A recent survey confirms what I already knew to be true, “stay at home moms” with four or more children are the happiest. It isn’t surprising that children bring more happiness, but the world just can’t accept this simple truth, children are a blessing.
Have More Children Ya’ll!
From Return of Kings: How Advertising Shows The Decline of American Culture.
As always, the older advertisements were endearing, the modern ones repulsing.
I knew the TV commercials were bad, but I didn’t realize they were that bad.
We avoid most of them by not having a TV and being careful with what we watch online.
Lewis Mumford on Roman Decadence in his 1961 book ‘The City in History’:
“From the standpoint of both politics and urbanism, Rome remains a significant lesson of what to avoid: its history presents a series of classic danger signals to warn one when life is moving in the wrong direction. Wherever crowds gather in suffocating numbers, wherever rents rise steeply and housing conditions deteriorate, wherever a one-sided exploitation of distant territories removes the pressure to achieve balance and harmony nearer at hand, there the precedents of Roman building almost automatically revive, as they have come back today: the arena, the tall tenement, the mass contests and exhibitions, the football matches, the international beauty contests, the strip-tease made ubiquitous by advertisement, the constant titillation of the senses by sex, liquor and violence—all in true Roman style. So, too, the multiplication of bathrooms and the over-expenditure on broadly paved motor roads, and above all, the massive collective concentration on glib ephemeralities of all kinds, performed with supreme technical audacity. These are symptoms of the end: magnifications of demoralized power, minifications of life. When these signs multiply, Necropolis is near, though not a stone has yet crumbled. For the barbarian has already captured the city from within. Come, hangman! Come, vulture!”
“Even in 1943 tens of thousands of refugees from the Soviet provinces trailed along behind the retreating German army – anything was better than remaining under Communism.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Taken from Jessie Jane Duff’s FB post:
On April 1st, combat exemption for women in the U.S. military was lifted. This means women can and will be involuntarily assigned to infantry and ground units. This also means that brutal and horrific violence against women is now legal as long as it comes from the hands of the enemy.
The American public is largely removed from the military and we didn’t even hear a whimper from fathers and mothers of America that their daughter on active duty now can potentially be assigned to a combat unit. It’s called orders. Choice is gone. This isn’t about women who want to anymore. As General Dempsey said upon his retirement from being Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, there will be representation of women in all ground combat units.
There is zero evidence women can just maintain combat readiness. Even the top women still perform at the bottom percentage of men. The data is OVERWHELMING. But people have to go look for it and do their homework. No one is going to hand them a cheat sheet. I had to dig and ask around. I went to the Center for Military readiness, www.cmrlink.org/ and asked Elaine Donnelly for her Freedom of Information Act requests. Because, you see, the Pentagon is not releasing the hard facts.
The entire pro-women in the infantry movement is thriving on a false argument. It’s an argument that has no analysis or reason, let alone any evidence women in infantry units can even maintain combat readiness. Their biggest claim is “if a woman wants to and can, she should be able to”. Yet what they fail to realize, it isn’t a choice. Women either have combat exemption or they don’t. So congratulations feminists and progressive men who thought they were making a stand on equal rights. Equally, men and women now will go to combat. And all facts, data, and years of military and sports research clearly demonstrate: women are not built equally to men, regardless of how much training and fitness they do. They break faster and have critical injuries that make them more expensive to recruit and replace overall.
With Elaine’s research, I found that of the over 400 women who “wanted to” go to Infantry Training Battalion, 65% of the women FAILED the school, while 98% of the men graduated. Ninety eight percent! So, we have yet to find out of the 65% of the women who failed, how many lost their career from injury/disability. Oh, and it costs $30,000 to recycle just one person into a new job if they fail a school. If 65% fail on average, it will become quite costly and highly impractical to waste limited resources. That’s assuming the school didn’t cause them to be injured or disabled beyond being able to finish an enlistment.
I read the Marine Corps 9 month integration study and found out that of the 35% of women who passed infantry training, the top 25% of the women were still performing at the bottom 25% of the men during their combat operations study. These women are the BEST of the BEST. This means the Corps is now going to have to rank these women always in the bottom percentage of men.
Now, we’re not even done. Training is one thing – long term combat operations starts picking off even more women. This is like going through Rangers School over and over again. That bottom 25% of women (who were the top 25% of women in the Corps) still had 6X the injury rate as men. SIX times.
So progressives who peddle the “if women want to” argument, how many of those women who “wanted to do this”, in reality can’t even finish a career because they are broken by the massive training.
So, women cost 5 times a man to recruit (due to the high attrition rates from basic training, failure to ship, or simply to find a woman who wants to enter the military), they perform at the bottom 25% of men, and they are injured at 6X the rate of men in infantry units. How in the hell does this help maintain combat readiness? THAT’S the argument.
Unfortunately, so many men aren’t arguing with facts. They are arguing with emotion – many saying it will mess up their moral, cohesion, and Espirit de Corps. Well geeze guys, that is a good argument, but you can’t win on emotion. Get out there and start doing your research. Start fighting with facts. But the “you’re hurting my bonding time” is how most of them are coming off. I get what they mean because I am a Marine. What they’re saying is very true – the Corps isn’t about co-ed P.E. It’s about killing the enemy the quickest means possible, and sometimes that requires hand-to-hand combat and brute strength. But the men in Congress failed to argue the Pentagon’s decision to lift combat exemption with facts. There is zero evidence after all of the research is gathered that women can even maintain combat readiness. Women are the ones who will pay the price – with shorter careers and injury, to say the least of our worries. Attrition rates for women are already higher than men – now they will skyrocket.
If the Army and the Marine Corps can’t maintain combat readiness, women in combat units fighting ISIS on the front lines should never happen. The one woman out of 100 who may get through the training and the extensive field operations comes at an incredible cost. The taxpayers should be appalled at the money being spent to recruit, train, and replace hundreds of women who are injured and disabled, often making them unable to do more than a single enlistment.
If this were happening to any other minority group, there would be massive public outrage. But instead, combat exemption for women was lifted on April 1st and there was no media reaction. So when your daughter or sister goes into the Army or the Marines, just know, she can potentially serve in front of the wire in ground combat units. And ISIS is applauding our initiative for equality.
You are not “adulting” you are acting like a mature adult . It would seem that Grown ups have all died, we are now left with immature, socialistic baby boomers and millennials “adulting” through life.
My 6 yr old just asked if we could do school tomorrow. I guess spring break was a success.
I find the whole home-made, anti-patriarchy home decor rather ironic. I mean how do they think the skill of embroidery was able to be preserved and passed down from generation to generation, mother to daughter? um, the Patriarchy.
for centuries men have worked and protected women died for them, so the women could live, care for children, build up the home and culture. Their protection enabled women to cultivate useful skills like weaving, sewing, stitching. And having time to make something decorative for the home was really quite the privilege- one paid for by a man’s protection and his sacrifices. And do these men get a thank you for creating a higher standard of living, for sacrificing their lives for women and children, for building Western civilization? No. they get this:
It’s not even that impressive as far as embroidery skills go.