Consequences of feminist extremism

Prof. Daniel Amneus, devoted his book, “The Garbage Generation,” to the description of the consequences of feminist extremism and how little there is about the outcomes of communism and feminism that can be used to tell them apart. On page 64 to 66 he stated:

According to feminists Barbara Love and Elizabeth Shanklin:

“The matriarchal mode of child-rearing, in which each individual is nurtured rather than dominated from birth provides the rational basis for a genuinely healthy society, a society of self-regulating, positive individuals.”

    Things are this way in the ghettos, where half of the young bear the surnames of their mothers, and where the proportion of such maternal surnames increases every year, along with crime and the other accompaniments of matriarchy.

“You Frenchmen,” said an Iroquois Indian three hundred years ago to the Jesuit Father Le Jeune, “love only your own children; we love all the children of the tribe.” In a promiscuous matriclan this is the best way to see that all children are cared for; but it will not create the deep family loyalties needed to usher a society out of the Stone Age. “At the core of patriarchy,” says Adrienne Rich, “is the individual family unit which originated with the idea of property and the desire to see one’s property transmitted to one’s biological descendants.” This creation of wealth cannot be motivated by a desire to transmit it to an ex-wife or to a welfare system which undermines the families whose resources it feeds upon.

The patriarchal family, whose linchpin is female chastity and loyalty, makes men work. That is why civilization must be patriarchal and why it slides into chaos, as ours is doing, where family arrangements become matrilineal. What feminist Marie Richmond-Abbott says of men in general is especially true of men in capitalist patriarchy:

“A man’s life is defined by his work, his occupation. The first question a man is usually asked is, “What do you do?” People shape their perception of him according to his answer.”

     A man’s life may be defined by his work even under matriarchy, but it is only loosely defined. Here, described by the 19th century German explorer, G. W. Schweinfurth, is the way males perform when females regard them as inessential. The tribe described is the Monbuttu:

“Whilst the women attend to the tillage of the soil and the gathering of the harvest, the men, except they are absent either for war or hunting, spend the entire day in idleness. In the early hours of the morning they may be found under the shade of the oil-palms, lounging at full length upon their carved benches and smoking tobacco. During the middle of the day they gossip with their friends in the cool halls.”

     Similarly, under communism, the state’s guarantee of economic security weakens the male’s commitment to work and undermines his productivity. “The other day,” writes Eric Hoffer,

“I happened to ask myself a routine question and stumbled on a surprising answer. The question was: What is the uppermost problem which confronts the leadership in a Communist regime? The answer: The chief preoccupation of every government between the Elbe and the China Sea is how to make people work — how to induce them to plow, sow, harvest, build, manufacture, work in the mines, and so forth. It is the most vital problem which confronts them day in day out, and it shapes not only their domestic policies but their relations with the outside world.”

     Who wants to plow, sow, harvest, build, manufacture, work in the mines — unless the work, unsatisfying and unfulfilling in itself, is made meaningful by a man’s knowledge that it must be done if he is to provide for his family?

The Garbage Generation (Nov. 1990), by Daniel Amneus, pp. 64-66  (The full text of the book is accessible at that link, at the Internet Archive.)

Considering that 27 years have gone by since the book was published, is it admirable that Daniel Amneus was right on target, but then he most certainly made sure that he went by what he had learned from history.

The majority of men’s rights activists then never accepted what Daniel Amneus wrote.  The majority of them considered him to be a dinosaur.  That is, the younger ones of them did, the ones who already had become indoctrinated by the feminist curriculum (yes, already then it had rubbed off, to a lesser or greater extent, on everyone who had graduated since the 1960s).  It would have been a good thing, had they listened and paid attention, but that is not the way of the world.  Humanity tends to force itself into having to re-invent the wheel, rather than to learn from the experiences of previous generations, when it comes to fundamental, vital social issues.

Mind you, now we must come to terms with something else, something that neither Daniel Amneus nor most definitely the feminist social engineers saw coming, even though it had been at play since people began to work: mechanization of work, only now not merely to have machines serve instead of human- and animal-muscles, but now to increasingly do man’s thinking, too.

