Father Martin Inches Closer To The Brink
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The importance of pre-Lockean traditions, British, Christian and Classical, has been made over and over again for generations after Hartz by scholars including P. G. A. Pocock, Bernard Bailyn, Gordon Wood, Carl Richard and many others. The importance of the Classical Tradition for the Constitution has been documented just last year by David J. Bederman, The Classical Foundations of the American Constitution(2008). Catherine Winterer’s The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910 (2002) has shown that the classical tradition continued to be influential for generations after the founding.TAC: Celebrating 40 Years with the Founders
When you have a female spinster like her in the US there is always some underlying problem. Even females living alone almost always have a mental problem and you will rarely find a normal one. Open your eyes and just do some observation. The only somewhat normal females who live alone are older divorcees and even they nhave a lot of other females like themselves who they're constantly talking to on the phone. A lone female is almost always a bit crazy or has some problem and they should be avoided.And whether in Europe or the US a female living at home is just an old maid and there's a reason that she never left the nest. Men on the other hand can live alone and be perfectly normal since most men are loners by nature and are not afraid of being by themselves and can always find some way to occupy themselves. Lone females seem to get crazy on their own or were crazy to begin with which is why they're alone. It's just not the same with men. Really do some observation and take notes and you'll see I'm right.And more for "social darwinism will triumph" box - Oz Conservative: Two Canadians hit a nerve with London Girl.
A few days ago, I visited What Women Never Hear and found an interesting list of posts on the power and significance of virtues in girls and women, how masculinity is dependent on the exploitation of feminine virtue and how the lack of virtue in a female makes her an empty shell for a man. I was immediately reminded of Rabindranath Tagore’s wonderfully touching poem that he dedicated to his muse and mentor, his sister-in-law Kadambari. The first time I read this poem next to the picture of this beautifully feminine woman in a Tagore memorabilia museum, I had tears in my eyes.This is similar to the soft power that Dr. Laura claims women have over men. Can a woman control a man because of his desire for her? Undoubtedly, but the same can happen in the opposite direction. (Book of Genesis, consequences of the fall!) Who tames males and civilizes them? Some would have us belief that this is the job of women, but I've long since changed my view on this -- it is men who raise men, not women. Some men may change temporarily in order to get the girl, but how many of them lapse into their old ways once they are married? But the virtuous man seeks to please God and himself accordingly, and to find a woman who will respect him accordingly.
I have made you the pole star of my life,
I shall never lose my way in this sea.
Wherever I go,You always shine in my view
And shed light from your anxious eyes.
Secretly in my mind,Your image is always alive
I lose my mind,When I lose your sight.
When my heart wants to stray, Along a wrong way
Your remembrance fills it with shame.
What more is there to say on the impact that a virtuous girl and woman has on a man? And on society as whole! Yes, all world religions demand sacrifices of the female sex. Yes, they hold up different standards. Because the virtues of a man never affect a woman’s femininity the way a woman’s virtues have command over a man’s masculinity. A virtuous girl forces a young male to be a man rather than a boy. Maybe this is why we have an epidemic of man-boys.
I am always astounded at how Tagore knew so well the dynamics of love and sexuality.
Catholicism sees freedom as directed toward the good life, and fills in the details with its understanding of God and man. Liberalism likes to avoid big issues like God, man, and the good, because they cause arguments, so it sees freedom not as freedom to pursue anything in particular but as freedom to choose freely. Freedom is freedom to go after whatever it is you happen to want.
The result of that view, along with the view that freedom is the highest political goal, is that the good life drops out of sight as a public concern. That’s a problem for Catholics who want to promote the good life through politics, because almost all politics today are liberal. Even the battle between liberals and conservatives is mostly a dispute between two groups of liberals. The two sides may differ in their interpretation of freedom, but they agree that it comes first, and that in essence it’s freedom to do whatever you want.
Whilst they are strictly endogamous, and almost militant about marrying within their caste, all rules go out the window when their precious child wants to marry a white. As with blacks, marrying a white is the ultimate Indian status symbol, especially when it’s a white girl.It is understandable why we non-whites who were born in the United States might idealize white beauty, though this may be changing slowly as television and the movies becomes more ethnically diverse. Why wouldn't this also be true overseas, with white women being perceived as the "exotic" beauty? I can't say white beauties have dominated through the export of movies abroad, as native beauties can compete through the mass media as well, but their presence in movies has had an impact on the popular imagination. Still, it does intrigue me when a white Catholic woman marries an Indian man. I know of at least two instances of this; I think at least one of the grooms was Catholic as well. How well did the first adopt the culture of her husband's family? She did visit India and got her skin colored with henna. iirc, she also wore an Indian dress for part of the wedding festivities. She came from a traditionalist family; were there no white traditionalist Catholic men interested in her?