Saturday, October 27, 2007

THE LAST GREAT TABOO



In the New Scientist, 27 October 2007 (Population is the key), Andrew Ferguson pointed out that:

1. World population is likely to be 10 billion by 2070.

2. Even if we adopt a simpler lifesyle, as for example in Cuba, the planet will not be able to cope.

3. For everyone to enjoy western European lifestyles, the world population needs to be about 2 billion.

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To help save the planet, we need to demolish the last great taboo.

We need to stop forcing people to go in for heterosexual relationships and the production of babies. We need to allow people to be themselves.

We need to accept that a majority of people, whether male or female or black or white, find boys more attractive than girls.

Research by the advertising agencies has found that images of boys have a far wider appeal, for both men and women, than images of girls or women or men.

Professor Germaine Greer, formerly Professor of English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick, claims that saying boys are beautiful amounts to 'demolishing one of the last great western taboos.'

Peter Conrad reviewed Greer's book on The Boy in the Observer, 26 October 2003. - http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/politicsphilosophyandsociety/0,6121,1071096,00.html

According to Conrad, Germaine Greer warns women that "they are ill-equipped to act as 'sex objects' and are 'programmed for failure in their duty of attraction'."

According to Conrad, 'Greer believes that the job of arousing desire is done better, and with an ecumenical appeal to both men and women, by the boys who teasingly lounge and cockily strut through the pages of her book.'

Conrad tells us of Greer's belief that 'If nature didn't intend boys to be seduced by older men and women, why did it make them so damnably fetching, so downy-cheeked, rangy-limbed and pert-buttocked?'

In the 15th century, the wealthier women of Cairo were so concerned by the fashion among their husbands for youths and young men, that they took to dressing up in men's attire.

Homosexuality used to be common throughout the Moslem world. During the early years of Islam, homosexuality was seemingly not regarded as a crime.

In Africa and Asia and Europe, before the missionaries arrived, homosexuality was widespread. (Bisexual Africa / Bisexual animals? Bisexual Moslems? Sex with boys? / Mediterranean customs?)

Among the Fon, the predominant people in Dahomey (now Benin), Melville Herskovits in the 1930s reported that, after the age at which boys and girls may play together, "the sex drive finds satisfaction in close friendship between boys in the same group . . . . A boy may take the other 'as a woman,' this being called gaglgo, homosexuality. Sometimes an affair of this sort persists during the entire life of the pair".

Miranda Kennedy, in The Boston Globe, 11 July 2004, wrote that, traditionally, men in Pakistan have sex with boys.

When the Spanish Conquistadors conquered Central America and the Yucatan in Mexico, they found that most native Indian priests were homosexual. In their temples were sacred statues depicting gay sex acts.

The Romans were pretty gay. Cato the Censor complained about 200 B.C.E. that a handsome slave boy cost as much as a farm.

So, who is it that is encouraging us all to form purely heterosexual relationships and have babies? Who is it that is homophobic?

1. It is the fundamentalists and conservatives - whether Christian or Moslem or Hindu or Marxist - who have nisunderstood the wishes of God.
2. It is the big corporations - who want lots of workers and consumers.
3. It is the militarists - who want their nations to have strong armies.
4. It is the brainwashed masses who know little of the animal kingdom.

According to an article entitled: Bigots are buggers :

"Research by US psychologists suggests that 80% of men who are homophobic have secret homosexual feelings.

"The research results were published in the prestigious Journal of Abnormal Psychology, with the backing of the American Psychological Association.

"In tests conducted by Prof. Henry E Adams of the University of Georgia, homophobic men who said they were exclusively heterosexual were shown gay sex videos. Four out of five became sexually aroused by the homoerotic imagery, as recorded by a penile circumference measuring device - a plethysmograph.

Joan Roughgarden is a professor of biology at Stanford University.

According to Roughgarden, gayness is something you necessarily find in advanced societies.

Jonah Lehrer writing at Seed: The Gay Animal Kingdom:

Roughgarden argues that homosexuality is a defining feature of advanced animal communities, which require communal bonds in order to function.

"The more complex and sophisticated a social system is," she writes, "the more likely it is to have homosexuality intermixed with heterosexuality."


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