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May 29th, 2009, 14:53
Decades ago, many Americans believed marshy places were worthless places where insects and disease festered.
So developers were free to fill in these places, to destroy them, paving them over, building malls and housing developments and highways over them.
Around 20-30 years ago people realized that these places - now called "wetlands" - were actually vitally important ecosystems, priceless, beautiful in their own right, and worthy of protection and saving.
Remind anyone of anything?
May 31st, 2009, 10:00
Ha, good one.
May 31st, 2009, 10:31
It is such a good metaphor.
Decades ago, many Americans believed moist foreskins were worthless things where disease festered. Many still do!
So doctors were free to destroy them, leaving insensitive, dried up penises.
Many now realize that these foreskins - making penises "intact or natural" - were actually vitally important structures, priceless, beautiful in their own right, and worthy of protection and saving.
May 31st, 2009, 18:11
Hm. Well spoken.
June 2nd, 2009, 03:44
You can bet that it reminds me of a great many things. Human stupidity and gullibility being the most prominent. It is virtually limitless. I'd go so far as to say that there never truly has been any instance in human history where it was once overcome entirely. I mean, so many issues could be thought of as similar to the next in terms of the psychology of people. Some like the idea, some don't, or you have sheep over vocal minority thinking and it's done away with regardless. Later? You learn bad things as a result and try not to do it ever again. Further down the road, other issues may crop up. Same thing happens in terms of thought process. Bad/good, what does it matter when people don't pay attention to histories lessons. *Sigh* Ignorance is abound, such is the world we live in.
I also find it a bit funny, when a time period is referred to as a "sexual revolution" or the age we live in as having sexual freedom. As far as I am concerned, if people are still being cut against their will, neither of those have occurred yet. (Though of course, there IS more acceptance today, but still not enough to warrant those terms I believe.)
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