Culture and Religion

Andrea Dworkin: fucking per se is freedom per se*

Chapter 1: Sex must be taken seriously. I.e., It's not just a thrill, fun&games. Perry opens with Hefner vs Monroe, Britney Spears, and the countless other Monroe/ Spears destroyed by a handful of Hefners, child abuse, foster care, and domestic violence as adults. Hopping round dressed as bunnies. Some revolution. More like a counter-revolution.

It's as if LGBTQ+ is now a real word, like YHWH, a New Covenant (minus the god bit). What was the real state of affairs that inspired this new/old ideology promising pansexual bliss?


The Russian federal law "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating a Denial of Traditional Family Values", also referred to in English-language media as Russia's gay propaganda law, is intended to protect children from being taught that homosexuality is a norm in society, that it contradicts traditional family values. Hmm. Sounds okay. Gays find male-female sex disgusting, don't reproduce, so they don't qualify as traditional family. And is it really such a good idea to teach children that gay sex is just the same as male-female sex, equally deserving of respect? Equal before the law? Only a few decades ago, this would have been anathema, while Putin's law would have been seen as American as apple pie, or dare I say, motherhood.

Review: Graciela Mochkofsky, The prophet of the Andes: An unlikely journey to the promised land, 2022.

Inca Jews? Yet another 'lost tribe'? Jewish folklore never fails to surprise. But this is even stranger. This, at least for the Jewish 'colony' (the real Jews) in sleepy Cajamarca, Peru, was more like an outbreak of the plague, which they instinctively shunned, refusing these interlopers even access to their synagogue to pray.

with physicist Josh Mittledorf

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Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.

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