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Go-Topless Day hosted by the Raelians. August 26, 2016. An expose on a movement. An organization. (a religion?)
This is not my usual posting, with lots of visuals, instead I’ve done my best to make it as inoffensive as possible, with links to my uncensored pics and vids posted at the end of this article.
Q: Why post this at all?
A: There’s a cultural phenom to be witnessed.
A disintegration of propriety that appears generation after generation. The arrogance of youth, perhaps.
Q. Is it?
A: Not from the aggregate ages at Columbus Circle. There were many representatives of the older but not necessarily “wiser” generation who happily bared their chests (breasts)
Q: What was most obviously achieved by this glut of female public nudity? Were our minds set-free?
A: Not likely. Oogling Males. (some even managed selfies). The mad crush of cameras (male and female) It felt so prurient aka salacious, voyeuristic and lewd (don’t ‘cha think?)
Q: Go-Topless Day. Is this representative of our ‘better selves”, this bridging of the generation gaps, to which our 21st Century society – our western culture – should aspire?
A: Due to the ages on display – I think not. Their bare-breasted elders grasping at their long-lost youth on Go-Topless Day. For the others, it was a New Wave awakening. A day when they became the willing Fools and Tools of the Raelian Movement. A conglomerate of foolish exhibitionism; unsightly and laughably irrelevant.
ARE THEIR LAWS regarding public nudity (aka decency) that protect the right to female public nudity (State by State)? Are there any “public decency” bills that resurface on occasion?
Found one Bill in CA at BillTrack50
So, onward to the WHO, WHAT and WHY of this event.
First, why here? This is NYC where Going Topless is LEGAL! Times Square has become a repository for many industrious exhibitionists. Desnudas-the Naked Grandma & Cowgirl – the Zucotti Park “Occupy Wall Street”(pre-school “teacher”). I have come across these different examples of New York’s legal public nudity and photographed them all. At first I thought they were breaking public decency laws. NOPE. And the TOURISTS seem to LOVE it. (Especially the adolescent boys) SO, what’s the point?
The Go Topless Movement claims they speak for women worldwide who have not yet gained the LEGAL right to “FREE their Breasts. FREE their Minds.” Glad we cleared that up.
Some might ask, “WHAT is the Raelian topless movement?”
Or, since they challenge Christianity and the morés of the West, “WHY no mention of ISLAM?” As they urged the prudes-of-the-west to ‘strip off your bras’, “What of the 52 Muslim countries?”
Would public nudity be allowed in any of these Muslim countries?
“If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, is it the fault of the cat or the uncovered meat?” the Grand Mufti of Australia said. “The uncovered meat is the problem.”
The Grand Mufti wasn’t discussing cats or meat. He was talking about gang rapes by fourteen Muslim men. “If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred,” he said.
Islamists […] encourage Muslim men to carry out assaults on non-Muslim women who don’t comply with Islamic law.” – Daniel Greenfield
The Raelian hosts of Go-Topless Day. In the video below, we hear from the main Raelian, a French dude: Claude Vorlihon (a.k.a. Rael).
Rael says, “following what was an extraterrestrial encounter in December 1973, he formed the Raëlian Movement and changed his name to Raël (allegedly meaning “messenger of the elohim”)… he claims (to have had) an encounter with a being called Yahweh in 1973.[5″
He (they) believe something akin to Scientology – the alien “colonizing earth” meme.
And somehow this lead the Raelians to “FREE THE BREASTS – FREE THE MIND”.
In other videos at Rael TV, Rael teaches that much of world’s ills can be repaired by NOT treating women’s breasts as sex objects.
So, by making public FEMALE bare-breasted nudity LEGAL we will put an end to the oogling of the male animal who, when catching even a glimpse of the naked female breast, often just has to oogle.
Once female nudity is universally permitted society will reach some higher plateau and NO OOGLING will prevail. [I’ve got some swampland for sale if you buy-in to this theory]
Back to Go-Topless Day 2016 (NYC). The bare-breasted female protestors were SAFELY within the police barricades, where an equally odd assortment of males were mixing with the women (of all ages and sizes). A crowd-crush of leering and oogling surrounded them. Not anyone’s proudest moments, perhaps BUT, we are told this day was one small step in releasing women from the bonds of Western-CHRISTIAN shaming.
