Tuesday, April 29, 2008

America's Self Portrait

Any swimsuit shows more than Annie Liebovitz's photograph of Miley Cyrus shows, so it's not about skin. Nor is the pose sexual in any way, except perhaps to the perverts who are calling it dirty. It is a classical pose, and lovely in composition, execution, and subject.

Controlling Miley's billion-dollar potential, and hijacking the power of her celebrity and publicity, drives the fake uproar, and so far not one sane analysis has appeared in the media. Charges of pedophilia and worse are thrown with cynical glee by sick, twisted bottom feeders intent on keeping America's panic about sex and women's sexuality at fever pitch.

Take a breath, people. Miley Cyrus is the latest in a long line of young women being exploited by show business. She is a 15 year old girl at the core of all that, and the picture is no big deal.

None of this is, except to the exploiters.

Are you one of them?

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