These past days I have received some opposition to one of my articles that was about perverts, such as Polanski and Marco Weiss.
I was surprised to see the reaction. Some of my readers expressed their belief that it was OK to be sexually involved with a thirteen year old. At first I did not understand, how something so clear could even be an issue of argument. Evidently I was wrong, moral values do change dramatically from culture to culture. My Guru Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi says “The intellect can justify anything but the spirit will always know the truth.”
I have observed this justification effort over the past few days.
As I am writing this article on the German TV channel RTL CH there is a program on how to be a successful Dominatrix. This came on right after the German version of “Wife Swap” which is a family show. So the channel is a regular family channel yet it is airing a show that is literally giving pointers on how to please clients better if you go into this field. The show does not strike one as sexual but rather informative. Lady Atropa tells how lucky she is to find her dream job, how important it is to understand human anatomy to be good at what she does. She goes to a warehouse to buy some perverted sex toys, her clients explain how they like to be dominated as a relief from a stressful week, while wearing a leather fetish mask. Then it moves on to another elderly prostitute who just helped a retarded man be relieved and how she deserves to be paid as she gave her time. It is so cleverly featured that one almost feels grateful to this lady for taking care of this poor retarded man.
A few days ago on a French TV channel I saw a show that featured being a strip dancer as one of the good ways to make money. They showed how one could take classes and get into the field.
Watching these shows made me understand the mindset of those who see nothing wrong with the abuse of thirteen year old girls. What do you expect if it is totally natural to promote prostitution or striptease as good jobs on TV? I do not have a child, but raising a child around such values seems scary. I questioned myself these past days, whether I am a conservative person. I came to the conclusion that I probably am a bit conservative compared to these cultures. Through my Yoga practice it has been a life style to see things through my spirit. As my guru says, the spirit will not justify, like the intellect. I just feel it in my heart that it is not OK to sexually abuse a 13-year-old girl, because she is just a child even if she looks older; she has the brain of a child. The same way I find it wrong that TV shows promote prostitution, give tips on how to become a successful dominatrix, or feature striping as a profitable job while explaining how to become one. I cannot imagine any parents wishing for their children to have a future in the above mentioned careers. This is the easiest way to test whether something is morally correct or incorrect, if you do not wish it on your loved ones then it is not good. Many argue in the name of modernity, using these supposedly open-minded ways of looking at things.
The problem in today’s society is that people do not care about each other anymore which makes it easier to keep an open mind on twisted values. As long as it does not affect you and your family, one does not care and not judging is considered a very good deed which makes it easy to explain the not caring attitude. Personally, I support the idea of not judging. However, this is beyond not judging. In my opinion not judging means to be able to coexist or even extend a hand when needed to the one that you do not necessarily share the same ideas with.
Being so oblivious to moral values is not good for the society. In Italy they are planning to take Christ’s Crucifix out of the classrooms. This is in the name of respecting other religions. This is hard to understand, why should any member of any religion be offended by Jesus Christ. I believe that all religions are sacred and never understood how the followers of a certain faith could feel superior over the other. God sent prophets and books to make the world a better place yet people chose to use it as an excuse to fight. Application of religious values unfortunately lacked compassion in many cases that with modernity most values have been abandoned.
Traditional values are good for a society. Being modern should mean to have an open mind towards different ideas, to have love and compassion towards the one that is different but one should not have to give up on simple moral values in the name of modernity.
I am against the idea of judging a prostitute or out casting her but that does not mean the job should be promoted as a dream job. Extremes are never good and somehow society seems to have arrived to another extreme, where abusers of children become celebrities, and Dominatrix prostitutes are featured on TV as experts of their wonderful profession giving tips to those who want to join the sex industry.