Friday, December 10, 2004

porn again

Has the country gone back to the pagan times when sex was adored and women served as recreation materials? Have certain Filipinos completely lost their sense of elementary decency and respect for the human body? Has the movie industry gone so bankrupt of worthwhile materials, decent themes, and meaningful subject matters?

Porn again! Is this the answer to our lessening financial income and increasing national debts? Is this our response to the diminishing peace and order in our society and emerging criminality and violence especially against children, girls and women?

In the recent past, there were anti-smut repeated public demonstrations, protest rallies and ardent pleas. Anti-porn letters were sent to the pertinent government agencies, the competent regulatory board and to public officials who were perceived as persons of decency and good will. And blatant sex movies were then subsequently withdrawn from the local theaters.

But here we go again. Openly or surreptitiously explicit sex films have once more invaded the movie houses. To add insult to injury, there are now even imported porno films. And to make matters even worse, the so-called “adult” movies are being freely patronized by minors to the delight of the theater owners for the increase of their dirty gains.

It is hard to imagine that there is no conspiracy of some kind that in effect facilitate the production and importation of these garbage movies. And the most logical conspirators come from the officials at the Bureau of Customs, in the local government and the local police authority.

Would that all people involved in one way or another in the production, distribution and showing of porn films realize the moral corruption they cause (their own children included), the degradation they bring to women (their own daughters included), the tainted money they use (feeding their family included). They better believe this: there will certainly be a pay back time!

23 February 2000