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Sex, Lies and the Destruction of America

Laura Hollis on

The political class, the big players in the entertainment industry and the media are all engaged in a massive, collaborative effort to destroy America. And they're doing it with sex and lies.

First, the sex.

Last September, I wrote a critique of those in the media defending "Cuties," an award-winning film on Netflix that featured prepubescent girls twerking in tight, revealing costumes. The defense, we were told, was that this film was intended to start a "conversation" about the "sexualization" of girls in contemporary society. Criticism of the film was hypocritical and specious, the argument went, because adult women -- like Cardi B, for example -- have done the twerking thing for years.

As I said at the time, that's the problem .

As if on cue, here comes this year's Grammy Awards broadcast. It was a new low, even for the sleaze peddlers in the music business.

Professional vulgarian Cardi B got to perform her latest megahit about the way her genitals function during sexual arousal, while humping the floor and intertwining her legs with those of fellow performer Megan Thee Stallion (who did her own share of butt cheek twerking and other niceties in a metallic thong).


Those were the highlights of a show that was "the best ever" -- at least according to the (other kind of) movers and shakers in the biz.

Keep in mind: These are the same classes of people who get their panties in a twist (if they're wearing any) over the cultural decay threatened by Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss and Pepe Le Pew. They "canceled" former Mandalorian star Gina Carano for tweeting that her preferred pronouns are "boop/bop/beep." They're now going after "The Talk" star Sharon Osbourne for some nasty remarks she allegedly made about her co-hosts. (If only Sharon would have set her comments to music, she could have been nominated for a Grammy.)

Wait -- aren't we supposed to be outraged about the sexual objectification of women? Aren't there calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign or face impeachment because of a kiss, a hug, a suggestive joke about a sandwich and the placement of his hand on a woman's back when he greeted her? Isn't this the kind of conduct we're supposed to protest, a la "Cuties," because young girls emulate it, resulting in their sexualization?

Noooooo . According to Planned Parenthood, Black women simulating sex onstage during a prime-time TV broadcast is "using the power of pleasure as a form of resistance"; it's "shifting the culture and influencing conversations" (you know, the ones we're supposed to be having, except when we're not) about "sexuality and body autonomy." (We are being asked to ignore the inconvenient fact that Planned Parenthood makes big bucks aborting the unborn children that result from all the pleasure they're promoting. Or that the majority of Planned Parenthood clinics are in urban areas. Or that Black women represent a disproportionate percentage of the organization's abortion business. Or that the organization was founded by a racist and eugenicist.)


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