Entertainment: Profanity and Liberated Age

Topics: Profanity, Freedom of speech, Censorship Pages: 3 (1274 words) Published: March 18, 2006
I find this "liberated age" morally and intellectually void of any redeeming qualities. I must admit that when I was a teenager (too long ago to tell) life styles were, in comparison, almost puritanical and teenagers felt life was too restrictive. Today the restrictions have indeed been relaxed. In fact I see very little sign of any restrictions on content and explicitness and I find this both annoying and insulting to my concept of decency or morality. I search through the movie listings to find a film that will be enjoyable. No assurance, because most films contain offensive scenes and dirty language that are completely unnecessary and rather than improve the film, undermine its enjoyment. Children today have, in my estimation, pitiable role models to try to find. It seems the lower the mentality and the poorer the performance, the higher the admiration is for it. I don't pretend to know the remedy for this condition. Certainly not censorship; but it seems that more pressure might be put on the entertainment industry to clean up its act and tone down its attempts to see who can deliver the most filth without being sued. A little less PC and more honesty would certainly help. I think it is very disturbing that in the name of freedom of the press we have allowed ourselves to be inundated 24 hours per day by "entertainment" that is not fit for children, much less for adults. What we see today is democracy and capitalism run amok. America's forefathers surely had no clue that technology (I don't think that word was even invented yet) would advance to the point that our treasured basic freedoms would allow multi-media anarchy to reign. The liberated age is an illusion. Our culture now allows us to be liberated only when supplying trash. It does not allow us to be liberated in ideas. Of course, certain elements within the "entertainment" industry have promoted the crude humor, overt sexuality, unnecessary violence and crude language because it makes money for them...
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