A question of responsibility
The liberal culture of sexual permissiveness has a great deal to answer for—and yet, characteristically, liberals refuse to accept responsibility for the damage their beliefs have done to our society. What are right-thinking people to do?
Expose and shame the liberals! Call them to account! Make sure they take their share of the blame for:
-- the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse of children, including the decades of abuse that preceded but were nevertheless caused by the rise of liberal permissive culture;
-- the Republican National Committee’s $1946.25 tab at Voyeur West Hollywood, a club that owes its very existence to the liberal Hollywood values that are destroying America;
-- the downfall of every man of God from Jimmy Swaggert to Ted Haggard;
-- Three’s Company and the subsequent career of Suzanne Somers;
-- the financial meltdown of 2008;
-- oil spills;
-- the Oklahoma City bombing;
-- rock and roll and race mixing, which led inevitably to Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney singing “The Girl is Mine”;
-- the rise of radical Islam and the events of 9/11; and, relatedly,
-- the atrocities of Abu Ghraib.
Ross Douthat has bravely addressed the first of these, and Dinesh D’Souza has covered the last two (“Abu Ghraib did not reflect the shared values of America, it reflected the sexual immodesty of liberal America.... At some level, the cultural left recognized this, which is why most of its comments about Abu Ghraib assiduously avoided the issue of sexual deviancy”). But liberals, being liberals, are still dodging and denying pretty much everything else. Right-minded pundits and bloggers, it’s time to speak out against the liberal culture of sexual permissiveness, and reaffirm the conservative culture of personal responsibility. Only you can save us from liberals’ pernicious influence on you!
Well, someone needs to take the fall for “the subsequent career of Suzanne Somers.” I never could get the ThighMaster to work. No refund either.Posted by J. Fisher on 04/01 at 10:29 AM
Surely you can’t doubt that she was, in fact, the sheriff.
P.S. Who knew the Great Depression featured such festive sweaters?Posted by on 04/01 at 10:50 AM
So… completely off topic, but I would love to read what Michael has to say about this (the topic of the article more than the article itself...):
English and Cognitive PsychologyPosted by on 04/01 at 11:15 AM
If only the liberals had kept it all in the closet, the conservatives would never have been titillated. BUT NO, them li-beerials went out and let it all explode on the well-intentioned culture that only desire Puritan restraint. Would there have been the need for Dick Cheney, if those damn hippies had just gone off and not been noticed?Posted by on 04/01 at 11:18 AM
Sexual deviancy was born
In Nineteen Ninety Eight
(Which for me was rather late)
Between the rise in Internet porn
And the Clenis cheating fate.Posted by on 04/01 at 11:27 AM
I would love to read what Michael has to say about this (the topic of the article more than the article itself...): English and Cognitive Psychology
Actually, I was interviewed for that article, but my bons mots wound up on the cutting room floor. Just some remarks about narrative and cognitive disability. As for what I think about cog-sci and lit generally, there’s always this old chestnut.
Who knew the Great Depression featured such festive sweaters?
Indeed! And if you look closely at that video, you can see Mr. Jackson and his accomplice scheming to con Paul and Linda out of the rights to the Beatles songbook.Posted by Michael on 04/01 at 11:33 AM
‘Ivory’Posted by on 04/01 at 11:51 AM
Posted by Tim on 04/01 at 12:03 PM
After reading David Brooks’ column on Sandra Bullock it dawned on me that Western Civilization had “jumped the shark,” as the kids say.
The whole RNC/strip club thing was an ACORN job. They’re not going down without a fight. I think they referred to it as “Operation Pasties”.Posted by Peter K. on 04/01 at 12:05 PM
healthcare reformageddon: living in a socialist nightmare!Posted by Peter K. on 04/01 at 01:07 PM
Props to number 5!Posted by on 04/01 at 01:31 PM
--Three’s Company and the subsequent career of Suzanne Somers
3’s C. might be too sinister for ho-wood liberals--but if they didn’t do it, who in the phuck did? Probably the same <b>Ojo Malo<> that attached a link to “The Rising Stars of Gossip Blogs” on paddy Douthat’s pious scribblings.Posted by Ezra Hound on 04/01 at 01:54 PM
Props to number 5!
Seconded. Mr. Kramer, “and the Clenis cheating fate” made me cry a little.Posted by Michael on 04/01 at 01:56 PM
in a parallel universe the other day billmon wrote at DKos about Spock’s Beard , a pernicious strain of effective disinformation. Sad to say the contributions of our generation to culture are the technical refinement of a) disinformation and b) the manufacture and processing of gambling debt.
