The combination of sexually aggressive dress with deliberate uglification (tattoos, hair dye, facial piercings, etc.) is telling. The goal is specifically sexual attractiveness without beauty — attraction stripped of its aesthetic, spiritual, human aspects and reduced to raw animal lust.
I could happily listen to Elder Oaks reading the phone book. That he also talks good sense when he talks is almost over-egging the pudding.
A 30-year old unmarried law student named Sandra Fluke testified before Congress that she needed the government to provide her with hundreds and hundreds of dollars of contraceptives a year (or to force her university to do it). Fluke was lying, not to put to fine a point on it; contraceptives are cheap unless you pay a Big Pharma premium. But Rush Limbaugh grossly joked that Miss Fluke must be a slut. (more…)
Justice Thomas’ dissent in the violent video game case is luminous, profound, thoughtful, historically-informed, and in every sense the distillation of the sentiments of every right-thinking man. He shows both as a matter of experience and practice, as a matter of logic, and of historic American principle that children are to be educated in virtue by their parents with the cooperation of society before being shoved out into the rough-and-tumble of the marketplace of ideas. Raising children with a thousand voices howling in their ears is no part of what the First Amendment stands for. (more…)