Seven Genders – Why not more?

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Part of the multi-part series: ‘Single-Gender Classes’
Index and preamble for series

Seven genders – why stop there? There were of course people, well-endowed with common sense, who argued against letting anyone get a foot into the door of the time-honoured discussion of Nature vs. Nurture and pointed out that, if

  1. Nature no longer matters;
  2. Gender is a very flexible thing, “a construct”;
  3. The number of sexual orientations need not be limited by choice as much as by human imagination (and who knows where the limits of that may be);
  4. Gender need not to be cast in stone, and the ever-changing vagaries of human desires – if let loose – would make it very difficult to address any of the aspects of the desires of human diversity to cater to gender preferences that can change at the drop of a hat;
  5. SJWs will demand legal recognition for even only one of those gender preferences of choice, let alone that any and all imaginable sexual orientations should require formal, legal recognition, then
  6. There will be a lot of confusion with respect to how people feel about themselves, how others think of them, how social conventions deal with and evolve to deal with them, and how the law will eventually come around (after it has been much rewritten) to cope with things that became legal after being illegal, permitted after being forbidden, encouraged after having been discouraged (the latter wherever economies and societies thrived), and that
  7. Adding an unlimited number of gender orientations to cultural and ethical norms that permitted generally only two sexes for at least the past 10,000 years of existence of civilization will create an extent of confusion and chaos that will bring civilization to an end.

Besides, seven genders will not suffice.   Consider that some Lesbian SJWs decided quite some time ago already that there are some 30+ sexual orientations in just the category Female Homosexual:

  1. Female homosexual, and I quote:
    1. Old-school, or classic butch-femme— Refers historically to the well-documented Butch-Femme community that organized in the 50’s. Can also refer to modern day Butches and Femmes who appreciate an/or emulate many of the values from an era when the roles in our community were more clearly defined.
    2. Power Femme Femme who revels in the power, strength, and mystique of her femininity
    3. Femme top, Femme bottom, Butch top, or Butch bottom— Didja think all S/M Femmes were bottoms? A Butch bottom might express masculinity and strength through endurance, while a Femme top might express her power through femininity. 
    4. Stud And Lady— Old school term for Butch-Femme. Usage is still prevalent in Black lesbian culture.
    5. High Femme— Exhibits hyper-femininity which may manifest itself outwardly in appearance, and inwardly as a a celebration of femininity.
    6. PackingButch wearing a “cock” under clothing. This could be a silicone or rubber model readily used for fucking, or a realistically flaccid prothesis which can either be purchased or home-made.
    7. Daddy, grrl, or daddy/grrl— Dynamic in some butch-femme relationshipswhere the Butch takes over the parental or care-taking role, either 24-7, or as occasional age play. Sexually, Daddy/Grrl can be played out in a incestous or S/M fashion where Daddy is irresponsibly “wicked”, or Daddy might be emotionally responsible for nurturing and loving the grrlThis particular dynamic can allow Femmes to freely explore being bratty, playful, independent, innocent, or submissive, etc… and perhaps in some instances, both partners can confront issues surrounding abuse.
    8. Mommy/Boy Rarely discussed dynamic which exists in some Butch-Femme relationships where the Femme takes on the parental role, either 24-7, or as occasional age play. The Mommy may be loving, or in an S/M context, very demanding. This dynamic an allow the Butch to be adored or punished, be child-like, innocent, boyishly devilish, or rebellious, ect.
    9. Stone Femme— Can define a Femme who is sexually untouchable, a Femme who is “very” femme, a Femme top, or a Femme who is partnered with or attracted to very masculine/stone Butches. “Stone Femme” iis spelled with two words. Online usage often runs the words together because early majordomo-based mailing lists required one word titles. 
    10. Stone Butch— Usually means a hard Butch who prefers not to be touched by a partner sexually at all, or in any way that is feminizing. Stone can also mean “very”, as in “very butch” and proud of it. “Stone Butch” is spelled with two words. 
    11. KikiA somewhat outdated term for a Butch/Femme switch.
    12. Polyamorous— Having pre-negotiated relationships with multiple partners. The opposite of monogamy. 
    13. FTM, F2M, or TS— Female to Male transexual. The transition usually involves taking male hormones, sometimes includes top surgery, but doesn’t always indicate bottom surgery. Many feel bottom surgery for F2Ms at this time is not a completely successful resolution. Some Butches may take testosterone and have top surgery, yet don’t consider themselves transexual, or even male-identified.
    14. TGTransgendered. Many believe that Butches transgress the gender of “woman” or blur traditional gender to such a degree that they are transgendered. Others believe Butch is clearly a gender of it’s own.
    15. Hir, hym, s/he— Various masculine pronouns for Butches. Sometimes Butches online will also call one another “bro” or use traditional male pronouns, much in the same way that queens call one another “she”. Such bending of our limited language isn’t always politically motivated, but often the practice is simply employed as a tidy way of differentiating between the Butches and Femmes online.
    16. Het queer— Controversial phrase used to describe how the power dynamics and polarity of B-F sexuality are closer to heterosexuality than homosexuality.
    17. Fag Butch— Butch into other butches or FTMs; not usually meant as a derogatory term, although some old-school butches may express discomfort with Butch-on-Butch sexuality.
    18. Lipstick lesbianMedia term used to describe feminine lesbians, not normally used to indicate Femmes.
    19. Andro dyke Mainstrream lesbian style that is deliberately void of either masculinity or femininity, or an androgenous combination of both gender expressions, each crossing the other out. Androgeny can find roots in politics, having originated from feminist beliefs of the 70’s.
    20. Inner faggot Humorous way to explain a dandy Butch who is fastiduous about style, or a Butch who (although masculine) exhibits other traits common to gay boy, such as a love of theatre or a flair for design. 
    21. Baby Butch or baby Femme— Newly-out Butch or Femme, not always related to age.
    22. Binary gender system— Concept that there are two genders: man and woman. Many believe that Butch and Femme disprove the concept of a binary gender system. Some Butches and Femmes claim rights to a third gender.
    23. Saturday night Butch— Expression used to describe lesbians who only “butch-out” at the bar on weekends.
    24. Biology vs. Destiny— Very topical issue in Butch-femme discussion groups. It’s important to distinguish between sex (male/female), gender identity(butch/femme/man/woman/queen, etc), and gender expression(masculine/feminine). Since these three things aren’t dependent and each other, the safest way to navigate is to assume nothing!

Source: Butch-Femme.com

As stated there, at the source of the preceding list, “As always, our language has it’s limits…so mileage may vary!” No doubt, and clearly, seven genders are not enough!  There is no doubt that the list requires considerable contemplation and much serious thought, of which it received not enough, by far.

There is no possible way to tell how much time or effort should be spent to guarantee satisfaction.  It is not possible to establish any standard for determining who needs to be satisfied or when he should or will be.  There is no obvious reason why female homosexuality should limit itself to far fewer of those gender preferences, merely to keep the total count for all of humanity down to seven genders.

There is also no doubt that the list sets the stage for the demand that there should be vastly more than seven genders.

No doubt, some will notice that the items on the list of those sexual orientations do not add up to the promised 30+, true, but if that bothers you, you are not paying attention.  Logic has nothing to do with this.  SJWs and logic are not quite compatible, at best, but we must follow their directions.  Reasonable or not, that is the choice we made. Nevertheless, consider that in the description of the last item in that list it is without a doubt specified that the list of 24 “sexual orientations” in the category Female Homosexual has a multiplier, a factor of 3, comprising sex, gender identity, and gender expression.  That alone will cause rapid inflation far beyond the specified seven genders.

Therefore, the set of 24 sexual orientations can soon add up to 72.  That is just to cater to what the major category Female Homosexual entails.  There is of course some duplication in that list, but duplicated definitions of sexual orientations go under different names or labels, which makes it a requirement to consider each and every one of those 72 gender orientations. You see how that works, don’t you?  Right!  You’ve got it!  It is perceptions that count!  Reality no longer matters in our brave new world that relocated to Never-Never Land.  That is not the end of it.

More and more sexual gender orientations have received and are receiving legal (well, as of now mostly legislative) recognition (as many of the laws, rules and regulations require changing, to adapt them — dismantling and reconstructing a civilization is no easy task and should not be hurried).  Still, the general principle is that anything goes, although there are a few complications to be resolved, such as how to fit in orientations that have been discussed but not very often or very publicly, yet, various fetishisms, bestiality and intergenerational sex (a.k.a. pedophilia), but those are minor details, even if they require some time to be resolved and legalized. With enough determination and lobbying, we are bound to get to the end of it, wherever that may be on our trip down the slippery slope to our culture’s oblivion.

