The Week In Doom — Reality Based Ads Banned Edition

This has been a most busy week, the Doom accelerating, which accounts for the length of this post.

Item The Case for Gay Reparation (NYT)

Other countries are taking steps to atone for their shameful past treatment of L.G.B.T. people. The United States should too…

With the surprise apology [by NYPD for raiding pervert palace], the United States has taken its most significant leap yet into “gay reparation,” or policies intended to address the legacy of state-sanctioned repression of homosexuals. Although relatively new to the United States, gay reparation has been debated and legislated around the world for close to two decades and is a logical progression in the maturation of the gay rights movement. Having largely secured rights once thought to be virtually unattainable — especially same-sex marriage — gay activists, especially in Western democracies, are turning their attention to addressing the historical legacies of homosexual repression…

The most common [reparation] is “moral rehabilitation,” which entails a formal apology by the state and the expunging of criminal records of those convicted of a homosexual offense. There’s also financial compensation for loss of income and pensions. Finally, there’s “truth-telling,” or an official report on past wrongs that incorporates steps for reparation…

In 2016, Germany announced it would make financial reparations from a fund of 30 million euros to anyone convicted under Paragraph 175, a provision in the German criminal code that was employed by the Nazi regime to force homosexuals into concentration camps and that remained on the books until 1994….

The Trump administration has also displayed a keen hostility toward the gay community.

The desire for sodomy, as we have noted before, is seen a kind of superpower, an ability superior to those of normal people. Somehow normals were able to suppress these powers with mean looks, codified into laws. Those frowns have been turned upside down, as has morality, and we now recognize sodomy as a force for good. Therefore, people who can demonstrate practicing sodomy currently should be given money, recognition, and other considerations.

In a supreme note of parody, the surname of the writer is Encarnacion.

Item ‘Harmful’ gender stereotypes in adverts banned

A ban on adverts featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” or those which are likely to cause “serious or widespread offence” has come into force.

The ban covers scenarios such as a man with his feet up while a woman cleans, or a woman failing to park a car.

The UK’s advertising watchdog introduced the ban because it found some portrayals could play a part in “limiting people’s potential”…

The new rule follows a review of gender stereotyping in adverts by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) – the organisation that administers the UK Advertising Codes, which cover both broadcast and non-broadcast adverts, including online and social media.

The ASA said the review had found evidence suggesting that harmful stereotypes could “restrict the choices, aspirations and opportunities of children, young people and adults and these stereotypes can be reinforced by some advertising, which plays a part in unequal gender outcomes”.

“Our evidence shows how harmful gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to inequality in society, with costs for all of us. Put simply, we found that some portrayals in ads can, over time, play a part in limiting people’s potential,” said ASA chief executive Guy Parker….

As part of its review, the ASA brought together members of the public and showed them various adverts to gauge how they felt about how men and women were depicted.

One of them was a 2017 television advert for Aptamil baby milk formula, which showed a baby girl growing up to be a ballerina and baby boys engineers and mountain climbers.

Equality is a disease of the mind, a terrible consuming sin. It is a leveler. Which sounds to the deluded a good thing. But the leveler flattens all peaks, all achievements, all good. It turns everything into a banality or worse. Equality is like throwing your Sunday dinner into a blender and whirring it into mush.

As of this writing, there are still no male ballerinas. But keep watch.

This is England, a country which long ago lost its soul, at least at the top. Reality is illegal in many precincts, and now in advertising. Well, most corporations were already woke and were complying before being made to.

Item What does it mean to be genetically Jewish?

In February of this year, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, reported that the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the peak religious authority in the country, had been requesting DNA tests to confirm Jewishness before issuing some marriage licenses.

In Israel, matrimonial law is religious, not civil. Jews can marry Jews, but intermarriage with Muslims or Christians is legally unacknowledged. This means that when a Jewish couple want to tie the knot, they are required by law to prove their Jewishness to the Rabbinate according to Orthodox tradition, which defines Jewish ancestry as being passed down through the mother…

For many Israelis, news that the rabbinical judges were turning to DNA testing was shocking…

Despite public outrage and protests in central Tel Aviv, the Rabbinate have not indicated any intention of ending DNA testing, and reports continue to circulate in the Israeli media of how the test is being used….

While DNA testing in Israel is still limited to proving Jewishness in relation to religious life, it comes at a time when the intersection of ethnic, political, and religious identity are becoming increasingly blurry. Just last year, Benjamin Netanyahu’s government passed the Nation State law, which codified that the right to national self-determination in the country is “unique to the Jewish people”.