So, how will The Rise of the Machines affect people, after feminism just about finished making men as well as women obsolete?  It is of course not so much a rise of the machines as it is a bit of mopping-up that still needs to be done to make leisure a necessary condition and work a luxury for all. The Rise of the Machines figures we have about 20 years to adapt.  If I could live that long, I would wish I could do it in the company of a woman, one who respects men and respects and loves her man, and who will be loved and respected in return.

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Indian men’s suicides have reached epidemic proportions

Please help to draw attention to the suicide epidemic that takes the lives of close to 100,000 men each year in India.

India’s men’s rights activists (MRAs) have much concern about the escalating suicides by Indian men.  In early June of 2017, I examined suicide statistics published by India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The suicides by Indian men are escalating steadily and have reached epidemic proportions, years ago already. In contrast, although Indian women are constantly being portrayed as victims of male oppression and in need of protection and promotion, the suicide rates and numbers of suicides by Indian women remain virtually unchanged, compared to what they were in 1995.  Rather, the suicide rates and numbers of suicides by Indian women have seen a substantial decline since 2011.

Indian men now (latest NCRB figures are for 2015) commit suicide at more than twice the rate at which Indian women commit suicide.  In 2015, male and female suicides in India numbered 91,528 vs. 42,088, respectively.  Husbands were 48.3 percent and wives 21.2 percent of all Indian suicide victims in 2015.

The results of my examination of the NCRB’s suicide statistics were published on June 17, 18, 19, in three different blog postings, at (links for the articles are shown just after the following table).

Visits to articles at the blog of F4L, on suicides in India

Visits to articles at the blog of F4L, on suicides in India. It appears that there is little public interest in the suicide epidemic affecting Indian men.


4. (that is the URL for this blog post)

Some Indian MRAs communicate with me.  I drew their attention to what the results of my examination of the NCRB’s suicide statistics showed, but the consequences of publishing my findings are somewhat disappointing, so far.  For whatever reasons, the figures and facts I published have not yet attracted much interest.  Help by anyone who can alleviate the lack of attention that the suicide epidemic by Indian men receives would be much appreciated.  Effective help will ultimately save much suffering and many lives.

Again, please help to draw attention to the suicide epidemic that takes the lives of close to 100,000 men each year in India.

Walter H. Schneider
2017 06 21, Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada

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“Church property battle brewing in Bruderheim”

Many people are increasingly becoming concerned about the escalating spread of inter-religious violence.

Bruderheim Moravian Church

The Bruderheim Moravian Church, now the source of a court battle (click on the image for an Edmonton Sun Article, 2017 06 18, about that)

Hand-in-hand with that goes a different type of “violence” in the countries that are the targets of migration by Muslims.  That is, inter-sectarian “violence” amongst sects and factions of Christians.  They neglect to produce children in the numbers required to stave-off the need for Muslim migration,  Christians, through inter-sectarian disagreements between different Christian sects and factions, help to increase the need for population replacement caused by their local birth-dearth.  Thereby they prepare the ground into which Islam can and does sow its seed.

Incidentally, many Christian churches in Europe and in other parts of the world are not being torn down because there is no longer any use for them on account of their declining congregations.  Those churches serve a growing need on account of Muslim migration. Many of those churches have been and are being converted into mosques.

The old Bruderheim Church was turned into a museum

The old Bruderheim Moravian Church was turned into a museum

Many progressive locals, always ready to welcome and accept Muslims with open arms (after all, there is nothing to fear, as Islam is a “religion of peace”), go to incredible lengths to rationalize and justify the obsession of radical Muslims to be violent and to pursue their urges that drive the latter to be violent and to frequently kill and rape.  They are ultimately silenced only if not just their neighbours and compatriots perish in bomb blasts or by being stabbed or even having their heads cut off, but when the progressives become the targets of Islamic violence that silences them forever.

Islamic inter-sectarian violence is spreading throughout the world. The speed at which that happens depends on the rate of migration by Muslims and on how tightly the individual members of specific Islamic sects cling to a set of the Islamic Pillars of Wisdom that for some may or may not include the Pillar that pertains to the obligation to – actively or indirectly – participate in the Islamic Jihad, at the very least in the financial support of it. (More on that)

Once it comes to waging the Islamic Jihad against the kaffirs (the unbelievers, the infidel, and the Pagans) many Islamic sects that were traditionally at each others’ throats become at times united, and some may form alliances, at least as far as fighting their common enemies goes.

