Draft discussion

I’m not a draftnik, never have been, so I don’t spend much time obsessing over these things, especially since I don’t watch a lot of NCAA football anymore. Also, it’s not as if paying close attention to the drafts was going to do you any good when Denny Green was doing the selecting… the only predictable pick he’s ever made was in Arizona when he picked up his long-time St. Paul homeboy Fitzgerald.

But since a lot of you are down with Mel and company, feel free to have at it here.

Not your kid, not your problem

And if you have any doubts, you’d better check them out. I rather admire the calm way the young guy is handling the news that he’s not actually a father. There’s no need to stone adulterous wives, much better to leave them to sink into poverty and misery.

I’m on the phone with Owen Williams (not his real name), who just found out yesterday that the tired child I hear crying in the background, the child he’s been rocking to sleep every night, the child who carries his name, belongs to some other man. For a person who’s just had his life turned upside down, he seems surprisingly calm.

Williams is a level-headed guy. He’s 24 years old and working toward a degree in network engineering. He has clear professional goals. He knows what he wants out of life. And this definitely isn’t it.

The child’s mother comes home from work in another 6 1/2 hours. She doesn’t realize that Williams knows the truth, and he has no plans to tell her. As soon as he finds a new place to live, within a day or two, he hopes, he’s going to leave, and that’s it. “In fact, when I move out, I’m not saying anything, because there’s nothing to be said. For over 15 months, over a year, she deceived me. Every doctor visit I’ve been to, every cookout I’ve been to, every reunion I’ve been to—with her, on her account—I’ve been deceived.”

Yesterday’s discovery changed things for Williams. “Knowing that I’m not his father is the part that I’m having trouble with,” he explains. “He has nothing to do with what happened between me and her. So I treat him just like any other kid.”

Most women don’t give a damn about the connection between fathers and their real children whenever it stands in the way of a woman’s “happiness” and pursuit of a divorce, so the argument that men shouldn’t be allowed to abandon children that aren’t theirs because “love transcends blood” or whatever is not only spurious, it’s downright disingenuous.

Not only should they be allowed to, but the women committing such fraud should be forced to reimburse the man for all child-rearing expenses, just as those who commit any other financial fraud must.

While I very much respect those men who are willing to stand by their not-children and believe that would be my choice, no one has the right to make such a decision for another man one way or the other. But it’s also worth noting that even if a man chooses to stand by his not-children initially, there’s not a chance in Hell that his lack of paternity won’t be used against him if the marriage falls apart later.

UPDATE: 94 pages of comments are here, and some of the differnt perspectives are quite interesting. This, however, was probably the funniest remark: OMG I am so embarrassed to be a bearer of the XX chromosome at this moment. The women justifying this and defending it are the examples of why so many women are single and on anti-depressants- is it any wonder so many viable men of marrying age want to have nothing to do with us.

This is how you do it

Notice how Joe Rogan deals with a feminist trying to attack him. He goes directly after her passive-aggressive assertion, destroys it and doesn’t let up until she’s been ripped to shreds.

She’s using the primary weapon in the feminist arsenal, attacking his manhood, in this case by disingenously stating something that even she can’t possibly believe. Femininists, underneath all the rhetorical jargon, understand that at the end of the day a woman’s only real power is sexual, which is why they constantly introduce the subject into areas where it isn’t involved and doesn’t belong. I’m only surprised that the woman didn’t threaten not to have sex with him.

I mean, the guy was talking about guys not liking penguin movies, for Darwin’s sake. What in the name of the Galapagos Islands does that have to do with his ability or inability to find a girlfriend?

Women cannot handle direct assaults, which is why they always try to attack from oblique angles and attempt to defuse the situation as soon as they meet resistance. Don’t let them get away with it. Whether you’re a man or a woman, if a woman attacks you with the usual passive-aggressive comment, respond directly to the attack and don’t let her off by claiming that she was only joking or whatever.

And if a guy wants to turn the whole thing into a joke that’s actually funny, follow Joe’s example and publicly rebuke her vagina like a movie priest waving a cross at a vampire. “Your pussy has no power over me!”

Better yet, pretend you’re the priest from the Godfather, throw your drink on her crotch and start talking to one of the other guys there as if he’s Michael Corleone.

“Do you renounce her pussy?”

“I do renounce it?”

“And all its works?”

“I do renounce them.”

Sure, she’ll hate you forever, but everyone will be cracking up so it will totally be worth it. And do you really want attack-prone passive-aggressive bitches infesting your life anyhow?

They’re not

VDH simply won’t accept the reality:

A controversial and costly war continues, in part so as to give Arab Muslims the sort of freedom the West takes for granted; but at precisely the time that the public increasingly is tired of Middle Eastern madness. In short, America believes that the entire region is not worth the bones of a single Marine.

