What Is Wrong with US?
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.-- C.S. Lewis
What is so wrong with progressive thinking? What is wrong with opening our minds? Why can't we as a US culture get past the narrow view of our traditionalist past and see the bigger picture of tomorrow?
Frank Rich's NY Times column addresses the decency issue which exploded one year and two days ago by a brief glance at Janet Jackson's tit. I hope none of those zealots watched Project Runway last night when Robert showed his cute little backside and it was no malfunction -- thank you Bravo. He also questions the "moral values" that are being forced on us for the sake of the children in our society. I am sick and tired of people saying shit like "I don't want my child to see that" or "Kids could get the wrong idea." Please, please, please give that shit up. How about this you over-breeding, overfed, bible-thumper? How about you stop shielding your child from the world and teach them about the joys and dangers of it? How about you take some time to explain to your child all the different choices there are in this life? Let them know that everything has a benefit and a consequence, even a titty. You say that we liberals are forcing our lifestyle on you? How about you stop forcing me to live my life based on your teachings to your children? Teachings that make children believe that world is a completely antiseptic place where there is no sexuality and everybody loves Jesus. That may be ideal for you but this still is America isn't it?