I’m so ashamed of 75% of Americans right now. I guess I know how Michelle Obama feels all the time.
Trusting the average GP reader is familiar with the story.
Every Generation Before Millennials’ Reaction: “What a horrific story of human sacrifice demonstrating how ordinary people can be made to perform evil by social pressure.”
Millennial Reaction: “Bitch Got Stoned LOL”
Then in the 1990s, something started to change dramatically in how her students responded to the sobering tale. Rather than being horrified by it, some claimed they were bored by it, while others thought the ending was “neat.”
When Ms. Haugaard pressed them for more of their thoughts, she was appalled to discover that not one student in the class was willing to say the practice of human sacrifice was morally wrong! She describes one interaction with a student, whom she calls Beth:
“‘Are you asking me if I believe in human sacrifice?’ Beth responded thoughtfully, as though seriously considering all aspects of the question. ‘Well, yes,’ I managed to say. ‘Do you think that the author approved or disapproved of this ritual?’
“I was stunned: This was the [young] woman who wrote so passionately of saving the whales, of concern for the rain forests, of her rescue and tender care of a stray dog. ‘I really don’t know,’ said Beth; ‘If it was a religion of long standing, [who are we to judge]?’”
This here is about 90% of the reason our society is as fecked up as it is.
This collection of headlines would seem to suggest a sustained campaign to normalize pedophilia.
I really, really hate to have to update this collage, but the media is really trying to normalize this. pic.twitter.com/JYmZcN2zGr
— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) September 20, 2017
And the first response to thattweet was that pedophilia needed to be destigmatized so that sufferers would feel safe to seek help in dealing with their orientation. In other words, we should feel “compassion” for them. And you know what happens next toward behavior when progressives start feeling “compassion” for people who practice that behavior. There’s a definite progression for the mainstreaming of deviant and criminal behavior: destigmatization, tolerance, acceptance, and eventually mandated celebration and punishment for those who do not celebrate it enough.
And the real key to this is getting white women on board, because they run everything, and it’s really not hard to get to them. You have to get them to agree that it’s best for everybody if pedophiles come out of the closet, or the shadows, or wherever it is pedophiles are hiding; the little boys room at Toys R Us, perhaps. You just need to put some pedophiles on the morning chat shows to cry about how unfair it is that they can’t be the person they truly are/can’t experience the love that other people take for granted. Then, you get some other white women to parade their pedophile children on TV, and whine how they fear the discrimination a hateful society will heap on them. Then, some Hollywood celebrities need to come out as pedophiles, and if Corey Haim is right, finding some won’t be a problem. (The child rapist Roman Polanski is a hero to those people.) Before too long, you got pedophiles on the cover of Time and Vogue and abolishing the age of consent is a plank in the Democrat Party platform.
As someone once said, if pedophiles were a voting bloc, the Democrats would be demanding the Government provide them with ice cream trucks and small pairs of handcuffs.
IMHO, this is one behavior about which we should just stay appalled at and, yes, should be stigmatized.
While treatment cannot eliminate a pedophile’s sexual interests, a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication can help him to manage urges and avoid committing crimes.
Kinda sort contradicts that Narrative that sexual behavior follows sexual orientation and any therapeutic attempt to alter that dynamic is barbaric, bigoted, and not cool, doesn’t it? I mean, as we know from the attacks on Mike Pence, “managing sexual urges,” can mean only one thing… electroshock therapy for teenagers.
We are living in a very, very stupid era of human history.
A British cop tasks a British retail chain to task for listing tampons under the banner ‘Feminine protection.’ (Because ‘men have periods, too.’)
Today I want to give the short version. With short sentences. For lefties.
- The Paris Agreement did not control CO2. It let China, India and Russia do what they wanted. Oooh, Russia! Bad!!!!1!! Right?
- The Paris Agreement did not control CO2. Even the UN scienticians agreed that it made almost no difference to their Global Warming projected temperatures.
- The Paris Agreement was a krazy-bad deal. It made the U.S. almost the only leading country that has to wreck its workers’ lives and futures.
- The Paris Agreement was a krazy-bad deal. It made the U.S. almost the only leading country that has to give away many tens of billions of dollars annually, to pay Third World kleptocrats to hold back their countries.
Hey lefties: If you didn’t know these things, I’m sorry you’re so gullible.
I bet you’re gullible enough to think CNN or WaPo “fact checkers” are real, and not just fellow lefties trying to keep you on the plantation.
And, one more time: If Paris “imposes nothing on us” or is non-binding – then why should withdrawing from it be a crisis?
Think. If it’s true that any party can blow it off (note IF) – then it’s worthless, in yet another way.
With America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, another piece of the puzzle is in place. I think I’m getting a Big Picture.
For a myriad of reasons – economic, financial, demographic – we have been moving into a multi-polar world. As opposed to a world where the U.S. is the one, super-wealthy super-power.
Like an oncoming glacier, the shift is very slow – but unstoppable. I’ve been contemplating it for years – and sometimes discussing it on the blog, as in my old posts (that I keep meaning to update) on the gradual decline of the U.S. dollar as the world’s central currency.
Trump is ahead of this shift, and left-wingers are behind it.
Despite their anti-American attitudes and railing against “white supremacy”, left-wingers take great comfort in the idea that the U.S. is the world’s one, super-wealthy super-power. In many a discussion, when I’ve tried to warn a liberal friend how policy X must inevitably undermine the U.S. position in the world, he or she smirks – yes, smirks – and says “But we will always be on top, because of reason Y.” (We have the best military, the best universities or tech research, Hollywood / the most seductive culture, control of the Internet or SWIFT payment system, whatever.)
