In the TV program, Naked and Afraid, we still blur the genitals. The mindset is from ancient ideas and traditions which cannot be validated by a library of books we call the scriptures. These are man-made ideas, not those from a loving God. Ron DeSantis and the majority of Roman Catholics on the SCOTUS have no right, under the U.S. Constitution, to invoke their beliefs about covering over genitals, portraying sex on TV, or even putting porn on TV. If so, then why are my rights and beliefs being tread on when I say I don’t want to see blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV, held by vicious and barbaric people who are like the Ancient Romans and carried forward by the Holy Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church? My beliefs are about a loving God who would not do such things as massacres, genocide, or homicide. Those are my beliefs and need to be protected by the U.S. Constitution which had a great deal of writing by Deists and not just those who call themselves Christians. This is NOT a Christian nation. It is a secular nation of one culture and a multitude of religious beliefs.
Walking out of a modern art museum in Florida, someone in our crowd began to bloviate about the nudity in the paintings and photographs. As someone involved in the arts, I protested and said that the human body is as beautiful as the scenery and other scenes on canvas or photos. Perhaps under the new law by DeSantis and the RepubliFascists of Florida, I would be shot for protesting such an expression against art, with a dissension against public displays of blood, guts, violence, and guns on T? The dissension for which this heinous law intends is to allow those like DeSantis or the idiot from Arizona (Blake Masters) to shoot down those who disagree and express the disagreement in words of dissension against what THEY believe? RepubliFascists need to be routed out, especially when they are moles hidden among the Democrats and divide the Democrats in the process. There is no free speech for hatred and lies which merely push people to fear in order to vote for RepubliFascists. This needs to be ended. Puritanical Roman Catholics and puritanical Protestants have no right to push their religious beliefs upon the rest of us. It matters not whether it involves their beliefs about blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV, sexual identity, abortions, frontal nudity, sex, or porn.
When introducing college students to the Internet in the 1990s, we found many young people were searching out porn. They would come to the college library to use the publicly available computers connected to the Internet in order to view the porn. We had a rule about not using the computers to view porn, but it did not stop the students. My approach was to ask someone whom I caught on the porn whether it would be good to have such actions portrayed live and on the tables in the library? Or at the same time, whether such public displays of bashing another person’s head in should be allowed in the library? It would give the students an embarrassment. I would use that as a learning moment to help understand how we need to respect what others think in a public situation and one way was to not put on the screens of the computers what others might find very offensive.
Then one day, a student who heard me say this asked the question: “why are there scenes of violence on computers and you say nothing to them?” He had me on that one. I merely said, “I wish I could, but my boss is more concerned about not having the porn, nudity, and sex on the screens and there is no concern about the violence on the screens.” That was the 1990s. Most of those young people at that time are now in their 40s and perhaps 50s. Many who were in their 20s in the 1990s were of the ages of those who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, with weapons and vicious, spoiled brat attitudes of immaturity.
As the Internet got going, I no longer had to police for porn and utilize such situations as learning experiences. Did not matter because I don’t think anyone else used such situations as learning experiences. In fact a colleague promoted violence by physically abusing the students by hitting them over the head. When I protested that being done and tried to explain how it could be a calm learning experience, I was put down and the boss never took it seriously. Only tough guy vicious ways were promoted. And today, look what we have. With such actions of violence against the students, why would they not choose violence?
Funny thing. Because we had black folks in the library, too, and never once did I ever see a black person looking at the porn. That does not mean none of them did so, but it was always white guys whom I saw doing that. It was the white guys who got hit over the head by a librarian. It was white guys who stormed the Capitol building. When the black folk lodged a protest in Washington, prior to Jan. 6, they did so in a peaceful way of protest. So don’t talk to me about how black folk are bad and do so in a demeaning and ignorant knowledge about black folks.
My rights are being denied against the public viewing of blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV. In Europe, with less guns, allow such things to be viewed and don’t have a stupid jackass bloviating about seeing nudes in an art museum, as I viewed in the early years of the 21st Century in Palm Beach County, Florida. But then again, I have not endorsed censorship of blood, guts, violence, and guns on TV. I also don’t endorse censorship of public viewing of nudity, sex, or porn, either. Remove the Goddamn fig leaves, too, not because I get a perverted sense of enjoyment because I don’t. But because these are beauty among human beings which cannot be denied. And stop eating sugar and carbs so as to increase obesity and diabetes in America today. Again. Remove the Goddamn fig leaves because my God of love objects to such use. That is MY belief and should be protected under the U.S. Constitution.
Side note: perhaps a book such as Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language is something worth reading? Especially after I use words tantamount to swearing? Stop the puritanical shit with the sin book and look to how human beings are born with “original blessings” and can make mistakes. Deliberate sin is bad, but that is the same as deliberate sin by people like Trump, Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis with corruption to purchase elections or steal money from Medicare.