Steinem argued in the 1980s that opposing abortion is actually a secret form of Nazism, and she repeats the argument in an interview below:
Well, the new generation of reader is instructing me by saying that these essays are still relevant …. on a more serious note, to put it mildly, is why Hitler was actually elected, and he was elected and he campaigned against abortion. I mean, that was — he padlocked the family planning clinics. Okay, so that is still relevant in the terms of the right wing. So there were very few things, actually, that I had to take out.
Forget the historical improprieties. The main thing is this: Some people feel that you can argue against literally any idea by citing the Holocaust.
Here’s another example:
In a discussion of the symbols and/or actuality of transcendent being, Rebecca Goldstein says that Jordan Peterson’s use of Christian symbols and William Craig’s belief in a transcendent God make her very nervous because…the Nazis felt transcendent. As she begins to say it, she obviously feels it is nonsense but says it anyway. But the idea is basically that, “You guys are basically Nazis.”
So what’s my point: Godwin’s law is actually an iron clad counterpoint for anything. You’re against abortion: Hitler. You believe in God or symbolism: Hitler. You’re a Zionist: Hitler. You think Islam is wrong: Hitler.
This sourthpark skit is our reality now:
Conservatives rarely conserve anything. This is well known.
What they like to do is make conservative cases for making society worse. For instance:
henever you find an article that begins with the title, “The Conservative Case” for or against something, lock your door, check your wallet, and grab your gun. You know what’s coming is an unadulterated sell-out of everything “conservatism” purports to hold dear.
The words directly following the ellipses usually denote some obviously non-conservative thing, like “a $5 trillion budget” or “transgender bathrooms” or “4-foot-11, 80-pound female Navy SEALS.” Do any liberals ever write “a liberal case” for something obviously conservative, such as the traditional two-parent family or constitutional originalism?
No, this self-sabotaging practice is unique to the American Right, which perhaps helps explain why it’s in such disarray.Publius Decius Mus
Here are some examples:
Now, an even better one:
What does this mean? It means that the same neo-cons (I’m not including Trump, who likely doesn’t care about homosexual marriage one way or another) who opposed gay marriage in the United States just a few years ago, used their influence in American foreign policy formulation to use gay-rights in Iran and elsewhere as a pretext for more infinite foreign wars. The conservative case for sending your sons to die for the right to engage in a practice condemned by conservatives in a country hostile to your way a life. The conservative case for more government spending to support rights abroad we oppose in our land. The conservative case for making your grandchildren live in a world unrecognizable to you. The conservative case for being a loser.
I don’t watch the Big Bang Theory and I intentionally don’t watch shows with laugh tracks. BBT has a laugh track and I just decided to watch a bit of it without the laugh track:
Very little to none of that is funny. But why are there laugh tracks? Well, they work. People laugh out loud more, even when they rate material just as funny as the group that has no laugh track and does not laugh out loud. But I think more work needs to be done on
In a post on beauty and wisdom, I quoted Dallas Willard’s concern that endless, pointless sitcoms made the cute and mildly funny the standard of truth and beauty. Who and or what is the subject of the parody that constantly comes before us on television?
I cannot tell if this is the most powerful piece of journalism ever written or a recently discovered H.P. Lovecraft fragment, but here is a “
As promised I release a dark secret on New Year's Eve…the most grotesque plans in motion revealed to me by mole inside Karl Rove office, regarding what he, Huber, the Utah deep state, and establishment GOP is planning …what Romney thinks he has masterminded— Bronze Age Pervert (@bronzeagemantis) January 1, 2019
As promised I release a dark secret on New Year’s Eve…the most grotesque plans in motion revealed to me by mole inside Karl Rove office, regarding what he, Huber, the Utah deep state, and establishment GOP is planning …what Romney thinks he has masterminded
strap in…Romney isn’t who he seems…he isn’t WHAT he seems. His plans in 2012 were grotesque beyond imagining and didn’t stop at the White House; this is why he makes bid again. The GOPe and Fed plan to crash economy to let him primary Trump; but he knows this won’t work…Romney became Utah senator and together with Utah mafia, Harry Reid and Amazon plans to take over the NSA facility in that state…he has arranged with Huber to release fake info on Trump that can be used by factions in military to declare state of emergency and coup in 2019After military and intel-agency coup in 2019 (much of internet will be shut down) Romney will be chosen as a “compromise” replacement. Much of what Louise Mensch says is true, or rather what they’re planning to do…
What they don’t realize is WHO Romney is, what he plans….After taking over in state of emergency Romney will be given 3-6 months by a compliant congress/Supreme Court to rule with near dictatorial powers. This is when he intends to put his grotesque plan, his Great Work in motion…By the use of cybernetic replaceable body parts and advanced nanotechnology that has been kept secret, as well as the latest advances in bio-engineering Romney plans to achieve eternal life …he plans to use a section of the White House to host what he already calls “The Body”..Romney’s body will become an indefinitely-expanding mass, formed by replaceable parts. He means by this not only to be worshiped as a god, but understands it as the true “End of History” scenario…he sees himself as ultimate Synthesis of Christian theology and modern TechnologyRomney sees this version of himself as “Technology become Flesh” (he reads Merleau-Ponty and Heidegger obsessively) and very literally as the Incarnation at the end of times. His body, self-replicating, expanding mass will be worshiped by throngs of crazed followers who come….He understands himself furthermore as the pinnacle of all thought and all life, synthesis of Greek philosophy and Biblical religion. Certain emissions of this cyborg-body will be given to followers as “Flesh” to replace communion…he will be called The Romney. Total powerThe Romney will become a faceless, expanding mass of both human flesh and cybernetic electroid material …he say “I am the Spirit become Flesh at the end of time”…I heard him say this myself, he had very casual voice
The Romney will rule with severe and absolute authority…The imaginings and ambitions of this man are boundless and without any limits…he has designed furthermore convoluted justifications of himself as the pinnacle not only of Christian prophecy but of many other religions. He has referred to himself as The Romney, The TotalityHe wants for there to be yearly pilgrimages for the adoration of his “Eternal Body,” which as The Romney he means to have a quite literal existence
May the New Year save us from these demonic and grotesque designs.
The fact that all modern public discourse excludes the divine.
As a modern child grows up, he becomes socialised, he becomes trained in modern public discourse of many kinds: school work, everything to do with the mass media, sports, pastimes, hobbies… and all of these exclude the divine.
It Just Isn’t There. The lexicon of objects that function in the system exclude the divine; the causality of the system excludes the divine.
As the child reaches adolescence – these modes of thought become more dominant, and they become habitual to the extent of being simply taken for granted; and eventually they become so habitual as to be extremely difficult to break out from.
This process is exacerbated in the world of work, where nearly all jobs exclude the divine (in whatever social system, the law, medicine, science, government, politics, police, the military, engineering – as well as the mass media and academia) – becoming competent means internalising these ‘materialist’ ways of thinking; thus, excluding the divine.
Dallas Willard once remarked, though I forget where, that Christians will never become convincing until they reacquire the ability to speak of Christianity as something known to be true.