Repercussions of Sexual Repression
It’s been a few months since my last entry. Now that sexual abuse is not a part of my daily life, I seem to find other things to grasp my attention. However, I did make a promise, after being sexually harassed for the third time in Mexico, in one year, that I would make a contribution towards understanding the root cause or causes of sexual violence.
All it took was my friend’s mother writing me this about her 7 year old granddaughter being sexually abused by a family member, to get me back on track.
So, here it continues…
Kids can’t be affectionate at school, but they can play video games where they kill everything and each other, even act it out on the playground.
I am a strong believer that emotions cause an illness. (If you are interested in learning more about this, I highly recommend the book, YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE by LOUISE HAY.) I even believe that traumatic association can subconsciously create allergies. For example, a young child rides in the backseat of a car and sees a giant billboard of milk while listening to his/her parents scream at each other about getting a divorce. These two random and independent themes subliminally are associated and programmed into the brain. A link between milk and a bad feeling. Hence… an allergy.
I have several friends who are into psychedelics and raise children. Their children are quite responsible and not at all close to being drug addicts. (I do understand this argument can go both ways, but just hear me out.) I have friends who are extremely religious and conservative and many of their children by the age of thirteen had already had abortions and heroine. THERE IS NO FORMULA for parenting, but the point I am trying to get at here is this: In most cases, what is repressed or told NOT to do… is exactly what we WANT to do. (I know a lot of religious children who are not pregnant or into drugs also.)
Humans are rebels at heart, it is human nature. There are studies that show countries where children can drink alcohol at much younger ages and are therefor more responsible drinkers. Where as places like the US, where drinking is forbidden until the age of 21, young teens are drinking and driving and the rates for DUI’s and death by DUI’s is higher than the former.
One of my strongest opinions is that sex is REPRESSED. So of course there is a sickness around it.
[Man] has imagined a heaven, and has left entirely out of it the supremist of all his delights, the one ecstasy that stands first and foremost in the heart of every individual of his race. . . sexual intercourse! It is as if a lost and perishing person in a roasting desert should be told by a rescuer he might choose and have all longed-for things but one, and he should elect to leave out water! (Letters from the Earth) – Mark Twain
In 1850, the New Orleans Medical & Surgical Journal declared masturbation public enemy number one, warning: “Neither plague, nor war, nor smallpox, nor a crowd of similar evils, have resulted more disastrously for humanity than the habit of masturbation: it is the destroying element of civilized society.” “Scientific” declarations like these inspired Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (brother of the Corn Flakes Kellogg) in his campaign to eradicate masturbation from the United States.
“Denied food, water, or freedom of movement, people will get desperate and some may lash out at what they perceive as the source of their problems, albeit in a weakened state. But if expression of sexuality is thwarted, the human psyche tends to grow twisted into grotesque, enraged perversions of desire.” (Psychology Today)
The more I study humans, the more I realize so much of it has to do with the brain. And the brain is an enigma, believe it or not. Have you read, THE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE by MICHAEL TALBOT? That should get you started. The ramifications for humanity are staggering as this book seriously challenges the basis for our cultural view of reality: materialism. After reading this book, you will understand why so many people are starting to say that a paradigm shift in our science and culture is at hand.
The question that pops up for me after this tangent is this: How many children who were sexually abused as children, grow up to abuse others sexually vs. children who were never talked to about sex… were taught that sex was naughty and dirty or a sin… and so on?
If you are going to continue reading my blogs and following this investigation, I ask that you have an open mind. Be prepared to see things from different perspectives. Know that it is OK to disagree. Coexist.
Sexual abuse statistics are rising and go as far back into any history that I have delved into so far. This means, a new way of seeing things is being called for. And when we begin to look at things differently, things begin to look different.
So get ready to be pioneers. Humanity depends on it…