Saturday, February 12, 2005

This is a very thought provoking piece at the Caelum et Terra Blog. An excerpt:

"The news story last week, with its tale of sexual and religious abuse of Muslim prisoners at Guantanomo, was reminiscent of earlier reports of abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. In both cases women participated in subjecting Islamic men to pornographic degradation and religious humiliation. ....

"Does anyone for a moment think that women of my mother's generation, which came of age in the 1940s, would have behaved like this? Is not such behavior the result of exposure to pornography? What sort of culture accepts that its young women would possess such easy familiarity with such things? ....

"Al Qaeda is rightly and roundly condemned for its attacks on innocent civilians. Yet how many Americans will fail to defend our country's use of nuclear weapons against Japan at the end of the second World War? This is not lost on Osama bin Laden, who in his writings has invoked the moral logic of Hiroshima to justify his attack on the World Trade Center. Indeed, if Hiroshima can be justified the only argument is whether circumstances justified 9/11, not the inherent immorality of the act."

We know that when men are exposed to pornography women suffer degradation. What does happen when women themselves are routinely exposed to pornography, as they are in this society. Does it make them hate being women?

It seems that the feminist movement has through 'sexual liberation' destroyed women in the eyes of men; destroyed families by leaving children alone; and destroyed women in the eyes of women themselves. Thus they try to become men.

Remember that awful book many of us had to read in high school, "The Lord of the Flies" - it tells a story of a group of boys being left alone on an island with no adult supervision. At first they form a government and organize, but it quickly degrades into an uncivilized barbaric existence.

Isn't this what is happening when we displace the natures of man and woman? In many senses women and children are what keep men from being barbarians. If we make women the same as men - both become barbarians.

On the last point, quoted above, just look at GW Bush's inaugural speech and the general Protestantism of America which truly believes that 'God is an American, - thus for America, the ends always justify the means.'

From the small holding in Bethune...

Oremus pro invicem!

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