Some refuse to be confused by facts.  Still, their perception of reality is even more unreal or surreal in relation to the issues involved than is the perception of someone who insists that all pretense of sexual duality is futile and undesirable, wherefore it needs to be abrogated because, he insists, the only correct interpretation of the gender issue is that there are infinitesimally fine gradations of gender fluidity.  If there are to be absolute standards for the assignment or categorization of genders, how many categories should there be?  Why or how can the demand for all-inclusiveness possibly stop at seven genders, when there is a so much larger number of gender orientations yet to be embraced?

Seven genders only? NY City now officially recognizes 31 genders (as of May, 2016) - How many more?

NY City now officially recognizes 31 genders (as of May, 2016) – How many more?

What is the frame of reference?  Should that be a division of our perceptions, social standards as well as moral, ethical and legal standards according to chromosomal categories?  Is there a case to be made for or against social, moral, ethical and legal categorization of individuals to fit the greater aspects of society at large?  Should individual rights or the greater good of society be king?  Should individuals submit to the greater good or should the greater good be the accidental, collective consequence of the rights of individuals? Who should conform, the individuals or society?

Chaos is the absence of order.

All of those considerations are complex and difficult enough if one considers just the chromosomal reality of nature.

Incidence Rates of Chromosome Aberrations
(Not exhaustive — addresses just the most prevalent categories)

Down’s Syndrome • Overall – 1:700 of live births;
• Young Mothers –
1:2,000 of live births, and
• Mothers over 40 – 1:50 of live births
Sex Chromosome Aberrations
Gonadal Dysgenesis
(Turner’s Syndrome, Bonnevie-Ullrich Syndrome)
1:3,000 live female births
The XXX Syndrome (The “Super Female”) ? rare
Klinefelter’s Syndrome (XXY) 1:500 to 1:1,000 live male births
The XYY Syndrome ? A few males were found in institutions for criminals with subnormal I.Q.
Intersex States (True Hermaphroditism) ? Extremely rare in humans (less then 500 reported cases in the whole world)
Pseudo Hermaphroditism — is not a chromosomal defect.  It is due to endocrinal imbalances during gestation and is curable with varying degrees of success through treatment with hydrocortisone and other similar preparations. Dr. Warne cites an incidence rate of 1:4,500 live births, while inter-sex advocates claim an incidence rate of 1:1,500 live births
Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) 1:20,000 to 1:60,000 male and female births

Those considerations become far more complex when perceptions, desires and preferences are being brought into play.  No right, entitlement or privilege that anyone demands can be enjoyed if  all of the others who are to grant it won’t do that, if they will not assume the burden of the obligation to grant it.  Must or should the vast majority of humanity be forced to accommodate the wants and desires of a very small minority or even the needs of a minuscule few?

Is it morally right to force the vast majority of society to assume the responsibility of providing for the comforts and self-esteem of members of minuscule minorities?  It seems not.  It appears that the discussion of gender rights must come to terms with the reality that, beyond tolerance of those who are by nature different, it is simply too much of a stretch to demand that the vastly larger majority of society or humanity caters to those who make a deliberate choice to want to be different.

It is not reasonable to let a few force the vast majority of society to dance to their tune.  Common sense dictates that some of the few have a right to be tolerated, but that all of the few are obligated to submit to the vast majority, to the extent that no harm is done, so as to make it possible for the vast majority to grant tolerance, the right to be different.  Why ask for more?

Why ask for more?  What a question! Because it is all for the asking! The 98-percent majority is silent.  It is silent because it has been and is being cowed into silence.  It is politically incorrect to speak up.  In a free society, free speech permits anyone to speak up about such issues.  Unfortunately, going by the reality of censorship, of peer pressure, destroyed careers and destroyed lives, long, drawn-out court battles that leave bad tastes in the mouths of all involved and much money in the pocket or bank accounts of the lawyers and expert witnesses who get paid, regardless of which side loses, many people can no longer afford to speak up.  They are not even allowed to joke about any of it anymore.  Not even gallows humour is permitted in our so-called free society that is free no longer.

Therefore we must learn what we can, to acquire language skills, the rules for which appear to have been designed by sadists.


Next: Gender Re-education creates fluency in Gender-Newspeak


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Gender Under Re-Construction – Social Justice Warriors at Work

…. previous page
Part of the multi-part series: ‘Single-Gender Classes’
Index and preamble for series

Gender under re-construction: Social justice warriors (SJWs) had been fighting for a long time to have co-ed classes for both sexes, but, once they had achieved to make them a reality, that was just a first step.  They also demanded that the term sex, to identify biological differences between males and females of the human species, was not longer desired.  They deemed that term to be sexist, discriminatory to the minuscule minorities of what not very long ago were five different genders (apparently to teach those a lesson who thought that there are only two sexes).

Then there were five, even seven genders

Gender under re-construction was a concept recognized by Robert H. Bork throughout much of his book, 'Slouching Towards Gomorrah' but he gave it special attention in Chapter 11, 'The Politics of Sex: Radical Feminism's Assault on American Culture'.

Robert H. Bork

“These attitudes are not merely the personal idiosyncrasies of these writers.  At the Beijing conference, for instance, the word “family” was not to appear in the Platform.  Instead, the word “household” was used.  The significance of this is to be found in the feminist insistence upon use of the word “gender.” There being five genders, unions or marriages involving any gender or genders are legitimate.  These unions can be called households. The traditional family is then presented as a household, just one form of living arrangement, not superior to any other.  Indeed, since feminists view the family as a system of oppression, and since feminism contains a large lesbian component, the marriages of men and women are often seen as morally inferior to unions involving the other three genders.”

Robert H. Bork, in
Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline (1996)
In Chapter 11,
The Politics of Sex: Radical Feminism’s Assault on American Culture
p. 205, last par.

The five genders referred to by Robert H. Bork were:

  1. Heterosexual male;
  2. Heterosexual female;
  3. Homosexual male (commonly referred to as “gay” and understood to be male, comprising less than two percent of the male sector of humanity);
  4. Homosexual female (commonly referred to as “lesbian” and understood to be female, comprising less than two percent of the female sector of humanity), and
  5. Bisexual male/female (once upon a time commonly understood to comprise people who exhibit sexual characteristics of both sexes, people who are, in medical terms, chimeras, an extremely rare chromosomal aberration)

The Beijing Women’s Conference took place in 1995.  That was sufficiently long-ago for Wikipedia to redact any mention of, and all references to it from its version of history (Wikipedia, once upon a time, did carry an article dedicated to that conference, while now it no longer mentions the conference).  Some feminists, without a doubt, hope that soon all references and accounts of that conference will be gone for good — at least from the Internet — but for now not even Google has been able to obscure all links to articles on the topics, as an advanced search with Google, for “beijing women’s conference”, still produces a list of “about 313 results” (2018 03 06 9:18).  So far so good.

Little did Robert H. Bork know, when he wrote Slouching Towards Gomorrah, that it would not be long before SJWs would clamor that not only would gender be more inclusive for the five genders they had argued for at the Beijing Women’s Conference, but that they would add two more, to make the list of genders more inclusive by adding two more, which required the subdividing of the male and female varieties of homosexuality into two more categories, each, thus:

  1. Male homosexual
    1. Butch
    2. Femme
  2. Female homosexual
    1. Butch
    2. Femme

See?  That is not so bad.  Allow for those additional categories, allow also for bisexuality (two in one makes one, but anyone with just a touch of smarts can already see the problem that bisexuality requires more than just one category), make room for the 98 percent of humans who prefer to be male and female, because that is what they are) and you have to allow only for seven genders.  Any child can deal with that, right? Gender under re-construction is now well underway.

It is not quite so obvious, other than to a child that is naturally more objective and has not yet absorbed all of the prejudices and wisdom that people acquire by the time they become adults, that by establishing the rightful existence of more than just the two traditional genders, male and female, something else has happened.  The normalizing of  normal human sexuality down to the level of sexual aberrations that don’t fit the norm (conversely, by recognizing sexual aberrations and thereby equating them to the norm), that gave sexual aberrations that did not fit the norm of civilization for the last ten-thousand years validity equal to the norm that was the norm because 98 percent of more of humanity lived by that norm.  Any child can see that, so they do, and so do most other people, wherefore social evolution now takes a new path.

We now have gender under re-construction.


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Single-gender classes

1st part of the multi-part series: ‘Single-Gender Classes’

Index

Once upon a time, single-gender classes were thought to be important.  Once-upon a time they were the rule, when they were called boys-classes or -schools, and girls-classes or -schools, when things were still simple and there were thought (or claimed) to be only two sexes, but that changed.

