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The Expansionist
Thursday, January 05, 2012
 
Evil Country. I have become profoundly disgusted with much that has happened to the United States in recent years, and now begin a series of commentaries about the immoral and repulsive things that have developed in what used to be a very decent country.
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For this first, brief discussion, let me address the disgraceful behavior of some late-nite TV talkshow hosts. Jay Leno tonite made a "joke" about a man who died in a hospital in India when rats chewed off part of his penis. That strikes Jay Leno as funny! He has made jokes about this awful story, which horrifies decent people, before. Tonite's "joke" was that the rats weren't greedy: they left the nuts to the squirrels. That is supposed to be funny? In what monstrous nitemare of a country?
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Jay Leno has done this kind of vile, infinitely contemptible thing before. Several times some years ago he made jokes about a horrible murder, in which a woman killed her husband by running him over with a car, then backing up over him to make sure he was dead. That is the stuff of "comedy" for the degenerate, inhuman, subhuman piece of excrement that is Jay Leno. But he could not make such "jokes" if society roundly condemned him whenever he did so, and demanded he be fired, could he?
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Society does NOT react with any indignation whatsoever over such monstrousness, because society has become monstrous. Death is funny. Murder is funny. Being killed by vermin is funny. In what decent country would any of these things be funny? Answer: none. No decent country would TOLERATE such disgraceful behavior.
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Later this same nite, Jimmy Kimmel Live simulated aggressive sex between an Incredible Hulk doll and a Barbie doll! Has Kimmel lost his mind? Will there be any public outcry about the tastelessness of such an absolutely needless and pointless, soft-core pornograffic display?
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There is so much that is ugly and inappropriate on television nowadays. A gifted, intelligent talkshow host, Craig Ferguson, fills his commentary and interviews with explicit references to sexual organs — over and over again, in interviews with women as freely and unabashedly as with a man.
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Ferguson also made lite of the sexual mutilation, and probable death, of a kangaroo, in making a toy of a pair of kangaroo testicles given to him by the degenerate Hollywood beast, Carrie Fisher. For MONTHS, Ferguson made this detestable (yes, that was -able) souvenir the center of dozens and dozens of 'jokes', even sending them to the North Pole so he could later talk about them being reduced in size when they returned.
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Apparently killing a defenseless animal and sexually mutilating the corpse is the stuff of "comedy" in this depraved society. Again, there was no vast outpouring of public disgust with this "humor", because the Nation has become fundamentally debauched by the ugly, inhuman insanity of Hollywood. We have been trained to think that nothing should ever be condemned as tasteless or just plain evil. Freedom of speech has become the highest value, no matter how coarsened public discourse may become. Killing animals is funny. I call this "Jeffrey Dahmer humor", in that Dahmer was reported to enjoy torturing and killing small animals. Now the killing of animals and murder of people is something to laff at — in the United States of Insanity.
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The coarseness of media today is astonishing. Virtually every nite, the network national and world news broadcasts are interrupted with commercials for Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, with their inevitable warnings about 'erections lasting more than four hours'. Why is that on television, ever, but esp. during the network newscasts? Teenagers are assigned to watch the news for "current events", and must sit thru this oversexualized, vulgar trash JUST TO WATCH THE NEWS.
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Other commercials for disgusting things like mishaps to women who have had "vaginal mesh" surgically implanted that might have slipped, are all over the tube late at nite. We are regaled with the words "penis" and "vagina" dozens or even hundreds of times a day. This is not adult conversation. It is the intrusion of sexual vulgarity into our minds uncountable times a day. Lewd "jokes" are everywhere on sitcoms, esp. on CBS. For example, in the atrocious, revolting, tasteless and unfunny new entry 2 Broke Girls, one waitress turns to the other and says that she needs "nine inches" — before 9pm, when many teenage children are still up, watching what their parents assume are simply comedies, not raunchy sex farces.
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Commercials talk about disgusting medical conditions that most people do not suffer from and products that most people don't want to be slapped in the face with: erectile dysfunction, incontinence, urinary leakage, stool softening, menstruation, colon cleansing. Must EVERYONE hear these things discussed when they're just trying to watch the news or a lite comedy — even while eating? What has happened to this country?
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Is there a place for advertisements for such products? Sure, in appropriate magazines or appropriate sections of newspapers. Men's problems can be discussed in men's magazines; women's in women's magazines. Incontinence products can be discussed in the medical or science sections of general-circulation newspapers and magazines, and on the Internet. People who do NOT have such issues should not have to think of urine or fecal matter, erect male members, or anything else that would not have been permitted in polite, mixed company in this country 30 years ago.
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As a Nation, we have always had various defects, some quite serious, such as slavery, segregation, antihomosexual laws and raids, etc. But only in recent years has public discourse become appallingly ugly and "gross"ly tasteless. It's time for us to clean up our act, by condemning how vile and crude television has become.
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This series, "Evil Country", will address other topics related to the demeaning of public decency, such as murder as entertainment, economic inequity, the corruption of politics by obscene amounts of money, and on, and on. This will suffice for an introduction to the serious problem of a society that has lost its way, and no longer seems to know right from wrong, decent from indecent, fair from unfair.



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