Monday, 21 January 2013
Peering out of the box - 21/1/2013.
Well, it's me again, peering out of this box to see the world tear apart at the seams once more.
A Voice for Men - Intactivists launch massive campaign. Good to see people out and about.
"Genital integrity activists from across the country are demanding that lawmakers ban the practice of circumcising boys. Popularly known as “intactivists”, these children’s rights advocates submitted the Male Genital Mutilation (MGM) Bill proposal to more than 2,000 legislators this week in an effort to require gender neutrality in federal and state laws that regulate genital cutting.
As director of MGMbill.org’s Indiana state office in Indianapolis, Jeff Cowsert wants all boys to be able to grow up with their genitals left intact. “When I was eight years old, my religious friends told me about circumcision,” said Cowsert. “I was silently outraged, and for the remainder of my childhood I mourned the fact that I didn’t have a complete body. I would not have chosen to be cut if given the choice, and I strongly feel that infant circumcision needs to be banned so that men can make their own choices about their own bodies when they are mature adults.”"
Sultan Knish - The guns of Obamerica. How urban America is rapidly decaying into one ugly mess.
"67% of firearm murders took place in the country's 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average. Those numbers are from six years ago. They have grown worse since.
Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. The places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. These are the places where the family is broken, money comes from the government and immigrants crowd in from some of the most violent parts of the world bringing with them their own organized crime. These are also the places that have run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken."
On the rock - We need men and women.
"We need both men and women for civilization to thrive. The key is to cultivate the best of both sexes. Teach boys how to grab onto their masculinity and guide it to influence the world and teach girls how to surrender to their femininity and help men reach their goals. Both are necessary and good."
The one reason I'm a little more sympathetic towards the reactionaries (as opposed to tradcons) is that they walk the talk when they speak of going back to the old deal, with the ladies openly supporting repealing anti-male mechanisms like no-fault divorce and insane domestic violence laws. They offer female submission in exchange for male headship, and some go as far to admit that women as a group have generally been poor stewards of their voting rights - to the point that some actually openly admit they'd give up sufferage to go back to the "good old days". This is in direct contrast with tradcon women, who by and large want men to go back without them giving up all the goodies feminism has brought them over the last few decades.
I may not agree with everything they say, but at least they aren't bloody hypocrites.
Alpha Game - Please take away her rights. Vox comments on a NYT opinion piece in which a woman demands that since she feels suicidal, Pimp Daddy Government must take away her right to have a gun, and keep her safe and coddled.
"I have a much better idea. Since Ms Button clearly doesn't value her unalienable rights, and in fact, expresses a heartfelt wish to be relinquished of them, why don't our leaders take away her right to vote as well? It is entirely obvious that she is only going to harm herself and others should she ever make use of it.
She does provide a useful analogy, however, to show how responsible and freedom-loving men cannot do more to help women protect themselves from various evils, from crime by immigrants and other vibrants to being condemned to lives of poverty and lonely spinsterhood, because in post-suffrage America, women are actively preventing them from doing so.
Remember, the crumbling society in which we live is not merely the society that women wanted, it is the society they demanded."
One lady commenter gets to the heart of the problem:
"This is quite literally the stupidest thing I've ever read. These people are usually so big on choice, so why doesn't she just continue to choose not to have a gun? If that's not sufficient, then, given that most women elect to attempt suicide through overdose with pills, we really should be outlawing those instead. It's for the chil- er, women.
If anyone still wonders why everything progressives touch produces the exact opposite of what they ostensibly want, it's because their philosophy is not only entirely orthogonal to reality, but maximally internally inconsistent:
Get the government out of personal end-of-life decisions!
Suicide should be prevented by any means possible, including legislation!
Women's rights, women's rights, women's rights!
Abrogate our rights for our own sake, please!
Women should be allowed to assume combat roles in the military!
Eek, a gun, scary!"
Cappy Cap - She is truly alone. Can you taste the schadenfreude oozing from this pity-me piece? There will be more and more women like this being added to the already growing heap as feminism wreaks havoc on both men and women.
Time to invest in cat food!
The Spearhead - 40 percent of surveyed Japanese men prefer bacheleorhood.
"In a recent online survey of 300 male readers of “My Navi News” a full 40% preferred bachelorhood.
However, in Kyo’s find the Japanese men are uncharacteristically frank — amusingly so as it turns out. The reasons they give for avoiding marriage are fairly diverse, but aside from the ones making excuses, they all appear to be saying something along the lines of “it isn’t worth it.”
Here are some quotes from respondents:
“Just looking at my married friends and how day by day they become more and more emaciated makes me think that I’m lucky to be single.” (25, Creative Arts)
“Hearing about the cruel way that some wives treat their husbands turns me pale with fear.”(25, Creative Arts)
“To me, married men just don’t look happy, and the more time passes, the more this look of unhappiness becomes apparent.” (36, Finance).
“Rather than having your wallet squeezed of its last dime, spending your earnings as you please has got to be the more appealing option.” (24, Communications)
“All your hard earnings, in the blink of an eye, disappear into the oblivion that is housekeeping!” (24, Medical care, welfare-service)"
Heh, heh. Enjoy the worldwide decline!
Hyper Report - Currencies being destroyed?
"Faced with a stubbornly slow and uneven global economic recovery, more and more countries, to gain a competitive edge, have resorted to cutting the value of their currencies. The Fed’s QE to other money stimuli by other central banks is heating up. As central banks expand their balance sheets, history shows that unwinding those balance sheets on a global scale are not in an orderly manner. In short, currency wars lead to real wars."
DEMCAD - Too late to prepare? Renigald comments on the aging power grid, a decline in US manufacturing, and Fast and Furious.