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Dirty Words And Conservatives
Recently on this forum, there have been a few letters from older folks fussing about certain euphemisms for happy bedtime fun time.While I do understand that standards for appropriate public discourse have evolved over the years, I think that every generation has felt that subsequent generations use too many bad words. Typically folks who like to think of themselves as conservatives, or followers of one specific deity, are the people most likely to be feel themselves offended. These are the same sorts of folks who don't like porn, and perhaps are cheering Santorum's latest salvo in his one-man war on human sexuality. This in spite of the fact that conservative states consume porn at higher rates than other states.
"Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year's presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama."
Yet some of these same delicate sensibilities have no compunction in using a common slang term for several gentleman engaging in a round of mutual pleasure as a descriptive term for persons with a different political or religious perspective. What's worse, these same easily offended chaps then feel it necessary to cry foul when their use of vulgar language is removed from this virtual public forum. They are immediately irate, crying bias against "their kind."
Many of these high-strung U.S. conservative, traditionalist chaps consider themselves Christian. This is unfortunate, since their reputed Lord was quite specific about his dislike of hypocrisy: "So, for the sake of your tradition, you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: 'This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me; in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men."