I remember those inquisitive days, as kids we use to sneak up during bedtime to watch TV ….note: not just normal TV. We had this antenna that was prostituting…..i beg ur pardon, not in the literal sense but then having this antenna we were able to get delocalized channels from our neighbors TV. It happened that even when they inserted a DVD plate we could view it from the comfort of our family’s sitting room. On this special day, I recalled, we were nolonger watching the normal home video we were used to. It was a pornographic video tape but we did not stop viewing despite the shock and irritation felt and it happened that my mum caught up with us because of the noise coming from the sitting room. I can still feel the pain from the whip amidst explanations on how bad what we viewed was.
However, Kids of this generation need not sneak up at night to view outrageous movies neither do parents need to worry about what they view. Take for instance , a Dad getting his 5year old an ipad and expect to monitor how he uses it. My little nephew of 10years while using his ipad on the internet stumbled into a pornographic site and when I hinted the mum she was like:’’ oh my GOD! Hope it has nothing to do with gay’’ implying she had little or no fear if it was a random pornographic site but her major concern was he, viewing a gay pornographic site.
Over the last decade and half, digital advancement has made everything easier. One could see the world and read it like a pamphlet. We could share information so easily, and get to know what’s’ happening in other part of the world we could even share in other people’s lives, reach out to them and help. A huge success story and simultaneously a curse. Right now, everything is seen as normal. One could wake up anytime, go on the internet and upload obscene videos and picture and could start a serious move for something very deterogatory. For instance, dressing; I also remember those days when just putting on trousers as a lady, one was seen as a harlot, but today? trousers is far more decent now. A time would come whereby going on a few drapes of clothing would equally become decent as it seems. Or the big issue, Sexual behaviour; a time would come when we will be so reduced as humans as not only to accept gay marriage in various churches but also marriages between humans and animals. Yes ! people would say its cool! If it makes you happy why not? Right now there is nothing as good or bad. Its either cool or not cool. That way people of our generation speak without sounding so sentimental. Don’t know what you think but I think the world is going crazy!s
Written by : Perpetua IBEZIM