When we started this blog, in November 2010, we mentioned the only two things we hate: promiscuity and prejudice. The rest of things we love, or simply respect, because people are different in expression, nature and feelings. What an egalitarian, strict society would be is also known as UTOPIA — a place that won’t exist; or DISTOPIA — a place that you don’t want to ever exist. Promiscuity brings prejudice along with it and prejudice will always feed back on promiscuity. It’s an ugly and vicious circle: the way of pretending you’re not what you were meant to be.
Interestingly enough, promiscuity and prejudice are two basic ingredients for dreamed, or dreaded, lala-land utopias. The one indulging in promiscuity is a loser who shows no respect for the body. While the one feeding on prejudice is an accuser who bluntly disregards the spirit.
Unfortunately, human societies use to run rampant into one of the aforementioned extremes (or alternatively into both of them). Should this be a mark of our fallen nature?
Women sell their bodies to perfect strangers or to casual friends. They market this sad freedom so they can eat and stay warm. Women who dream of loving princes will skip the primeval call of flesh and focus on charming a man or two — well targeted for his looks, position, means.
Men pay women for sex ever since history began. Some treat sex like a more or less public service, euphemistically called private. Others buy the whole pack once for their entire life. Others go both ways. And others are content to steal whatever they can get their hands on, including women, and further sell the “stuff” for a profit.
From the liberal Netherlands to puritan Victorian England, through the highly moral harem traders of the Ottoman Empire, civilizations had their ethic standards and prejudices. Laws and regulations enforced to safeguard society from promiscuity? Or to simply protect the business model of the rulers, to give Gang One a hand in suppressing competition from Gang Two? Or probably both?
Time told us that man-made laws and regulations tend to incline towards one of the extremes: promiscuity or prejudice. They do this because of their pretense to represent the “truth” about which they assume “is somewhere in the middle.”
Believe me or not, the Garden of Eden was populated with many men and women, all naked, happy, shameless and separated. They could watch each other and talk to each other, share ideas and opinions. What they did not think about was sharing their women. It never crossed their minds. Promiscuity was literally absent from the naked Eden. Until the instance when one guest, not a human, found a way to pour true lies into the mind of a wandering woman. She listened although she knew that she never should pay attention to that person. Thus her mind brought promiscuity from a different species down to earthly mankind. And because lies have short legs, her awakened consciousness condemned the past promiscuous moments. This brought shame upon the face of the woman, and of her man who followed her out of stupid curiosity. This is when they invented (or received) cloths to cover the parts where promiscuity entered their lives. They had to pretend not to see them, they’d rather wanted to forget and ignore.
Shame broke the golden and genuine society of Eden. And because the broken state cannot be eternal, like Eden, the ones feeling ashamed were banned down under a mincing time.
Thus came prejudice to loom over ensuing generations. For men (or women) to bring judgments and sentencing upon their brethren.