Saturday, February 18, 2017

Progressively Stupider Regarding Sex

Cop TV show. One cop sleeps with another cop's wife. The chief finds out.

CHIEF: You slept with Harrigan's wife?!

COP: That's none of your business!

Every culture known to history, before the one that arose in the West over the last few decades, has known that sex is very much a public matter: it produces children, families, dynasties, social bonding, social strife, jealousy, and murder.

But progressives are so stupid -- not that they necessarily have low IQs, but ideology makes you stupid! -- that they actually could put in a TV show that it is none of the chief's business if one of his officers is sleeping with the wife of another of his officers.

13 comments:

  1. Is the implication here that in every culture known to history, before the one that arose in the West over the last few decades people would never try to avoid providing details of their adulterous behavior by saying things like 'thats none of your business'?

    I guess Shakespeare and Chaucer were just ahead of their time.

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    1. A text search of Shakespeare and Chaucer shows that neither of them ever used the phrase "none of your business."

      And certainly, people tried to HIDE their adulterous affairs. That's because they understood that it very much WAS other people's business, particularly the business of the cheated-upon spouse, but also of the whole community.

      I guess rob is just a nitwit who will say anything at all that comes into his head.

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    2. Holy cow. Ideologies really do make normally bright people obtuse. =\

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    3. 'A text search of Shakespeare and Chaucer shows that neither of them ever used the phrase "none of your business."'

      I guess you must be right then. Wow.

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    4. More serious response: Isn't 'its none of your business' the sort of thing someone would say to try and hide their adulterous affairs, even if they actually know that in reality sex is very much a public matter?



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    5. Absolutely not, Rob. If you are trying to hide the affair, you deny it. " none of your business" in fact makes it obvious that there IS an affair.

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  2. In the military adultery is an offense. This makes good sense. The Major is sleeping with the corporal's spouse. Might that affect either orders or the willingness to obey them? In battle?

    Insert King David reference here.

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  3. I'm wasting way too much time on an issue that is trivial, but..

    - I do not see it as inconceivable that someone in real life would respond in this way even though people today (probably more than ever) get that sex is very much a public matter. I therefor miss Gene's point which seems to be aimed at the progressive makers of TV program rather than "modern" views about adulatory.

    - My reference to Shakespeare and Chaucer wasn't to claim that these authors had put the words "none of your business" into the mouths of any of their adulterous characters but rather to call out that (based on my readings anyway) in general terms - despite apparently radical changes in legal and social norms - attitudes towards the matter don't really seem to have changed that much.

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  4. Just to clarify, the "NOYB" officer wasn't at all portrayed as oafish or confused or oblivious or malicious?

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    1. Interesting. Still, I think that's less a case of "confused liberal ideology about sex" than "writing a realistic character who tries to intimidate others that are prying into is recklessness".

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    2. Yes, but the WAY he does that is relevant: someone in the past might have said, "How dare you accuse me of that?" rather than "None of your business."

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    3. Gene's point is that this scene reveals an underlying belief: that it really IS none of his business and that the answer NYOB is an appropriate one.

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