I can’t pretend to be a regular viewer of the television show Kink. The only episode I ever managed to catch featured a jolly 350-pound woman squeezed into a latex skirt and bra beating a similarly obese, if less jolly, man with a paddle. Entertaining enough I suppose but a little repetitive.
I mention this because the program in question is one of those that currently enjoys a tax credit. In other words, it receives public funding from you and me.
It is one of many Canadian television and movie documentaries and dramas that receive public funding and one of several dozen that seem obsessed with perversion, sadomasochism and large people in latex. (…)
It always fascinates me how the first people to cry censorship when conservatives merely suggest a level playing field are just the sort of people who write letters to newspapers calling for people like, well, like me, to be fired. By the way, one movie that was given a grand tax credit by Ottawa was called The Masturbators.
Abuse yourself or abuse public money — the same thing in the end.
(PS: Thanks for plugging this blog, Michael!)