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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Sex and Violence – 5 September 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Do you remember when a few years ago there was a lot of talk about reducing the sex and violence in TV programs and movies? Since that time, there appears to have been an explosion in the proliferation of such “entertainment.” As I’ve said before, violence sells. Well, it seems that sex sells, too; and the two together become an unbeatable duo, when it comes to marketing.

At the same time, there appears to be this pervasive male sexual insecurity that companies are only too happy to exploit. Isn’t it amazing and ironic how the “foods” (if that garbage can be called “food”!) that are responsible for clogging up arteries are advertised as “manly”? Common sense would indicate that the male genital organ that is the focus of this obsession with “manliness” depends on a readily available supply of blood for “performance.” Then how can artery-clogging “foods” be advertised as “manly” by fast food companies?

Is it any wonder that pharmaceuticals for “erectile dysfunction” are so popular? (Don’t you love the way the industry turns everything into a “disease,” with an acronym like “E D,” for example?) It seems that desperate men are willing to take their chances on pharmaceutical side effects such as blindness (among others) than to use their brains, think for themselves, and try a whole foods vegan diet.

In my opinion, there is nothing “manly” about a guy who is so insecure in his sexuality that he has to eat the tortured remains of other animals and their secretions, become impotent, suffer from digestive disorders, and spend his money on dubious “cures” from the medical/pharmaceutical industries. It’s obvious that his organ is not the only thing that’s dysfunctional: Such behavior proves to me that the guy suffers from terminal ignorance and/or cowardice.  

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