Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Morality Gone Wild

I find it somewhat disturbingly hilarious that American culture worships violent sports and films, but goes all squeamish at anything even vaguely sexual. It's an odd phenomenon that the ugliest aspects of human behavior--anger, violence, cruelty, betrayal, revenge--are all acceptable subjects for broadcast television, yet sexually suggestive material is taboo. PETA's provocative ads promoting veganism, like this one, are considered so offensive to American sensibilities, they must be banned from TV. 
Confining animals in cruel, squalid conditions so filthy they need tons of antibiotics to survive, and then brutally slaughtering them by the millions? No problem. Getting frisky with a cucumber? Disgraceful!
What does this say about a society's "family values?"  

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