Growing International Crimes of Sexual Mutilations:
Both tribal and modern societies do them.
1. Female Breast/Sexual Mutilation in Hospitals
While proclaimed as a "cancer preventative", the surgical removal of women’s sexual organs based upon flawed "genetic" testing methods is quack-junk science, and is no different from North African Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), except that it is wrapped up with "medical" magic and superstition, rather than purely "moral-taboo" justifications. In fact, one could say, the Africans who do this horrible act do not cloak their sexual hatreds and anxiety, in that they openly proclaim female sexual organs (clitoris, labia) are "ugly, dirty, offensive, and ought to be cut out". The MD’s doing this form of Western FGM won’t say that so directly, but wrap their sadism in the language of "science".
Below is the Abstract of a paper I gave on the subject some years ago — my only correct to it would be, to note this is not just an American phenomenon, but has similar expressions in hospital surgery world-wide. Such as the introduction of female genital mutilation procedures into hospitals within the Muslim world, something that should be classified as no different from branding of slaves with a red-hot iron (done in "hospitals" to make it "sanitary") and opposed by every decent physician and international health organization…. but isn’t:
James DeMeo PhD: "Modern Horrific Medicine: Unnecessary Sexual Surgery", Presented to the 3rd Int. Symposium on Circumcision, National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, Washington, DC. 1994.
One of the more telling methods for understanding the urge to mutilate the genitals of young males and females is to view the problem cross-culturally. There is a cross-cultural pattern recorded in the anthropological literature, demonstrating that cultures which engage in genital mutilations also have, in general: high levels of political hierarchy, premarital sexual taboos, subordinated female status, taboos regarding vaginal, hymenal, and menstrual blood, male dominance over childbirth matters (couvade), an emphasis upon military glory, high levels of alcoholic aggression, and belief in a moralistic high god. The argument is raised that the sadistic energy directed towards the sexual organs of children is but only one expression of a larger cultural component of sadistic energy more generally directed at sexual functions, especially childhood and female sexuality. From the cross-cultural and other scientific evidence, one can make an extended critique of other ritual sexual mutilations not generally considered to be in the same category as genital mutilations. Unnecessary surgeries upon the sexual organs of women in modern American hospitals are critically reviewed from this new perspective, wherein the same medical shamans who perform painful and unnecessary genital mutilations on children — the obstetrical/gynecological specialists — are given similar critical decision-making roles for a variety of other generally unnecessary but often routine and common sexual mutilations: episiotomy, Cesarean section childbirth, and hysterectomy all have been criticized by health reformers for their generally unnecessary nature, and for the subsequent problems they create for the women subject to them. Here, we view them as expressions of culture-wide sexual anxiety and sadism. For the patient, such sexual mutilations dampen or extinguish sexual feeling, thereby relieving the individual of sexual anxiety. For the medical surgeon, the mutilations provide an outlet for scientifically rationalized sadistic urges. Carrying the critique farther, the current "epidemics" of breast and prostate cancer are critically reviewed as expressions of epidemic mass sexual hysteria and sexual anxiety, lacking in a solid scientific foundation. The absence of serious investigation of natural healing methods, the broadening of diagnostic criteria to define larger numbers of healthy people into the "sick" category, and the use of medical-police tactics to imprison and suppress health reform dissenters, are reviewed as critical components in the "scientific" rationalization of traditional hospital mutilations as "treatment". This analysis is particularly relevant where cultural propaganda regarding the "unhealthy" nature of the normal breast is used to justify "enhancement" mutilations, or where unscientific "genetic" screening methods are employed to convince anxious but otherwise completely healthy women into having "preventative" breast-amputation mutilations. Other high-tech screening methods, such as mammography and other forms of x-ray when used for diagnosis in the absence of independent clinical evidence of pathology are critically reviewed as factors in the "elevation in cancer rates". In short, American medicine is awash in a host of various forms of unnecessary, scientifically invalid and barbaric ritualized genital/sexual mutilations. Most of these are as bad or worse than anything practiced by other cultures, such as infibulation of little girls in Africa. While this latter African practice has attracted much attention and criticism in the American press, circumcision of baby boys, and other "modern medical" mutilations, have not.
A back issue of our in-house journal, "Pulse of the Planet" also carried a longer article on the subject: James DeMeo: "Modern Medical-Genetic Quackery/Modern Horrific Medicine", Pulse of the Planet 4:161-165, 1993.
2. Centers for Disease Control Demands All Foreskins!
The shot-gun marriage of superstitious "toxic penis" medical quackery, and equally superstitious "sex can kill" AIDS hysteria, has produced a Frankenstein Monster: Mutilating the genitals of boys and men, to "prevent AIDS".
Review the chapter on male genital mutilations in my book "Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence". http://www.saharasia.org From a sample of 400 different cultures around the world, the following cultural attributes are positively correlated with male genital mutilation:
Narcissism index is high
Slavery is present
Castes are present
Class stratification is high
Land inheritance favors male line
Patrilineal descent is present
Female barrenness penalty is high
Bride price is present
Father has family authority
Polygamy is present
Marital residence near male kin
Painful female initiation rites present
Segregation of adolescent boys is high
Oral anxiety potential is high
Average satisfaction potential is low
Speed of attention to infant needs is low
High god present, active, supportive of human morality
These are factually and scientifically demonstrated to positively correlate with the presence of male genital mutilations, world-wide, and none of them are anything which are supportive of a kind, just, healthy or civil social order. Regions of both African poverty, and Western promiscuity (homosexual bath houses), are awash in sexually transmitted diseases, and high levels of circumcisions have not prevented any of it. I’ve also previously outlined the problems with the spurious geographical correlations between claimed HIV and non-circumcising African cultures, in a "Letter to a Documentary Film-Maker" previously posted to the OBRL-News & Blog, but which is important enough to repeat below.
