Thursday, September 4, 2008

Traditional cultures and their infinite wisdoms

Giant serpent says only men can make farting noises with large hollowed out branch. Tant pis, si on a une vagina!


Agustin said...

That makes a lot of sense to me, after all, women are not humans and the magical sound of the didgeridoo was bestowed by the giant snake upon humans only.

In fact, I think gang rape should be a rightful punishment for offenders, actual or potential.

La Chounie said...

Not doubt you are recalling the judgement of that judge who failed to jail a group of nine males who admitted gang-raping a 10-year-old girl in an Aboriginal community, saying the young victim "probably agreed" to have sex with them.

I think this event inspired the writing of the classic Cannibal Corpse rock-ballad, "She was asking for it"

Then there is this charming little feel-good story from Pakistan.

It was shocking to see Senator Israrullah Zehri from Balochistan informing the Senate on Friday that the killing or burial of women alive for ‘honour’ is a tribal tradition and should not be portrayed negatively. Responding to Senator Yasmeen Shah’s statement on reports of five women being buried alive in Balochistan in the name of honour, Zehri asked members not to politicise the issue, as it was a matter of safeguarding the tribal traditions.

The women, three of whom were teenagers, were first shot and then thrown into a ditch. It was reported that they were still breathing as their bodies were covered with rocks and mud, and their only ‘crime’ was that they wished to marry men of their own choosing. Senator Zehri had the guts to defend such heinous act and said, “These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them.” “Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid,” Senator Zehri added. As it is, this is an outrageous statement and coming from a Senator, it is totally unacceptable. Defending barbarism in the name of tribal ‘justice’ is a crime in itself. The Baloch Senator must immediately apologise to the nation for making such a statement.

The power of woo, is quite remarkable! I blame it the pomo ass-clown Rousseau and his doctrine of the nobel savage. Pinker, hit on the head!