Monday, December 28, 2009

How stupid we are

A wiser man than I suggested that the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over again while expecting a different outcome.

I'd like these people to take a good look at that statement.
"We're optimistic," said Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association, which is lobbying to maintain funding for the programs. "Nothing is certain, but we're hopeful."

Critics of sex education programs focused on abstinence, however, are fighting to permanently end funding, saying there is clear evidence that the approach is unsuccessful.

"This is a last-ditch attempt by conservatives to resuscitate a program that has been proven to be ineffective," said James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based advocacy group. "This is the failed abstinence-only model that research has shown is ineffective."
I know this will come as a shock to some people, but it's been proven time and time again... children don't learn when you limit their education. Diseases aren't stifled by ignorance. And young people(and old people for that matter) are going to have sex regardless of a ring, ceremony or religious approval. These idiots can hump their lobbyists to push for whatever garbage legislation the Republican party will offer up as proof of their morals, but in the end, any dollar spent on abstinence only education is a waste of fucking money.

I really don't have that big of a problem with people that have strong faiths, whether they be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, whatever, it doesn't matter to me what grounds you choose to see spirituality. But choosing a faith does not mean that you should ignore the facts that are around you. We don't live in a country where strong Christian values are so cherished that they somehow overshadow basic instincts and desires. People will lie, cheat and steal regardless of religion so why wouldn't the same be true for something as natural as sex? Just because you choose to lead a sheltered life that doesn't consider those possibilities is no excuse for the law making body of this country to declare that those things are just phantoms of our imagination. You don't see Christians beating down the town hall doors trying to suggest that there should be a target shooting class taught without a firearm. No one believes you can protect yourself with bullets and no gun. So how can you protect yourself from sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy and any form of abuse that can result from misunderstandings of sexual behavior but not actually teaching those things in school?

I'm quite sure than while holding that aspirin pill between your knees you can still get fucked.

Just sayin'.

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