A PEEK INSIDE THE CONSERVATIVE MIND: SEX VERSUS GUNS
Before you get the wrong idea this is a serious political post. Things are not as bad in the United States as you think they are. The struggle for power in politics in America is heightened into a fevered frenzy now that not only is there a turd in the GOP field punchbowl this turd is threatening to take more than a third of GOP voters with him if you identify him as a turd. There is no victory in any of this not calling a turd a turd for the GOP establishment. That is a problem that will play out as the only measures of purity for conservatives matter moving forward toward the convention next summer. But that impending category 5 shitstorm is another topic for another time.
This morning I want you to think back to the 1990s when concerns about teenage pregnancy and what children are being taught in schools about sex led conservative activists to pressure textbook writers and school systems into adopting abstinence only educational curricula. Sex, what should be a pleasurable and normal human function which should be understood on an intellectual level with education about the human body in age appropriate ways from childhood was now deemed as something that should never be done because it was too dangerous. The “liberal” educators could not be trusted to teach children what some felt were their values based upon their Christian beliefs. This was and to many still is a cornerstone in their conservative ideological foundation.
I wonder then if abstinence until marriage seems logical to conservatives why does gun abstinence not make sense? In 2012 13,000 HIV positive people died according to the CDC. Many of those who died of HIV were heterosexual and they contracted the virus through sexual contact with a member of the opposite sex. Many conservatives have said in the past that HIV was sent down from their deity to punish the promiscuous. Then what about firearms? In 2013 the CDC states that gun deaths were over 33,000. This is more than double the number of HIV deaths. A logical person would surmise that conservatives would have the same desire to control deadly weapons as they would the sex lives of American minors.
Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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