Captcha: river. ~run, past Eve and Adam’s, ... and we race through yet another mobius iteration, swirling the cosmic bowl.Posted by on 04/01 at 02:05 PM
Surely this lil’ cartoon by Nina Paley must apply somewhere to someone in this mess.Posted by Bill Benzon on 04/01 at 03:45 PM
Jeeze Louize, Mimi & Eunice are almost as much fun as Gojira and the WAAGNFNP.Posted by Bill Benzon on 04/01 at 03:50 PM
I never could get the ThighMaster to work.
Chicka-Wow Chicka-Wow Wow!
“Chairman Steele demanded the committee get to the bottom of this matter immediately”
... Okay, now I give up.Posted by on 04/01 at 04:26 PM
As you’ve pointed out previously MB, there are different flavors of...Liberalism. Is that like the traditional Lockean flavor, or say Eleanor Rooseveltian style?? Is it Babs Streisand-ish lib-rawlism, or a more cerebral, yet kitschy-corporate liberalism, like Valve.org style? Even Douthat’s sherbert might be superior to most of those--why judge people as poorly conditioned, unethical, retrograde, etc when you can place ‘em in the Malebolge...Posted by Ezra Hound on 04/01 at 04:39 PM
I would just like to admit that I am also responsible for “The Night Chicago Died” and “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero.” It’s a long story, so just take my word for it.Posted by Liberal Culture of Sexual Permissiveness on 04/01 at 05:43 PM
Harsh, L.C. of S.P. But worse, far worse--you probably had a hand in crafting like “Evergreen” or “The Way we Weren’t.” Not to say the Beatless, Bacharach, ho-wood blockbusters, and Broadway jingles for the last dozen decades or so. You jus’ don’t understand what a terrible beauty Eleanor-R. hatched.Posted by Ezra Hound on 04/01 at 06:03 PM
Captcha is BLOOD, as in True Blood; featuring a leading actress who, on this day, proclaimed to the world that she was bi-sexual. Oh my gawd, it only gets worse; pernicious liberal sexual permissiveness spreads like an STD. I find it staggering that only the men are addicted to all the sex addiction though.Posted by on 04/01 at 09:38 PM
Liberals won’t even take responsibility for SNL and its role in Dennis Miller’s career. And, by the way, for the tragedy that is Victoria Jackson.Posted by on 04/01 at 11:10 PM
I used to be sexually permissive, but ever since the Democrats tried to ram healthcare reform down the nation’s throat I’m offended by Fear of Flying.Posted by on 04/01 at 11:52 PM
Thanks Lee, Michael; I hope this doesn’t mean I have to do the other three stanzas now, because I got nothing.Posted by on 04/02 at 08:19 AM
Liberals won’t even take responsibility for SNL and its role in Dennis Miller’s career. And, by the way, for the tragedy that is Victoria Jackson.
Ouch! And more ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark.Posted by Michael on 04/02 at 09:34 AM
I’m pretty sure, as a simple matter of my country’s history, that crazy, free-loving liberals can (and should!) take responsibility for hockey too. And the subsequent gender-bending, lascivious behavioral degradation exhibited by <a href:"http://media.naplesnews.com/media/img/photos/2010/02/26/canadacelebrates4_t607.jpg">these floozies...</a>Posted by Michael David Lockhart on 04/02 at 12:31 PM
Man… it takes all the fun out of it when ya blow the link.
My bad…Posted by Michael Lockhart on 04/02 at 12:40 PM
Of course, we also have the crazed media executives at the Discovery networks, those who bring us death and destruction porn, now offering public basic cable sex.
Last night, i was also thinking that Arte Johnson could never get away with doing his Nazi routine today, even on a similar show, nor could there be a redux of Hogan’s Heroes. Why is that?Posted by on 04/04 at 12:00 AM
Did the L.C. of S.P. also lead to...the Great Unfogged crash? Or maybe it was the Douthatian backlash (tweren’t ....me). Either way, since the server’s located in Plano, Texass, it’s likely to be crashed for some time. Goldangit, what’s the f-ing DOS command, Jed??
The po Unf’ed dearies will have to return to their fave L-word or Desperate Housewifeys fan sites, or maybe WSJ........ heh hehPosted by Ezra Hound on 04/04 at 02:25 PM
the L.C. of S.P. also lead to...the Great Unfogged crash? Or maybe it was the Douthatian backlash (tweren’t ....me). Either way, since the server’s located in Plano, Texass, it’s likely to be craPosted by Cheap Evening Dresses on 04/12 at 07:51 AM
You know the sexual abuse of children happening everywhere in world.This is the severe issue.We can stop this nonsense when the punishment is high..Posted by john on 11/26 at 06:02 AM