Dear Editor:

When asked if President Obama was helping to reduce racism, Bob Dylan said, “I don’t have any opinion on that. You have to change your heart if you want to change.”

But how do you change the collective heart when some brains seem so far from reality. Forty-nine percent of Republicans in North Carolina when asked whether Romney or Obama deserves the most credit for bin Laden’s death said the question was too complex.

Really? Come on, does mankind deserve the right to self govern when so many prove time again they completely lack logic, can’t divorce themselves from their tapes and are plainly fodder for Carl Rove’s machinations?

So, why do we do and say things for the “good” of whatever? I’ll bet you have also wondered why so many political and religious groups spend so much time, effort and propaganda abusing and suppressing women. Maybe a better question is why do women support them (Stockholm syndrome)? Well, Naomi Wolf may have stumbled on the answer. Beyond the global unconscious understanding of women that their “real” role is maintaining the species (bit of humor here) is the chemical reaction (pleasuring and empowering) within a woman when she believes she controls the ability to have pleasurable sex. Could it be their reproductive organs are hardwired to the brain? Oops, can’t have that. What to do? Quick, let’s make up some nonsense and call it religious morality. An even stranger reality is women, not men, are the primary teacher of mores, traditions, religion, cultural/sexual roles, etc.

It’s an absolute wonder mankind has got this far from the tree and cave. Not to worry, we’re only here 6,000 years.

Dave Blake

This story was posted on September 26, 2012.