May 23, 2011
You watch the news these days and your jaw drops. There is Arnold Schwarzenegger with what seemed like the perfect family, admitting a so-called “love child” with a female household employee. Why don’t they call it a “lust child”? Wouldn’t that be more accurate, though the child didn’t ask to be born.
Then you read of the head of the IMF allegedly attacking and sexually assaulting a hotel maid in a $3,000 a night room. He’s now saying it was consensual. Sure.
Why should any of this surprise in a nation that celebrates such behavior? Most shows on television are about sex, adultery, unfaithfulness, rape, other assaults and disrespect for women. Why should we be surprised when some people act-out such behavior? After all, if there is no God, there are no morals and if there are no morals – and evolution is true – who is to say anyone should be kept from indulging in his lowest urges?
Culture promotes this and then when people do it, culture pretends it’s a scandal. According to what standard?
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.