About those male participants who went bare-chested (though I found a couple who preferred bras) many were elderly males – probably gay- and in many different bare-chested modes.
The seemingly straight-men were either the photographers OR on the sidewalk side of the barricades, surrounded by many, many Asians (male & female).
And across 58th street were a few Latino and Arab types.
I saw some (probably straight) males who managed to slip into the press area (some to take selfies), but they were ferreted out (no press creds) and made to exit back to the SAFE side of the barricades.
Everyone had their cameras held high with NO gawking allowed unless there was a barricade to keep them at bay.
As for the distaff participants, there was also much diversity. The pretty women. Young thin. Thinking this ridiculous parade to be an enlightened moment in their lives: Okay. Sure. The mistakes of youth.(And, yes, with so many police at hand, no one was getting hurt.)
But,for the larger breasted and much older ladies, “Put your shirt on” could have been asked of more than just a few ….
+++ Is this really a U.S. Constitutional moment? +++
The Raelian Movement (rael.org) claims that denying FEMALE public nudity is against the Constitution. (No example was giving of where this is written.
They also claim to be 64,000 strong, this Raelian “religion”. Founded by Frenchman Claude Vorlihon (a.k.a. Rael), they believe humans were created 25,000 years ago by aliens using genetic engineering and that genetic engineering holds the key to eternal life.
SO, these bare-breasted women and the Raelian Revelations, that’s all we need for a happy life. Who would’ve thought that the “pursuit of happiness” could be so “simple”.
Women of the World, Rise up! FREE your Breasts. FREE your MINDS! The rest of us should ‘take heed, ’cause they’re probably coming to a college near you, REAL soon.
++ An addendum++
A bit more on the Raelian Movement and a snippet from the NY Post report on the Topless march:
“In honor of Women’s Equality Day the GO TOPLESS PRIDE PARADE 2016 (in its ninth year) was held worldwide.
For all those willing to bring their diversity and unique twist to a Topless Rights Parade for Gender Equality in the Big Apple !!
Vorlihon (their fearless leader) claims that aliens… commissioned him to prepare humans for the second coming of their extraterrestrial creators by teaching a message of sexual freedom and eternal life through science… and he encourages women to go even further, to take charge of this planet!”
When I arrived, I knew nothing about the Raelian Sponsorship but, I knew something (or someone) was connected, as I saw this disturbing symbol on t-shirts and necklaces walking amongst the parade participants.
“The current official symbol of the Raelian Movement is a hexagram intertwined with a right-facing swastika.”
“This is a symbol that Rael saw on the Elohim spaceship. As a point of note, a very similar symbol can be seen on some copies of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, where a swastika sits inside two overlapping triangles. Starting around 1991, this symbol was often replaced by a variant star and swirl symbol as a public relations move, particularly toward Israel.
However, the Raelian Movement has now re-adopted the original version as their official symbol. Raelians argue that the banning of the swastika because of its Nazi connections would be like banning the Christian cross because the Klu Klux Klan used to burn them as symbols of their own hate.”
As the parade marched down Broadway (to 48th), and then across to the UN, I made another observation: I think THESE are Bernie’s People. Sure, some will vote for “Hilda”, but this ‘ain’t her people” (or “The Donald’s”).
A cross-section of what’s gone deeply wrong with our culture.
Gullible Leftards lead by a French Raelian, who offers Eternal Life compliments of Alien Geneticists.
PLEASE RUN ! Don’t walk to the ballot box on Nov 8. G-d save us all from these cultural absurdities. Our future depends on it.
The NY Post captured a fatuous comment from one of the nubile participants:
” While the publicly naked female nipple has been legal in New York since 1992, the Go Topless Parade is intended to honor “women’s equal rights to go topless in public.
…those who opted to doff their tops — many taking part in the rally noted the crowds were mostly made of up gawking men and creeps with cameras.
“We’re not here for everyone’s entertainment, we’re not here to get our pictures taken. We’re here to show that this is normal and that it’s legal to have your top off in New York City as a woman,” said visibly upset lab tech Elyse Scarpino, a 26-year-old from New Jersey.
“I thought it was gonna be a little more progressive and less men just ogling at you.”
“I don’t see any respect here, I just see people pointing their—” Scarpino was interrupted mid-sentence by another man trying to shove his camera toward her breasts.” – NY Post
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