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Store Clerk Shoots Robber

Posted on | October 20, 2014 | 17 Comments

Rome, Georgia:

An attempted armed robbery suspect who was shot by a Maple Street store clerk remained hospitalized at a Chattanooga hospital late Sunday, according to Rome police officials.
Micah Wood, 24, of Rome — listed as a suspect in the early morning robbery attempt at the One Stop Shop, 2107A Maple St. — was airlifted to Erlanger hospital, according to Rome police authorities. His condition remained unknown late Sunday.
Two customers who inside the store — Robert Grant Stinson, 43, and Tina Louise Davenport, 51, both of Rome — were also injured and taken to Floyd Medical Center.
Stinson was listed in satisfactory condition late Sunday, while Davenport had been treated and released from the hospital, FMC Public Relations Specialist Bill Fortenberry said.
Meanwhile, investigators said they are still looking for a second suspect.
According to multiple Rome police reports:
Officers were called to the scene shortly before 2 a.m. by store clerk Gregory Ticas, who said someone had been shot. . . .
Ticas told officers that two black men wearing masks had walked into the store. One of them held up the customers in the back at the game machines and the other pointed a gun at Ticas and demanded money.
Ticas gave him money but was unable to comply with the next order, to open the safe.
“He stated the male told him if he did not get the safe open he was going to die,” the report said.
Ticas managed to get a gun from the counter and began to fire, striking one of the men police later identified as Wood.
While one of the officers was checking the extent of Davenport’s injuries, a call came on the radio about a man with a gunshot wound on East 20th Street near the CVS and Rite Aid stores.
The officer ran over to find Wood — who appeared to be shot in the head — lying on the pavement, covered in blood and wearing only boxer shorts and a large gold watch.
Wood was incoherent and it was unclear what had happened to his clothing. The description of his watch, however, made him a suspect.
Rome police Lt. Gary Clayton said nothing was taken from the store and that the clerk was not hurt.
“The suspects had taken the money, but dropped it in the store during the shootout,” he said.
Reports described the other man as a shorter black man weighing approximately 200 to 250 pounds.

it is not clear from the report whether the two wounded customers were shot by the robbers or were wounded by stray shots fired by the clerk. What is clear is that if the clerk had not had a weapon, the robbers might have killed him and all the customers. My advice to law-abiding citizens is, arm yourselves. My advice to criminals is, stay the hell away from Rome, Georgia. People there will shoot your ass.

 

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LIVE AT FIVE: 10.20.14

Posted on | October 20, 2014 | No Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


Better late than never…


TOP NEWS
New Pivot In Ebola Protocol

Dr. Fauci calls for medical personnel working with Ebola patients to have no exposed skin

Also, SecDef Hagel orders formation of multiservice team to assist civilian medics
Did CDC laxity on one infection help spread another?
Ebola contacts in US may number up to 300

US Finally Airdrops Weapons, Ammo To Kurds Defending Kobani
Turks are gonna be pissed

Activists Retake Streets In Hong Kong
Clashes reported with police in the Mong Kok district



POLITICS
DNC Head Claims Dems Will Hold The Senate

Whatever she’s smoking, I don’t want any

Wasserman-Schultz claims Obama and the Democrats “have America’s back”

Suspected Nazi War Criminals Expelled From US Still Collecting Social Security

Maryland Delaying Legal Effort To Recoup $55 Million Wasted On Obamacare Website


Ted Cruz Rips Ron Klain As “Political Operator”

Fauxcahontas Campaigns For Bruce Braley In Iowa

Supremes Allow Texas To Enforce New Voter ID Law

Early Voting Totals Mirror 2010

Democrats Pull Back In Kentucky As Grimes Catches Flak From The Left

Detroit Bankruptcy Takes Center Stage In Tight Michigan Governor Race

Martha Coakley Struggles To Hold Lead In Massachusetts

Obama Makes Rare Campaign Appearance; People Leave Early

GOP Brass Stand Behind DeMaio Despite Sexual Harassment Claims

Brownback, Roberts Facing Tough Re-Election Fight In Deep Red Kansas



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Stagnant On Weak Demand, Glut On Market: WTI $83.22, Brent $86.33
Japan Stocks Lead Sharp Asian Rebound
Boston Fed’s Rosengren: Don’t Expect More QE
Pay Raises Rarer Despite Strong US Hiring
Investor Group Aims To buy Adidas’ Reebok Unit
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Plan To Ease Lending
IBM Paying Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion To Take Chip Unit Off Their Hands
Snapchat Plunges Into Advertisements
Microsoft Soon To Unveil A Wearable
Apple Pulls All Bose Products From Its Online Store
Kickstarter Suspends Anonabox Campaign
“HALO: The Master Chief Collection” Is Mythic Value



SPORTS
Brad Keselowski Wins At Talladega

“I know there’s probably some people out there that aren’t really happy I won.”

Stays alive in the hunt for the NASCAR championship


Kaepernick Struggles As 49ers Get Thumped By Broncos, 49-17

Alabama Crushes Aggies 59-0 #rolltide


Andersen Gets First Shutout As Ducks Blank Blues

#9 Oregon Whips Huskies 45-20

Cowboys Beat Sagging Giants 31-21

Flames Trounce Hapless Jets 4-1

Colt McCoy Steps Up, Leads Redskins To Victory

Sens Edge Blue Jackets 3-2

Bruins Blank Sabres 4-0

Nationals Top 5 Offseason Storylines



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Will Jena Malone Be Playing A Female Robin In “Batman Vs. Superman”?

From “The Hunger Games” to “Batman vs. Superman”?

You know, if the presence of Carrie Kelley as Robin means they’re basing this on Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, I might actually be willing to see this in a theater.


“Kingdom” Picked Up For 20 More Episodes By DirecTV

“Buffy” Star Nicholas Brendon Arrested In Boise

Amal Clooney Most Powerful Woman In London?