The Islamic Pillar of Wisdom that pertains to the Islamic Jihad contains a multitude of instructions that address different manifestations of the Jihad:

  1. Offensive jihad is war against infidels beyond the realm of Islam.
  2. Defensive jihad is waged when Muslim territory is attacked or occupied, or when Islam itself is threatened; For “those who cannot fight, there is
  3. financial jihad (boycotts);
  4. “jihad of the tongue” (propaganda); and even
  5. political jihad (engaging in elections), although the latter is highly controversial in violent jihadi circles.Source: IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Voices of Jihad, Compilation and Commentary, by David Aaron, published 2008 by the RAND Corporation. (More and link to that)

Meanwhile, closer to home, there is Christian inter-sectarian “violence,” violence that involves formal, ritual expressions of violence on the field of battle in the courts, the sort of violence that lawyers and other members of the legal industry love to participate in and egg on, because few things serve better to put bread and butter on their tables and to permit them to make the loan payments on their Teslas (Beemers are not that much anymore the cars of choice for lawyers). Mind you, at least those sort of battles do not involve the mandate to cut off the heads of the members of party of choice to be opposed.

In this particular case of such ritual violence in the small town of Bruderheim, Alberta, the consequences are, nevertheless, if not as deadly, devastating in terms of financial losses for the individuals who will have to bear the costs – although those losses are gains for the lawyers (who come out the winners, regardless of which of the warring parties wins the argument). In this case, the battle is over the rejection or acceptance of the need for the inclusion of gender-fluidity, the new state-religion imposed by progressive forces in Canadian politics, an ideology that is being rammed down the throats of the people of Canada, whether they go for that or not.

Take a look at this, at what happens to a small church community in a small prairie town: a storm in a tea-cup that is an example of something that is wide-spread and a manifestation of a major change in the climate of our established, time-proven cultural and moral traditions. Change for the sake of change is not necessarily always bad, but it can have far-reaching, harmful consequences and often does.

People can argue all they want, as to whether to fight over such things is Christian.  The consequences of such fighting – Christian or not – are nevertheless always harmful in many different ways.  Still, the good thing is that there are no crucifixions and no heads are made to roll. After all, the members of the warring parties cannot afford to lose any lives. Their birth rate is so low that within a couple of generations, at the latest, they will not have enough church members anymore in either of the warring parties to make it worthwhile keeping their shared church open.

Related article: Gay pride. by the numbers, September 11, 2008

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Public violence against Indian men not the deadliest

We do not hear much anymore about such things like these happening in India: “Indian Women Assault Men – Police Congratulate

Whether such things still frequently happen or not (a few years ago they were quite common in India – that was during the media-promoted hate campaign directed against men from Dec. 2012 to Mar. 2014) does not matter much. There are many ways by which men can be discriminated against, punished and even driven to death. Many of them are being used in India, very effectively!  Many of them appear to be promoted by India’s government, and those are very deadly to Indian men who all are the targets.  Government violence against men in India is not at all hidden.  It is also escalating.

India is not a level playing field for men. A google search for "India violence against men" show absolutely no interest as per Internet searches during the past 13 years

India is not a level playing field for men. A Google Trends examination of Internet searches “India violence against men” shows absolutely no interest by anyone during the past 13 years. (Look at the blue line at the bottom of the graph.)  The red line in the graph indicates comparable public interest over time in the issue of “India violence against women”.

The Indian government, for more than 20 years now, has been promoting the perception that Indian women are victims, and – for just as long – it vilified men as oppressors of women, oppressors who need to be punished at every opportunity. India’s media, always eager to find news about calamities and villains, happily parroted their government’s vilification of India’s men.  That has had an effect that the Indian government apparently sought, with India’s government, the media and women’s rights organizations working themselves into a virtual feeding frenzy directed at Indian men.

