Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment.
When I was a boy of fourteen my father was so ignorant I could barely stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one I was astonished by how much he learned in seven years.
You might remember the Duke University Porn Star Miriam Weeks aka Belle Knox from my posts from a few years ago and Stacy McCain’s site and particularly this final post where she found herself objecting to the high tax rates she was paying on her hard earned income.
Ms Weeks is getting a perspective that those young Obama voters still in college will only get if they somehow find well paying jobs in the president’s economy post graduation. When you are a person making a good paycheck, local state and federal government taxman comes for their share.
One might question just how thrilled Ms Knox is with her profession but I suspect nobody questions her desire to keep the lions share of what she’s paid for it.
At the time I when it was noted Ms. Weeks had learned this important lesson I speculated as follows:
Consider we have a teen here who is able to resist and / or abandon liberal economic theory in a liberal environment where such ideas are pushed.
Might not such a person capable of learning from experience one side of the conservative coin be able to figure out the other?
She might be rebelling against the church at the moment but the combination of age producing an inevitable declining in her appeal as a barely legal sex object and the almost certain prayers of devout and faithful parents produce epiphany in what she thinks?
That “appeal” is something Stacy McCain directly addressed two years ago when a reader finding Ms. Weeks/Knox a rather plain girl question said appeal:
The thing is, she’s EIGHTEEN — no tattoos, “innocent” looking.
Finding jaded tattoo-covered whores with silicon-implant breasts is not difficult. But the supply of “innocent” looking 18-year-olds willing to do three-ways, etc.? Yeah, that’s the premium product, and the demand is high.
Basically, it’s the closest thing to kiddie porn that the market can supply legally, which is why I’m creeped out by this feminist talk about how “empowering” it is.
At 5-foot-4 and 94 pounds, according to her profile at an “adult modeling” agency, 18-year-old Miriam Weeks looks younger than her age, so underdeveloped she might be mistaken for an eighth-grader, and this is precisely her value in the “teen porn” trade. She’s not one of those brazen fake-boob strumpets; she’s the small-chested barely-legal girl whose appeal is her ability to represent a pervert’s fantasy of sexually insatiable “consenting” youth.
That feminists called it empowering was addressed by Stacy McCain in another post:
Well it’s two years later and Belle Knox is no longer a teen, and do you know what else? She’s apparently no longer doing porn. All but one of those NSFW links are no longer live & the one that is shows her twitter account taken over by someone else. Furthermore if you search online you will that any releases including Ms. Knox contain only recycled scenes.
Wikipedia also implies that she is no longer at Duke University.
Now the end of her porn career, if it has indeed ended, could be due to several things:
Since she claimed that her only reason for doing porn was to pay for tuition at Duke if the Wikipedia implication is correct then as she is no longer has an incentive to perform in porn and has thus left the field. Thus the Cause of no longer needing to pay for Duke has the effect of her dropping porn despite how “empowering” it was.
As Robert Stacy McCain pointed out her premium value as a porn star was based on being an 18 year old who looked younger than her age. Now that she is in her 20’s and is no longer a “fresh face” she a no longer has the value nor can command the premium wage she once did this cause having the effect of her no longer being marketable at the price she wishes to receive.
Or it’s always possible that being two years older and wiser and given her family background decided to take Pope Francis’ statement to heart
Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 2, 2013
and leave the porn world behind.
We don’t actually know which is true or if there is some other reason for her departure but regardless of which it is there is one thing that is true and should be considered by any young lady tempted to go this route in the future.
Five ten and twenty years from now, the films she made and the scenes she shot will still be out there on whatever passes or the internet, in virtual reality, perhaps even converted to 3 dimensional holograms and more. And unfortunately Ms. Weeks will discover fairly or unfairly that in terms of people’s’ perception of her as a person the full price of her previous “empowerment” has yet to be paid.
This is a lesson worth learning.