Politics, popular culture and Reagan conservatism spewed maybe once a week...or less
Sunday, November 27, 2011
American 'culture' today, such as it is....
When I was looking at a recent article about the 'Most Admired American Women' list, I couldn't help but gape in disbelief as Lady Gaga made the list. The article did not say where she was on the list, but she did not appear in the Top Ten.
However, the fact that Lady Gaga made the list AT ALL was stunning to me.
Most of my flabbergasted disbelief stemmed from the fact that Lady Gaga's entire professional persona is that of a pornographic slut. And she is admired for this by more than a few idiots among the 1019 Americans chosen by Gallup to partake in this foolish telephone poll in March of 2011. Some might say that Lady Gaga's persona is just that, an onstage act that has no bearing or resemblance to her personal life, and that she is actually chaste and pure, much like her button-down, 'church lady' mother who appears from time to time with her trollop, hussy looking daughter.
Lady Gaga can certainly claim that this is true, but in the real world perception is reality. And her onstage presence is one of a shameless, scantily dressed strumpet. Who gets mention on the Most Admired U.S. Women List. What has become of us, and Western culture in general, when we adore pornographic personas such as this brazen harlot?
Now Oprah and Laura Bush have legitimate standing on this list, as both are accomplished Americans, Oprah in the entertainment business, and Laura Bush as the wife of an ex-president and a supporter of many charities and foundations too numerous to mention. Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie also made the Top Ten, although I might note that Angelina Jolie is closer in public persona to Lady Gaga than to Laura Bush, although not to Lady Gaga's extremes.
At times, I know why Osama bin Laden hated the West. And, sad but true, these are the times that I agree with Osama.
Our culture is at times one that lauds decadence and debauchery.