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A personal opinion and hypothesis regarding homosexuality in today’s society.

by Christopher Barredo

I had stumbled upon a discussion in one of my online groups regarding gay people.

And out of the blue I was suddenly put into thought for a reply.

It has been a while since I have written about things in psychology and homosexuality was a topic I had touched during my clinical psychology class.

One of my patients was homosexual, this person was very much masculine as a child and was quite the alpha male.

So what could have possibly changed him?

(Please take note that I am looking at this in an objective fashion and am not here to tell you that Homosexuality is evil. I have many homosexual friends and my mentor is homosexual too.)

Actually, looking at it from observation,

Homosexuality is nothing new, it is present in others in the animalia kingdom.

However, Humans have a bit of a difference due to our higher cognitive ability and behavioural adaptions.

True there are some naturally born be gay (perhaps). But for many of us humans, their tendency to become homosexual was due to environmental enforcement and stimulus that had nothing to do with their natural interests in their beginning.

As an example,there are far less gay people in masculine societies than in countries that tolerate and accept homosexual activities or ideas.

Let me explain,

In psychology, we study human development.
And children grow up acquiring traits based on the society they grew-up in regardless of what their natural personalities are in the beginning.
This holds true in hate societies where violent environments produce violent people (generally).

A society where a child is reared in a homosexual culture that enforces being gay as an honorable and more acceptable direction is far more likely to produce children who will decide that they will be gay.

“Behaviourism in psychology focuses on one particular view of learning: a change in external behaviour achieved through a large amount of repetition of desired actions, the reward of good habits and the discouragement of bad habits.” If this is the case, then children who are reared thinking that homosexuality is a really honourable choice are more likely to adopt homosexuality regardless of cognition or being gay at the beginning.

“While the main issues that interest cognitive psychologists are the inner mechanisms of human thought and the processes of knowing. Cognitive psychologists have attempted to shed some light on the alleged mental structures that stand in a causal relationship to our physical actions.” I believe one of the many things that should be considered about this is the probability that our physical actions may be the result of a complete reversal of cognitive thought due to a possible change in opinion or view during the developmental stage.
Whereas before, the child is heterosexual, then that child is bombarded with negative thoughts and affiliations towards his own gender, this would be forcing a complete reversal of what is desired and known in their beginnings. If a heterosexual child is therefore enforced with ideas regarding negative traits among males, what then will be the direction of a child but to choose the more noble trait that is acceptable within the society he or she is in?

This shows a unity or symbiosis in behavioural and cognitive theories.

Let us talk about history for a while,

In ancient Greece and Rome, homosexuality was tolerated and accepted, true. However, it was still considered un-natural and often seen as a point of humour. Especially among soldiers.

Sure soldiers in Greece practiced some ass-pumping, but masculinity was the desired choice. Ass pumping had nothing to do with homosexuality for them but more with traditional rearing. You were still a man.

Alexander the great was homosexual but he acted like a man.

A feministic personality among those who should be acting masculine, males, was considered lowly despite acceptance and tolerance.
This is in contrast with “effeminate” mannerisms.

During the renaissance era, feminism was said to be the desirable trait. But this was due to beauty and charm being related to females while masculinity was more about barbaric and brutish mannerism.

This is therefore more closely akin to “effeminism”. “Effeminism” is something I would describe as being gentle and civil. Civility had to do more with the love for beauty and design (one can now see in South Korean pop culture where men look beautiful) and gentlemanly conduct and fashion (like the napoleonic gentlemanly conduct of warfare) – not homosexuality.

Today is different. Today, homosexuals are rearing society to accept that, although they are male, they should be looked upon and treated as females.
They do not wish us to see them as effeminate males but as females. Which is quite contradictory to what they really are.

It is no longer the love of males towards their fellow brothers (or bromance as some would call it) in gender that modern homosexuals espouse but a complete reversal of who and what they are – males.

They now dress up to be female (not just fashion), they have body parts medically changed to be female, they act female to be considered female (not effeminate), and they call themselves females tapped in male bodies (a denial of their physical attributes).

