We Can Poison Adults’ Minds, Too

I was going to review a movie called Diary of a Teenage Girl, but instead I think I ought to review a review of this movie–this gem written by one Helen Murdoch ( http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2015/08/movie-review-the-diary-of-a-teenage-girl-2015.html ).

The Synopsis tells us everything we need to know: “A teen artist [huh?] living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.”

Gee. My mother’s boyfriend was named Dad.

Helen Murdoch turns cartwheels over this movie.  Of the girl she writes, “Minnie is unapologetic about her sexuality and her drug use which is refreshing to see.” She finds in this movie “an honest portrayal of what it means to be a teenager discovering sex, drugs and love.” Do those three always go together?

Oops. Forgot to mention the boyfriend is 35 years old. Minnie is 15. In most states, this is against the law.

Okay, movies have always had this certain streak of idiocy. I remember The Summer of ’42, about a teenage boy who gets his first sex from a beautiful woman who takes him into her bed because her husband is away at war. This used to be called adultery. Anyhow, the movie’s advertising slogan was, “In everyone’s life, there is a Summer of ’42.” As a young, single man who never got his Summer of ’42, I felt ill-used.

Gone are the days, I guess, when a 35-year-old man who took advantage of a 15-year-old girl could thank his lucky stars if he wasn’t lynched. And the new virtue is to be unapologetic about living like a moral imbecile.

This is the stuff we pour into our heads. This is a big chunk of our popular culture, which, as Henry Van Til said, is “religion externalized.”

God help us.

6 comments on “We Can Poison Adults’ Minds, Too

  1. There is a lot of self-contradiction in the Left. I thought that they were all for the protection of children and 15 years old is a child. A man of 35 whom becomes sexually involved with a 15 year old is not a positive example of any sort. A mother that stands for such a thing is nothing wonderful and a movie which glorifies it, plus glorifying drug abuse, is simply horrid.

    The saddest thing is that people will be taken in by this garbage. Some will see it for what it is, others will voraciously consume such garbage, but there will be others that allow their opinions to be swayed and their moral standards to be eroded.

    1. You don’t understand leftid ideology. **All** sex is good and must be celebrated, except for sex in context of a marriage between one man and one woman. Other than that, everything goes.

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