Sunday, January 28, 2007

It's time for political science to live up to its name

Science is a subject which deserves our limitless respect. It's probably the closest thing to a fully functioning intellectual Democracy our species will ever achieve. It has been steadily climbing out of the social ooze for the last two millennia (at least).

To be a dingbat about science in the 21st Century is criminally foolish. It's also suicidal, since arguably ONLY science has the capacity, organization, and raw intelligence to save our desperately endangered human race.

Science has become the rationality supertanker of civilization. From galaxies to quarks, DNA to evolution, paleontology to embryonic stem cell research, the world of science continues to expand exponentially.

Pretty much any nut it puts its disciplined, international mind to, gets cracked.

OK, enough accolades. Now to the irresponsibility’s of science.

A traditional distinction exists between pure and applied science, something like the literary distinction between syntax and poetry.

Pure science revels in abstraction and theory. And Godspeed to such research as the spin-off is as unpredictable as it can be life saving.

However, the time has come for science to not only push the envelope, but to break out of the envelope which insulates it from the "real world" of mortally threatened humanity.

This superstructure has to spend less time in deep space and academic hide outs and come back to here and now, life and death human necessities, because our species clearly needs all the help it can get to avoid extinction.

Interestingly and ironically, the dangers are less biological or random, than they are financial, religious, and political.

So, scientists, stay in your humanity-transcending towers if you wish, but be warned, here on the ground is a horizon to horizon conflagration.

So may we tell you what's really going on down here?

The first and most lethal fact is that the Earth (with very minor exceptions) is a planet wide Dictatorship of the Rich. This is the number one critical variable of our species! Less than one percent of the population is now and always has been controlling effectively all of the planetary wealth. This is nothing to debate or argue about. Not to see this lose/lose reality is not to see the sun.

Another survival critical variable is that billions of humans are mentally ill religious fanatics. These are the people who never quite evolved out of primate-hood, and over the millennia they have been the crushing dead weight of civilization. They worship gods of fear and unhesitatingly murder the children of their neighbors if they think it will assuage their pitiful fear of life (or death). For them, this planet is merely a motel on which to work out their salvation/damnation sitcoms.

Typically, religious fanatics see themselves as the elect, the Ubermench, and the "chosen" and their horrific righteousness justifies in their minds (or lack thereof) literal genocide -- always, of course, in the name of their variable and hate mongering gods.

A third (and interrelated) cancer of human civilization is political fascism. Fascism has many faces, but its essence is institutionalized violence and greed. Might makes right is its war cry and fascists are the mortal enemy’s of cultural change. But since the very soul of human existence IS change, fascism has always been an engine of death, forever trampling creativity, intelligence, and freedom.

Obviously, even more correlated variables could be treated, but these three (i.e., the vampire rich, religious fanatics, and Nazi-like fascists) are more than sufficient to destroy not only the human species, but also much of the biosphere of the Earth.

So, scientific ivory tower folk, are you hearing this? You better be, because it's only a matter of time before your towers crumble along with the going-down-for-the-third-time human adventure.

In short, HUMANITY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Specifically, the year 2000 criminally stolen Presidential election (i.e., the Bush/Republican coup d'etat) was a veritable heart attack or stroke for Mother Nature and our Constitutional Republic. It totally opened America's Pandora's Box, and out poured vile clouds of greed vampires, murderously righteous (and brain dead) religious fanatics, and Republican style neo-Nazi fascists.

It should be added that 2000 was also the year George Bush sold America’s soul to the neocon lobby (but lobbying for what country?). From the moment Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and company took possession of our foreign policy, America became a tail wagged by a dog whose core agendas have nothing to do with the well being and national security of the United States of America.

In short, that year was a "tipping point", not only for the American Dream, but also for world wide civilization, and the infinitely vulnerable, interlocking infrastructure of Mother Nature.

To cut to the chase with this, the Bush/Republicans "revolution" has moved our country and planet about five standard deviations away from survival homeostasis. Even Hitler and Stalin were less dangerous than George Bush (and the scientifically illiterate Bush Royal Family), because they didn't have the power, perhaps not even the will, to kill the planet.

Bush, however, DOES have this power and is wielding it like a madman. Life and death windows of opportunity are slamming shut as we speak to work with, not insanely against, the checks and balances necessary for the existence of, say, mammal life forms on this planet.

