The “Carousel,” and the women who participate in it, is a frequent topic in the manosphere, especially the Christian manosphere. Many are the laments about the current state of affairs, and many are the wishes of a return to “better times.” But we forget that harlotry and wanton sexual immorality is nothing new. We seemed doomed to repeat a terrible cycle: that once the memory of dark times is past us we repeat the sins of our ancestors, until we are plunged into darkness once again and cry out for deliverance from God, who invariably delivers us from the darkness, only for us to forget it again. There is nothing new about the carousel at all:
19 Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt 20 and lusted after her lovers there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. 21 Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed[c] your young breasts.”
Sound like anything you might have heard before?
This passage provides us with a valuable truth: the original carousel rider was Israel.
For some reason I find this both humorous and tragic at the same time.
What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done;
there is nothing new under the sun.
[Post inspired by a comment left here.]