I did not want to write this piece. For my part, I believe it would be better if Hugh Hefner were allowed to fade into the mists of time, history serving to erase both his evil and his name from the surface of the Earth and the memory of the human race. However, there are those who have taken a different tack, and so a rebuttal must be lodged. On the one hand, there are those who praise Mr. Hefner for his ‘advancement’ of the so-called “sexual revolution”; on the other hand, there are those who condemn Mr. Hefner’s actions but stop short of condemning the man. Both camps are mistaken.
Hugh Hefner was an evil man, and his evil, unfortunately, outlives him. Mr. Hefner made a fortune for himself by sexually exploiting women as young as eighteen-years-old. There are no words strong enough to condemn Mr. Hefner’s actions in life, actions in which many were complicit. He was a sexual predator, a lecher, a womanizer, and a degenerate. His actions were little, if any, better than those of a rapist. With each day he continued to draw breath, he made the world a worse place. It is an unmitigated good that he has died. May he rot forever in Hell.
It has been said since ancient times that one should not speak ill of the dead1. Regardless of whether such injunction is due superstition or a general reverence for those no longer amongst the living, it is a senseless position to take. The dead, no more and no less than the living, deserve to be judged on their merits and their demerits, failing to have a pulse is neither.
Every last man involved in the pornography ‘industry’ is a debased, immoral degenerate worthy only of contempt and odium. Men are given, by virtue of birth, a sacred, non-delegable, and non-derogable duty to protect women and children from harm, particularly from sexual harm. Men who exploit their positions of power and relative strength to abuse women and children are the absolute dregs of humanity. In a properly functioning Society, such men would all be executed.
- “De mortuis nihil nisi bonum.” ↩