Welcome to BRB, everyone! In the westernized world, or perhaps I should say, within the realm of the democratic countries, we have basic laws or God given rights that we expect our governments to uphold. We have our human rights, which constitutes many things like the basic need to food and shelter, the right to fair representation in court if needed and, for instance, freedom of speech. There are those who will argue as to the extend freedom of speech can be taken, the boundaries of the word verbal or written. My personal belief is you can pretty much think and say whatever you feel provided it doesn’t cause another human harm. In other words…if you stand on a soap box and point at an someone shouting “Kill him!”, I’m not going to defend your right to freedom of speech. Not cool. But I will defend you to the death for the right to have a voice. Now, does this rule also apply to what a pair of consenting adults does? Does it apply to what a writer wishes to pen? Does it apply to what an artist wishes to paint? There are certain Taboos in civilization, certain things that humans, whether divided by race or religious have always deemed inappropriate, and the reasons are justified.
Now, does this rule also apply to what a pair of consenting adults does? Does it apply to what an author wishes to pen? Does it apply to what an artist wishes to paint? There are certain Taboos in civilization, certain things that humans, whether divided by race or religious have always deemed inappropriate, and the reasons are justified.
I like to Internet surf. I hunt for pictures, information and stories, anything that may inspire; actually I surf for all sorts of reasons. Don’t ask me how, but I came across a very interesting article on incest. And specifically about a pair of young, twin brothers from the Czech Republic that are making exorbitant amounts of money from exploiting their supposed sexual (twincest) and loving bond through the gay porn market. No, I’m not joking.
Here’s a link to the main article, if you care to read it.
I’ve read numerous articles on the subject and although this article is older, it’s one of the best I’ve come across. Of course the Czech twins aren’t the first to have sex and they won’t be the last. Here is some basic information I took from Wikipedia. Incest between twins or ‘twincest’ is also called Gould’s Disease, and is considered a subclass of sibling incest, which can be either heterosexual or homosexual. European culture deems such behaviour as taboo, but in Balinese culture it was quite common for twins of the opposite sex to wed because it was assumed they must of had sex in the womb. Incest between twins is also spotlighted in Greek mythology with the story of Kaunos and Byblis, plus sporadically in other ancient literature throughout the world. There have been court cases involving incest, where siblings have married, and in some cases unknowingly due to poorly documented adoptions. Yes, fact is stranger than fiction.
According to the article Elijah and Milo Peters, have been involved in a sexual relationship long before their porn career. They’ve engaged in what has been coined a loving and sexual relationship since the tender age of fifteen. I read another article that stated their parents are supposedly disturbed and appalled. Really. Well, hell, I simply can’t imagine why? I’m not going to reiterate the entire contents of either article because I’m certain you get the gist.
But, here’s the twist, and I seriously want you to think about this. I may not agree with what these two men do, but should I defend their right to say it? Should I stifle their right to express it? On the flip side of that coin: when is enough, enough? What about the impressionable minds of children? If we don’t have rules we simply have chaos. So where do we, as a society, draw the line? Does the freedom of speech and expression give us all “a license to kill”?
I know it’s a really convoluted subject, isn’t it. I mean once you open Pandora’s Box you unleash a myriad of unknowns that could threaten our moral values and fundamental human rights—the very fabric of who we are—what separates us from the flora and fauna.
I guess what I’m trying to say is do we have a right to judge one another, and to what limit? Personally, I think isn’t a matter of judging the person, it’s a matter of judging the behaviour. We must have rules, and they must be enforced, because if we don’t, the innocent and vulnerable in society will be brutalized. We’d have anarchy. We do have to draw the line. I suppose to a certain percentage of the populous that may seem harsh, and to the rest, not harsh enough, but which direction do we wish to go?