23 Aug 2018

Time To Focus On Localism, Decentralization And Community

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” to serve. You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. – From “The Drum Major Instinct”, a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968.
By Michael Krieger: The following piece is based on a vision for the U.S., but I suspect the concepts apply equally to most nation-states encompassing large land masses and populations over a few million. Most of us have been conditioned to believe human life is best organized at scale. In other words, we’ve been convinced it’s best to have as many people as possible operating under a single overarching centralized government structure in charge of micromanaging society from the top down. I consider this paradigm outdated, unnatural and increasingly dangerous.

In the Western world, we tend to justify centralized superstates because they’re ostensibly based on democracy, but this doesn’t hold water for a variety of reasons. First, you’d have to be living under a rock to look at U.S. policy during the 21st century and think it reflects the “will of the people.”
Second, if you try to create one-size fits all solutions to problems in a geographically and culturally diverse nation of 325 million people, you tend to make everyone unhappy.

The Feminist War Against Justice

Maybe part of the cultural punishment is that some innocent men will be hurt.
jay25, reader comment[1] 
No, we haven’t gone too far, nor far enough. … The only way to change the equation is for men to begin paying that price, guilty or not.
los angeles reader, reader comment[2]
By : Feminism is a partisan movement on behalf of females. Advancing the status and circumstances of women is its first and only priority. One problem with single value movements, such as feminism, is that it disregards other values that are important. For feminists, every other value may be suppressed in aid of female supremacy. Most notable, at this moment, is the feminist suppression of justice.

Jewish Nazis: Now, This Is Racism!

This is what happens to JVL's 'principle statement' once  you replace the word 'Jewish' with 'Aryan.'
By proud ex-Jew Gilad Atzmon: What do you call an exclusively Aryan club that welcomes support from ALL members of society but only allows Aryans in as members?
Nazis I guess.
What would you call a white nationalist campaign organisation that welcomes support from people of ALL colours who agree with their ‘statement of principles’ but only allows nonwhites in as ‘solidarity members’? 
I think that ‘white supremacist’ is the term the  Left uses to refer to such groups.
Would Jeremy Corbyn accept support from groups that name themselves ‘Aryan Voice for Labour’ or ‘Whites for Corbyn’? Would the Labour party allow any such groups in its proximity?  I don’t think so, they would be booted out in seconds. The Labour leader would be very quick to disassociate himself from such racially exclusive bodies. But neither Labour nor Corbyn have ever contemplated denouncing the Jews only, racially exclusive enthusiasts at Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL).
One finds the following statement on their front page.
“We welcome support from ALL members of the Labour Party who agree with our statement of principles.  If you are not Jewish you can join us as a solidarity member.”

Medieval Lesson In Winning Women’s Love: Aloofness, Not Groveling

Many men today think that they can gain women’s love by showing intense interest in female gender gaps. Self-centered women won’t object to men denouncing men’s crimes and men striving to reduce the number of women in prison. Self-centered women will praise men who champion women’s reproductive rights and advocate for the interests of elite women in being promoted further into high-status, high-stress jobs. Almost all women will smile smugly and contemptuously at men who proclaim that women throughout history have been treated as men’s property. But men proclaiming “the future is female” and ardently supporting female supremacists won’t stir women’s sexual desire any more than will a yes-dearing husband. Men who seek women’s love must act with more sophistication and more guile.
A thirteenth-century French poetic work called “The Little Debate {Le Petit Plet}” explains clearly and concisely a man’s position in love in relation to a woman. Le Petit Plet states of a woman:
As soon as she notices that someone loves her,
then she clamors that she’s being treated disrespectfully,
and quickly gets hard-to-please,
and very malicious and angry too.

BBC Horizon: Stopping Male Suicide

By Mike Buchanan, J4MB: The BBC has just broadcast an hour-long Horizon documentary, “Stopping Male Suicide”. BBC licence fee payers can watch the programme on iPlayer – here – for the next 29 days. It’s well worth watching, but predictably an obvious question wasn’t asked, and therefore wasn’t addressed:

Are men more likely than women to suffer the deeply stressful life events which increase the risk of committing suicide?
Followers of this blog won’t need reminding that the answer to the question is a resounding YES. Those life events include:

  • denial of access to children, following family breakdowns
  • denial of support to male victims of domestic violence
  • financial devastation following divorce
  • homelessness (90% of the street homeless are men)
The state, through its actions and inactions, is responsible for most male suicide.