Make love not war


How many wars have been fought in the name of religions? Religion should bring peace, universal love, not hate. I’m thinking aloud at home. I’m not trying to substitute the great thinkers, the philosophers.
But I don’t understand this contradiction of the religions that want peace and for a series of unfortunate situations produce wars. I can’t manage to get to the bottom of it. Then, however, I look at the faces of the cardinals, of the Mullahs, of the rabbi and I think that they are all men, just men. The pink quota is not even considered.
And perhaps this is the key. The exclusion of women from the power structures of religions. Their subordination to men when possible. And together with this religious apartheid, there’s a terror of sex and the wish to control it. Among the believers themselves as well as in the religious organisations. Sex according to the rules and regulations.
It’s clear if you don’t f..k you get jumpy. Certainly moderation is good. But under the bed covers each person must feel free to behave as he or she sees fit. “It’s like staying calm whilst making love” as Jannacci sang.
Religious fanaticism is often sex-phobic. I’ve never seen a porn star trying to explain good and bad to others. A war is fought even by f..king well and more. It’s an antidote that produces collateral effects like relaxation, inner peace and respect for difference. Sex is good for you, your partner and also for international relations.

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The 3 times my condom broke, it was with a Harmony condom, so i'm fed up with Harmony. I will change to Control or Durex. Don't wear Harmony, it's a crap :(

Posted by: Vitor | May 16, 2007 12:11 PM


Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 23, 2006 01:55 PM

Raffaella, maybe that's why when Mao was asked what he thought about Napoleon he replied that it was too soon to answer that question.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | August 23, 2006 01:32 PM

Anyway, the I Ching is never wrong! Even if it needs longer as we think. I remember as we was talking about the two guys. Two years later they got fired. The time of I Ching is not our time, it's the time of universe. I'm very happy about it!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 23, 2006 01:50 AM

....and with the course of the river in which they are floating......

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 23, 2006 01:40 AM

Prince, my dear, you know very well that the I CHING doesn't give the answers, but it give us a trend, in harmony with universe's laws. We can influence the events thanks our free will. In this case the free will of the most of people was in accordance with the universe! Great!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 23, 2006 12:46 AM

In my case, there are a lot of people that were waiting to see the corpses of those 2 MFers floating down the river.
The celebrations are still going as other people finds out.
(I have to say that a certain help has been implemented in order to reach the results)


Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 19, 2006 05:36 PM


Posted by: Enrico Rossi | August 18, 2006 09:11 PM

No, Enrico!

Posted by: raffaella biferale | August 18, 2006 06:18 PM

the I Ching said that Breaking condoms creates tension? These clever Chinese, always inventing things before anyone else!!!

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | August 17, 2006 05:59 PM

Prince: Really!!!????
That's GREAT!!!!!!!!
PS) do you remember?, the I Ching said it!
PS) I will celebrate for you with a bottle of Dom Perignon!;-))))))))

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 17, 2006 02:00 PM


I tell you this:

War is hell
Love is beautiful
Sex is great
Abstinence creates problems
Breaking condoms creates tension
Having a lot of sex is greatness
Happiness is having sex and feeling good about it.

Whatever else the religious and political leaders are feeding us is just a malicious attempt to get to power and make everybody feel guilty.


P.S. for Raf: Happiness hit me in the last 3 weeks when I learned that Mengele and John R. got fired. I'm celebrating with a bottle of Perrier.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 17, 2006 01:28 AM

Any kind of obsession is dangerous! Religious, political or sexual are all dangerous when they cross the line between being a belief,a pleasure and become the main purpose of one’s existence.
We all have our own political and religious believes and sexual preferences and practices but we use common sense and stop at some point.
Fanatics don’t and there is where the subject of supremacy and money comes into the argument.
Does Osama care about religion?? I am not so sure…. He cares about supremacy and all its derivatives…Does Bush care about terrorism….NOOO he cares about supremacy and the financial power it gives him….

“since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed (Constitution of UNESCO)”

Posted by: paola filinesi | August 16, 2006 09:25 AM

I read in the paper that the iran president,started sunday his on blog,written in english,french and arabic,well this could been interesting to hear his side of the story,I wonder if George Bush will do the same, :-))))

Posted by: evakulnurae | August 16, 2006 02:22 AM

Giovanni the Osama bin Laden story was a beauty!I will get the book,and suggested for my next read at my book club.

Posted by: evakulnura | August 16, 2006 02:13 AM

I love women both physically and for their personality, but above all I love to bring them to a wonderfuld orgasm. Sexual activity is pleasurable and healthy, but some men pretend they can deprive themselves of it! Abstinence = suppressed sexual energy whose outcome is unnatural, and socially dangerous.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | August 16, 2006 12:15 AM

Robert: Sorry!
I meant ROBERTO!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 15, 2006 10:23 PM

Sofia: I had the same bad experience.
I don't know what I got wrong...

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 15, 2006 10:20 PM

Raffaella: I only talked about condoms breaking. Maybe you meant Roberto not Robert?

