Sometimes I forget that my readers do not necessarily know about events taking place in the United States. I must therefore provide some information regarding my article entitled: A Response to Mr Limbaugh: Abstinence for All posted on the 6 February 2012.
This article, featuring Aristophanes’s Lysistrata as an example, was about the disrespectful comments made by a self-appointed Republican party radio host: Mr Rush Limbaugh. Mr Limbaugh has since lost sponsors, but that does not go all the way. Members of the Republican party should ask that Mr Limbaugh never again be allowed to speak of their behalf. Moreover, his radio program should be taken off the air.
Miss Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, was addressing the subject of birth control and its cost. Mr Limbaugh, a self-appointed spokesperson for the Republican Party, called her a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
He also suggested that to protect herself from an unwanted pregnancy she should simply put an aspirin between her knees which prompted me to suggest that he and the likes of him should also refrain from any sexual activity when a pregnancy is to be avoided. Abstinence for all!
We are free and wish to remain free. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, a former Canadian Prime Minister stated that, “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” However, all of us should make responsible use of the freedom we enjoy, including Mr Limbaugh. It is not my business to enter into his private life, but it is quite acceptable for me to remind him that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
President Obama phoned Miss Fluke to express compassion and, in fact, apologized on behalf of the United States of America. As for Mr Limbaugh, he will lose more sponsors because of his abusive statements.
Mr Limbaugh expressed a very degrading view of women and sexual intercourse. It would be my opinion to he considers sex a sinful act, which is most objectionable because, among other things, many women have yet to accept their sexuality.
Far too many women have been raised to view sex as “dirty,” and, as a result, are not able to consider sexual intercourse as “clean” after they “marry.” How can a short ceremony turn sex from dirty to clean? Mr Limbaugh is therefore perpetuating a crippling view of human sexuality.
It seems that the campaign will circumvent such matters as education, job creation, the availability of affordable housing, equalized taxation and putting into place social programs that will protect every American and will include health-care for women.
About ten days ago, I left a “tweet” on Twitter to encourage Mr Obama. Within minutes, I was deluged with “tweets” denigrating the President. I quickly erased my tweet and the tweets I had received, so I could breathe again. However, looking back, I remember that in some of these offensive “tweets” President Obama was accused of moral laxity.
Fortunately, there are millions of fine Americans many of whom are Republicans and some of whom are my readers. I respect my readers. They know that prominent Republicans are now leaving the party to avoid being associated with persons like Mr Limbaugh.
Good news, I am now receiving comments.
This blog was written yesterday, 7 March 2012. However, I did not post it because I was nursing a migraine and had taken a tablet of sumatriptan. However, it’s not too late to publish it. Today is International Woman’s Day.