I missed this the first time, but in my experience, the biggest ever group of idiots, those who swallowed the kool aid good and hard, and ruined their lives, were my generation.
But, once you start looking at the breakdowns of the numbers at a regional and local level, some interesting patterns start to emerge.Didact's Reach
The actual serious studies on the subject show some highly interesting conclusions.
In reality, the Baby Boomers have the most sex partners out of all extant generations. That isn't surprising when you take into account how utterly narcissistic, twisted, stupid, and selfish the Boomers were - and I write that with parents from the Boomer generation who have been married for 40 years, and who are the exact opposite of the selfish dipshits and dickholes who drive around in RVs and boats that literally have "My Grandkids' Inheritance" stenciled on the sides.
And Millennials are actually having the least sex of all generations - even though those same Millennials have by far the most permissive attitudes toward sex.
I blame Hollywood. And technology -- the pill causes considerable harm for the cost of minimising pregnancies. One should not discount the progressive agenda run out of California, or who sponsored it during my childhood.
V. D. Hansen is writing about the USA, but we, sadly, have imported America Politicians and Academics as well as Iraqi refugees. The Iraqis don't damage: the Academics do, with their contempt for the native cultures of New Zealand. Without a vision, people perish, and these blind academics preach blindfolds as virtue. Note that NZ (praise God) is not the United States. We believed in empire when we were young and hopeful, and made the Pacific Nations into one.
Progressives do not see the United States as an exceptional uniter of factions and tribes into a cohesive whole—each citizen subordinating his tribal, ethnic, and religious affinities to a shared Americanism, emblemized by our national motto e pluribus unum. Instead, they prefer e uno plures: out of one nation arise many innately different and separate peoples.V. D. Hanson
Progressivism’s signature brand is now tribalism: all of us in different ways are victims of a white male Christian heterosexual patriarchy—or a current 20 percent hierarchy that past and present has supposedly oppressed anyone not like themselves. In contrast, our differences define who we are, and are not incidental to the content of our characters. The salad bowl, not the melting pot, is the new national creed. America is to be a conglomeration of competing tribal parties in the fashion of the Balkans, Rwanda, or contemporary Iraq.
How does the relative victim-hood work politically? Progressive elites (oddly often white, but “woke,” males) serve as umpires who adjudicate familial spats and inter-sectional fractures. Like good cowboys, they ride herd, directing the squabbling and snorting flock in the right direction without losing too many strays on the way to the election booth.
Such should go back to the hellhole that spawned them -- be it London or Berkeley. Do not be them. Do not be like them.
“An argument ad absurdum has sprung up suggesting that any who has sin, not just sodomites, should be barred from Church positions. ”Sheri, Matt Briggs Blog.
I believe the rule should be “openly practicing and promoting sins”. Everyone sins. So those who repent and make amends and take action to do better are acceptable. Those who promote the lies of Satan and openly sin and proclaim it good need to be removed from any church position immediately. Some denominations require you to stop engaging in the sin for a period of time before becoming a full-fledged member of the church (versus attending the church). I like the idea. It’s very much like the “Deep State” now in politics. Satan’s angels destroying the church from within and the fools in the church all going along with it. Like most areas of life, just giving in is sooo much easier than actually fighting back. So people destroy churches and their own eternity, not to mention destroy the future for the children they do not love at all (presumably this is the goal—revenge on the little monsters for ruining their lives). The dark side of humans has exceeded the dark side of the moon now.
There is a pushback coming. There is a planned social network strike -- won't help me, because I'm off Twitter, Facebook and can ignore linkedin for weeks at a time -- and there is a quiet move to just walk away from Facebook and social media.
On July 4 and 5 (at least one day), people with serious grievances against social media—including you?—will go on strike. You could, but obviously don’t have to, announce that you are one of the signatories of the Declaration of Digital Independence.Larry Sanger.
This means we will not use social media on those days, except to post notices that we are on strike. We’re going to make a lot of noise. Nobody will be able to ignore what’s happening. We’re going to flex our collective muscles and demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience.
Who: You.The more, the merrier! We’re urging you to go on strike with us. (“We” means nothing more than “all the rest of us who have serious grievances about social media—privacy, free speech, or something else.”)
The declaration of digital independance can be copied, so I have and put it up here. Share it around. In the meantime, some music.