Date: July 08, 2014
“And this is a source of moral ambivalence and cognitive dissonance for me. I WANT to join the fight, but it is hard as long as the only way to successfully do so is to subscribe to a type of moral absolutism that I can’t personally bring myself to promote. I just can’t lie and say that I think sex with minors is morally wrong when truth is I think that it should not be banned as long as it is consensual and not harmful.”
When I eventually roll out my updated links pages, it might be controversial that I already have in place links for Dr. James Cantor and VP…among other decidedly “non-contact” resources.
I decided that I wanted a broader perspective represented, for a number of reasons. Among them, I don’t want it to be said that I only promote or acknowledge my own viewpoints.
In addition, if it helps to counterbalance an image of being “all about sex”, then I welcome it.
I’ve largely evolved into a protagonist for the promotion of discussing our issues, anyway…as opposed to someone pushing ideas…And we cant really discuss our issues, without including what everyone else is saying/thinking…because those reactions are at the root of what is affecting us.
I welcome broader ranges of viewpoint, because it is good for the stability of the various discussions…if that makes sense. Better to import the viewpoints of others, and seed your own views into the mix…than to be ramming your own, singular views down other people’s throats.
As a personal principle…I cannot embrace some of the VP platform, because I cannot reject or malign this type of human sexuality…and I think there is something immoral, about socially rejecting and/or maligning this type of human sexuality.
I support VP’s existence…I think it is a tragedy, that they believe they must fight out of that corner…I think their path has very limited horizons…I don’t doubt that by catering to mainstream viewpoints, they will gain a few steps. I don’t believe they will go far, in any direction we need them to go in.
As things stand…none of us knows what is going to make that first crack in the wall…which allows us to tare it down. At this point, I think multi-pronged approaches are a good thing.
Despite that we may be in the right, we may fall by the wayside…Being in the right is not always what makes you the winner. Sometimes, being in the right is why people sabotage you…So, let some people who we believe are at least partially wrong through the door…Let that monkey wrench clang about in the machine. Let VP perplex and stump the fundamentalists for a while. They might forge some useful footholds