Single-gender classes — All Male Advantage - Covington Catholic High School

All Male Advantage – Covington Catholic High School

Single-sex classes (as they were at times called) were out, and co-ed classes were in.  Today, the issue of co-ed classes progressed to the point where the term sex, to identify biological differences, is no longer called sex but gender.  There is a reason for that, but first let me mention that, on 2008 08 01, I had posted a blog commentary on single-gender classes that now can no longer be found at dads&things.  Various links at fathersforlife.org still point to it, but the article vanished.  Attempts to access the article produce 404 errors.  That is the reason why I feel it to be necessary to put together another commentary on single-gender classes.

Does it need to be said?  Single-gender classes for boys need to be taught by men.

Single-gender classes work, teachers and parents say

Single-gender classes work, teachers and parents say


You may wish to skip this note.

» The Internet Archive contains evidence of a 2008 08 01 commentary at dads&things on single-sex classes, but some of those references state that the commentary cannot be found.  Others state that the article is a 404 error page (at the address of the article that is no longer there, a 404 error page that I don’t recall setting up — my blog, unfortunately (but that is a different story) never had a 404 error page that I knew of, until I set one up, just a few days ago — while other evidence at the Internet Archive shows apparently corrupted portions of blog pages that I don’t recall having seen in the state that they are in, with corrupted portions of their headers and no other content. At any rate, whatever the article once contained is no longer where it is supposed to be.  All traces of the commentary at the address it once contained are gone, and of the page there are only traces of incomprehensible remnants in the Internet Archive.

I strongly suspect that whatever the article had stated was sabotaged by someone through deleting it, and that the 404 error page had been put into its place, so as not to draw my attention to the fact that the article had been deleted.  It is incomprehensible that there should have been such an error page, as I never saw it and most certainly did not delete it.

During the past few days I noticed that quite a few visitors try to access the article and cannot find it, because, although it once existed, it no longer does.  The interest is there, for which reason it is a good idea – it seems to me – to put together another commentary on the issue, rather than to finish the re-writing of history that some hackers had attempted so imperfectly.  Okay, back to single-gender classes. «

End of note


Single-gender classes or co-ed classes, the students attending them must work hard to acquire the language skills necessary to give them the fluency in Gender-Newspeak required to permit them to cope with the new gender-reality that is causing escalating inflation of the number of genders.

Gender is no longer a simple thing.  Gender is gaining in complexity.  More and more genders are being created as we speak (or as this is being read).  Our students must prepare for the brave, new world of gender, as must adults, or they will face heavy fines and worse.

This is no longer a confrontation of Nature vs. Nurture.  It is a full-fledged, massive program for social re-engineering that will – whether it is designed to do that or not is immaterial – create much confusion, a new source of of copious income for the legal community, much pain and much financial gain (one party’s gain is another’s pain). Weep and beware!

Next: Gender Under Re-Construction:
Social Justice Warriors at Work

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Parkinson’s Law — Its various forms make society creak

Parkinson’s Law (a.k.a. Parkinsons Law), and some of it variations and roles in the context of the gradual decline of the efficiency and effective operations of governments, were described by C. Northcote Parkinson (* 30 July 1909 – † 9 March 1993), when he presented his first law (and some others that are derived from or relate to it), “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” That was in a 1955 essay published in The Economist, an essay which is accessible online.  Here is the beginning of it (click on the image for the rest):

Parkinson's law describe some of the fundamental principles at work that force society to experience escalating waste and decline.

Parkinson’s Law (the first law is highlighted, by me)

That essay is short, but – because it became very popular – C. Northcote Parkinson soon produced a book on the topic, “Parkinson’s Law, or The Pursuit of Progress (1957)”.

I have a paperback on hand that is, according to its foreword by C. Northcote Parkinson, a complete reprint of the original, without amendment.  That is because, as C. Northcote Parkinson stated, “The validity of Parkinson’s Law has been proved again and again.”
Parkinson: The Law, Complete (First American edition 1980).

The back cover of the book presents – from the author’s examination of what causes governments to creak and their efficiency to decline (into chaos, the book leads one to assume) – those of Parkinson’s laws that the author apparently held to be the most important ones of the laws that he had discovered:

Parkinson’s Law

“Work expands so as to fill available time.”
Law of Extravagance

“Expenditure rises to meet income—and tends to surpass it.”
Law of Triviality

“The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.”
Law of Delay

“Delay is the deadliest form of denial.”
Law of the Vacuum, or Hoover for President

“Action expands to fill the void created by human failure.”

The first of a few illustrations in the book that demonstrate the growth of bureaucracies (on page 8), in inverse relation to the declining need for them to be involved, is also shown in the article in The Economist:

Parkinson's Law or The Rising Pyramid: Admiralty Statistics

Parkinson’s Law or The Rising Pyramid

Deliberate application of Parkinson’s Law of Triviality to social engineering

The law of triviality was applied to the promotion of the planned destruction of the family that began in earnest in the 1960s and continued ever since.  The results were predictable, as far as to what were the respective fates of the important item and of the far less important one on the agenda for social engineering.

Because the far more important item on the agenda got little attention, funding and promotion, and the trivial, nevertheless harmful one got far more attention, funding and promotion – just because a few radical feminists (a.k.a. Marxist- or socialist-feminists wanted it that way) – the fate of the traditional, nuclear family was sealed.

Funding disparities — A consequence of the Law of Triviality

In the US, the ratio of funding for dealing with the consequences of  family disintegration vs. preventing that disintegration is 1000:1

“Fiscal conservatives should realize that federal and state governments spend $150 billion per year to subsidize and sustain single-parent families. By contrast, only $150 million is spent to strengthen marriage.

Thus, for every $1,000 spent to deal with the effects of family disintegration, only $1 is spent to prevent that disintegration.”

—Source: The Effects of Divorce on America (June 2, 2000)

More on the context of that ….

Actions have consequences: The effects of divorce on children

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FB censorship under pretense of unsolicited help

FB censorship in the guise of help no one asked for is still censorship.  FB may claim it is not, but it is one of the worst sort.  It is insidious.  FB censorship and censorship by Google, so as to direct and control what information we should get access to and even what we are to think or be concerned about,  is a reality that should be of great concern to lovers of freedom of expression and of freedom of choice.  There are growing concerns about that.

Decades, about 80 years ago, prescient, those concerns were expressed in this:

“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable—what then?”

― George Orwell, 1984

I am getting the strong impression that FB does not like me.  On first glance, one wonders why, on second glance, it appears obvious why not.

FB does not like the truth.  It likes only its own truth or, rather, what FB’s thinks its version of the truth ought to be.

FB’s self-appointed mission appears to be twofold: a. Protecting all others against the truth being told, and b. Re-educating the ones telling it.

The way FB goes about doing the protecting and the re-educating involves doing both on a massive scale.  It essentially involves every FB client on the planet.  It is no longer necessary to do it to individuals by giving each transgressor the undivided attention of the Party, but to have FB assume the role of the Party and treat all FB clients like Winston Smith was being treated in ‘1984’, not by torture, but through making it impossible for all FB clients on the Planet to do anything other but toe the Party line.

With FB, there is no need to give individuals the treatment or to send them to re-education camps, to have them make it their nature to toe the Party line or even to love FB for making them do so.  FB conditions each and every one of its clients not to transgress by deviating from the desired path, by making it impossible to deviate.  The process is automated.  Refinements are constantly being incorporated into FB’s censorship algorithms.  FB apparently uses contractors to do the work of designing and refining the censorship algorithms.

Case in point:

  1. Yesterday (2018 03 01) I posted a few comments, with links to objective, reputable sources of information on US gun violence (e. g.: John Lott and Thomas Sowell), to a discussion thread of a FB group.  It only took minutes for FB to do something – repeatedly and in a short time – it had rarely ever done to me. FB marked those comments as ‘Spam’. Which means that no one can see them, unless I choose to undo what FB did. I did undo it, but if I were to neglect to do so (that can easily happen), the comments would be gone, regardless of how much interest they would spark.
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    [Today, 2018 03 02, FB went so far as to mark as ‘Spam’ and to prevent from being displayed at her FB Status a comment I had sent to one of my granddaughters (mother of one of my great-grandsons), and FB did not even indicate to me they had done so – I found out by accident, marked the comment as ‘not spam’, got an acknowledgment, but nothing happened to make the comment visible once more.  I re-created the comment once more and posted it again.  The modified version of it has not yet been marked spam, but I don’t know whether my granddaughter has seen it or can. (She did write to me this morning – 2018 03 04 – and let me know that she had seen and read it; thank God, FB let her do it this time, but was that because of the goodness of their heart, because it was the right thing to do, or was it merely because their censorship algorithm could not catch it on account of whosover wrote it not comprehending the rules of English grammar so well….?]
  2. After we came back from a visit to our doctor, yesterday, I checked my FB notifications and found that FB not only decides which of my comments in other groups are spam, but FB also decides that I am receiving too much information from other FB groups.
    FB Censorship, by any other name ("Your comments was marked spam," and "We want to make sure that you are not getting too many notifications...."), is still censorship.

