Everything In The World Is About Sex Except Sex is about Power

Oscar Wilde’s wise words are indeed correct. At least in my opinion. Let’s take a look at advertising, shall we; what is the easiest way to get a consumer’s attention? Sex. It is simple, eye catching, provocative, and time after time it continues to generate positive results. If it did not work, companies would not use it to sell the dipshit consumer their new scent of deodorant, or their new cologne. Or whatever else they want to convince somebody they NEED. 

Sex is also being used in the Entertainment industry, how many times do we hear previous generations complaining about how television contains a ridiculous amount of sex? We hear people annoyed ALL the time. Most of these people are angry mothers, pissed off because the squeaky clean teenager their tween daughter idolizes isnt so clean after all. 

Sunday night, Miley Cyrus performed at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards acting a little aloof, and somewhat obscene. The internet went into a frenzy posting memes, photographs, articles and count downs poking fun at the former Disney starlet. Cyrus has been acting a little crazy, I am sure she is experimenting with drugs, partying, drinking, having sex, the works. 

I want you to close your eyes for a moment, let’s go back in time to when you were 16 years old. Now let’s pretend you are famous, people idolize you, and you are filthy rich. You cannot have certain friends, because you are under a strict contract that forbids you to be seen with certain people or do certain things. If you get caught with a cigarette in your hand or appear stoned your cookie cutter image could be destroyed…FOREVER! You are basically a big corporations puppet. Now lets flash forward to a few years. You are now 21 years old, your strings have been cut off, you are famous, filthy rich and have the world in the palm of your hands. How would you be acting? Remember the 21 year old version of yourself, the younger, dumber, immature version of what you grew up to be. I am sure you knew someone that experimented with drugs, drank too much and had the occasional casual sex partner. It is called sewing your wild oats and most people are a little crazy during their youth. It is NORMAL!

Miley’s outrageous performance did exactly what it intended to do, it put her in the spotlight, it stole the show even if people were saying negative things about her there is no such thing as bad publicity. Miley having the media poke fun at her ass, calling her a drug addict, crazy whatever terms they choose to use is a whole lot better than ignoring her. 

Here is where everything ties into Oscar Wilde’s fine words: sex is about power. We use sex to control people. We use sex to sell people products they dont necessarily need, we create a problem than give them a solution by incorporating sex. Ladies use this diet pill you will lose 15 pounds in two weeks!!! Flashes to a sexy model running in central park. Men use AXE!! Flashes to a guy getting trampled by a bunch of hot models on a beach, all because his arm pits smell like AXE. You can’t just have sex with anyone, you want the chiseled form of pure perfection you see on your screen and in order to get that person you need to use that product. It sounds silly but it works. If it did not work we would see more homely looking people dressed in jeans and a t-shirt informing us of why we need this product. We do not see this because it is not a fantasy that is many people’s reality. 

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Let’s Point That Finger Again

That adorable, angelic, precious baby you once held in your arms, because it was crying has now transformed into a rebellious, music blasting teenager. A teenager that wants nothing to do with you. A person that is smoking pot, having sex, and prancing around in clothing you do not approve of.

What went wrong? Who the hell is that monster in your kitchen? You read every psychology book there was ever written on how to raise the “perfect” child, you surrounded your child with responsible, educated adults, and provided them with a stable home. That deviant monster could not be a result of how you raised it. You are the epitome of human perfection. You did everything right. Their outrageous behavior must be a result of something else-hmmmm I think I know what that something is. Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, these girls are complete whores, and your child is infatuated by them. They must be the reason why your child is acting out.

This may sound lame, but the reality is people often blame entertainment for their childs poor behavior. Come on get real. Kim Kardashian is not raising your child, YOU ARE! If parents did something called parent their children would not go inside of the cocoon and turn into a monster. Does the media have some effect on our society?? Of course it does. Children, especially girls are effected by what magazines and television project to them. That magic little box in your living room can decide what is pretty what is ugly, why you need the newest version of the car you are driving, why your not thin enough- the list can go on, however if parents stopped pointing the finger at that little box or at celebrities they could possibly face the fact that their childrens behavior is due to their lack of parenting! EVERY teenager will be exposed to drugs, and sex. How they handle the situation all depends upon how they were raised. Do their peers influence them? Yes, but they have a minimal amount of influence if they were raised by strong parents.

There are many single parents, and parents that have to work long hours in order to provide for their children. I empathize with you, and give you a significant amount of credit. It must be difficult trying to raise children, and maintaining a job. I give you all a big high five, because it is well deserved. This does not excuse you from being a bad parent, you still have to spend time with your child, and do this thing called discipline them when they misbehave. It is also up to you to explain what is right and what is wrong to your child, you instill their morals and values not entertainment.

Entertainment is a business, it is about making money. In the 1950’s America was exposed to darling, perfect upper middle class, white families like the Cleavers. Daddy went to work, while the mother cleaned all day, and still managed to look like she was going to compete in a Miss. America pageant. She was so happy, and delighted to spend her days dusting and cooking apple pies. This is what we loved to see. In 2013, we are addicted to trash television. Why? It is entertaining! It is NOT real life, it is fabricated, exaggerated and funny. I highly doubt Paris Hilton is a complete moron, same with Kim Kardashian. Society puts these women down, because of jealousy. Who wouldnt want to get $30,000 just to send out a damn tweet! Who wouldnt want to be filthy rich, for having zero talent? I do not think these women are great role models, but I also believe nobody in the entertainment industry is a healthy role model.

If parents spent time with their children, and actually parented how much cocaine Lindsay Lohan shoves up her nose would not matter. Kim Kardashian’s need for attention, and the tape of her getting pounded by Ray J would not matter. KIMMMMY