Friday, September 22, 2006

Let's hear it for porn!

I *heart* the National Catholic Register. Patrick Novecosky just gave me a "well, DUH!" moment:

War Porn: U.S. Military's Other Problem in Iraq

Quelle surprise that no one but the Reg reported about the photos of Iraqi prisoners in bondage being a symptom of the pornography onslaught to which soldiers are exposed. But the minute anyone tries to limit access of this carp to the military, in come the porn industry defenders civil libertarians, fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Right to Fornicate and Masturbate.

Why is it we never hear anyone except Hugh Hefner, Larry Flynt, Bob Guccione, Howard Stern, and Dick Branson come out strongly in favor of porn? Where is the silent majority of porn advocates? Show yourselves! It's what America wants, right? When's the Million Perv March?

You see, there's no need for a grass-roots effort against porn. Rather, it's the pro-porn side that needs to get better organized. I mean, it ONLY makes $12 billion a year! We could export this to low-income areas, right? It could revitalize cities! Lift people out of poverty! Reduce crime!

(In other news, I am also advocating the eating of children.)

And one serious rejoinder: I believe, as the article states, that pornography is a serious addiction that is not easily broken. Dr. Laura Schlessinger sees it as not an addiction at all, and is something that can easily be stopped with the proper amount of will. I also *heart* Dr. Laura, but she couldn't be more wrong, and even one of her listener letters undercuts her position:

My husband is now a very broken person who is willing to do the hard work to keep his family. He knows he has one chance. He's in counseling and in a support group. He's becoming a very different person as he's learning to do the hard work of relating to people, creating friendships and accountability in his life. It's called growing up. I'm sad that he's now doing the work at 38 that he should have done at 16, but this is where we are. It may take another 10 years before he is really the man that he was meant to be. That is IF he CONTINUES to choose to do the hard work towards becoming a healthy! man of character. There is no short-cut to growth as a person.
I look forward to hearing from you fearless porn defenders.

1 comments:

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