Just when some people thought it was safe to turn their full attention to congress’s efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff…
…and just when they thought that congress would turn its full attention to avoiding the fiscal cliff…
….and just when they thought they could relax, free from the long bitter presidential campaign and its non-stop mega-money political ads….
….and just when they thought that they could chuckle over those losing Romney voters who have now started secession petitions in all 50 states and the democratic counter-petitions advocating that anyone signing the secession petitions be deported from the USA (which is, one must admit, a great counter )…
Nope. It turned around and threw up a full-blown, high-government-level, CIA-spook laden, military generals infested, erotically titillating sex scandal involving the following:
Paula Broadwell, an attractive former US Army major and present day journalist who had sex and an affair with Petreaus;
Jill Kelley, a friend of Petreaus and attractive socialite with a twin sister, who does volunteer work for the US military and allegedly received emails from an allegedly jealous Paula Broadwell; and
John Allen, a four-star US Marine Corp general who is commander of all western forces in Afghanistan, and who allegedly “flirted” with Jill Kelly via email.
Piquing the public’s interest is the fact that all of these people are married, each with two daughters as it turns out. Co-starring in this Oh-so-important-to-our-daily-lives dramatic epic is, of course, the FBI, CIA, Pentagon, tabloids everywhere, and the salivating public. Seemingly absent from this story until recently was the White House and congress…except for GOP senator Eric Cantor, who allegedly knew about this well before the election…and never said a word about it. Hmmmm…..
So take THAT, James Bond and the whole UK!!!!!
The list of stars above contains the entire basic storyline. However, for the morbidly addicted, the single second-to-second sordid details are HERE.
However, those details notwithstanding, the real issues are sex, evolution, science, humanity, physical anatomy, and the strange urge some have to imprint synthetic human ideas onto the natural physical world. That’s a lot of words to say something very simple…and very true:
SEX IS THE ULTIMATE PHYSICAL PLEASURE AND FEELS GOOD DUE TO UNDENIABLE AND ULTIMATELY IRREPRESSIBLE HUMAN PHYSICAL EVOLUTION.
For many thousands of years since the very beginning of quasi-civilization involving humans, there have been cultures, religions, dogmas, and even some medical efforts to suppress the natural biological human sexual drive. It may well have started as an simple instinct similar to animal kingdom’s common reproductive instinct to prevent weaker group members from reproducing with the mates of the stronger members. As humans evolved, so did their strategies for insuring their genes, and not those of some rival, would be passed along (though not in those terms, obviously )
Then the concept of marriage solidified these practices, but to men’s benefit only, since they could have multiple wives. Finally, polygamy was discarded in most of the world and the tipping point regarding artificial sexual repression was reached.
The fact that so many people have affairs, and so many others froth at the mouth over sexual scandals is testament to the built-up sexual repression coupled with the” frothers” inadequate prioritizing of what is critically important for survival. The scandal-obsessed folks live vicariously through the “sexploitations” of others, while their learned belief system regarding the demonic evils of sex also demands punishment. Oh, and they want to watch that punishment, too!
The GOP tried to inflict such punishment on Bill Clinton by impeaching him in 1998, for instance. And of course, the religious right has a field day with these scandals.
There is a valid issue of betrayal of marriage vows, but that should only be between the people involved in the vow…and no one else. When Bill Clinton got involved with Monica Lewinsky, the issue was personal and appropriately between Hillary Clinton and him, and not between him and the rest of the world. But some people just had to make it their number one priority. They prayed for hell and damnation to rain down on Bill Clinton. And why?
Because they have no fulfilling life of their own, and therefore no one else should have one, either!
And so what if the USA drives off the fiscal cliff? So what if the ice caps melt and Florida is gone? Doesn’t matter. The moralistic scandalizers demand their pound of flesh! (pardon the pun!
Well…f they want a pound of flesh, let them pay for HBO and watch after 10pm for their flesh.