Thursday, May 24, 2012

An Obstacle To Freedom

I wanted to be an erotic photographer. But I discovered that there are a lot of societal attitudes that stand in opposition to the kind of erotic art I want to create. So I've been spending a lot of time studying sociology and sexology in order to understand why people have these attitudes, and what can be done to change them.

In the free world, you'd expect to be allowed to go and do your own thing without having to get all of society's approval first. But unfortunately, society has the ability (and even more concerning, the will) to make it very difficult for people to pursue lifestyles that go against the grain of what they believe. That's the danger of a society that values conformity over individual liberty.

I mean, just to choose one example, the whole "all prostitutes are sex slaves" thing is just an excuse to proselytize one's moral position on prostitution. A truly freedom-loving society would be more concerned with facts and the individual voices of those who allegedly need rescued (from their own perversion, no doubt) than advertising (and then enforcing) an all-encompassing moral position.

This should be self-evident to any rational, skeptical mind, except that we don't teach or encourage reason and doubt in people - our culture is polluted by the false virtue of blind faith, and the insidious duty to save the souls of others. Religion is a scourge on humanity, and politics is (unfortunately) a waste of time.

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