Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

The Pendulum Swings: Asexuality

Posted by Dale Kuehne on August 18, 2012

In an sexually indulgent culture it was only a matter of time until the pendulum began to swing back. Asexuality is here.

It was only a matter of time.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/asexuals–the-fourth-sexual-orientation-8060092.html

Scale the walls of hopelessness
Lungs breath blackened tar
Abusive instinct takes control
No more hope left under darkened star
Staring down a bottomless pit

No escape, no way out
The only way through is down
Cannot speak, cannot move
Inarticulate, we drown
Failure’s asexual breed
Life of swine become disease
Better and twisted inside
Worship my god of fear

Face the facts, everything dies in the end
Always brave on the outside
Smiling in the face of despair
Blood courses through constricted veins
Silent screams, gasping for air
Burning blade enters prepared skin
Crimson life flows from within
Welcoming releasing blood
Rivers deep to the desperate sea Flow…

Yet choices made are not reversed
Persistence in the face of nothingness
Courage to endure despair
Survive, revenge, redress
Floods of blood wash nothing clean
Begin within on the path to redeem
Locking back at a beleaguered past
Something inside changed

So much time ahead So much that can be done
Speaking words in unknown tongues
Presaging armageddon’s son
Pressure building up inside
Something has no give
Vanquish all fear, nowhere to hide
Become the master, choose to live
I choose to damn well live!

Never more to be trodden down
Before none to kneel
Heart, once frozen, trapped in ice
Now boiling molten steel!
Highest self to vindicate
All cause of doubt to eradicate
Seize control, force mental state
Seconds counting down to detonate
Return to those who would oppress
The way of advance lies through regress
Old enemies made to feel violent caress
Pay it all back with interest
At last, it seems, a return to peace
Destructive urges finally cease
There’s still anger, but now it’s part of me
I’ll never die so easily!

Suicide Rebellion by Benediction from Organized Chaos (2001)

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