    FB Censorship, by any other name, is still censorship.

    How in the World can FB decide what is relevant to my interests or not?  The claim that FB can is presumptuous but not irrational. It is virtually certain that it is a pretense, namely censorship in the guise of unsolicited help.

    FB Censorship is insidious, intentional or not.

    FB notification about notification clutter
    Is it immediately obvious that such a notification is important?
    You better believe it is!

Just as with comments that FB marked ‘Spam’, anyone receiving a notification  about notification clutter from FB (and notice well that in the list of notifications it is not identified who the originator of that message is, unless you are in the habit of paying a lot of attention to icons in the last line of such notifications) better make certain to click on it, and specify that the changes FB made must be undone (although no one can be certain that they will actually be undone — good luck to anyone who thinks he can ascertain that FB will do what it should be doing and do it correctly, to boot).

If the recipient misses that notification and does not click on “Undo Changes,” no or few notifications from many of the groups he decided to receive notifications from will be received by him anymore. In essence, the FB member will lose much or most of the contact he had with a lot of other FB users. That is bad, especially given the fact that I never complained and have no reason to complain about notification clutter.

I receive only few notifications each day (2018 03 01 there were 75).  In the unlikely event that I should ever experience any notification clutter and become sufficiently bothered by it, I will be quite capable to do what needs to be done about it, thank you very much, without feeling the need to have FB make decisions for me. After all, being almost 82, I am sufficiently old and smart enough to be able to make such decisions. I do not need FB to make them for me.  Possibly hundreds of millions of people all over the world feel that way.

FB censorship and censorship by Google is a reality that should be of great concern to lovers of freedom of expression and of freedom of choice.  It made me glad to see that Tucker Carlson (an American conservative political commentator for Fox News) and Mark Steyn (a Canadian author and political commentator) joined to discuss the social-media cartel’s increasing control of the Internet, and of ideas. (More on that in an earlier commentary of mine, Censorship, FB joined Google in collaboration, Jan. 16, 2018)

Not all is lost.  The problem of FB censorship will in short order go away.  I bet that right at this time there is a number of young, wild geniuses, adept at figuring out how it can be done, who are hard at work in their parents’ homes to come up with better ways of letting people get in touch.  They will have all the more incentive to get that done, the more the censorship of the Internet intensifies. They are the people who are the leaders, movers and shakers of the Internet-samizdat.  At least one of them, quite likely more, will come to outperform and outrank Mark Zuckerberg.

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Note — 2018 03 02:  The preceding commentary did not start the war that FB is waging against me (and against hundreds of millions of FB users).  The commentary is a reaction to the war that FB began a long time ago against it clients.

FB is not a democracy. It is a medium for information exchange that is being used in the same ways as any monopoly that cornered the market for the services or goods it offers behaves.  The richer it grows, the more powerful it becomes, the more dictatorial it will be.

Henry Ford said of the Model T, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.”  The problem is that we are not talking about the colors of cars.  We are talking about the quality, accuracy and meaning of information exchanged that people use to communicate with and to influence one another.  We are talking about FB deciding not that we can have  no color other than black for our cars.

FB censorship is about FB deciding what we need to think, how to think and what not to think, FB deciding what we may and may not pass on to others, and in what form we may pass on to others even only those thoughts that FB permits us to exchange with others!  That is very bad.  That is a combination of censorship and indoctrination that surpasses by far anything that George Orwell imagined ‘the Party’ could do to anyone who failed to perform and toe the party line.  FB does not only do all that, but it also involves changing large parts of history by making it impossible to communicate with anyone about them and not even to be able to point them out, describe or quote them!

FB is not merely autocratic, it is becoming more and more dictatorial and becoming outright tyrannical.  No one has much influence over either the goal, the objectives or the methods that FB applies in bringing its social engineering efforts to fruition.  That social-engineering effort is not merely an experiment for which a prototype is being constructed that experiments on the minds of a few dozen people.  It is a full-fledged social re-engineering project of massive size and proportions that involves hundreds of millions of people, every single FB client in the world.  No man, woman, individual, organization, no single entity, regardless of its shape, size or intentions must be permitted to have that sort of power to change the nature and destiny of mankind, let alone be allowed to do it without any supervision by anyone, without any controls whatsoever!

It is a horror of indoctrination and mind control that surpasses anything George Orwell could ever have imagined.

Still, as mentioned at the end of the commentary, good, healthy, vigorous competition will fix problems posed by dictatorships through competition (or through resistance).  That does not take a lot of money in the form of seed capital, it takes dedication and the power of the masses.  I am convinced that the issue of FB censorship will be forced out of the way by what the people want.

It will be interesting to see what will evolve to that end, and evolve it will.  I just hope that I will be granted the time to watch it happen.

This blog is closed for comments (other than by me).  That is not because we hate people who browse and read it, but because I am only one and have no one to help me, and my wife is not into moderating.  That does not mean that none of anyone’s comments can be expressed (some will be posted here, with desired credits to the originators).  As long as FB reigns-in its greed for the power to socially engineer society and to mold it into the shape it wants, permitting people to write to me, that is, as long as FB does not censor me, get in touch with Dads & Things @ FB.  If FB should ban me, anyone can still get in touch with me through e-mail.  Look up the contact details for that at the dads&things or at fathersforlife.org.

In the meantime, I will keep on posting updates on the issue of Internet censorship in the section on censorship.  You are welcome to comment, and I would love to read your opinions and suggestions (just make sure to stick to the house rules).

— Walter

 

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Second-wave Feminism — Ideological Foundation

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Part of the series ‘Communism → second-wave feminism → social re-engineering’
Index and preamble for series

The ideological foundation of Second-wave Feminism

Pioneers of modern socialism

Socialism–by anyother name–still is the same
The collage of modern, socialist pioneers is just a start. Hitler and others are missing.

Second-wave Feminism  is (as are most other forms of feminism) firmly rooted in communism and in the prevalence throughout history of socialism and its never-changing goal, Utopia, Paradise on Earth. Communism can be made impervious to all criticism, by giving it a name that makes it untouchable, say, Feminism.  Communism and any other ideology become intrepid, as soon as they assume the label or even only the appearance of being an aspect of feminism.

“Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism.”

— Catharine A. MacKinnon,
in Toward a Feminist Theory of the State1989
First Harvard University Press.  Page 10.

“When I was in college it was the McCarthy era and that made me a Marxist.”

Gloria Steinem
in Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions 
Holt,   Rinehart & Winston,  New York, 1983.

»Feminism is the intellectual organization of gender hatred, just as Marxism was the intellectual organization of class hatred. Feminism’s business is fashioning weapons to be used against men in society, education, politics, law and divorce court. The feminist aim is to overthrow “patriarchal tyranny.” In this undertaking, the male’s civil rights count for no more than those of the bourgeoisie in Soviet Russia or the Jews in National Socialist Germany.«

— What civil rights has wrought
By Paul Craig Roberts, July 26, 2000 
Townhall.com – Creators Syndicate

Any student of history who is only slightly familiar with the evolution of communism and the prevalence throughout history of socialism and its never-changing goal, Utopia, Paradise on Earth, will have no problem with recognizing Second-wave Feminism, the complaints and recommendations in The Feminine Mystique, and the resulting 1966 agenda of NOW for what they all are: manifestations of communism, mission statements and lists of objectives for the re-engineering of society and civilization.

Wherever and whenever such a massive remaking of the existing order was called for and implemented, it involved deconstructing the existing social order.  From the resulting ruins and rubble of society, whatever was necessary was then to be salvaged and to be used for the construction of a better socialist regime.

»The radical feminists agreed with the Marxists that the goal was a classless society, but the feminist revolution would do away with sex classes, through “control of reproduction.” Really radical thinkers, like Peter Beckman and Francine D’Amico consider that the labels men and women create fictitious beings and perpetuate inequality.

Marxism should have died with the fall of the Berlin wall, but O’Leary found that it is still alive on some American campuses. Why? One professor answered this question by saying that atheists need something to believe in…..«

Book Review by David Dooley
Shedding light on five gender mentality

Dale O’Leary, The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality
Lafayette, Louisiana: Vital Issues Press, 1997. 213 pp.

More: The Gender Agenda

Socialism, communism, the deconstruction of the family and the reconstruction of society to achieve the construction of a great, socialist,  (if possible) totalitarian  regime

In contemplating how we got from communism to Second-wave Feminism (that was the sort that ‘The Feminine Mystique’ catered to and helped to launch), was it not necessary to have First-wave Feminism before we could proceed to Second-wave Feminism?  I wondered what Wikipedia had to say about First-wave Feminism.