Indian men commit suicide in ever larger numbers, 91,528 of them in 2015, vs. 42,088 women who did so in that year, while women’s numbers of suicide have been in decline since 2011 and have seen no overall increase, compared to 1995. Yet, the Indian Government lies about that.  It implements ever more legislation aimed at improving the lives of India’s women, while the lives of Indian men, never easy before, are becoming noticeably less worth living, with growing numbers of men, year after year, taking the ultimate way out from their escalating misery.  They commit suicide, in ever larger numbers.

The Indian Government lied about that for many years.  It lied about the escalating suicide epidemic that kills so many Indian men, most of them being fathers and husbands. More: “Indian Government habitually lies with statistics” June 17, 2018

Certainly, India is not the country with the highest suicide rate in the world, but it is the second-most populous nation. It has a suicide rate that is more than twice as high as those in most developed nations, close to three times as high as that of China. Still, India’s suicide rate ranks high on the list of all countries, 12th, to be exact. That translates to an astoundingly large number of suicide victims, a number that is larger than the number of suicide victims in any other country in the world.

Compare the suicide rate in India with those in other countries, e. g.: the suicide rates of India and Canada (scroll down a little, until you come to the table “TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH”).
Related bog-post: Indian men’s suicides have reached epidemic proportions, 2017 06 21

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Indian Government habitually lies with statistics

How does the Indian government lie with statistics?

To figure it out, watch the pea under the shell.

How to lie with statistics

How to lie with statistics


  1. viii
  2. viii
  3. ix
  4. ix

How NOT to lie with statistics, by using the same absolute numbers of respective suicide victims but by expressing the relative sizes of the respective victim groups of husbands and wives who committed suicide in terms of percent of all suicide victims

How NOT to lie with statistics

How NOT to lie with statistics

The percentages thus calculated should have been used all along instead of the percentages that were used in the introductions to the annual NCRB reports.  The percentages that were used by the NCRB instead of the objective truth reflect propaganda in action.
Related bog-post: Indian men’s suicides have reached epidemic proportions, 2017 06 21


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Suicides in India – Data exhibit the consequences of anti-male bias

About a week ago, I decided that the two graphs included in this article needed updating.   The data reflected in the graphs covered one aspect of suicides in India, suicides by husbands and wives, from the interval beginning in 1995 and ending in 2011.  The updating was more difficult than I had feared, firstly on account of the difficulty to find the required sources of data. After three days of asking Indian men’s rights activists, one of them was able to provide me with a link for the latest report issued by the Indian government:

Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2015

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB); Ministry of Home Affairs
By Rajiv Mehrishi, Home Secretary, Government of India, 29th July, 2016

The link to the report helped to discover other, related sources of information, that I had been trying to find during the previous few days.  That was not the end of the difficulties. Perhaps the NCRB does have dta base that permit the construction of graphs showing time series for data of interest, but those, if they exist could not be found by me. Furthermore, the Indian government does not appear to have published such time series, either in tabular form or in graphs.

Suicide in India - husbands commit suicides at more than twice the rate at which wives commit suicides.

Suicide in India – husbands commit suicides at more than twice the rate at which wives commit suicides.

Navigation of the sources of suicide data published by the NCRB is very cumbersome. I tried as best as I could to identify the individual files in which I found the data shown here (to sort my thoughts and not to lose track of where I was when I found something I needed) for the updating of the associated spreadsheet that is used to generate the included graphs. I tried to follow the same principle when using the data I found for updating the associated spreadsheet, in the spreadsheet itself. (Some of the data, and links to their sources, I needed and found are shown at the end of this commentary.)

Suicide in India - husbands suicides are twice those by wives. Husbands' suicides are increasing, while suicides by wives are in decline.

Suicide in India – husband suicides are twice those by wives

The data of interest are spread out over reports that each contains only data for a single year or for some data for two years, and for some totals for several years, but not for individual sub-categories of those totals for more than two years.  That is very user-unfriendly. It is not too surprising that the World Health Organization provides comprehensive health statistics for most, if not all countries in the world, but virtually none for India.  I suspect that the WHO may have found it to be too difficult to work with non-standard and extremely user-unfriendly tabulations.

