Archive for January 18th, 2017

Self-control and Sex Ed

January 18, 2017

So, I had a thought. If we can’t trust teenagers to keep their pants on, why can we trust them to practice “safe sex”?

In my mind, we would be better off teaching them (a) your passions are really, really strong, and (b) you control them by not letting them engage in the first place. That is, stay away from anything that might stir up those emotions. And when you feel those emotion stirred up, get away.

We should also teach our children that these feeling are not bad. They just have to be used properly. Namely, marry young, stay married, have lots and lots of … kids, and well, you’ll figure out the rest as you’ll have plenty of time together to experiment with each other.

If children looked forward to marriage as the time when they can safely and comfortably express their inner desires, then we would have a lot more married couples, a lot less heartbreak, and we wouldn’t have the problem of teen pregnancy.

A Post-Racial Society

January 18, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream was a nation where we didn’t see each other as black and white, but we looked at each other’s character.

It’s sad to say we’re a long way off of that dream.

It takes two things to make this a reality:

  1. Stop associating with your own skin color.
  2. Stop associating others with their skin color.

One of the worst symptoms of the failures of MLK’s dream is that this word, “racism”, has lost all meaning. It used to mean those people who couldn’t see past one’s race. Now it means anyone who is white, or disagrees with a black person on literally anything.

Thankfully, we live in an age when calling someone a “racist” is the same as calling them a “poo-poo head”. Perhaps we can start addressing the issue of racial politics now that we can’t just call each other names.