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Incest, Witchcraft and Other Forms of ‘Moral Progress,’ Ancient and Modern


Jesse Bering (@JesseBering) proclaimed that legalizing incest between adult siblings is “moral progress” Thursday at Huffington Post and the remarkable thing is that almost nobody noticed. Just another “expert” endorsing our society’s rapid descent into perverse decadence:

“I suppose I take an unpopular view that it’s actually moral progress,” Jesse Bering, who is the author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us, told HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps. “There are certain caveats that we need to include with our analysis of whether incest is wrong or right, but for me, the biggest point is a matter of harm.”

After Zepps pointed to Elijah and Milo Peters, two Czech-born brothers who have performed in gay adult scenes with each other, Bering noted, “The fact that they’re violating this… taboo notion of your brother or your sister being completely off-limits from a sexual perspective, I think, attracts… a large contingency of the viewing public.”

See, it’s democratic: Because an expert says there is “a large contingency of the viewing public” that wants to watch twin brothers have gay sex with each other, who are we to say no? However, if we put it to a vote, and a majority of people said no, then we’d get a lot of lectures about our hateful bigotry — incestophobia! — until a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court issued its ruling overturning all laws against incest.

Notice that tolerance is a one-way street and it’s always straight downhill? That’s because our decadent elite are doing everything they can to destroy our nation. “Progress” is a highway, paved with good intentions, and its destination is the gates of Hell. Speaking of which, in my earlier mega-post about feminist Andrea Dworkin — who in 1974 said it was “essential” to abolish the incest taboo — I mentioned how Dworkin asserted that 9 million (that’s NINE ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO) witches were killed during three centuries. This “gynocide,” as Dworkin called it, was offered as proof of how the Christian church persecuted innocent women. And, as usual when feminist offer statistics to “prove” their point, Dworkin was totally wrong:

Since witches were women, it’s surely a feminist issue? Popular knowledge of the ‘Burning Times’ owes a lot to our vision of witches as prototype feminists, as the ultimate martyrs to male domination. It was patriarchy gone mad — a time when women were burnt just for being women.

Adding academic fuel to the pyre was the blossoming of witchcraft studies during the second wave of feminism in the sixties and seventies. . . .

Soon angry cries were raised of nine million women killed — a gynocide! . . .

You may be surprised to discover for a start that witches were not burnt in England and around 25% of those executed (in Europe and North America) were male, a figure rising to 70-80% in areas such as Finland and Russia. . . . Most scholars now agree that around 40,000 men and women lost their lives in a period roughly between 1450-1800.

So, 40,000 accused witches were killed, not 9,000,000?

Let me check my calculator.

Andrea Dworkin only exaggerated by a factor of 225-to-1.

A minor math error, compared to calling incest “progress.”

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