The Sex Police, Part One of Two
by Saab Lofton
"In terms of socialism ... countries like Finland, Norway, Denmark, poverty has almost been eliminated. All people have healthcare as a right of citizenship. College education is available to all people, regardless of income, virtually free ... They have a lot of political participation, high voter turnouts [WHICH MEANS NO PURGES OR GULAGS] ... There is a lot to be learned from countries that have created more egalitarian societies than has the United States of America."
--U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Democracy Now, November 8th, 2006
... and ain't shit changed in the past six years ...
"Sweden, which still has a very generous welfare state, is currently a star performer, with economic growth faster than that of any other wealthy nation ... Do the troubled nations (Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy) stand out for having large welfare states? NO, they doN'T; only Italy was in the top five, and even so, its welfare state was smaller than Germany's. So large welfare states didN'T cause the troubles ... Getting Europe right makes a huge difference, because false stories about Europe are being used to push policies that would be cruel, destructive or both. The next time you hear people invoking the European example to demand that we destroy our social safety net or slash spending in the face of a deeply depressed economy, here’s what you need to know: They have NO idea what they’re talking about."
--Paul Krugman, The New York Times, February 26th, 2012
... well, there you have it: The New York Times itself just said fiscal libertarians don't know what the fuck they're talking about -- and notice how I said FISCAL libertarians ...
"All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper."
--from the Libertarian Party's 2010 platform
... because SOCIAL libertarians are cool ...
"We support full freedom of expression ... We favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities ... We favor the repeal of all laws creating 'crimes' without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes ... Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices."
--again, from the Libertarian Party's 2010 platform
... solipsistic philosophers disgust me with their moral relativism (I despise New Age hippiebabble) -- once you understand that politics is either about FISCAL or SOCIAL issues, what's best for the Human race becomes crystal clear ...
"Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It is found in a higher synthesis that combines the truths of both."
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)
"I don't mean the 'socialism' of Soviet Russia or any other oppressive regime claiming to be socialist. Rather, a genuine socialism which not only distributes the wealth but maintains liberty."
--Professor Howard Zinn (1922 - 2010)
... sadly, despite the obvious success of Scandinavia insofar as balancing social freedom with fiscal security, the number one reason why communism has yet to take hold in America is the fear that commies will censor, torture or murder their enemies. To further assuage that irrational neurosis, I've recently taken stances which are extremely unpopular with the ladies -- at great risk to my already-beleaguered reputation: First, I defended hard core porn's right to exist from some Stalinistic women who're the spiritual daughters of Andrea Dworkin (1946 - 2005) during a debate in Seattle's Pioneer Square, and while online, I defended the free speech of that fat bastard, Rush Limbaugh.
I'll elucidate my defense of this obese monster in part two, but for now, suffice to say the claim that porn supposedly causes rape is as ridiculous as claiming comics cause juvenile delinquency (as the U.S. Congress did in 1954) or that heavy metal causes its listeners to worship Satan -- and even if a case can be made, so what? Mark Chapman used J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye as an excuse to shoot John Lennon -- therefore, by the so-called "logic" of these daughters of Dworkin, we should burn every copy of the book ..!
As a feminist, I take rape very seriously (according to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, one in five American women have been victims of an attempted or completed rape), which is exactly why I've told ladies for years to master the martial arts, but I take freedom of expression just as seriously. In addition to reiterating that a mastery of martial artistry would definitely help, here's what I also proposed to those Dworkins: Demand that all males attending public high schools be REQUIRED to pass a series of classes in feminism. Education, NOT suppression, more speech, NOT less or counter, doN'T censor -- whichever looks better on a bumper sticker ...
Sadly, I'm not famous/popular enough to be taken seriously, but hopefully one day I will be -- otherwise, We the People will spend the rest of eternity bouncing like a ping pong ball between inane libertarians and anal Stalinists; the Cold War will NEVER end.
As I said, in part two, I'll justify my hotly contested advocacy of Rush Limbaugh's civil liberty to spread misogyny. Don't get ready, BE ready.