Make no mistake, we are going the way of the dinosaurs, and FAST! But not because of random meteors (if that theory is correct), but because a pinhead president with an Armageddon death wish (even Hitler and Stalin didn't have that), is DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER to kill the Earth.

But why? Who knows. Maybe he's got a 73 IQ (or less) and he wants to "lifted up" into a designer, religioso Disney Land. And of course, his psychosis is supported (alas) by millions of equally duh-brained Christian fundamentalists.

Of course the fascists, as usual, are playing everyone against the middle, since their god is less fear, than corporate greed and sadistic power.

OK, time for bottom line talk.

Science is probably the ONLY thing which can actually stop this juggernaut of greed, psychosis, and murder. Let's face it, politics typically simply reshuffles the deck, plus there's just as many Democratic multimillionaires and billionaires as there are Republican multimillionaires and billionaires -- and a plague on ALL their houses!

So what can science do? You tell me. You tell us. The main thing is to get off you academic butts, and help us to save America, Civilization, and the Earth.

But what about your research, blah, blah, blah? Hey, no one's going to give a rat's ass about your "research" when the climate goes even more ballistic than it already has, or when the world's port cities get submerged by rising oceans, or when we have to wear breathing masks every time we go outside. And not to forget the ever widening ozone holes which freely admit cancerous radiation, and the diseased and hormone contaminated meat we routinely eat because our monitoring agencies have been under funded out of existence, and, and, and, and, and, . . .

So, sorry to interfere with your ivory tower monographs, but WE NEED SOME HELP DOWN HERE and it's life and death time for the scientific supertanker to apply its awesome technologies and brains to the horrific after effects of the year 2000 Bush/Republican presidential desecration..

Hint, candyass committee reports ain’t going to cut it. This needs to be approached like the first moon shot or (to use a sad example) the first atomic bomb. In short, the commitment must be equal to the size of the danger. And that means, humanity is fighting for its life against religious crazies, Greek God like elites, and out-of-the-closet Republican neo-Nazis (and un-American neocons).

And you know what, we're losing.

England rose to the challenge of the Third Reich in WW2; now we have a different Heart of Darkness, but we absolutely can't beat it back without the passionate help of the scientific community.

Make no mistake; the Bush/Republican coup d'etat is the worst survival threat to human existence in recorded history.


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sound mathematical models of political dynamics are long overdue

Since the political world is not chaotic or random, it should be accessible to mathematical models and simulations.

The number of variables would almost certainly be less than, say, our simulations of the weather. Admittedly, we are far from being able to make reliable long term climatic predictions, but as our mathematical sophistication grows, so also does the accuracy of the predictions.

The stock market knows all about this. Futures traders lie awake at night dreaming of mathematical models (mostly charts) which reveal the underlying trends of gold and grain trading.

Arguably, the social behavior of genuinely stupid and evil people would be far easier to model than independently and free minded people

Said differently, in a political chess game it should be much easier to defeat a Bush/Republican (or dem "centrist"), than a free minded liberal or independent. The reasons for this are twofold.

The first is the self evident fact that G. Duhbya is the tip of an iceberg of genuinely stupid people. If the neocons, for example, were half as smart as they claim to be, then why is America going bankrupt, and why are we now mired in two quicksand Middle Eastern wars, and why does most the rest of the world now hate us? And on and on. We should never forget that when Bush sold America's soul to Wolfowitz, Perle, and company, our foreign policy became the tail wagged by the dog of the neocon lobby (for what country?).

Ergo, using Jesus' criteria of "Ye shall judge the by their fruits", the neocon lobby is demonstrably stupid, however much they may decorate their unAmerican agendas with obfuscating rhetoric.

Of course, to comment on the IQ of religious fanatics is like shooting fish in a barrel. Anyone who actually thinks the Earth (or is it the local group?) is going up in a cloud of Armageddon smoke any day now, necessarily has a primate-like cerebral cortex.

The second reason the pugs should be easy to defeat in a political chess contest is their highly predictable utter selfishness and greed (evil?); since the more predictable the variables, the more predictable the model.

Thus, a fairly reliable simulation of the herd behavior of stupid and evil people (i.e., Bush/Republicans & neocons) should be well within reach of a pc with lots of megs and a select few mathematical programs, e.g., Mathematica and/or Maple, plus some statistical SAS, or even Minitab. Obviously, this is a minute sample of the quantitative programs out there, but the point is that even these few would probably be adequate to assist in the construction of a testable model.

