San Francisco continues to blaze its trail for the rest of us back to the 60's. As an example, a 76-year old peace activist named Donna Sheehan, (no relation to Cindie), and her 55-year-old boyfriend, Paul Reffell, are proposing the "Global Orgasm for Peace" to be held(?), or is that staged(?), or anyway, occuring on the first day of winter, December 22. According to the AP:
"'The orgasm gives out an incredible feeling of peace during it and after it," Reffell said Sunday. "Your mind is like a blank. It's like a meditative state. And mass meditations have been shown to make a change.'"
Which does help explain the recent elections.
Reffell explained that he and his 76-year-old girlfriend
"have studied evolutionary psychology and believe that war is mainly an outgrowth of men trying to impress potential mates, a case of 'my missile is bigger than your missile,' as Reffell put it.'"
So this is how "evolutionary psychology" explains war? At least it isn't something dumb like Intelligent Design. And wasn't all this "my missile" stuff what JFK meant when he warned us about a missile gap? And why he kept calling Marilyn Monroe?
But speaking of missile envy, we're all hoping that Kim Jong Il, Hassan Nasrallah, and Hamas intend to participate. They're all totally missile crazy, and we can all use a day off.
"By promoting what they hope to be a synchronized global orgasm, they hope to get people to channel their sexual energy into something more positive.
'The dream is to have everyone in the world (take part),' Reffell said. 'And if that means laying down your gun for a few minutes, then hey, all the better.' "
But not laying down your missile, eh, Paul, you sly dog!
I found it curious that nowhere does the AP story contain a single quotation from Ms. Sheehan, (who, I repeat, is 76, and, one would assume, is the ostensible, immodest feminine figurehead of the global orgasm). We refuse to speculate as to how she may have been occupied during the interview that she was unable to get a word in, or out, although we're sure it involved peace, meditation, and a blank mind.