This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.
In the event there is any doubt as to where I stand, regarding social sexual politics [including those concerning intergenerational sex]…I am a moderate pragmatist.
I condemn forced sex…
I condemn forced celibacy.
I condemn forced sexual ignorance, through withholding of information.
I condemn attempting to sever any individual, from their own sexual nature.
What most western countries do today, is an extremist position and practice…in that it forces celibacy on a vast range of the population, and punishes naturally sexual human beings for being sexual.
The polar opposite extreme position and practice…is one which can be seen in some cults and religions…as well as certain cultures, where individuals lose their sexual autonomy, by being forcefully corralled into sexual relationships they would not choose for themselves…This can happen in child marriages, for example.
There is also the occasional individual [IE: there is a published BoyLover, who’s name I cannot remember], who believes that children must be forced into sexual relations at an early age.
I strongly disagree with both of these extremes.
I am a pragmatist, who understands we are not getting rid of the sex drive in the human being…I accept that management of human sexuality is a balance and a dance, of different people with different needs and tolerance…I accept that rigid, cookie cutter “resolutions” will never adequately resolve social sexual issues…In fact, they are the worst approach available…Extreme reactions are never the answer, which solves issues for all…or at least the vast majority.
I ask pragmatic questions like…
…What’s so bad about at least considering what our alternatives are?…
…What’s so bad about listening to each other, respectfully?…and trying to understand each other?…[…and when I say this, I mean everyone…including children who’ve willfully been sexually active in some capacity…]
…What’s so bad about allowing our children to see sex, and learn the facts about it?….
…What’s so bad about accepting that many humans have had wonderful sexual experiences, even during their childhood?…
…What’s so bad about having an open mind, and imagining that maybe, just maybe…people with a high sexual interest, who share a magnetism with each other, should legally be allowed to associate with each other, for and by their own choosing?
I am a pragmatist…because the extremist positions are so insanely messed up…and they’ve driven us into the ground, as a culture…and, frankly…as a species…They have caused so much needless suffering and waste…so much anger, distrust and ill will…
I am a pragmatic moderate…because the extremes plainly do not work…and they have a history exhibiting, that they are an abysmal failure.
The future…if we even care to have a decent future at all…will be built upon solid education…freely open…with strong social support…and an open “legal space”, for those who need freedoms, which maybe the majority choose not to partake in…It will value and respect differences in human beings, and in what gives meaning to any individuals life.
01) Percy Foundation Survey Report on Imprisoned and Committed Sex Offenders
“Note from JustFuture: The original title of the paper was “The psycho/social/spiritual impact of being held in a ‘treatment center’ for sex offenders: reflections on the outcome of a brief questionnaire administered to a group of civilly committed men.” We would love to receive a full copy of the essay. Please contact us if you know how to find it.
The below quote came from “The Legal Pad” Volume 2, Issue 11, (November 15, 2018) published by Cyrus P. Gladden, II from the gulag in Mooselake, Minnesota. Gladden used the above title to describe the paper and attributed the paper to James Hunter in 2018. However, no formal situation was provided, nor was there a url for the source online. Thus far we have been unsuccessful at tracking down the original source or author. Nothing seems to appear on the percy foundation website. According to clues in the text of the paper, it would appear that the individual is a published author because a prisoner owns his books.”
01) ‘BioSolar Leaves’ are better at cleaning the air than trees, say the technology’s developers
Thanks to Pete!
“At first glance they might look like bright green solar panels. But instead of generating electricity, these structures are teeming with microscopic plant life that can purify the surrounding air and produce nutritious ingredients for food.
Scientists are cultivating the bio-organisms on a panelling system that can be installed on buildings or land, much like solar panels.”
“Every child is given at birth the capacity to enjoy his body. Sexuality is something granted to everyone, and to teach a child to abstain from this evident intimacy is perhaps the first form of sexual violence to which it is subjected”. – Van Dijk