A Buck Today At Your Expense Tomorrow
There is quite a triumvirate out there now between Paris Hilton, Britney Spears-Lindsey Lohan-Madonna-etc. and the gratuitous adult content of commercials - perfectly exemplified by the "hot teacher" Hardee's ad.
In the ancient world, super-debauchery ran amok just as badly as it did today - but at any type of distance, even just a few miles, it became nearly impossible to find out about it much less have it broadcasted into your house, pc, mac, ipod, cell phone, or even newspaper. Therefore, the ability of the debauchery of the ancient world to influence behavior was confined only to those who could afford it, meaning the wealthy were the first and by in large the only ones to fall down this drain; in today's world, we are all immersed in this stuff, adults and kids alike, and for the very deliberate motive of just making a quick dollar at the expense of the rest of society.
The Roman Empire amalgamated Northern European, Middle Eastern, Black and Mediterranean peoples and cultures into one giant entity that achieved a standard of living for all members of the society, including the slaves (which were of all races as well), that was not equaled after it fell until the 19th century - think about that! The very thing that destroyed this Empire that faced challenges to it's very survival and socio-economic issues as big or bigger than anything in the world today was the insidious, addiction-level debauchery that ate away at the wealthy and especially the ruling class levels of that society. This compromised the command and control ability of the Empire making it comparatively easy pickings for other more cohesive groups to overwhelm.
We need to truly stop and ask ourselves: with nuclear weapons, enormous economic and technological operations and hundreds of millions of people now in the mix, is it in our best interests to allow this kind of brain-rotting debauchery to run free in our media broadcasts - even worse, to claim this to be somehow a part of freedom of speech or "art" when it is patently obvious people behind the scenes are deliberately doing it just to make a few bucks? Somehow, we doubt this is anything to do with speech or art expression - all this over-sexed sleazy imagery is just pure greed for your money at your expense.
Had Rome not fallen due to debauchery-rot, we would have been starting to fly and driving something like cars by sometime around 1000 AD more likely than not. Imagine where we'd be today - then ask yourself, how much in future prosperity is all this trashy, brain-dead "sexovision" media going to cost all of us?