At any rate, I soon found that I became frequently lost while navigation.  That will without a doubt be even more likely to happen to anyone who wishes to verify that the data reflected in the spreadsheet, and that the calculations performed with them, are accurate.  Whenever that happened to me, I learned that it was a good practice to go back to a useful index page for reports covering a good number of years, to get my bearings and to start the journey again from there, so as to get to where I wanted to be.  Here is the link for that report index:

No one should be too impressed by the large number of links to annual reports accident and suicide data that are accessible to the public, covering the interval from 1967 to 2014.  That index page is largely a farce.  It does not even indicate which of the links lead to no information at all.  Only the links to reports for the years 2009 to 2014 lead to anything useful.  For the years prior to 2009, the links lead to empty web pages or at best, in a few relatively few years, to nothing more than the cover pages of reports.  There is not a single indication for even one of the useless links the shows that a given link is useless because it will lead to emptiness.

Why does the government of the second-most populous, soon to be the most-populous, nation on Earth advertise that its presentation of data it presents its people and those of world is a shambles? Why not simply indicate on that index page that, although the data for the years prior to 2009 exists, the Indian government does not wish to have its people and those of the world have access to it?

The data put together by the NCRB appears to be generally good and trustworthy, but the navigating of it is not merely very difficult, it is absolutely bewildering. The report for the year 2015 comprises more than 315 pages! The NCRB has to do a lot of work before it can come even somewhat close to the ease of navigating statistical data bases, for putting together summaries or reports that can be found at organizations such as, for example, the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, Canada Statistics or the German Statistisches Bundesamt, a very long way!

It appears that if someone would have set out to deliberately design the extracting of data from the NCRB reports to be very difficult, he could not have done a much better job of it.

Moreover, some of the introductory statements in the annual reports appear designed to be deliberately misleading, although the factual data they represent is most definitely accurate. Still, being accurate does not mean that a misleading statement will not have the desired effect for which is was designed.  Extremely few people in the media will take the hours of time it takes to find and to use the factors presented in a misleading statement, so as to discern what the facts mean and whether or how far a misleading statement is from being factual, honest and objective.

Take this example in the Indian Suicide data:

1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’. Nearly 70.5% of the male victims were married while 67.3% of female victims were married.

More at ‘Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2015’, p. ix

That statement is designed to be misleading. Although it should puzzle anyone at at first glance, why women were singled out in the beginning of that statement, it most definitely attempts to present married women as the primary victims of suicide. When, however, all of the facts that the statement is based on are taken, to look at both, married women and married men who committed suicide, as a percentage of their respective suicide victim groups, a more realistic impression emerges.  To be objective, this is what the statement should have presented:

1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’, while a little more than 2 out of every 6 suicides were committed by ‘husbands’.  Nearly 70.5% of the male victims were married while 67.3% of female victims were married.”

Married men are more than twice as likely than married women to commit suicide. Is it really too difficult to be honest about that India’s social policies aim at killing its men in disproportionately large numbers?

The insistence by media and Government, that women are the primary victims of social oppression and kill themselves in ever larger numbers on account of that is bunk. That is the impression that the NCRB statement should make but intentionally fails to make!

Shame on India’s government for downplaying and distorting accurate information that shows that men disproportionately suffer much more than women – all for the sake of promoting gender politics that present women as victims, women who, measured by the risk of suicide they experience, suffer only half as badly as men do.

Rajiv Mehrishi, Home Secretary, Government of India, should not have authenticated a report that contains glaring attempts at indoctrination, thereby promoting gender-politics that aim at belittling the fact that male victims comprise the vast majority of accidental deaths and suicide in India. That is all the more so because the same sort of distortion of reality in the comparable statistical reports by the NCRB for prior years is a long-established practice that is being continued by the NCRB and endorsed by Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi.

