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Originally posted by Druscilla
What I'm getting from all of this is:
If you hold any kind of significant power or influence in or over the Western First World sphere of influence, whether it's entertainment, political, business, or even behind the scenes domestic, you're a good candidate for being pegged with the label 'Illuminati', regardless your sex, especially so where there's at least a little controversy, and/or duality of popularity vs infamy.
Obama, for instance; some absolutely love this POTUS without question unthinkingly, while other loathe and revile his existence with the same passion. Fact is, controversial times call for controversial decisions, and you can't please all of the people all of the time.
Unpopular decisions get made. You, the average person in the street don't have the security clearance to understand the whole picture as to the whats and whys behind certain decisions that you like, or don't like, but, you'll weigh in and label the man one way or another.
The same goes for any other man or woman in power or position of influence.
It's almost human nature to look for the devil in the easiest most influential targets available.
How is any of this news?
Maybe. Maybe not.
More likely they're just doing their job, whether it be done really well, badly, or both at the same time because it can't be helped, and as a result are enflaming passionate opinion about their actions along the way.
Often enough, leadership of any kind presents the unwinnable decision to be made, Kobayashi Maru, whatever you want to call it, and these decisive moments may very well happen often.
Not everyone gets an easy seat of power.
In the end, it's the folk you DON'T see or notice you should be concerned about.
And you know this NRE, right? This world, this existence, is another form of hell and men and women are its demons. From chaos to order, then back again, this world can either go forward, or it can go back to its original state. Its original state despite what people like to think, was not a Eden.
Originally posted by FriedBabelBroccoli
Originally posted by RothchildRancor
What evidence do you have that venereal disease is rampant in female Satanist cults?
Have you ever read the Satanic Bible? Many of the core rituals are sex magic based upon the principle of duality and unification of energies to enhance efficacy of the intent.
The Book of Belial
LaVey explains that, in order to control a person, one must first attract his or her attention. He gives three qualities that can be employed for this purpose: sex appeal, sentiment (cuteness or innocence), and wonder. He also advocates the use of odor. In the Book of Belial, he discusses three types of rituals: those for sex, compassion, and destruction. Sex rituals work to entice another person; compassion rituals work to improve health, intelligence, success, and so on; destruction rituals work to destroy another person. LaVey advocates finding others with whom to practice Satanic rituals in order to reaffirm one's faith and avoid antisocial behavior. He particularly advocates group participation for destruction rituals, as compassion and sex rituals are more private in nature. LaVey goes on to list the key components to successful ritual: desire, timing, imagery, direction, and "The Balance Factor" (awareness of one's own limitations).
The Book of Lucifer deals with satanism's view on sexuality and makes it clear that participation in orgies is NOT a requirement but the more sexual energy the greater the effect of the ritual.
So you can take a gander at what those inclined towards this path might be willing to do.
Here is an old study from 2001 which clearly demonstrates promiscuity with increased cases of STD's.
[Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and their relationship with sexual behaviour and condom use, in a cohort of teenagers referring to a STD centre. A nine-year, prospective study].
^ doesn't mean this song is terrible.
^^But the first one I posted wasedit on 19-6-2013 by FriedBabelBroccoli because: 101
Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
Based on the presence of inscriptions containing female goddesses, sexually indeterminate individuals wearing the net skirt, the gendered-female process of paper production, and the feminine ability to bleed on a regular basis, I find it entirely possible that women were the main players in Maya ritual activity. Such an investigation will look into the oft-proposed gender neutral roles, which I argue were an attempt by elite males to usurp feminine ritual power.
³Maya men believed that by emulating women they could contact their ancestors more readily´ (1999:93).She further posits that male auto-sacrifice provided men with increased power by transforming ³the male genitalia into a doubly potent agent of fertility, capable of shedding two life-giving fluids«validating male political power´ (Tate 1999:93).Jennifer Dornan (2004) argues that the ability of women to give birth and to bleed without dying were the basis for powers that aggrandizing males usurped for their own political gain by attempting to mimic female menstruation.