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From 2000 AD to the Future For some years now, Marco Miranda Sr., has indulged in discussing, criticizing, praising and plain laughing about events in our world. We wish to share with you the laughter and the irony along with the tears and the shame. It is after all, a great world. Think of the alternative! This collection of articles has been inspired by some of the events, anecdotes and situations that have colored the political life of the United States in this millennium. These articles are written in a humorous vein that generally reflect the feelings and opinions of some, or all, of the general public. They include down to earth comments and in many cases objective commentary not devoid of satire.
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Recent articles on Homosexuality have raised a few shackles, or whatever. The topic is complex with or without the imposition of either biological or religious criteria. A visit to the British Museum’s Library and a few hours poring over some incredibly enlightening tomes would do wonders to my readers and fans, all six of them. Soon as I get the second part of my tax refund, thanks to all of you, I shall charter a flight to London where my readers, all six of them, are invited to spend a day or two at the BML, all expenses paid. The study of Sexuality in the primitive social enclaves, reveals an interesting parallel between the need for sexual activity and a similar need for food. The analysis is of course highly theoretical since some of the elements on which the study is based result from the interpretation of legends and myths of places in Central Africa and later on in Sumerian villages, now Iraq. Briefly, if you are hungry you look for food. If your sexual desire is somehow stimulated, you seek a partner.The claim is that both instincts have not changed since that day in the cave when Orgh, after eating half a deer, turned to Erghina and upon observing how she combed her hair, signaled in no uncertain terms that the moment of carnal ecstasy was at hand. The authors go a bit further. If Erghina was not around but Blorgho, the handsome hunter was and felt the same urge, it was considered a natural act if they satisfied their urges with each other. The rationalization took advantage of the comparisons with food. If you were hungry and there was no deer, you ate roots, or fish or candied apples.
Conclusion: the urges had to be satisfied and the fashion adopted was not considered important. Homosexuality was present then. This is of course an oversimplification. In another volume, much is said about the emergence of organized religions and the effect they had on sexual activity. As morality acquired its own personality, sexual mores were quickly incorporated (mainly adultery) even though homosexuality continued to be tacitly accepted. By then I was tired of reading so I concluded that neither religion, nor morality, nor biology, nor social guidelines have any business with this human preference. I looked across the polished library table and saw a lovely lady who, upon observing what I was reading, smiled seductively. After making sure that she was born and raised a female of the species, I smiled, got up off my chair and approached her.