»First-wave feminism was a period of feminist activity and thought, that occurred within the time period of the 19th and early 20th century throughout the world.[where?] It focused on legal issues, primarily on gaining women’s suffrage (the right to vote).

The term first-wave was coined in March 1968 by Martha Lear writing in The New York Times Magazine, who at the same time also used the term “second-wave feminism“.[1][2] At that time, the women’s movement was focused on de facto (unofficial) inequalities, which it wished to distinguish from the objectives of the earlier feminists.« More at Wikipedia

There is of course much more about all of that, but it bothers me that Wikipedia does not address the ocean of feminism that existed since before the ancestors of Man came down from the trees and started to walk upright (for which reason they were given the name, though quite recently, ‘Homo Erectus’).

Well, there are many things wrong with what Wikipedia states about the history of feminism, mainly the allusion that feminism did not begin to make waves until “within the time period of the 19th and early 20th century throughout the world.”  Take for instance,

The Liberator (Mar/Apr issue 2000)

Recovering the American Past with Brian C. Robertson

Frank Zepezauer, resident philosopher

»Have you ever heard of the National Congress of Mothers? Until recently I didn’t know about them myself and I’ve spent a lot of time studying women’s organizations. It so happens that the NCM was actually the biggest women’s lobby in American history. Founded during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, it had 190,000 members by 1920 and over one million by 1930. The National Organization for Women, even in its heyday, could never claim such numbers….

Who created the housewife role?

What are these misperceptions? The first is that the women’s movement of the 19th Century was like its 20th Century counterpart, an effort to liberate women from the bondage of housewifery.

The facts show exactly the opposite. Women’s organizations throughout that century fought to liberate women not from the kitchen but from the workplace….« More

You may not think that it is worth worrying about any of that, but many others and I do. Communism has been around for as long as civilization, and feminism for much longer than that. Communism affects all of us, and, since even the feminists insist that “communism and feminism are one,” (as the Russians can ascertain, because they had a very feminist boss who threatened not-quite-so but almost equally feminist JFK and all of the US for an intense period of time), it is debatable whether in the symbiosis of socialism and feminism, feminism is not far more deadly than communism. (In case you wonder what feminism did for Russia, Russian men live now on average about ten fewer years than their women do, largely and most definitely thanks to feminist Nikita Khrushchev).

Rudyard Kipling would have said so. He more or less forgot to include that aspect of the circumstances in his poem, ‘The Female of the Species’.  So, when anyone contemplates the symbiosis of socialism and feminism, never forget, as Kipling warned in his poem,

»That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male.«

— Rudyard Kipling, last line of
The Female of the Species

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For those who wonder, and I won’t steal my thunder in revealing that right now, the road traveled by modern communism (a variant of socialism) was traveled arm-in-arm with feminism, first,

• radical feminism (a.k.a. socialist- or Marxist-feminism, incorrectly called 1st-wave feminism; a.k.a. “communism in drag”), then
• radical feminism (a.k.a. socialist- or Marxist-feminism, incorrectly called 2nd-wave feminism; a.k.a. “communism in drag”), then
• radical feminism (a.k.a. socialist- or Marxist-feminism, incorrectly called many sort of feminism, but a.k.a. “communism in drag”).

There you are. It is all quite simple. The symbiosis of communism and feminism, by any other name, still is the same.

Still, if that does not satisfy, here is more: Feminism? You want feminism? Which brand would you like?

Marxism and Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was one of the founders of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and a co-author of the original 1966 Agenda of NOW.  Judging from some of the statements that the original Agenda of NOW contains, it may seem that what feminism was about in those days was nothing more than an attempt to get women a place in the sun. The 1966 Agenda of NOW stated:

“NOW is dedicated to the proposition that women, first and foremost, are human beings, who, like all other people in our society, must have the chance to develop their fullest human potential. We believe that women can achieve such equality only by accepting to the full the challenges and responsibilities they share with all other people in our society, as part of the decision-making mainstream of American political, economic and social life.”  [my emphasis —WHS]

It was further stated that:

“With a life span lengthened to nearly 75 years it is no longer either necessary or possible for women to devote the greater part of their lives to child-rearing; yet childbearing and rearing which continues to be a most important part of most women’s lives-still is used to justify barring women from equal professional and economic participation and advance.” and that,

“We do not accept the traditional assumption that a woman has to choose between marriage and motherhood, on the one hand, and serious participation in industry or the professions on the other.” and further,

“WE REJECT the current assumptions that a man must carry the sole burden of supporting himself, his wife, and family, and that a woman is automatically entitled to lifelong support by a man upon her marriage, or that marriage, home and family are primarily woman’s world and responsibility–hers, to dominate–his to support. We believe that a true partnership between the sexes demands a different concept of marriage, an equitable sharing of the responsibilities of home and children and of the economic burdens of their support. We believe that proper recognition should be given to the economic and social value of homemaking and child-care. To these ends, we will seek to open a reexamination of laws and mores governing marriage and divorce, for we believe that the current state of “half-equity” between the sexes discriminates against both men and women, and is the cause of much unnecessary hostility between the sexes. [my emphasis —WHS]

—  1966 Agenda of NOW.

That does not sound so bad at first glance, but that was just the bait for the hook.  The switch followed. Regardless of what it sounds like, it is but one way by which to attempt to entice women, the majority of whom are found in poll after poll to prefer to be stay-at-home, married moms, to enter the work force.

Why would anyone promote an idea that most women don’t like?  The answer to that question may be found in the fact that the goal to bring women into the work force is an ancient goal of communism and that, as Smith College professor Daniel Horowitz states in his new book “Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique,” Betty Friedan was well into her thirties a devout and active functionary of the Communist Party of the U.S.A..

This overview of Betty Friedan’s life and circumstances contains more: comments by her ex-husband, his observations and experiences that describe an extremely violent woman whose rages were often totally out of control, details of her life steeped in the promotion of Marxist ideology, and much more.

Marxist family policies and aims

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels stated in the Communist Manifesto:

The bourgeois sees in his wife nothing but an instrument of production.   He hears that the instruments of production are to be exploited cooperatively and naturally can’t think of anything else but that the lot of cooperatives will also affect the women as well….

The communists have been accused, furthermore, that they want to abolish the fatherland, the national identity.  The workers don’t have a fatherland.  It isn’t possible to rob them of what they don’t have.  Because the proletariat must first of all conquer political rule, elevate itself to a national class (45), constitute itself as a nation, it will itself be national, even though by no means in the meaning of the bourgeoisie.

— Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels,
Manifesto of the Communist Party
Published as a single brochure in London, England in February/March 1848
Translation from the last edition of the
German text provided by Friedrich Engels in 1890

No one should have any illusions that the feminists consider any of the ideas presented in the Communist Manifesto to be outdated and archaic.  The feminists use it as their bible.  Erin Pizzey tells, when she speaks of her experiences with the radical feminists that usurped the women’s shelter movement, that a commonly-stocked book on their book shelves was Mao’s Little Red Book, and that Mao’s face was ever-present on posters in their living rooms.  Mao most definitely based his ideas on the Communist Manifesto.

Do Betty Friedan’s and NOW’s objectives differ from, say, Mao tse tung’s?  This is what Mao had to say about the structure of society with respect to the family:

“A man in China is usually subjected to the domination of three systems of authority [political authority, clan authority and religious authority]…. As for women, in addition to being dominated by these three systems of authority, they are also dominated by the men (the authority of the husband). These four authorities – political, clan, religious and masculine – are the embodiment of the whole feudal-patriarchal ideology and system, and are the four thick ropes binding the Chinese people, particularly the peasants. How the peasants have overthrown the political authority of the landlords in the countryside has been described above. The political authority of the landlords is the backbone of all the other systems of authority. With that overturned, the clan authority, the religious authority and the authority of the husband all begin to totter…. As to the authority of the husband, this has always been weaker among the poor peasants because, out of economic necessity, their womenfolk have to do more manual labour than the women of the richer classes and therefore have more say and greater power of decision in family matters. With the increasing bankruptcy of the rural economy in recent years, the basis for men’s domination over women has already been undermined. With the rise of the peasant movement, the women in many places have now begun to organize rural women’s associations; the opportunity has come for them to lift up their heads, and the authority of the husband is getting shakier every day. In a word, the whole feudal-patriarchal ideology and system is tottering with the growth of the peasants’ power.”

Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan
(March 1927), Selected Works,  Vol. I, pp. 44-46.
The Little Red Book, Chapter 31. WOMENFull text
[It’s only a little more than one page.]

