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“All the Single Ladies”

May 19, 2016

A JEWISH feminist can yammer on and on about marriage and family and never once show the slightest interest in the welfare of children. Seriously, go to this long interview with Rebecca Traister, yet another well-funded Jewish feminist lecturing us about how great female self-centeredness and the destruction of the family are in a book that is like so many other books by Jewish feminists, and search for the word “children” or “child” in the text. You will not find them, even though she is talking about marriage — you know, marriage, that institution for creating, protecting and nurturing children. You will, however, find a reference (Roe v. Wade) to killing children.

Jewish feminism (is there any other kind?) is like Judaism in general. It exalts self-centeredness, materialism and resentful paranoia.

 

Appropriate Outrage

May 18, 2016

 

AN UNNAMED WOMAN protests Target’s “transgender bathroom” policy. To many Americans, she is contemptible. She has received a barrage of blistering abuse online — hateful rhetoric accusing her of being hateful — much of it directed against her large family and her appearance, proving that the Internet (and America) is largely garbage.

Give this woman a vote of confidence. Don’t shop at Target. Get your cheap imported goods elsewhere, even if you have to drive a few extra miles or order online.

In related news, every billboard company in Minnesota rejected an ad protesting Target’s policy. Read More »

 

Booker T. Washington

May 18, 2016

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ELIZABETH WRIGHT, who died in 2011, was an independent-minded black writer who left behind many interesting articles and essays (here and here) on race and culture. She was especially fond of Booker T. Washington and wrote about him in 1992:

In reading Booker T. Washington’s letters, speeches, personal biographies, and the many articles written about him while he lived [1856-1915], the most striking feature that one comes away with is his exceptional maturity. One can only be impressed by the clarity of this man’s thinking and his objective grasp of the situation in which blacks found themselves in the late 1800s. He understood, in a way that only a son of the South could, the complicated nature of the relationship between the two races and the interests they shared in the future economic development of the country.  Read More »

 

Anger in Appalachia

May 18, 2016

MICHAEL COOPER, an attorney in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in U.S. News, wrote in March of Trump’s appeal in the area. (As with all my posts on Trump, this is not an endorsement, but a look at his popularity.)

I live in Trump’s America, where working-class whites are dying from despair. They’re dying from alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide, trying to take away the pain of a half century’s economic and cultural decline. In the foothills of Appalachia, Wilkes County, North Carolina, is second in the nation in income lost this century, where the number of manufacturing jobs decreased from 8,548 in the year 2000 to about 4,000 today, according to Stateline. Read More »

 

Don’t Call Obama a Criminal

May 18, 2016

HE’S A “justice-involved individual.”

 

Bergoglio Bomb of the Day

May 18, 2016

JORGE BERGOGLIO, in his latest interview with a French newspaper, compares Islamic jihadists with Christian missionaries:

La Croix:  The fear of accepting migrants is partly based on a fear of Islam. In your view, is the fear that this religion sparks in Europe justified?

Pope Francis: Today, I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam. It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest. [Translation here.]

 

Onward, Nostalgia-Hankering Pontiffs!

May 17, 2016

WHO ARE the greatest enemies of the Fake, Fony, Faux “Catholic” Church of Vatican II? Is it,

1) Muslims?

2) Atheists?

3) “Married” Male Couples?

4) Environmentalist Earth Worshippers?

5) Conspiratorial Jews?

6) Angry Feminists?

7) Raunchy Rock Stars?

8) Catholics?

See answer below: Read More »

 

Sex Ed for Migrants

May 17, 2016

DON VINCENZO writes:

I am not making this up; no one could: The Washington Post carried an article (warning: graphic language) Sunday entitled, “Germany is trying to teach asylum seekers about its liberal attitude toward sex,” by Anthony Faiola and Stephanie Kirchner. I defy anyone reading that headline and then the story either to stop laughing, or from throwing up one’s hands in disgust. What has happened to Germany; indeed, what has happened to Europe and the West? In the inimitable words of the late Lawrence Auster, the nations of the West are on “the path to national suicide.”

