, I realize that many of our national problems have a simple solution. It may be a hard and difficult solution but probably the correct one. The problem with groups like the #KKK, #Neo-Nazis, White Supremacy and other hate groups is the violence that often accompanies their marches. Counter-protest groups form to confront the haters and sooner or later (usually sooner) there’s a fight.
Here’s the simple solution; make love not war.
I know, you heard it before. I grew up in the 60s and when the people protesting the war in Vietnam said, “Make love, not war” they meant it literally. This is a case where we could learn a thing or two from our cousins the bonobos, a relative of the great ape. Bonobos use sex to resolve conflicts.
According to Wikipedia, “The bonobo is distinguished by relatively long legs, pink lips, dark face and tail-tuft through adulthood, and parted long hair on its head.” That could describe some of the women I dated. The bonobos use sex as a greeting, social bonding, conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconciliation. I think we all could use some of that. They are very human-like in their sexual behavior which includes tongues kissing, oral sex and face-to-face genital sex. They aren’t monogamous and don’t discriminate by sex or age. Whenever there’s a conflict with outsiders, the bonobos prefer sexual contact over violent confrontation.
Now we could apply this to hate groups. Whenever counter-protestors confront any hate group, they should attempt to have sex with them. It may be difficult at first but eventually, when bigots and racists are confronted by a counter group, they will strip naked. Local authorities could help this process by requiring all groups to agree to march naked when they apply for a marching permit. Counter-protesters should form squadrons of sex therapists who would seduce the haters with sex. It might work.
This idea needs a catchy slogan. We can’t use “Make love, not war.” At the time it was popular, there was an actual war. “Make love, not hate” might work. “Screw the haters” is my personal favorite. “Sex before protest”, “Kiss and play nice”? Help me out, I’m at a loss for words.
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