Just in case you should be wondering what the aim of all of this was, it is no more than what Marx and Engels wanted, and what today’s feminists clamor for:  the liberation of women from the drudgery of housework and from the raising of children.  But why would anybody be intent on launching social revolutions over that and to turn all of society on its head?  Well, the answer is in the rest of Chapter 31 of The Little Red Book.  Here are just two more quotes from that chapter.

“[In agricultural production] our fundamental task is to adjust the use of labour power in an organized way and to encourage women to do farm work.”

Our Economic Policy (January 23, 1934), Selected Works,  Vol. I, p. 142.

“With the completion of agricultural coöperation, many co-operatives are finding themselves short of labour. It has become necessary to arouse the great mass of women who did not work in the fields before to take their place on the labour front….China’s women are a vast reserve of labour power. This reserve should be tapped in the struggle to build a great socialist country.”

Introductory note to
Solving the Labour Shortage by
Arousing the Women to Join in Production
(1955),
The Socialist Upsurge in China’s Countryside,  Chinese ed., Vol. II.

Fall-out from the symbiosis of communism and feminism

The creation of the U.S.S.R. brought about the abolition of marriage, with a vengeance.  That was exactly what Marx and Engels had called for, and the Bolsheviks followed that prescription to the letter.  Anyone who wished to become ‘unmarried’ merely had to go to the local magistrate, declare his intention, pay five kopecks (in purchasing power roughly the equivalent of a nickel at the time), and walk out with a divorce certificate.

It soon became obvious that neither Marx and Engels nor the Bolsheviks had understood the importance of marriage, and that marriages are essential for making any society function well.  The hasty abolition of marriage turned into a social catastrophe of massive proportions.

Free love, as the early communists called it, is today called sexual freedom, but it it is not a good foundation for a well-functioning society. (See The Russian Effort to Abolish Marriage, The Atlantic Monthly, July 1926)

The USSR glorified the productivity of women. Women were to be used for anything that made the USSR the great socialist state it was intended to become.

Soviet propaganda from WWII — ex. (above) 1942 “Everything for the Victory: Women of the USSR for the Front” vs. (left) 1942

In the long run, the USSR (and its affiliated nations) never recuperated from the escalating social chaos that it had caused for itself by its early family-hostile policies. For instance, the population of the Russian Federation is currently about 145 million and is estimated to have shrunk in 2050 by about 50 million. Incredibly, though, the Russian divorce laws were imported, verbatim, to the USA in the mid-1940s and became, through the efforts of feminist law societies, part of family-hostile legislation and law in the USA, from where they were then exported to all nations in the so-called “free” West.  (See this history of the evolution and destructive social impact of Soviet divorce laws.)

National-socialism reflected in NS-feminism, women as the spiritual centres of families and the givers of life, men as providers and protectors of women — The name of the Periodical, Women Lookout, can have a number of meanings in the context.

Frauen Warte (‘Warte’, as plural of ‘Wart’, can mean a number of things in the context: care takers, protectors, lookouts, etc.  It can also be the singular and the plural of  a high place or high places of refuge, from where lookout, etc.)

In the last days of his regime,  Hitler had these thoughts on disfranchising parents (especially fathers but even more so bachelors who refused to become fathers) but with the aim of producing new human material for the construction of a bigger and better German army. Do the social reformers currently in power in the developed nations have goals that are any different? (More: Daughter vs. father when the State becomes parent )

Throughout history, the place of women in society changed much to fit political expediency and the role of men in relation to women, but it took an extremist form of socialism to separate women from their role as mothers within families, and with men as protectors and providers within those very same families.

Second-wave Feminism managed to set that goal and make the efforts to bring that about without coercion by the state in the free West a reality.  Who needs coercion by the state when women want what no state ever could bring about.  In 1917, that became the new reality for women in USSR and it satellites.  In 1966, Marxist feminists set the stage in the free rest of the World to make it happen there, too.  They called it Second-wave Feminism, and it did not take a communist conquest to make it happen, it took radical feminism under another name.  That is power of persuasion!

It should by now be abundantly obvious that the feminist social engineering – since Second-wave Feminism came on the scene in the mid-1960s – resulted in the systematic and endemic marginalization of fathers and families.  That produced much harm and considerable social decay, not much different from what had happened in the few years after the Bolshevik revolution took place.  The program for the re-engineering of society took longer, because of the trappings of democracy, but it happened just as irresistibly, and it was a Marxist revolution just the same.

It’s official: The experiment has failed

For the best part of thirty years we have been conducting a vast experiment with the family, and now the results are in : the decline of the two-parent, married-couple family has resulted in poverty, ill-health, educational failure, unhappiness, anti-social behaviour, isolation and social exclusion for thousands of women, men and children.

Experiments in Living: The Fatherless Family, by Rebecca O’Neill; Sept. 2002, CIVITAS

The earliest experiment in modern history to abolish the two-parent. married-couple family in the USSR was a massive failure.  That was never a secret.  We knew about it early on and should have learned from it; the USSR did and tried corrective actions but never succeeded with alleviating the terrible consequences of those early anti-family policies.

We refused to learn from the experiences of the USSR with the experiment to abolish marriage, because the failure and fall of the USSR did not end the symbiosis of communism and feminism in the rest of the world.

Conclusion

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, and try again,” but when such exercises in futility fail to bring the desired results, they are frequently described with this definition of insanity (often wrongly attributed to Einstein): “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” except, that does not describe insanity, it describes the futility of repeating a course of action that does not, cannot and will not produce the desired results.

The most effective course of action for alleviating a problem and its harmful consequences is to eradicate the cause of the problem.  The cause of the failures of the experiments with the family is the symbiosis of two ideologies (communism and feminism) that proved themselves to be, time and again, dismal failures.  The worst of that is, time and again we allowed those two ideologies to gain control over social evolution.  We must put an end to doing what does not, cannot, and will not work out well.

Walter H. Schneider, 2018 02 26

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The observations in this just scratched the surface. For a far more informative, exhaustive analysis of the issues of concern, well referenced and linked to sources, refer to the following:

The Feminist Dogma

The New Orthodoxy

In the last half century, feminist thought has become the received wisdom. Whereas the original feminists saw themselves as radicals and freethinkers, today their views have reached a level of such universal assent that feminism can be regarded as a new orthodoxy and contemporary dogma.[1]

Whereas social theorists, public intellectuals and assorted professional damned fools routinely subject other ideologies, philosophies and political movements to sustained analytical critique, male thinkers generally let feminists off with little more than a patronising and approving pat on the head – thus ironically demonstrating precisely the kind of patronising chivalry that feminists, when they are not benefiting from it, usually purport to oppose!

Neither has there been any significant popular opposition by ordinary men (marches, demonstrations etc.). Instead, as Esther Vilar observed in ‘The Manipulated Man’ [which I have reviewed here]:

From The New York Times to the Christian Science Monitor, from Playboy to Newsweek, from Kissinger to McGovern, everyone was for Women’s Liberation. No marches of men were organized against them; a senator McCarthy oppressing Women’s Liberation was missing, the FBI did not lift a finger against them.”[2]

The battle of the sexes thus became, as Ronald K Henry characterised it, “a war in which only one side showed up”.[3]

 Continue reading….

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Divorce causes population decline

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Part of the series ‘Communism → second-wave feminism → social re-engineering’
Index and preamble for series

Population decline

Women’s liberation triggered population decline, not immediately, but it not only intensified the demand for birth control (that is, the prevention of conception), it also intensified the demand for “birth control” by means of abortion.  The consequences of that are now becoming visible, because actions have consequences.  We are harvesting what the feminists and other liberals of the ’60s have sown.

Any country that has total fertility rates (the number of children born to an average woman of fertile age) that are above replacement level, that is, they suffice to maintain the country’s population and then some, will see increasing prosperity and rising life expectancies. Average life expectancies have been declining in the US since 2013, and TFRs since long before that.  Like it or not, the US has become a dying country.  That is not an accident.  It is planning policy, but consider this:

Population decline is being triggered by declining lifespans in the United States. It will accelerate., driving down lifespans.

Lifespans in the United States

At the bottom of this article is a link to a discussion of that trend.  The United States are not alone (misery likes company), as is the case with liberalism and feminism that drive the population decline.  It is not happening by accident.  It is by design.  The shadow powers wish to reduce the world population down to between 300 million and one billion people.  It appears that they will succeed, not overnight, but within a couple or three hundred years from now.

I will not insist that feminism is one of their tools.  Let it suffice to say that what the feminists are doing, with respect to working on the planned destruction of the family, they would not be able to do better if they were being paid to do it.