Walter H. Schneider, Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada, 2017 06 17

Related Bog-post: Indian men’s suicides have reached epidemic proportions, 2017 06 21

Various factors (and their sources) found for updating the graphs in the commentary

India – Total Population

Year Population Source
2012 1,213,370,000 1
2013 1,228,790,000 1
2014 1,244,040,000 2
2015 1,259,110,000 3


  3. (Table 1.1, p. 15)


Total suicides (all India)

Year Male Female Source
2012 79,773 40,715 1
2013 90,543 44,256 2
2014 89,129 42,521 3
2015 91,528 42,088 4




Comparisons of the ratios of suicides by husbands vs. those by wives (from the introductions of the NCRB reports for years listed)


“Nearly 71.6% of the suicide victims were married males while 67.9% were married females.” and “1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’.” p. viii


“Nearly 70.8% of the suicide victims were married males while 66.6% were married females.” and “1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’.” p. viii


“1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’, nearly 67.0% of the male victims were married while 63.6% of female victims were married.” p. ix


“1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’. Nearly 70.5% of the male victims were married while 67.3% of female victims were married.” p. ix

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Socialism’s foundation: Other People’s money

Germany’s Richard David Precht demands, “I want the [guarantied] basic income, to stave off the worst.” („Ich will das Grundeinkommen, um das Schlimmste zu verhindern.“)

That is his proposal for a solution to a problem (automation and resulting unemployment) that makes him and very many others concerned (and we all should be), without examining the fundamental causes of the forces that drive the problem that concerns him.

Richard David Precht, Ph.D. demands basic-income guaranties

Richard David Precht, Ph.D. demands basic-income guaranties

(Unfortunately, a translation of the article into English could not be obtained.)

Precht quite correctly explained that mechanization of work came about and is driven by the wish to liberate people from menial tasks, but he ignored the major, controlling motivation for automation: profit! For all goods and services, there is no better way to improve profit than to slash labour costs. The higher the portion of the unit cost of production made up of labour costs, the greater the incentive to automate the production process, so as to reduce the cost of manual labour through having the work performed by a machine.

That incentive is as old as humanity, the resistance to it probably almost as old. Not ever was the drive to automate work processes as profound and far-reaching as it was during the Industrial Revolution. It caused the Industrial Revolution, and it also gave us the word “sabotage,” a consequence of active opposition to the introduction of machines with which to replace workers. Frequently, active opposition was the reaction to that, by damaging the machines, whereby the workers hoped to make the machinery too expensive an alternative for replacing workers with machines. The damages were done, allegedly, with wooden shoes (Fr.: sabot) but why would protesting worker wreck their shoes when far better means of wrecking machinery was at their disposal, the tools and materials that their employers provided them with?

The principle force for mechanization is the cost of labour which it is to save on. There is no better driving force for accelerating the wish to mechanize and thereby the rate at which it is being done than to drive up the cost of labour. One of the many ways by which that it being done is to demand minimum wage laws and to clamor perpetually to have minimum wage rates raised. In consequence of that, businesses will save on wages, either by having fewer employees (and having the rest of them “work smarter” or “do more with less”) through mechanization, or to shut down.

That is why we see, for instance, more and more fast-food restaurants who replace minimum-wage employees with computer terminals (much like Automated Teller Machines, ATMs). Richard David Precht promotes a not-so-ingenious idea for the acceleration of the increases in unemployment rates: pay people a guarantied income that is sufficiently high to give them a comfortable living, and have only those people who really want to, try and hold jobs.

Pay people not to come to work, what an idea! If only it were not for the pesky obsession (rather a necessity) of people who run businesses and corporations to want to make a profit. Our governments are the only “corporations” who can afford to run at a constant, ever escalating loss, it seems, but that is coming to an end, unless someone comes up with a miracle that makes money worth a lot in terms of what it enables the buyer to obtain but that makes it non essential for corporations, governments, borrowers and lenders.

Margret Thatcher (who was an avid and self-declared reader of the writings by Friedrich von Hayek, and she had wanted people to know about that, too) summed up the problem in this statement: “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

Yes, they all ran out of money, Germany, the U.S., the U.K., France, all of the countries who are members of the OECD, but not only they.  We hear much about the escalation of accumulated budget deficits, but that is not the whole picture.  The reality of the debts that crush all of the developed nations is that the official figures only address a very small portion of it.  The reality is far, far worse by factors of as high as ten, depending how creative a given country may have become in stating was it owes, of the extent to which it has burdened its citizens with its government debts that it will take generations to pay off, if ever.  The problem is not new. For example:

Already in 2013, the size of the U.S. national debt was frightening.

Already in 2013, the size of the U.S. national debt was frightening.

