Archive for November, 2010
I talked before about the guys who wear their paper hats when they’re seventy and brag about their War Against Racism.
What they are demonstrating is that they haven’t had a life since.
I knew that my boss, John Ashbrook, spent three or four years in the Navy.
I didn’t know until twenty years after his death that, as a young Navy man, he was on a polar expedition with Admiral Byrd.
I had done a lot of research on him. I knew all there was to know about his father, who had been a conservative Democratic congressman. But his Polar trip just never came up.
Why should it? John died mysteriously when he about to win the Republican primary and was leading Senator Metzenbaum in the polls. I went to his funeral, but he didn’t. The police were still examining his body.
In other words, we had hell of a lot to talk about, and he had more to do than run around in a paper hat.
My uncles, who were with the marines in the Pacific, never said a WORD about it, and I must have talked to them a thousand hours over the years.
I was at a meeting to keep the Confederate flag over the South Carolina Capitol. I remember one of he guys talking about an old guy who wouldn’t commit himself. Someone said something about old guys and he replied, “No, he’s not one of the World War II crowd.”
I quote that because I remember it as a specific quote, and it showed that a lot of people besides me were aware that the World War II Generation was the Tough Guy Back Down Generation.
They would say things like, “I fought a WAR. I don’t want to get mixed up in little crap like this.” They backed away from any fight for principle, but they did it as Tough, Experienced Types.
They couldn’t be cowards, you see. They had had on costumes and one in three of them had heard a hostile shot fired. They watched the John Wayne movies and decided they were heroes.
As I said, when people like Carleton Coon parachuted into North Africa or John Ashbrook went to the Antarctic, it just never came up. Marines in the Pacific didn’t talk about it.
But now that I am not in one crisis or another day after day, things like this are falling place for me. I, too, was a bit too busy to philosophize. BUGS makes it possible for me to do so.
It has often been said that Communism is the bastard child of Christianity. But they don’t THINK about it.
The advantage of keeping it firmly in mind that Political Correctness is our established RELIGION is that one remembers that a bastard inherits just as many of its parents’ characteristics as legitimate children.
Since Paul screamed that no one should associate with fornicators, just as Temple priests told Jesus he should not eat with the tax gatherers, we have seen everything connected with reproduction as evil.
Please note I said reproduction, not sex. The reason that Paul hated sex was because Satan was King of This World. This world was going to end and the next world would belong to God, which is why Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world.”
Communism and Political Correctness simple change the date and nature of the Arrival of the Kingdom. You always know a person is Marxist when he refers to Communist states as “socialist,” because for him to call any country communist world be exactly the same as a Christian declaring any country to be Heaven.
Heaven or True Communism, in the eyes of each respective faith, will arrive in its own time, and any specific time or place is regarded as heresy by both religions.
Theologians are always upset when one claims that the New Testament says what it says: that Jesus simply got it wrong when he said the world was about to end. The Christianity Industry pays very little attention to anything Jesus said that doesn’t fit in, so they forget that Jesus himself told his disciples that he did not know the time of the end of the world.
One after another, specific prophecies were made about the End of Days, and each is faithfully recorded. He said that there were people listening to him who would see the Day. Saint Paul believed The Day was always eminent.
This makes me feel a bit better about Paul, since, if he had known we would be here two thousand years later he would not have demanded that the entire population be psychologically spayed or neutered.
The established religion of today says that its predecessor was fanatical about sex. That is what the old religion did, in fact, degenerate into. Its leaders did not understand Paul’s Zoroastrian influence, as a sophisticate in a time when Zoroastrianism was a bigger religion than Christianity or even Hellenic Jewry with its six million adherents.
So Christianity and Communism are of one mind when it comes to genes. We know that there will be future generations, but, along with Paul, we have a two thousand year old sewed-in morality that says that talking about genetics is Evil. This fact is avoided by talking about attitudes on sex itself.
