Why the Leftist obsession with the penis?
'It is a peculiar fact' stated Engels a few months after Marx died, 'that with every great revolutionary movement the question of 'free love' comes to the foreground'.' By the mid- to late-nineteenth century it was clear to advocates and opponents alike that many socialists shared a propensity to reject the institution of the family in favour of 'free love', if not in practice, at least as an ideal -- SOURCE
The Leftist obsession with the penis generally flies just under the radar but it can be detected as far back as Karl Marx. Most politically-informed people are aware that Karl was against the family, on the grounds that it was a conservatizing influence (which it is).
Marx could hardly have overlooked, however, a side-effect of a ban on the family. It left the penis high and dry -- as it were. There was nowhere for it to go outside the family. Morals were very strict at the time about extra-marital sex. There were of course abundant prostitutes in the 19th century but use of them was illegal, disgraceful and threatened syphilis. All that was left for the penis was Mrs Hand and her five daughters.
Marx was himself married -- to Jenny von Westphalen, with whom he had seven children. Jenny was of an aristocratic family so Karl would have been well aware that it was common for wealthy men of the era to take a mistress -- so that would have been the liberation of the penis he envisaged for those who did not marry. David Lloyd George, a Prime Minister of the UK during WWI, had a mistress (Frances Stevenson) for many years -- officially just his secretary of course
And in the 1920s and 30s "understood" homosexuality emerged. Heavily Leftist British artists and intellectuals knew that they could not safely "come out" -- they could be prosecuted for it -- but nonetheless managed to create a general understanding that homosexuality was not only OK but rather "smart" -- J.M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsberries generally. The movie "Brideshead revisited" conveys that era very well. You are never quite sure that the main character was queer. So that was a rather clear example of a Leftist obsession with the penis.
And in the famous '60s, of course, there evolved a Leftist devotion to "free love", which had little to do with love. It could more accurately be referred to as "penis liberation". I was there. I remember it well. They say that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. But that refers to drug and alcohol abuse and I was teetotal throughout the 60s, incredible as that may seem. Conservatives really are different. I was not totally abstemious about the other delights on offer, however.
That was also of course an era of huge student demonstrations against "the war" (in Vietnam) and a total rejection of all conventional morality. Fortunately, Christians held the fort and civilization survived.
And then in the '70s and '80s Leftists waged an unsystematic but extensive campaign to legalize homosexuality, which eventually succeeded. At last the penis could do its thing without the burden of reproduction or the threat of prosecution. The ban on homosexual marriage lasted right into the 21st century, however, but that too was eventually ground down. Use of the penis just for pleasure became at last respectable.
So what was left after that series of victories? Where could Leftists go next in their devotion to the penis? One might have thought that the war was over but a new campaign began with great ferocity: A campaign to "liberate" extreme sexual abnormality. Now one person could enjoy not only the delights of the penis but also the delights of femininity. "Transgenders" became the icons of modernity and liberation. Some individuals went too far and cut their penis off but they generally regretted it. And in a pinnacle of penis devotion, some mentally ill women were encouraged to have surgery which would "give" them a penis. Freud claimed that women suffered from "penis envy" but he never foresaw that in his writings.
And any criticism of the various abnormalities concerned was ruthlessly crushed, with criminal penalties threatened in some jurisdictions. So that is where we are now. Who knows what Leftist devotion to the penis will bring forth next?
So why? It's all just a case of self-indulgence. Leftists believe that "There's no such thing as right and wrong" so why not? Leftists reject all moral and prudential restraints so their only task is to destroy such restraints on their own behaviour. And that fits in with their overall program of destroying existing society as a whole.
Leftists, of course claim that they are acting out of compassion but there is not the slightest compassion evident when they attack in various ways people who believe in Biblical morality. They don't even show tolerance then, let alone compassion. Listen to almost anything they say about Donald J. Trump and the resultant outpouring of hate will convince you that hate drives them, not compassion -- JR.