The situation with Germany’s national debt is similar.  The official figure represents only a small portion of what Germany in reality owes, and the German Government does all it can to keep full disclosure of its national debt and its trend over the years out of public view.  That leaves Richard David Precht’s demand in a quandary.

Precht is not the first liberal activist who wishes to solve social issues by throwing money at them, but no one can throw money at a problem when he has no money.  Throwing money at things is what got us into the bind with debts to begin with.

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Are wind turbines truly “green”?

Wind-farm trouble in Ontario

Anyone who is expecting the construction of wind turbines in their neighbourhood may wish to watch this video. It is likely that the video will tell everything one needs to know, to learn that “green” is not a very enjoyable experience for many people who suffer on account of wind turbines near them, that it is not even “green.” See for example the section that presents data on what environmental pollution is being addressed (needlessly or even not at all) by wind turbines:

The video is long (1 hour and 30 minutes). Therefore it could be a good thing to bookmark it, if it is desired to watch it in installments. The URL can be bookmarked for any desired time in the video. Just stop the video, right-click it, and make the appropriate selection from the pop-up menu that will then be displayed.

Full Video:

The video was found at a rich source of information useful for neighbours of wind turbines and wind farms:

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The RareBirds of Kamloops – “Chosen Family”

The RareBirds, seven adults who live in a house they built and own,

RareBirds, "chosen family"

RareBirds, “chosen family”

in Kamloops, B.C., are perhaps not as rare as the article about them makes them out to be.

The article does not mention “child,” “son,” “daughter,” or “parents” once.  That is not a characteristic of the families that made Canada what it is.

What will Canadian people do when they are in their 80s and need help with living? Will they sell their homes and move into assisted living accommodations, where they then have other people’s children and grandchildren pay for their accommodation? The article mentions that, if any vacancies occur, the RareBirds will offer shares in their communal property. The monthly payments are quite affordable, even attractive, compared to what a place in, say, assisted living costs, less than a fifth of the cost of latter, per month.  The question is whether there is much of a market for shares in communal housing in Kamloops, or anywhere else, or whether the idea of communal living will catch on and spread.  So far, real-estate ads do not seem to promote shares in communal housing.

For anyone who considers the idea of living in a “chosen family” style communal home, it would be a good idea to consider that a communal home and a “chosen family” will not assure a comfortable old age, as that requires much more.  Assisted-living accommodations are expensive and it may not be easy to rely on recovering accumulated equity to pay for the cost of the former (the article states nothing about that), if one of the owners of the communal home and member of the “chosen family” intends or is forced to move from one to the other.

If all of the people the age of the RareBirds and younger adopt that lifestyle, they will quite likely save a considerable amount of money  (one large home is cheaper to own and operate than between seven and 3.5 smaller ones), but they will die anyway, and so will the whole country, as has been the experience throughout of every country whose population embarked on enjoying life and foregoing children. Once an individual becomes old enough to be no longer productive, perhaps more or less incapable to help himself, to boot, he cannot live without help from younger people (either directly or indirectly – through taxes) in comfort until the end of his natural life expectancy.

There will not be enough younger, productive people to do the required support work, either directly or indirectly. No amount of money will create those missing younger people. Some may think that they can always import immigrants to do the required work (including bathing, washing, feeding, changing diapers, driving them to medical appointments, cooking for them, and so on…) but all developed nations already have no people to spare, and the developing nations, increasingly, won’t either.

Communal living is nothing new.  It is may be as old as humanity.  It is being done on a large scale in Canada, the U.S., and in Central- and South-America, quite successfully. by families and their extended families (that is, children – to a certain extent, parents and grandparents) in communities of optimally 150 people of the Hutterite colonies.  Steps are being taken by the Hutterites  to ensure that individual colonies will not grow much beyond what is considered to be the ideal size of 150 people.  The Hutterites are fully aware of the consequences of the lack of children, which is why they avoid running out of them.  The article about the RareBirds in Kamloops made no mention of the Hutterites and their reasons for not wanting to forego the having and raising of children.

