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Insanity & Doom Update XXXIX

Item California university’s website says its OK for children to engage in ‘sexual play,’ watch porn

It adds that parents should intervene only “if the acts are non-consensual or hurtful.”

In a section titled “Talking To Your Children About Sex” parents are encouraged to let their children watch pornography.

“It is important that children understand that viewing pornography is a normal habit, and that they do not need to be ashamed of it,” UCSB students wrote.

The article tells parents how to have “the talk” with their kids.

“Children and teens do not want to be told what to do, especially when it comes to personal topics such as sex,” the website states. “It is important that parents do not lecture their children, but instead try to present information and have an open discussion about sex. Adolescents will make their own decisions regarding sex and it is up to the parent to give them the information and resources needed to make informed decisions.”

There is nothing here that is right. Viewing porn is abnormal and should be shameful. I wish I had never seen any. Obviously by “the talk” they are not referring to John Derbyshire. It is important that parents do lecture their children. The Caly students cannot think (who saw that coming?). Adolescents will make their own decisions regarding [strong-arm robberies] and it is up to the parent to give them the information and resources needed to make informed decisions. But your own idiocy in brackets and see what fun you can have.

Item Shocking discovery: Face-tattoos lower your chances of landing a job

The results of the research showed that face tattoos are the most likely to scare employers away from a candidate, with 61 percent of those surveyed saying they wouldn’t hire a person with some kind of tribal tattoo on their face. According to 17 percent of the respondents, a candidate with a face tattoo is “slightly” less likely to be hired.

Tattoos on the neck could reportedly scare off 66 percent of employers, while 60 percent of potential bosses wouldn’t hire people with hand tattoos.

Only shown as an instance of scientism of the first kind, the false belief that we can only know something if it has been formally studied.

Item ‘Deviant’: Major art exhibit showcases naked monster embracing small girl on bed

An Australian art gallery is hosting an exhibit that includes an installation of a naked human-like male with huge claws suggestively embracing a young girl, both of them smiling while on top of a rumpled bed.

The exhibit, titled “Curious Affection,” is running at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane until August. Its creator is Patricia Piccinini.

Piccinini said in a 2015 video interview that children are featured in her work “because it is easier for us to empathize with them.” She added: “I think children bring out the best in us in that we feel their vulnerability.”

“My work is actually about ideas. One of the main ideas in the work — actually it’s in all my work — is the changing definition for us of what we consider natural,” she said.

No it isn’t. Nobody can change what is normal—prescriptively, i.e. of the nature law. Any fool or maniac can change what is frequent or common behavior. Trying to make the demonic common might succeed, too. How interesting that will be.

Item Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive

Transgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive.

Bishops in the diocese of Lichfield have issued new guidance to parishioners and clergy reminding them that LGBT people “can be called to roles of leadership and service in the local church”.

The guidance, titled “welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people”, warns that the church’s reputation as being unwelcoming towards gay and transgender people is stopping young people attending…

“Nobody should be told that their sexual or gender identity in itself makes them an unsuitable candidate for leadership in the Church.”

The group, led by diocesan bishop The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, also warn against “intrustive questioning about someone’s sexual practices or desires, or their experience of gender”, saying it is “almost always inappropriate”.

Watching England commit slow-motion suicide has its fascinating aspects, it must be admitted. Barring the odd lunatic or raving ideologue, people like Ipgrave know they are stuffed clean full of wild blueberry muffins. What he said was false, and so obviously false that unless he belonged to the former category, he knew they were false. Yet still he said them. He thus welcomes the insanity, or rather uses it, to promote himself above the good of his country. His tacit hope that he’ll outlast the seppuku, or continue to profit from it shows you how powerful wishcasting can be.

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  1. I lived in Santa Barbara for around 10 years. I never interacted much with the U.C.S.B. crowd, I considered the place a sort of sex-camp on the sea. Now, I fear I gave the school more credit than it deserved.

  2. Ray, gender is a grammatical classification system for nouns. Over centuries most nouns in, for example, English have transmutated from either of the two genders masculine and feminine to the third gender neuter. Hence, “trans – gender.”

  3. Back when I was responsible for the proper raising of children, I approached it, as I approach most every challenge in life, as an engineering problem. The most basic aspect of this is trial-and-error; in other words, stop doing something that isn’t working, and try something else.

    It occurred to me that if you don’t want a child to do a thing, and you tell them not to do that thing, they will then proceed to do that very thing, because they are essentially rebellious in nature.

    Taking a step back, there are invariably precursors to the undesirable thing. Let’s call the undesirable thing ‘C’, and call the the precursors ‘A’ and ‘B’. The approach I finally settled on was to tell the child in no uncertain terms not to do ‘A’, and that there would be hell to pay if they did ‘A’, and to be slightly deranged about it. Now, I really didn’t care if they did ‘A’, but I didn’t want them doing ‘B’, and ‘C’ would have been disastrous. So of course, the child, being rebellious, proceeds to do ‘A’ behind your back, and sometimes will even dabble in ‘B’. To minimize them dabbling in ‘B’, the best approach seemed to be catching them doing ‘A’ and over-reacting. The kids questioned my sanity, of course, as I questioned the sanity of my parents when I was a kid, but hey, your job isn’t to be your kid’s best friend. And when your kids have kids of their own, it may suddenly dawn on them that maybe you weren’t insane after all. (As I write this, there’s seems to be an analogy here to the way Trump deals with people.)

    As to transgenders, I’m basically a live-and-let-live guy, as long as you don’t get in my face about it. It amazes me that society is focusing so sharply on normalizing this one aberration, which last I heard is still (quietly) considered a mental illness by the professionals, when there are so few of them. Wikipedia says 0.3% of adults in the US are transgender, so you know that the true percentage is well under that. And why do the LGB folks (which Wikipedia puts at 3.5% of the US population) embrace transgenders in their identity group? It seems like that really has to weaken the brand. Clearly there are hidden motives behind the transgender normalization movement, maybe some sort of anti-religion or anti-morality thing, in this effort to mountainize this molehill.

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