Faiola, who is The Post’s Bureau Chief in Berlin, (and may be homosexual), reports that the German Federal Center for Health Education has created a website, “Using highly graphic diagrams and images,…the site outlines topics including first-time sex and how to perform far more advanced sexual acts.” Read More »

 

Nothing Is Everything

May 17, 2016

TIM writes:

As I am sitting here at my desk this afternoon, I take a short break to watch the neighbor mother with her four small grade-school and pre-school, tow-headed children, work in her garden.  Today she is stringing lines for her tomato plants.

The kids are engaged. The oldest two, both girls, are watching and helping.  The younger boy has a small butterfly net, and the toddler, another boy is watching with rapt attention.  It the midst of all this, mom changed the baby’s diaper.  Mom is multi tasking, as usual, and all in stride.

The memories this young mother is creating for her children will last their lifetimes. Good for her.  Good for them.  Good for all of us.

 

The Imperfectibility of Nature

May 17, 2016

 

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JOSEPH writes:

Thank you for your latest musings on the venerable herb ladies. I entirely agree with your estimation of them. They are grounded; they have roots; they are perennial; they know about proper timing, proper care, and the non-perfectibility of this world. See how radically reactionary gardening is! Why is this? Because gardeners inevitably come to realize that you cannot fool Mother Nature. You either learn, acknowledge, and respect the nature of living things — or they languish (and often perish). Of course, there is always a peddler trying to make a buck by selling you this latest Mastery of Nature invention to poison your garden. You may even get duped from time to time. Yet, you learn that nature must be respected and that technological shortcuts come with a hefty price to pay. Eventually, you accept that you can’t cheat and win. Follow the wisdom of the herb ladies — and your garden will prosper. Read More »

 

Our Heads Are Better in the Sand

May 16, 2016

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CATHOLICS decide to ignore “the pope.

 

Trump on Paying the Debt

May 16, 2016

ELLEN BROWN, author of Web of Debt, comments on Trump’s recent statement that the government can just print the money to get out of debt:

The right of government to issue its own money was one of the principles for which the American Revolution was fought. Americans are increasingly waking up to the fact that the vast majority of the money supply is no longer issued by the government but is created by private banks when they make loans; and that with that power goes enormous power over the economy itself.

The issue that should be debated is one that dominated political discussion in the 19th century but that few candidates are even aware of today: should creation and control of the money supply be public or private? Donald Trump’s willingness to transgress the conservative taboo against public money creation is a welcome step in opening that debate.

 

The Faux “Neighborhood Joint”

May 16, 2016

A READER writes:

To add to your ongoing ‘Pizza Industrial Complex’ dialogue, the New York Times discussed the ‘unique pizza’ of ‘Vinnies,’ a place they term a ‘neighborhood joint.’

This statement is an utter and total lie. No longtime, real Brooklyn pizzeria has survived the gentrifying steamroller that has utterly transformed Williamsburg in recent decades from a solid, working-class, product-producing area into a playground for hipsters and the wealthy.

No real pizzaiolo would be caught dead making such an atrocity.

Real quality pizza still exists in NYC, but not in any of these ridiculous enclaves. Read More »

 

A Mother Pressured To “Work”

May 16, 2016

MARIA writes:

I am a 35-year-old woman currently living a housewife life, without stating it loud and clear.  I live in Europe, in a Western country suffering from all the evils you have been describing in your posts.

In my heart and soul, I am thrilled to be living a housewife lifestyle, even if it is in secret. It took me many years of struggling before I managed to live the life of relative ease of mind that I have now. Only when I took to dating seriously and started praying for a husband, did I meet my current husband. Even then things were not easy. He wasn’t the “Christian man” I desired and he wasn’t much into the idea of marriage either. But he is a good man, a wonderful husband and a good provider. Needless to say that if I had not married him, I would have very likely been childless and single today.

