We constantly hear from conservatives that our culture is in horrific decline. We now stand a few mere years from returning to a primitive, prehistoric, ultra-violent, uber-promiscuous, Jersey Shore-esque caveman (err, cavepeople) like dystopia. It often seems like hyperbole, but I see more nonsense everyday that leads me to think that maybe, just maybe, they’re onto something.
Here we have something that simply boggles the mind… pole dancing for children. According to the Vancouver Sun:
According to Tammy Morris, the owner of Tantra Fitness (and apparently the worst mother in the world), “I just had a baby six months ago and I’m hoping she’ll start to learn pole-dancing as soon as she can.” This is fine because “Children have no [erotic] association with the pole whatsoever,” says Morris, arguing that kids would see the same apparatus at a firehall, playground or circus. “Unless you teach someone how to grind and make reference to taking off your clothing, there’s nothing wrong with it.”
Indeed, who hasn’t seen non-exotic pole dancing as some form of, ummm, modern art or uhhh, neo-yoga perhaps. Pole dancing = stripping, and the kids will figure this out sooner or later. It would be interesting to witness a 14-year-old girl who’s been poll dancing for a couple of years when she finally realizes what poll dancing typically consists of. How shocking that Tammy just happens to be a former stripper.
I find it endlessly ironic and quite sad for that matter, the hysteria around pedophilia these days is merged with a simultaneous sexualization of kids. Pole dancing for kids is a more extreme example, but JoJo, Justin Bieber, MTV and even the schools these days provide more examples. Montana is mulling over the possibility of teaching sex-ed to kindergartners for God’s sake!
I really don’t want to be like the old-timer, constantly reminiscing nostalgically for days gone by, but can we just let these kids have a childhood.
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