1. One who solicits and accepts payment for sex acts.
2. One who sells one’s abilities, talent, or name for an unworthy purpose.
The way I see it selling your body to another to use or abuse how ever they please and for whatever purpose they decide upon is prostitution. Accepting money, clothing, food and shelter in exchange for abdicating your own control over the use your body is put to, no matter who, or what, you surrender that control to… IS PROSTITUTION!
Now I fully expect to get grief for this opinion, but, I just don’t “buy into” this politically correct BULLSHIT that anyone wearing a uniform is automatically a hero AND to be supported in what ever activity they happen to find themselves engaged in [read: ordered to perform] and/or “up to”. As a matter of fact, more and more each day, I become sickened when I see, or, am informed of another recent High School graduate signing up for the military. Take it from me, this is not a popular opinion in my neck of the woods. Here in the “New South” where property taxes are considered Gub-ment theft we pay our teachers and fund public education as if it were the equivalent of flushing good money down the toilet. [Except for Football] As a direct result, once again this year we graduated an army of young people about as close to UTTERLY UNPREPARED to make it in the world on their own as a person can be.
As a result the children of the no-counts [read: Black, Brown & poor] who are unable to get out of town with a sports scholarship, and therefor unable to afford an escape, fall prey to the “Recruiters” in their sharp, well tailored uniforms.
We will teach you a trade.
We will pay for your college.
Serve your country and join the “few, the proud…. the HEROS”.
That is the basic line of shit sold to our foolish youth. That is how they get “hooked” into prostitution without really understanding what they are getting into. That’s how our Corporate Kleptocracy fills the uniforms and supplies the meat to insure access to resources and markets and, most of all, profits easily convertible into MORE political power.
And what do we do?
We congratulate the parents of these newly minted prostitutes and admire their bumper stickers [My Daughter is in the Air Force] .. [My SON is a MARINE]. No matter how much it may turn our stomaches to think about just what this still wet behind the ears kid has gotten themselves into… No matter how much we HATE war and the ENDLESS WAR our corporate government has in store for us…. We wish them luck and say incredibly stupid things like… “You must be proud.”
I’m done with that officially today. From now on I’m calling them prostitutes. It is hurtful, I understand, but, I see no other way out of perpetual war and never ending human misery than to tell the truth, no matter how hard, or unpopular that truth may be. We can NEVER stop an immoral activity by ignoring it. We can NEVER stop our children from ruining their lives if we fail, or are afraid, to tell them the truth. We can NEVER put America on a path to health and prosperity on a diet of lies and unquestioned “patriotism”. John Lennon asked…. “What if they gave a war and nobody came?”
It’s time we found out before it’s too late.