SPOLIER ALERT: We’ll be headed back to Cal/OSHA Standards Board Meetings sometime soon. The first public meeting slated for consideration of the petition is set for this Thursday, Oct. 17 (see the Cal/OSHA agenda at the bottom of this post).
Screenshots of pages from the documents are reproduced below. We have not reproduced the actual petition, because to do so would give more air to the many false and defamatory claims included within. Readers can view the petition PDF at the link provided.
The anonymous petitioner has gone to some lengths to hide their identity, but XBIZ reports that is was retired erstwhile performer Verta a.k.a. PerVerta.