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Social Media in General Conference

October 03rd, 2017 by G.


This post summarizes each General Conference talk which touched on social media use.  It’s based on the notes of a father with lots of children, who was also ironing shirts and shelling pecans during a few sessions, so please suggest corrections and additions in the comments. (more…)

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October 03rd, 2017 07:30:03

Virtue Signaling: Juxtapositions XV

February 07th, 2017 by Man SL

Virtue Signaling is just Pride that needs to be reassured. Pride, but without the confidence. All of the sin, but none of the upside.

-thus our Zen

Virtue signaling is virtue without courage.

-thus Nassim Taleb

When people virtue signal: play dumb, mock them, or pretend to find “problematic” attitudes (racist? patronizing? cis-centric?) in their virtue signals. Even explicitly praising a virtue signaler’s level of education (use the word “articulate”!) will discomfit him: blatant virtue signals are still virtue signals, but blatant status signals are tacky. The need to signal one’s status betokens low status, so a signal must be subtle and understated to communicate high status.

-thus Quincy Lathan, Social Matter

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February 07th, 2017 06:03:13

Rage Against the Machine

May 03rd, 2016 by MC


My oldest will be old enough for Kindergarten in the fall. The small talk question of the moment from our fellow parents is, “Where are you enrolling him?” In our school district, that’s more than a geography question. It’s a big district with more or less open enrollment, and they’ve done an admirable job of making sure there is an abundance of options. Gifted programs, foreign language immersion schools, charter schools with a patriotic focus, etc.

He won’t be going to any of those, however. As we’ve anticipated since before he was born, he’s going to be homeschooled.

“So, if you don’t mind me asking, why are you homeschooling? Is it for academic or moral reasons or what?”

No one asks these questions of parents who send their kids to the Japanese immersion school. (more…)

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May 03rd, 2016 01:11:36

How Long Halt Ye Between Two Status Systems?

April 11th, 2016 by G.

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I like to look for themes in General Conference. This one I noticed a lot of discussion of youth doing missionary work and rescue.  My wife noticed a temple-going theme.

I also heard two speakers, back to back, talk about the Great and Spacious Building.

Lehi had a revealed dream 3000 years ago that is highly relevant today. The Great and Spacious Building is one of those revealed insights.  Modern thinkers call it the Polygon, the Modern Structure, the Cathedral, That Hideous Strength, the New Class, the Chattering Class, or simply the bipartisan ruling class or elite.  But no one has understood it or explained it as well and as simply as Lehi did, with his striking image of a great building, full of the finely clothed laughing and pointing, whose foundations are in the air. (more…)

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April 11th, 2016 09:01:13

Detect the Bait and Switch

January 01st, 2016 by G.

But one national backdrop to the Texas law is growing skepticism about the ability of more restrictive gun laws to stem violence. That’s despite the experiences of countries such as Great Britain and Australia, where gun violence dropped dramatically after restrictive laws were put in place.

The Christian Science Monitor.  Notice that one innocent little word in the second sentence that makes the whole passage a lie.

The media always lies.

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January 01st, 2016 10:26:47


November 11th, 2015 by MC

(Trigger Warning for…everything)


Terrorist: Let everyone on this list of political prisoners free by midnight Friday or I will blow myself up in a public place and kill innocent bystanders.

Society: We don’t negotiate with terrorists!


Abused wife: He says if I ever leave him, he’ll kill himself, and I believe him.

Society: Girlfriend, you cannot let him blackmail you into spending your whole life with an abuser just because he says he’ll kill himself. He’s accountable for his own decisions, and you need to do what’s right for you and your kids.


LGBT Activists and Fellow-Travelers: If you don’t change your whole belief system to accommodate every conceivable sexual orientation and paraphilia, teenagers will kill themselves and their blood will be on your hands!

Society: Sounds serious, you’d better give them what they’re asking for unless you want kids to kill themselves. (more…)

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November 11th, 2015 06:00:41

A Job Half Done

September 04th, 2015 by MC

I guess I should be encouraged that 150 students were willing to walk out of their classes to protest the arrival of perversity and Orwellian mind control at their high school. But they left out the essential second step. In order for this to have been a truly successful blow against the System, they needed to:

  1. Leave Class (check)
  2. Never Go Back (sadly incomplete)

The battle won’t be won until the schools are ghost towns, their derelict buildings are burnt to the ground, and the former campus littered with land mines to prevent even the thought of building another school there.

P.S. The “There are monkey-boys in the facility” category is unusually apt for this post.

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September 04th, 2015 01:10:40

NSDAP’s Always Lie

July 01st, 2015 by Man SL

I came across this quote from Mein Kampf in Shirer’s the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  In it, Hitler is describing the Nazi political tactics that he learned from the Left of his day:

I understood the infamous spiritual terror which this movement exerts, particularly on the bourgeoisie, which is neither morally nor mentally equal to such attacks; at a given sign it unleashes a veritable barrage of lies and slanders against whatever adversary seems most dangerous, until the nerves of the attacked persons break down.

I offer this quote as a historical curiosity.


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July 01st, 2015 06:12:22

Breaking News

June 16th, 2015 by Captain Renault

No profession is as far to the right as Hollywood, the media, Silicon Valley, and the academy are hard to the left. I am shocked, shocked.

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June 16th, 2015 05:42:04

The Playing Fields of Eton

May 23rd, 2015 by MC

Playing fields of Eton

Mrs. MC: Did you tell our son that he could head-butt Jerome [a boy in his preschool class]?

MC: No.

Mrs. MC: Why does he think you told him that? (more…)

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May 23rd, 2015 19:38:51