It would not be totally fair to lay all of the blame for that at the feet of advocates of

  • Free love (that is what Marx and Engels and their contemporaries called it, but love is never free, especially not its consequences);
  • Sexual freedom (that is what it is called today, but it is nothing more than a euphemism for free love and still has identical consequences), and of
  • No-fault divorce (that was ostensibly the intent under which it was promoted, but, never fear, where the fault is always laid at the feet of the man) and other liberal divorce laws and even legalized lawlessness with respect to committed sexual relationships that last on average a handful of years and can end after a few days or weeks, but that everyone clamors is his entitlement to have and to have sanctioned by the state.  The variety is large and bewildering.  The best way to describe it is to consider it chaotic, that is, lacking order.

Sexual relations without fear of consequences, without the burden of having to raise children in families (or in taxpayer-funded orphanages) was a lure too hard to resist.  NOW addressed that demand with Reproductive Rights in its 1996 agenda. Means of effective contraception came on the market.  That launched the sexual revolution.  Anyone who failed to use contraception would chance the risk of conception and having to take on the burden of raising a child.

Increasing numbers of mothers have whole passels of children.  Many of those women have many children by different fathers.  They use the children as sources of income derived from the never-ending generosity of Father State and, of course, a multitude of fathers for income diversification.  After all, the more fathers and the more children, the less likely it is that the flow of income will dry up.  Many women are quite practical about that, and – let there be no mistake – they insist that they are entitled to that income.

The demand for reproductive rights resulted in the legalization of abortion.  The land mark case in the US was Roe vs. Wade, Jan. 22, 1973.  Keep that date in mind when contemplating this article and its charts: Thirteen charts that explain how Roe v. Wade changed abortion rights , By Sarah Kliff January 22, 2014

Never mind that all of that catered to instant gratification of current desire and gave little or no thought to what would happen to the people who did not want children now, when those people would become old and decrepit, when they would have to rely on other people’s children to pay the taxes and make the contributions to social safety nets that would then have to suffice to keep increasing numbers of elderly comfortable, if not
at least alive, let alone healthy and well.

Birth rates began to fall. The stage was set for population declines due to birth rates that fell below replacement levels.

Nature abhors a vacuüm.  A population dearth, in an area of low population density, could be considered to be a vacuüm of sort.  Areas with low population densities always were targets for migration from areas with high population densities, all the more so when governments in areas with low population densities fear that they cannot maintain their standards of living when lacking sufficiently large population sectors of young, productive people.

The example of Japan provided in the following is not as specific as it is generic.  It applies to many and increasingly more developed nations.

Population decline is reflected in Japan's population trend by age.

Japan, Population Trend by Age

Actions have consequences.  Declining population numbers intensify the demand for immigrants. Not all countries are rich enough to be able to house their elderly poor in their jails and prisons, such as in Japan.

‘This is death to the family’: Japan’s fertility crisis is creating economic and social woes never seen before

CHRIS WELLER
MAY 22, 2017, 1:00 AM
Business Insider Australia

“…compared to other countries Japan’s case is extreme, particularly as it pertains to ageing. Adult diapers have outsold baby diapers in Japan for the last six years, and many jails are turning into de facto nursing homes, as Japanese elders account for 20% of all crime in the country. With no one else to care for them, many re-offend just to come back. Stealing a sandwich can mean two years of jail time, but it also means two years of free housing and meals….”

Japan’s case is extreme?  Not at all!  That is a misperception, perhaps due to insufficient inquiries.  Japanese demographics are not too different from those in other developed nations, say, Russia or Germany (there are more like that).

Things are really bad in countries where there are neither sufficient social safety nets nor sufficient jails, where the only productive and constructive social safety net is a country’s children who may or may not be responsible, by law, to care for their elderly, non-productive parents and grandparents.  In such countries, the only avenue open for vastly most of the elderly who have no children, is to starve and die, with no one to care for them.

No one should be under the illusion that things are necessarily better in wealthy, developed nations.  Those are all deeply in debt.  Their tax revenues are grossly and increasingly insufficient to finance their social safety nets.  Their solutions to the crisis of the growing proportion of the elderly, non-productive population sector is pressing and involves very distasteful and even deadly solutions, such as that elderly people entering hospitals with relatively minor complaints, such as an arthritic knee, come back out in a pine box (because the instructions to the hospital staff, for their care, are “Sedate, withhold food and liquids.”).  The comment by the administrator of a large hospital district in London, England, when that was discovered, was, “What do you expect us to do?  We need the beds.”

No, Japan is not an extreme case.  It is the norm and has, perhaps, one of the best sort of outcomes for the elderly in the developed nations, but Japan has very little immigration, compared to other nations.

Population-density equalization through massive population transfers

It remains to be seen whether a nation encouraged to import economic migrants or instant mitigation of its population dearth–after women’s lib helped to create it by deconstructing the traditional nuclear family and turning the womb from the safest to the most dangerous place for for human life in the history of mankind–will truly benefit.  It appears doubtful that anything will be gained through having ready-made producers and consumers who don’t speak or understand the local language, and fail to let themselves be assimilated by a culture that even many of the locals hate.

Somehow it seems that we were better off to have and raise our own, even if it took a couple of decades  for them to become full-fledged producers and consumers, who appreciated the ringing of church bells more than the cries of the muezzins.

More on the subject of immigration and population transfers: Falling birth rates cause painful demographic changes, December 21, 2017 by Walter Schneider

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Divorce causes escalating suicide rates

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Escalating suicide rates

Divorce causes escalating suicide rates, primarily for men and to a far lesser extent for women.  It stands to reason that, if the suicide rates for the sexes were reversed, that the suicide rates of women would receive far greater attention than the far higher ones of men do now.  Yet, it can be argued that virtually all of society conspires to downplay and preferably ignore that men die through suicide in epidemic proportions, in very large numbers, in each passing year.

There are reasons why men commit suicide at high rates, to a far greater extent than women do.  Many men who are embroiled in the fallout of separation and divorce are little less disfranchised than the tramps George Orwell wrote about in Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), and things are still much the same for men. How much greater is the risk for men going through separation and divorce to hit skid row than it is for anyone who has not yet been removed from his family? For many the difference is only a matter of time. Many of them will wind up on skid row! It is not a matter of choice, it is one of inevitable circumstances. Some of them will be the poorest of the poor even on skid row.

Even though they may have jobs through which they earn good incomes, not enough will remain of their net pay to allow them to buy enough food or meals and pay rent. They’ll not even be eligible to obtain accommodation at a single men’s hostel, on account of having a job and an “income.”  Most men, by far, will try to hang on to their jobs, because they feel that they must, to provide for their children.  The men who default are vilified, deprecated and called deadbeat dads, but,

»In the largest federally funded study ever undertaken on the subject, psychologist Sanford Braver found that the “deadbeat dad” who walks out on his family and evades child support “does not exist in significant numbers.” Braver found at least two-thirds of divorces are initiated by women. Moreover, few of these divorces involve legal grounds, such as desertion, adultery, or violence (Braver 1998). Other studies have found much higher proportions, with one concluding that “who gets the children is by far the most important component in deciding who files for divorce” (Brinig and Allen 2000, 126–27, 129, 158).«

—Stephen Baskerville, in The Politics of Fatherhood

Sanford Braver illustrated that vastly most separated or divorced fathers pay the child support they are ordered to pay. Those who don’t comprise roughly six percent. A major portion of the latter default not because they are deadbeat dads but because they are sick, incarcerated, unemployed, disabled, and even quite literally dead.  All of them are categorically called deadbeat dads. Yet, women who are ordered to pay child support are far more likely to default, even on generally much smaller monthly amounts, but there has never been a government-founded campaign to make deadbeat moms pay what they owe.

All of that adds to the depression men on the down and out are likely to experience. Worst of all, those men are not only cut off from any contact with women, they are disenfranchised fathers cut off from access to their children as well. Besides, what kind of a father wants his children to know that he lives on skid row? Can we expect such a man to commit suicide? You bet we can, and very many of them do.  (More: When it doesn’t get any worse — The life of a tramp)

The life of a tramp (a.k.a., euphemistically, “a homeless – politically correct, because vastly most of them are men, and that fact is not to be stressed – person”) is the worst, unless one considers that a man who committed suicide to escape that fate has it better, because he made the right decision.

Fathers love their children as much as and often more than the children’s mothers do.  It is devastating for fathers to be robbed of much or all contact with their children, but losing much or all contact with their children is common for fathers who go through separation or divorce.  The following bar chart shows how that works out.

Separation and divorce create distance between parents and children; even compared to children living in married but unhappy families.

Separation and divorce create distance between parents and children; even
compared to children living in married but unhappy families.