It isn’t. Give the Arab Muslims democracy and they’ll vote in the jihad. Dependably. This is easily verified fact. The utter stupidity of the neocons and their idiotic World Democratic Revolution is likely going to be revealed this summer, when the Turkish military stages its fourth post-Ataturk military coup in order to prevent Turkish democracy from bringing the Islamist government chosen by the will of the people to power.

For once, the Democrats in Congress are correct. The war in Iraq is over, done, kaput. The secular jihad for democracy is a failure, as it was always bound to be.

And it should be clear to even those who still support the war that it does not have the support of most of the American people, so it can’t be fought successfully even if it was a good idea. I don’t see it as a complete disaster, though, at least the concept of democracy has taken a pretty serious credibility hit around the globe, and pragmatist Republicans have all but self-eviscerated themselves by demonstrating how inherently self-destructive it is for conservatives to follow their lead.

Finally, the war has also given strong winds to the anti-immigration movement, which Romney admitted yesterday is the most powerful issue in politics today, despite the media doing its best to sweep it under a rug of bipartisan accord.

Now, Bane and the gung ho brigade are correct in one sense, there will very likely be a serious, trans-global war with the jihad one day; this present conflict will be accounted a mere skirmish leading up to it. But the time to fight it is not now, as it would have been far better to get the immigration issue sorted out and wait for events in Europe to create the environment for the sort of alliance between the secularists and Christendom that is capable of winning such a war.

We haven’t seen anything yet, on either side. I fully expect big bombs in big cities, ethnic and religious cleansing on a much larger scale than in Bosnia and significantly more excitement than anyone intelligent would like to see. By jumping the gun in the hopes of establishing a secular beachhead in the Middle East, the Commander-in-Chief has put us in a worse position than we would have been had he instead begun more circumspect preparations for the coming global conflict.

UPDATE: An interesting perspective. I don’t think the goals of the neocons were achievable in any event, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless:

Iraq is America’s Valmy. America’s generals have been checked by a form of war that they did not prepare for and do not understand. They spent the years following the 1991 Gulf War mastering a system of war without thinking deeply about the ever changing nature of war. They marched into Iraq having assumed without much reflection that the wars of the future would look much like the wars of the past. Those few who saw clearly our vulnerability to insurgent tactics said and did little to prepare for these dangers.

Selfish genetics

Feminists decide they aren’t so keen on that whole evolution thing after all:

Note that his child is valuable because she loves him unconditionally and because she is genetically close to him. In other words, her value as a human being is contingent on him. And that’s exactly why his wife doesn’t matter as much.

That’s a incorrect characterization. The child is more valuable to the father because she possesses his genetics, this says nothing about relative values as human beings. This is precisely as it should be according to the Selfish Gene theory popularized by Richard Dawkins. On what possible grounds can Feministe object to any of this, given that it’s merely evolutionary biology in action?

And I give full credit to the man for telling his wife that if she aborted his child, he would divorce her. I certainly wouldn’t remain married to such a monster myself, any more than I’d stay with a psychopath who crept out at night to torture and kill puppies and kittens.

Women who pay others to kill their unborn children are evil, inhuman monsters, more disgusting and contemptible than any National Socialist death camp worker or Maoist Red Guard.

Calling a feminist a feminazi is an insult to the German National Socialist Workers Party.

Attention all feminists who wish to threaten not to marry or have sex with Mr. Day, the line forms on the right. Those wishing to express gratitude that they are not married to Mr. Day, please line up on the left. Those who find themselves nauseous or faint-headed should retire to the parlor where various buckets and couches have been prepared for your convenience.

Mr. Day shall strive to do his utmost to survive his disappointment at his limited marital and sexual prospects.

The education of Cosmos

And so we see what was always clear from the start, Cosmos simply doesn’t have any idea what he’s talking about and is lurching wildly about due to his intellectual foundation of historical ignorance. This ignorance really isn’t his fault, most people are astonishingly so these days and it’s hard to know what you don’t know when you know nothing.

However, only a fool persists in continually demonstrating his ignorance rather than choosing to learn from those who demonstrably possess the knowledge that he lacks.

No, I don’t thnk the lethality of the inquistion is irrelevent. If only 2 people died or suffered as a result it would never have been recorded.

But what results from an organized attempt at killing, torture and the imposition of suffering and persecutioin is significant?

You seem to know what level would make it insignificant. I’d be curious to know what level you think makes it significant.

For me, I’ll go with 10,000 deaths at the hand of a torturing christian makes it “significant”.

I quote myself: “The 763-page report states that approximately 1,250 sentences of death were meted out, around one percent of the 125,000 heresy trials, over a period of 356 years. Accounting for population differences, it was thus about one-half as deadly on an annual basis as children’s bicycles in the United States. (This is about one-quarter of the 6,000 deaths usually estimated by academic historians, however the larger number refers to the entire [set of] Inquisition[s], not only the Spanish.)”

