Published: Sunday, Sept. 1 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
If morals is manners and intentions. What is the intention. Imagine making good
memories. I have to many regrets I don't like to think about.
Karl Polanyi pointed out in "The Great Transformation" that while the
unregulated market resulted in unprecedented wealth, its continuance would
result in the destruction of man's habitation. This is but another
I agree with this article. I was a little surprised at "the
shock" of people in the industry over this latest incident. The message that
many in our society seem to push is that there should be no lines and those that
would support drawing lines are backward prudes that would have The David
clothed. Apparently even these people feel there are lines that are at least
shocking when crossed. The first step is don't tune in, teach
our children what truley makes them lovable and important. The second step is to
recognize dangerous sociatial norms and actively work to change them or society
leaves parents to fight an uphill and sometimes loosing battle that everyone
pays the price for eventually. We may not agree exactly where to
draw the line, but where it is currently drawn is obviously not healthy.
It seems like just about everything in our world is judged in the superlative.
The word like fastest, highest, longest, biggest, best, hottest coldest just to
name a few, are to be striven toward. Even their counter parts are pursued.
For the most part we keep records just so we will know when they are
exceeded. Not so with the use of sex to sell nearly every
commercial product. Although we see the gradual growth in the use of sex we
don’t really have any measurements to record the progress and set records.
Sex is not alone, other things might include the visual arts, music, food and
other things where the effect may vary from individual to individual.
The common denominator in nearly everything is the commercial thread that
dominates the reason for controlling the minds of others. And if we would solve
the problem that we have with these things, we must understand the whole
"Karl Polanyi pointed out in "The Great Transformation" that while
the unregulated market resulted in unprecedented wealth, its continuance would
result in the destruction of man's habitation. This is but another
example."Bingo. I totally agree. When I was growing up I was
surrounded by John Birchers. Everything they feared was a commie conspiracy,
they feared the county's incorporation was a step to one-wide government.
"People will be getting shot in the streets." They also felt that God
would destroy us because of our sins.On the other side was
communism. "Capitalism will fail because of its excesses."It ends up they were both right. What better way for God to destroy us than
to permit our economic system to collapse? It isn't the Koch Brothers who
are the "excesses of capitalism". It is the modern media, Hollywood,
MTV, CNN, Fox news.And we have happily running along giving them our
money so we can get a little bit more cheap titillation. (Geez! If we are going
to destroy our economic system, cant' we do better than Miley Cyrus?)The present system is great, when it fails, it is all our own dang
Enough already! Miley wants attention, and it is the people who claim to
disagree with her behavior that are giving her all of it!Stop
How is it everybody gets bent out of shape over Miley Cyrus but put up which
churches who Goad people into living a sexless life, under the guise of make
your life miserable but in doing so you'll be pleasing God. this is an
emotional prison, a prison of the mind every bit as much as drugs or alcohol.On NPR they give an account of a priest who felt trapped in this
lifestyle he was very unhappy but didn't want to displease God. If I had to
choose between my child going through a Miley Cyrus faze or being brainwashed
into living a sexless life I would choose the Miley Cyrus lifestyle.
DwayneGot fired by DN, huh?I can't imagine why.
It is disturbing to see how too many celebrities that started out innocent
enough have ruined their lives with drugs, sex, alcohol, etc. I'm guessing
they couldn't handle the fame, money, and power of their status -- what a
shame. A few postings to this article that I find a bit strange with
the hatred in their words, and casual attitude (even acceptance) of distasteful
"entertainment". What happened to entertainment that was uplifting, and
made you feel good -- not titillating. Yes, we all can choose what type of
entertainment we expose ourselves to, but it seems that the type of
entertainment I prefer (clean humor, respecting Deity, romance without sex, etc)
is getting harder and harder to find, so I don't watch much TV, instead
watch DVD's that I can select.I would hope this has been a
wakeup call for Miley, and other entertainers, that there are many of us out
here who do not appreciate smut.
We haven't had TV for years. It is trash and I don't want to waste my
time. But, I would like to know who the sponsors for this filth are just so I
can avoid buying their product. If a list of the worst offenders got published,
the backlash against them could be so strong that trashy shows in the future
might not be able to get sponsors.
JSB.Right on!If we could get merchants and businessmen
to post and adhere to their mission in life, religion, liberal, conservative,
male, female, republican or democrat, we wouldn’t have to worry about
fixing the voting system we could vote with our dollars. Of course,
we might have some sleazy guys that would lie about their true nature just to
sell their products.
DwayneSo let me get this straight. So this spoiled brat who craves
attention, can't make it on talent alone, so she peddles sleaze to
compensate, and those who call her on it are the perverts that you wish would
die.Seriously, you don't find anything wrong with that line of
I agree that in some public forums such as the mall, stores, billboards and such
there is a concern, but in Utah I don't yet see much. outside of Utah there
seems much more. there is also a serious issue with types of ads that appear on
the web when going to normal high traffics web sites for news and such. again.
it seems of course to depend on the site. in the case of popular media such as
music, tv, movies,books, etc. I don't believe the comparison to having
children play in a muddy street is fair. these are not like the public street.
I have no problem with my children. Nobody 'needs' tv or music or
radio or movies. We stream what we want when we want. we buy what music we want.
our family is simply not exposed to these things. That is simply by choice.
I had a very strong impression to listen to music for the message. I enjoy
mostly instrumental music now as there is so little music that doesn't have
a bad message - from subtle inferences to outright bad. There's still a lot
of good, wholesome, enjoyable, update, fun music out there, though.
Kind of interesting that there has been secually explicit language in music for
years. From the references in Sugar Hill Gang's Rappers Delight, to Live
for today by the Grass roots. But instead of using innuendo's,
today's music is being brutally honest about it.
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