Posts Tagged ‘USA Today’

Which Presidential Candidate Do You Like?

January 17, 2012

Which Presidential Candidate Do You Like?

Match Presidential Candidate
“This is interesting. Click on the link, and take the test to see who you really like best as a presidential candidate based on policy positions (i.e., personality excluded). First slide the importance to you bar to the degree of what issues are most important and least important to you accordingly. Then answer the eleven questions asked of you to see who, by name, you prefer. Try it. It doesn’t take much time, and it’s kind of fun.”
Thank you Vic Palenske for sending this. It is an interesting exercise.
I like Newt the most. Mitt is acceptable to me. Actually, so is everyone else, except Ron Paul. But I believe that Newt and Mitt are the ones most likely to win against Obama.
VTM,  1/17/12

Teens Having Less Sex?

March 11, 2011

Teens Having Less Sex?

I doubt that very much. Compared to when?

Tell that to the greying graduated highschool classes of 1960!

Whether teen sex has gone up or down a few percentage points over the past few decades does not obscure the fact that our socioculture is in deep trouble because of our pornographic, soft-pornographic, and sexually suggestive portrayals that exist in almost all venues attractive to children and teens.

Has our educated public ever heard of Social Learning Theory: The research on human Modeling and Imitation?!  They certainly have, but have chosen to ignore the findings that children, and adults imitate those with power, celebrity, attractiveness, and those that most resemble themselves. Watch the media models that your children are watching and don’t be blinded by the changing norms of our so called “Post Modern Age”.

You will see just one of many examples of technology, fame and fortune trumping “old-fashioned” Judeo/Christian ethics.  The costs in damaged lives is incalculable and just one of many of our own self-managment problems that is bringing America down.

A recent government study showed that fewer teens and young adults are having sex (discussed in the South Bend Tribune on March 4, 2011).  Do you trust a government study, or a government report of any kind any more?

The study was based upon interviews with approximately 5,300 young people (15 yrs. to 25 yrs.). Do you wonder if 15 yr olds are likely to tell the truth about such matters in an interview? Do you think that sex between 15 year olds might be a greater concern that sex between 25 yr olds?

The study reported that those who said they never had oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse rose in the past decade from 22% to 28%. Do you wonder what the other 82% said?  Again, can you imagine what a similar group would have said 50 years ago?

The article went on to say “The findings are sure to surprise some parents who see skin and lust in the media and worry that sex is rampant”. Well, Moms and Dads (Grandparents too) there is no reason for you to worry. The Government (that legalized Pornography [Miller v. California, 1973] and taxes its revenues, as well as condoms, birth control pills, and other sex problem related services) says that our bad sexual behavior is getting better.

Read more on this important topic by clicking on the following URL.

Also, for an in-depth analysis of the evolution of this problem, read my publication on Sexual Maladaption Contagion in Behavior and Social Issues, Volume 8, No. 2, Fall 1998.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.        3/11/11

Progressive Politics and Sex In The Ranks

March 3, 2011

Progressive Politics and Sex In The Ranks

The military is no place for social experiments, especially in times of war.  It is not nice to say, but the military’s role is to instill fear of its unmatched ability to kill our enemies and destroy their things. Anything that detracts from this central and primary mission is foolishness. Such foolishness is often driven by civil political pandering.

The great push to include openly gay personnel in our military is more progressive foolishness which is coupled with the progressive foolishness of more fully integrating women with men in fields of combat, on our ships,  in our submarines, and in more intimate living and work relationships on our bases.

The outcome of these stupendous political-correctness pratfalls is what it has always been between young men and young women: SEX! 

The more young men and young women in close proximity, under stressful conditions, some having greater power over others: THE MORE SEX!

The sexual activity rates among gay men are documented to be much very much higher than among heterosexuals– so: MUCH MUCH MORE SEX!

A recent veteran of the U.S. Navy recently told me of his times at sea. He said that sex between male and female sailors on board was commonplace. He bragged that he had his woman, while at sea. He said that the sailors on board could not compete with the marines, who the woman sailors much prefered. He reported that some female sailors who wanted out of the navy, or even out of a particular deployment, purposefully became pregnant to achieve their goal.

In a March 2, USA TODAY article on page 8A, the problem of only one form of unwanted sex in the military is discussed: “Pentagon Falls Short in Tackling Sexual Assault in The Ranks”.

 A more accurate title would have been “Progressive Politics Cause More  Sexual Assault in The Ranks”.

The article reported that ” In 2009 alone, more than 3,200 servicemembers reported sexual assaults. That was up 20% since 2007, though it is unclear whether the increase reflects more incidents or better reporting.”

