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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Freedom of speech: Danish Cartoons and John Lennon

Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Feb 27, 2006 at 23:11

This reminds me of a great South Park episode revolving around Paris Hilton. The moral of the story was that 'yes', Paris Hilton, Madonna, Britney, Aguilera, etc and their kind DO come across as Dirty Spoilt Whores and very few men (that I know) hold them in higher esteem than they would a common prostitute. [It's no coincidence that in each case they owe their success to an overwhelmingly female, rather than male, following.

However, the fundamental difference in our beliefs revolves around the fact that we generally believe that we ALL have the inalienable right to be Dirty Spoilt Whores and that it shouldn't be regarded as a problem until a) it harms another person b) it is made compulsory! But I think that we can all agree that it is one of the more aesthetically repulsive examples of our culture.

Degradation is not liberation but an overwhelming percentage of our society seems unable to recognise this distinction. However, any person whose life choices have been dictated by fear of the consequences rather than the moral ramifications of the act cannot be said to be have truly lived at all!

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