The taboo

A taboo is a social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing. A taboo is what someone isn’t suppose to do or talk about. A ritual is the right way of doing and saying things. Because this cultural expression bypasses the fact that sexuality and spirituality are highly personal and private affairs, both taboos and rituals are attributes of power.

Natural taboo

Mother of commerce

Since prostitution was a subject one wasn’t suppose to talk about openly, the phenomenon was called “The oldest profession in the world”. Thus ascribing some respectability to the practice of men to change money for sexual acts.

No taboo
The taboo of slavery

A female prostitute was also called a ‘public woman’. This suggests that sex-workers are the oldest civil-servants as well. But maybe the name sex-worker isn’t appropriate. A prostitute is successful if she receives a lot of money but only gives as little as possible. So she’s either a merchant of lust or a sex-slave.

Love-making is a very difficult subject to study and investigate. In order to get an objective observation, the scientist has to peek through a peephole. His presence can’t be noticed. And the moment the academic experiences any feelings of lust or desire, the research is compromised. By separating the spiritual element from the act itself, the scientists then claim to be experts in the field of making without love.

A hopeful history

The taboo of rape

History shows us that there was never much respect for the integrity of the human body. Rape and exploitation seem to accompany our societies throughout time and place. By justifying and ritualizing these destructive actions, we deem ourselves to be highly religious, civilized and culturally developed. Through speaking endlessly about how the order of things should be, we hope to cover up our sins.

Violation

When a man forces himself onto a woman, the woman doesn’t have much choices. For talking sense, it’s too late. Besides, the prevailed opinion is that women lack rational so there’s no point in reasoning. Talking the man down is risky. Hell hath no fury like a man scorned. Often the only way is to make the man come to an end as soon as possible. If he is satisfied, there is a chance he won’t kill her.

Fooling the man and herself into believing that she loves him and his skills, is the best option. A female body has a mind of its own and will lubricate to minimize the friction, regardless of the circumstances and the feelings of the woman. It is scientifically proven that these fluids are a sign of sexual arousal.

Little payment is a sign of contempt. The deed is done, business is settled. The responsibility for a possible future financial consequence is bought off.

A perfect democracy

Corruption and abuse of power are globally seen as something unwanted. We know that dishonest and fraudulent conduct is part of the human DNA. And we search for ways to minimize their impact.

In a democracy the governing bodies are suppose to be open to scrutiny. The intentions of those who hold and exercise power are considered to be representations from the intentions of the electorate. In a perfect democracy the people are therefore also expected to provide clarity and transparency about their plans, goals and opinions. Because these have to justify the democratic policies.

The taboo of corruption

There’s no need for privacy. There is a need for knowing our most intimate feelings and desires since they have to serve as the new clothes of the emperor. Because nobody wants to be dressed in the dirty laundry of others, we expected to hide our stained souls.

Corruption doesn’t exist in a democratic utopia. Not only the word is a taboo, the whole phenomenon is considered to be absent. There are only issues with integrity. Maybe one could have been a little bit more honest and somewhat less fraudulent. But the nature and the essence of a democratic government is being of service and their intentions are therefore always spotless.

Those who speak about government misconduct and abuse of power are anti-democrats. They are either crazy and disruptive or evil extremists. A perfect democracy harbors no dissent.