'If you had the ability to rival the effect Shakespeare had on humanity, but you instead spent your time writing jingles for Wall Street, would that not be a travesty?'
I'm not sure if I'm interpreting your analogy correctly? Do you mean that if someone has the capacity for great love in their sexual endeavors, but they sell their favors as a commodity, it's a travesty because of the wasted potential?
Just because I have Shakespeare's talent for writing doesn't necessarily mean I will want to utilize it. What if writing Wall Street jingles makes me happier than being an icon of the literary world does? happiness and profits aren't always mutually exclusive. I know plenty of sexually promiscuous people who enjoy their lifestyle- why not make that lifestyle profitable to them, as well? I guess I don't see it as a conflict of interests, but a way to kill two birds with one stone.
Making money isn't always synonymous with selling out.
'Prostitution, I think, entails the sale of something that cannot be bought.'
Without going into details, I respectfully disagree.
Essorant, I think your problem is more that the world doesn't share your morality, rather than the world not having a "core" morality. Who defines core? What if the "core" morality was vastly different from yours, and your ideals seen as trashy or inadequate? This is why diversity is necessary.
'It is scizophrenic state where everything is based on the diversity of the individual personality and the eye of the beholder.'
Yeah, I guess I think relativity's a pretty cool concept that allows me to enjoy my lifestyle, while my father enjoys his, and my friends enjoy theirs, and none of us are forced to congeal into one mass morality.
'We are accepting every personality of art and entertainment for these, and thus we no longer have any overall cultural identity or personality to hold onto, but just a blur for the individual ones at once.'
What's wrong with this? Your argument presupposes the negativity of diversity, something I have trouble even conceptualizing.
'Most people in our culture have extremly scizophrenic tastes because of it. It is diversity and preference in excess.'
You mean it's bad for me to like different types of things?
'People are too selfish and too ecclectic, and this is why civilization is disintegrating.'
So, do you mean that people, in holding onto their individual tastes and preferences (which may traverse a wide scale of things) are selfishly eroding the morality of society? Conformity is comfortable, and it should stay that way?
'I disagree. I know what people are doing in pornography today. People know it's base and wrong-'
Speak for yourself. You feel that it is base and wrong. I feel that extraverted people with a strong sex drive and a streak of exhibitionism can stand to make a profit while having fun with their natural preferences.
'if the individuals were put on the spot by all of society they would give eventually'
Yeah, most people tend to cave in when they are berated and coerced by a majority. You're right, that's just what we should do- force people who don't hold our morality to conform. Good idea!
'and eventually when they are in their old age they will feel feirce shame for the shamelessness of their doings, they will ache of having made nothing of love and tenderness in life.'
Pornography is a job. That doesn't mean that porn stars can't have loving relationships. You could make the same argument about lawyers. It would still be a moot point.
'Once upon a time I think pornography even had some standards in a way, explicit sex was explicit sex, but it also had a bit of an erotic element. Today it is decadent, and dehumanizing, --it is complete pornography. Women and men are both doing anything and everything.'
There wouldn't be the supply without the demand. You can't expect demand for what ou consider decadent to stop just because you don't like it. Why try? How could it possibly hurt you?
'Being disposed to no morals nor modesty, but showing things deteriorate, surroundings, people, social structures, beauty, and admiring and glorifying in a perversion with indulgence.'
So, by no morals, you mean morals other than yours?
'Then you must be living on different planet, where prostitution of the body for sex can be between people in such a way without the disease, the violence, the drugs, money, and the hate, that all go along with prostitution. Overall, sex is often the smallest theme of prostitution.'
Yeah, I guess I'm living on a planet where it's legal, where women are protected from violence of pimps and clients, where all people involved are mandated to use protection and receive STD testing, where it's operated as a business rather than a black market. Jeez, I guess I better pull my head out of the clouds, and quick.