The Political Pornography of Republican Politics

I can’t think of a more appropriate follow-up to my previous post than this piece by Mike Spindel, in which he so aptly discusses the politics of far right conservatives.


Pornography is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal……The term applies to the depiction of the act rather than the act itself” Here.

My epiphany after watching every minute of all the Republican Debates, is that almost all of the candidates are appealing to the prurient interests of the “Republican Base,” in terms that heavily connote sexual subject matter.  In America, because historically it has been a prudish nation, there has always been a sexual subtext to all public discourse.  We have always been a male dominated nation that has only grudgingly permitted females to begin to enter the halls of power. Almost 100 years since women have gained the right to vote, we still see inequality in terms of pay, in the workplace and in politics. Although equality for women took hold with the Women’s Movement in the 1970’s and great gains…

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