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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The active campaign against our children's innocence.

It seems that our culture goes out of it's way to destroy the innocence of children. Recently I went to an outlet mall in a nearby town to get my daughter some clothing. Silly me, I thought because the women assisting me were likely moms of kids themselves and working for an outlet of Oshkosh B'Gosh there'd be no problems.

Sometimes I'm dumber than a box of rocks.

After getting home and washing the clothes I realize the short pants are just this side of being "Daisy Dukes" aka hotpants. For a four year old girl. The things were almost obscene.

I went back two days later and got some long pants. THEY are appropriate for my daughter.

That'll learn me.

But it isn't just this incident where a prudish 59 yr. old man gets his dander up about clothing styles. There are other indicators, am I the only one uncomfortable with the Disney cartoon characters of the past 15 years or so? My kids have been watching the "Aladdin" trilogy of movies lately. The character of "Jasmine" is more than slightly suggestive of a hard bodied, scantily clad babe. Yeah, theres a real role model for young girls. Noted.

Outside the home and in public settings it's evidently becoming a hazard for childhood innocence. For starters I'd suggest this link:

Now I know there are places in the world where public nudity isn't considered that big a deal. I've been to southern Europe and the beaches there. FWIW, seeing a topless 70 year old woman will kill any desire for viewing her teenaged granddaughters. Just a side note on perspective.

But this isn't Europe and even there the areas where you'll find nudity are well known and easily avoided if you're offended by it. It seems from the linked article that we'll have bare tits shoved in our faces soon, like it or not, wherever we go. So much for discretion and decorum.

As if the spectacle of bare chested babes isn't reason enough to forgo public venues, check out the experience of this lady in Massachusetts:

I call your attention to the comments following her post. It seems any objections to PDA's of homosexuals made by a concerned parent unleashes the blogosphere's hounds of Hell. Tolerance only goes one way.

This isn't all low level corruption of our kids either. This article, talks of the ongoing campaign by the ACLU to remove porn filters from school computers. Seems the idea of a child somewhere, somehow having a life free of sexual immersion is anathema to them.

Don't mention the boob tube (no pun intended). We gave up on that when Janet Jackson had her "wardrobe malfunction". If you can't even watch a Super Bowl halftime show with your kids just what the hell can you safely view on the television? From having to view "Sponge Bob Squarepants" every time we go to the pediatrician I'd say the answer is "not much".

Nor is the dissolution of decency confined to the efforts of amoral liberals. I've just about stopped listening to talk radio shows in my car when the kids are with me. Sooner or later they'll pay attention to the ads and I'll be explaining what the term "erectile dysfunction" means. Something to look forward to.

We live in a cesspool and there's no denying that. This is a time when doting parents will pay for their 16 yr. old daughter's breast implants, when one of the leading GOP contenders for the Presidency unashamedly signed into law am executive order for his state that mandated the vaccination of middle school girls against an STD, when pole dancing is considered a valid physical exercise regimen, the list goes on and it's getting too close to supper to continue. I'll only ruin my appetite if I don't stop now.

I keep hoping we'll see some sort of backlash, a sudden and abrupt return to modesty, chastity and teaching our kids that sex is something to be cherished for it's intimacy and reserved for the one true love we find in life. As I said earlier, there are times I'm dumber than a box of rocks.

But I'll be damned if I stop trying to raise my kids properly. Lately I've come to realize that if the good Lord doesn't give us more than we can handle it only follows that what we ARE given to do in this life should be done wholeheartedly and with faith that it'll turn out for the best.


Rick said...

I am a Norman Rockwell American too and I love the Wonderful World of Disney where Walt himself explains the moral of an episode. I don't know why society goes for the least common denominator either instead of uplifting people to nobility. Perhaps sex, depravity, vice sells. The road to perdition is wide and easy and many go through it. That is why we're the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Easier said than done, I know.

ignorant redneck said...

Dude! That's the sort of thing i was thinking of when I wrote "The Tyranny of Tolerance, they've come for the Children".

The ACLU seems to have had their moral judgment excised somewhere around 1973.

I think I"m gonna have to write more about this, because you've shown me another dimension: I don't want to walk around distracted by boobs and buts full time, and if they're on display, I'm going to be distracted--that's the purpose of the display.

We are so going to suffer through a period of persecution and hatred, that attacks not just our freedoms and beliefs, but our internal life as well.

I'm sick of sleaze, and it's becoming inescapable.

ignorant redneck said...

I wish I could get a link to this posted, but that never works for me. I am a techno peasant.

Subvet said...

Rick, thanks for the support. IMO it's all about the money.

Subvet said...

IR, the ACLU actually did a lot of good, once upon a time. Even now there'll be stories of them sticking up for the little guy, such as their defense of Amish buggy drivers now serving jail time rather than pay fines for not having orange triangles on their vehicles. The ACLU is taking that case and I'll say "Good on 'em" for that.

But all too often they're without any moral compass at all.

As for linking, I don't know what you've tried but I always call up a particular post, copy the URL and post it on my site as a hyperlink. It seems to work most of the time. No guarantees though, like yourself I'm fairly computer illiterate.

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