Friday, December 20, 2013

Political Zombies

That is what it feels like, currently. It feels like I'm dealing with zombies.

I've been online posting my thoughts for a long time in one fashion on another, but I feel differently. I still speak up, but the consequences I fear are too far reaching then just disagreements. There is no 'conversation' anymore, there is no exchange of ideas or finding common ground. It is a seek-and-destroy mission, blindly going after anyone who questions authority.

Conversation on Facebook...

Me:
"Wonders if DaVinci's "The Copulation" would be too hetero normative since it depicts penal/vagina intercourse in all of its mystery at the time. Or how research actually do MRIs of male/female in the act to study the evolutionary design of the penis which in our species very unique. I don't believe in criminalizing anal sex, but the act defies basic function of the human organ(both digestive and reproductive) I've been told in health education that anal sex is normal, that was over 20 years ago. I reject that premise. It isn't normal. It goes against the design and function on the body and health-wise creates an easy transmission for viruses."
The Other Person:
"If you want to live in an anal-sex free wonderland where everyone conforms to stereotype and asshats like Alan are given over to demonstrably idiotic ravings, well, welcome to Rob's GOP!" "Oh, very grateful that you aren't interested in criminalizing what two consenting adults do with thier bodies. Very libertarian of you.Seriously, though, it's much better than Rob's unmarried friends who devote their lives to telling us married folks what marriage is all about and need THEIR ideas of what's normal to be state policy.As for what a duck hunter finds "sinful," could anything be less relevant?"
The other person is a Christian, on his Town's Democratic Commitee, and a student in law school. This is how he engaged with me in a conversation. God, help us.
Me:
Consider Sen. Barack Obama's proposed bill on Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood back in 07. Or Professor Elizabeth Warren's 'Two Income Trap' in 2004, a whole book in regards to women balancing the economics of career and children. Or PBS Frontline episode in 2002 about the decline of marriage and the devastating effects on children. Or in Howard Law School's Journal back in 2006,
Me:
I cited liberal support for opposite sex marriage, I do not know what has happened to the Democrats in the past 5 years. All you have done was rant like an absolute lunatic using profanities. The Democrat Party is nothing but fascism now, they have control over their members with strings like marionettes. I know what the REAL Barack Obama once believed and I know what the REAL Elizabeth Warren once believed as well. These people are just zombies of their former selves.

11 comments:

  1. I keep wondering if Mr Robertson would have been condemned for his "adultry is sin" comment, assuming he hadn't put same-sex sex out front. Is sin gone?

    Hang in there. Camille Paglia is on your side.

    Regards  —  Cliff

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    1. Adultery is something people still despise. The Boston Globe just had a write this weekend on it.

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  2. Maybe it's not about protecting "two consenting adults" from your benighted, superstitious morality, but protecting"my particular sin." That is, I don't really care about the gays, I just want all morality washed away so I can watch my porn in peace. If that were the the real, underlying motivation, it would explain why the reactions are so personal and nasty.

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    1. How do we parse ethics and morality?

      Regards  —  Cliff

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    2. I'm a little slow this morning. I'm not sure what you mean.

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    3. Sorry. Some distinguish between "ethics" and "morality" and I was wondering if you made such a distinction (you mentioned morality above).

      Regards  —  Cliff

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    4. People, in general, don't believe in any concept of sin.

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    1. I remember Camden in the 1950s, when it had its own airport and Sun Shipbuilding was going strong. A couple of my parents neighbors made money in Camden due to the Shipyard. One as a naval architect and one selling pretzels outside the gate. Losing jobs is a bad thing.

      The flip side is that when the lawlessness gets too bad, it is possible for the People to self-organize and turn on the criminals and the government. See The Washington Post re Tepalcatepec, Mexico.

      Harder when it is illegal for law abiding citizens to own guns than it is for the criminal elements.

      Regards  —  Cliff

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    2. Jobs and industries come and go. You don't have to become self-gratifying slaves to your vices when the downturn comes. In fact, that's when stricter moral codes pay off the most. Since we've been subsidizing these folks up to now, there's been no need to reexamine their life styles. That day is coming.

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    3. The amount of money invested we should be creating rocket scientists, but we are lucky if get a GED.

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