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November 3, 2018 | 6 Comments

Insanity & Doom Update LXV

Item The Future of American Sexuality and Family: Five Key Trends

How many Americans have entered into civil same-sex marriages? It’s hard to say, since same-sex households themselves have never been simple to count. The Treasury Department, leaning on tax returns, identified about 250,000 same-sex marriages (filing jointly) in 2015, a figure that characterizes just under one-half of one percent of married tax filers in the United States…

Will same-sex marriage rates increase? As I wrote in Cheap Sex, I doubt it. Gallup data reveals a modest uptick in Americans reporting being married to someone of the same sex–six-tenths of one percentage point–between the first and second years after Obergefell. That’s not exactly the outcome you’d expect from pent-up demand…

So just how many transgender minors are there? It’s a moving target. The Williams Institute thinks it’s 0.7 percent, but a new study in the journal Pediatrics reveals a statewide survey in Minnesota estimates it at just under 3 percent…The teens’ parents tended to note that [rapid onset of gender dysphoria ] occurred in groups of friends and alongside a surge in the kids’ internet or social media use…

The share of the population that reports at least one partner of the same-sex has grown from 3.6 to 8.7 percent of women and from 4.5 to 8.2 percent of men [in the past 25 years]…

Marriage will not disappear, of course, but it may well become a minority practice.

These are from Mark Regnerus. What struck me most was the doubling of sodomy—by those who do not consider themselves homosexual. Sexual “fluidity”, as Regnerus and others call it, is on the rise. It will only increase because refusing a same-sex “partner” will be increasingly painted as “bigoted.” That plus the indoctrination in schools. And the media. And the bureaucracy.

Item Is An Asteroid Coming? NASA’s ‘Planetary Defense Coordination Office’ Budget Suddenly Spikes To $150 Million

“The Trump administration has proposed increasing the budget for NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office by three-fold — from some $60 million to $150 million — amid growing concerns that humanity is utterly unprepared for the unlikely but still unthinkable: an asteroid strike of calamitous proportions.”

First of all, why spend 90 million dollars that we don’t have if there is nothing to be concerned about?

Secondly, why issue a brand new plan that is “intended to energize a host of agencies who could contribute to potential ways to prevent such as a disaster” if there is no disaster looming for the foreseeable future?

Something doesn’t smell right about all of this…

The truth is that the next time we get hit, there will probably be little to no warning, and if the asteroid is big enough millions of people could die.

My theory is that we never have far to seek for a reason of government rewarding itself with more money without the need to invoke deep theory. On the other hand, in conjunction with that doubling of sexual “fluidity” comes the idea of the Great Chastisement. If it happens, we can’t say we haven’t been warned. Repeatedly.

For instance: NASA asteroid WARNING: Giant 2,600-foot Asteroid FP118 to skim Earth TODAY (3 September 2018).

For instance: NASA Basically Missed a Huge Asteroid That Passed Unnervingly Close to Earth (17 April 2018).

Speaking of chastisement-worthy behavior, our last item.

Item Women in the U.S. Can Now Get Safe Abortions by Mail

For years, an organization called Women on Web has given women a way to perform their own medication-induced abortions at home. The organization would remotely do online consultations, fill prescriptions, and ship pills that trigger miscarriages to women who live in countries where abortion is illegal. Several studies have shown that the service is safe.

She said ship pills that trigger miscarriages. Yes, “ship pills that trigger miscarriages”. That’s what I read. “Ship pills that trigger miscarriages”. And after she said that, she said—you can see it as well as I—“Several studies have shown that the service is safe.”

Not safe for the baby. Which is killed.

…Daniel Grossman, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, told me that “it doesn’t appear that women are having serious complications” from self-inducing abortions using pills. [Except for the death of the children.] However, if women using these regimens experience heavy bleeding or some other complication—as about 3 percent of women have—they are generally advised to go to a hospital and say they had a miscarriage.

A chemically induced on purpose miscarriage.

Item PD: 2 Satan-worshiping girls planned to kill middle school classmates, drink victims’ blood (Thanks to Kent Clizbe for the tip.)

Police say two middle school girls, who worship Satan, armed themselves with knives in a foiled plot to violently kill classmates and drink their blood at school on Tuesday.

I’m not sure whether to classify this under Freedom of Religion or Sexual Orientation. Ideas?

October 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

All Toil, No Troubles: Witches’ Curses Crash

It isn’t just Justice Kavanaugh. While back, some witches put the whammy on President Trump, too. Covens gathered, swapped tips on how to keep the purple from fading from their hair, mixed up some bat goo and newt spleen, then danced around in badly sewn homemade costumes chanting Orange Man Bad, Orange Man Bad, Organ Man Bad.

