Skip to comments.Generation of taboo breakers are a selfish lot
Posted on 09/08/2006 7:14:09 AM PDT by Alkhin
Women like Germaine Greer who want to age disgracefully forget why we need moral laws, writes Miranda Devine.
Like Ken Park's director, Larry Clark, Germaine Greer deliberately provokes controversy with the cheapest trick. If there's a taboo left, she'll break it, and since one of the few remaining taboos in Western liberal democracies is pedophilia, that's the arena she's most recently entered.
Her upcoming glossy book, The Boy, full of pictures of "ravishing" pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists, is an "art book", Greer, 64, told this newspaper last week.
She wouldn't say exactly how young the "boys" are in her book but has cheerily admitted it will "get me into a lot of trouble" and expects she will be called a pedophile.
"I know that the only people who are supposed to like looking at pictures of boys are a subgroup of gay men," she wrote last year in London's Daily Telegraph. "Well, I'd like to reclaim for women the right to appreciate the short-lived beauty of boys, real boys, not simpering 30-year-olds with shaved chests."
Asked on Canadian television what attracted her to "boys" rather than men, she said: "Sperm that runs like tap water will do."
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Yep! First step in implementing tyranny.
Way back in my college years when I was a liberal feminist democrat (or at least thought I was), I found this woman disgusting.
So, this seedy old pedophile surfaced to conveniently bash Steve Irwin, right before she publishes this appalling, disgusting book???
Now, her behavior makes perfect sense. There aren't enough words to describe this disgusting, base, perverse excuse for a woman.
And it seems that we are suffering through their golden age.
What a disgusting hag.
Actually it's a three year old article
Without morality in ANY kind of society, it collapses.
History is consistent with that timeless FACT.
How did she bash Irwin? I never heard of this old bag.
This is the same woman that "conservative" (LOL) freepers AGREED WITH!
But Greer launched a scathing attack on Irwin, declaring "the animal world has finally taken its revenge".
In her column in The Guardian newspaper, Greer said the wildlife warrior displayed the "sort of self-delusion it takes to be a real Aussie larrikin".
"There was no habitat, no matter how fragile or finely balanced, that Irwin hesitated to barge into," she wrote. "Every creature he brandished at the camera was in distress."
I suppose it's as true as ever - birds of a feather flock together.
Their reasoning is IDENTICAL.
Another honest assessment of this woman:
"Dr Seymour also called outspoken expatriate academic Germaine Greer an "oxygen thief" following her comments that Mr Irwin's death was the animal world taking its revenge."
Truly this woman, Germaine Geer, is something to be ashamed of and an example of everything NOT to be all rolled into one ugly container.
Here's a FR thread on Greer's statements about Steve Irwin:
You know, I was in a bookstore recently and saw a book entitled The Greater Generation. The title is a parody of the title of Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation, the book about the generation that lived through the Great Depression and won World War II. The blurb on the jacket said it was time that the Baby Boom generation received credit for creating a "more open, more tolerant" society. I could have barfed.
You know, for ever taboo shattered by the Boomers they invented a new one to take its place. For ever obscenity de-criminalized an ethnic slur has been criminalized. The "open society" these people wanted to give the world is alive and well on totalitarian university campuses with speech codes and people even afraid to think incorrectly. But never mind . . . the old taboos are gone, and that's apparently all that matters. It seems the new boss is considered very different from the old boss.
I'm a Boomer myself and I'm ashamed of my generation. I grew up watching Captain Kangaroo and Mighty Mouse. Whatever my fellow generationists were picking up from these programs was missed by me.
But if the ultimate evolution of Western liberal democracy requires the removal of all taboos, the destruction of family life and religion, Greer's sanctioned pedophilia, sexualised children, and padded bras for eight-year-olds, then who wants it?
I would rather wear a burqa than have my eight-year-old child become a sex object.
