May 30, 2016
Here’s a quiz: Which one of this year’s would-be presidential candidates wrote the following?
“Now, if children go around naked, htey [sic] are liable to see one another’s sex organs, and maybe touch them. Terrible thing! If we bring children up like this, it will probably ruin the whole pornography business, not to mention a large portion of the general economy that makes its money by playing on people’s sexual frustrations.”
It sure sounds like sarcastic satire. And it turns out it was published in 1969.
But that’s not the point.
In America 2016, when people lose their jobs over silly tweets and off-color (or even common sense) comments on Facebook, isn’t it at least a bit strange that the media hasn’t picked up on that bizarre paragraph?