A brief survey of a day in the ongoing collapse of Western Civilization…… September 15, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, scandals, secularism, self-serving, shocking, silliness, Society.
…….or, I have a whole pile of links, few of which are worthy of an individual post, so I’ll put them out as a sort of compendium of the fall. Sorry if this post is a downer, but these kinds of things happen every day, and I’ve really only caught a very few of the examples that are out there.
OK, first up, a 14 year old boy who kissed a 13 year old girl on a dare now faces assault charges. The charges are apparently being pressed by the school.
Look, if I’m the girl’s dad I might give him an experience to make sure he’ll never make the same mistake twice with my daughter and probably anyone else’s, but I don’t see a need to very likely ruin a kid’s life over something as silly as this. Certainly something like this could be dealt with on the school level with detention or something without the need to put the kid up on a FELONY CHARGE!!! Stupid and draconian acts like this are a direct result of the “rape epidemic” rhetoric and the unthinking, one size fits all policies implemented by more and more school districts. Reason# 99,437 to homeschool your kids, especially boys. There is an open and avowed war on boys in the public school systems and it extends right into college. Fatherhood/masculinity are the glue that hold the family and thus civilization together, and so much be destroyed in the leftist’s unquenchable thirst for unlimited power.
I paid less than $2 here in Dallas most recently. Nearer to the refineries in Corpus Christi there are stations in the $1.70 range. And Kalifornia legislators are still pushing to cut “fossil fuel consumption” by 50%………in 15 years! Good luck with that. There is a war by the wealthy but leftist coastal elite in California against pretty much everyone else.
Third, the Obama Administration has passed a decree demanding that all combat slots in the military be opened to women. Many have already been open for some time. The experience has not been good. Even the most fit women experience severe injuries and general bodily breakdown over the course of a combat tour. They simply are not strong enough to carry the same loads at the same speed over the same distance as male soldiers. The Marines have been reluctant to open these slots to women for this reason, and as what was supposed to be part of an unbiased, scientific process to determine if women could hold up under the strain, were directed by the Secretary of the Navy (Ray Mabus) to perform studies of the performance of all-male versus male-female groups of soldiers.
Well, the results came in last week and demonstrated that the all-male units outperformed the female units in the large majority of measures (93 of 134), with the mixed-gender units only out-performing the male units in a handful of non-combat tasks. Naturally, even though he directed the study and promised to stand by it, Ray Mabus has now rejected its finding and is still insisting that the Marines open all combat slots to women. This will only further diminish combat efficiency and lead to many unnecessary deaths, male and female, as overall unit efficiency is badly compromised. Even though women have performed well in a number of fields, their downsides have been enormous. For instance, on any given at-sea deployment, 30-40% of female sailors will have to be medically evacuated due to pregnancy. This leaves ships badly short-handed and forces male sailors to often pull double or even triple duty.
Fourth, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised NOT to bring to the floor a measure to de-fund Planned Butcherhood, even as another video today shows Planned Barrenhood trumpeting the income they make off the sale of murdered baby parts. He has acquiesced into a demand to vote on the 20 week abortion ban but this is just more kabuki theater since he refuses to pass bills on an up and down vote, as his predecessor Harry Reid did when the demonrats had the majority, but continues to enforce rules requiring a supermajority to pass legislation. When the dems retake the Senate, we can be sure they won’t be so chivalrous. The end result is that the leftist program continues to advance and the Repubniks continue do to virtually nothing to oppose it.
Finally, and this one really torqued me off, some left-wing scienticians at a conference in Britain deplored the “fact” that the plaque attached to deep-space probes Pioneer 10 and 11 were “sexist” and “racist” because they ostensibly showed the man (below) in front of the woman, and were obviously “white” (the people are naked so don’t click if you don’t want to see that):
The screeching Victorian hysteric Dr. Jill Stuart had this to say before retiring to her fainting couch:
“The plaque shows a man raising his hand in a very manly fashion while a woman stands behind him, appearing all meek and submissive,” Stuart said, according to an article in the Guardian. “We really need to rethink that with any messages we are sending out now. Attitudes have changed so much in just 40 years,” she continued.
Even worse: The man and the woman were both white.
Dr. Stuart got literally everything wrong. First of all, the creators of the plaque, Dr. Carl Sagan and his then-wife, were thoroughgoing leftists themselves and were deeply inculcated in the same kind of balkanizing grievance politics that so concerns Dr. Stuart; they took all kinds of pains to avoid being “racist” or “sexist.” Secondly, the man’s hand is raised not in a gesture of manly triumph but of welcome. Thirdly the woman is not “behind” the man but beside him. She is smaller because, guess what, women are on average that much smaller than men. And far from being an example of white pride, the image is actually a carefully constructed computer composite of the average human being alive on earth at the time of the Pioneer mission (early 70s). It was painstakingly crafted at great expense to be representative of all mankind (and there are details that make this plain, like the broad noses and the woman’s hair). The humans were even sized proportional to the outline of the Pioneer’s main dish to give any aliens who find it (won’t ever happen) an idea of human size. So they can decide how best to eat us.
I knew all the above from memory but the (notably far right wing) Wikipedia page confirms it.
I guess I should not be surprised that a scientician of today would be either too ignorant or too ideologically blinded to have recognized any of the above.