In both the above cases, the sexual organs are proclaimed "risky, suffering, diseased, harboring germs, unnecessary" and so forth, or they are "a time-bomb waiting to go off", etc. And they are based upon genetic calculations which are no better than reading the entrails of dead chickens, or casting the i-ching, or "invisible hiding virus" theories which have scant proof.
Cloaked in superior white coat, with patient reduced to infantile status wearing nothing but a loose gown, or actually being an infant, the proclamations are uttered, and off to the "surgical theatre" (that phrase is revealing) goes everyone, for the extirpation of evil sexual organs. Afterwards, everyone feels so much better. Everyone except the victim can smile again, breathe deep, and know with certainty that the planets will continue on their course through the heavens.
Extracts from a Letter to a documentary film-maker, on "HIV-AIDS"
20 March 2009
Ashland, Oregon, USA
…. The main area where I could make a possibly-unique contribution to the discussion is on the claim that male circumcision "reduces HIV transmission". Obviously, if HIV is not the "cause of AIDS", then this is preposterous and sadistic nonsense, an excuse for angry child-hating doctors to attack the genitals of children with knives. American males in the high-risk groups (homosexual men, IV drug users) are circumcised at between 50-80% depending upon their age group, and it has not helped to prevent "infection" by HIV or anything else. STDs are still widespread in younger groups of circumcising cultures, and there is no trend of reduction or increase based upon the presence or absence of a foreskin. I can also provide more substance to the criticisms of that claim as regarding the African situation, which is based upon correlation studies only.
Given my background in geographical science, and study of social institutions like male and female genital mutilations — see my work "Saharasia" (website below) — I’ve also noted the absurdity of the recent recommendations, or soon-to-be legal demands, that all baby boys be subjected to MGM (male genital mutilation) as a way to "prevent AIDS". American medicine claims that male circumcision is something benign and beneficial on other scores (a total falsehood!) something they and the Western public would never accept as regarding female mutilations (but, give the doctors another 20 years and they will propose that also). The correlations are spurious ones in any case.
They are more easily understood as follows: Northern dry-region Islamic genital-mutilating Africans are largely free from the various tropical diseases typically observed in southern non-Muslim regions (TB, Malaria, Leprosy, etc.) where Africans do not mutilate the genitals of their children. Those tropical diseases are frequently mistaken for "AIDS" either due to the unscientific "Benguai Definition" of claimed AIDS symptoms (which are typical for many mild or severe tropical African maladies, including from drinking contaminated water), or because the antibodies one gets from those tropical diseases typically cross-react with the AIDS antibody tests to yield up high levels of false-positives. So this whole issue is riddled with junk science from top to bottom. The defacto censorship by science journals of materials critical of the "infectious HIV" theory makes it nearly impossible to get this kind of criticism into print, much less into the public media.
There are dozens of issues intersecting on the AIDS issue, most of which are too "politically incorrect" for the typical journalist or film-maker to deal with. Such as the unsanitary and shared pool of body-fluids typical of the homosexual bath-houses, which parallels the unsanitary drinking water in "HIV prone" regions of tropical Africa. In both cases, typical STDs or African diseases which also destroy the immune system are routinely misdiagnosed as being caused by "infectious HIV". And I cannot tell you how often I heard — in my 13 different field trips to Africa during the 1990s, on climate-related research — about the "promiscuous Africans" as some "explanation" of the claimed "spread of HIV". The fact that most Africans still get exposure to malaria, TB and other diseases whose antibodies cross-react with the "HIV tests", and often drink contaminated water which makes their blood fill with all sorts of antibodies, yielding a general slow immune system suppression, is never spoken about with anything of the same volume and self-righteous arrogance as one hears about the "epidemic of HIV disease in Africa!!!" Which factually has not occurred. Africans continue to grow in population, dramatically so, in spite of "AIDS".
Perhaps as a black woman, you will appreciate this kind of concealed racism among the advocates of "African AIDS". It was for such reasons, and more, that President M’beki of South Africa refused to embrace the UN-WHO demands. Most of the black Africans I met were very religious people, Muslims or Christians, and certainly far more sexually conservative than, for example, the white South Africans (much less Europeans or Americans) among whom there was never any large problem with "HIV disease". Maybe you know from the Perth Group, that the number of antibody reactions to define AIDS in Africa is quite few, while in Australia, it is quite large. So simply by moving from Africa to Australia, any typical black "AIDS prone" African could be healed of his malady!
Medical historians of the future will probably note "killer-HIV" as the biggest example of official medical quackery of the Century, certainly far surpassing the pellagra madness, and with a much greater number of healthy or marginally-ill people speeded into early graves by the same arrogant medical profession (and their media defenders). It is a far greater scandal than the Tuskeegee experiments, equal to the scandal of the suppression of Joseph Semmelweiss, who identified how millions of pregnant European women were killed by the doctor’s own dirty hands, in the disease of "childbed fever". I would compare AIDS and the whole business of "hiding viruses" or "slow viruses" to Medieval thinking, to blame severe illness upon undocumentable "evil spirits" or "demons" — or to accuse totally healthy people of harboring such "evil" and then subject them to toxic medications. HIV is such an "evil demon" in that it has not been subjected to serious review as to its existence and/or toxicity. All critical voices on that issue have been silenced, in a rush to push expensive medications down the throats of millions of "believers".
James DeMeo, PhD
Ashland, Oregon, USA