Thursday, September 25, 2008
If religion is "The Opiate of the Masses" as Karl Marx called it, I say it's high time Western Civilization tie off and start shooting up a badly needed fix...
While I'm not an actively religious person (I spend my Sundays hunting, fishing, surfing or watching Football in the Fall), I was raised in a strict, Christian household.
I do not attend any organized church, and my participation in familial religious observances are all done simply to participate in the various social functions within my extended family -- rather than my own search for spiritual fulfillment through ritual enactments in an organized religious environment.
However, I still adhere to the basic tenets of Christian faith - i.e. the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments, as the guiding principles for my own personal code of conduct. This is how I've lived my entire adult life - not always living up to those ideals, but always striving to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
My discovery of the existence of the MRA/Father's Rights/MGTOW movement and it's expose on the reality of our Feminist-dominated, hedonistic and morally disgusting culture that has promoted the destruction of the nuclear family, has also inspired me to seriously contemplate the ideas of monotheistic religious tradition and it's place in our mass-media propagated and contorted culture.
And the conclusion I've come to is this: whether you're a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim (the non-terrorist sympathizing sort anyhow), the overriding principle of the three major monotheistic faith traditions are really based on the Patriarchal family unit as the basic structure in ordering society, and creating and maintaining "Civilization."
I believe an objective look at the rigid codes and mores to govern sexual behavior that are common amongst Christian doctrine are one of the most effective ways to promote societal harmony and create an optimal environment for children to thrive.
When out-of-wedlock children, adultery and divorce where stigmatized by the influence of religion on society, less people engaged in the risky sexual behavior in the first place, knowing that the consequences of their behavior could very well ruin their lives and standings within their own communities.
Feminism, socialism, secular humanism...they are all ideas based on selfish hedonism designed to make individuals slaves to their base instincts. If it feels good, do it.
Consider the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Now consider the behavior as advocated by the feminist movement. Is it not apparent that feminism is the complete and utter rejection of this base Christian tenet?
Would not children of broken homes have it better if their mothers had followed that rule when it came to thinking of divorcing their husbands and chaining them into servitude with alimony and child support obligations while using false accusations of domestic violence and alienating her ex-husbands children from him to drive the Fathers from their lives?
Feminism preaches to women that her ultimate source of power is her sexuality, and that she should use it to "empower" herself and use it for her own selfish needs.
That sex is nothing more than a means of her own entertainment and selfish enjoyment of physical pleasure, and that no man can have any claim to her sexuality.
The monotheistic religious point of view considers the ultimate source of female power resides with her biologically designed ability to conceive, nourish and nurture new life within her body, and that this power should only be used in a responsible manner - by finding a mate that will take the power of procreation as seriously as she does and dedicate themselves to raising, caring and providing for their offspring. By following this model, all of society benefits.
Religious institutions also recognize just how powerful a motivating force that female sex appeal has on other males in society, and how it can be used to manipulate and destroy families and children's lives when women use their sexuality for their own selfish desires.
The core tenets of Christianity is without a doubt one of the strongest upholders of Patriarchal Family tradition in the world - but in the West, many of the churches of various denominations have buckled under the pressures of the modern, fallen world's acceptance of Feminist doctrine.
Secular/liberal/Democrat/feminists -- useful idiots for the communitarian conspiracy to rule the world -- always speak of religion as a force of great evil - a cause for bigotry and oppression of women and minorities, blah blah blah...
...you all know the standard memes and shibboleths often used against people and institutions that are religious.
Yet, take a good look at the world around us today. The vulgarity, the obscenity, the filth that is now considered mainstream and acceptable in society.
Look at how anyone that dares to call for a return to traditional moral values instilled by our religious institutions are ridiculed and derided as deluded fundamentalists that believe in fairy tales or are nothing more than perverted fascists bent on enforcing their religion onto everyone whether they like it or not.
Are we really better off as a so-called "civilization" now that the sexual "oppression" brought about by religious moral codes has been unleashed from those traditional constraints?
If religion, especially Christianity, is really nothing more than a bunch of fairy tales and myths perpetuated to instill restraint on our behavior; the motivation to resist our base instincts; the impetus to strengthen the bonds of marriage and the creation of nuclear families; and to continue to inspire us to voluntarily place the needs of our families and communities before our own; I say this: let us all accept the fairy tale not as literal truth, but as an allegorical truth...one that would benefit us all if we adhered to it whether it is literally true or not.
