From conception to election, 1001 words!
Dr. Artin - Nov 1st, 2006
Dr. Artin is a member of Kurdish American Education Society and Kurdish National congress of North America; however, his views are not reflecting the views of all members.
Conception without a base such as affection is as disturbing as election without a true representation. Where free speech is a right, using an acronym such as “SOBP” to describe Short Of Base Politicians might prevent them from abuse of power. In a repressive society 1001 nightly tales might be needed for the same purpose. The purpose of this satire is reaching a similar goal by using only 1001 words!
People’s characters play a major role in all aspects of their lives ranging from conception with a partner to election of a representative. Dr. Freud made a significant contribution to the understanding of characters in the twentieth century by attributing disturbances to early childhood experiences and sexuality. However, the society is still not free from disturbed individuals with sexual conflicts, and therefore Freudian theory might not answer many questions of contemporary experts of the mind. Since the middle of the twentieth century much progress has been made, and Freud’s revolutionary thoughts have gone through an evolution and been updated with advances in neuroscience, psychology, and sociology. One could speculate that Freud should have looked at even an earlier time such as conception as the beginning of character building.
It would be interesting to study the effect of the type of participants and their affection on the product of conceptions. Yet, it would be inhumane to carry out such a study in a human model. The animal model might be a better choice from the perspective of our self centered human species. But again, we face another challenge: the underdeveloped brain of the animals makes them too innocent to attribute any character flaws to them. Therefore currently we have no scientific means to answer such questions. We are left with using anecdotes, observations, and assumptions!
According to anecdotes about the Y-chromosome carrier's faster speed, its union with an egg at times could happen before the egg has reached the uterus and the physical product might be a son. One might conclude that the carrier of X-chromosome is more patient, takes time, and waits for the egg to reach the proper setting before having a union; the product of such a union will then have two X-chromosomes with a tendency to be physically softer and emotionally gentler than one with an X and a Y! Some might argue that society expects Y carriers to be serene and conception is the time they could show their impatience freely.
I assume the product of a conception based on affection and mutual satisfaction, would differ from the one based on obligation or force. I have observed that a manipulative and aggressive male product of a conception might be called short of base. Could it be that he is the son (S) of an off base (O) male and a baseless (B) female? A baseless female, might conceive only to fulfill an obligation and not to enjoy the romantic action itself. Rarely an unbiased observer considers even the most professionally behaved baseless conceiver to be flawless! The off base partner of a baseless conceiver often has a similar character and behavior pattern; I assume the product of their conception could have a high genetic and environmental risk to become short of base. I also assume if conception occurs in a setting in which a rigid and guilt promoting culture obligates a female to fulfill the desire of her male partner, their product could be short of base, yet as solid as a rigid fanatic or as shapeless as a liberal technocrat! In case of a forceful conception by a sociopath, the short of base product might be a big “star” in the eye of the offender but the society views him as a “star” with prefix ba and affix d.
Maybe a better world for all unacceptable conceptions would be mal-conception in order to avoid any misconception. There is no need for pessimism, since many outliers tend to return to the mean, especially with the help of experts of the mind. If off base and baseless individuals have even one gene for affection and are made aware of it, their product might inherit it. Also being raised in a compassionate environment will increase the chances of becoming full of base regardless of inheritance. The conscientious full of base individuals might act like fresh of boat ones who have left their home due to difficulty to adapt to an environment where short of base characteristics are dominant or more desirable! In such an environment some people might choose submission to cope with suppression, others might use fight or flight to keep their affection. I hope the experts of mind won’t be tempted to add short of base (SOB) and full of base (FOB) personalities to the voluminous DSM or ICD, since volume might not be needed to recognize characters or help people in need!
Contrary to the majority of people who treat their fellow human beings as their equals and with affection during conception, those who use force, manipulation, and guilt in any mal-conception might have no room for concepts such as equality and compassion. To them, using every means to take advantage of others to satisfy their own needs might be a justified and natural way of life. They tend to use an animal model and the law of the jungle in their society, their courts, and their governments when they are in power. In the free world they might be limited to a virtual online conception with those with limited intellect, resources, or decision making capacity such as minors. In the undemocratic world, they go beyond an online abuse and metaphorically conceive with all their constituents without asking for their approval or even without letting them know! It might take years of enlightening for such constituents to recognize they deserve better. Revolutions have not helped them to get there yet, I hope evolution will. If evolved, they might elect people based on affection or make no choices in their election.