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Roundhead, Cavaliers and Peace on Earth.

Gentlemen, I apologise for starting some rough talk, but the Ladies have withdrawn to the 'Drawing room and the Port is flowing so I hope you will forgive me.

I am busy reading Survival of the Prettiest : The Science of Beauty and she makes an extraordinary claim I had never come across before; circumcision is a meme or cultural practice to discourage masturbation, thereby encouraging more babies.

Now obviously I have only limited knowledge on the subject from a personal point of view but then it struck me that the world politics might tell us something.

I was doing a Google Search: for " damn hard pounding" - the Wellington phrase I believe he used about some battle. The page I accidentally opened indicated that most Americans have been cut. Now I bow to no one in my admiration of the Americans but even they would admit they are a bellicose country (in the best of causes). Our Semitic friends on both sides of the Middle East conflict have the old todger topped. And the wonderful fighting Sikhs have a slice missing.

The Hindus, the Buddhists, the French and all the peace lovers don't - see this table Religious & Belief Populations of the World (1994)

So it looks like the old roundheads can get no satisfaction from spanking the monkey and go off killing each other.

World Peace is in our grasp - it is simple. Leave the kids alone!

Update: it looks like someone has obviously already had the idea and set up a website.


I have been trying to frame a suitable joke, in the context of this discussion, that alludes to the phrase "World peace is in our grasp. "

However, I fear I'll go to far and offend one of my aunts, or one of yours, or one of somebody's.

I'll just say that I never heard it referred to as "world peace" before, and that's all I'm gonna say about that.

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