(Sorry for invoking the specter of Austin Powers with that title.)
I almost never discuss sex and gender issues on my blog. I think I have only twice in the five years I’ve been blogging:
♦ The free market corrects (for errors in being trusting).
♦ For the Bible tells me so.
♦ Time for secret gay sex for straight men fading away.
♦ Right to privacyâ€¦with your vibrator.
♦ Contraception, abortion foe to head family-planning office – CNN.com
♦ Why Gay Marriage is Wrong, Redux
Hmm, guess I’ve blogged more on the subject than I thought. But usually, based on a search of my blog, I mention in conjunction with Judeo-Christian (and Islamic) hatred of sex. Seems most every other non-Abrahamic religion in the world has a significantly more open and healthy attitude regarding human sexuality. The Abrahamic religions are nearly pathological when it comes treating human sexuality as wrong, dirty, evil, sinful, shameful, etc. ad nauseum. And since our western culture has been greatly influenced by and
infected affected by the Abrahamic religions, our patriarchal society has taken on many of the same neurotic issues with sexuality. And even more so in the United States, which is the most Christian of all “civilized” western nations.
At risk of confusing causation with correlation, Continue reading On sexuality, feminism, and being a man, baby.
Hopefully the end of Bush, not the end of “free” America (or what’s left of a free America).
BoingBoing recently posted on an announced plan from the Bush administration which strives to acrue as much personal information (including family information) as possible on visitors to the U.S., discourage travel to the U.S., and basically make the U.S. as big of a fascist state as possible:
♦ Bush administration wants Europeans’ family details, the right to put armed officials on European planes, and a pre-approval for European visitors
One commenter on the site had this to say:
When i was a young boy from germany, we had this picture in our minds about the US being a free country, a wide and open country, where you could go to lead your life like you want it to.
Whenever someone would have asked that young boy what came into his mind when he thinks of the US, the answer would have been:
freedom, adventure, endless possibilities.
Today this has changed to:
war, surveillance, christian fundamentalism.
Dabya really did his best in flushing your reputation down the drain.
Naomi Wolf, author of the book and article “Fascist America in 10 easy Steps“, who has researched the steps all fascist states take to their all-controlling dictatorships and has exposed the Bush administration’s efforts at each step, stated a few months ago that if the administration enacts this kind of step, followed by a national ID that would be required for all U.S. citizens to be able to travel from state to state, we’ve entered the last stage of fascism.
We’re almost there.