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Monday, May 6, 2013

Easter Tales:Communism, Orgies and Abortion

Boy was I ready to write a peaceful Easter post about eggs and paskas and bunnies, but no, shit hit the fan this week and shit I will discuss.
May 1st, a diverse group of feminists, anarchists, leftists, punks, hipsters, students and generally fun and unruly group of youth marched for better employment, asked for decrease of discrimination in the workplace, cursed the bank tellers, drew graffiti on the walls, leaked into the car road since the pavement could not hold their enthusiasm, provoked the police… I love people who ask for better rights in a disorderly manner. However, when you risk to rally without permission, when you paint crap on the walls of the bank, when you throw bottles at the police – you shouldn't be surprised if the police throws bottles back.  Georgian police proved once more that it has no clue how to manage critical situations; officers dragged students by their hair, broke their limbs and were unreasonably violent.Thus, on one hand you have a group of people asking for it, but on the other hand you have policemen physically dismantling activists and they definitely did not ask for that! It’s like if you steal some fruit at the market, you shouldn't be surprised when the fruit-selling woman curses you and maybe even slaps you, but it is definitely wrong if she cut your hand off…however, if the fruit-seller is known to cut the hands off the law-breakers, it might be wiser to avoid her. Doesn't justify the hand-cutting, but shifts responsibility to the unlawfuls too. In the end, I condemn police violence. Though, it was not unpredictable.
 The second event happened two days after the communist manifesto-turned-into-beating, when this video of a journalist having an orgy launched into the virtual space.The setting involves two male and a female drinking and sexing in different positions, order and arrangement. This is a triple-issue event (a three-patch problem, as my favorite British detective would say): 1. People’s private lives (especially involving “scandalous” sex) are being filmed and then used as a blackmail or shaming tool 2. The star of the sex tape is a well-known homophobic (!), nationalist and Georgia-will-prevail sort of a guy 3. When my friends from an LGBT NGO “Identity” joined a rally that condemned airing of such amateur porn, a bunch of homophobic, nationalist and Georgia-will-prevail types of guys (the same species as the menage-a-trois hero) physically assaulted them. Clearly, such gay behavior (rallying for the right to privacy and dignity and all that) was unacceptable on a holy day (Crucifixion Friday). Alternatively, beating peaceful protesters is an acceptable Christian conduct. The more you know…
Finally, during his Easter sermon, the patriarch of our church petitioned the government to abolish the abortion. I sincerely hope that the government understands futility of such decision. Abolishing abortion leads to dangerous illegal abortions performed by shady midwives; it leads to home remedies like jumping off the stairs, kicking women’s belly and pushing an onion up the uterus so that it grows the roots and kills the embryo. Yes, those are true stories of abortion attempts during the Soviet Union. It would be much more effective to stress sexual education in schools to prevent unwanted pregnancies, instead of criminalizing abortion. As for the demographic growth argument, I don’t give a fucking damn for our dwindling population, I am not a baby machine and my function is not multiplying and replenishing this country. If they are so worried about the population decline how about they make the country habitable, so that the likes of my hubby and I stay and work here, instead of fleeing oppression, intrigues, patriarchy and political turmoil! The stupider they act, less of us will stay, until one day only radical orthodox churchpeople and internal homophobes are left here to shake their fists at the corrupt west!
Happy Easter my friends.
The pic: my Easter eggs. I actually had wonderful four days…

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