Sunday, January 14, 2018
TO CUSS OR NOT TO CUSS; TO PROFANITY OR NOT TO PROFANITY; THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS?
One senator nearby Georgia, slightly north by northeast but with another S word in its name, described some third world countries as "hellholes." No one seem to be offended and if one went there and saw the manner in which the poor live one would probably describe it the same way.
A certain polarizing president calls these same countries by another dirty word which indicates the same sort of thing, but is a bit more crass toilet humor and his opponents and some who support him go apoplectic.
What going on here? Our media moguls for years have successfully brought the most crass, ugly and demeaning words into movies and now television. We are constantly bombarded with the S word, the F word and words too dirty for me to even post the first letter.
Remember Saturday Night Live in its first few years and how Jane Curtain was constantly being called a "slut" by other cast members. Everyone roared with laughter. It was so fumy, no?
Don't get me wrong. When CNN kept having their male and female newscasters constantly use the actual S word that Trump denies he used, I was offended. I don't want to hear so-called reporters using the word over and over and over again. And yes, call me sexist, but when female reporters were told by their producers to use the S word over and over and over again, I was even more offended.
Now some of you would say I don't live in the real world. Well, I have heard those words and in previous lives have used them. I am not a prude. But I don't like for these words to be used in a mixed audience or in front of sensitive ears, such as mine have become through those who accompanied me, did not judge me, prayed for God's grace for me which gradually over time until about 10 minutes ago led to my conversion.
Was and is our president racist, xenophobic, homophobic and all the other phobias that so-called elitist say people are who disagree with them and hold to a different standard of morality? Who am I do judge?????
I think we should simply accompany the president and pray for graduality in his conversion process because it is obvious that he can't help himself now and this is part and parcel of who he is and we should simply let Trump be Trump. I think that is what Pope Francis would say, no?