Ironically, the chief vices of the Bush/Republican Administration (i.e., greed and stupidity) are precisely their chief vulnerabilities, since a predictable foe is more easily mathematically modeled (and defeated!) than a creatively intelligent one.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Dysfunctional marriage; dysfunctional country. Similarities?

Perhaps if we reason by analogy, we can shed some light into our profoundly dysfunctional country.

Most of us know quantities more than we ever wanted to know about a dysfunctional marriage, so let's see if we can extrapolate from these wounding experiences to our now desperately wounded Constitutional Republic.

If you yourself are now buried in just such a marriage, why don't you fix it? Just get a divorce or mutually commit to vulnerable soul searching, Or whatever. The point is, why do resign yourself to marital hell? Why don't you leave? Or more conclusively, why don't you CHANGE things?

Ah, that's the rub, isn't it, the "change" word.

An insightful psychologist once came up what he called the "paradoxical theory of change", which is that acceptance doesn't come from change, but change comes from acceptance. Said differently, acceptance isn't the "reward" of change but the MEANS TO change.

But "acceptance" as in what? How can you accept what seems to be killing you?

The point is acceptance is not being used as a synonym of resignation -- rather it has the sense of beginning where you are and/or "seeing things" like they are.

Which is exactly what we DON'T do in a dysfunctional marriage. Sure, we can be miserable as hell, but we never DEAL WITH the "core issues". Rather, we keep dancing around, over, and under the interpersonal mess. In short, we live in the Kingdom of Denial -- which is where most (all?) of our friends live too, so we've got lots of validating company.

Thus, the "institution of marriage" generally turns out to be our number one social scam for NOT dealing with the core interpersonal challenges of life.

Well, extrapolating here is cake, because we certainly also have "core issues" as a country that we are not now, and never have been, fundamentally dealing with. And BECAUSE these matters are avoided, our country is in danger of dying from what is quite literally a neoNazi Bush/Republican infection.

Top of the list! The United States of America is now and always has been a Dictatorship of the Rich. The less then 1% has always had all the rest of us cleaning their commodes, paying their taxes, and even willingly sacrificing our children to sate the appetites of greed vampires like the Bush Royal Family (alias, the Saudi Royal Family). By now even barnyard animals know the Bush Iraq war is all about oil -- as most of us secretly knew from the beginning (but lived in denial land about it).

Religious fanatics are nuts. Period. And once again, most of us have always known this, but denial is so seductive! Look, how sane can you be if you honestly expect the Baptist Big Bang (Armageddon) to go off in the next week or two? You know what? I bet you'd never find a single porpoise who believes that, and their brains are bigger than ours.

The neocon lobby (i.e., the dog which is still wagging the tail of American foreign policy) self evidently has un-American agendas. Thus the REAL turning point in recent American history was less 9/11, than when George Bush sold his soul to Paul Wolfowitz and company. The denial here is twofold. First, the suicidal transfer of foreign policy power to the neocon lobby, and second is our unwillingness to take a long, hard look at these specific individuals and determine their common agenda. They absolutely don't represent the wishes, well being, and national security of the United States of America, as the last few years of failure, tragedy, and virtual genocide conclusively shows. So the question of questions here is for whom does the neocon lobby lobby? A question which never quite gets out of denial land.

Enough already, right? This stuff is very depressing, but in your heart of hearts don't you agree that these are just the forces and facts which define who we are as a country? God in heaven, so long as greed vampire elites keep draining the blood of America, what chance do we have as a people?

And so long at certifiably insane religious fanatics are taken more seriously than dogs and cats, they will keep fouling our governmental nest with Duh, Duh, and more Duh.

And so long as the treacherously (treasonously?) un-American neocon lobby keeps dictating policies which are bankrupting our country, killing our children (count to 3,000 slowly -- it will break your heart), and raping Mother Nature, we are inevitably doomed.

But you know, not all marriages are dysfunctional. The good ones often have their bloody patches, but they WORKED THEM THROUGH and now they're holding hands, taking vacations, and loving each other (emotionally and otherwise).

So, clearly television isn't the answer, or booze . . . or changing the subject.

