Monday, June 29, 2015

- A Civilization In Decline

How long do you imagine it will be before a gay couple files a suit to be married in St. Patrick's cathedral? How do you imagine that court case will out? Make no mistake, it is now illegal in the United States to be a fully practicing Catholic. The only real question is whether the church will continue to stand as the cornerstone of Western civilization that it's been for two millennia, or will it knuckle under to the will of the mob, who in the name of 'equality' allow a deeply held faith to be categorized only as "bigotry". I'm not optimistic.

I have no objection to gay couples receiving equal protection under the law, on the contrary I'm in favor of it. But this suit wasn't about that. It was about giving gay couples the right to force people to bake wedding cakes for them at gunpoint. It was about forcing everyone in the country, under penalty of the law, to define a homosexual relationship as 'normal' regardless of the teachings of their church. Like all things that spring from the left, it was a (successful) attempt to destroy a cornerstone of western culture, and to bring it's founding institutions low.

I believe the steamroller of popular culture will continue to pour over the institutions that have defined western civilization - at least until a gay couple tries to get married in a mosque. At that point the gay lobby will run into the one thing they don't have the courage to cope with; a group of people so devout that they will use violence to defend their faith. They will kill and die for it.

While I am not a devotee of Islam and I don't agree with the violent tendencies of Muslim culture, I do see where they're coming from. The things I would kill and die for are not the same as theirs, but there are things that I feel that strongly about. But my most cherished values leave me standing alone as a man in the wilderness and not a part of a unified faith with a billion global followers. So even if I would 'kill and die' for something, it isn't any secret that I'd probably end up doing the latter rather than the former. (previously) American ideals like liberty and equal protection, just don't have the traction that they used to.

And so we see a civilization in decline. A country founded on religious liberty has just made strict adherence to religious faith illegal. As I've said many times, I'm not a particularly good catholic, so it probably won't have much direct effect on me. But be assured, the country we leave our children will no longer be the America we remember. It's a country ruled by judicial fiat and the cult of personality. It's a country who's popular culture seeks only to destroy the very institutions and principles upon which it is based. We should be surprised not at all when a formerly great nation can no longer muster the faith in itself to continue to be great.

Head for the lifeboats boys, the ship is finally going down. There is nothing left to stop it, and no one with the strength to try.

Friday, June 19, 2015

- Nothing In Common

Nope... totally different. Just ask anyone in the media.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

- Our Cultural Collapse

Only a woman, or a man who thinks like a woman (a liberal), can think this makes sense. A few years ago, John Derbyshire and I were having lunch together after a day spend at the range. He was bemoaning the slow collapse of our society, and off the cuff I said "I blame the pill". It was meant as a joke and when he came back with fully serious "Oh? How so?" I couldn't come up with a quick response.

But the truth is, I see now I was probably right. We've empowered women to act like men, but we have utterly failed to teach them to think rationally like men do. Now maybe it's possible that all but the very best of them are simply incapable of thinking rationally. They are too narcissistic (and therefore too vested in ego defense) or too solipsistic to manage it. So maybe we were seeking an impossible goal. But it seems clear to me that we have opened Pandora's box, and like it or not, it will be the end of us.

No society that has so many morally unquestionable imperatives that are all provably false, can possibly survive.

Monday, June 15, 2015

- Subjectivity Defined as Objectivity

For those of you following along at home, this weekend my brother made a big announcement to me and our family.

Though he may appear externally to be a middle aged heterosexual American man of Irish descent, he has now 'come out' by announcing that he is in fact, a black, homosexual woman. He's also seriously considering applying for a federal grant under the Endangered Species Act. What manner of beast he 'actually' is, remains to be seen, but I'll bet he's the only one of them.

With white men "becoming" women and white women "becoming" black, I think this pretty much punches the last rhetorical hole in the concept of institutional racism and sexism doesn't it? The goal of those movements hasn't been empowerment for a long time. Now, it's all about destruction.