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Understanding political prostitutes

Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 12:59 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Sam Kargbo


The world is right about its resolve to curb sexual narcissism, especially in men. Sexual predation is indisputably evil. It exposes the worst in humans. Psychologists and other behavioural scientists have explanations for men’s sexual disinhibitions. Some, stating the obvious, assert that men’s sexual disinhibition is easily triggered by sexual arousal. In other words, sexual arousal is capable of undermining man’s rationality and precautionary instincts. Others are quick to suggest that sexual aggression or sexual violence is an extension of men’s hostility to women. Not wanting to join issues with such views, we shall move on with the proposition that man’s hypermasculinity or perversion also leads to sexual slavery or suicide. In this respect, there is a lot for the human race to learn from bee mating.

The thought of swingers brings to mind political prostitutes. I must confess that I am beginning to understand the lives of political prostitutes. Just like animals whose preoccupation and concern is about their personal satisfaction, so is the sole concern – in fact, obsession – of political prostitutes. Theirs is about self-love. They are conditioned not to care – apology to Timothy Dole, the writer of “Political Prostitution”.  Political prostitutes do not give a damn about “the overall picture of the governing of our country.” What matters to these characters is what they can get from the politicians. They do not trust themselves to be able to carve a respected place for themselves in the society without a clutch. They consider themselves to be irredeemable failures, and do not see a secure life for themselves outside government patronage. Good manners, decent behaviour and nobility make no sense to them.

Political prostitutes are like the female Australian hanging fly that gives as much of itself to its consort as much as the gifts it gets from the consort. Like the lioness of East Africa, the ovulation of the political prostitute is dependent on the number of masters he or she has. Like female Physocylus globosus spider that emits “high-frequency squeaks during sex to let males know what they should be doing”, the political prostitute is noisy and rancorous because the need to attract the attention and patronage of others. Loyalty is not part of their nature. Like a commercial sex hawker who uses the platform provided by a customer to sell herself to other customers, every platform or space is an opportunity for a political prostitute to sell himself or herself.

The precarious nature of the job of a political prostitute makes it imperative for him or her to be aggressive. Like top-dog hyenas, political prostitutes are brawny and abrasive. They do not attend to issues with intellectual finesse. As wise ones say, aggressiveness is a good attribute for a creature living in a society where the majority scraps for food. One should therefore not be surprised to see the number of political swingers increasing by the day. People are hungry. Many are failing in their careers and professions.

Political prostitutes are self-convicted degenerates. Theirs is more of an escape from their conscience than self-sabotage. The political prostitutes cannot carry the burden of loyalty to a demanding society. Jumping from one political master to the other frees them from gathering moral moss. Political diseases, or if you may, political STDs are not as dangerous or burdensome as the duty to the common good. This is why I sympathize with yesterday’s foot soldiers of the people’s fundamental rights who are now the attack dogs of the oppressors of the people’s freedoms.


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