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The Great Big Sexy Bonobo Debate

Everyone has heard it at some point. Usually it will be at a lackluster party, in which flagging conversation is suddenly renewed by the topic of everyone’s favorite incitement to promiscuity: Bonobos. You know, as in “oh my God, wouldn’t it be like, sooo great if we could all just solve our problems by fucking instead of fighting? Bonobos kick ass!” But the Bonobo is not just the spirit animal of the conversationally ungifted lech, apparently it has become the mascot of the dreaded “SP” (Secular Progressive) and as such, it must be attacked by those who seek to protect us from the spectre of “G-G rubbing” as a tool of social harmony.

Enter Dinesh D’souza, the guy who blamed 9-11 on liberals, who “debunks the myth of the promiscuous Bonobo”, by way of attacking the crazy lefties who can’t get enough of the horny little buggers.  Although lines like “I’m surprised the Democratic Party hasn’t changed its symbol from the donkey to the bonobo” are good for teh lulz, D’Souza is clearly trying to score culture warrior points by “proving” that Bonobo sexuality is a perversion caused by captivity. And why wouldn’t he, considering that it makes liberals look like bad scientists as well as huge pervs?

Of course there’s no question that D’Souza is willing to blur a few lines in order to make a partisan point, because that’s what he does for a living. What is a little more surprising is that the article he cites is more than a little, erm, lacking in credibility. Frans DeWall, whom D’Souza attacks, responds at Skeptic (NSFW!) with a long, but worth-reading piece giving a nuanced summary of Bonobo behavior, that impresses with it’s balance, proving once again that science with an agenda is no science at all.

  1. Sean says:

    Taking one for the team?

  2. CJ Ciaramella says:

    I’d only be impressed if he dated Ingraham and Coulter at the same time. Imagine that Jerry Springer episode.

  3. Vincent. says:

    Well played, Niedermeyer. Well played.

  4. Niedermeyer says:

    I am fond of the fact that Dinesh D’Souzas opinion is more offensive than ape sex. This post is dedicated to my love of promiscuous simians, not my disdain for the opinon of a man who has dated Laura Ingraham AND Ann Coulter.

  5. Sho says:

    Pardon me: wild ape sex.

  6. Sho says:

    Nothing like wild monkey sex to brighten the day!

  7. Vincent. says:

    I hate to be the one to break it to you, but it’s kind of sad that the OC blog is wasting words on Dinesh D’Souza.

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