I think their belief is basically infantile.
- The child needs to fantasize that the parent is super-capable and benevolent and will always be there for her, no matter what.
- And a malicious / narcissistic child fantasizes about being able to dish out endless tantrums and torture on the parent – without damaging the child’s life in any way.
Likewise, the left-winger needs to fantasize that the U.S. will always be the one, super-wealthy Super Mommy And Daddy – no matter how many rocks, bombs or burdens they (the left-wingers) throw at the U.S.
Which brings us to the Paris climate accord. It doesn’t do much of anything good. Just a couple big, bad things.
- Uphold left-wing fetishes – environmental extremism, statism, globalism – thus demonstrating leftie supremacy; and
- Drain the U.S. of wealth – in the form of payments for the Green Climate Fund, tens of billions of new aid to India and other countries, even more burdens on industry and U.S. energy, etc.
Withdrawing from the Paris agreement is so upsetting to left-wingers because it reverses both of those. Now, what is Trump’s rationale for withdrawing?
- He thinks the U.S. is already responsible environmentally, and will continue to be.
- He thinks we need to think a bit more about ourselves. We need to mine our own coal. We need to bring back manufacturing jobs. We need to NOT pay into the Green Climate Fund, billions of new aid to India, etc.
- Meanwhile, the agreement lets China, India and even Europe burn coal and increase their CO2 emissions. That makes no sense. The agreement puts the U.S. at a senseless disadvantage.
Trump’s actions are consistent with, and helpful in, a multi-polar world where the U.S. stops being the Supreme Mommy and Daddy and instead, “gets real” about what the U.S. needs in order to be a good place to live for U.S. people.
He said it in January – “America First” – and now he’s carrying it out. That, and restoring the Constitution (at least a little). Because withdrawing from Paris de-fuses a constitutional bomb. (As will ending the Obamacare insurance-buying mandate, when they finally get around to that.)
Leftie reactions are telling: It’s the end of the world, the U.S. has “resigned as leader of the free world”, Germany’s Angela Merkel now leads the free world, etc. It’s exactly the tantrum you would expect them to throw – if they had an infantile attachment to an idea of the U.S. as the one, super-wealthy Super Mommy and Daddy, upon whom they could inflict any torture or burden that they pleased.
Trump is turning out to be the Bad Mouth Man who will end it, at least partly. And that’s good.
For $28,000 a month, privileged 20-somethings who have failed to reach their ‘true potential’, will get basic life skills in scheduling, cleaning and even ‘showing up’, according to Fusion.
Therapy and group sessions are supplements by treatments such as art classes, yoga and meditation.
Up to 16 people can live in the Yellowbrick residence; a four-story apartment building where patients live together in apartments in groups of three or four.
Staff members are never too far away however, to teach residents the basics such as shopping, cooking and cleaning.
So, people are paying $28K a month for their worthless, helpless offspring to learn the basic stuff their parents should have taught them.
The article says that some of these people suffer from “anxiety disorders” and other mental illness. I’m skeptical. The Psychiatric profession has so broadened the definition of disorder that practically any personality quirk qualifies. Couple that with the cult of victimhood and people who just can’t accept responsibility and… yeah, I don’t believe that everybody who goes in there just has a mental illness.
BTW: Their success rate is <20%. 4 out 5 people who go through the program are still dysfunctional.
Sometimes I think our society deserves collapse.
The rumor is that George HW “Read My Lips” Bush has been telling people he’s voting for Norwegian Blue. Apparently, the guy who repealed Reagan’s tax cuts and appointed David Souter to the Supreme Court, and whose son not only botched an unpopular (but eminently winnable) war, but also massively expanded domestic spending and entitlements, doubled the national debt, and left the border wide open while 20 million illegals entered the country… thinks that Donald Trump will be the death of the Republican Party.
But the “Oh, Good Lord, You Have Got to Be Kidding Me, Bring on SMOD, Our Culture Is Too Weak to Survive” story is this: The University of Houston is Handing Out “Emotional First Aid Kits” to college children who suffer from microagressions.
“The stress of school gets to them. Like a bad grade, a missed class, being late, a microaggression, uhh whatever,” (University of Houston psychology department advisor Bobbie Sue) Schindler said to O’Keefe about the emotional distress University of Houston students face.
This emotional first aid kit ended up containing a baby blanket, chocolates, a plush kitten, a bag containing the smell of lavender, ear plugs, a genderless pastel teddy bear, hand written notes, and a pacifier. Schindler did think students would take the pacifier the wrong way and instead said they could suggest students suck on their thumb instead.
“It’s a simple reality that both of this year’s Presidential candidates are unpopular. Clinton’s favorability is 39/54, and Trump is even worse off at 35/58. This has given rise to the ‘Giant Meteor for President’ movement, and we find that the Meteor would poll at 13%- far more support than the third party candidates actually on the ballot- with Clinton at 43% and Trump at 38%. The Meteor is particularly appealing to independent voters 27% to 35% for Clinton and 31% for Trump,”
If you spend any time on Twitter, DailyKos, or the comments section of any left-leaning website, the complete annihilation of the human race starts to look pretty good.
When Thinx launched their line of absorbent underwear for periods, they used a slogan that seemed to make sense: “For women with periods.” But as they heard from more and more customers who felt left out by that branding, they realized that women aren’t the only ones who menstruate.
People who can believe that “women aren’t the only ones who menstruate” can pretty much be made to believe anything.