The Thinking 
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A Boy in a Dress

August 8, 2012

 

MANY PARENTS today are shockingly ignorant when it comes to the mental world of children. This ignorance is the inevitable result of the prolonged infertility that came with the sexual revolution. During their twenties and early thirties, many adults hardly interact with anyone under the age of ten. A society that produces few children grows progressively more stupid and lacking in common sense. Individuals arrive at the threshold of parenthood unprepared for the fantasy world of children and their radical phases. It’s as if a Martian had landed in their midst.

Combine this ignorance with the left’s war against traditional sex roles and you get parents who, acting upon the advice of psychologists who have a vested interest in pathologizing every quirk of childhood, allow their young son to wear a dress to school. I haven’t read more than the first page of this New York Times article by Columbia Journalism School instructor Ruth Padawer and I don’t recommend you do more than that either. I offer it only to remind you yet again of how far, far, far we have fallen in this rabbit hole and of how you should do everything you possibly can to shield your own children and grandchildren from this sick culture.

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Even a Government Safety Commercial Promotes Confused Sex Roles

August 8, 2012

 

DIANA writes:

I decided to watch the news this morning and got what I deserved. On NBC, during the interminable Olympics coverage, there was a piece about “gender-neutral” bagpiping.

Turning in disgust away from this to another channel, I saw a commercial whose premise wasn’t immediately clear to me. The scene was a group of parents of young kids in a playground.

Most of the parents were white, they were well into their 30s, one was a white father with a baby strapped to his chest in one of those padded cloth contraptions. The parents were playing “middle-class one-upmanship.” (Should that be changed to one-up-personship?) Each parent challenged another parent with a question.  The questions came in very rapid fire fashion with that supposedly humorous undertone latterly known as “snarky.”  Read More »

 

More on the Left’s War against Beauty

August 8, 2012

 

DIANA writes:

Back in the 1970s, when Ms. Magazine was the new thing and all the rage, I read it. Billie Jean King was once on the cover. The interview took place before Maria Sharapova was conceived. Perhaps before her mother was conceived. BJK was ranting about how irrelevant a woman athlete’s looks should be to her public acceptability. “Does anyone judge a linebacker by his looks? Does it matter if he’s ugly, as long as he can tackle?”

I was reading the magazine in the lunchroom. A black female colleague looked at her picture on the cover and said, “Who is that?” I replied, “Billie Jean King.” Lillian said, “She is a moose.”

These arguments about beauty are endless and circular. In fact maybe they are not even arguments. It’s just one side ranting, the other side saying, “Yes dear….yes dear…..”

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The Pope Blesses the Olympics

August 8, 2012

 

AT Tradition in Action, Marian T. Horvat explains how Pope Benedict XVI’s recent blessing of the Olympic Games, and his statement that the Olympics are important in creating “universal fraternity,” were in contradiction of earlier teachings of the Church. The modern world idolizes sports. In 1952, Pope Pius XII, who almost certainly would not have placed his benediction on the London Olympics, said sports, as the highest aim of life, would be “too trifling for man, whose primary greatness consists in far higher aspirations, tendencies and talents.”

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Palin Chic

August 8, 2012

 

SARAH PALIN, still the avatar of Republican Girl Power, was in Missouri this week campaigning for Senatorial candidate Sarah Steelman in platform shoes, tight jeans, over-sized sunglasses and a Super Man T-shirt. Playing the ditz liberals always said she was, Palin referred to Steelman as a “hot mama grizzly.” The woman who inspired a mass cult and left the Alaska governor’s office to turn the country around has given up any pretense of being a serious politician, which was a very tough act to maintain anyway. Steelman was defeated in Tuesday’s primary.

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