Sex, Drugs and Hollywood Celebrities

A recent discussion on Quora centered around Jack Nicholson and his wild parties on Mulholland Drive when he was a younger man.

Apparently at these parties there was sex and drugs to be found in every room of the house.

I remarked that Jack Nicholson and others in Hollywood were the straw that broke the camel’s back for many young people who were living on the edge.

I argued that he was a poor role model that helped transform America into the sex and drug crazed culture that it is.

How many of these people would have led productive lives instead of becoming drug addicts, I wondered.

Furthermore, I added, since it was at Jack Nicholson‘s house that Roman Polanski engaged in illegal activity with a minor, perhaps Jack Nicholson should’ve been charged as an accessory before the fact for creating an “anything goes” environment that might have contributed to such an act.

Another individual on Quora remarked that he was glad that Jack Nicholson was able to lead the life that he could, that it wasn’t Jack Nicholson‘s responsibility to be a role model for anyone.

I disagree.

It doesn’t matter whether Jack Nicholson wanted to be a role model or not; when you aspire to be a movie star, and then do become a movie star, you accept that responsibility as a role model whether you like it or not.

That’s part of the job.

You enjoy even greater responsibility in a day and age where our media has become more centralized and under the control of relatively few individuals.

And that is precisely what happened as our nation evolved in the past century.

The elites consolidated their death grip upon the media, and they set out with a vengeance to destroy the moral base of the people of the United States of America.

Morality, you see, which owes obedience to a higher power such as God, is an obstacle, to the imposition of ethics, a quasi-legal code, whose rules the elites will decide.

Thus the drive to eliminate the moral base of the nation.

This was accomplished though celebrity influencers.

The sexual revolution that occurred in the 1960s and subsequent decades in America was not an accident.

It was not homegrown.

It did not begin with the people and grow upwards.

It was the powers that be who control the Hollywood celebrities who engineered the sexual revolution.

The 1950s were very tame in America. That was to change in the 1960s.

This is when shows first began to express sexual innuendo. There was hardly an episode of Johnny Carson‘s Tonight Show that did not contain such titillating fare.

Johnny Carson was instrumental in mainstreaming people like Hugh Hefner. Recently in the past year, Hugh Hefner was reported by one of his lovers to have had sex with dogs – real dogs.

Big surprise.

Prior to the 1960s, sex was a verboten subject on television and in movies. You couldn’t even hint that a husband and wife shared one bed. The couple had to sleep in separate beds.

The 1960s ushered in an “anything goes” type of programming.

It’s not surprising that magazines like Playboy thrived. Playboy was the first. This was soon followed by magazines such as Penthouse and Hustler which were more over the top when it came to nudity and sexuality.

While this might seem to be an enlightened, healthy approach to sex, one could fairly argue that the sexual revolution ushered in a state of permissiveness that hurt many people living on the edge financially and spiritually speaking.

Some people went too far.

One cartoon that was featured regularly in Hustler magazine was entitled Chester the Molester.

Many people at the time thought it was funny.

I don’t see it that way. 

I see it as encouraging bad behavior amongst people living on the fringes. It gave them license to engage in immoral activity.

Magazines like Hustler helped give rise to the legitimizing of the pornography industry.

Prior to the 1960s, adult bookstores were kept quiet and not spoken about. They were there, but they weren’t there.

As the decades progressed into the next century, pornography became mainstreamed.

Unfortunately, there are many people in the United States who do not come from good families. Many of these families are financially hurting.

Financial stress upon the family produces divorce and separation. This in turn produces a lot of angry children who are looking to channel their anger. These young people are extremely susceptible to bad influences.

Young adolescents are undergoing tremendous psychosexual growth when they experience this familial stress.

If you throw pornography into the mix, that child will be affected by that pornography. That child’s mind will be altered.

You as an adult may form an opinion about pornography; in contrast, pornography forms an opinion within your child.

I will argue that much of the social ills that we have today with pedophilia have their roots in the sexual revolution being imposed upon young troubled adolescents as they were undergoing rapid psychosexual development.

Pornography twists the mind.

Not only does pornography twist the mind, illegal drugs have their effects as well.

I have personally seen how illegal drugs destroyed my step-brother Stevie, who was hurting immensely after his parent’s divorce.

I myself had my sexual development affected by the pornography that I was exposed to as a youth. The father of a friend of mine was a big collector of pornography. My friend and I would sneak in and view his sex magazines. As I grew a little older in my adolescence, another boy brought over what were called smokers – low grade pornographic films. Many of the boys gathered around to watch these.

The people in these smokers were not like the beautiful people you see in pornographic films you see today; the guys were usually super-hairy and not very attractive.

At any rate, I mean remember being somewhat frightened by these movies and images; and looking back on my life now and my ability to not get close to people – I’m an asexual – I feel my sexual development was affected by this pornography.

Like my step-brother, Stevie, I was suffering also. My father died when I was thirteen making my mind ripe for being adversely affected by poor forces of influence.

I didn’t suffer from drugs; my experience was different. As I say, I was an asexual.

The experience is different for many people.

If you view many mass murderers, you will often find, if you dig deep into their history, a broken home. I wouldn’t be surprised if many pedophiles came from a broken home. I have read that Jeffrey Dahmer’s parents went through an acrimonious divorce when he was young. Kevin Spacey’s brother states that Kevin was brutally molested by his father when he was young.

A culture of sex and drugs exploits those people who come from those broken homes.

