years ago I asked John Lee whyinthehell a major industry would want to
set up a huge business less than 1,000 yards from the Gulf of Mexico.
This was during the March No Name Storm that was a hurricane, except it
was not in hurricane season and the Gulf Coast was being pounded.
"Ya pays ya money, ya takes ya chances," he said. "That's what insurance is for."
Can't argue with that. He's right.
brings me to my point today. If you are an adult an you engage in risky
behavior, do not complain when things go apefeces. I point you to the
adult entertainment industry, AKA porn. Several "actors" have recently
been diagnosed with HIV.
One of them, a woman, got rather emotional in an interview.
no point in the interview did the woman say she was physically forced
to engage in sex in front of cameras. At no point did she say she could
not walk away. She did, in fact, say if the "actors" requested condoms,
they'd be quickly replaced.
Lemme say here I am not
judging the porn industry, provided no one is
forced to participate. What adults do to and with each other by consent
is none of my business. Whether I like it or not is irrelevant. I have
NO right to impose my morals standards on anyone, cept m'self, and no
one has the right to impose their moral code on me. Even my hero Jesus
said "if they will not accept your blessings, shake the dust from your
feet." Don't judge.
at various points during the interview, I wanted to reach through the
screen and slap her. Still will if I can get close enough. Then, of
course, I will hug her. I'm pentecostal; I'll hug anything I can catch
and if I can't catch it, I'll get someone to chase it down and we'll
both hug it.
But really. She got HIV in an industry
where unprotected sex between complete strangers and people who've had
sex with hundreds of other people is, well, pretty much a requirement. And
she is surprised, and quite upset judging from the video interview.
Here's a partial and incomplete list of adult entertainment industry "actors"
who've developed AIDS and subsequently expired. Considering the sheer
number of people involved in this industry and the short career life of
many of them, this is is going to be incomplete. I'll betcha the whole
list is into the thousands.
Regardless, the fact
remains - what they do is dangerous. Riding a mountain bike down the
side of a mountain is dangerous. Running the Bulls in Pamploma is
dangerous. Catching snow crab is listed as the world's most dangerous
occupation. Smoking is dangerous. Being fat is dangerous.
that matter, simply living is dangerous. Eventually something does us
all in. 'Cept for Doc who plans to live forever and so far so good.
brother, Shag, and I have structured our wills so that if we go out at
the same time, things are covered. When you look at the activities we
engage in together, there is a definite chance that the same thing will
get us both at the same time, be that a gator, shark, wild hog, mountain
side or whatever. We have accepted, and planned for, such risks.
this gal with HIV, yes I wish she did not have it. But she paid her
money and took her chances and the dice rolled the way it rolled.
you plan to live as an adult and participate in adult activities, the
continue to act like an adult when the odds catch up to you.