Apparently there's a new exhibit over in Europe portraying Hitler not as a man who led much of Germany astray, but as a man who represented the feelings of many Germans at the time. I caught a little bit of NPR this morning where they were talking about the subject. Something struck me: although these may have been some of the general feelings at the time (that it was okay to hate people and do horrible things to them), some people still resisted. These people put their lives on the line to save others.
Then I realized, is this not like pornography today? Although it may appear to be generally accepted in American culture (look at Hollywood and other media), not everyone buys it. We have to resist. We must voice our concerns that we want to maintain a "higher community standard." We must be a vigilant lioness and protect our families from the scourge of pornography.
I could go into an explanation of why pornography is harmful or why being "prude" on the issue is a good thing, but I don't have time for that. I've heard the time is now to stop being shy about this issue. We have to speak up against it and win this battle.
Join the resistance.
11/9/10: Haha. Did you like how I wrote that all propagandishly?
Anyway, I thought I'd add something on how to join the resistance. A few groups/sites I've come across recently:
- http://www.strengthenthefamily.net/ (The lady who made this site lives in my neighborhood. I don't believe she's actively doing it much anymore, but she still has good info on her site).
- Protecting Innocence Project (OK, this one's not really up and running yet, but I ran across Diapers and Divinity while trying to find Julie Beck's talk about the lioness at the gate. I was happy to see others making a grassroots effort to fight pornography.)
- Mothers Who Should Know Better: LDS Ark Culture Embraces Pornography (article)