Even the Hutterites, who for more than about 250 years proved that communal living and communal ownership of property can be turned into a successful model for survival (although there are some serious consequences to their chosen life style, due to their limited gene pool, but that is a consequence that the lifestyle of people like the RareBirds prevents from occurring), did not invent communal living.  The advantages of communal life and property became very popular in the Occident during the life and work of Saint. Anthony (c. 251–356 A.D.), considered to be the “Father of Monasticism” in Christianity.  Christian monasticism, of the male and female variety became a virtual rage during the Middle Age, and order after order of monks or nuns came into existence in wave after wave of revivalism.  Many of them persist to this day.  The article about the RareBirds did not mention any of that, nor did it mention any of the following.

Aside from many instances in the world, in primitive as in advanced societies, where all sort of communal life styles were and still are customary and long-established traditions, those traditions lost their attraction in the Occident, largely with the rise and evolution of the Industrial Revolution.  There is one more example

Photo of Bavarian, historical farmhouse in Ruhpolding

Click on the image for more photos of Bavarian farmhouses.

of a particular communal life style that is of interest in this discussion, a life style that was once deemed necessary and was very visible, if not prevalent.  Its evidence is still visible, but it roots are obviously no longer remembered by many.

Many people just love the centuries-old Bavarian farmsteads that were just fairly recently converted to become very popular ski lodges and tourist accommodations. Those ancient farmsteads/now-ski-lodges-cum-tourist-accommodations are that large because they were, not all that long ago, “communes,” too, providing accommodation for four generations of the owner’s family, plus their hired hands.

Photo of Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof

Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof – Click on the image for more photos of historical farmhouses in the Black Forest.

Very comparably-large ancient farmsteads like that can be found in Germany’s Black Forest, but the skiing never became as popular there.  Tourism is a relative late-comer there.

Many of the farmsteads in the Black Forest, too, are as large, for the same reason, but most look now much as they always did, as well as everyday life enabled their owners all along to make them look.

So now people like the RareBirds worry about how to live comfortably, efficiently and cheaply, but the traditional concept of the family is not so much anyone’s concern anymore, other than that of the powers who try their best – and succeed – to wean the population of the whole World from the urge to procreate.  First and foremost is the UN, an non-elected bureaucracy that does the bidding of people in the shadows and has been doing so for more than 70 years, never much affected by any elections anywhere, but always furthering an agenda. The goal is to reduce the world population down to between 300 million and one billion people.  The UN’s projection of the size of the World population being reduced down to 3.5 billion people (the scenario of a low total fertility rate) by 2150 appears to be well within sight.

Not very many nations are concerned about the pain and suffering that such a course of action will bring to the people of the world.  Japan is one of a few

Japan, Population Trend by Age

Japan, Population Trend by Age

who openly worry about that, as its younger, productive population sector is steadily shrinking, while it elderly, non-productive population sector is steadily increasing, thereby ever more exhausting the capacity of the shrinking productive population sector to provide the physical and financial support required by the elderly.

Japan is by no means an isolated case.  Already the total fertility rates (TFR, the number of children born to the average woman of fertile age) of the developed nations are without exception below replacement levels, some to a considerable extent.  Many and increasing numbers of developing nations are following suit with their TFRs.

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The Pillars of Islam – How many there are depends

The number of the Pillars of Islam depends on which faction of Islam the Pillars relate to.

  1. The Four Pillars of Islam (Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi)
  2. What Are the Five Pillars of Islam?
  3. Six Pillars of Islam
  4. The Seven Pillars of Islam: The Esoterics of Walayah
  5. Ten Pillars of Islam

Those are very real differences in the number of Pillars of Islam. The differences cause the ongoing tensions and strife between various factions of Islam. The most important difference is perhaps whether a given faction of Islam considers the obligation to include or exclude the Pillar of Islam that pertains to the importance of the Jihad. Here is a Wikipedia article that attempts to explain those differences:

It is very important to consider the gravity of including or excluding the Islamic Jihad in the numbers of Pillars of Islam:

Consider, if a faction of Islam subscribes to the Islamic Jihad and kills other Muslims because they ostensibly need to be killed according to the premises of the Islamic Jihad (some do that, obviously, just look at Muslims killing Muslims in the Middle East), then there is nothing for the members of a faction of Islam that subscribe to killing other Muslims (there is more than one faction that does) that will prevent them from wanting to kill anyone who is a Christian, a Jew, or who belongs to any other religion or holds no religion at all.

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