Shia LaBeouf Blames Method Acting For His Recent Troubles

Evan Rachel Wood Dating Katherine Moennig

No Prosecution For Child Molester Stephen Collins

Bono Not Wearing Shades Inside To Be A Douche – He Has Glaucoma



FOREIGNERS
BJP Sweeps Haryana, Maharashtra
Widodo Inaugurated As Indonesian President
Japan’s Justice, Trade Ministers Resign Amid Scandals
Hong Kong’s C.Y. Leung Claims “External Forces” Involved In Protests
Indian Diesel Prices Deregulated As Modi’s Government Fuels Reform
Swedish Military Sights Russian Sub Off Stockholm Coast
Koreas Trade Gunfire Across The DMZ Amid Continuing Tensions
Downing Street Rejects Barroso’s Criticism
Spanish Ebola Nurse Appears Clear Of Disease
Israeli Hospital Treats Daughter Of Gaza Hamas Leader
Catalans Rally In Barcelona, Call For Early Elections
Australia Sending Special Forces Troops To Iraq
Polls Show Opposition With Slight Lead In Brazilian Runoff Election



BLOGS & STUFF
First Street Journal: In The End, Only Results Matter, And The Results Of Liberal Economics Are Failure
The Quinton Report: Anthony Brown’s Gaffe – Refers To “Frederickstown” Not Frederick
American Power: Where Is The Anti-War Movement?
American Thinker: America In Crisis – Sorry, Blacks, You Can’t Sit This Out
BLACKFIVE: Why The Guard And Reserve? Why Now?
Conservatives4Palin: The Virginia Senate Race Gets Interesting
Don Surber: Why Believe The NAACP?
Jammie Wearing Fools: Obama’s Ebola Czar A Big Fan Of Crackpot Lefty Bloggers, Lena Dunham, And Other Human Debris
Joe For America: Mexico Schools Obama On Handling Ebola
JustOneMinute: Mickey Kaus Scores Again
Pamela Geller: 2007 Video On Savage Muslim Rape Gangs Not Used Amid Fears Of Appearing Racist
Protein Wisdom: It’s Come To This – Government Tells Christian Ministers To Perform Same-Sex Marriages Or Face Fines, Jail
Shot In The Dark: Trulbert! Part XVI – Between Heaven And Richfield
STUMP: Illinois Election Shenanigans – WTF Is Going On?
The Gateway Pundit: 101st Airborne Not Getting Full Protective Gear For Ebola Mission In Africa
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – How And Why Jawas Pray
The Lonely Conservative: Feds Spending Millions Of Dollars On “Truthy”, A Project Studying “Social Pollution” On Social Media
This Ain’t Hell: Utah Guard Probes Risque Video
Weasel Zippers: Teachers In Wisconsin Leaving Union In Droves
Megan McArdle: Ebola’s Greatest Threat – A Third World Pandemic


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The Insufficient Man-Hating of ‘Frozen’

Posted on | October 20, 2014 | 79 Comments

Dani Colman (@DirectorDaniC) is both a feminist and a good writer, a rare combination in an age when the repetition of gender-theory jargon and a hatred of Republicans are considered sufficient qualifications for any woman to be hailed as the Next Great Feminist Intellectual. While I was attempting to find another article, I instead stumbled onto Ms. Colman’s fascinating Medium.com essay, “The problem with false feminism (or why ‘Frozen’ left me cold).”

Now, in case you missed all the hooplah over Frozen, it’s the feminist propaganda cartoon that can make the nipples of a Bryn Mawr College Women’s Studies major become erect with ideological arousal. To read the orgasmic feminist praise for Frozen, you would imagine that the script was written by Katharine MacKinnon, based on a novel by Andrea Dworkin. The enthusiastic encomiums that feminists heaped on Frozen convinced me that Karin Martin and Emily Kazyak must have been hired as script consultants (see “Feminists Worry That Disney Movies Are Making Girls Heterosexual” if you didn’t get that joke). At last, it seemed, Disney had made a film in which patriarchal oppression and the male gaze had been replaced with androgynous egalitarianism.

What gay girls can get out of “Frozen”
— AfferEllen.com

A Queer Perspective on Disney’s Frozen
— Daily Kos

8 Ways Frozen Is
Disney’s Gayest Animated Film Yet

— Eric Diaz

When a conservative Mormon grandmother criticized Frozen as an example of “the gay agenda,” she was widely mocked, but even those who mocked her agreed: Frozen is gayer than the first four rows at a Melissa Etheridge concert. How gay is it? It’s gayer than a Bette Midler Fan Club fundraiser for the Tammy Baldwin re-election campaign.

Frozen‘s metaphysical gayness is not an opinion, but an objective fact. The difference between the conservative Mormon grandmother’s view of Frozen and the LGBT-friendly media’s interpretation of the film was simply a matter of whether you are (a) a liberal who thinks a gay/feminist propaganda cartoon for kiddies is a good thing or (b) a sane normal person who thinks this is a bad thing.

Yet Frozen wasn’t feminist enough for Dani Colman:

I have made absolutely no secret of how much I disliked Disney’s Frozen. I hated it. I spent most of the movie alternately facepalming, groaning, and checking my watch . . .
It was, therefore, a huge surprise to me just how many people loved Frozen. Not just loved, but slavered over it. Critics have been downright competitive in their effusiveness, calling it “the best Disney film since The Lion King”, and “a new Disney classic”. Bloggers and reviewers alike are lauding it as “feminist”, “revolutionary”, “subversive” and a hundred other buzzwords that make it sound as though Frozen has done for female characters what Brokeback Mountain did for gay cowboys. And after reading glowing review after glowing review, taking careful assessment of all the points made, and some very deep navel-gazing about my own thoughts on the subject, I find one question persists:
Were we even watching the same film?

You can read the whole thing, but notice what Colman says, just before listing a scoreboard of romantic endings in Disney films:

I’m now counting out every feature with a love story that ends in a happily ever after. A traditional, heterosexual happily ever after, I should qualify, though it’s not like Disney is likely to actually attempt a same-sex love story any time soon. Or ever. [Emphasis added]

And later:

I’ve heard the theory that Elsa’s “Let it Go” is subtly intended as a coming-out anthem of sorts, but there’s no confirmation from Disney of that, so I’m inclined to believe it’s one of those convenient Disney moments the LGBT community can adopt with pride whether Disney wants them to or not (something of which I wholeheartedly approve, by the way). And yes, Elsa doesn’t end up with a man of her own . . . but if not ending the film with a heterosexual romantic interest is supposed to automatically out Elsa as a lesbian, then frankly Disney’s just doing it wrong.