How’d that work out for them?

Had about the same effect as the dancing from the priests of Baal.

Remember that? Elijah (a.k.a. Elias) had the Baalians cut up a bullock and place it on a pile of dry wood. Elijah said he’d admit Baal was God if Baal would merely light the faggots. Everybody agreed to the plan. Baal’s priest cavorted all morning. No fire.

And when it was now noon, Elias jested at them, saying: Cry with a louder voice: for he is a God, and perhaps he is talking, or is in an inn, or on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep, and must be awaked.

So they cried with a loud voice, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till they were all covered with blood.

And after midday was past, and while they were prophesying, the time was come of offering sacrifice, and there was no voice heard, nor did any one answer, nor regard them as they prayed.

Nobody answered the Trump-hating witches, either. Fair is fair, foul is foul after all, and Trump kept his office.

Not learning from experience, or perhaps taking Elijah literally and believing their gods were on vacation, the Wart-nose Brigade tried again with Justice Brett Kavanaugh. This was after he donned his black robe. That concoction about him heading a boozer teenage gang-rape party club only sounded like an evil spell meant to keep him from the bench.

This time the wine-box ladies met at—it’s almost too precious, but I swear it is true—Catland Books.

Please join us for a publich [sic] hex on Brett Kavanaugh and upon all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them. We will be embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him.

He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind. There will also be a second ritual afterward – “The Rites of the Scorned One” which seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer.

…I wasn’t there, but I can imagine they shook their piercings in rage, announced their pronouns, and ended by exposing their tattoos to frighten away any benevolent spirits and lovers of beauty. And…Toil and trouble and clicking makes double.

October 29, 2018 | 4 Comments

Synod of Doom — Special Insanity & Doom Update

Who thought it was a good idea to ask the least wise, most inexperienced, worst educated people, whose only specified merit was lack of age, how they thought the Church was doing?

Skip that. Here’s what the darlings wrote at the end of the festivities (translation from the Vatican). The emphasis is mine:

Dearest Pope Francis,

We, the young people present at the Synod, want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and joy to you for having given us the space to make this little piece of history together. New ideas need space and you gave it to us. Today’s world, which presents us young people with unprecedented opportunities but also a lot of suffering, needs new answers and new power of love. There is a need to rediscover hope and live the happiness that is experienced in giving more than receiving, working for a better world.

We want to affirm that we share your dream: an outgoing Church, open to all, especially the weakest, a field hospital Church. We are already an active part of this Church and we want to continue to make a concrete commitment to improve our cities and schools, and the social and political world and working environments, by spreading a culture of peace and solidarity and by putting the poor at the centre, in whom Jesus himself is recognized.

At the end of this Synod we wish to tell you that we are with you and with all the bishops of our Church, also in times of difficulty. We ask you to continue the journey you have undertaken and we promise you our full support and daily prayer.

The letter was signed in crayons—I kid you not—in all the Colors of the Rainbow, save yellow. Which presumably would not reproduce well on paper. I wonder who thought this a good idea?

Now this is just the kind of lispy wimpy swishy pablum that is expected from any SJW-centered NGO. It’s most charitable description is that it sounds as if it were written by Madeline Bassett (“Beautiful smiling flowers, all wet with the morning dew. How happy flowers seem”).

The worst description doesn’t need telling. But notice, though they did manage to slip in the Most Holy Name, they did so in a political way. Nothing but warm-hugs talk about perfecting life on this sorry planet. And not one damned word about salvation.

How can you take it seriously?

Answer: you cannot.

You can’t blame the kiddies, because they learnt how to write badly from their papa (again my emphasis; second ellipsis original).

My Dear Young People,

I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document which I am also entrusting to you as your “compass” on this synodal journey

I would also remind you of the words that Jesus once said to the disciples who asked him: “Teacher […] where are you staying?” He replied, “Come and see” (Jn 1:38). Jesus looks at you and invites you to go with him…Have you felt this urge to undertake this journey? I am sure that, despite the noise and confusion seemingly prevalent in the world, this call continues to resonate in the depths of your heart so as to open it to joy in its fullness. This will be possible to the extent that, even with professional guides, you will learn how to undertake a journey of discernment to discover God’s plan in your life. Even when the journey is uncertain and you fall, God, rich in mercy, will extend his hand to pick you up.