Posted by: Robert Tuppini | August 15, 2006 10:16 PM

Eva: als psychologist I must read Freud! But I appreciate also Osho & Dalai Lama, they are different approachs to the same thing: the universal energy and its different form.
Robert: as soon as the first privitive human settlement began, the sexual tribe was repressed. The ancient time you are meaning may be the garden Eden...and it's only a legend.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 15, 2006 09:43 PM


It takes a lot break a condom. I saw them tested in the factory - they push a metal pipe under great pressure into a condom thousand of times and it takes a lot before they break. Your boyfiend/partner/husband must be thrusting like a pile driver or jack hammer to continually break them.

Also, I'm sure Pope Rat singer's mother loved him.

Posted by: Robert Tuppini | August 15, 2006 09:27 PM

Question: why do condoms break so easily even though one uses them in the correct way?

And does the law allow one to sue the broken-condom manufacturing company and get big money from it? For example, if the broken condom should cause one to conceive someone like pope Ratzinger, wouldn't one have the right to be refunded with millions of euros?

Posted by: Sofia Modem | August 15, 2006 07:50 PM

Any religion pushed to the extreme is very dangerous, religion should be an intimate and personal thing. Whenever we see people obsessed with religion then this is a symptom of sickness and a potential dangerous situation. Those are the people that are easy to recruit by those master minds like Osam B and other terrorists, but not let's forget that we had many of those mad people leading cults and pacific organizations that made so much mess around the world in any kind of religion. What can we do as citizens? Any time you have chance to meet a person like that (religion obsessed)try to explain to them that there are other ways to be religious, Remember many of these people have unsecure personalities and see religion as a leader that drives their lives, so they don't have to make decisions! It is the religion that that tells them to not have sex with condoms! it is the religion that tells them to be nice with their friends! it is the religion that tells them that is ok to cut the hand of a thief and so on.....
In the old days we use to discuss and often argue more on these subjects, now the principle of being politically correct especially at work, and it is expanding in many other off work environments, we have less and less of these healthy discussion that very often leave a doubts in the people mind.

Posted by: Carlo Biondolillo | August 15, 2006 06:22 PM

Patriarchal religions are not about controlling sex but about controlling women. That's all there is to these mysoginous religions invented by males. They are just a means for controlling, repressing, enslaving the female gender.

So it's not about sex or no sex. It's about

Posted by: Sofia Modem | August 15, 2006 05:31 PM


by Greg Palast
Monday August 14, 2006

So, Osama Walks into This Bar, See? and Bush says, "Whad'l'ya have, pardner?" and Osama says...

But wait a minute. I'd better shut my mouth. The sign here in the airport says, "Security is no joking matter." But if security's no joking matter, why does this guy dressed in a high-school marching band outfit tell me to dump my Frappuccino and take off my shoes? All I can say is, Thank the Lord the "shoe bomber" didn't carry Semtex in his underpants.

Today's a RED and ORANGE ALERT day. How odd. They just caught the British guys with the chemistry sets. But when these guys were about to blow up airliners, the USA was on YELLOW alert. That's a "lowered" threat notice.

According to the press office from the Department of Homeland Security, lowered-threat Yellow means that there were no special inspections of passengers or cargo. Isn't it nice of Mr. Bush to alert Osama when half our security forces are given the day off? Hmm. I asked an Israeli security expert why his nation doesn't use these pretty color codes.

He asked me if, when I woke up, I checked the day's terror color.

"I can't say I ever have. I mean, who would?"

He smiled. "The terrorists."

America is the only nation on the planet that kindly informs bombers, hijackers and berserkers the days on which they won't be monitored. You've got to get up pretty early in the morning to get a jump on George Bush's team.

There are three possible explanations for the Administration's publishing a good-day-for-bombing color guidebook.

1. God is on Osama's side.

2. George is on Osama's side.

3. Fear sells better than sex.

A gold star if you picked #3.

The Fear Factory

I'm going to tell you something which is straight-up heresy: America is not under attack by terrorists. There is no WAR on terror because, except for one day five years ago, al Qaeda has pretty much left us alone.

That's because Osama got what he wanted. There's no mystery about what Al Qaeda was after. Like everyone from the Girl Scouts to Bono, Osama put his wish on his web site. He had a single demand: "Crusaders out of the land of the two Holy Places." To translate: get US troops out of Saudi Arabia.

And George Bush gave it to him. On April 29, 2003, two days before landing on the aircraft carrier Lincoln, our self-described "War President" quietly put out a notice that he was withdrawing our troops from Saudi soil. In other words, our cowering cowboy gave in whimpering to Osama's demand.

The press took no note. They were all wiggie over Bush's waddling around the carrier deck in a disco-aged jump suit announcing, "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED." But it wasn't America's mission that was accomplished, it was Osama's.

Am I saying there's no danger, no threat? Sure there is: 46 million Americans don't have health insurance. IBM is legally stealing from its employees' pension plan and United Airlines has dumped its pensions altogether. Four-million three-hundred thousand Americans were injured, made sick or killed by their jobs last year. TXU Corporation is right now building four monster-sized power plants in Texas that will burn skuzzy gunk called "lignite." The filth it will pour into the sky will snuff a heck of a lot more Americans than some goofy group of fanatics with bottles of hydrogen peroxide.

