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When Humans Live Free Why Must They Invent New Cruel Methods to Enslave Themselves?

Wealthy Michael Jackson heiress attempts suicide. An excerpt from page 3 of Camille Paglia's Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence From Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson: "My theory is that whenever sexual freedom is sought or achieved, sadomasochism will not be far behind."

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June 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The top story right now at TMZ is about Michael Jackson’s daughter:

Note the particular ad that TMZ decided to follow it, minus the cropped photo of female breasts used to grab attention to the left of the text:

Any relationship between the two? Isn’t that kind of strange — the insistence on sex and death at the same time?

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If I were to use one word to describe Paris Jackson, it would not be 'wealthy', it would be 'grieving'.

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"Living free" doesn't alter the human condition. Free people suffer. People who "have it made," like Paris Jackson, also suffer. Some people choose counterproductive ways to deal with suffering - ways that provide short-term relief but result in long-term misery. One of the prices of freedom is being free to hurt yourself. One of the temptations of tyranny is NOT being free to hurt yourself.
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wrath
greed
sloth
pride
lust
envy
gluttony

The 7 deadly sins are all the ones that are most closely linked to our animal instincts, our most basic and primitive urges. When we became human and took the knowledge of good and evil for ourselves, we also inherited the ability to know both what these urges were and that they were wrong and to be able to both be tempted by them and to moderate and resist them.

Sex can lead you to all seven of these. And our sexual liberation leads to more people having more sex and thinking it won't cause them any harm at all. So, we have more sex in more places and more people engaging in more sex in much more irresponsible ways. What do you think will happen? We will become slaves to our impulses rather then the masters of them. Freedom comes through mastery and self-control.
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"Insistence on sex and death at the same time"...

This (FINALLY) explains why the Sexually-Libertine (and especially the Gay Rights sector) Left is so eager to ally themselves with Islamic organizations who would seek to murder them.
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Paglia hits the nail on the head here about feminism. The aspect of feminism "rejecting contingency, that is human limitation by nature or fate" is key, I think, to explaining a lot of its falseness. The same could be said for the gay rights agenda, which ignores biology with impunity. Based on another excerpt from Paglia's book which was presented a few weeks ago, she doesn't seem to understand Christianity very well but, hey, none of us are always right.

Regarding sexuality, I think that regardless of what hedonists, gay activists or feminists say, there are emotional, psychological and spiritual qualities inseperably linked to human sexual activity, which mean that any sex among humans is more than just a physical gratification, no matter what the intentions of those who participate are.
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"but they find freedom intolerable and seek new ways to enslave themselves, through drugs and depression."

and don't forget whatever it is what we have going on with the idiots presently elected to run our government. isn't this the desire toward slavery the very characteristic Jefferson recognized in humans when he said we would have to spill blood to maintain our freedoms? it is why they made the three branches of government, to be a balance of power against what our executive branch/ the governmental mafia branch is doing right now. holder refuses to give up information to congress, again. appointing bad people, known liars, to very high positions. dead folks all over the place, spying on the press, lying to congress, etc. iow, screw you congress? one branch trying to waaaaay overstep? this college of clowns was voted into office. these #@*#@ citizens of our republic were like moths drawn to the flame. freedom be gone. after all, he's cool, right? oh, and the free stuff just for us.

sounds like to me, and I don't see it ending well for anybody, especially the losers, and these folks are playing for keeps. kypd

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Isn’t that kind of strange — the insistence on sex and death at the same time?

Suicide bombers and their 72 virgins.
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Tristan and Isolde...
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