Well, folks, “better reporting” could play a factor. But, only enraptured liberals would inflate that factor to deny this politically- based debacle. The article went on to discuss ways to address this problem. But any way, short of greater separation of the sexes in the military, will fail.

Failing to provide for the greater separation of the sexes (and exclusion of active homosexuals) in the military will lead to an increasing diversion of our dwindling human resources away from intimidating, killing and destroying our enemies into futile social re-engineering for sex problems in the military that progressive social engineering created in the first place.

Another fine example of a politically progressive sink-hole of self-defeating behavior.

Wake-up America!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.    3/3/11

Openly Gay Military! What’s Your Vote

February 14, 2010

Openly Gay Military! What’s Your Vote?

A USA Today February 3, 2010 article (p. 6A) presented the following:

“Repealing the policy against openly Gay men and Lesbians in the military ‘would be the right thing to do’.” This is according to the Nations top uniformed military officer, Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Join Chiefs of staff.

He went on to say, “ However, eliminating the current ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy will cause some disruption in the force.”

Admiral Mullen further stated: “Allowing Lesbians and Gay men to serve openly is an issue of integrity–theirs as individuals and ours as an institution. I also believe that great young men and women of our military can and would accommodate such a change”.

Senator John McCain’s response was the following: “At this moment of immense hardship for our armed services we should not be seeking to overturn the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell policy’.”

So there is the issue. You can decide as you wish. But, I have long ago made my decision and it is not favorable to this primarily political movement which threatens the strength of our military. 
I believe that I am qualified to speak to this issue in many ways because I have had a good amount of experience with Gay and Lesbian individuals and issues. As a psychotherapist, I have done my best to help them and their families cope with the many social problems associated with this way of life and I have felt great compassion for all concerned. I have happily worked with, liked and respected, many Gays and Lesbians in numerous professional venues. Finally, and most relevant to the present issue, I was accused of being Gay and investigated by an agency of the federal government when I was in the Navy.

Here’s my story. 

In 1960 they were building my submarine. It was a brand new Fleet Ballistic nuclear powered  submarine. It was armed with 16 multiple nuclear war-headed missiles. Our submarine played an important role in the “cold war” against Russia. The strategy was one of “Mutually Assured Destruction”. If they destroyed us, they knew for certain that we would destroy them and nothing could stop us. Those were the “good ol’ days”. Mutually assured destruction would appear to be irrelevant to our new mortal enemies who’s God handsomely rewards their self-destruction in the service of His goals.

While our submarine was being built our crew lived ashore for a while. A new shipmate invited my best friend and I to share his apartment. It was our second night there when my buddy shook me awake in the early morning. He was in a panic: “Moe! X grabbed my ‘cock’ last night! I’m getting out of here! We immediately left to look for another apartment.

The Gay sailor was a higher rank than we were, we were just 19 yrs. of age and did not know what to do. Should we tell? What will happen to us? Do we keep our mouths shut? We were pretty shook-up. Regrettably, we made the wrong decision and we kept quiet.

The Gay guy did the same thing to another sailor, of equal rank, and that sailor told an officer about the incident. Soon my best buddy and I were under suspicion and investigation for being homosexuals (the term used in that day). We were scared to death.

My heart was in my throat as the intimidating men in civilian suits interrogated me. All I could do is what my parents taught me: I anxiously told the truth. One of the men leaned into my face and aggressively accused me of “corn-holing” my buddy. My fear turned to anger and indignation as I raised my voice and profanely corrected the man’s point of view. I was dismissed shortly after that. I never hear another word about the incident, except from my shipmates. They sometimes teased my buddy and I about the incident, but they all knew the truth—we were “pitifully trapped” in our heterosexuality.

Our homosexual shipmate simply vanished, to our great relief.

Looking back, from my perspective of 69 years of age, I do not hate or despise my short-term homosexual shipmate. He was a young man driven to desperation by his ungoverned sexuality. I hope he lived happily ever-after. He simply had no business on my submarine, or in any other branch of our military.

I am in favor of the current “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

If we choose to do the “Openly Gay” social experiment in the United States Military it will be increasingly burdened with new social, ethical, administrative, logistical, investigative and legal entanglements. At just the moment when our military can least afford such distractions.

As Admiral Mullen stated: “Allowing Lesbians and Gay men to serve openly is an issue of integrity…..”. Of course, it is a matter of integrity during a time of  war when our military must remain the most fierce and effective fighting force in the world— or all may be lost. It is a matter of Admiral Mullen’s integrity, which he has surrendered to the Obama administration’s mad dash to impose as many self-defeating progressive policies on this Nation as he can, before he loses the power of the Presidency.

I would like to see Admiral Mullen’s resignation.

Good Luck America!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

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