Saturday, September 02, 2017

Was Darcy too beta?

Because he didn't give up on Lizzie? The 19th ce was a different time...

Russia is a big meanie!



Related:

Useful Article?

On War

A Joke of an Article Title

They still need additional empowerment?

Hmmm. For training use only?

Change in USAF Uniform?



Glock Gen 5

Recoil Article

Addictions in the Family

Children and Prayer

Deacon, Go Back to School

Rod Dreher: Why It’s Okay For Christians To Say ‘Gay’

So "men with same-sex attraction" may be too much to say over and over again, and perhaps some reject "homosexual" as being too reductionistic, but to capiulate to the homosexualist movement in adopting their positive nomenclature? Here is the problem with Deacon Christopher Rober's argument: "alcoholic" does have a negative connotation, naming an addiction or disease (in reality more a moral illness than a mental one). But those who introduced "gay" as referring to homosexual men did so in order to legitimize it. How should one refer too their disordered (or even deviant) subculture and identity, then? Not with the word "gay" as it is anything but.

Apparently the intellectual formation for the "permanent" diaconate in the Roman Catholic churches is deficient.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Didn't they do this already?

Apparently not. I suppose a statement on environmentalism is better than one on the European Union or nationalism or economics, but don't they have something more important to preach to non-Christians?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Two female teachers/staff members were talking about the principal and his indecisiveness on an issue involving a student. One thought he was trying to push off his responsibility on her, instead of making the decision about what should be done with the student. Am I imagining it, or could one could hear the loss of respect/disdain in her voice because he was failing to be a leader? Men may lose respect for a leader but they will do something about it, I would think, treating it as a problem to be solved, with a replacement, etc. The loss of respect would not be as complete, unless some sort of additional vice were involved. For example, if someone was promoted beyond his ability and not because of his pushing for it, there might be little loss of respect by those who were subordinate to him, that is, respect for him as a man. They would put the blame on those who had promoted him. (But if he should lack of integrity in trying to cover up his incompetence or holding on to his office instead of admitting that it was too much for him, that would be reason to lose respect.)

A SJW Utopia?

But maybe they will find something to complain about for the new Star Trek TV series. After all, the Klingons seem to be the primary antagonists in the story, and they appear to be of darker colors, and perhaps even repulsive in appearance. A way to play up the xenophobia of some of certain human characters?

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Saker's Solution to the Problem of Diversity and Identity Politics

Manipulated Minorities Represent a Major Danger for Democratic States by The Saker

His advice:

Still, equality and reconciliation are the two things which the majorities absolutely must offer the minorities if they want to prevent the latter to fall prey to the manipulation techniques used by those forces who want to turn everybody into obedient and clueless serfs. Those majorities who delude themselves and believe that they can simply solve the “minority problem” by expelling or otherwise making these minorities disappear are only kidding themselves. To ‘simply’ solve the “minority problem’ by cracking down on these minorities inevitably pushes them directly into the warm embrace of the big manipulators, it turns these minorities into a powerful anti-majority weapon. This is the big danger of movements like Alt-Right or the National Front in France – their actions only serve to “weaponize” minorities. Mind you, this does not mean that the concerns and grievances voiced by these movements are without merits, not at all, it’s their (pseudo) “solutions” which are the real danger.

There is only effective way defuse the explosive potential of minorities:

1. Educate minorities and explain to them that they are being manipulated
2. Educate those joining anti-minority movements that they are also being manipulated
3. Offer the minorities a future based on equality and reconciliation
4. Put the spotlight on those who fan the flames of conflict and try to turn minorities and majorities against each other

His solutions are dependent upon the ability of people to be rationally persuaded by such claims.

The Merlin Engine

If

Jordan Peterson - Why Men & Women Are Very Different