Now my hypothesis;

as I stated in the beginning is that, there are naturally homosexual beings.
And These, I suggest, are a small percentage of those who are homosexual in today’s society. A majority of the new homosexuals are merely environmentally reared.

What therefore are the dangers in such a system where males are being now accepted to be females as opposed to what historically was the accepted norm?

As I said, these are merely my observations.
Feel free to critique.

About The Author
Christopher Michael Barredo graduated from Emilio Aguinaldo College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He served in MAGDALO from 2005 to 2009.

The Berlin Wall and MAGDALO



General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev…Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! – US President Ronald Reagan, Speech at the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987

On the night of Thursday, November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall finally came down, ending 40 years of tension in Berlin, Germany, and hastening the final collapse of communism in Europe.

Twenty years on, the world looks at this as a pivotal moment in history, when democracy prevailed over tyranny, when the power of the people ruled over evil, and a nation began the long road to reunification. The night when a simple blunder by an official from the hated regime opened the floodgates faster than anyone could think…on live television.

How are the events of that glorious night actually relevant to us here at MAGDALO? Continue reading

In Defense of MAGDALO: One Year After

[Note: The following is the actual text of a post that a concerned staff member wrote around one year ago on a thread in the EAC Friendster group. The thread can be found here…http://www.friendster.com/group-discussion/index.php?t=msg&th=1980542&start=40&%5D

I have been watching this thread and been monitoring the situation on the ground for quite some time, and judging by what I read, see, or hear, I am not the least bit amused with this smear campaign Ms MA YE ALBIOLA and Mr CHRISTIAN PAUL MARTINEZ brought to our attention online. We know what you have been sending, le grand zeros you all are.

(thanks to Mr Barredo and Ms Laigo for putting me in the perfect state of mind as I write these words. just reading your posts revitalizes my spirit, knowing that you still have the same fire as I do after all these years. may your tribe increase.) Continue reading

Remembering the Fallen: A MAGDALO War Story part II

(Note: The following is a continuation of an article that was first published in MAGDALO, Vol XXI No 1. However, due to space and sensitivity issues, the staff and the author have agreed to publish it in a more abridged form. The complete version can be found in the author’s blog (http://mysecondbloghangar.blogspot.com) and the MAGDALO contributors’ blog (http://magdalo_media_group_ii.blogs.friendster.com/my_blog/). Thanks for reading. -JSL)

by Jonas S Lopez

“You have to hold on to a dream, you have to hold on to your ideals and never lose sight of it. And though there are pragmatic considerations in every situation, you have to stand by what you believe in, not only in words but in action, no matter what the cost is. It sounds simple but it can be difficult at times. However, it can be done and I think it’s worth it.” -Cecilia ‘Che-Che’ Lazaro, President and CEO, Probe Productions, Inc.; Host, PROBE

“For the people who fought hard but fallen, it is still a good fight. Losing the fight is far better than not fighting at all and ‘dancing to someone’s music.’” -from a Friendster testimonial by Juan Paolo Navarro, RMT (BS MedTech ’04) Staff Writer, July 2000-June 2001; Managing Editor, July 2001-December 2002; Editor-in-Chief, December 2002-June 2003

“A journalist, particularly a columnist, should stand by what he or she perceives to be the truth and suffer the consequences if need be. The aftermath of telling the truth could come in the form of a libel suit with the possibility of going to jail, or harm to his person…Which is worse, being stupid or being cowardly? I’d rather be a stupid columnist jailed for his convictions than a free man without a backbone. A cowardly columnist, no matter his eloquence, loses his credibility sooner or later.”-Ramon Tulfo

IT’S ALL ABOUT…

The MAGDALO is about service, loyalty, brotherhood, camaraderie, teamwork, and friendship. To belong in this elite squadron requires a great deal of sacrifice, the courage to write and report the truth, the whole truth and nothing but, the desire to spend long hours working on it, and the strong willpower to not become beholden to anybody. Some only want to sign up for the scholarship, because they have friends among the staff, and think of the power and feeling of adventure that joining MAGDALO would give them. Continue reading