Monday, December 4, 2017

Pervs In Politics? It Goes Back A Bit!




Benjamin Franklin


WHO IS HE?

It’s Benjamin Franklin. If you don’t know who he is, then go take a long walk on a short pier!


WHY IS HE FAMOUS?

Beside being responsible for bringing us such phrases as "breaking out the Benjamins", he was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Franklin was deemed the First American with his colorful accomplishments: including strengthening US ties with foreign nations as ambassador, inventing the kite and furthering knowledge about electricity, spearheading the US Post Office as its first post-master general, and he also put his signature is on the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution of the United States.

SO WHY IS HE A PERVERT?

He liked old women as mistresses. He was really into it. He also got around quite a bit and was pretty darn liberal for his time.
From this letter, Franklin describes in detail to his friend why he should pick old ladies over younger ones should he choose to engage in adultery.
The entire time, he still vows that marriage is a much more positive and beneficial union, but he offers no reasoning and instead offers proof on why old women are sexy, like this:
"Because thro' more Experience, they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion"
"only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one."
This quote basically lets you know that he was a pimp daddy with women of all ages, but preferred his women with experience and cooking skills.
Now how is this perverted? Although this seems fairly tame, at the time he was quite lascivious, as far as the forefathers went. Constantly chasing after women and even fathering an illegitimate son named William (who later became a governor of New Jersey). Even though it violated one of his virtues, Ben Franklin got around a bit (which really, should give all of us hope.)

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