Sunday, September 13, 2015

Porn Gets EVERYTHING Wrong Because It IS Wrong By Definition

Porn is exploitation of men and women for greed. What you see on the screen or in the magazines is not fantasy but reality for those who are forced through financial pressures to be in this "industry." The working conditions are horrendous for men and women who are in this. Nobody does this for anything other than relatively easy money although the "work" can damage the bodies of those in it, especially the women. Don't kid yourself otherwise. There is NOTHING glamorous about peddling your body for money. Porn is anti-sex and poisons relationships between men and women. I am astounded anybody thinks this garbage is okay. As bad as porn was 30 or 40 years ago, it is MUCH worse now with the internet. Shame on anybody who uses this crap and further contributes to the abuse of people in this "industry." This is not about your dubious "right" to get off sexually. This is about human dignity and human rights abuse. If libertarians, either of the economic or civil type, were EVER right about a goddamned thing, it would be a miracle. They are NEVER right. They are not because they cannot think about anything other than their own selfish interests. They cannot put themselves in another's shoes. They are incapable of seeing the larger picture.

This inspired my rant here against it. The 1970s really did a number when the TV talk show circuit started glamorizing this and prostitution--the two are two sides of the same exploitation and human rights abuse coin--and people started getting desensitized to both. In the old days, if somebody consumed porn, there was an element of (justifiable) shame in consuming it. People would get the movies or the magazines in plain brown wrappers, always discreet. There used to be, and not so much anymore, movie theaters specializing in porn flicks and even live sex shows, but the mostly male clientele would try to hide their identities for fear of being seen.

Not that it always worked. My former landlord got caught because fire officials interviewed him about where he was when his guest house in Reno caught fire and suffered significant damage back in 1983. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. He had to tell them he was at the adult movie theater, the Virginia Street Bookstore, when the fire occurred, and he had just returned from there. One of the fire officials had to call down there to confirm that he was indeed there. They told him on the phone that yes, the landlord was there, and that he was "a regular customer." When the fire official hung up, he told the landlord to the effect that he was not passing judgment on his lifestyle, that he believed in "live and let live." The landlord wanted to die right then and there.

While it doesn't sound that funny in print, if you knew the guy, you would be rolling on the floor laughing, as I literally did when he told me it. He was the LAST person you would have expected to go to places like that.

The fire made the newspapers in the area, but the porn angle was not known.

Nowadays, though, we have the internet, and porn is much, much worse. There is nothing good about it.

The judges that allowed this crap to fester weren't using their brains and were looking only at the consumption of porn and not of the exploitation of others in the "industry."

Exploiting others is never right. Contributing to it is never right.

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