These are just short excerpts from a long essay — please, don’t think I’m trying to distort her meaning by selective quotation — but after reading the whole thing, I was like, “What exactly is she saying here?” While acknowledging the obvious significance of the heroine’s manlessness, Colman seemed to be expressing resentment that Frozen‘s message was neither gay enough nor feminist enough.

As I say, Colman is a good writer, and she obviously put a huge amount of work into her analysis of Frozen, justifying her hatred of it. However, she cannot hate Frozen more than I hated American Beauty (except for a certain scene with Thora Birch, which I enjoyed in a very bad way) but I didn’t feel the need to rant endlessly against American Beauty. It is sufficient condemnation to say that American Beauty is an anti-bourgeois/anti-suburban movie; anyone who sees it and doesn’t recognize the movie’s core message — the normal life of a normal middle-class family is an unworthy life — just isn’t paying attention.

If I do not need more than a few sentences to explain why an evil movie is evil, what’s up with Colman’s multi-thousand-word reaction to Frozen? It seems that she felt feminists were too happy that it cleared a minimum threshold, as she concludes:

I don’t want Frozen to be good enough. I’ve spent more than enough words explaining why I think it spits in the face of what we should be thinking of as feminism, and how, like a schoolyard bully, it ennobles itself by mocking its predecessors. I don’t want to think that, when I perhaps have daughters some day, this is what I will be able to take them to see; still less do I want to think that the older, more progressive features will have been deemed irrelevant in favour of the new, Frozen-style model. I applaud the attempt to broaden the range of multi-faceted female characters in animation; I appreciate the intent of having two women in prominent roles instead of the usual one, but I want to see better. And the more effusive praise we heap on a movie that shouldn’t even be good enough, the less likely it is that better will ever happen.

Of Ms. Colman’s hypothetical future motherhood — “when I perhaps have daughters some day” — I’d wager $20 against that “perhaps.”

Like so many other feminists, Ms. Colman is eager to tell us what is appropriate for our children, and to denounce us for disagreeing, but she considers her time and talents far too precious to be squandered in the ordinary business of parenthood. The feminist contempt for motherhood is a variation on how progressive intellectuals, who have careers, hold a special contempt for those of us who merely have jobs.

The reason progressives are always proclaiming their devotion to “workers” is because progressives consider people who work actual jobs to be in need of the intelligentsia’s charitable sympathy. Feminists love to talk about “working mothers,” but feminists are generally neither workers nor mothers. It takes a Ph.D., faculty tenure and a six-figure salary to be able to advocate the interests of those grubby moms who are too dumb to know what’s good for them.

Once you see through the dishonest hypocrisy of the progressive intellectual’s pose, you consider their pity an insult to your dignity. What the liberal is saying to the (allegedly) oppressed is, “Oh, you poor thing! You need my help, because you can’t help yourself.”

To which anyone with a scintilla of self-respect must answer: “Fuck you. Hate me all you want, you arrogant snob, but I need no pity.”

Pitying a person is not the same as helping a person, and the liberal’s problem is that he doesn’t know why the difference matters. They would rather do “Fondue Sets for Namibia” — promoting some kind of do-gooder project to “help” a distant person whom they feel deserving of their liberal pity — than to actually do anything to help nearby people who are less exotically “oppressed.” If your car breaks down on the freeway three miles from the nearest exit, you’ll walk the entire distance, both ways, before a liberal stops to help. Liberals are without exception the most thoroughly selfish people on the planet.

Which is to say, no, I don’t expect Dani Colman ever to take time away from her professional career to change diapers and read bedtime stories. She’s too busy explaining to the world “what we should be thinking of as feminism,” and I guess I was too dumb to figure out what she meant. Having spent a few months in a deep study of feminist theory (e.g., Natasha Distiller’s 2011 book Fixing Gender: Lesbian Mothers and the Oedipus Complex), obviously I know what I think of as feminism, but is it what I should be thinking?

So I poked Dani Colman on Twitter, hoping to elicit from her a clarification. And, wow, did she ever give me a clarification:

Let’s get this straight (pun so very much intended)
@rsmccain
I’m going to preface this by pointing out that you are a vocal, self-identified conservative, and I am a vocal, self-identified liberal, so we are going to disagree on certain key points without much chance of ever seeing eye-to-eye. So I’m not going to try to convince you of anything, and I’d appreciate your doing me the same courtesy.
With that said, please don’t patronise me. I’m a professional writer, a trained storyteller and a rather competent linguist, so please take me at my word when I say I’m quite aware of the subtext of my work, and I don’t appreciate the implication that I don’t actually know what I wrote.
So your issue seems to be that, by using the word “heterosexual” twice in a particular context, I am “problematising hereosexuality”. Frankly I’m not sure whether to respond academically, or from the standpoint of being a straight woman with a very satisfying sex life, but since I’ve written about my own sexuality in other forums I’ll stick to the academic.
Disney has a long history not of “problematising” homosexuality, but of effectively effacing it. This comes from a long-ago decision by Walt himself to appeal to the broadest possible demographic, and if you want to know more about that you can read it on my tumblr. At the time it was a perfectly rational decision and one that certainly played a role in Disney’s early near-monopoly on the family entertainment market, but times have most certainly changed. Homosexuality is increasingly de-stigmatised, and positive adult non-heterosexual role models are beginning to be visible in mainstream media. “Orange is the New Black”, for example, has received much justified praise for placing gay/lesbian, transgender, multi-racial and lower-class narratives on the same footing as the narrative of white, upper-class Piper. It isn’t about overpowering or replacing heterosexual narratives: it’s about increasing the number of non-heterosexual narratives to match. Equality, not subjugation.
In children/family entertainment, those role models don’t exist, and this is a problem because there is an irrefutable correlation between exposure to positive relatable role models as a child and mental health (of the I-don’t-hate-myself variety) as an adolescent. It’s like the theory that the characters in Winnie-the-Pooh are stand-ins for different mental health issues: a child with no knowledge of depression can still tell a parent they feel like Eeyore. A young adolescent struggling with his/her sexuality benefits enormously from positive portrayals of the full spectrum as a child, because even if the adolescent in question ultimately determines that s/he is straight, that decision can come from an unbiased and egalitarian understanding of all the possibilities.
Disney is the world’s largest provider of family entertainment — more than that, Disney has (until recently) been the textbook in the question of what and what “isn’t” appropriate for family entertainment. That means that if a child were to reach into a barrel of DVDs of animated movies and pick one at random (discounting the collected works of Ralph Bakshi because let’s not be idiots about this), that child would have literally no chance of picking one with a protagonist who isn’t a zero-on-the-Kinsey-scale heterosexual. Heterosexuality isn’t a problem, but that is. Heterosexuality isn’t just the norm in animated entertainment — it’s the only. And the two times in my “Frozen” essay that I use the word “heterosexual” are, in fact, to point out that that is the case. In the first, I qualify that my table of “happily-ever-afters” only includes heterosexual relationships because those are the only ones available to include. In the second, I draw attention to the fact that certain “Frozen” fans use Elsa’s lack of any relationship as indication that she is a lesbian, and I rather lament the fact that that seems to be the best Disney has to offer its LGBTQ fans.
So it’s really a stretch to say that I’m “problematising heterosexuality”. A feet-behind-the-ears, Cirque du Soleil contortionist stretch, if I’m honest, because at best I’m not really saying anything about it. I’m saying that it’s a sad, sad situation that the largest provider of family entertainment in the role has such a dearth of positive role models for LGBTQ families and children that even a slight deviation from the established and *very* heterosexual Disney model is lauded as a breakthrough. On an entirely personal level, I have absolutely no issue with heterosexuality, though it would probably say something about my self-esteem if I did. I do have an issue with non-heterosexual individuals not being able to enjoy the same ability to relate to beloved characters that I do. It’s not fair, and frankly it’s bullshit. Pointing out — twice — that the Disney model is exclusively heterosexual isn’t “problematising” anything except the fact that it’s exclusive.
Now, if I’m still complaining about heterosexual narratives when there’s actual equality in media, feel free to call me on it then.

