Yesterday on Facebook I received an interesting poke. A friend had accessed a fun app and wanted to know what was the #1 song on the day I was born. I didn’t use the app, but I Googled the answer. Came up with Twist Again by Chubby Checker.
No, they don’t write songs like that anymore. The recent Robin Thicke- Miley Cyrus porn fest proves that. Too bad. While there is fun, descent and happy music being produced in today’s world, there is no reason for Thicke’s blatant “rapey” music. (Here, Here, Here) Sadly that song is #1. Wonder what the children born on these days will think of our society when they Google (or what will be the future version of Google in twenty years) the top of the charts on the day they were born.
After all these decades of feminism and the women’s rights movement, I have no idea why young women go along with this misogyny. It seems we forgot to teach our daughters self-empowerment as we pushed college, graduate school and Title IX. (Slut-feminism does not count as self-actualization. Being a whore is not about self-respect.) We forget to teach them that you do not have to put up with women-hatred in order to get a man. We have allowed an anything goes sense of culture where there should be rights, wrong, dignity and honor. Unfortunately, as we lurch forward in science and technology, our sense of morality continues to decline.
Society wonders why boys could get a girl drunk and then force themselves on her and not think it was a crime? Society wonders were men even get the notion that date-rape drugs are OK. Have you listened to today’s music? Have you read the words? The continued dehumanization of women under the guise of free speech is a disgrace to our society. Promoting “rapey” art has become de rigueur in our culture. Society has geared itself to the lowest common denominator instead of providing a path out of the gutter. Its easier to make money by culling the populace and less of a burden on politicos to simply think that the People need to only be corralled rather than uplifted.
Why have the cultural elites decided to promote society’s bottom feeders as legitimate? Why have the cultural elites decided that degradation of women is still OK as long as it is “art?” Why, as a society, do we do nothing about it? Meanwhile in a double standard level that leads irony into a new definition, a Republican pol makes a totally assbackwards comment about rape and every cultural demagogue has a stroke.
It’s not as if women-hatred is not rampant in our society. Misogyny has always existed. But there is no reason that this type of music should be packaged and sold as legitimate entertainment.There is no reason that people don’t say stop. This lack of self-respect only shows that society has become so politically correct that there is no understanding of right and wrong anymore.
Simply because someone can think it, does not mean it should be accepted and promoted. Simply because someone writes it, does not mean it is poetry nor respectable expression. Simply because it comes out of a person’s mind does not mean it is not anathema to everything for which a society stands. Has society become so hedonistic that anything goes? There has to be an uncrossable line when it comes to right and wrong. While there are legitimate areas that mandated a societal revamp, the idea that rape and the objectification of women are a bane to decency doesn’t need to be expunged from society.
Freedom of speech is a two-way street. Simply because someone says something or promotes an idea does not make it legitimate. Persons of decent inclination have as much right to speak as does the pervert. No one said that the Constitution forbids society from chastising and excommunicating people who promote degeneracy. There are rights and wrongs in this world and it is not judgmental to hold those cultural elitest to a standard of decency. There has to be a Rubicon that no one can cross.
If you think this through to its ultimate conclusion, that anything goes in this world, that any manner of ideas, thought and perversions are legitimate, it is not a wonder that cultural relativism is so popular. It is not a wonder that so-called western-feminists and the cultural elites don’t fight against gender apartheid and the dehumanization of women in Islamic societies. They don’t stand against it in their own worlds. In the world of the “enlightened” modern-western-elite anything and everything that is deemed “culture” is respected. It’s the only way these cultural demagogues can legitimize their own proclivities by having no standards of decency at all for anyone, anywhere.