The more I look at and listen to progressive mainstream Hollywood — and the Left in general — the less I understand them. Both of these entities seem to spend a lot of time putting forth arguments that, quite literally, make no sense at all. Moreover, they seem to do things that completely undermine and contradict their own self-espoused positions. They say that they care about women. They say that they want to protect children. And yet, they do everything within their powers and abilities to ensure that women and children are physically and psychologically harmed in every way imaginable. Just one example:
You may hear a leftist shout something like: “Men should treat women with respect and honor! Stop being sexist pigs!”
But, then they’ll turn right around and say: “Women have every right to strip off their clothes and pose naked online for millions of men! It’s called being independent! Besides, who are you to judge?”
Do you really think that most men will treat women with dignity and honor in a society that spends billions of hours watching loads of soul-melting pornography? Do you really believe that the objectification of women will in any way lead to a more widespread appreciation of women? Seriously?
You know, I realize that we should all try to be respectful of one another’s viewpoints. Lord help me, I really do get it. We shouldn’t be patronizing. We shouldn’t insult or name-call. We shouldn’t get into petulant shouting matches. We should always strive for coherent dialogue and rational, logical, well-reasoned conversations. But, this is where things usually tend to go awry, particularly when it comes to the Left and those in the liberal circles of Tinseltown. It’s hard to have logical conversations with people who assert illogical and erroneous points. Actually, it’s impossible. Believe me, I’ve tried. Also, it’s hard to take any of these folks seriously.
I had this thought the other day when I read about a film which was released in select theaters this month. Perhaps you’ve heard about it. The R-rated flick is titled “Call Me By Your Name” and IMDB describes it as “a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.” The whole thing centers on a 17-year-old boy named Elio who winds up developing a romantic [homosexual] relationship with his dad’s 24-year-old research assistant, Oliver (actor Armie Hammer, who also — ironically — once played Billy Graham.) Apparently Elio and Oliver bond over “their [mutual] Jewish heritage” and Elio’s “emerging sexuality.”
Now, let’s think about the timing of this, shall we? Maybe I’m crazy, but I have to wonder if it’s really a great idea for Hollywood to release a dramatic flick about a grown adult man romancing a teenaged boy as we enter into a third month of our country's National Pervert Outbreak (N.P.O. for short). I realize that nothing stays in our news cycle for more than 12 seconds these days, particularly since we all have the attention span of a swarm of drunken gnats. But it’s only been a month since actor Kevin Spacey was accused of allegedly raping a 14-year-old boy. If you recall, Spacey vehemently denied sexually abusing actor Anthony Rapp back in 1986. And then about five minutes later, Spacey decided to apologize (sort of). Then he announced that he would officially “live life as a gay man.” (which seems a bit contradictory given that the majority of LGBT advocates preach that homosexuality is inborn and completely natural.)
Anyway, there are plenty of historical and current correlations between the gay movement and pederasty. It’s also a well-known fact that many adult gay men typically have had an experience sometime during their childhood or teen years with an adult male. (Look no further than CNN’s Don Lemon.) But, right now it’s worth mentioning the potential and likely consequences of movies like “Call Me By Your Name.” By glamorizing and promoting this sort of cinematic fecal matter, Sony Pictures is unashamedly idealizing homosexual pedophilia in a way that argues for the normalization and societal acceptance of such behavior. And yet, at the same time, there are some individuals in Hollywood and on the Left and in the LGBT camp who fiercely condemned Kevin Spacey’s alleged behavior. A few of them also spoke out against men like Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Charlie Rose and dozens of others.
So, my question for Hollywood is: Which is it? Why the hell are you constantly churning out material that attempts to romanticize some of the most perverse, disgusting and reprehensible conduct imaginable — the very sort of conduct that you’re condemning in the “real world?” You can't have it both ways. And it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that someone who already has a bent toward sexual deviancy, pedophilia or a likelihood to rape would enjoy seeing his fantasies and fetishes affirmed in theaters and portrayed as morally and legally acceptable.
It’s the same thing with pornography. Why do you think most of today’s criminal rapists admit to having started with watching porn? Eventually the porn isn’t enough and they feel the need to fulfill their desires away from the glow of the computer screen.
I’m not saying that watching porn will transform you into a rapist. I’m not saying that watching a movie like “Call Me By Your Name” will turn you into a homosexual pedophile. But, I am saying that if our culture wants to put an end to this sort of sexual depravity, we should at least start by ceasing our glamorization of it. Why would we spend billions of hours and millions of dollars promoting, advertising, glorifying and glamorizing something that is simultaneously destroying us? It doesn’t make any sense. It is, quite literally, insane.
And that’s the realization we must come to. I just hope and pray that we come to this realization before it's too late.