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Hollywood Won 2012?

Ron-CA Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:36 PM
Yeah, for some reason I am having trouble equating the purchase of a disposable item like toilet paper with the decision to allow moral decay in America. Maybe its just me but I think they're different.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:27 PM
"some of the broadcasting pollutes the airwaves with its filth."

TV does? Who forces you to watch?
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:26 PM
"Likely DJ would say that it's when people are not helped in every means possible to do whatever they jolly well might want to, no matter how base."

Guess again.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:25 PM
"So your idea of moral build up is maximal libertinism?"

What is maximal libertinism? Charles Manson? Yes, that would be moral decay.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:24 PM
"And your definition of moral decay is what, Don?"

My idea of moral decay would involve serious infringement on the liberty of others, and contempt of others. It would be something like a Nazi state or a communist state or a theocratic state or anarchy. But I think we live relatively well ordered, peaceful and free lives in this country -- that is, most of us do.
George257 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:11 PM
And the toilet paper fulfils a useful purpose.
George257 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:10 PM
Yes, the toilet paper leaves you cleaner, but some of the broadcasting pollutes the airwaves with its filth.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 3:49 PM
Likely DJ would say that it's when people are not helped in every means possible to do whatever they jolly well might want to, no matter how base.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 3:48 PM
So your idea of moral build up is maximal libertinism?
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 3:32 PM
And your definition of moral decay is what, Don?
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 3:18 PM
It's your concept of moral decay and what you can do about it politically that's trivial.
The television industry loves to claim that all of the sex, violence and foul-mouthed language it displays has zero harmful effects on children. On the other hand, they would never dream of telling their advertisers that their paid messages on TV have no effect. So does the entertainment industry have an impact or doesn't it?

The answer is that Tinseltown certainly has an effect, and when that effect is felt in the political arena, the hell with pretending they don't. They openly celebrate.

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