Our trump card is that realism liberates creativity and energy, so the more we see things "like they are”, the more action will be ignited. Change comes from awareness -- as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.

And to borrow another psychological/existential image, "hitting bottom" ain't so bad since that's where all the bounce is!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Business with pleasure . . .

(1.) News flash! Aging Nazi doctors have finally admitted that Dick Cheneyburton is actually a talking, dyspeptic walrus! Apparently the Nazis had planned to contaminate the American west coast with several thousand such mutations, but fortunately the creatures self destructed by scaring themselves to death. All the doctors are now on meds.

(2.) A debate is now raging in the fundamentalist community as to whether or not to change Armageddon to the "Baptist Big Bang". The proponents of this change argue that the alliteration (look it up, George) is easier to remember for the intellectually challenged and that Armageddon sounds too much like a moonshine hangover.

(3.) There's a rumor afoot that the Bush Royal Family (alias the Saudi Royal Family) wants to pass a law that everyone should genuflect when walking in front of the White House. The Vatican had no comment about this, but a homeless American said he would rather genuflect in front of an out house than the White House even though their contents were the same.

(4.) George Bush was overheard to say he was annoyed that many people thought the neocon Pope, Leo Strauss, wrote The Blue Danube Waltz, adding that anyone with half a brain knew that he wrote the American Constitution.

(5.) The neocon lobby (for what country?) has strongly denied that neocon stands for: naughty evangelicals offer communities of nudity.

(6.) Astronomers have recently decoded an intergalactic message that says: Red Alert! The planet Earth has a terminal Middle Yeast infection.

(7.) Poem for the day:

Chains on brains

and souls sold cheaply

started with Abel’s Cain,

who now drinks Bush's sweetly

stolen Iraqi


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Bush isn't an exception; he's simply the rule writ large

It's finally obvious to barnyard animals that the United States of America is a Dictatorship of the Rich.

Is this Bush's doing? No, he's just an idiot front man who got so greedy that the vampire rich have been dragged out into the daylight. Practically all countries are dictatorships of the rich; we're no exception. Less than 1% of the country has always had the rest of us cleaning their commodes. Look at who's getting all the munificent tax breaks. Texas energy company profits have gone up an obscene SEVERAL HUNDRED PERCENT. And on and on. This is simply the business as usual totalitarianism of Bush/Saudi, etc., Royal Families.

Religious fanatics are now the number one threat to planet Earth, since they always see nature as a motel in which to act out their salvation/damnation sitcoms.

Is this Bush's doing? No, he just the King nutcase in an army of nutcases who have contaminated human civilization from stone axes on. But here again, the presidential office has put this pathetic lunacy under a public microscope and suddenly we realize that America is crawling with Armageddon dingbats -- which is good to know. If you've got cancer, it's good to know you've got cancer. At least that way you have a chance of doing something about it.

And speaking of cancers, there's the endless Israeli/Palestinian "conflict". Did Bush create this horror? No, but he certainly worsened it when he sold America's soul to Paul Wolfowitz and company. Let's face it; the neocon lobby was a ticking time bomb long before the last two stolen Presidential elections. Even then they were well on its way to being the dog which has ever since been wagging the tail of American foreign policy.

But considering their nonstop string of failures, tragedies (3,000 plus dead American heroes), and the ongoing bankruptcy of the American economy, one is compelled to wonder for whom the neocon lobby is lobbying, since they historically (facts are facts) haven't represented the wishes, well being, or national security of the United States of America.

The point is this sewer of Bush/Republican politics didn't begin with George W. Bush. Traitorous neocons (with variable names), religious fanatics, and (most of all) the vampire rich have always been with us, like bacteria and cancer.

Seen thus, Bush is just a festering boil of this underlying irrational and immoral putrescence.

So what to do, what to do?

It always comes back to that, doesn't it? Or at least it should always come back to that.

Perhaps more than anything else, it’s life and death that we see it like it is. We need to come out of denial about what George Bush is a symptom OF, because dealing with symptoms merely perpetuates the disease. And make no mistake, the pig rich are fully cognizant of this and are only too happy to watch their suckers and servants reshuffle the candy ass political deck.

Over the centuries wonderfully wise and compassionate people keep reminding us that FUNDAMENTAL change only comes from FUNDAMENTAL awareness.