Blech. It goes on with thoughts like “A better world can be built also as a result of your efforts,” etc., etc., which sounds like a come on in a Peace Corps pamphlet. Again, not one word about taking up Crosses or the need for salvation.

Not. One. Word.

The good Pope Francis, God bless him, takes up his “journeying” theme in the mass he said for the synod. In which the Pope even admits “we act more like an NGO”. But, and for the third time, not a word about needing salvation.

Well, I remind you the Pope told a reporter, on more than one occasion, that bad souls are “annihilated”, which does indeed cut out the need of salvation. When offered the chance to correct this manifest heresy the Pope said ”         .”

Coincidentally, that’s the same response he’s given to every critical question put to him about the faith. Don’t despair, because the Pope is angry that people are calling out the pervert bishops and priests who are anxious to explore the rectums of their parishioners, saying “accusation becomes persecution” and that this is the work of the “Great Accuser.”

There’s more: squishy words about “paths of accompaniment”, “sexual inclinations”, “integrate the sexual dimension”, and other week-old oatmeal. But this is enough for now.

October 27, 2018 | 8 Comments

Insanity & Doom Update LXIV

Item The Name ‘Weight Watchers’ Is Apparently Politically Incorrect, So They’ve Changed It

The weight loss juggernaut formally known as Weight Watchers wants “everyone” to be included, and thus has announced a more politically correct name change to the more discreet “WW,” indicating a shift in focus from “weight” to “wellness.”

Weight Watchers CEO and President Mindy Grossman announced on the TODAY show Monday morning that the company is “moving to ‘WW’ to be the global marque of wellness for everyone, beyond just weight.”

While the name change might be commercially smart — widening (no pun intended) the net for potential clients — it’s clearly done in the same pitch as fat activists who incorrectly claim weight has no real bearing on wellness and health.

Fat-shaming is out, especially among the purple-hair brigade, who are busy trying to make themselves uglier by poking holes into themselves and filling them with artefacts, tattooing their skin with various hideous designs, packing on the poundage and celebrating it, and dressing very, very poorly. These females are not likely to fall for Weight Watchers ploy.

Incidentally, I wonder how much WW paid for the word “Wellness.” Surely they couldn’t have thought of it themselves. Must be a lot. Was it the same as Dunkin’ Donuts paid for losing its first word? Corporations confuse me.

Item EU Justice Commissioner Says Media Must Be Regulated to Prevent ‘Hate’

Racial abuse, discrimination and the “bad version of nationalism” that promotes exclusion and hatred are on the rise, and the media may need to be regulated to help curtail the problem, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova warned today.

A “dangerous” version of nationalism is “not only visible in the rising popularity of the extreme parties” but is also evident in the political mainstream, which “accept[s] some part of this rhetoric of division,” the commissioner said in a speech in Vienna, according to pre-released notes obtained by Brussels Playbook.

Jourova called on politicians and the press to take action.

And I think we all know exactly what she means by “action.” By the way, her full title is European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality, if you can imagine such a thing.

I can imagine it. Let’s say it together: European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality. It is, of course, no surprise that the European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality is a non-male. It is even less surprising the European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality wants to eliminate “hate”, which is defined as any emotion or thought which opposes acts of the EU.

Again I tell you I loathe the word consumers. It sounds like a Biblical plague. (Yes, yes, I know.)

Item Professor in Sweden Under Investigation for Teaching Biological Differences Between Men, Women

A professor in Sweden who recently spoke about the biological differences between men and women says he’s now being investigated by his university.

Germund Hesslow, a professor of neurophysiology at Lund University, is speaking out about how his employer has launched a “full investigation” into his remarks about the biological realities of gender.

According to the Sweden-based Academic Rights Watch, Hesslow has taught a course for years on “Heritage and Environment” in the Lund University medical program. In that course, he has addressed such topics as biological gender differences.

The watchdog organization reports that Hesslow would sometimes be questioned by students who don’t like that his teaching is not based on “the gender scientific approach adopted in politics.”

Hesslow maintains that gender is not entirely socially constructed because empirical research has found that there are statistical gender differences in behavior that are biologically based.

Stop. Just stop. Oh, Lord. If we have sunk so low in our scidolatry as to need statistical models to tell us what everybody has always known, even when claiming they do not know it, there will be no part of Reality that is safe.

That males and females are equal in every way has been anti-Reality dogma for some time. That a weepy student of Hesslow’s ratted him out after hearing about Reality is also not unexpected. The reason this feminist-bites-man story makes a Doom item is Hesslow’s defense. He should have slapped the student and told his detractors “You people are mid-wit deluded fools. Go away.”