Queer evolution theory, deep ecology, biological exuberance, population safety valve
Queer community as safety valve for overpopulation crisis, compare with animal populations that have survival mechanism to save species from mass starvation die-off..
The theoretical debate about the origin or cause of homosexuality is between genetics and personal free will. Certain individuals on the Judeo-Christian/Islamic extreme right wing (didn't think i'ld just pick on one dogmatic religion, did'ya?) believe it is a personal choice possibly influenced by some abstract "devil" being that tempts people 2 stray from the "proper" path of breeding, er, heterosexuality. Increasing the population usually results in increase of membership to their respective religion. Remember, these are the same folks who wish to outlaw birth control and abortion worldwide..
Genetics as cause of homosexuality is the standard scientific theory, some people are randomly chosen by their DNA to be attracted towards the same sex. There is no moral/ethical blame possible in this view since people cannot be blamed for their DNA (though someone will try 2 find a way)..
The genetics theory needs to be inclusive of ecology. This takes the focus off the individual (sorry, no blame game here) and widens the lens 2 a species scope. Science is preoccupied with looking at human genetics/DNA as if we exist in a vacuum. Our human evolution is not seperate from any other animal, plant or fungi on Earth today, we're all interconnected..
An interesting read 4 the queer community would be Bruce Baghamil's book "Biological Exuberance" that details animals and their traits of homosexuality. A good example is deer show greater amounts of non-breeding homosexual males as the herd population number increases. This takes some stress off the breeding males otherwise they deer would overpopulate and then experience a painful mass die-off from starvation. In this case homosexuality is a species safety valve for overpopulation..
"Curing" homosexuality via conversion is not only detrimental to humanity and global ecosystems, it is also impossible. Mormons and other Christian extremists have brainwash camps set up in attempts 2 convert homo 2 hetero, though the outcome is usually serious psychological disfunction. Going against an evolutionary survival mechanism is not a rational choice. If Christians really want 2 help humanity, they should protest nuclear weapons, militarism and over-consumption. In the case of homo 2 hetero conversion brainwashing, these Christians are acting in a very anti-human manner..
Greece and Rome had increased homosexuality during the peaks of their empires. Unfortunately, they were also overpopulated in their region of the Mediterranian. Constant warfare and land invasions were needed to maintain their lifestyle. Overpopulation isn't a positive trait for any species, especially overconsuming humans caught in the grips of imperialism..
Overconsumption in USA (Rome, Greece, etc.) and other imperialist nation-states is an additional destructive factor 2 overpopulation. The more resources people consume, the less there will be for the future of the species (starvation, die-off, etc.). Is it possible that since the US consumes more resources than anyone else we also have the highest rate of homosexuality?
Indigenous people of Turtle Island (America) usually treated homosexuals with respect and honor (this changed after forced conversion 2 Christianity). Queer people were often held as spiritual guides similar to shamans, considered unique and valuable individuals. Maybe the tribes knew something our modern monotheistic society has long forgotten, that there are natural non-violent ways to slow overpopulation..
Soon people may find their choices very limited, it would be advisable to support the queer community and start showing them some respect. Having spiritual guides burdened with mental problems resulting from abuse isn't in humanity's best interest either..
If our society cannot accept the queer community there WILL BE (yeah, no kidding) a global war of genocide like nothing ever seen before as resources, water and food are no longer available..
The tyrants who claim to rule over the people (Bush/Cheney/etc) are already prepared for survival after the die-off and their misshappen maladjusted sperm will be the ones reproducing humanity. Their homophobic agenda shows their plans very clearly. By beating down the queer spirit, the tyrants push themselves to the top of the ladder. Don't allow this 2 happen, it contradicts evolution. These tyrants are in fact the weakest link, they would serve the Earth far better as compost..
This doesn't address why some individuals are hetero and some are homo (nor should it, think random selection). There is also the grey area of universal bisexuality continuim that certain individuals in both the hetero and homo community refuse to acknowledge (those fuckers). Described as "fence-sitters" bisexuals are outcast by self proclaimed leaders of either community, yet here may lie the answer of potential 4 either lifestyle, sort of like a blank slate. Does a weather vane predetermine which way the wind blows or does the wind just blow??
Here is some info from Rainbow of Equality;
"It is harmless and helpful to the species°°
Homosexuality is very helpful to the species usually with there superior ability to help mothers that produce more babies than she can handle or they are able to focus more on protecting the herd or tribe, providing food, etc.
Over population can be deadly with a species. They run out of food and supplies and alot of other problems occur. Also it is natural for a species to adapt to its environment by evolving it in a certain way. When the elaphants migrated north a long time ago they evolved and adapted a thick coat of fur to keep them warm. So this could very much be natures way of adapting.
Even in our societies we just need to look at overpopulated places like China. There hotels are literally compartments, diseases are easily spread and there economy is suffering because they don't have enough jobs for everyone all do to overpopulation.
Reproduction only needs a certain amount for a species to survive but one thing that is a must for every human being is Love. "
above info from;
see also Unitarian Universalists (the queer friendly true Christians);
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