Because what we can see in recent history of societal chaos and the continuing decline of Western Civilization, the Opiate of the Marxist/Feminist movement is far more toxic to families than the Opiate of Christianity.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Most people are aware of Bill Cosby's highly criticized call on black parents to raise their kids right, stress education and take responsibility for their own actions and failures. All the black "leaders" like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton et al -- the primary promoters of the "All Black's Are Victims of America's Racism" mentality -- piled on Cosby.
The point is that Bill Cosby did something almost no prominent Black celebrity of his stature has dared to do in public before...tell the TRUTH about the problems in the Black Community in America...and the truth is that the absence of Fathers in the Black Family raises boys with he inability to handle pressure, authority and are plagued with self-esteem issues.
A corollary to the ongoing issue of race and the State of the Black Community has been a long, ongoing debate amongst NFL players, coaches, managers, owners and fans...the Black QuarterBack - and whether or not racism is a key factor in the success or failure of Black QB's and whether or not racism plays a role in the number of Black QB's that currently have starting jobs in the NFL.
Rush Limbaugh caused a firestorm of media controversy a few years ago when he criticized the mainstream sports media for overrating Donovan McNabb because they were so desirous to see a Black QB succeed...he rightfully called them on their political correctness in overrating the success of the than struggling McNabb.
McNabb has since gone on to become a premiere franchise QB for the Eagles and a perennial Pro Bowler and continually leads the Eagles to playoff births consistently (when avoids the injury-bug, that is.)
While McNabb has virtually put such criticisms behind him through his continual improvement over the years since Rush called the media on their politically correct narrative...there have been a number of high profile Black QB's that have recently made negative headlines in the NFL recently: Michael Vick's extraordinary fall from grace over his dog fighting involvement, Daunte Culpepper's retirement announcement in which he hints that racism may be a reason why he hasn't gotten a chance to compete for a starting job, and the latest has been Tennesse Titan's QB, Vince Young and his struggles with learning a new offense and performance at the NFL level under the harsh scrutiny of the media and booing fans.
Enter FOX Sports columnist, Jason Whitlock...who makes a critical point regarding the whole issue of Black QB's, the NFL and "racism." In short, Jason, a Black Sportswriter, says the whole racism angle is bovine dung, the real problem is fatherless boys with no role
From Jason Whitlock's Sad To Say, But Young's Problems Were Predictable:
Vince Young, like a lot of young African-American men, desperately needs to hear the truth from the people who love him. Too often we pave the road to failure for black boys by believing the cure for bigotry — and there is still plenty of bigotry in America — is the ability to recognize it in (and blame it for) everything. That cure has more negative side effects than most of the drugs trumpeted by the pharmaceutical companies in television commercials. That cure serves as a convenient crutch, and turns a talent such as Vince Young into a quitter the moment adversity strikes. That cure helped land Michael Vick in jail.
Everyone told Vince Young and Michael Vick the NFL would be easy. They'd revolutionize the QB position with their legs, and they could pop bottles, roll with a posse and pretend to be Jay-Z in their spare time.
It just doesn't work. Not for Young or Vick. Not for Matt Leinart. Not for anyone who wants to star at the position and avoid the boo-birds.
No one revolutionizes the starting quarterback position. The position revolutionizes the person playing it. Just ask Donovan McNabb. He figured it out and changed his game. Over the objection of idiots, McNabb developed his skills as a pocket passer. He concentrated on becoming a student of the game. If he can stay healthy over the next three or four years, McNabb will surpass Warren Moon as the best black quarterback ever to play the game.
Unfortunately, there are still people, especially black people, who don't appreciate McNabb. They think he let "us" down by de-emphasizing his athleticism, and they criticize him for being cozy with his organization the way Peyton Manning is with the Colts and Brady is with the Patriots.
McNabb doesn't get to enjoy the luxury of being a company man the way other franchise QBs in their prime do.
But McNabb has never threatened to quit or asked out of a game because the Philly fans were too rough. McNabb understands that in some instances the scrutiny of a black quarterback might be a tad more intense than that of a white one. He also understands that the best way to combat it isn't whining. It's performance. It's work ethic. It's professionalism.
It's not a coincidence that McNabb comes from a supportive, two-parent household.
I bring that up not to castigate Vince Young and his mother. I don't even know the story of Young's upbringing.
I raise the issue to point out that in modern professional sports — with the astronomical players' salaries — ownership and management examine the upbringing of the athletes and factor that into their decision-making.
Vick's failure, Young's potential failure and the guaranteed money they were given will make ownership more reluctant to anoint another kid from the 'hood a franchise quarterback straight out of college.
