Things, it seems, are never so weird they can’t get weirder. By that I mean we live in a country in which various governments are not satisfied with their virtual monopoly on selling booze and providing gambling, but have now ventured into the sex trade by providing pornography on the Internet.
It really is a sad state of affairs.
I’m referring, of course, to the recent spat between Sun News and the CBC over the soft-porn Internet show, Hard. I suppose there will always be a demographic who wants this sort of “entertainment” and have every right to seek it out so long as nobody is hurt in the process of making the shows. Why it has to be served up by a state-funded broadcaster, however, is beyond me. I for one am ashamed that my tax money is used in this sordid manner.
I thought the CBC-Radio Canada were champions of women’s rights. Well, apparently not. Most Canadians understand that porn demeans women since it reduces them to mere objects of lust. But the CBC seems to know better and promotes the stuff.
The sooner the federal government de-funds the CBC the better.