Monday, July 06, 2009

Age Without Rules

Victor Davis Hanson looks at the mixed signals of our confused society. An excerpt:

The point? We live in an age without rules only to reinvent them at a whim. A prudish society does not invest billions in Botox, reconstructive surgery, and sexual enhancement; yet a Gomorrah does not demand public contrition for sexual intercourse outside of marriage. I am not passing moral judgment as much as confused about the consistency, and puzzled over what are the exact rules, if any any more.

2 Comments:

At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

I've never understood why on American TV, it was ok and acceptable to show a mutilated human corpse or extreme violence but "oh no" you cannot see a "female nipple" even in a non sexual medical situation.....we are happy with the horrific yet appalled by the most natural......I guess it must make sense to somebody......

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Rob,

That is odd. It is also permissible to show nudity in tribal settings but not in others.

 

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