Our Self-Appointed betters and moralizing keepers do insist on protecting us for our own good, do they not?
C.S. Lewis nailed it when he said:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.
Our Minders solemnly tut-tut us if we pack the wrong lunch for our school kids, sometimes even inspecting them.
They forbid us to drink soda-pop of a certain size. They tell us what words are too scandalous to be spoken aloud, how Second-Amendment t-shirts must not be worn in school, and demand our compliance in a myriad of different ways “for our own good”.
Curiously, these same Finger-waggers also tell us that it’s scandalous if we counsel our young people to reject promiscuity. They recoil as though we’re somehow stunting their development. They also introduce more and more explicit sexual content at younger and younger ages.
Not only that, so long as a prophylactic is involved, they call promiscuity “safe sex”, and encourage young people to “explore their sexuality”.
Well, guess what?
Turns out those same moralizers who scoff at “our Victorian ways” got it wrong. Yet again.
A study published in the Journal of Sex Research found that:
“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause and which is the effect. This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.”
There is also a correlation between casual sex (in teens and early twenties) and suicidal thoughts, with each additional casual partner increasing their likelihood by 18%.
This is to say that the deliberate sexualizing of our youth at younger and younger ages, together with the promotion of promiscuity as acceptable and normative, if acted upon by those same impressionable students, will have the direct result of destabilizing their mental health — possibly making some of them more vulnerable to suicidal impulses?
AND WE’RE OK WITH THIS???
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