This is from a Jewish author at the Guardian. A Jewish Taki’s magazine also agrees that Jews are a race, as applied to Israeli law, anyway. Yoram Hazony, himself a Jew, still disagrees and says converts are welcome.

It will be interesting to see if Israel eventually requires, as the Rabbinate does, mandatory DNA tests for full citizenship. Or just how far genetically superior DNA carries them.

Will other countries adopt these methods? It is out in the West because the god Equality is a jealous god. Look instead to places like South Africa (for non-whites, where DNA is written on skins, making expensive laboratory tests unnecessary), China, Saudi Arabia. Master race theories are not unique to Israel.

Item 19 killed by gunmen in Burkina Faso: ‘There’s no Christian anymore in this town’

Dozens of armed unidentified gunmen killed at least 19 and injured 13 others in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday.

A local government official told AFP on the condition of anonymity that the attack occurred between 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and that 19 bodies were found at the time. The official said a search was underway to find others who were killed.

Hours before the gunmen attacked, the source said the gunmen stopped three vehicles in the town of Arbinda and set them on fire. The official detailed that one of the drivers was killed.

The killing in Arbinda comes as armed groups have spread across the Shael region and committed atrocities in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. The United Nations reports that the violence has led to the displacement of at least 4.2 million people, 1 million more than in 2018.

If only those Christians had been more welcoming…

Item It’s worse than you thought:

Item At Eindhoven University we’ve tried many ways to take on more female engineers, to no avail. Time for drastic measures

Raise your hand if you want to drive across the bridges (or whatever) designed by women engineering graduates of Eindhoven University.

Item S.F. school board to spend at least $375k to cover over ‘racist’ George Washington mural

The name of the school is—wait for it—Washington High School.

Item US psychoanalysts apologize for previously labeling homosexuality a mental illness (Thanks to Sheri for the tip)

They still haven’t apologized for Freud, though.

Item DHS to Move Biometric Data on Hundreds of Millions of People to Amazon Cloud

Amazon in no way will abuse this. Nor DHS. The government and woke corporations love us and only want what’s best for us.

Item It’s much worse than you think.

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6 Thoughts

  1. It all begins with the denial of reality. Once the camel’s nose is under the tent, the rest of reality is thrown away, bit by bit, until only insanity remains.

    Kill it with fire. It’s the only way to be sure.

  2. “harmful gender stereotypes”

    I’m guessing they are not referring to the disgusting ads with two “fathers”, ads celebrating AIDS, ads with daddies dressing up and playing house with their daughters (so we get more rabid feminists and gender confusion since girls see Dad as being the same as Mom), ads celebrating single mothers (women who deprived their child of a parent), etc. I have stopped buying anything but essentials because I so HATE these corporations.

    “Equality is like throwing your Sunday dinner into a blender and whirring it into mush.”
    Yes. We are destroying ourselves with this idiot idea of equality. All men may be created equal, but that really only meant “we’re all human and therefore valuable”, but they are NOT entitled to equal outcomes, etc. The philosophy of all men deserve equal outcomes is the great destroyer of societies, not the savior. And progressives absolutely know this.

  3. Well, I’m an electrical engineer and when I was an undergrad the civil engineers enrolled a good looking female engineer. We were complaining about the EE department being incompetent and unable to fine any females that wanted to be EEs. Female engineers were so rare that if we saw a female in the EE building we would assume she was lost.

  4. The Eindhoven business is also about female professors. Apparently Eindhoven Technical University has the lowest percentage of female professors of all the Dutch Universities, and they want to leap ahead by only opening new teaching jobs for women. Only of no woman has applied in half a year, males are allowed to apply too.

    Why Eindhoven has the lowest number is anybodies guess.
    – Eindhoven is brimming with technology, because of Philips. One can imagine all the women going for the big bucks instead of a professorate?
    – Eindhoven is not the best technical university, so they only get the leftover males?

    I am not to worried about bridges collapsing. The engineers aren’t the problem, burocracy and the governments wish not to spend a dime on car transport resulted last year in a big bridge being closed down for lorry traffic just in time.

    Anyway, the really bigproblem in The Netherlands is flooding the west and north part if the dykes break down. This might be a cunning plan from the east and south part of the country to get rid of the Randstad part of the country, which is in the low-lying west and is generally disliked in the other parts.

  5. “The ASA said the review had found evidence suggesting that harmful stereotypes could “restrict the choices, aspirations and opportunities of children, young people and adults and these stereotypes can be reinforced by some advertising, which plays a part in unequal gender outcomes”.”

    This is an organisation that once upon a time approved this :

    https://youtu.be/xRSGSb7_L2Y

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