True, 3.51 deaths per year are more than two, but arguably not enough more to put the Spanish Inquisition on par with the Holocaust, the Holodomor, the Killing Fields or the Great Leap Forward. The myth of the dread Inquisitor owes more to Dostoevsky and “The Brothers Karamazov” than to any historical documentation; it should not be necessary to point out that basing one’s view of history on a piece of fiction, however classic, is unlikely to yield particularly accurate results.

Uneducated little boys
Should stick to playing with their toys,
Lest they show how history
Remains to them a mystery.

For by his own open admission,
The nature of the Inquisition
Was not at all significant,
Which means once more he’ll have to front.

Little though it will avail,
We have all seen right through his veil.
And so the puppy slinks away
Wet and wearing Eau Vox Day.

Richard Dawkins sings

A campfire song for those few children not being abused who will be attending Vacation Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life Camp this summer.

I have decided to follow Darwin
I have decided to follow Darwin
I have decided to follow Darwin
No turning back, no turning back

No God above me, I’m just a monkey
No Hell below me, I’m a damn monkey
I think I’ll hit that junk in the trunkee
No turning back, that’s bloody whack

Though none go with me, still I will follow
There is no good no evil or sorrow
Morality we’ll just have to borrow
So watch out Jack, don’t turn your back

I have decided to follow Darwin
I have decided to follow Darwin
I have decided to follow Darwin
Don’t turn your back, monkeys attack

The highlight of the camp is the big Tug of Natural Selection at the end of the week, after which the winners take turns distributing their selfish genes among the girls on the losing side.

Fun is had by all!

I thought this was a myth

Normally, I’d be very tempted to call BS on this story, as all of the so-called Satanic sex abuse cases in the States were concocted by child care bureaucrats. However, in this case, the reported filming of the alleged abuse forces one maintain an open mind for the time being:

Three women teachers were among six people arrested yesterday accused of sedating and sexually abusing children as young as 3 at a school near Rome.

The teachers — two of whom are grandmothers who had taught at the school and at Sunday school for decades — are said to have part in the repeated abuse of 15 children aged 3 and 5 for a year, filming them in sexual acts with satanic overtones at the teachers’ homes and in a wood.

The others arrested were a female caretaker, a former producer of children’s programmes for the state television station RAI, and a local petrol pump attendant. The television producer is married to one of the arrested teachers.

The alleged abuse — in the town of Rignano Flaminio, 25 miles (40km) north of Rome — came to light when some of the children began describing their “games” to their parents. They drew pictures of a “man in black” who wore a hood and drank his own blood, and said they had played a game in which “a wolf chases a squirrel and eats it”.

Color me skeptical for the time being. But if it turns out to be true, we may see a revival of witch burnings and justly so.

What I can’t figure out is why people are always so surprised when it turns out that it’s the teachers and coaches who are abusing the kids. It’s Nature 101. Predators always go where the prey is. I assume that anyone who is tremendously enthusiastic about spending lots of time with kids has something wrong with them, especially if it’s a man with no children of his own.

There’s science and then there’s “science”

And yet people wonder why we don’t just blindly trust everything that anyone who claims to be a scientist says:

The current debate about global warming is “completely irrational,” and people need to start taking a different approach, say two Ottawa scientists.

Carleton University science professor Tim Patterson said global warming will not bring about the downfall of life on the planet.

Patterson said much of the up-to-date research indicates that “changes in the brightness of the sun” are almost certainly the primary cause of the warming trend since the end of the “Little Ice Age” in the late 19th century. Huan emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the gas of concern in most plans to curb climate change, appear to have little effect on global climate, he said.

“I think the proof in the pudding, based on what (media and governments) are saying, (is) we’re about three quarters of the way (to disaster) with the doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere,” said Patterson. “The world should be heating up like crazy by now, and it’s not. The temperatures match very closely with the solar cycles.”

The underlying reason for the global warming hysteria is closely connected to the distinction that I’ve been demonstrating exists between atheism and science… and not even atheism proper but rather the neomateriosophers and scientists. Since Materiosophy is dedicated to nothing but the perfecting of Man, it is perfectly content to hijack science or religion at any time, depending upon what is more suitable at the moment.

Of late, that has happened to be climate science, but as soon as scientists satisfy themselves that global warming is not anthropogenic, they will come under the same sort of savage attack that is customarily directed towards the religious faithful. We’re already seeing that happen, which is a sign that the high point of the global warming scare has already passed.

And of course the debate is irrational. How could it possibly be anything else, considering that the driving force behind it are the most irrational atheists of all, the false ones.