I don’t personally know any woman my age in this city who is housewife or stay-at-home mum. Actually two of them I suspect, but just like me, they are hiding in shame. We all pretend to be busy, e.g. by starting our own businesses or taking some temporary (often low-paid, quasi-intellectual) jobs here and there, all for the sake of showing that we are of course capable just like any other woman. But the stress of work, even when it is freelance or part-time work, and even if done from your own home, is simply not worth it I believe.  I have heard that stay-at-home mums are quite common in the U.S., but we are an endangered species here in Europe. (Of course, Muslim women are an exception. Nobody finds it strange that they get to spend their days with their kids, and are often paid by the state to do so). Read More »

 

The World’s Most Laughable Army

May 16, 2016

FROM The Washington Post:

Months before Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said the Pentagon would take steps toward allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King last year became what she believes is the first openly transgender member of the infantry. While official Pentagon policy still forbids openly transgender personnel, her commanders have been supportive, she said. King even purchased a female dress Army service uniform, anticipating that she would be able to wear it soon.

“I made a decision that owning that uniform was important to me, and I believe that our leadership is going to do the right thing,” she said.

And what if a sergeant believes he is a general? … Ach, it’s all somethin’ to do until the police state comes.

 

Under Trump, It Will Continue

May 16, 2016

DR. THOMAS DROLESKEY writes:

Look, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro has a set of beliefs. Those beliefs are evil. Granted. However, he has a set of beliefs and he acts on them in a decisive manner. He brooks no opposition and is willing to bend, twist and actually break every law prohibiting his conduct to accomplish his goals. He is a bare-knuckled Chicago politician enhanced by the use of the sort of Communist-style thuggery he learned from Frank Marshall Davis and the disciples of the late Saul Alinsky. He is making the most of his last year in office, and he is complete unapologetic for anything that he has done.

The Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, on the [other] hand, Donald John Trump, believes in nothing other than “make America great again,” an empty slogan which I have refuted several times recently. Trump has said that “everything is negotiable,” and this means that he hath no understanding of the concept of truth even on a purely philosophical level.

This is very sad as those who believe that a “President Trump” would do anything to thwart the advance of moral evil in this country is badly deceived. A Trump presidency would be different than that of the wretched, corrupt and contemptuous statist named Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton on some matters. Ultimately, though, the advance of moral evil would continue. The only difference in a Trump administration would be that many of the very voices who are rightly outraged by Obama/Soetoro’s constant constitutional overreach will be muted for fear of angering the naturalist in whom they pinned their hopes. Such is the diabolical trap in which we find ourselves. No country can be made “great again” by those who do the adversary’s bidding for him by advancing or remaining indifferent to evil.   Read More »

 

Gender, Excretion and Shockingly Stupid Academia

May 16, 2016

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JOSH G. writes:

I wanted to pass along a link to a book that simply has to be seen to be believed, Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality, and the Hygienic Imagination by Sheila L. Cavanagh (University of Toronto Press, 2010).  As Wikipedia tells it:

Cavanagh’s most recent book, the groundbreaking Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality, and the Hygienic Imagination, was a 2011 Finalist for the GLBT Next Generation Indie Book Awards. In 2012, Queering Bathrooms received the CWSA/ACEF Outstanding Scholarship Prize Honourable Mention. Queering Bathrooms “brings to light one of the last remaining forms of discrimination and segregation that goes unquestioned”.[5] Fuse Magazine reviewer Syrus Ware writes that Queering Bathrooms “provides a strong argument for reconsidering the public toilet, making it a must-read for city and urban planners, policy makers, architects and designers. Queering Bathrooms offers important recommendations about the future of bathroom design, suggests areas for future research, and imagines a future in which public toilets are at once luxurious, accessible and welcoming to all human beings”.[6]

I spent an hour or so reading this last night; it’s the zeitgeist in 200 pages.  The agenda is as clearly stated as anything written by a “studies” professor can possibly be: make the world safe for sodomy.  If I had more time, I would excerpt some of the more absurd parts. Read More »

 

What’s a Parent To Do?

May 16, 2016

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From “Lemonade” by Beyonce

MAUREEN wrote a couple of weeks ago in response to this post:

I am so appalled at the latest from Beyoncé. Not to mention her horrific Super Bowl “performance.” It is, without a doubt, Satanic — as so much of popular culture has become.

Do you have any advice on keeping our children safe? We intend to homeschool our two little ones. We’re Roman Catholic, but live in the South. There are a lot of “Christians” but not many Catholics and definitely not many traditional Catholics. How do we protect our children from the filth? I’m so terrified. How did you do it? Read More »