Topic: "Intersex Village" (2)
Abnormally developed fish, possessing both male and female characteristics, have been discovered in the Potomac River in the District of Columbia, raising alarms that the river is tainted by pollution that drives hormone systems haywire. According to THE WASHINGTON POST, the cause of the abnormalities is unknown and it leaves experts to wonder what the problems in fish mean for the millions of people who tap water from the Potomac River. "I don't know, and I don't think anybody knows, the answer to that question right now: Is the effect in the fish transferable to humans?" said Thomas Jacobus, the general manager of the Washington Aqueduct.
Frodo notes that the first intersex fish were found three years ago, and that the documented occurrences are increasingly frequent. This has all come about since George W. "Armstrong Custer" Bush became President, and could be Nature's way of striking back at the "Gay Marriage" controversy. Perhaps the politicaly-initiated institutional bans will become moot if human beings are genetically altered.
Frodo is struck by the fact that the environmental changes seem to have begun in the area around our Nation's Capitol. Politicians would be among the first to find that their willies have shrunk and that their once proud voices are now reminiscent of Frankie Valli or, shudder, Little Richard. It deserves additional note that the National Press Corps, exhibiting few instances of testicular development in the past several years, is probably among the first groups to experience the resultant changes in sexual identity.
The Christian Coalition, the Family Research Council, the Heritage Foundation, and other right-leaning organizations have already been plagued by intersexual behavior both internally and within their extended families. Sadie Fields, Dick Cheney, and Newt Gingrich are all examples of those who doth protest too much while family members limp wrist their way into the NATIONAL ENQUIRER. Fitting it is, thinks Frodo, that such people should begin to experience the trials of their political strategy. With the need for additional troops in Iraq and the Administration ban on federally-funded stem cell research, it may behoove some to be very careful about that for which they have wished.
As the saying goes, "It is not nice to fool Mother Nature."