Is the Sexual Commercialization of Women and Children a Spiritual Issue?
“This happens because we look the other way.” ~Jaco Booyens
Some call it the ‘pornification of America‘ because the commercialization of sex and the over-sexualization of women and children in America is worse than any other country in the world. It’s such a disturbing topic that almost no one talks about. The mainstream media can run stories about how pervasive sex-trafficking is at the Super Bowl and other major events, and the next day no one seems to care.
“If this is a topic that makes you uncomfortable, then be very uncomfortable… It’s not discussed in church. It’s not discussed in schools.” ~Jaco Booyens
In recent years, pornography has exploded online and three of the top ten most viewed websites in the world are porn sites. Addiction to porn is the fastest growing addiction in America today, and from a very early age boys are learning that the value of a women is in her body and her willingness to ‘perform.’ Add to all of this the objectification of women by Hollywood, the music industry, the advertising industry, and mainstream media’s promotion of sex robots and other fetish behaviors as normal, and you can certainly expect an epidemic of sexual exploitation.
This is more than just a social issue, however, it is a spiritual issue according to Jaco Booyens, producer and director of the film 8 Days, about the rampant kidnapping and forced prostitution of girls in even the most unexpected of places in America.
Booyens travels internationally speaking about this issue to anyone who will listen, and his message is critically important. He frames this as being mostly about men and what it means to be a strong man and to stand up for women. “This is an epidemic because good men do nothing,” says Booyens, and he refers to this as ‘the ulitmate bi-partisan issue.’
In a recent TEDx talk, he goes into why he thinks pornography and the commercialization of women’s sexuality are the reasons why sex-trafficking is out of control. Essentially, he says that these industries capitalize on the one thing that people innately desire more than anything else, sex, and that once a man gets into porn, the addiction will grow until it destroys their life.
“The entry drug into child sex-trafficking is porn. Period. End of story. The average age of porn introduction to young men today is age 8 in our country. In that moment, that young man, that young boy decides what the value of a woman is. But we want to justify porn. We want to justify sin in this country. We want to look the other way and not have the tough conversation.” ~Jaco Booyens
Speaking about how pervasive this issue in all corners of society, he reminds us that it’s something that can be found everywhere, with anyone being sucked into the dark addiction and ultimately into exploitation.
“This is not a talking point for Jefferey Epstein. This is not a 1%, the billionaire that has the money. No. All the following job titles we have arrested: the janitor, the school principal, the fire chief and the police chief, the U.S. State Senator, the Congressman, the guy next door, the fortune 500 CEO. Why? Because its sex. Because every single one of you in this room and those watching online have sexual needs, sexual desire. And if you give darkness energy, it will consume you. And evil is real. you better believe it. And it is roaring like a lion. And it comes to consume. And there’s only one way you break a nation. You steal its future. And the way you do that is you take its youth.
It’s in our communities. It’s in every single zip code in the United States. It is my and your responsibility to hyper-vocalize this issue, and start tackling it at the school level, and start putting pressure on the principal and saying’ are you protecting the children by informing them that there’s a wolf out there that’s coming prowling to devour them. Because if you’re not doing it then you’re not a watchman, and that blood is going to be on your hands.” ~Jaco Booyens
This issue is so massive, yet it’s so personal. The crimes go on behind closed doors and in secret. So how on earth do we change this? According to Booyens, the only way to really address this issue is for all of us to take personal responsibility for our lives, acknowledging when we’ve gone down this rabbit hole, and then choosing a spiritual path and deciding to speak up about this.
“It’s time for us as men to start being self-accountable. It’s time for us as men to look into our past and say, yeah, I’ve struggled with porn. Yeah, I struggled with addiction. Yeah, I’ve got a tendency to be unfaithful to my wife. Yeah, I have, yeah, I have. And start tackling those issues one by one, and go assassinate. Go kill the things that haunt you. Go kill the things that you conceal and that you hide in your chest, because I’m telling you if you do not bring them out in to the light and you don’t fight them, they will devour you. You will become the person that today we are literally hunting… the pedophile. The abuser. The one that walks over people to go ahead. That cannot be you. So men, we need to start building women. We need to start investing in women. Because a guy that’s confident enough to build a strong woman is a strong guy.” ~Jaco Booyens
He also makes a short comment about the emasculation of men, which is becoming evermore prevalent in today’s society thanks to the social engineering agendas of mainstream media and the left.
“When you make that guy weak, and you emasculate him, and you tell him he’s nothing, he starts hitting women, because he’s gonna hit something. Be okay with strong men. Be okay with strong women.”
In summary, this issue needs more coverage and more people need to speak up about it. Pornography, pedophilia and the commercialization of women are cancers to society. Watch Booyens impassioned talk here:
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Vic Bishop is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. He is an observer of people, animals, nature, and he loves to ponder the connection and relationship between them all. A believer in always striving to becoming self-sufficient and free from the matrix, please track him down on Facebook.
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