Rod Dreher Does Porn

OK, maybe that headline is misleading, but if it made you click the link, you should read Rod’s column.

Despite all my disagreements with and criticism of Dreher, the problem of pornography is real. And it’s spectacular.

Groan. I’ve got to stop using that joke so often. But I’ve been joking about sex since before I could spell “sex.” Amidst all the tragedies (what heartbreaking stories a reporter hears) I try to keep my mind on the farce. Part of the problem is that people lack the perspective — the objectivity about the absurdity of our sex-obsessed culture — to admit how ridiculous their own desires really are.

My office TV won’t get CNN or Fox News, so it’s usually tuned to MSNBC. Sunday evening, they aired a couple of hours of re-runs of Chris Hansen’s To Catch A Predator series and there was that tragedy/comedy reaction I always have to those shows.

“What were you thinking?” Hansen asks, after reciting some pathetic chat-room transcript where a 50-year-old teacher or clergyman was making ridiculous sex-talk with a 13-year-old “boy” or “girl” who was (of course) an undercover investigator. The perp shows up at the house with a pocketful of condoms and ruins his own life. Felony rap. Sex-offender registry. Etc.

How stupid do you have to be to think that a 13-year-old is going to go into a chat-room and arrange a rendezvous with a middle-aged man? Putting aside the moral repugnance, try to think about the vast chasm between the perv’s fantasy and the reality of actual teenagers. (And leave the Jeff Goldblum-Tania Raymonde romance out of this.)

See? There I go again with the wisecracks. At any rate, read Rod Dreher’s column. Seriously.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: