Free Northerner - Dating and verbalisation.
The modern woman (at least until she’s hit the wall and is desperate) does not choose a mate for such practical reasons as reliability, provision, protection, fatherhood potential, etc. She has a surrogate husband, the state, to take care of all those things for her.
Instead, what she is looking for is “chemistry.” By chemistry, she means she is sexually and emotionally excited by you. But the modern woman can’t call “chemistry” by its real name, sexual attraction, because sexual attraction is what shallow guys who are only after immature, big-titted sluts rather than mature, ‘real women’ feel. She’s not shallow, she’s looking for “chemistry”, which is much deeper than looking for some young, perky slut.Vox Popoli - The coming war in science fiction.
So leave them to their fate. Let the rabbits panic as books prices continue to decline, their royalties continue to fall and their publishers stop paying advances before finally going the way of Borders and Night Shade Books. Let them learn if they are able to compete on a playing field that is not heavily tilted in their favor by like-minded ideologues. Let the obese, unhealthy moral degenerates struggle to pay for the increased costs of their health care under the Obamacare regime for which they clamored.As someone who previously attempted to break into SF/F and has to deal with the gatekeepers, because anything other than the traditional route was heavily touted as a Bad Thing(TM), I can empathise.
It's not our fault. It's not our concern. And it's not our problem. The gatekeepers are failing, the gates are swinging open, and the right-wing horde is rapidly approaching the citadel. It won't be long before the sneering writers of SF/F cease their endless snarking and start crying out for mercy.
Sultan Knish - Violence on their behalf.
The issue isn't as simple as Pro-Choice. Abortion is just the conclusion of the sordid package of social liberalism. The package begins with sex ed, complete with the obligatory LGBT mentions, runs through national STD infestations, hookup culture, single parenthood and packs of young men and women recreating the mistakes of the parents they never had and then flushing those mistakes down the toilet before settling down with three kids, by different fathers who are never around, and a package of subsidies from the welfare state administered by social workers who have seen it all.And Daniel Greenfield hits one out of the park again with his comment on the Gosnell case. Pro-lifers are not going to win, not while this society stands. What they are fighting against is only a manifestation of a deeper societal rot, which by now is too far spread for anything to be done other than to burn it all and rebuild from the ashes. And from the looks of global economy, society and climate, that day is fast approaching.
And for another hot-button issue today:
Jack Donovan - Gay marriage: "what-the-fuck-ever"
The simple fact is that gay marriage IS going to happen in the United States.Mr. Donovan is a homosexual, who is, contrary to what the MSM would have you believe, is not synonymous with "faggot". Because there are some of them who love men for being manly, and not some limp-wristed faggot; as Nationalist Pony points out, fascism and homosexuality actually got on quite well.
It’s not going to happen because it is good or rational. It’s going to happen because it really doesn’t matter, and it makes people feel good. Gay marriage is a good distraction, something silly and fun that Americans can agree to agree on even as social fractures widen over issues that do matter – like gun control, immigration, foreign policy and what to do about widespread economic and political corruption. It’s an issue that the progressive puppet media can congratulate Americans for coming ‘round on – as Time recently did. Americans want to feel like their opinion matters, and siding with a change that seems to be inevitable empowers them. Americans want to be on “the winning side of history,” a desire as cynical as it sounds.
No, go ahead and throw one more shit-stained rubber in the landfill. Maybe that will be the one. Or maybe it won’t. I don’t care anymore if gays get married in this society, because what I am really looking forward to is this society’s collapse. I want to see their Candyland, upside-down rainbow dyke future destroyed.
Sunshine Mary is back!
Nationalist Pony - Discord, Celestia, Pinkie, Gender and Paradox.
More to the point: Celestia simply is - she did not become Celestia, she simply happened as a cosmic ultra-pony. By contrast, Discord has to become, he is loved and reviled for his masculinity, and the nature of man is such that he must ascend, create, destroy, or in some other way affect the world. Discord may be the Lord of Chaos, but he had to become the Lord of Chaos. It is not by accident or cliche his first real act is to install himself on the throne:
In a world where hierarchy is simply the expression of inner capability, man is lost without a military to command, a foe to defeat, a frontier to conquer. Men may build civilisation through ingenuity and strength, much like Flim and Flam and their modern world, but it is women who are vanguard of family and stability. Again, it is not by accident that Appleloosa - A frontier town at conflict with a competing specie - is characterised by male characters.
It is no wonder that Discord wishes to smash Equestria to pieces and remake it in his own design - He’s a man with no family, no purpose, and no cutiemark to aspire to fulfil; he’s the avatar of unrelenting, aimless masculine force. He recognises that his existence is a cosmic joke, and so makes a joke of the world - Note the flying pigs and sense of dark humour.Zero Hedge - China takes another stab at the dollar.
One more domino in the dollar reserve supremacy regime falls. Following the announcement two weeks ago that "Australia And China will Enable Direct Currency Convertibility", which in turn was the culmination of two years of Yuan internationalization efforts as summarized by the following: "World's Second (China) And Third Largest (Japan) Economies To Bypass Dollar, Engage In Direct Currency Trade", "China, Russia Drop Dollar In Bilateral Trade", "China And Iran To Bypass Dollar, Plan Oil Barter System", "India and Japan sign new $15bn currency swap agreement", "Iran, Russia Replace Dollar With Rial, Ruble in Trade, Fars Says", "India Joins Asian Dollar Exclusion Zone, Will Transact With Iran In Rupees", and "The USD Trap Is Closing: Dollar Exclusion Zone Crosses The Pacific As Brazil Signs China Currency Swap", China has now launched yet another feeler to see what the apetite toward its currency is, this time in the heart of the Eurozone: Paris.Ooh, this can not be good for the ZOGBUX.