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Most of us probably go through life without doing a lot of thinking about circumcision. I know I have, though I recall being fairly pleased I’d been through it as an infant when my old friend Vic had to have it done at the age of 30.
But in Europe I suppose someone decided just anyone ought not go around cutting the foreskins off male babies unless they’d had a bit of medical training. They passed a law saying so. Which thoroughly pissed off Israel, who pronounced it racist. Evidently Jews and Arabs do it all the time and it’s worked out more-or-less okay.
I suppose if I had to choose and someone was going to take a knife to my pecker I’d rather they knew a little something about what they were doing, but I honestly don’t have a clue. Mine might have gotten chewed off by a space alien for all I know.
Back in the 1960s there was a joke about a guy, said he got a job at a hospital as a circumcisor. Said it paid 30 skins a week and a chance to get a head.
And during the ’70s Homer Henderson and the Dalworthian Garden Boys recorded a song, Hillbilly Pecker, about a kid who wasn’t circumcised. Experienced some trauma when he discovered everyone else was.
HOMER HENDERSON Hillbilly Pecker .
But other than that I haven’t done much thinking about it. Don’t know whether it’s racist, or not, just anyone taking a blade to a foreskin.
Likely there’ll be shots fired over it before the Europeans and Israel get it worked out.