Conservative cartoons and Opinion
Thursday, March 26, 2009
SEX and FOOD
I heard an interesting societal observation the other day. It involves two seemingly unrelated things that have become inverted in our contemporary psyche. Food and sex have traded places.
Two generations ago most Americans observed stern moral codes concerning sex but gladly ate frozen steaks and canned vegetables. Today, society encourages sexual freedom but condemns those who don’t eat locally grown organic vegetables and free-range livestock. We have become a people of mindful eating and mindless sex.
There is nothing at all wrong with eating more healthfully. However, we seem to have transferred the notion of taboos and rules from sex to food. we have traded our jeans for greens it appears. Our colons are collectively cleaner but we are now infected with sexually transmitted diseases and take pleasure in rain puddle shallow intimacy.
It seems abundantly clear to me that we have transferred all of our moral codes onto non moral issues. We once agreed that morality or God was above all. We currently say fitness or environmentalism is above all. In areas where we really could use standards like sex there are none, on the other hand, we are beginning to write laws dictating personal health decision and food consumption. We are legislating extra taxation on soda and McDonalds but not pornography and sexual recklessness.
This is one of many examples of how stupidity easily infects an increasingly secularized society lacking all common sense and wisdom. When people stop believing in God they don’t believe in nothing, they believe in anything!