It's not about color. It's about fitting the profile of someone who can handle all that goes along with being an NFL quarterback. If I'm an owner, I spend my quarterback dollars on young men who were raised by strong fathers. It wouldn't be an infallible system, but on average I bet I'd hit more winners than if I turned over the leadership of my team to a kid who isn't used to having a strong male authority figure.
As black people, we need to ask ourselves whether we are doing a good job preparing our boys for positions of immense leadership, responsibility and scrutiny.
You are going to get criticized playing quarterback. If your instinct is to dismiss the criticism as racist, maybe you shouldn't play the position. If you are surrounded by people who spend every waking minute telling you that you can do no wrong and that everyone who criticizes you is a bigot, then maybe you shouldn't play quarterback.
The position requires thick skin and genuine self-confidence. If you need four or five male groupies with you at all times, a half million dollars of jewelry around your neck and wrists and a dozen tattoos to feel confident, then maybe you should play wide receiver or start rapping.
As Instapundit regularly exhorts his readers to do...read the whole thing.
Friday, September 5, 2008
While googling and reading various articles linked to by all the blogs I frequent while surfing the 'net, I often come across interesting articles that I skim and bookmark for later reading.
Sometimes it can be months before I go back and look at it again.
Today, is one such day in which I decided to clean up my bookmarks...and I came across this article I had bookmarked quite a long time ago: Marxism, American Style.
Many MRA bloggers have pointed out the many links between Marxism, Communism and Feminism...and this article actually does not mention Feminism at all - but nevertheless, one needs to avoid being myopic and missing the forest for the trees by focusing only on Feminism when analyzing the current state of our culture and society.
I found this article truly disheartening as it attests to just how far along this once great country has been subverted towards our eventual future of lost sovereignty, and the coming New World Order the power elites have planned for us...
The article begins with a classic quote...one in which I would like for every talking head and pundit to repeat (of course I won't be holding my breath waiting for this...) whenever any politician speaks about "Democracy."
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, followed always by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” – Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee
Remember that we could never have reached the point we are now had the Suffragette's campaigned for and eventually achieved "Universal Suffrage." That was the beginning of the end.
American leaders claim to reject collectivist ideology, but our government has come more to resemble Marx’s grasping hand of the super-state than Adam Smith’s invisible hand of laissez-faire capitalism.
Listed below are the ten points of Marx’s Communist Manifesto and examples of ways in which these principles are exercised through federal policy in contemporary America.
I've listed the following ten points, but leave out the explanations from the article...you can click and read the link yourself. However I would like to point out that all ten of these points have been at least partially implemented ((if not wholesale) to varying degrees in good ole U.S. of A.
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.
We are all Marxists now.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
It's been quite the media frenzy today regarding Palin and her speech last night. It's been refreshing to check out all of the mainstream media sights and for ONCE not see wall-to-wall coverage of that half-white socialist from my home State being lauded as the next messiah to lead America to the promised land of HopeChange.
However, this piece has gotten me to reconsider my previous position of not voting for McCain/Palin for a bit.
Palin: wrong woman, wrong message
by Gloria Steinem
Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.
By Gloria Steinem
September 4, 2008
I'm not going to copy/paste her article, afterall, this is the nitwit feminazi bitch that coined that abolutely idiotic, "Women need men like a fish needs a bicycle" phrase...
...but the fact that she is so opposed to Palin is endorsement enough as far as I'm concerned!
Nah. Still not voting for McCain...but will certainly enjoy it immensely should Obama lose to McCain and the feminists lose their freakin' minds that the biggest accomplishment by an American Woman was achieved by a person who does NOT live her life according to the tenet's that feminists proscribe!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In a word...no.
Yes, Palin is certainly the best possible candidate McCain could have chosen to try and win back the conservative base that has been sorely disappointed in McCain winning the nomination.
Yes, she does appear to have some real credentials in terms of libertarian, small-government philosophy.
Yes, she is a staunch 2nd amendment supporter, and she is staunchly pro-life.
All things for which I approve of.
But that doesn't mean I'm gonna vote for the McCain/Palin ticket, because if there's one thing we can be certain of, it's this: no matter how conservative or libertarian Palin is in philosophy and governance style, she will STILL be forced to toe the McCain party line should they win the election...which would of course maintain the status quo of expanding of the Federal Government's size, scope and power.
Finally, whether this was a blatant pander to disenchanted Hillary supporters, or not, the following quote gives us insight into this ladies ideology when it comes to gender politics:
"It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. But it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all!"
That line sounds like a feminist in conservative/libertarian clothing to me.
"None of the Above" still sounds like the best ticket in 2008 to me.