Stalin wiped out the Medicogenetical Institute of Moscow because it showed a vast identical twin study saying heredity was more important than environment. He then adopted Lysenko’s Politically Correct theories. There was no such thing as human heredity.
This was adopted from Christianity. The early socialists put genetic planning in with economic planning. But Christianity had had it right. The welfare of the next generation is a waste of money that could be spent on the Spreading of the Faith or on God’s Work, aka, pocketed by priests or commissars.
Genetics is, in fact, considered dirty by both faiths.
So we take it for granted in Political Correctness.
In a world whose education, economy and morality is to be supervised to the last inch, Political Correctness would make reproduction as free as the market under Ayn Rand. This represents what we call Both Sides, since Christianity still demands the spayed and neutered doctrine in Paul,
But the old religion no longer depends on the Final Days. The last gasp of that was probably in the panic of the year 1000 AD.
Absolute refusal to adopt any form of genetic morality is useful, because concern for future generations doesn’t do the churches or Mommy Professor any good.
The spayed or neutered morality is deep in our cultural roots, or more accurately, in our religious roots.
When the Plague hit Europe, they did exactly what they do today. A plague victim would cough up blood. Blood would be in their urine and come out of their noses.
So they were bled.
What do Europeans do, including the Northeast, Canada, Australia and the like, when they have an incident where a nut fires on an UNARMED crowd, killing as many as he likes?
They punish themselves by making sure that no one in the unarmed crowd is armed.
We all know about the Flagellants, who tried to end the plague by doing more of what didn’t work. The Church said the plague was the result of Sin, so they did what an Idealist today would do, they whipped themselves bloody through hundreds of miles.
None of this is new, and I get restless every time I hear someone talking about Traditional Values. One seemingly intelligent email writer said in passing that I was a “conservative,” clearly not realizing what a nasty insult that was.
Conservatives want to oppose the present regime based on sick guilt and get back to an older regime based on sick guilt. When someone sees how silly this is I’ll be waiting out in the hall.
Then the retarded turkeys talk about he Renaissance. Then they talk how silly the doctors were. But the doctors were silly BECAUSE they stuck to the books the Renaissance was supposed to have got Enlightenment from. They bled plague victims because Galen said to.
Modern medicine did not come from the Arabs, as people who think they know history say. It came from US.
The germ theory of disease was well developed among Europeans in the seventeenth century, but had not been thought of by any other group of doctors. John Astruc, physician to Louis XIV, expressed the official reaction to it:
“There are some, however, whom I forbear now to spend Time in imputing, such as Augustus Hauptman and Christian Langius, who think that the Venereal Poison is nothing else but a numerous School of little nimble, brisk, invisible living things, of a very prolific Nature, which when once admitted, increase and multiply in Abundance: which lead frequent Colonies to different Parts of the Body and inflame, erode, and…
But as these are mere visionary imaginations, unsupported by any Authority, they do not require any argument to invalidate them…if it was once admitted, that the Venereal Disease could be produced by invisible living things swimming in the blood, one might with equal reason alledge the same Thing, not only of the Plague, as Athanasius Kircher, the Jesuit, formerly, and John Saguens, a Minim, lately have done but also in the smallpox, Hydrophobia, Itch, Tetters, and other contagious Diseases and indeed of all Distemper whatsoever; and thus the whole Theory of Medicine would fall to the Ground, as nothing could be said to prove the Venereal Disease depending upon little living things which might not be urged to prove that all other Diseases were derived from the like little living things though of a different species, than which nothing can be more absurd.”
Look at the list of doctors, cited merely as examples, who were for the germ theory and who knew bleeding was stupid, two hundreds years before Lister or Koch were supposed to have been the first to even imagine such a thing.
The only Authority who could have made a difference was Galen or one of the other Glorious Renaissance writers Mommy Professor still insists brought the Wisdom of Mankind to the West.
Every part of modernity that works was probably as general as germ theory. But the above quote is from a 1928 history of medicine. You will see it nowhere else.