We Berties are keeping a tightish fist on the shekels.
While we are frequently exhorted to gird up our loins, it is a bit funny that none of us have either done it, or know exactly how to do it.
But fear not, The Art of Manliness is here to remedy this deplorable situation.
Givens fils points out that sexual violence is sexual, in addition to being violent.
For stating the obvious truth, he is taken to task by the usual suspects.
Staglea’s Law: The more true and the more obvious the statement, the more offensive the statement.
I’m reading a book on permaculture gardening. On the technical stuff its good. In its philosophizing and general worldview, its pretty hippy dippy. Still, if you pan for nuggets, you find them.
With a garden there is a long courtship and the prospect of a lasting marriage.
-thus Peter Bane, the Permaculture Handbook
The scandal enveloping England right now, is 1400 girls have been sexually abused and raped, but the local authorities did nothing because they didn’t want to look racist. The BBC reports on this, but refuses to mention the racial aspect. You may not want to read this on a full stomach. 1 2 3
That and 1400 is probably conservative and there is evidence that this is not limited or unique to Rotherham. The authorities guilty have taken responsibility for this by resigning.
(Hint: when you screw up that badly, that is not taking responsibility. This is.)
In other news, on Monday, Beyonce performed a sexually suggestive performance at the VMAs, that involved an abundance of butts, scantily-clad women spread-eagle, and lewd lyrics. But she also put up a sign in lights that said Feminist, so she was applauded. The next night, at the Emmys (no, I don’t watch these things) Sofia Vergara in a full length classy dress stood on a platform as a bit of a joke. This was decried as sexist and objectifying.
I could go on, and I could certainly provide more links. What concerns me (above and beyond the actual tragedies) is how distorted things are to the World. They can not tell up from down.
And so will we if we do not keep the commandments.
I want to keep a convenient link to Bruce Webster’s article on God as a resident of or able to access a fourth physical dimension.