Dispatches from the Creation Wars

More Junk Science from Judith Reisman

“Dr” Judith Reisman, the venerable old battleaxe who bravely fights the forces of naughtiness, is back with yet another medically-useless diagnosis of people she’s never met.

Pornographically Induced Impotence is now a national pandemic, raking in untold billions for pornographers and their satellite businesses as well as from the marital discord and despair it produces.

Oh my god, Pornographically Induced Impotence! It’s capitalized, so it must be really important. And it’s a pandemic! Quick, everyone panic. On second thought, let’s not. This is what happens when ideologues whose only credentials are in communications pose as doctors and attempt to do science. It follows on the heels of her discovery of the entirely mythical “erototoxins.” She actually blamed the Virginia Tech shootings on those elusive little chemicals. Here’s her arms-length diagnosis of why that kid shot up the place:

Start with a boy who will never be a football hero or homecoming king. Place him in a society drenched in sadosexual arousal as entertainment. Toss in some family troubles of a trivial and/or serious nature. Bring him to a local video game arcade to painstakingly perfect both a killer’s attitude and aim. Sit him at the Internet every night, angrily lusting after naked young blondes who provoke his loins. Give him psychiatric drugs for his depression – drugs known to facilitate violent behavior.

Although violent video gaming and pornography/erototoxic addictions are often not reported in the press, these obsessions, along with depression medication, are a common youthful killer profile.

Except she’s just described more than half the young people in America, while only a handful go on killing sprees. She’s going to have a hard time explaining why rape, murder and even child molestation have been going down steadily for the last couple decades at the same time that the popularity of violent video games and access to pornography has grown exponentially. Not that she’ll need to explain it, of course. She’ll just invoke some new mythical chemical and call them “illogicotoxins” to justify why her causal argument doesn’t need to explain the evidence.