Friday, December 7, 2018

Yet More Friday Fumferation

     Fridays are good for this sort of indulgence!

1. And Then What?

     This is the question most lethal to the plans of the “revolutionary,” but it’s seldom asked:

     Some people, on both the “Left” and “Right” have been talking about revolution. Whether it’s “We need to get rid of those fascist right-winging KKK Nazis” or “we need to get rid of those liberal commie pinko hippies” or whatever, the idea of using widespread violence to overthrow the existing order and impose ones own has been gaining steam.

     I have discussed why this would be a bad thing elsewhere.

     But, let’s presume that people don’t listen (and given just how much influence I don’t have–thank all the gods I’m not the only voice crying out about that–I would not be surprised). Suppose we get the violent insurrection that grew into civil war. And suppose one side finally won.

     Now what?

     Indeed. Have a few quotes from persons more widely respected than David and I:

     Every revolutionary ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. – Albert Camus

     Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder. – George Bernard Shaw

     Revolutions, as long and bitter experience reveals, are apt to take their color from the regime they overthrow. – Richard Tawney

     Those who have seized power, even for the noblest of motives soon persuade themselves that there are good reasons for not relinquishing it. This is particularly likely to happen if they believe themselves to represent some immensely important cause. They will feel that their opponents are ignorant and perverse; before long they will come to hate them...The important thing is to keep their power, not to use it as a means to an eventual paradise. And so what were means become ends, and the original ends are forgotten except on Sundays. – Bertrand Russell

2. Conversations.

     Make of this one what you will:

CSO: If you get a chance, would you please unpack Patty’s [our cleaning lady] new mop?
FWP: What’s this? You buy a mop for Patty to use, but I have to unpack it and deal with the trash?

CSO: I did say “please.”
FWP: All right, I’ll put it on my agenda.

CSO: At what letter?
FWP: Letter? Bah! I use Norse runes. They’re much more evocative.

CSO: Why not cuneiform?
FWP: Tried that, got mud all over the house. How did you think Patty broke the previous mop?

     Yes, Gentle Reader, mornings here at the Fortress of Crankitude sure are fun.

3. Oh, Come On!

     It’s practically guaranteed that someone on the Left will absolutely hate Christianity:

     Campus Reform is reporting that the LATEST man to get “#MeToo-ed” is -get this- God himself.

     Yup. Apparently, the Virgin Mary didn’t give consent.

     A Minnesota professor suggested in a series of tweets that the Virgin Mary did not consent to the conception of Jesus Christ and suggested that God may have acted in a “predatory” manner. Minnesota State University, Mankato psychology professor and sex therapist Dr. Eric Sprankle critiqued the story of the Virgin Mary in a tweet Monday, suggesting that the Virgin Mary did not consent to being impregnated by God.

     Here’s the tweet of interest, just so you know I’m playing fair:

     This “professor” goes on to argue that Mary could not meaningfully consent, because of the power difference between her and God. Yes, he’s a sex therapist. It figures, doesn’t it?

4. Their True Colors Are Shining Through.

     The people the Democrats have most recently installed as their party chairs and spokesmen have not been particularly distinguished by their achievements...but all of them have excelled in spewing venom at any institution not yet Left-converged that Americans still respect. Here’s the latest example:

     Ah yes, Roe v. Wade! The gift that keeps on giving...the Democrats absolute fits. You see, sanctioning the grisly murder of a million innocent children each year is the price they pay to keep the feminists in their coalition. But it’s a perfect target for any preacher who continues to believe, as Christians and observant Jews do, that innocent human life is sacred. That really frosts the Democrats’ buns. The remedy simply pops out of a slot: delegitimize the churches as sources of moral authority!

     Considering how far so many mainline churches have strayed from the Gospels, it might have worked...if the Democrats hadn’t already revealed themselves to be against all Constitutional constraints and determined to wield absolute power forever.

5. And While We’re On The Subject Of Feminists and Feminism...

     Feminists are determined to feel oppressed. Damned near anything will serve their purposes, even if it’s something they’ve been demanding for decades:

     A large clinical trial launched this week will test a new, gel-based form of male birth control, Gizmodo reported Friday.

     If it proves safe and effective, the gel could finally expand the very short list of contraceptive options that can be utilised by men....

     The gel, applied to the back and shoulders once daily, contains a combination of a progestin compound and testosterone that is absorbed through the skin.

     For how long have women been complaining that contraception is almost exclusively their responsibility? Well, here’s a potential alternative...but don’t expect them to applaud:

     They who demand to be oppressed shall get what they ask matter what it might cost them or anyone else.

     That’s all for today, Gentle Reader. I’m struggling with yet another novel project, and I’ve got to make progress on it today if I’m going to shave tomorrow morning without fatally injuring myself. Be well.

1 comment:

ruralcounsel said...

The trouble is the gel is "controlled" by men, just like birth control pills are controlled by women. It's ok if a woman can decide whether or not she gets pregnant and become a mother, but it's not okay for a man to decide whether or not he wants to become a father.

This reduces the ploy of getting pregnant to trap a man into child support, if not marriage. Because if he knows he used the gel and he's not likely to be the father ... game over.

Women want ALL the power in this arena.