Monday, January 30, 2012


        Have you noticed how the term “make love” or " making love " is disappearing from the American vocabulary? 
       When I was a child the term ‘making love’ was used often in the movies. Back then “making love” could mean anything form wooing someone with flowers, candy & sweet whispers in someone’s ear,… to kissing.  
     In the late 60’s ,as kids we snickered at hearing it because by then the phrase had started to change. We new it had something to do with kissing & more. Then a funny thing happened, it came to mean having sex and pretty much nothing else.
        The term “Make Love Not War” was used in most every American protest against the Viet Nam war.  It was engrained on my sub-consciousness  & one of the patches on my jeans as a child of 1960’s.
So where did it go ?  Why has it almost if not totally disappeared?
     Thinking on this I realized that the continued militarization of our culture had to get rid of it to survive. First they had to give it a  sexual connotation in order to rid it of any emotional , or caring human relevance.  Then it would get buried along side the Frank Capra films, movies with morality (& damn good acting, something else that’s disappearing).
        Is our corporate military complex trying to create a culture without a conscience? Of course it is. How else can they accomplish their goals.  I know about the psychological training that goes on to prepare soldiers for battle.          They have to learn to  disregard their intuitive nature that tells them killing is wrong unless in an extreme self defense situation.                                                          Are we as humans able to stop loving & caring for one another ?  Is that the reason for so many citizen & soldier suicides & PTSD ? Because they’re being asked to do something that goes against their core beliefs ?   I think so.

Let’s get back to saying it & making Love NOT war.
“…compassion for others, friend or foe, is the noblest of all virtues.”_F.Capra


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