The text pertaining to that bar chart in the report it is shown in states: “…parental divorce tends to affect the relationship of the child and the opposite-sex parent more than the child and their parent of the same sex.” (Excerpt containing the chart.)

The report is not specific about that the parent losing the contact with his children is most often the father. Consider also that fathers going through separation and divorce are much more likely than their estranged spouses are to commit suicide.

»The work by Cantor & Slater (1995) is particularly valuable in that it identified people who were separated from various other categories of suicide….

Cantor & Slater (1995) show the risk of suicide is far higher for men in the period following marital separation––the suicide risk among separated men was 18 times that of separated women––but, after divorce, the rates for men declined to three times those of women. Separated men are also six times more likely to commit suicide than married men, with separated men under 29 being particularly vulnerable.«

— Quoted in “Swedish researchers released a massive study“;  Research Review

Still, even women experienced a substantially increased risk of suicide on account of the deconstruction of the institution of the family. Women’s lib hurts women, too. Women who thought they would have it all, now find that they have to do it all, by themselves.  women’s lib is not all good, not even for women.

Far from bringing general, widespread bliss, the Utopia that the divorce revolution and women’s liberation were to bring about did not quite deliver the promised goods, far from it.  It created much misery and caused for many (and still does) deadly experiences.

More divorce causes escalating suicide rates — Canadian suicide deaths, 1950 to 1992

Canadian suicide deaths, 1950 to 1992

The escalating suicide deaths could have been caused by many things, but it is clear from the trend lines in the following graph that the divorce revolution was a major contributing factor. Moreover, no matter what is being done to mitigate the detrimental impact of the
divorce revolution, it will take a long time (if ever) before things will be back to normal.

More divorce causes escalating suicide rates

Canada — suicide rates vs. divorce rates over time; 1950-2008

The pursuit of an ideology at any price is not a good substitute for common sense and the creation of happiness.  An ideologue may dream of Utopia, but the harsh reality is that divorce causes escalating suicide rates, and declining divorce rates cause declining suicides.

If anyone should wish to check where things are now, convenient sources of health indicators will permit to determine to what extent men and women are being served by the social changes that ostensibly make conditions better for everyone.  A comparison of average lifespans vs. estimated average life expectancies, by sex and for specific years and countries, does that quite well. In the following, it is possible to determine how good the social planners are with estimating what we can expect, and how far reality differs from
expectations.

Lifespans in the United States

Lifespans in the United States

In general, things are not going as well for men as they do for women, but why would one expect otherwise? (If you should have trouble figuring out how to check the data for a desired country, you may wish to visit this page.)

Generally (but exceptions always get the most attention), women always got what they wanted, longer, easier lives, and men always did the dying necessary to bring that about.  Women’s liberation never was about equality by any objective measure.  Women always had the lion’s share of it.  Women’s lib was and is about giving women a bigger lion’s share.

Here is an example from a source that permits one to delve a little more into the history of health statistics for all countries in the world.

In Russia, women outlive men on average by about 12 years. That is the price men pay for having gender politics and policies that enormously favor women

Russia — Life-Expectancies, History

Nevertheless, women’s lib and the divorce revolution brought about other problems worth mentioning, not the least of which is a pandemic of population decline, but some individuals rejoice over that.

What were Betty Friedan, The National Organization for Women (NOW) and their cohort thinking?  Did they ever think of the consequences of their solutions to The Problem that has no Name? Were the lives of millions of people not sacred to them? Nevertheless, policy makers bought into the claims, decided what they thought needed to be done and rammed it all down our throats.  No price is too high, when it comes to giving feminists what they want, but that is not the worst of it.

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Divorce affects children negatively — Youth criminality

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The effects of divorce on children

Divorce affects children negatively. This is an excerpt from a report on The Effects of Divorce on Children.  The excerpt presents information on how different family structures compare with respect to the outcomes in children in relation to youth incarceration rates.  It makes for interesting reading, especially for anyone who still thinks that the problem identified by Betty Friedan and cohort has no name.

Divorce affects children and causes increased youth criminality and incarceration.

The Effects of Divorce on Children

Here is an excerpt from that:

»V. Effects on Government: Increased Crime, Abuse, and Use of Drugs

A. Increased Crime Rates

Robert Sampson (then professor of sociology at the University of Chicago) reported, after studying 171 cities in the United States with populations over 100,000, that the divorce rate predicted the robbery rate of any given area, regardless of its economic and racial composition. In these communities, he found that lower divorce rates indicated higher formal and informal social controls (such as the supervision of children) and lower crime rates.237 In 1994, it was reported in Wisconsin that the incarceration rate of juvenile delinquents was 12 times higher among children of divorced parents than among children of married parents.238 In a British longitudinal study of males aged eight to 32, David P. Farrington, professor of criminology at Cambridge University, found experiencing parental divorce before age 10 to be a major predictor of adolescent delinquency and adult criminality.239 Adolescents from divorced families (particularly those in divorced single-father families) display more antisocial and violent behavior than adolescents in biologically intact families.240 An Australian parliamentary review of the literature found that divorce increases the likelihood that children will feel hostility and rejection.241….« —More p. 34

Divorce affects children: Family Structure — Comparative Youth Incarceration Rates

Family Structure — Comparative Youth Incarceration Rates

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  1. Robert J. Sampson, “Crime in Cities: The Effects of Formal and Informal Social Control,” in Communities and Crime, vol. 8, Crime and Justice, ed. Albert J. Reiss and Michael Tonry (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987), 271-311. 
  2. Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Youth Services, “Family Status of Delinquents in Juvenile Correctional Facilities in Wisconsin” (1994). The data from the report were merged with Current Population Survey data on family structure
    in Wisconsin for that year to derive rates of incarceration by family structure.
  3. David P. Farrington, “Implications of Criminal Career Research for the Prevention of Offending,” Journal of Adolescence 13 (1990): 93-113.
  4. Kyrre Breivik and Dan Olweus, “Adolescent’s Adjustment in Four Post-Divorce Family Structures: Single Mother, Stepfather, Joint Physical Custody and Single Father Families,”
    Journal of Divorce and Remarriage
    44, no. 3 (2006): 114. 
  5. Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, To Have and To Hold: Strategies to Strengthen Marriage and Relationships (Canberra, Australia, Parliament of Australia: 1998), 36.

It is seems that the possibility that divorce affects children negatively ranked low on the priority list of Betty Friedan and cohort, when they did their best to launch the deconstruction of the family, no matter the cost.  What were they thinking?

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The divorce revolution ends reign of the family

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The divorce revolution ends the reign of the family

The divorce revolution – for all practical ends and purposes – put an end to traditional marriage vows that once meant much and were taken seriously:

The man:
“I, [name of groom], take thee, [name of bride], to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till in death we part, and with this ring I thee wed, and with my body I thee honor, and pledge my faithfulness.”

The woman:
“I, [name of bride], take thee, [name of groom], to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till in death we part, and with this ring I thee wed, and with my body I thee honor, and pledge my faithfulness.”

Regardless of which of many creative variations the exchanges of those vows now employ, and even if they are older, traditional ones, for most they have primarily nostalgic but no practical value.  For some, those who marry themselves or their dogs, they have only nostalgic value, while for most onlookers they have become a joke.

Yes, we have come a long way in three generations.  Marriage is no longer legally and morally binding for life, thanks to the divorce revolution pushed by people such as Betty  Friedan, the other members of NOW, and by their collaborators.

Here are examples of the many aspects of the reality of that:

The divorce revolution brought lasting changes, permanence, to the ups and downs during 144 years of marriage and divorce rates

Marriage and Divorce Rates (h/t dadsdivorce.com)

The marriage and divorce trends are not driven by the desires of the grass roots. They are man-made, more correctly made by feminism and driven by the influence of the feminist ideology and feminists in all sectors and institutions of society.

The resulting marriage and divorce trends and their harmful consequences are not peculiar to just the U.S. or any other or just some of the developed nations.  They are endemic in all of civilization, as much as the declining birth rates and total fertility rates are becoming increasingly more pervasive in all nations of the world.

The divorce revolution caused German divorce trend to grow, year after year, with one short interruption, but the numbers resumed their increase without delay.

German Divorce Trends

In Germany, 1977 was the Year of Divorce Reform, celebrated as the marriage law reform of the century.  The divorce reforms made divorce more punitive and somewhat more difficult, more expensive, to obtain.  It could be said that if marriage is the prerequisite for divorce, then it can also be said that the taxing of divorce is the consequence of the latter.  More…

Still, although the German divorce reforms had an immediate impact and caused a substantial decline in divorces in Germany, German divorce trends soon recovered. By 1985, just eight years after the “marriage law reform of the century,” the German divorce trend had resumed, almost as if the marriage law reform had never happened.

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