eugenics Last book you read: eugenics

By droopy on Monday, February 14, 2000 - 01:24 pm:

    over the weekend i was in a little town several miles to the northwest of my present location, and i came upon a yard sale run by this old lady who was selling off the stuff her late husband had collected over the years. i'd gotten there towards the end of the sale, but while i was going through a box of books if found an ancient, battered little tome entitled "eugenics."

    I bought it for $2.

    the date on it is 1919, and it looks like it's been around for that long, but it's still in one piece. i asked the old lady about the book, but she just shrugged and said, "oh he had about book on just about everything somewhere. never read the damn things."

    it's an interesting read. i've always thought of eugenics as proto-nazi master race building, but this book is more of an antique self-help manual.

    it has a whole chapter on "self-pollution":

    "BY FAR THE WORST FORM of venereal indulgence is self-pollution, or, as it is called by medical writers, onanism or masturbation. and i is incomparably the worst for several reasons.

    ITS EVIL EFFECTS - It is wholly unnatural, and, in every respect, does violence to nature. The mental action, and the power of imagination on the genital organs, forcing a vital stimulation of the parts, which is reflected over the whole nervous system, are exceedingly intense and injurious; and consequently the reciprocal influences between the brain and the genital organs become extremely powerful, irresistable and destructive. The general, prolonged and rigid tension of the muscular and nervous tissues is excessively severe and violent. In short, the consentaneous effort and concentrated energy of all the powers of the human system to this singe forced effect cause the most ruinous irritation, violence, exhaustion and debility."

    now that's what i call excitement.

    happy valentine's day, everybody.

By mistaswine on Monday, February 14, 2000 - 01:31 pm:

    "ain't nothin' good 'less ya play with it."

    -george clinton

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