I find it ironic that in a time of so called evolution taking place that the epitomy of being human is to take ones clothes off to declare ones humanity.
I dont think that nudity is a good yardstick by which to measure mans progress. If that is all their is..I think we have not progressed or are going backwards ...intellect and science have failed us.
For I have a very strange belief and understanding that people/human beings are so much more than sex and sexuality...ie..nudity and pornography. Much much more.
If that is most of what people have to complain about ..I think their lives are to easy and greatly misunderstood..misdirected.
I do not, however, think it is the place of the state to regulate what we eat or drink. They have no business here. I think that is up to the individual and they are responsible and accountable for this...as well as paying for it. Not other peoples or systems.
I am not against alcohol or smoking...I do not believe these things are good for people (As a career opportunity) but I dont tell someone on what to spend their monies. Now when someone spends their monies with the intention of doing me or mine harm...now they have crossed a line.
But getting drunk or smoking yourself slowly to death..that is your business...not mine.
Offensive language. That too is not evolution taking place and there is no reason to glorify it as does Hollywood and also now that they are in bed together...politics. I think too...that this is an example of de evolution ..not evolution taking place.
Anyone with a minimum of skills can easily take language into the gutters. It takes no particular talent. And hollywood plus now politics, in bed with them, is working hard to put the rest of us into the gutters with them and call it glorious. I don't think so.
Movies and television/the body politic have all taken a huge step into the gutters and are trying to call it excellence. And for an overpriced ticket they want to haul the rest of us in there with them.
It is getting difficult to find a movie without alot of cussing and nudity/sexuality in it. Such things are not a substitute for good acting and a good story line.
I know this because they are running out of good quality material and are now so far gone into the pit/gutters that they now must insult the few of us who can still think for ourselves by producing the latest genre of epics based on comic books. Talk about de evolution taking place. Comic Books....Wow!!!
Drugs..for recreational purposes...This is to me the same as people worrying about banning swearing and nudity. If the peak performance of a person is to spend monies on such drugs..I dont want to be around any such person. I feel the same about career drinkers. I dont want to be around them as well. I am choosy about the people with whom I surround myself.
If the peak of someones performance is to pump monies and time into their souls in such a recreational drug manner..bon appetit. But it is to me a life wasted and not glorious at all.
I have better things to do with my life and monies earned at great risk than recretional drugs...including doing nothing.
Oh..and I think you are correct about this...very much so..
If they are allowed to ban guns in the USA, ..... then before you know it. they will seek to ban other things as well.
I believe over the long run ..the plans are to ban cars..internal combustion engines for private transportation and have everyone on Public Transport...or bicycles.
Cars kill and maim more people annually than guns ever did including children. Cars combined with alcohol are a very deadly combination. How about cars and recreational drugs??
At least in the horse or horse and buggy days the horse/mule could usually find the way home if he rider could just hang on. Mind you now many riders did not and often froze to death in the winter...but the horse or mule could usually get home. Not so with today's cars.
I think that.. just like guns...plans are quietly on the burners for an opportune time to stealthly turn an unthinking, overly emotional, and ignorant, easily controlled, and emoted public against vehicles and the internal combustion engine. Social engineers and psuedo leaders have already experimented with this against SUVs to gauge public reaction.
Thanks for your post.