OK, briefly to reply:

  1. “Equality”? Ma’am, the most recent federal government research indicates that heterosexuals outnumber the gay/bisexual population more than 40-to-1 (97.7% heterosexual vs. 2.3% gay/bisexual) in the United States. What should “equality” of representation look like, under such circumstances? The combined membership of Southern Baptist churches probably exceeds the total LGBT population of the United States, but how many Southern Baptists are employed in Hollywood or at the major broadcast TV networks? On what basis, really, should we impose quotas in the media?
  2. Your offering of the “young adolescent struggling with his/her sexuality” as a presumed object of pity — “We must have more gay characters, so teenagers feel better about themselves!” — bears a near-zero resemblance to most actual gay teenagers I have known. At least three guys I went to high school with died of AIDS. Only if “struggling” is a synonym for “enthusiastically pursuing” could it be said that those dudes ever struggled with their sexuality. And don’t even get me started on the lesbians I knew in college. The idea that every homosexual is a helpless victim who is just one slur away from suicide is one of the most ridiculous myths that liberals have ever created, and they’ve created quite a few. But why even mention global warming?
  3. Is there “a dearth of positive role models” in the media for, say, hillbilly children? I mean, Disney hasn’t produced any movies about Princess Shonda who lives in a double-wide trailer and marries the King of Long-Haul Truckers. Exactly what kind of character qualifies as a representative role model for any particular child, and how close must the representation be before we assume the child can identify with such a character? I’m not Jewish, but I love Mel Brooks movies. I’m not British, but I love James Bond movies. The assumption that gay people can only relate to overtly gay characters in media is a theory that suffers from a shortage of factual proof. Common sense and anecdotal evidence suggest otherwise.
  4. Your emphatic description of yourself as “a straight woman with a very satisfying sex life” is rather at odds with what struck me, in your critique of Frozen, as your emetic aversion to screen depictions of heterosexual romance. Given your overtly anti-heterosexual tone in criticizing Frozen, what are we to make of your assurance that you “have absolutely no issue with heterosexuality,” and that your “self-esteem” would be at stake if you did? You insist that your criticism arises from a disinterested concern for “actual equality in media.” You have no direct personal interest in the representation of homosexuals. However, as a philanthropic humanitarian, you feel that they are victims of unfair bias. OK. As mystifying as your attitude is, I accept that you are sincere both in your (personal) heterosexual satisfaction and your (political) gay sympathy.

Have I been reading too much feminist theory? Have I misconstrued the meaning of what I have read? Or is it the case that for Dani Colman, as for many other women who call themselves “feminists,” this label means whatever any woman wants it to mean?

It does often seem thus. Whatever any woman is angry about, that’s “feminism.” If she gets stopped for speeding, the speed limit is a manifestation of patriarchal oppression. If her checking account is overdrawn, male supremacy is to blame. Sexism explains why her thighs look so fat, and if the service is too slow at Starbucks, that’s misogyny. Also, if a woman’s anti-male political principles seem to be at odds with her own very satisfying heterosexual life, it’s just right-wing hate when you sarcastically point out the contradiction.

An infinitely elastic definition cannot actually define anything. Feminism either is a definite political philosophy, or it is not.

But if intellectual coherence and consistent political principle are important to you, you cannot be a liberal. You can be a Marxist feminist or a lesbian feminist, but “liberal feminism” — what does that mean?

There I was, reading Dani Colman’s critique of Frozen and thinking, “Wow, she’s a hard-core feminist.” I figured her idea of an acceptable Disney cartoon would be to turn Monster into a musical comedy with Aileen Wuornos as the romantic protagonist. And yet somehow I totally misread Ms. Colman who, in fact, is so enthusiastically heterosexual that she could never be one of those pathetic lesbian weirdos like Lauren Morelli. While Ms. Colman has endless pity for helpless queers, she “absolutely” isn’t one of them.

Why would anybody want liberals to like them? It’s a mystery to me.

 

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Rule 5 Sunday: Shadows Of The Night

Posted on | October 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho

I admit to putting this off all day because frankly, I didn’t want to follow Stacy’s post this morning about Hannah Graham with Rule 5 Sunday; it seemed gauche and inappropriate at the very least. There’s a time and a place for everything, though, and this is Rule 5 Sunday’s. As usual, click not in times and places inappropriate for doing so, for many of the following links lead to stuff that is NSFW.

Pat Benatar. Duh.

Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, mezzo-soprano, as she might be blogged by our friends at First Street Journal. ;)

Animal Magnetism leads off with Rule Five Friday and the Saturday Gingermageddon, Average Bubba joins in with his own Rule 5 Friday, and Goodstuff chimes in with a very seasonally appropriate Halloween Ho Down. Ninety Miles from Tyranny chips in with Morning Mistress, Hot Pick of the Late Night, and Girls with Guns, and First Street Journal presents Strange Bedfellows.

EBL’s herd of heifers this week includes the unfortunate Nina Pham, Ashley Biden, Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu, Alessandra Ambrosio kicking back, and Rams cheerleaders.

A View from the Beach contributes Jessiann GravelReal vs. Fake at 240 FPSI Need ProofFear of Spiders?“Calabria”The March of the Penguins“Call on Me”Gone Fishin’, Back Later, and Got Mud?

At Soylent Siberia, it’s your morning coffee creamer, Another Header for Irish, Monday Motivationer Red Dawn, Evening Awesome See-Through, Tuesday Titillation, Humpday Hawtness DDDamn, Falconsword Fursday El Fuego With Underboob, Happy Hour HawtnessCorset Confabulation, T-GIF Friday Forget Stairmaster, Weekender Annalisa Greco, Afternooner Red Rocker, and Bath Night Foam.

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Emanuela de Palma, his Vintage Babe is Esther Williams, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Guess. Also, Flowering Curves of Beauty, Women of PETA XL, and the obligatory 49er’s cheerleader! At Dustbury, Meghan Trainor (no relation), Ann Dvorak, and Jedediah Bila kickin’ it Diana Prince style.

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery! Deadline to submit links to the Rule 5 Wombat mailbox for next Sunday’s Rule 5 post is midnight on Saturday, October 25.


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Police Find Remains Believed to Be Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham

Posted on | October 19, 2014 | 21 Comments

Virginia authorities have not yet officially confirmed that the remains found Saturday in Albemarle County are those of Hannah Graham, but it appears that suspect Jesse Matthew will be facing a murder charge in the case of the missing 18-year-old student:

The remains were found around noon near Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County, said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo.
The area is less than 10 miles from where Graham, 18, was last seen. Longo said he “made a very difficult phone call” to Graham’s parents to share the discovery with them, but forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identity of the remains.

More from the Associated Press:

The weekslong search for a missing University of Virginia student appears to have come to a sad end with the announcement by police officials that they have discovered human remains that could be hers.
Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, but Graham’s parents were notified of the preliminary findings, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told a news conference Saturday, shortly after the discovery was made. . . .
Longo said a search team from the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office found the remains Saturday on an abandoned property in southern Albemarle County — the same region where police found the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington three months after she vanished in 2009.
Last month, after arresting a suspect in Graham’s disappearance, police said they found a “forensic link” between the two cases.
Thousands of volunteers had searched for the 18-year-old Graham in the weeks since her disappearance Sept. 13. . . .
“Countless hours, thousands of hours, have been spent by literally hundreds of law enforcement, civilian volunteers in an effort to find Hannah,” Longo said. “We think perhaps today proved their worth.”
Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 4 on the charge. . . .
[After Matthew was arrested] Virginia State Police announced a “forensic link” to Harrington’s killing. That case, in turn, has been linked by DNA evidence since 2012 to the rape of a woman in Fairfax, Virginia, who survived after a passer-by startled her attacker, the FBI has said.
Following Matthew’s arrest, Christopher Newport University released a statement noting that he had been named in a police file involving a Sept. 7, 2003 sexual assault on the Newport News campus. Matthew was a student there from January 2003 through Oct. 15, 2003.
Matthew had transferred to CNU after three years at Liberty University, where he also was briefly on the football team.
When he was at Liberty University, he was accused of raping a student on campus. That charge was dropped when the person declined to move forward with prosecution, Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette said.

That’s at least two sexual assaults and one murder in which Matthew was suspected before Hannah Graham disappeared last month. Our justice system often fails in this way. A criminal gets away with one crime (a rape charge was dropped in Lynchburg) and gets away with another crime (he was a suspect in a second assault in Newport News, but not prosecuted), and the fact that he has escaped apprehension encourages him to continue pursuing his criminal habits. Then one day, usually after years of escalating his criminality, the petty criminal is charged with an atrocity that makes national headlines.

People say, “Were there warning signs? Were there clues that this person was a dangerous monster?” Yes, always there are. Why were the clues and warnings overlooked, so that the monster got away with his life of crime for so long? It’s simple: Most people do not think about crime and criminals in a realistic way. The reality can be expressed very simply: Who commits crimes? Criminals do.

True, any law-abiding citizen may decided tomorrow to stop obeying the law, commit a crime and so become a criminal. Yet in terms of law enforcement generally, a majority of really serious crimes — murder, rape, kidnapping, aggravated assault, armed robbery, grand theft — are committed by a relatively small number of lifelong criminals. These people are characterized by their general anti-social personality; the criminal’s contempt for decent citizens is expressed by his refusal to live by society’s law. The habitual offender gets away with many small crimes (petty theft, breaking-and-entering, narcotics possession, etc.) and this confirms his view that people who obey the law are just chumps, or cowards who lack the boldness to defy the law.

This anti-social worldview is at the root of the criminal’s persistence, and explains why some petty criminals continue escalating their criminality until they commit murder.

The good news is that law enforcement has in recent years begun to figure out how to apply this common-sense understanding of the criminal mind in a systematic way. Technology has provided very useful tools — video surveillance and DNA testing being the most obvious — and the development of nationwide database systems means that it is increasingly difficult for the persistent criminal to evade detection. Furthermore, our laws and our courts have become less tolerant of the repeat offender. Our prison population has increased because the criminal justice system is no longer biased toward “rehabilitating” the perpetrator of serious violence. Now, we understand (and act on the understanding) that the violent criminal must simply be kept off the streets, if we are to protect citizens against violent crime.

It appears that Jesse Matthew was able to evade apprehension for more than a decade from the time of his first serious crime until he committed the crime that made nationwide headlines. But law enforcement moves forward every day, and if not every crime can be prevented, we can at least hope that every criminal will be punished.

 

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FMJRA 2.0: We’re An American Band

Posted on | October 18, 2014 | 9 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho

Lawyer: Convicted Sex Teacher Has ‘Significant Psychological Issues’

Texas Lesbian Democrat Reveals Her Party’s Anti-Christian Agenda

Rule 5 Sunday: The Cheerleaders Of October

Michelle Nunn Pulls a Grimes?