And fairy tales notwithstanding, neocons have unAmerican agendas, America is now and always has been a Dictatorship of the Rich, and religious fanatics are certifiably insane.

This is called beginning where we are.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Geoge Bush's idea of a "mistake" is to be an unsuccessful criminal

Bush: My Iraq polices have been a mistake.

America: Wow, is that ever the understatement of the century!

Bush: Yes . . . we finally agree.

America: Wait a minute, wait a minute. Are you saying we shouldn't have preemptively invaded Iraq in the first place, or are you saying it's a mistake not to be systematically withdrawing from Iraq -- much like we withdrew from Vietnam?

Bush: No, no, no. I'm saying we didn't invade Iraq "hard enough". That's why I'm calling for a dramatic escalation of American troops.

America: But this is like a thief apologizing to a judge for not stealing enough money or like an abusive husband apologizing to his wife for not hitting her hard enough.

Bush: Uh . . .

America: The MISTAKE, you evil pinhead, is being in Iraq in the first place. The MISTAKE is not starting a phased withdrawal tomorrow. The MISTAKE is killing over 3,000 heroic Americans just to make your Texas energy corporate cronies bloated vampires of greed.

Bush: But, don't you understand, I'm admitting I made a mistake.

America: Look George, let's cut to the chase. The mistake is YOU. You were a mistake in the Guard. You were a mistake when you got your candyass Daddy Degree from Yale. You were the mistake when you trashed Texas education while you were their blood sucking governor. You were a mistake when you stole two presidential elections. And on and on and on. You are the poisoned well from which only poisonous water can be drunk. And speaking of a drunk . . .

Bush: But Karl told me this time I didn't have to wear a box on my back and I can keep doing exactly what I want to do if I say it's a "mistake" NOT to be doing exactly what I want to do.

America: Piss off.

Monday, January 8, 2007

The Neocon Lobby is Back!

There's several ways to say this.

What counts in life is not to make mistakes, but to LEARN FROM our mistakes.

Said differently, in pre and post 9/11, the neocon lobby (i.e., Wolfowitz, Perle, Kristol, the American Enterprise Institute, etc.) became the dog which wagged the tail of American foreign policy.

Specifically, they buried American foreign policy in quicksand Middle Eastern wars which the vast majority of Americans (and all the polls are absolute about this) are now convinced have NOTHING TO DO with our national security.

Indeed, to the contrary, the same polls show most Americans see these Bush/AEI wars as dangerously weakening our national security.

An image which comes to mind is that of a dingbat dealing with a hornets nest in the corner of a screened in porch by trying to knock it down with a broom. Duh. Result, hornets everywhere -- and 3000 plus dead Americans heroes.

Please count to 3000 slowly. It will break your heart. One wonders if the American Enterprise Institute can count to 3000.

OK, now to the moral. This neocon lobby has already trashed our country in a thousand different ways, so shame on them.

But if we allow this secretive lobby to DO IT AGAIN, then shame on us!

And of course that's exactly what they are trying to do, as the recent Kristol/Kagan paper indisputably shows, since these are the core cheerleaders of the throw-good-money-after-bad "surge" policy that Bush is muttering about.

My fellow Americans (as Lyndon Johnson used to say), this neocon lobby has had its way with American foreign policy far too long. It's not surprising that their influence of George Bush has been extreme, since evidently there's quantities of empty space in our president's skull, but the time has come to take a long, hard look at these particular neocons.

Lots of questions.

Just who are these people? And what is their agenda, i.e., their deep and long term agenda? To be fair, their policies have been tested and retested, and the jury has long since judged them to be 100% flawed. God in heaven, EVERYONE hates us now, and these Bush/AEI Wars are literally (and rapidly) bankrupting our economy.

In short, nothing but tragedy, failure, and virtual genocide has come from the advice of these men.

So, why are we still listening to them? And how to we get their hands out of the George Bush puppet?

Bottom line, this all full circles back to the REAL scene of the crime, which was when George Bush sold his soul to Paul Wolfowitz and company.

So once again, what is the deep agenda of this neocon lobby, since it is self evidently indifferent (history is history!) to the well being, economy, and honor of our now tragically wounded Constitutional Republic.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Goose Stepping for God

Haven't you noticed how interchangeable are the twitching audiences of television's glassy-eyed evangelists and the psychopathic German hordes of Adolph Hitler's torchlight parades?

