Growing up in my climate and my world, America was projected as the model for all round wellness, physically, mentally, economically, socially, and so on. So you would be right to say that I saw America as a place for kings and queens and anybody noble or has royalty within. Indeed I was not the only child with that mental picture many other’s even had better mental pictures than I did. The land of “wonna” “gonna”, our movie industry did not do well there either. Any character in a movie that leaves for a far away land usually comes back to say ” back in the states” and would always have what we best described as a “yoo-pee” character and a very funny accent, hence the name “wonna” “gonna”. Now this piece is not about America, but it is.
The influence America has on Africa and the world at large is insanely ridiculous, heavy words maybe, but my opinion. Might not necessarily be yours too.
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association’s Board of Trustees removed homosexuality from its official diagnostic manual, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Second Edition (DSM II). The action was taken following a review of the scientific literature and consultation with experts in the field. The experts found that homosexuality does not meet the criteria to be considered a mental illness.
I may not be an expert in the field of psychology, but I always wonder why homosexuality was in the manual before 1973. Was there an error in the earlier investigation carried out? were the results old and not relevant? was the board under pressure? a lot of questions I have.
Years later, countries around the world are under pressure to accept this decision and work towards making it acceptable by everyone. Anyone that opposes this result is seen to be a morally ill person or an irrational person with no respect towards fellow human beings. Still amazing how all American ideas and plans creep into every Nation no matter how big or great. After-all, American scientists, carried out researches that cost millions of dollars.
28 August 2013,
Professionals from the Lebanese Psychology Association and the Lebanese Society of Psychiatry, released the press report below:
- Homosexuality is not an illness, homophobia is
- Homosexuality is not “against nature” since it is found many, many other species (but homophobia isn’t, hence is unnatural)
- There is no “treatment” for homosexuality since it’s not a disease
In my country, homosexuality is still seen a mental disorder or so I choose to believe. So when news broke out that some Senators voted to retain a part of the constitution that permits girls married off to be of due age, a thought came to me. If my Senate should say it is fine to marry under aged children, then they should as well allow same-sex marriage. After all “oga’s at the top” have been pressurizing them, trying to bully them to doing so. It was a thought of sheer sarcasm.
So some days ago I read a piece on patdollard.com, which I shared, I thought really it has begun. Since Homosexuality is a sexual preference, pedophiles have started calling for the same right as homosexuals. Read the story here. IT BEGINS: PEDOPHILES CALL FOR SAME RIGHTS AS HOMOSEXUALS.
I would not be surprised if in a decades time, America would also accept it and expect or pressure the whole world to do so too. America, is it not wickedness?.
NB: Wonna Gonna, highly intentional.