Re: South Park B/L/U: another opinion

Jeff Bone (
Wed, 07 Jul 1999 17:33:13 -0500

Ian sez:

> At most, movies like "South Park" (which I probably won't see, since I
> led a blissful ignorant existence having not seen the TV show) or
> like Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" are gently tugging at the
end of
> a long rope that inches your society towards moral degradation.
Within the
> context of a social sickness perpetuated by vast inequalities in
> poor and unequal access to education, and insufficient social services
> help struggling families, this rope gradually gets pulled further
> depravity.

Wow, what an intuiguingly perverse synthesis of moral conservativism,
social liberalism, and implied cultural superiority. Yes, I do believe
my day is complete now, and just in time to try and catch the 5:50
showing of South Park at the theater down the street...



PS - for the record, I object to the notions of "moral degradation,"
"social sickness," "insufficient social services" and in general
"depravity." I think those are all essentially meaningless terms.