Thursday, August 23, 2012

Getting naked in the USA.

Kiss my royal ___

"Nudity is bad, isn't it?" 

"No it's not, because John Paul II said it wasn't."

"Yeah it is, because Dr. Alice said something about concupiscence and it's dirty..."

"No it's not - nudity is good, lewdity is bad." 

So anyway, Prince Henry of Wales was caught without his clothes on - and some very attentive partier got photos - which he/she quickly sold to TMZ - my favorite news show BTW - "I'm a lawyer!"  Harry makes me laugh - he should know better, and I think he does, but he makes me laugh.

"There's something about nakedness in the male psyche — and now I've studied initiation rites — it's universal." - Richard Rohr

I'm sure you've heard the story of U.S. Senator Kevin Yoder's skinny dip in the Sea of Galilee and how everyone was outraged claiming it was sacrilegious.  I don't agree.  Nevertheless, the Senator found it necessary to apologize to his constituents - for shrinkage... in the polls...  I mean, I think that was his motive, because even Romney said his conduct was "reprehensible" - and people were calling for Yoder's resignation - so that's what I meant by shrinkage - in the polls, to be sure.  Huh?  Oh - so, skinny dipping has some precedence with politicos... and may not be as injurious to one's reputation as conservatives may think.
Despite its puritan roots, the U.S. has a long history of skinny-dipping. Social nudity is celebrated in the writings of Walt Whitman and the landscape paintings of Thomas Eakins. Benjamin Franklin took a daily naked "air bath," while presidents John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson enjoyed a refreshing nude dip. According to National Geographic Magazine, John Quincy Adams (1825-29), the sixth President, customarily took a nude early morning swim in the Potomac River. - National Geographic

Examining the Naked Now ...

However - there may be much more to be concerned about.  That would be the increase of nudity on television:
The Parents Television Council (PTC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating parents about television content, has released a new study looking at nudity on prime-time broadcast television which reveals a major increase over the 2011-2012 season. - Source
Even worse than that, there has been the normalization of immorality and sexual misconduct, constant sexual innuendo, bad language, and just bad writing, offered as staple entertainment - from reality TV shows to sitcoms and light drama, and not just in prime time - but all day and night.  That's a real problem and it has been going on for decades, it's just more recognizable now that people are naked.  We always tend to pay attention to naked people. 

Then there is the Internet and sexting...

"... you become naked." - Revolution #9, Yoko Ono

I blame the parents.


1 comment:

  1. i wonder what the tree was thinking & feeling about him being ... 'there' ....


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