The #GamerGate Hate Hoax

The Redskins Should Hire Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly As A Spokesman

In The Mailbox: 10.16.14

In Summary, It’s About Control

SHOCKING: Doctor in Liberia Explains MILLIONS Wasted in Ebola Fight

FMJRA 2.0: Trip Like I Do

Incest, Witchcraft and Other Forms of ‘Moral Progress,’ Ancient and Modern

LIVE AT FIVE: 10.13.14

LIVE AT FIVE: 10.14.14

The Curse of Beauty

Lesbian Supermodel?

The #Ebola Media Epidemic

Brother Of The World’s Youngest Blogger: It’s All Ducked Up

Higher Education Bubble-Head Update: Sweet, Sweet Progressive Dark Age

Dork-Shaming Hunter Biden After Dismissal From Navy Reserve For Blow

LIVE AT FIVE: 10.17.14

Anti-Heterosexual #Feminism

Top linkers this week:

  1. Batshit Crazy News (20)
  2. Regular Right Guy (14)
  3. That Mr. G Guy (13)
  4. Political Rift (8)
  5. A View from the Beach (^)

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery! Deadline to submit links for next weekend’s FMJRA will be noon on Saturday, October 25.


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The Liberation Theology Pope Proves Conquest’s Second Law

Posted on | October 18, 2014 | 203 Comments

Here are two sentences that caught my attention:

When word that [Cardinal Raymond Leo] Burke was on his way out [from the Apostolic Signatura] began circulating last month, it signaled that Francis would take major steps to reshape the church. It coincided with the selection of a new archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, who Catholic progressives celebrated for positions like breaking with the American church hierarchy when it withheld its support for President Obama’s health reform law over questions of abortion and contraception.

The word you’re looking for is “schism.”

Papal infallibility relies on a pope being in full solidarity with the bishops of the church, and this week solidarity is not easy to find.

Decades of growing leftist influence within the Catholic Church, which John Paul II and Benedict XVI had temporarily suppressed, but could not ultimately stop, has now elevated an Argentine leftist to the papal throne. Catholic conservatives are and will continue to be purged from positions of influence. Conquest’s Second Law: “Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing.”  Catholics are seeing it confirmed.

This is now the Catholic church of the Berrigan Brothers“Nuns on the Bus” and Dignity USA. Because conservative Catholics would not excommunicate the heretics when they had the chance, now the heretics are in control. The attempt to paint a smiley face on this disaster includes, e.g., an editorial about “how gay Catholics can lead the rest of the Church to a greater understanding of God’s truth.”

Ri-iiight. Your next pedophile priest scandal in 3, 2, 1 . . .

As a conservative Protestant, I have for years resisted the “road to Rome” solicitations of my conservative Catholic friends, mainly because of ancestral prejudice — coming from a long line of stubbornly independent-minded Calvinist types — but also because I knew something like this would happen to the Catholic church sooner or later. As far as I’m concerned Rerum Novarum is ample refutation of “papal infallibility.” It’s just bad economics and Quadragesimo Anno is arguably worse. If “Catholic social teaching” is divinely inspired, why is its fundamental economic theory so laughably wrong?

Seriously, my conservative Catholic friends, why do you think you now have a socialist Pope? And don’t deny try to deny the obvious truth: Francis is somewhere to the left of Bernie Sanders. You have a socialist Pope because, when you had a conservative Pope, nobody thought to hand him a copy of Human Action or The Mirage of Social Justice and say, “Here, learn something about how the economy really works.” Then get together a confab to produce a revision of “Catholic social teaching” that reflects actual facts.

Also, if you ever get another conservative Pope, excommunicate some heretics. Maybe burn a few of them at the stake, just to get the point across. But definitely excommunicate them. What’s the point of having a Pope, if he’s not excommunicating heretics?

 


 

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The #GamerGate White Knight Syndrome

Posted on | October 18, 2014 | 108 Comments

The troll @streever jumped into my Twitter timeline Friday to challenge my assertion that “Feminism is anti-male, anti-heterosexual and — most importantly — ANTI-FREEDOM.” This inspired me to reiterate the basic theme of the “Sex Trouble” series, by way of demonstrating its relevance to the #GamerGate controversy.

Pause now to consider: I spent weeks ignoring #GamerGate because I recognized a risk of becoming distracted from my research, focusing on academic feminism’s anti-male/anti-heterosexual biases. Yet as soon as I took a belated interest in #GamerGate, I almost immediately found myself challenged as to my authority on the subject which I’ve spent months researching. In other words, @streever wants to distract me from my #GamerGate distraction and, by his ignorant quibbling about feminism’s biases, thereby seeks to discredit my commentary on #GamerGate. It’s like I’ve wandered into a hall of mirrors.

At any rate, @streever appears to be a classic “white knight” Gamma male. He is posturing for an audience, real or imagined, in an exhibitionistic display of his moral superiority. Anyone who has read Thomas Sowell’s The Vision of the Anointed recognizes the narcissistic self-flattery involved in this sort of preening. We need not dispute the sincerity of @streever‘s folly in order to understand its egocentric psychological function. Rationalizations are seldom fully conscious; having dealt with more than a few notorious sociopaths, I realize it’s a waste of time to wonder whether they actually buy the self-serving bullshit they peddle to others. (In addition to The Vision of the Anointed, I recommend Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer and Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcisissm as useful to an analysis of this personality type frequently encountered in political controversy.) Once you realize you’re dealing with an antagonist’s mental illness rather than with his “arguments” (which tend to be composed chiefly of slogans, epithets and assertions rather than actual arguments) your enjoyment of the dispute will be exponentially increased, as the self-righteous fool proceeds to prove beyond doubt that he is, in fact, a self-righteous fool.

So, here @streever offers his “response”:

I questioned Robert Stacy McCain on his controversial assertion that feminism—#YesAllFeminism?—?is ‘anti-male’, ‘anti-heterosexual’, and ‘anti-freedom’, by questioning the power dynamics at play between oppressed and oppressor.

(Notice the obsession with power, which any reader of Foucault will recognize, although whether @streever got his “power dynamics” jargon from Foucault or some other source, we don’t know, as he cites no authority but himself.)

