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A Haiku - Some Media
A Haiku - Some Media
Country's morals sold for cash.
Where do you go next?
What isn't up for sale these days?
The world's "oldest profession" was most likely not the one some media dwell on today, but rather hunting and gathering, then farming, and perhaps fighting.
Some media make their money from marketing sleeze.
It used to be that Hugh Heffner's venture into the media world was shocking and risque. It gained its place under the freedom of the press and "artistic license."
When his notoriety turned into noted riches, the rush was on.
The film industry did a 3-D movie with a French "star" Brigitte Bardot as the center-fold in action and soon the clamor was for "a rating system" ostensibly to protect any youth whose parents actually cared what their children watched. Now the G films are laughed at by some as "how quaint!" and the rating alphabet quickly reached "X" presumably with "Y" and "Z" reserved to show that there are still some limits (now imaginary?) to which even film investors will not go.
Fashion has descended also, literally. The "open chested look" is in and more of the chest is out. Online services daily feature the latest "wardrobe malfunction" and what "celebrities" aren't wearing at the beach.
With the advent of the worldwide web, the children Jesus was referring to as quoted in Matthew 18:2-3 are routinely in danger of being exposed to the unrated offerings of anyone and everyone who seeks to capitalize on pornographic "shock and awe."
Some see the decline of marriage, the threats to the family, and how some media characterize modern society and modern values, as symptoms of the end times when a righteous God will finally say "Enough is enough!"
Certainly some media's idea of "enough" is already too much.
The solution is what it always has been. Do you go to the Colosseum to watch the blood and gore, or stay true to your standards and faith and risk being today's featured attraction.
What we read and watch, what media we finance, says much about who we are individually and as a nation. The Romans were once great, and great was their fall.
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