This is the culture that people like Jack Nicholson, Hugh Hefner, Larry Flint, and Bob Guccioni were aiding and abetting.

The sexual revolution didn’t do any favors for young people who were exposed to it.

Free and open sex may seem like an enlightened idea for mature adults; it is not an enlightened idea for young children and troubled adolescents who are developing.

That is why I posed the question: How many young children living on the edge have had their lives destroyed by sex and drugs when they otherwise would have invested their time and energy into studying, working, and being a productive citizen?

A lot.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Helping Our Friends

What can we do to help our friends in Mexico?

What can we do to stem the drug violence that has ravaged this nation?

One Mexican President, Calderon, tried playing tough.

But he wasn’t tough enough.

Another, AMLO, the current President, is trying to play nice guy.

But he’s not nice enough.

His program of “hugs not bullets” is not working.

The hugs that he gives the people are not enough to dissuade them from entering the drug trade.

So, what can be done?

Given the continued leadership of our greedy, power hungry, unenlightened elite in the United States and Mexico, which does nothing to help the people in Mexico, but rather profits off the drug trade, probably nothing can be done.

These Ivy League educated imbeciles care only about themselves, their reflection in the mirror, and the amount of money in their bank accounts.

So nothing will be done.

But what should be done?

To solve this problem, carrots and sticks are required.

It’s not a matter of choosing one or the other. Both must be employed.

Citizens must be given a true stake in the game to dissuade them from entering the drug trade.

They must also be given a true disincentive from participating in this destructive area of endeavor.

The carrots are obvious. Real jobs with real living wages must be offered.

The sticks are not so readily agreed upon.

The penalty of death must be imposed for those individuals who traffic in narcotics.

Those concerted underminers of society who deal in drugs are waging war against the citizens of Mexico and the United States.

They are destabilizing Mexico.

There is no difference between these drug cartels and a foreign invading force.

The members of these drug cartels may not wear uniforms, but they are as dangerous as enemy soldiers who do.

These drug dealers must be identified and executed on site just as you do in a military campaign.

By dealing drugs, these cartel members forfeit their rights as citizens.

They enjoy no rights.

The towns and cities which give succor and support to the drug dealers are equal game.

There is no other way.

Just as cities in the American South were ravaged by Sherman during the great Civil War, so must these cities and towns receive a similar wrath.

War must always be taken to the people in order to defeat them.

There is no other way.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Family Interventions

Are you planning an intervention for a family member?

An intervention is a family meeting of sorts where family members get together to confront another member who is seriously off the rails in their life.

The idea is to wake the person up.

Back in the day, we just called it a family meeting.

Today it’s called an intervention.

So are you planning one?

Don’t.

Don’t do it.

While it seems like a good idea, I think it’s a terrible idea.

I understand your good intentions. I really do.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

What you will achieve is a beating up on a person who doesn’t need any more beating up in life.

Back in the day, our new combined family consisting of my sisters, my mom, my step-dad and my step-brother thought it would be a good idea to have a family meeting, an intervention, for my other step-brother, Stevie.

At the time, I was in adolescence and didn’t know what the hell was going on.

I was simply told that we were going to have a family meeting, which we did.

I vaguely recall the meeting. I don’t think Stevie was aware what we were doing until the meeting began.

I’m not sure I did either.

I knew Stevie was doing drugs, so it makes sense to me now that his drug use was probably why we were having the meeting.

As I look back now on Stevie’s life I can see that the meeting was a mistake.

Stevie was suffering for sure.

His parents had gotten a divorce, and it had affected him severely.

It didn’t help matters that his father married my mom a few years later.

What seems like a good move for the parents – remarriage and stability in the parents lives – can often bring more turmoil to the children.

Stevie was a smart boy. He had a lot of intelligence. He was also a good person at heart according to my mom.

But those skills aren’t often enough when you’re going through psychological turmoil.

Ultimately, Steve became unable to cope in life. He became functionally disabled and had to live in halfway houses, that could provide structured living, until he died just a few years ago. He was a few years older than I was.

As I look back on his life, I can see now that the family meeting that we had for him was a huge mistake.

Instead of helping him at that meeting, what we were doing was ganging up on him.

He was in a weakened state psychologically, and what he needed was someone to lift him up, not burden him down.

I’ve often thought about him and why he was unable to function in a world in which the rest of us are so easily able to function.

He had lost his confidence in life.

His problem-solving skills were shot.

The divorce of his parents had devastated him.

It had shattered his ability to cope. He would become frustrated at the tiny obstacles in life.

His dad’s remarriage to my mother only created more turmoil in a life that needed stability.

I can sense this because I suffered the same feelings in my life. While Stevie was undergoing the trauma of divorce in his family, I was undergoing the trauma of death (my father) in my family.

Our parent’s remarriage amplified that trauma and disruption.

I walked around in a daze during my high school years.

I’m sure Stevie was feeling the same.

He needed psychological help, as did I, in an age that didn’t commonly recognize or embrace the need for such services.

In those days, psychologists and psychiatrists were for the wealthy, or neurotic people like one of Woody Allen’s characters.

In many respects, the 1960s was truly an age of ignorance.

It was an era in which crackpot ideas like family meetings were considered a good idea.

They’re not.

The reason they aren’t a good idea is because the person who you are intending to fix is in a weakened state and is unable to shoulder what they will perceive to be the pain you are inflicting upon them.

You won’t make them better with the intervention, you will make them worse.

Stevie must’ve been crushed by that meeting that we had for him.

I know I would’ve been.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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