How can someone be meaningfully ‘anti-heterosexual’ in a society that celebrates, supports, and assumes heterosexuality by default?
My real question, though, is why a viewpoint which is critical of exclusive heterosexuality and toxic ideas of maleness is a problem; why should I or anyone else see this as a challenge to ourselves?

(How much feminist literature has @streever read? I’m sitting here surrounded by dozens of volumes, by feminists famous and obscure, published over a span of some 40 years. The latest addition to this stack is Kate Weigand’s 2001 Red Feminism: American Communism and the Making of Women’s Liberation. This volume is not only important in its own right, demonstrating the roots of so-called “Second Wave” feminism in the pro-Soviet Left of the 1930s and ’40s, but the author herself is significant. Weigand’s lesbian partner, Smith College Professor Nancy Whittier, is one of three lesbian academics who are editors of the popular Women’s Studies textbook Feminist Frontiers. What one may conclude, from extensive study of such works, is that feminism is not “critical” merely of “exclusive heterosexuality,” but of heterosexuality, per se. Nor is feminism opposed only to “toxic ideas of maleness,” but rather feminists regard all males, collectively, as engaged in oppression of all females, collectively. Is this “a challenge to ourselves”? One might inquire of Sally Miller Gearhart, Marilyn Frye, Dee Graham, Celia Kitzinger, et al., whether they actually meant what they wrote on these topics. Also, what about those heteronormative Disney cartoons? But never mind, we return to @streever’s rant.)

Women have been excluded and shut out of the legislative, judiciary, political, and economic structures of our society for longer than they’ve been accepted; the structures we live under now were originally conceived, created, and managed nearly entirely by men. I can not fault a woman, a historically oppressed person, for criticizing her oppressors; nor can I fault LGBT people for criticizing their heterosexual oppressors.

(Observe how @streeter is blind to the problem inherent in his description of “a woman” — which woman, he does not say — as “a historically oppressed person.” This assumes as a premise women’s status as a “historically oppressed” category, so that your mother was oppressed by your father, Nancy Reagan was oppressed by Ronald Reagan, Jackie Kennedy was oppressed by John F. Kennedy, and on backward through the millennia to the dawn of time. We suppose @streever imagines that somewhere in Africa, paleontologists are seeking fossils of the first hominid woman who was oppressed by the first hominid male. While I might question whether my grandmother was oppressed by my grandfather, this is irrelevant to the subject at hand, i.e., whether the culture critic Anita Sarkeesian, or any other 21st-century feminist intellectual, should be automatically viewed as cloaked in the mantle of historical oppression. Exactly who are Anita Sarkeesian’s “oppressors”? The gamers who are tired of her lectures about the “male gaze” in videogames? Or does @streever mean to argue that all women, even powerful and affluent women, are entitled to consider as their “oppressors” all men generally? It would be interesting to see @streever attempt to make such an argument, but he doesn’t do that. He merely asserts this — women oppressed, and men their oppressors — as if it were self-evident. And do not for a moment expect @streever to demonstrate how all heterosexuals are “oppressors” of all “LGBT people.” He doesn’t have to prove this, you see. Oppression is the major premise of his syllogism, and if you do not accept that premise, you’re just a hateful bigot. But now back to @streever’s rant.)

McCain wasn’t able to explain this to me, because it isn’t explainable; he’s simply wrong. No right-thinking human can blame an oppressed person for holding ideas that question and criticize their oppressors.

(Here we see the category “right-thinking human” — bien-pensants, as the French would say — offered as an invitation: “Agree with me and join the Right-Thinking People’s Club, or disagree and be Simply Wrong.” Again, @streever asserts the “oppressed person” and “their oppressors” as self-evident categories, without exemption. Merely by being female or among the “LGBT people,” you see, the “oppressed person” acquires the authority to “question and criticize” everyone outside those categories, and no one may even expect the oppressed to make coherent or factual arguments, for to expect this is to “blame an oppressed person.” We may call this the Solipsistic Subjectivity of the Oppressed. Continuing @streever’s rant.)

What really interested me were his underlying assumptions; he takes for granted that exclusive heterosexuality is the ‘normal’ sexuality of an organism in nature. Although we have any number of examples from nature of animals possessing more fluid sexuality, McCain seems rigidly locked to the idea that exclusive heterosexuality is the only acceptable sex for a human, although I am unable to find either a biological or theological rationale for it in his writing. . . .

You may read the whole thing. Putting away the italic fisking format, anyone can see the startling contrast between what @streever is willing to accept as self-evident premises – i.e., the categorical validity of “oppressed and oppressor,” and “the power dynamics at play between” these categories — as opposed to what he requires to be proven, i.e., the normality of heterosexuality.

Normal heterosexuality explains why there are 7 billion people on this planet, and the question before us in the present tense is not the inherited grievances of the “historically oppressed,” but rather how our own actions today affect the future of ourselves, our families, our neighbors, our society and ultimately the Fate of Humanity. Providing the future with human beings well-suited to assist their fellow humans — to be assets, rather than debits, in the Great Ledger of Historical Accounting — is a philanthropic endeavor.

What philanthropic works does @streever claim to his credit? On what basis does he assert his authority to say that “exclusive heterosexuality” is a problematic idea lacking justification by any “biological or theological rationale”? Is it not just common sense that we should prefer the ordinary way by which man and woman become husband and wife and in turn become father and mother?

Well, @streever is a young fool who, to my knowledge, has never actually done anything to help anyone. He seems to be an entirely selfish person who cares for nothing except his own opinion of himself, posing for the admiration of “right-thinking people.” It is not necessary for such a fool to do anything charitable in order to imagine himself as a philanthropist. No sacrifice, no discipline, no labor is required of him. He need merely array himself rhetorically on the side of the “historically oppressed,” and to denounce as “simply wrong” those who dispute the fashionable idiocies of the intelligentsia, in order to count himself a humanitarian benefactor to others.

His comportment reminds me very much of Barrett Brown, the deranged junkie who is due to be sentenced Nov. 24 for his federal crimes.

Barrett was exactly like @streever in his assumption of his own superiority and his assumption that I would be an appropriate target for his “Mock the Bigot” game. You disagree with them, and therefore you must be a cartoon stereotype of that Reactionary Hater these young fools have been taught to believe “right-thinking humans” must constantly crusade against. Back to @streever now:

The single most destructive influence on both McCain and myself is the type of toxic, angry maleness that he himself advocates and lives by. This narrow-minded view of what constitutes males and maleness is forced upon society by men like McCain, who have a homophobic and bigoted view of what constitutes maleness and men. [Emphasis added.]

