Rachel Alexander

The problem lies with ads being rammed in our face that contain inappropriate content. We are now bombarded with constant reminders of things we find repulsive or immoral, day in and day out. Our children, whose minds are still developing and so are are more susceptible to influence, are being bombarded equally with this adult content.

Most of us wouldn’t find the bombardment of ads so irritating if they were clean ads. The disreputable nature of the ads is what has put us past the tipping point. Who wants to be reminded about pot and nudity multiple times a day?

The garbage ads are a result of the left’s efforts over the past 50 years to remove any moral judgment from certain activities. Whereas 60 years ago virtually everyone would have been ashamed to market crude adult content, now half the population could care less. Around half the population has been indoctrinated by the left, which lectures society that finding crude content inappropriate is judgmental or prudish. Americans blindly accept the garbage, oblivious to the damage it is causing them. Desensitizing people to taboo subjects only serves to hurt them in interpersonal relationships and moral choices down the road. As the saying goes, “garbage in, garbage out.”

Feminists must be feeling confused. They claim to oppose the mistreatment and exploitation of women, but at the same time they fought to treat everything as morally relative. If a woman wants to take her clothes off and be exploited, they called it “empowerment.” Now that feminists can’t go more than a few minutes without seeing a half-naked woman in an ad, they must be questioning what they were fighting for.

What can be done about the neverending onslaught of crude ads? There are too many companies to fight it from the top down. We’ve mostly lost the battle to stop public school indoctrination of our children. The best way to stop the bombardment is to block the ads and avoid the businesses - as much as possible - that are behind the ads.

Abercrombie & Fitch used to be the retailer of choice for Theodore Roosevelt, Clark Gable and President Eisenhower. In the early 2000s, the store started a racy ad campaign featuring photos of nude models. People spoke up, tired of seeing the ads broadcast everywhere, including large half-naked photos outside the store fronts in malls. The boycott worked, and the company closed 71 of its stores in 2012, with plans to close 180 more by 2015.

Frequent websites like Townhall that don’t run crude ads, and share articles from those sites rather than from liberal news sites. It may create somewhat of a stratified society, but it can work. When the biased liberal newspapers refused to change their yellow journalism, conservatives dropped their subscriptions, gradually sending the companies out of business. Meanwhile, conservative newspapers like The Wall Street Journal are still thriving. The UK Guardian is one of few liberal newspapers still doing well - and I guarantee you it is no coincidence they have reached out to conservatives like myself to contribute.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She also serves as senior editor of The Stream.