THE SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION OF MODESTY
Modesty, that vital moral shield, is under attack.
We have all seen the bumper stickers, screaming at us, KEEP YOUR LAWS OFF MY BODY!, usually from the backs of Subarus or Volvos driven by cranky college girls, or fading, Old Feminists. “Keep your laws off my body” was once the pro-abortion mantra recalling the invented “right to privacy” in Roe v. Wade, and the Old Feminist assertion that any woman who got pregnant at an inconvenient time or with an inconvenient baby had the right to kill the living being inside her body because, after all, the government had no place in telling an adult what they can or cannot do with their body. As a result of the extraordinary social evolution since 911, “keep your laws off my body” may now become the battle cry of the weary travelers who fly the not-so-friendly skies. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which is governed by the Homeland Security Administration (HSA) which is lead by Janet Napolitano (Big Sister) has created the fondle and grab-as-you go method for ensuring that no explosive-laden nuns or toddlers board an airplane. The latest firestorm of controversy has come with the deluge of complaints from grope-averse fliers about the manhandling they have received at the rubber-gloved hands of many TSA friskers. John Tyner last week made headlines when he warned a TSA security screener “if you touch my junk I’ll have you arrested” after the frisker described the “groin search” which he was about to perform on Mr. Tyner in graphic, phone sex-esque detail. Pictures from advanced imaging technology scanners (butt-naked, no-clothes-barred, x-ray airport pictures)have made their way onto the Internet. These are scans, front and back, which expose genitalia, flabby midriffs and all manner of deeply private embarrassments. The public outcry against such personal infringements has become a seismic rumble in the ears of Big Sister. But Napolitano is not moved. She has dug in her heels and cares not a whit for the impassioned cries from grannies, Irish nuns and mewling, puking babes. The crotch probes, feel-ups and naked pictures will persist until the terrorist threat is no more because the Islamic Fundamentalists will have taken over the airline industry and thus wield live nukes instead of mere jet liners full of warm bodies. The screams of “keep your laws off my body!” should come now from ordinary Americans who prefer to go by plane, but whose modesty and privacy are violated because an inept, politically correct, emasculated and Islamophobic governmental security bureau refuses to racially, or ideologically profile potential terrorists. And yes, they are afraid of Islam, like the cowed weakling on the block who hands over his lunch money because the big bully threatens to tell on him for calling him a bully. Keep your latex-TSA fingers off our babies, preteen children, and little old people with metal body parts. Use profiling instead of naked body pictures. And cease the intentional and incremental violation of our physical liberty and rights to our bodies and our birthday suits.
But the perversity does not stop in the line at airport security. Last week the Provincetown, Massachusetts school board decided that children as young as first graders need to know the technicalities of condom usage, and should have free access to such should the need arise between singing “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider” and morning snack time. The unfathomable illogic behind this decision doesn’t even deserve a cursory pass from even a single of my neurons, but the insult to tender childhood, and the moral fallout that emanates from such a ploy is worth addressing. Only in the progressive mind does a sugary beverage present a greater hazard than exposure to condoms and all of the implications they have for little children. It is sick. Do they make kiddie sized condoms? If not, then upon whom does the Provincetown school system expect a first-grader to place a condom? Answer me that, Sherlock! Our children are trained, not be aware of the treasure that they are and of the gift of life that is given through healthy, marital procreation. They are being taught that there are no boundaries, that their bodies are to be used at a whim, whether their own or that of another. They are being groomed as prey to predators. Hells Bells! At least the FDA should keep condoms out of the hands of tykes on the basis that they are a choking hazard! Keep your condoms off of my kids! And by Heaven, don’t you ever teach a little child that placing a condom on a cucumber is essential learning for sexual education and awareness.
It is the intentional and systematic destruction of that vital moral shield, modesty.