Idiocracy and Our Sexual Future

July 23, 2015

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Pulling back the modesty curtain covering our national discomfort with sexuality is a service sexual futurists gladly offer the world.  Ignorance, the alternative, doesn't have much to recommend it.  For example, consider Scott Walker, a very popular Republican who holds views typical of his party's positions on human sexuality.  He recently stated he didn't know if being gay was a choice or not. "I don't have an opinion on every single issue out there," Walker told CNN in an interview aboard the Winnebago that is transporting him around Iowa, where he is focusing much of his time and campaign resources. "I mean, to me, that's, I don't know. I don't know the answer to that question." ...Walker has opposed same-sex marriage more forcefully than many of his fellow Republican candidates...   After the Supreme Court's landmark decision to allow gay marriage in all 50 states, he called for a constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban same-sex marriage. Hmmm.  Perhaps Scott Walker anticipated the follow-up question, as posed by the Washington Post, that would horribly expose his irrational thinking: Presuming that Walker is genuinely mystified about how one becomes a homosexual or any other kind of -sexual, it shows an abysmal...

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Sexuality: Kind of a Big Part of Reality

July 22, 2015

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When talking about Republican politics in 2015, terms like "clown car" have become so cliché that they no longer suffice.  Even "reality show," a genre that is about anything but reality, seems inadequate.  What has happened to the Grand Old Party?  Not surprisingly for sexual futurists, the debacle is largely about sexuality.  This sorry pass began in the 1960s with the infamous "Southern strategy."  From Nixon's political strategist Kevin Phillips. "From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that...but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats." So we start with a premeditated, carefully calibrated exploitation of racially based fears, but how is that sexual?  American racism is inseparable from sexuality.  After centuries of kidnapping and rape, white slave-owners projected onto black Americans their own past behaviors and accusations...

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“Biblical Values”–Code for Control of Your Sexuality

July 20, 2015

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"Somebody's values are going to reign supreme," said David Lane, who has organized political training sessions for evangelical pastors. "We want people with our values to be elected to office and to represent our interests there." Jumpin' Jihadis, Batman, the Evangelical tribe is on the warpath.  From NPR's article, "Pastors Eye A Move From God's House To The Statehouse:" "Many ministers do their best to stay away from politics when they preach, but hundreds of conservative pastors around the country are so upset about what they see as a moral crisis in government that they are preparing to run for public office themselves, with the goal of bringing 'biblical values' to the political arena." The idea here is to fire up a portion of the estimated 100,000 conservative pastors who would love to legislate the way Jesus would: save good hetero marriages (like those "third times the charm" darlings Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich) by clearing out the gays from the wedding chapels and the military stymy sluts by restricting the bejesus out of birth control stop teens from even thinking about sex by ensuring effective abstinence-based programs like those used by Bristol Palin Don't you feel better...

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