This almost exact similarity should not be ignored. Political fascism and religious fanaticism are two sides of the same coin.

So let's see if we can shine a little light into this social puke.

It all comes down to fear of life, don't you think? People utterly terrified of the existential constants and challenges of life will suck their thumbs for the nearest cult leader who has infantile answers for infantile questions.

LEMMINGS; "How do I transcend the human condition?"

FASCISM/FANATICISM: Oh that's easy? Just do this or that. Read a pamphlet.

REALITY: You don't. You just make the best of it until you go the way of all flesh. You carry on.

LEMMINGS: "But there's so much pain and confusion in life; it's just too much for me!"

FASCISM/FANATICISM: Not to worry. Look at that man on the podium (it's almost always a man) and if you obey him absolutely, you'll be "lifted up" out of this human hell.

REALITY: In the first place, it's not all pain and confusion. Cherish art, honor science, and love your family. Does this "transcend" the universal challenges of life? Of course not, but only nut cases attempt to transcend the untranscendable.

LEMMINGS: "No, no, no, this is too much. I can't live like that. I want to be a child in a world of Mommy's and Daddy's who have a hot line to God!"

FASCISM/FANATICISM: Of course you do. That's natural, and this television evangelist and/or political "authority" (Sieg Heil!) knows more about EVERYTHING than you do. So shut up and march.

REALITY: Yeah, march over the cliff. Grow up. Be an adult. Stop pretending that only you are on the shore and everyone else is in what Goethe called the "flood of fate". A little advice: it's tough to swim in the existential flood of fate when you're pretending you're on the bank.

And the beat goes on.

Cults, human lemmings, Dictatorship of the Rich fascists, righteous fanatics (of all religions, no exceptions) are what they are -- as are Bush/Republicans. But this is beginning where we are, with precisely these diaper adults. The main thing is to SEE them for what they are: the dead weight of human civilization.

So, as always, it's up to the grownups.

Just as it also always comes down to fighting the good fight and keeping the faith.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

The politics of sexually repressed men

Never in the history of our country has American politics been so dominated by sexually repressed men.

Probably it has to do with that weird fascist thing where anal retentives are so obsessed with goose stepping to glory that they never find time for bounteous human sexuality.

And this isn't just being flip. There's something deadly about a government without humor or sex -- and there’s about as many laughs in the Bush White House as the back ward of a mental hospital.

Remember how the pugs went berserk about Bill Clinton's extra curricular activities? They spent literally hundreds of millions of dollars trying to impeach him for his private sex life (which should have stayed private!). Granted, the impact on his family was reprehensible, but we suddenly found ourselves in a Republican/Pharisee version of the Holy (?) Inquisition.

From almost day one of the George W. Bush years, the Dionysian take on human existence has been banished into another galaxy. Unfortunately, it hasn't been replaced with the alternative Apollonian view of the world, which at least would be nurturing of science and civilization.

Republicans, to say it straight out, simply seem to be terrified of sex. Bush's buddy Christian fundamentalists inevitably conjure up visions of Salem Witch Trials. And predictably, the recent abusive man/boy antics of Republican congressmen demonstrate that sexual repression is always neurotically acted out.

Which brings to mind another matter. A righteous hatred (or fear) of sexuality has historically been associated with a contempt for women. Patriarchal religions are always filled with warnings about the "Goddess" and "nature religions". The very word "pagan" means country dweller. Does this have anything to do with why Republicans are always raping Mother Nature?

And take this wacko Armageddon business (the Baptist Big Bang). Will someone please tell me why these people are so eager to get "blown up"? Surely it has something to do with their hatred of anything physical. Well, sexual abandon is about as "physical" as it gets, so it must be evil incarnate. Right?


In a way this all full circles around to Freud's notions of Eros and Thanatos (death), and there's certainly no doubt that the pugs have put all their money on Thanatos.

In fact, they can't even wait for Armageddon, so they keep starting preemptive wars as fast as they can. Hey, wars/death/Thanatos -- doesn't that beat an active sex life all over the place?

Sure, some of this is fun talk, but most of it is life and death serious, because a neurotic political/religious world view that hates and fears sex is a one way ticket to national castration.

But why even bother to talk about this when all we have to do is take a long hard look at our President and Vice President? And throw in Karl Rove while you’re at it.

See any sexual life forms?

Case closed.