Tuesday, August 25, 2009

'Leave Our Penises Alone': No Wait! 'Topless Rights' Protest in Venice Beach

Well, Ann Althouse reports on Rush Limbaugh's exhortation, "leave our penises alone":
This is getting out of hand. There is a story that some officials in the Obama administration are pushing for circumcision for all boys born in the USA to fight HIV/AIDS. Not that I'm against circumcision, but it's a family's decision. Leave our penises alone, too, Obama!
Actually, liberated women in Venice Beach are focused on breasts, not penises:

Plus: "Video Snapshot: 'Topless Rights' Protest Hosted by Raƫlian UFO Clone Sex Cult."

I think I'll stick to town halls!

Hat Tip: Glenn Reynolds.


Dennis said...

Genital mutilation for thee , but not for me.

Anonymous said...

I imagine some local girls joined in with no idea that this was a Raelian sponsored event. If this was a genuine effort, I'd have no problem with it. But it was a shameful publicity stunt by a UFO sex cult, lead by megalomaniac leader Claude Vorilhon, known to his followers as Rael. This protest was no doubt a sleazy publicity ploy to generate attention for his whacked-out cult. How could the city give permission to these nut cases? And no this is not an “only in Venice” happening. The same day, he organized the same thing in nine US cities!
Gotopless, proswastika are Raelian sites that will lead you to his site, which I don’t want to publicize- but there are videos- cringe, filled with his delusions of grandeur.
The following is just a sampling of what I gathered from a quick internet search…
“Regarding the Rael, there are at least 5 serious of sexual abuse cases and various investigations still pending in France. Under claims of harassment from the French government, Rael sought residence in Switzerland in 2007. The authorities refused his application because many of his views are at odds with the Swiss constitution, notably his approach to children and sexuality. RAEL PREACHES A DOCTRINE OF “COMPLETE SEXUAL LIBERTY” AND BELIEVES PARENTS SHOULD SHOW THEIR CHILDREN HOW TO OBTAIN SEXUAL PLEASURE, “which by its nature can lead to sexual deviance with underage children,” the authorities said in a statement. Another reason was his association with the Clonaid human cloning claim; they will clone you for $200,000. Switzerland forbids human cloning. (Sounding familiar? Remember that weirdo dressed in a white robe, claiming to have cloned a baby, Eve whom no one has seen?)
Rael then set his sights on North America and is now living in Canada.

Rael, laughingly contends that the cloning controversy was perhaps a simple stroke of genius to make his movement known. "Even if you want to think that we did all that only for publicity, it is wonderful. If that is the case, we are promotional geniuses," he says. "But if what we say we did is true, we are also scientific geniuses. In any case, we are geniuses. Wonderful. In any case, we win." In an interview earlier this year, he said analysts estimated the media attention was worth nearly $500 million in free publicity.

Until Clonaid was set up in the late 1990s, it was these erotic aspects of Rael’s movement that caused the most controversy. Critics claimed that lonely men were attracted to the group in the hope of getting some orgy action. Rael meanwhile (or ‘His Holiness’ as he preferred to be called), in contradiction to his liberationist philosophy, was said to have told many of his most attractive female followers that they must preserve their sexual favors for the unique enjoyment of the prophets. Of course, this would have redounded to Rael’s advantage, as there’s only one prophet around at the moment – him.”

So girls, if you really want to take your tops off, please do it for yourself and your own ideals! Don’t allow your breasts to be used as a publicity stunt for this lecherous old fart willing to do anything for attention and publicity, or in this case manipulate your innocence in order to bring attention to his “movement”!