A random email string with a colleague/friend brought up rule 34.
I am embarrassed I did not know it. So true… prompted the following riff…
LOL. Didn’t know rule 34, but once, in jest, said to [names omitted to protect the innocent] something about Darth Vader fetish. And one google search later…. oh my….
I have a more sociological variation on Rule 34 which is that anywhere in human history or cultures or societies, people screw each other- in other words, if we had full genetic histories of all people and groups, we would see none are as pure as any thinks they are. African-Americans are a clear example, but it goes the other way too. I make “white” people annoyed sometimes that pointing out that any non-Jew with tight curly hair probably had an ancestor who “passed.” This is part of my larger interest in smashing these ideas that social groups are in any existential way, or biological, “real” becauce they actually have more internal variation than they do between groups. Celebrating custom and all is great. Just don’t assume anything about purity of the group as the basis for its existence.
In Spain, the jews, moors, celts, Romans were all rolling in the hay.
In Ireland, in the Balkans, in India (castes), whatever.
There is some theory I heard once that Colulmbus’ sailors were all like a weird Mediterranean mixing bowl of Moorish, Jewish, and African and that they may have ALREADY known about the Americas. Ok, can’t find any Internet confirmation of this one… bad memory?
The general point holds: people screw around undermining any claims of pure groups. if there are different groups of people living in proximity, no matter the amount of taboo, racism, ethnocentrism, any-other-ism, sex happens (and I am not belittling assault here).