In the 55 years of my life, I have been given the opportunity to meet people whose lives would probably run counter to what many of you feel would be "acceptable." They run from the mild to the extreme. but in most cases they are not the people you would think to be the outlaws you were thinking.
I have met teachers, technicians, police officers, lawyers, pastors, sports figures, actors and actresses...people from all walks of life who had one thing in common....their sexual lives would probably earn them space time on a burning stake.
So in this rant I just want to run off a few things to you. If you are an "outlaw," you will know what I say when I talk about it. If you feel you are, on the other hand, a "fine, upstanding citizen," just know how close that "outlaw" is to you. Could be your neighbor. Your kid's tutor. Your priest. Your spouse/partner.
It could ever be YOU......though you are in denial.
Among the things that angered me was an article concerning Rose McGowan's appearance on Law And Order:Los Angeles as a woman caught up in the seedy underground world of swinging.
Seedy??? Funny, I have been around swingers for about 20 years. Let me tell you about some of these "seedy" characters. One is a teacher, with tenure. Another cares for a special needs daughter and her ailing parents. Many are parents themselves. There's more seediness in both sides if Congress.
The anti-sex attitude of America is nauseating to me. Many times, I wonder how things would be different if just admit how we REALLY feel about sex to ourselves. That we may be more "depraved" than we admit.
Many of you have no idea what is going on. Yes there is the occasional child sex ring that is broken up, but in many cases those who are caught leave hundreds, maybe thousands who are not....maybe some who are reading this now. What you may not know is that Your Federal Government is using your fear of kiddies doing the horizontal bop to sneak into YOUR computer...
Democrat and Republican lawmakers are busily creating a House bill that
will mandate Internet service providers to keep computer records -- including
identification information -- of users to be used by federal law enforcement
agencies during their child pornography investigations,
According to the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, if the bill is passed in both houses of
Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, it will help FBI agents
investigating child-pornography cases.
While proponents of the bill
claim there is bipartisan support for such a law, opponents say it is an attempt
by big government politicians to "backdoor their way to controlling the Internet
and those who use it," said political strategist Mike Baker.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is expected to introduce a
draft of the bill in April. He stated that his legislation will
require Internet service firms to maintain records of users’ Internet Protocol,
or IP, addresses for a mandatory period of at least 24 months.
Child protection organizations and some law enforcement
executives groups applaud the effort to help identify suspects. However,
civil-rights proponents such as the American Civil Liberties Union claim such a
measure would infringe on citizens' right to privacy and create a cyber Big
Brother culture on the worldwide web.
So much for your privacy.
But the sexual witch hunts do not stop there. Recently there was a study about "underage prostitution" targeting sites like Craigslist and Backpage. As you can see in the story...it was based on junk science. Another witch hunt:
And we stand for this because we are not honest with ourselves when it comes to sex. Or our kids.
And what we find if we are honest is that the things we feared we may not have needed to fear all along.
The words are Genetic Sexual Attraction. Or GSA. Get used to that. You will be hearing that one a lot in the next 10 years. In fact, GSA may very well be the next taboo after homosexuality/bisexuality that gets to be smashed to smithereens.
Case in point:
A 28-YEAR-OLD woman is pregnant with her Irish-born father’s baby.
The Irish Sun splashed this morning with the exclusive story of Garry
Ryan, 46, and his long-lost daughter Penny Lawrence, 28, who met last year when
Lawrence tracked Ryan down. He had been born in Palmerstown in Dublin but moved
with his family to the US when he was two. He made Lawrence’s mother Angela
pregnant when he was 18 but left her before their baby, Penny, was born.
Angela died when Penny was four and her maternal grandparents, who
raised her, died when she was 18. Lawrence said she became “obsessed” with
finding her only remaining close blood relative, her father. Last March she
tracked him down to Houston, Texas and after several daily phonecalls, flew
there from LA to surprise him.
Ryan said that the pair felt an instant
physical attraction when they met, and soon began an incestuous sexual
relationship. Lawrence is now pregnant with his child.
By the way, the ultra scans show no hint of birth defects. And if the the tests are the same in the next 3 months, Garry and Penny will go ahead with the pregnancy.
Then there are the very kiddies we're trying to protect. Sorry, too late. The Durex condom folks did their own study. The found the average age of people losing their virginity was 16. The average.
And I can go on and on and on....but you get the point. How we feel about all this, and what we really are are two different things. And those have to be reconciled.
Thing is that reconciliation maybe be forced upon us. Just as Rock Hudson's battle with AIDS/HIV forced us to confront how we feel about homosexuality, revelations by those such as MacKenzie Phillips may have us starting to think more about GSA. The maturing of the American (and global) teenager may have us thinking second thoughts about the concept of consent.
And in those revelations, the witch hunts will continue. Truth is never something people feel comfortable about, especially sex. Dozens of people disappear from sites such as Yahoo, facebook, and twitter daily because maybe their sexual appetites may offend the average villager.
Yet these things continue to facinate us beyond belief. We said we were revolted by the bizzare accusations leveled at the McMartin Seven. Yet we were glued to the set by every charge...to the point that these seven were responsibile for over 300 separate abusings in a one year period.
Then there's Mary Kay Latourneau, the 34-year-old teacher who had an affair with her then-12-year-young student, Vili Fualaau. Sick! Twisted! She's a monster! And we kept staring at the screen, drinking in every juicy morsel, though two jailings and a couple of kids.
Oh, by the way, those who were hoping she would be on the rocks by now will be dissapointed....Mary Kay and Vili are a happily married couple, hosting "Hot For Teacher" nights at Seattle nightclubs. She's 49, he's almost 30.
And at this point, the less said about JonBenet Ramsey and that set-up, the better.
Oh, there is one more I was hesistant to mention. But I'll put it this way. We who love our animals in a "normal" way would cringe if we knew some people would use them for other purposes. A gentleman named Doug Spink comes to mind. But then there's this particular case of a pitbull named Mel:
(A) black pit bull named Mel was standing quietly by a door.
On this night, like many other nights, Mel was waiting for his owners to take him outside, but he couldn't alert them with a bark. He doesn't bark. He won't bark. The bark has been beaten out of him.
Every time the 4-year-old dog meets a stranger, he goes into convulsions. He staggers back into a wall for protection. He lowers his face and tries to hide. New faces are not new friends, but old terrors.
Strangling. Drowning. Beating. Removing the teeth from female dogs who'd fight back during mating.
What kind of monster would do something like this. This kind....
Yes, he did go to prison. But he has "redeemed" himself.
Lucky he didn't have sex with that pitbull.
We are sicker than we think.