Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Make Love Not War

One last thought about war. Isn't it odd that most people feel vaguely ashamed of sex. Yet what's so shameful? Sex expresses love or desire, or even a bit of aggression, it creates pair bonds that hold families together, it relieves tension and stress, and it creates new life once in a while. Almost everyone needs and wants sex on some sort of regular basis. It feels good and gives mutual pleasure and usually no one gets hurt. Yet it is a source of shame.

While war, which kills and maims and brutalizes, is a source of pride.

Men are expected to be proud of their brave deeds killing other people, and to blush in shame over the fact that they got naked with a person they love.

Something has gone badly amiss.

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