posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 12:05 PM
Well it's that time of year again. It seems during the middle of summer is when politicians, which I can only assume have heat stroke, make insane
laws and implement policies that serve the emotional agenda of a very few, while trampling on the rights of many.
The UK recently announced they are going to be blocking pornography, by default on all ISP's that operated in the country. You can opt out of course
according to them, but that's besides the point. Actually the point of this thread is to ask a very simple question.
Would I rather my children see violence and gore on the internet, or sex? Which one will be more detrimental to their mental health?
You see we live in this puritan's society it seems. The West and Europe have some how created a society where the things that should be appalling
and never accepted are glorified and celebrated. Meanwhile we stigmatize other subjects that are either entirely natural parts of growing up and
being human or very important social issues that the PC crowd prevent us from discussing.
I'll say it plainly and some people may disagree, but you'll be hard pressed to get me to change my mind.
Violence, should be discouraged. Imagines of violence and gore, things such as torture, rape, mental and physical trauma, all of these things
should make you sick to your stomach. You should NEVER be sitting in a movie theater watching the latest installment of saw while thinking to
yourself "man this is awesome".
This is conditioning. Conditioning and propaganda which makes it easy for your to justify violence that doesn't' directly effect you. Violence
such as the kind that people in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer. Or the people of the Congo as another example.
If violence was treated the way it was suppose to, then I firmly believe our apathy towards foreign affairs and the treatment of those who aren't
your neighbors, would be vastly different if not non-existent.
The same line of logic could be used towards sex. If we stopped demonizing people's sexual orientation and sexual choices, regardless of how much we
disagree with them on a personal level, our society would be focused on many more important issues.
I'm not saying let the child molesters roam free, don't' get wrong, this is from the standpoint of legal, consenting adults having the right to do
as they please, without being shamed for it. How many of your young adults and teenagers go through years of unhappiness and distrust of people,
simply because they aren't allowed to express themselves?
What could those people accomplish if they weren't mired in their personal issues for all that time? It's ironic, considering the West and Europe
are some of the most sexually active places in marketing and advertising.
We will use sex to sell just about anything, even purity rings for Jesus. Yet we carry this double standard and we all pay the price for it.
What are your thoughts ATS? Is it all as backwards as I propose it is, on these two topics?