Cultural cleansing

The cleansing of our culture continues unabated. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, says it will be pulling Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout aisles.

The decision – Walmart says it was based mostly on business metrics – comes as the #MeToo movement, a response to the pervasive culture of workplace sexual harassment in the workplace, sweeps the nation.

The Washington Post reports the magazine was yanked from the company’s 5,000 stores after years of pressure from an activist group that says Cosmopolitan is  “hyper-sexualized” and “degrading.”

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, a Washington-based nonprofit formerly known as Morality in Media, said it long had objected to Cosmopolitan because it was “targeting young girls with its advertisements, the newspaper reported.

We have no dog in this fight, but there is something unsettling about a group or organization interjecting itself between consumers and a business, essentially deciding for consumers what they should and should not be buying.

The big question as our holier-than-thou betters sweep the nation, desperately seeking new targets for their outrage is this: What’s next?

7 Responses to Cultural cleansing

  1. Observer March 28, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    It is not unusual for less attractive women to dislike more attractive women. This is my life experience. The Walmart/Cosmo matter is just another manifestation of this situation. Men complicate this play, so they will be dealt with through the sexual harassment gambit.

    Women, particularly unattractive women, want to rule the world. Elimating attractive women from the equation will assist in this effort.

    Power by any means necessary…

  2. John London March 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    The real trouble is that we don’t cleanse anything anymore.

    Other countries that do, do not have our crime rate.

    Literacy – morals – civility – patriotism – clean living

    All a rapid snowball slide into hell.

    And all on purpose.

  3. John London March 28, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Ob- you are correct, but the women are just being used by the high left to weaken from within the former patriarchal nuclear family structure that built Western Civilization.

    They care little about women except to use them to further their goals. The same with other sexes (?) and races.

    Back only 50 years ago the high left was preaching against “wage slavery”.

    Then all of a sudden they wanted women to work out of the home and we now have the ill raised children, divorce and dysfunctional families are a result.

    Few women will admit this in public, but more than a few believe it. ( and more than a few of the elite, do not follow the feminist family model anymore as they have witnessed the results)

    The left will always scream ” What do you want to do, take women back to the 50’s???”

  4. Elizabeth March 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Ok, Cosmo is disgusting. And sorry “Observer” I don’t fit your paradigm. You are simply wrong. As a mom, I joined forces with other moms to get the trashy publication at least covered, if not removed from the checkstand at Fred Meyer. Our young sons old enough to read, did not need the free pornography viewing and while waiting to pay for groceries. Freedom is not synonymous with licentiousness and Cosmo belongs covered up in a back corner with Oui, Playboy, and Penthouse. I am not a Walmart shopper but kudos to them for having the courage to stand up for some simblance of moral standard.

    • Observer March 29, 2018 at 11:33 am

      Thank you for your counterpoint. I agree with your overall point although the effort of some to devalue beauty is, IMO, not imaginary.

  5. A.M. johnson March 28, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    John, Like something along these lines:

    Cadet Creed
    I am an army cadet.
    Soon I will take an oath and become an army officer committed to defending the values which make this nation great. Honor is my touchstone.
    I understand mission first and people always.
    I am the past—the spirit of those warriors who have made the final sacrifice.
    I am the present—the scholar and apprentice soldier enhancing my skills in the science of warfare and the art of leadership.
    But above all,
    I am the future—the future warrior leader of the United States Army.
    May God give me the compassion and judgment to lead and the gallantry in battle to win.
    I will do my duty.

  6. John London March 29, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Semper fi

    ” I have not yet begun to fight”
    D. J. Trump


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