Have I exhibited “toxic, angry maleness”? Are my views “narrow-minded”? Am I “homophobic and bigoted”? Never mind all that: Notice how @streever asserts — tendentious assertions are his habit — that my “narrow-minded view . . . is forced upon society,” without specifying the mechanism of force by which this occurs. Whereas the tax man takes your money (by force) and uses that money (without your permission) to fund the promulgation of feminism’s hateful doctrines at schools and universities, thus producing multiple harms to society, inter alia, the complete waste of time and hydrocarbon molecules that is @streever.

“The destruction of the incest taboo is essential to the development of cooperative human community based on the free-flow of natural androgynous eroticism. . . .
“The incest taboo can be destroyed only by destroying the nuclear family as the primary institution of the culture.
“The nuclear family is the school of values in a sexist, sexually repressed society.”

Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating: A Radical Look at Sexuality (1974)

“[P]atriarchy (not capitalism or sex roles or socialization or individual sexist men) is the root of all forms of oppression . . . all men benefit from and maintain it and are, therefore, our political enemies. Within this framework, heterosexuality, far from existing as a ‘natural state,’ ‘personal choice’ or ‘sexual orientation,’ is described as a socially constructed and institutionalized structure which is instrumental in the perpetuation of male supremacy.”
Celia Kitzinger, The Social Construction of Lesbianism (1987)

“Is there some commonality among ‘women’ that preexists their oppression, or do ‘women’ have a bond by virtue of their oppression alone? Is there a specificity to women’s cultures that is independent of their subordination by hegemonic, masculinist cultures? . . .
“Is the construction of the category of women as a coherent and stable subject an unwitting regulation and reification precisely contrary to feminist aims? . . . To what extent does the category of women achieve stability and coherence only in the context of the heterosexual matrix?”

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990)

“[L]esbian coparents whose children are conceived through donor insemination do depend upon . . . formal, rapidly institutionalizing markets for acquiring the precious liquid that will assist them in bringing children into their lives. . . .
“The erasure of biological paternity that occurs with officially anonymous sperm donation all but seals the fate of semen as a commodity whose exchange value derives almost exclusively from its use value to women who control their own reproduction.”

Maureen Sullivan, The Family of Woman: Lesbian Mothers, Their Children, and the Undoing of Gender (2004)

“There’s no way a 14-year-old can consent to a relationship with an adult. . . . She took away her innocence. My daughter trusted her, and she deceived her.”
Tampa Tribune, “Mom Of Minor In Teacher-Student Sex Case Speaks Out,” June 17, 2008

“A former dance director at Humble High School . . . admittedly had sex with one of her female students.
“Amanda Michelle Feenstra pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication and probation. . . .
“Police said Feenstra engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with the student from August 2010 to November 2011. The student was 17 years old when the relationship began and Feenstra was 30. . . .
“The student’s mother accused Feenstra of stealing her daughter’s innocence.”

KHOU-TV, “Former dance director at Humble High sentenced for having sex with student,” Oct. 23, 2013

“While ‘childless’ means the condition of being without children, it implies that everyone who does not have children would like to have them. However, being ‘childfree,’ like [actress Helen] Mirren — and like me — means that one does not want to have children at all. . . .
“I don’t feel like something is missing from my life because I don’t have children. I don’t want to have kids.”

Chanel Dubofsky, “‘Childless’ or ‘Childfree': The Difference Matters,” May 8, 2014

“If I was really gay, I would have known when I was younger. There was a prescribed narrative, and everything about my own story challenged the accepted one.
“Five months after my wedding, I flew to New York . . .
“I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: Holy shit, am I gay?”

Lauren Morelli, “While Writing for ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ I Realized I Am Gay,” May 21, 2014

“The first girl I ever dated, and the first girl I married are both gay now.”
Steve Basilone, June 13, 2014

“A Wallingford woman was sentenced to over 17 years in prison for filming herself sexually assaulting a 3-year-old female child, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Connecticut.
“Angela D. Martin, 30, filmed herself with a cell phone sexually abusing the child and sent it to another individual in California, according to court documents. . . .
“In addition to the video, officials say Martin possessed and distributed other child pornography that she received from individuals through email, text messaging and chat applications.
“Martin is a registered sex offender due to a prior conviction in Connecticut for second degree sexual assault of a minor.”

New Haven Register, “Wallingford woman gets 17 years for filmed sexual assault of child,” Oct. 15, 2014

Civilization’s most basic unit, the family, has been under relentless assault by a degenerate intellectual elite for more than half a century, wreaking tragic destruction on women and children, undermining law and unleashing upon our citizens a deadly carnival of satanic evil that every day claims its helpless victims. High school students are molested by their teachers, college girls are kidnapped and murdered, creepy lunatics open fire on the streets of lovely beach towns — but, no, not one of these manifest evils should be attributed to the wrong ideas our intelligentsia have taught “right-thinking humans” to believe.

Instead, when a private citizen speaks truth in defense of what is good and wholesome, he must be accused of having forced upon society the narrow-minded, homophobic and bigoted view of toxic, angry maleness. Translation: Shut up, while we ruin the world.

“To live for the moment is the prevailing passion — to live for yourself, not for your predecessors or posterity. We are fast losing the sense of historical continuity, the sense of belonging to a succession of generations originating in the past and stretching into the future. . . .
“Narcissism emerges as the typical form of character structure in a society that has lost interest in the future.”

Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (1979)

God has entrusted innocent souls to your care, but our decadent elite hate God, they hate you, they hate your children, and most of all the elite hate your obstinate refusal to acknowledge them as your moral superiors. Therefore, they take sadistic pleasure in the wickedness their dangerous ideas inflict on you and your children.

Responsible adults — men and women as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers — who have a direct flesh-and-blood stake in the future, and who are concerned for the world that will exist for their grandchildren and descendants in a future beyond their own lifetimes, must be shouted down and silenced as these irresponsible intellectuals do everything possible to destroy our civilization.

They call themselves “right-thinking” people, and we are ‘simply wrong.”

You see what weird cultural ideas #GamerGate brings into focus.




 

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