Monday, August 13, 2012
Why do men rape? Is it because an aroused man has no conscience? Why is a helpless woman arousing? Why is a struggling woman arousing? What freak of evolution failed to place a governor on man's libido? The earliest written records speak of rape. It is assumed that conquering armies will rape. The women thus violated become mothers on whom we depend to teach the shared values of civil society. Their burden is great. Their child a daily reminder of the degradation and pain of his conception. That they succeed at all to nurture and love is the miracle that must compensate for the vile act. Our national leaders say that when the Syrian army resorts to chemical warfare on its civilians, they will have "crossed the line". Oh? Is it that easy to accept rape as less evil?