Is There A Serious Problem In Your Sunday School / Church School?

      The link is a recent one from Vanity Fair, and I picked it up from somewhere in the Manosphere.  There is serious trouble in Fem-Land; so serious that even the feminist-hedonists in the Vanity-Fair-Cosmopolitan circles are unable to avoid talking about it in worried tones.  (I’m not implying that they are sincere when they do so.)

     So if it’s a Fem-Land problem, let the Fem-Libs worry about it, right?

     Not exactly.  They are starting to worry that their “empowerment” message has reached down to high-school and junior-high girls, who are slutting it up big-time.  And the girls in their peer groups are hating on each other, as well.  

     This phenomenon — feral behavior by immature young women — is hitting any group of young girls who have access to social media, or cell phones that text or take pictures.  (Know any young ladies who fit that category?)

     Not saying that there is a solution — there may not be.  But be aware of the problem, men.  Some of these — and their enablers — may be your own relatives.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/09/social-media-internet-porn-teenage-girls

 

 

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Seymour Hersh Exposes ‘The Narrative’

In the last few weeks, the American public has been treated to two challenges to ‘The Narrative’ that have not been shut up. Perhaps they COULD not be shut up; or perhaps, they simply WEREN’T.

The first challenge was by Edward Snowden, who released documentation about the NSA and its control over ‘The Narrative.’ He was not the first to do so, of course: he was preceded by Julian Assange of Wikileaks, and by Bradley Manning. The difference is — they were arrested (yes, I know that Assange was not technically arrested, he is simply shut up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London; it reminds me of the long sequestration of Cardinal Mindzenty, decades ago); and he, Snowden, fortunately, was not; he was able to find sanctuary, for the moment, in Russia. I pray for his safety.

The second, most recent challenge, was by Seymour Hersh, an investigative reporter with over forty years of blowing the cover on dark deeds — which, if you follow the rabbit hole deep enough, leads to CIA and CIA-types, who have manipulated the US Government and the US Media for at least the past 60 years.

After these revelations, politically-interested Americans really have no excuse if they remain totally unaware of what is going on — that is, no excuse better than that of the fabled ostrich in his garden of sand.

I post the following links.

The first is the original article posted at The Guardian (a UK newspaper/online source.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2013/sep/27/seymour-hersh-obama-nsa-american-media

The second is a commentary on this event by Paul Craig Roberts.
[ M9: I corrected this link ]
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/09/27/seymour-hersh-says-killing-bin-laden-one-big-lie/

The third and fourth are also by Paul Craig Roberts, and remind us of what was known, and reported to those who cared to know, about the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden.

This one, written just before the Seymour Hersh story broke, last week:

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/09/24/washingtons-tyranny-paul-craig-roberts/

And this one, a recent reminder of what was known, on the ground at Abottabad in Pakistan, at the time of the “raid.”

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/09/16/pakistani-national-tv-reveals-that-obamas-claim-to-have-killed-osama-bin-laden-is-an-american-hoax-paul-craig-roberts/

Finally, I will remark on the difficulty of opening people’s eyes to the truth of what is going on. Most members of my own family and circle of friends — all good people — prefer to be pre-occupied with other things, and have no particular interest in following this at all. I do not particularly fault them for this — each of us has his own life to live, after all — but being content to live in ‘The Narrative’ may have unpleasant consequences some day. As, in the day when it all comes apart and is revealed for the massive Lie that it is.

Love is always the answer, of course. Love of God; love of neighbor; even love of self, if by that we mean a proper care and concern for the state of one’s own soul. But somewhere in the words of Christ and the Apostles, I recall that a Love of Truth is a part of that love, as it is written in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ:

“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

Certain passages in the Epistles may also come to mind. I am thinking about Romans, 2 Thessalonians, and Hebrews, where “exchanging the truth for a lie” is very soberly warned against.

Is it a small thing to choose to continue to believe The Lie? The Narrative is lies, my friends; in our day, it is THE lie — and it has been exposed as such. Carry on believing it at your peril, and at the peril of those that you love.

Christianity, Philosophy, and the Manosphere

Friends:

There is an interesting philosophical conversation — that is to say, an eminently practical conversation going on at the moment in a corner of the manosphere.

While public — the links that I am including below will send you there — right now the conversation is among scarcely a dozen thinkers/bloggers. Since you will be observing a present conversation that draws upon previous blogs and comments that are months and years old, let me provide a bit of context about the major writers and commenters you will encounter.

Dalrock is the host of a Christian manosphere blog, dalrock.wordpress.com. This blog is primarily for men who have “taken the red pill” — often belatedly and reluctantly after severely bad experiences with women, usually Christian women, and frequently involving “frivorce,” the common shorthand for frivolous divorce, in which they have lost custody of their children. His blog offers a place for pretty uninhibited commentary, and is characterized by strong anti-feminism. He has been posting for about three years.

Novaseeker is a frequent commenter at Dalrock’s blog, and is the host of the blog to which I have made the links below. He has also written one of the articles, and participates in the comments

Escoffler is the third writer. He wrote the first article as a guest post at Novaseeker’s blog, and got the conversation going. He takes a philosophical-history point of view, and discusses Machiavelli and Martin Luther, and their continuing influence in the modern world, with a considerable degree of insight. He examines their relationship to the problems of “modernity” and, by extension, the current ascendancy of feminism in Western thought and behavior.

The first link is Escoffler’s original article, and the reaction of commenters to it. The proximate motivation for the article was the fact that Dalrock excluded “Matthew King,” another writer, from posting comments at his blog.

http://veritaslounge.com/2013/09/10/athens-and-jerusalem-in-dialogue-i-laffaire-king/

The second link is Novaseeker’s follow-up article and comments.

http://veritaslounge.com/2013/09/18/athens-and-jerusalem-in-dialogue-ii-the-reformation-and-its-wake/

Suggestion: If you have time to read only one of the posts, read the second one. I found it helpful to provide context for men who are concerned about why the evangelical church is in the midst of failure in its “culture wars.” Which includes not only its situation regarding sexual politics, but also war and materialism.

If you are new to the manosphere, go to my earlier post here, ‘Orbiting the Manosphere,’ for information and links to important background information, events, and people involved.

I am hoping for some good pro-, con-, and otherwise- commentary here. If participation warrants, I will post a link back to here at the original posting site.

Michael Rozeff: Who Wants Marijuana To Remain Illegal?

Michael Rozeff has recently published this:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/who-wants-marijuana-to-remain-illegal/

I don’t have a dog in this fight, in the sense that I don’t have any past activity with marijuana that I have to “justify.” My fingers are clean in this. My closest vice is pipe-smoking tobacco, which remains barely legal, taxed, and forbidden in many public venues.

Which means I do have a dog in this fight. Discriminating against marijuana use, which is very arguably “safer” than tobacco, with public “outrage” and prison terms, is, in my opinion, morally inexcusable.

I’m with Michael Rozeff, Ron Paul, and anybody else who wants to see marijuana cultivation and usage completely free, unregulated, and untaxed. And of course, decriminalized.

Ramsey Clark Warns Against US Militarism

Presstv (Iran) posts online, Tuesday, September 24, 2013:

EX-ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNS AGAINST US ‘MILITARISM’

The article begins:

Former US Attorney General and human rights lawyer Ramsey Clark has warned against American “militarism because it’s the greatest threat to life on the planet.”

Clark, who recently visited Syria along with an anti-war delegation from the US, made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Press TV on Monday. 

The delegation planned to counter US war propaganda that has demonized the Syrian government. . . . “

Link to complete article:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/24/325669/clark-warns-against-american-militarism/