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A Haiku - Some Media

Updated on February 22, 2015

A Haiku - Some Media

Titillating stuff,

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.

© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      avinanovice & Gypsy Rose Lee - Let's write on faith, hope, charity, and love, and by our examples be "in the world, but not of the world." Oh yes, write about recipes, food, and nutrition, while remembering that "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word the proceedeth from the mouth of God" while striving for the goal of living the dictum of "Good, better, best....never rest until our good is better and our better best," that our days may be fuller, happier, and so much more filled with righteous doing.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You certainly hit the nail right on the head. I don't have a TV, mainly because I don't have time for it. There are certainly other things that I can certainly do than watch what is fed to me.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      My days are best lived when I am home and the outside world is far away. I can keep to my faith and do my work and not worry about all the violence and anger that fills this world. My home, my safe haven.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - In the world, but not of the world. Someone needs to stand for Christian values, even if the rest of the crowd boos, lives for booze and boobs. Mob psychology is not for Christians, and which film was the weekend champion of money at the box office, etc., etc., is hardly as significant as whose refugees are being given sustenance in order to live another day. Our priorities are out of whack, and we have some media that think they have it right when they "give the people what they want (to pay for)" instead of what the world needs. It is some media that are "the opiate of the people" not religion. Good Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Shintoists, and others who live the fine traditions of their religion, have much more in common than their well publicized differences would try to lead us to believe.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A well written hub. No live TV in my home. No Magazines or Newspapers. We research what we want to know about and can pick our sources quite well with out the fodder of Sodom thank you.