I am not that old, really I am not. I remember back in the ole days when television ended in the middle of the night, remember those days? So if you woke up at 3 am, you pretty much were relegated to reading a book or doing a crossword puzzle. Back in the ole days, hell there were limits on what we saw and heard. Half naked folks, dead and bloodied folks were a no-no and language was pretty clean. Ah…the good ole days.
I don’t know when things started to change, but somewhere along the way, TV became a bit more risque, little kids dressed like adult women about to do a pole dance somehow became norm and now when we go and kill world leaders apparently it’s no longer enough to be told that evil bastards such as Osama Bin Laden and Muammar Gadaffi are dead, we have to see their battered and bloodied carcasses.
Yet we are a confused nation, in a place where gross is the norm and we celebrate it and think nothing of it, common sense also seems to be missing. Down in Mississippi, a place with a crazy high rate of poverty and some rather backwards attitudes, the lawmakers rather than trying to help the existing humans are toying with the idea of creating a new class of person hood. This would effectively ban abortion and numerous forms of birth control. Sorry but as a believer in taking care of existing humans first, why expend energy worrying about what some woman is doing with her body when we have no compassion once that new human is born?
Closer to home, here in Maine we have a swingers club that basically caught the attention of folks and well folks are none too happy. I mean, how gross! People having sex with people they aren’t necessarily partnered to and enjoying it, openly…oh my word! I mean what kind of depraved humans would do such a thing? Probably more than you realize. That said as good upstanding moral Americans we like our sex only to exist between married humans ideally of different genders and for heaven’s sake if you are going to screw someone else other than your spouse, do it under the cover of darkness and feel much guilt and shame. We like our sex to either be for creating new humans or creating shame, anything else feels a bit too much.
Look, I am not saying a sex club in a banquet hall is a grand idea, but having worked in a restaurant, I can assure you, there is plenty of grossness to be found in almost any eating establishment if you look hard enough. If it’s about the all mighty dollar, tell these folks they need a special license and make em pay! Hell horny folks might be what we need to stimulate the economy, all the toys; condoms…you get the idea.
At the end of the day too many of us are frankly hypocrites living in a nation of hypocrites. We cheer bloody corpses and wonder why our kids are violent. We buy clothes that are not appropriate for our kids, wonder why they want to have sex, then we want to tell others what to do with their bodies. Give me a break!