In a sex-soaked world in moral freefall, we can only shudder at what each new day’s headlines will bring. Just when you thought things could not get much worse, a new headline grabs your attention, showing you that the downward spiral has not yet bottomed out.
One can easily monitor this cultural decline and sexual suicide on a fulltime basis. Examples abound, and new cases of moral perversion are readily available for examination and lament. Consider just three recent examples from here and overseas.
The first one comes from South Australia where there is a move under foot to get taxpayers to fund the “services” of prostitutes. Here is how one news item covers this story:
“The state’s Dignity for Disability MP wants taxpayers to fund sex workers for people with disabilities. Today, Kelly Vincent will weigh into the debate on decriminalising sex work by calling for a more ‘permissive’ culture around using disability services funding to pay for access to a sex worker or sex therapy.
“Ms Vincent conceded there would need to be eligibility criteria and limits to government-funded access to sex workers but this could be facilitated through the Government’s new self-managed funding system. However, this would be reliant on the passing in Parliament of a Bill decriminalising sex work.
“Ms Vincent said her proposal would not ‘necessarily mean’ extra government funding, but a change in policy ‘so that money which might already be allocated for physical therapies or mental health services could be legitimately spent on sex services. We need to create a culture within disability service provision that is accepting that many people … with a disability are sexually active or have sexual desires,’ she said.”
I hate to break it to the good MP, but two home truths need to be kept in mind here. First, while people can’t live without things like food or drink or air, they can actually live without sex. Happens all the time in fact. As a commentator once remarked, “To live without love is a tragedy; to live without sex is inconvenient”.
Second, if these folks are so keen to make use of prostitutes, let them pay for it out of their own pocket, and not drag taxpayers into this rather sordid affair. Taxpayers are already subsidising too many ridiculous and unnecessary causes and activities, without adding this lunacy to the mix.
Our next example of sexual insanity comes from New York, and incredibly involves kindergarteners. The story is worth repeating in full, and any further commentary on my part seems unnecessary. Here it is in full: “Parents of two kindergarteners at PS 189 in New York, N. Y. say a group of students ‘explored their private parts’ by taking off their clothes, and allegedly engaging in oral sex-like activities while the teacher was present, WPIX-TV reports.
“While educator Dulaina Almonte told the station that teachers can’t always see everything that’s going on in the classroom, one parent told them that she doesn’t believe the games could have gone unnoticed. ‘They were exposing themselves and showing their body parts to each other. They were kissing and touching,’ the parent told WPIX-TV. ‘The teacher had her back to the children. She must have had her back turned away for a very long time for them to do the things that they did.’
“Despite complaints from parents, the inappropriate behavior continued for months the New York Post reports. One mother, who has since transferred her daughter to a school in New Jersey, told the Post that school officials tried to place the blame on the students. ‘They were trying to say that my daughter was inviting these children to do this to her,’ she told the paper. ‘Where were the adults?’
“She and the parent of another kindergartener have filed notices of claim against the city following the events, each for $5 million in damages. The school’s principal as well as the New York Department of Education have declined to comment, the report states.
“The ‘sex games’ in the classroom come in the wake of similar outrage at Washington Elementary School in New Ulm, Minn., after nearly two dozen 5th grade students were caught playing a game called ‘rape tag.’ In the game, the students ‘tagged’ each other by grabbing each other’s private parts. After a parent reported the game to the school principal Bill Sprung, he immediately took action by contacting all the teachers and recess supervisors.”
The final item comes from the UK and has to do with the costs of the sexual revolution. One reports said it is costing everyone big time – £100 billion-a-year to be exact. The story goes this way: “Roughly £100 billion is spent each year dealing with problems relating to sexual promiscuity and relationship breakdown, according to research by the Jubilee Centre.
“Author Guy Brandon blasted society’s uncritical endorsement of sexual freedom which he argues has resulted in massive public costs. The costs include dealing with family breakdown, sexually transmitted infections (STI), absenteeism, domestic violence and educational underachievement. The study also reveals that the £100 billion figure is double the combined annual spend on tackling alcohol abuse, smoking and obesity.
“In the paper Mr Brandon said: ‘The costs of sexual freedom and relationship breakdown to the taxpayer and wider economy are complex and difficult to calculate, but £100 billion annually is probably a reasonable starting point: about twice as much as alcohol abuse, smoking and obesity combined.’ He added: ‘This represents an enormous moral hazard and, as a result, unsustainable and unjust public expenditure’. ”
So all this sexual suicide is not just a victimless crime. We all pay in the end. No society can long last that abandons all moral and sexual restraint. Yet we are witnessing the decline and fall of the West, which is involved in its own destruction.
Well did Mark Steyn write in After America: “The wreckage is impressive. The Sexual Revolution was well-named: it was a revolt not just against sexual norms but against the institutions and values they supported; it was part of an assault against any alternatives to government, civic or moral. Utopianism, writes the philosopher Roger Scruton, is ‘not in the business of perfecting the world’ but only of demolishing it: ‘The ideal is constructed in order to destroy the actual.’ Who needs families, or marriage, or morality? Who needs nations, especially nations with borders? We’ll take a jackhammer to the foundations of functioning society and proclaim paradise in the ruins.”
And the demolition job is nearly complete.