Here’s a quiz: Which one of this year’s would-be presidential candidates wrote the following?
“Now, if children go around naked, htey [sic] are liable to see one another’s sex organs, and maybe touch them. Terrible thing! If we bring children up like this, it will probably ruin the whole pornography business, not to mention a large portion of the general economy that makes its money by playing on people’s sexual frustrations.”
It sure sounds like sarcastic satire. And it turns out it was published in 1969. But that’s not the point.
In America 2016, when people lose their jobs over silly tweets and off-color (or even common sense) comments on Facebook, isn’t it at least a bit strange that the media hasn’t picked up on that bizarre paragraph?
Not if the candidate in question is a Democrat, it isn’t.
At JoeForAmerica.com, writer “Baron Von Kowenhoven” points out:
In 1969 Bernie [Sanders] wrote an article about the ban of the film “I am Curious: A Film in Yellow.” It was a Swedish film that had scenes of people having intercourse. Today we call that “porn,” then it was an “art film.” He wrote an article decrying prudes. Is Bernie promoting sex with kids?
And then there’s his theory that sex causes cancer in women. Really.
“…What do you think it really means when 3 doctors, after intense study, write that ‘of the 26 patients (under 51) that developed breast cancer, one was sexually adjusted.’ It means, very bluntly, that the way you bring up your daughter with regards to sexual attitudes may very well determine whether or not she will get breast cancer, among other things…”
I can’t make this stuff up.
He goes on to point out that the media — on the left AND the right — won’t ask Bernie to “clarify” what he meant by all this, that they’ll roll their eyes and say that he wrote it a long time ago.
True. But don’t rule out Donald Trump tweeting about Bernie’s old writings. Maybe he’ll even come up with a new nickname for the Vermont socialist, like “Pervy Bernie.” Watch for it.