Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Lost In Translation

Mark Shea re: the wisdom of Scarlett Johansson:

Scarlett Johansson defines "liberation" and "education" for the Postmodern World

The Lost In Translation star last month boasted about being so "socially aware" she gets tested for HIV twice a year.

Johansson says, "We are supposed to be liberated in America but if our President had his way, we wouldn't be educated about sex at all. Every woman would have six children and we wouldn't be able to have abortions."

The Church's Theology of the Body basically says that there is a language of the body, as well as a language of the tongue. The act of sex means "I give you all of myself in sacrificial love."

In Johannson's world, the act of sex is recreational and semi-anonymous. The guy might or might not be giving you a deadly plague as he pursues his own pleasure with you as the useful apparatus. Best to be "socially aware" of how anonymous, disposable, and meaningless you are. And best to dispose of any by-products of that mechanical act. That's educated. God forbid you find yourself in a family full of love. That would require something of you. Liberation is isolated atomized autonomy. Slavery is a family of love and mutual care.


Anonymous said...

Succinct and well put. One thing puzzled me though, only "six kids?" Well, that's a good start I suppose, so I won't quibble over numbers.

I overhead the one unmarried woman in our office state that she never wants children: they scare her. Really? And I suppose that is a natural reaction that was not indoctrinated into her? Or as an older woman and mother (40s) counselled her today, "don't have children if you value your sleep time."

Indeed, sleep on.

Anonymous said...

Sleep on, agreed!

The West is dreaming -- there will be much to consider when it finally awakens.

Anonymous said...

How much of a skank is Scarlett Johannsen if she feels the need to be tested for HIV twice a year?