I'm glad somebody finally said this! Unfortunately, the conflict with radical islam is turning even Fundamentalist chr*stians into acolytes of the "enlightenment," just as two thousand years of oppression by chr*stianity eventually turned most Jews, the people of religion par excellence, into the same thing. I hold no brief for islam or any other false religion, but not every attitude they have is wrong. In fact, on some things they're closer to the truth than "enlightened" westerners are!
>Actually it's a three year old article <
I see that now. I looked at the date on the FR post. My bad.
She's still a blot on humanity.
note she call ALL boys as part of homosexual men.
She is one screwed up in the head chick.
This is a two year old article, so has she been arrested yet? If she the knowledge in her final comment, that would suggest she has TOO much direct knowledge.
When you have no talent... .Shock value will have to do....
I know Im babbling here...but I think I wanted to say: having chatted with Boomers here on FR, I no longer paint the entire generation with a broad brush. I have a Boomer uncle who I used to think was quite the typical Leftist...turns out hes as hard core a conservative as I am, and he rocks! I rather like that Boomers and GenXers are rediscovering themselves and becoming allies. I think its because we both recognize who the Real Enemy is, and its Socialism/Communism. I think people like Greer can sense that and are railing against it.
If I have any scorn left, its more towards the fact that people like Greer continue to insult us all with the notion that times are different, people more informed, and the REAL rebellion has only just begun.
I should say (editing and preview are my friends!! argh!!) - Greer continues to insult us with the notion that times have NOT changed, that people are NOT more informed, and hers was the only rebellion worth counting...when we are now rebelling against her. I think she is having a hard time facing up to that fact...we're only doing what she has called the rest of us to do!!
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Never heard of Germain Greer? Where were you for the past forty years?
You might want to find a better example.
I'm not one for censorship, but the Government should have this yanked off the shelves.
"Unfortunately, the conflict with radical islam is turning even Fundamentalist chr*stians into acolytes of the "enlightenment," just as two thousand years of oppression by chr*stianity eventually turned most Jews,"
I went to open house at my son's school last night. It is shocking to see how elementary grades k-4 girls dress. I guess feminists are proud that 8 year old girls are expressing themselves as sexual beings with slutty, provocative clothing at such a young age. Well done womyn, well done.
Of course. No boy will challenge her, argue with her, or tell her she's a full commode slopping over.
She's afraid of a real man -- or any man who's been through puberty and has stones.
Matt 5:42 (NASB)
Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
Eternity is a long, long time, Miz Greer.
Exactly! Hearing people mourn over a real man sent her into a rage.
She makes me want to barf!
"She's afraid of a real man -- or any man who's been through puberty and has stones."
She belittle them because they THREATEN her so and when LITTLE, she can CONTROL them.
Please tell me this women never had any children.
I would like to reclain the right of women to be women. And the right to apppreciate and love real men. And the right to be proud of thier unique being that gives them the gift of birthing children. And the right to demand respect for that gift and the respect to stay home and be a mother and wife. Yea that is what I demand.
As do I. The amount of crap I take for choosing to stay home and only teach part-time is amazing. We have a fairly traditional household -- my husband earns the money, I stay home with the kids -- and it drives people absolutely nuts.
---Her upcoming glossy book, The Boy, full of pictures of "ravishing" pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists, is an "art book", Greer, 64, told this newspaper last week.---
The filthy old bag!
For ever obscenity de-criminalized an ethnic slur has been criminalized.
You might want to find a better example.
Aside from misspelling "every," I think the example is pretty well illustrative of the Sixties mentality. They're against censorship when it comes to the "f" word because such censorship is associated with primitive sexual taboos but in favor of censorship when it comes to the "n" word because this is simple social justice.
They refuse to recognize that censorship is censorship. Instead they hypocritically consider their new taboos as liberating as the overturning of the old ones.
The key factor most people seem to miss, or ignore, with the boomer generation is NOT that the boomers were any better or worse than previous generations, just that there were so MANY of them.
