Been a while since we cataloged our latest trends in Doom. Let’s continue. Show of hands: how many are with me in saying the suicide of the West will be complete within the next fifty years? Second thought, belay that question. Hold it until the end.
People who claim to be real vampires and must drink others’ blood for energy are hesitant to talk to psychological counselors and other helping professionals about their lives because they fear being “judged as being wicked or evil or viewed as being psychotic, delusional or having a psychological problem,” according to a new scientific study. Idaho State University social work professor DJ Williams and Emily Prior of Los Angeles’s Center for Positive Sexuality recently published their research on these self-identified vampires in a paper titled “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals“…
“This is a study with a specific alternative identity but it also relates to a larger issue that we are moving into as we are seeing more alternative identities and practices,” Williams said.
From the abstract of their paper:
This study applies qualitative measures, such as an open-ended questionnaire and creative analytic practice (CAP) strategy in the form of poetic representation, to provide insights into how people with a specific nontraditional identity, that of “real vampire,” feel about disclosing this salient identity to helping professionals within a clinical context.
The kicker is this: “This study focuses on ‘real vampires,’ in contrast to lifestyle vampires” and this “Results suggest that nearly all participants were distrustful of social workers and helping professionals and preferred to “stay in the coffin” for fear of being misunderstood…”
I remind parents who love their children to keep them far from most (undergraduate) universities.
More than 100 protesters have buried their heads in the sand at a Dublin beach to highlight “the lack of government action” on climate change.
Some 150 demonstrators of all ages gathered on Sandymount Strand on Saturday morning to carry out the unusual protest.
And so these brave souls buried their heads in the sand. For real. They did this. This is not a metaphor. These are actual skulls pushed down into actual holes. There is a picture above and at the link.
Beach Boys theology
The head buriers might have been anticipating Pope Francis who while in Boliva warned us about the environment. According to the AP:
Pope Francis has ended a powerful speech before a gathering of social movements with a fierce condemnation of the world’s governments for what he calls “cowardice” in defending the Earth.
Francis said such cowardice is “a grave sin.”
Echoing his environmental treatise of last month, the pope said the Earth is, in his words, “being pillaged, laid waste and harmed with impunity” while “one international summit after another takes place without any significant result.”…
He urged them to keep up their struggle. Then he asked them to pray for him — and to send “good vibrations.”
Concentrate and increase the power of secular anti-family anti-human-nature anti-Christian governments bent on enforcing by the sword community of property and “equality” and sexual decadence? What could go wrong?
Slope As Slippery As You Thought
Crazy Uncle Joe was at it again. Biden: Next Fight Is LGBT Discrimination
Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that anti-discrimination legislation for LGBT people is the next battle to fight after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage. “There are 32 states where you can be married in the morning and fired in the afternoon,” he told a crowd at a New York event hosted by the Freedom to Marry group. “This next door is gonna be a hell of a lot easier to open.” In addition, he called the total fight for LGBT equality “the civil-rights issue of our generation.”
Which door is that, Joe, old boy? The Door to Banning Religious Freedom?
Same question. Let me count. One, two, three… A majority of us. Well, no surprise. But we are the remnant and realists. And it’s no wonder why we are, either. Even in the face of copious and repeated evidence that our position is the only sane one. Take just two, a Chesterton speech and a Solzhenitsyn speech.
The differences in content are minor, the predictions the same. Good predictions, too, as we can see by looking about us.