My parents advised me of something I have heard elsewhere: in polite conversation never mention sex, politics, or religion. Well, this blog is all about sex, politics and religion. By sex I do not mean simply the various forms of sexual activity, but sexual relationships including marriage. Thus said, I will just briefly mention that sex, politics and religion are all what I call Social Technology, a term I used on the Internet before anyone else did. But never mind that for now. Fundamentally I am in favour of sex and opposed to politics and religion. But that is a bit naive. Politics exists, and attempts to do away with it are themselves political. Religion exists and attempts to do away with it are themselves religious.
Sex exists too, but seems easier to get rid of, at least in the media. In the 1950s sex was just never mentioned or shown in any way on network television. Popular literature was almost as repressed.
When it comes to sex I often focus on the word “penetration”. On network TV today we see bullets penetrating people, something profoundly unnatural and quite shocking, but when do we ever see the most natural and essential act of all, the penetration of a penis into a vagina. Never. Not on network TV, hardly ever on cable channels even porn channels.
Penetration, penile peneteration. I am not saying it should be shown, though why not? I just want to know about the double standard. Why do we get to see bullets entering people, deadly penetration, on most channels a vast amount of the time.
Politics. Well, Kropotkin, for me, but he was naive about mutual aid. For people to work together they should be compatible, something not to be taken for granted. See my FindCompatibles blog on this site.
Religion. Well, in the Christian churches the words of St. Paul are accepted, and he emphasized the importance of not splitting the church into sects. I therefore insist that the church has not divided itself into sects, and all apparent divisions are fictions or political creations, having nothing to do with Christianity. This is not to advocate the church of Rome, of course. Other religions? I take the same view of them.