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The Tyranny of the Virtuous

Teresa3 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:35 PM
It's seems it is the Gov'ts and the Lame Stream Media's Full Time JOB to keep the electorate distracted so we do not discover the hypocrisy they are pulling on the American People. The "informed electorate" has known it for years....and yet it's largely ignored. The same thought underlies the idea that an unborn baby has fewer rights than an endangered animal species has. It's upside down virtue...
The first law of thermodynamics says that energy can't be created and can't be destroyed -- it can only be changed from one form into another. The same holds true of the puritanical impulse.

Puritanism in the historical sense is as dead as the Salem witches. The religious group that settled in New England outlawed theater, rejected any form of sex except marital intercourse, banned celebration of Christmas and spent hours in church listening to horrifying depictions of Hell.

But the term has come to be a synonym for any disapproval or discouragement of carnal pleasure. Sexual puritanism has receded even among devout...