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.


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......

Michael Wade said...


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