Monday, December 6, 2010

Is Keith Olbermann illustrates a point

Take this little story about Olbermann's attacks on Sarah Palin for daring to 'gasp' promote abstinence.  I admit that the sex culture has it tough.  Like most revolutionary movements, their beginning has the advantage of arguing from silence that their way will work.  It's always easy to tear down the status quo, since times have always been tough, and always will be tough, and you can pin it on the way things are.  When you come up with something brand spanking new, the ball is in your court. 

So they told us that the problem with sex is we are hypocrites, we're suppressing our true instincts, we aren't fulfilling our natural desires. Once we follow Freud's suggestion and just throw off the shackles of repression, the sun will rise, the stars align, the flowers bloom, and we'll finally realize what true fulfilment is all about.

At least in the modern era, that was a compelling argument.  First, it was what people wanted to hear.  That's always a plus with revolutionary ideals.  Second, it argued from silence.  Since we lived in a time with various norms regarding sexuality, and since there were always problems, the good revolutionary could simply point and say 'see, it's because we're not being honest about how natural sex is and living according to said honesty!'  And so we did. 

Problem now, we're seeing that a sex saturated culture isn't all that and a bag of chips.  There seems to be quite a lot of problems associated with that kind of livun'.  Never mind that the old idea sex is natural, therefore we should keep it shorn of all those pesky moral standards, has long gone the way of the Dodo.  Plus, despite all attempts to the contrary, it's difficult for the average thinking person not to connect the dots between 'hey, let's all rip our clothes off and have sex' with various social ills such as the AIDS pandemic.  All of this because we don't want to admit what should be obvious about something we hope to be true: that sex practiced the way animals do was as much a fairy tale as Cinderella. 

Therefore, as it becomes painfully clear that the Woodstock ideal of sexual relations has been as devastating as an influenza outbreak coupled with the fall of Rome, those who want to keep a  sex first culture are getting rather panicky about people challenging their empire.  And with panic comes the increasing tendency to define evil as anyone who doesn't conform to failed policies that the likes of Olbermann are so keen on defending.

1 comment:

  1. I've noticed the same thing. The hatred toward anyone who isn't liberal seems to be proportional to the obvious failures of liberal policies.


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