Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What is the F word?

You know what I hate? I hate "Let's pretend we all know what we are talking about." You know what I mean, like when the news media talks about the "F" word and I'm supposed to know what they mean because I know they are decent people who would never use the "F" word.
Recently,an appeals court ruling declared the Federal Communications Commission's indecency rule unconstitutional.
"The court says that dropping the F-bomb on prime time TV in front of kids is okay," said Dan Isepp of the Parents Television Council. "The door has been kicked down."
"I am shocked by such an anti-family decision," said FCC Commissioner Michael Copps. "This decision gives them the unfettered ability to air whatever content they want."
I don't know. Could the F word be a substitute for family, or fun, or the future?
I know, I know. But I hate the game of trying to appear proper and decent. Would it be better, I know it is perfectly acceptable to use words like sexual intercourse. We could all have a lot of fun by being silly and use the "Proper" words such as fecal, anus, penis, mammary glands, etc., etc.
We know what we are saying. We know Shakespeare got it right when he said, "A rose by any other name is still a rose" and again when he had Hamlet say, "I am reading words," in response to the question of what he was reading.
This is all nonsense. The truth of the matter is that there are people who want to prove how good and decent they are by claiming to be shocked by certain words. "I was so shocked" or "I was so offended," they like to say with their nose up in the air or some other place.
People, they are just words and I have managed to avoid using any one of those words and still you know what they are.
Here is a thought for the goody-two-shoes to consider. The first of the Ten Commandments tells us we should not worship strange gods. When we elevate this or that word to the level of making it unmentionable, we create a false god. We give it a power it doesn't deserve. We cover I eyes and ears as though we are in the midst of divine power. This is just plain silly.

No comments:

Post a Comment