A PAGE FROM WILLY BRANTS DIARY — The girl on the radio goes “Do that to me one more time, once is never enough with a man like you”.
Now maybe I have a dirty mind, but it seems to me that this old song, and a lot more explicit new ones are nothing but a celebration of mechanical sex, sex which has nothing to do with love, sort of a mutual masturbation with somebody you might not even like.
My life has had its ups and downs, mostly due to my own character flaws, but I am here to tell you that the Victorian notion of romantic love, love without sex, is just as valid as the modern idea of sex without love, sex as a bodily function, something like going to the bathroom but more fun. Us old guys know that normal human development involves boys falling in love with girls, and girls falling in love with boys. People are happiest when we are in love with someone who loves us, and unhappiest if we fall in love with someone who doesn’t have the time of day for us.
I mentioned this line of thinking to Joe, my bachelor buddy who knows a lot and has an opinion on all subjects. Joe said this kind of music is all part of the socialist-feminist plot to remake the world with them as boss. So we have to get rid of families and have us all live as individuals, enjoying casual sex and having babies out of wedlock for the socialists to brainwash . So we can’t have people going around falling in love and getting married and raising kids to believe in traditional values.
Wow, Joe is cranky again today. He goes on to say they are attacking the church for the same reason. “Every Day’, he says, “there are murders and multiple deaths and bank robberies and all kinds of horrific things happening, but what makes the national news? Some guy claiming a priest did something immoral to him 30 years ago. That’s pretty terrible, but compared to all the other things going on in the world, it is not news. It is just propaganda, aimed at discrediting the church and religion in general.”
I did my time in the navy, and Joe is right, every night all kinds of perverted assaults go on in every city all around the world. But the, maybe most of the news is really just propaganda, and not news at all?