Junior Ganymede
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What Good does Feminism Distort?

February 15th, 2018 by G.

Leftism was based on the promise that the traditional system could be replaced by a new system that would be built-around The Individual. A top-down system to impose individuality…! People ought to have noticed that this is self-contradictory – however they didn’t and they still don’t notice this.

So, what did feminism get right? That each person is and ought to be known as an unique individual.

What did feminism miss out? That men and women are (ultimately, over an eternal timescale) distinct and complementary parts of the One Complete Human: Man – as a complete entity, which must be achieved and is not ‘given’ – is a man and a woman as an eternal loving dyad.

-thus Bruce Charlton.

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February 15th, 2018 06:49:37

Party, Faction, Conspiracy, War

February 12th, 2018 by Patrick Henry

“[S]ecrecy is not the essence of conspiracy. The essence of conspiracy is the plot to eliminate the opposition.”

-from an excellent essay on the decay of political systems, with examples drawn from the present

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February 12th, 2018 21:52:10

If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing with Vim

February 01st, 2018 by G.

If the things in Kipling’s poem are painful and stressful for you, and you struggle all night, and do them: yours is the Earth and everything in it. If you come at them mentally prepared, wake up at 10 AM, and do them with a smile: yours is the Earth and everything in it.

thus SPDI

I paint a gloomy picture, but I actually mean to do the opposite. Because the male bargain is: if you can avoid the pitfalls, you have dominion over the earth. It is a long road, fraught with danger and difficulty, but for men, it is the only one that actually leads somewhere—and in this case, “somewhere” means “WILD SUCCESS.”

Heck yes.

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February 01st, 2018 06:00:49

Enemies and Victims

January 26th, 2018 by G.

“Victim”, “aggrieved” are moral categories. I am only making a political statement. . . . The suspicion that an enemy has good reason to hate you is even more reason to be wary of him. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of Carl Schmitt’s insight: we must separate political from moral categories. The enemy is not necessarily evil; don’t demonize him, but recognize that he is a threat. Regard him emotionally the way you would natural disasters.

In fact, morality is often very difficult to determine. Contrary to the comic book picture of the world you get from the media, when groups fight, there are usually legitimate claims and grievances on both sides. Recognizing who wants to damage your group, on the other hand, is almost always straightforward. And it is usually the most important fact.

thus the Bonald. Interesting.

Quoting, not endorsing.

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January 26th, 2018 07:40:41

A man who betrays his wife…

January 24th, 2018 by Bookslinger

… would also betray his country.

(Not original to me. I forgot where I picked it up.)

This aphorism’s truthfulness is apparent in the political scandals of the last 25 years.

I think it has been documented that our current president was not faithful to his first two wives. And it has been alleged that he was not faithful to his current wife.

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January 24th, 2018 12:23:34

Happy with Nothing

January 17th, 2018 by Man SL

I simply do not understand the atheists who say that they are content with the prospect of personal extinction.  Even if they are to be believed, it is certainly not to their credit, but rather betrays a morbid deficit either of imagination or vitality.

-the Bonald.

In two ways atheists are happy with nothing.

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January 17th, 2018 10:50:33

Target identification

January 02nd, 2018 by Vader

As far as I can tell, the entities that act most like the way leftists imagine corporations act are governments and online mobs.

— Thus Joseph Hertzlinger

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January 02nd, 2018 14:59:34

Much to be Desired

October 12th, 2017 by Patrick Henry

For every man a patrimony, for every woman a matrimony!

-thus Sutton Coldfield

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October 12th, 2017 20:02:34

Through Study and Faith

October 06th, 2017 by Patrick Henry

One of the big things is the non-contradiction between material sources of knowledge and metaphysical sources of knowledge.  Because there is one truth.  If something true metaphysically, this has implications for material reality.  Those implications mean that the same knowledge can also be known from the material.

-a Wayfarer

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October 06th, 2017 11:20:44

God, gods, and Creation

October 06th, 2017 by G.

To have a coherent metaphysics [of free will] seems to me to entail a coherent and purposive universe – which seems to require a single creation – or else (if there were no creation, or many) everything would ultimately be ‘random’, incoherent, contingent and arbitrary; and agency would have no meaning.

And it also seems to require the participation of agents (e.g Men, in this instance) – that Men are actually engaged with the universe, and can change it by and from their own distinctive natures. This seems to entail that Men are ‘gods’ – in the sense that they are sufficiently separated from reality not merely to be caused-by it (i.e. determined) – and also that Men are able to change reality from themselves, expressive of their nature – and not merely arbitrarily. In other words, these are the characteristics of gods.

-thus Bruce Charlton

To act meaningfully is divine.  Your choice sets in train events that otherwise would never be, for good or for ill.  And so irrevocably that no one can undo what you have done, and only God through death can make up for it.  That is the glory and damnation of Man.

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October 06th, 2017 06:22:15

Junk Food Politics

September 27th, 2017 by Patrick Henry

One of the more perceptive comments on the Trump phenomenon:

 

The world is getting more addictive, and politics is getting more hyper-palatable too.

-thus FoJG Handle.

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September 27th, 2017 06:53:46

Age

September 18th, 2017 by G.

Age is when even your embarrassing memories start to fade.

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September 18th, 2017 12:09:19

Bricks

September 18th, 2017 by G.

I can’t tell you the number of couples I have counseled who, when they are deeply hurt or even just deeply stressed, reach farther and farther into the past to find yet a bigger brick to throw through the window “pain” of their marriage. . . . [I]t is not right to go back and open up some ancient wound that the Son of God Himself died trying to heal.

-thus Elder Holland

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September 18th, 2017 05:13:44

Time

August 30th, 2017 by G.

In years gone by, our family was larger, but now it consists of only two.

-thus President Hunter

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August 30th, 2017 05:11:56

Charity is

August 20th, 2017 by G.

Charity is the opposite of entropy.

-heard from a friend

If so, then entropy is a form of fear, or vice versa. Could that be? I can see an argument. Fear, the vice, usually involves selling out one’s own future or other people or virtues in order to hold on to some good. In other words, it is like a non-entropic system that can only be maintained by increasing disorder outside the system.

But love expands the system size, ultimately to take in all that is. At that point, one can no longer strive for a non-entropic system consistent with entropy.

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August 20th, 2017 20:42:25