Thus, the percentage of those who rebelled was far greater and its subsequent impact felt more strongly (and is still reverberating today).
But... don't forget. In the 20's, there was the whole Fitzgerald thing going on - I've read a lot about the wild parties and drunken orgies Fitzgerald, Hemingway and so many others got involved in - oh, and don't forget the flappers and bootleggers and all that jazz. Each generation has its own form of rebeliousness. To single out one is just wrong. Again, if there had been such a huge number of children born and coming of age in the 20's, THAT would've been the roaring 20's like nobody has ever seen and would've had far more dire consequences than probably even the 60's did. Don't forget, this is when the automobile popped on the scene and people could have illicit and premarital sex so much more easily than ever before. Booze was illegal which made it more attractive.
Even before that, you had the many bohemians of other ages - I think of Shelly, Byron and their comrades doing opium and writing their tales. Even, Poe. Yes, we can single out each generation, but unlike the boomer generation, there has never been such a huge mass of people all coming into the years when one sows his oats and questions things at the same time.
Just some food for thought from a fellow boomer.
Furthermore, you had the beatniks of the 50's and they were smoking pot and engaging in free love and all that stuff that many people think just began in the 60's - wrong!
The lefties have been trying to take over since before I was ever born. They've made inroads and will continue to do so. I am a proud boomer and glad to say that though I got sucked into a few of the nutty ideas of the 70's, I have come through the fire and am the better for it. I give that glory to God, however.
I know of her book but forgot her name. I'm sure I could come up with something YOU missed in the last 40 years, or maybe your brain isn't finite like mine is. Can't know everthing, ya know.
Yeah, but she was such an unforgettable pain in the ass...
I know that not all the members of our generation were destructive. All one has to do is to go to findagrave.com and read the comments posted by boomers to such departed icons of our generation as Bob Keeshan and Shari Lewis. There you will find many, many people bemoaning the coarseness of popular culture and wishing that today's young people could be exposed to such gentle and uplifting influences. Yesterdayland.com is no longer online, but onc could find the same thing there: very gentle people of our generation who are still as gentle as they were when The Captain read them stories who wish such innocence could return. Or one may go to the Internet Movie Database and look up beloved Baby Boomer-era television shows and see the comments by very sane people who miss the "sanity" of those former times.
There has indeed been a tendency to depict all Baby Boomers as highly irreverent even towards their own icons (for example, the use made of old Hanna-Barbera cartoons during Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim"). And we have all been told that the first television show created by "boomers" was the irreverent and leftist "SNL." As a boomer myself I really should be aware that this isn't the whole truth, but sometimes I am overpowered by this image.
And btw, I not only not wild now, I have never been wild (my life is externally observed probably the most boring in history), yet I look back fondly on the Seventies, with all that decade's faults, as the time I came of age (and I still like to listen to disco, even though I have never been to a discotheque and would never go to one).
I must confess also that despite their faults and my differences with their philosophy that I have a certain fondness for the beatniks of the Fifties. They weren't nearly as atrocious as the hippies that followed them, and I think they were much more consistently libertarian rather than the hypocrites who "rebelled" at home while cheering the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. And maybe it has something to do with the stereotype of the beatnik affecting a bit of a Southern drawl?
I love the oldies!
Thank you for reminding me that I am not alone and that not all of us were so destructive. Unfortunately, the destructive ones seem to have had much more influence than those of us who wish Captain Kangaroo were still around.
Glad you came through unscathed. I was wild when I was younger. I did a lot of stupid and crazy things, but some of it was truly out of naivete. I also bought into some of the clap-trap that was preached by the feminists.
But you know how they say our brains don't really fully develop til we're around 25? That's my excuse (hehe). I never did drugs though. Too much of a fraidy cat. I've had a lot of people tell me they can't believe I got through the 70's without doing drugs.
I guess I get a little ornery when I hear the blasts against boomers since we HAVE done good - think about a lot of the medical advances being made right now, well, guess what? It's US.
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