But Americans don't ask for real protection from what's killing us. The War on Terror is the Weapon of Mass Distraction. Instead of demanding health insurance, we have 59 million of our fellow citizens pooping in their pants with fear of Al Qaeda, waddling to the polls, crying, "Georgie save us!"

And what does he give us? In my own small town, the federal government has paid for loading an SUV with .50 caliber machine guns to watch for an Al Qaeda attack at the dock of the ferry that takes tourists to the Indian casino in Connecticut. The casino dock is my town's officially designated "Critical Asset and Vulnerability Infrastructure Point (CAVIP)." (To find the most vulnerable points to attack in the USA, Al Qaeda can download a list from the Department of Homeland Security -- no kidding.)

But that's not all. Bush is protecting us from English hijackers with a fearsome anti-terrorist tool: the Virginia-class submarine. The V-boat was originally meant to hunt Soviet subs. But there are no more Soviet subs. So, General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin have "refitted" these Cold War dinosaurs with new torpedoes redesigned to carry counter-terror commandoes. That's right: when we find Osama's beach house, we can shoot our boys right up under his picnic table and take him out. These Marines-in-a-tube injector boats cost $2.5 billion each -- and our President's ordered half a dozen new ones.

Lynn Cheney, the Veep's wife, still takes in compensation from Lockheed as a former board member. I'm sure that has nothing to do with this multi-billion dollar "anti-terror" contract.

Fear sells better than sex. Fear is the sales pitch for many lucrative products: from billion-dollar sailor injectors to one very lucrative war in Mesopotamia (a third of a trillion dollars doled out, no audits, no questions asked).

Better than toothpaste that makes our teeth whiter than white, this stuff will make us safer than safe. It's political junk food, the cheap filling in the flashy tube. What we don't get is safety from the real dangers: a life-threatening health-care system, lung-murdering pollution production and a trade deficit with China that's reducing mid-America to coolie status. Protecting us from these true threats would take a slice of the profits of the Lockheeds, the Exxons and the rest of the owning class.

War on Terror is class war by other means -- to keep you from asking for real protection from true menace, the landlords of our nation give you fake protection from manufactured dangers. And they remind you to be afraid every time you fly to see Aunt Millie and have to give up your hemorrhoid ointment to the underpaid guy in the bell-hop suit with a security badge.

Oh, hey, you never got the punch line.
So, Osama Walks into This Bar, See? and Bush says, "Whad'l'ya have, pardner?" and Osama says, "Well, George, what are you serving today?" and Bush says, "Fear," and Osama shouts, "Fear for everybody!" and George pours it on for the crowd. Then the presidential bartender says, "Hey, who's buying?" and Osama points a thumb at the crowd sucking down their brew. "They are," he says. And the two of them share a quiet laugh.


Greg Palast is the author of the just-released New York Times bestseller, "ARMED MADHOUSE <

Posted by: Giovanni Navarria | August 15, 2006 01:48 PM

you choose to be happy or you choose to be unhappy it all up us the individuals

It is from people that don't live in human society but in artificial life made of things that common people can't live.

Posted by: Roberto Giorgi | August 15, 2006 01:28 PM

Raf,happiness is a state of mind,you choose to be happy or you choose to be unhappy it all up us the individuals,instead of Freud,read something of the Dalai Lama,or even better,some of Osho books,and Eckhart Tolle,very very interesting,and do not forget,bonking,bonking,bonking,good for everything,ciao:-))))))))))))

Posted by: evakulnura | August 15, 2006 01:03 PM

Freud said so, but i don't know how the things were in ancient time, were men or women to satisfy their sexual drive? You say to be a psychologist, are you also a feminist?

Posted by: Roberto Giorgi | August 15, 2006 12:59 PM

Sigmund Freud said that we are very imperfect creatures: on one hand our drives, first of all the sexual drive, must be satisfied because they are the real and sole driving force our's life, on the other hand we can't survive alone, we need a social group (society) and the society can't survive without rules. The rules that we have created ourselves, are conflicting with our natural drives. That's the reason because we are condamned to unhappiness:-)

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 15, 2006 12:20 PM

...And, as Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime".
Sex instead we all know is fun, healthy, peaceful and beautiful...
As Religion organisations in their need to control and regulate sex ultimately always end up causing and promoting wars, I think they are much worse than Big (Bad) Corporations who... at least pay some Taxes !!

Posted by: baldo Lucaroni | August 15, 2006 12:15 PM

One of Oxford’s Dictionary definitions for the word “WAR” is: Fighting for supremacy…!!!
This, in my opinion, is the key explanation behind all kinds of war. No matter what you call it, at the end of the day this is the main objectivity.
Religious, Financial or Sexual: Means justify the cause.

Posted by: paola filinesi | August 15, 2006 10:23 AM

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