Rafa\’s Corner of Nonsense, Part Deux

… where Rafa\’s thoughts see the light of day…

When did this turn into a nation of pussies? (Part I)

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t sit in silence any longer: when did the United States turn into a nation of crybabies and pussies? I am talking, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, about the recent fanatical political correctness craze that seems to be plaguing our country.

Case in point: Janet Jackson’s black booby. Who, exactly, can be that offended by a booby? Boobies nourish us when we are little, and for many it’s also the source of entertainment during adulthood. True, they usually are not wearing sun-shaped metallic pasties, as Janet’s was, but still, what’s the big deal?

The truth is, in this country, sexuality and profanity are vilified while violence is seen as commonplace; we can see Rambo (I to III, take your pick!) or any gory horror film in our TV sets, or see horrible violent images during the 6 o’clock news, but perish the thought of a naked breast or even the slightest hint of a penis tarnishing the screen! For most of us, seeing someone being beheaded, shot, or otherwise killed, is not part of our daily lives, or, if we’re lucky, not part of our lives at all. However, sexuality, nudity and profanity make up a part of almost everyone’s lives; more likely than not, you either have a penis or will get to see one within your lifetime (unless you’re an uggo); you either have breasts or will get to see some within your lifetime (unless you’re an engineer).

So why is it that it’s OK to see violence and gore on TV, but not sexuality and nudity? And don’t get me wrong, guys, I’m not arguing against having violence on TV: our parents grew up watching shows and movies where cowboys slaughtered indians for less-than-noble purposes, and few of them are out there making bloodbaths in reservation casinos.

I’d like to hear your thoughts on this… make me proud. 🙂

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January 5, 2005 - Posted by | Rant

2 Comments »

  1. Amen brother. There is such a taboo on this country about sex, and I simply cannot understand it.

    The funny thing about Janet’s whole TitGate fiasco is that it happened in the middle of the Super Bowl, the championship game of arguably the most violent team sport on the planet. Everybody is fine with steroid built monsters hitting and thrash talking each other, with sports commentators glorifying the brutality of the tackles, and comparing the events on the game to a full blown war, but hey, God forbid Janet’s boob coming out of her dress! This is a family event! I found the whole boob thing amusing, even funny, but hey, I’m going to Hell. I may not be the best example.

    On the other hand, did you know that 99.8% of all complaints to the FCC about indecency over the airwaves last year were raised by a single activist group, the Parents Television Council? So, one could argue that all this fuzz is made by a relatively small number of activists groups that make a lot of noise in the media, and that the majority of people do not give a shit. Sadly, we both know that is not the case, since conservatives rule this country. Man, that’s why I love Europeans, have you ever watched TV over there? Those people really don’t give a shit about sex on TV. I’m moving to my ancester’s homeland… Barcelona, here I come!

    Comment by Cesar | January 7, 2005 | Reply

  2. Some engineers have boobies too…the guys…HAHA sorry.–>

    Comment by Anonymous | August 15, 2005 | Reply


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