I tried to write this whole thing about… something… but it’s all so vexing. And, I don’t know where to start, where it will all lead me, or how to finish.
I’m at a loss. Am I going crazy?
The Foof (apologies, but that’s your anonymous name now) has told me time and time again that she only posts comments to MMH to further the conversation… to make me think more… to make me address real issues instead of hockey and/or metal bullshit. At least, that’s the way I take it. And I love her for it. She’s very kind to me… in that she knows me better than I let most people… but she never holds it against me. She also redefines gorgeous.
So, I’m taking her bait again, and running with it. Let’s talk about censorship (er… I mean “decency”) in the media, shall we?
While my initial, knee-jerk-conservative reaction is to say that Howard Stern is right… that (w) is the root of all evil… I agree with The Foof and her sister (the Bike Crash Homey). Stern’s missing the point.
This whole storm swell to “clean up” what we see and hear isn’t just puppet-boy (w) and The Administration’s appeasement of the Religious Wrong to garner votes in November. It’s definitely that, but it will ultimately go back to a type of cyclical morality that only progresses to redefine “morality”.
While some people say that American society is, thankfully, God’s witness to a resurgency of Christian morals (read: virginity) in today’s youth, healthcare studies show that kids are still licking, sucking, or fucking their brains out, as they have for generations, but are unaware of the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. It’s fucked up.
Is that because of Stern or HBO? Let’s defer to the Magic 8-Ball… *shake shake*… not fucking likely. It’s because of the type of head-in-the-sand provinciality and perpetual victimhood that plagues us all in one way or another.
I’ve got so much going on in my head right now that I can’t even begin to address religion, freedom, or politics.
I doubt my sanity at times. Especially right now.