If you’ve been keeping up with culture, society, and the political situation as I have, you realize we are in a dire situation in the United States. It leaves one to question exactly where this country is headed, so in this article, I’d like to peer into the future, near and far.
Currently the political left is having a hey day with censorship. Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, and left-leaning tech companies are censoring and blocking people left and right and proud of it. This has left many people wondering where to go online, not only for right-wing politics, but for free speech in general. With so many left-leaning companies censoring people, this brings up the dangerous question: What about Automattic and WordPress.com?
Beware: Long article alert. This article was written last year and not published right away. I’ve discovered even more since then, which you can now read about in my 70+ page rough draft book Satan’s Greatest Plot. However, that book is currently unfinished and doesn’t cover the Christian response as given here.
One evening, I decided to look up “anti-feminism” on DuckDuckGo. (I don’t trust Google because the results are skewed. They support feminism.) My aim was to make inroads into the anti-feminist movement that I had read was quite prevalent among video-gamers. The result was that I ended up discovering the red-pill. What follows in this article is the spark notes of my discoveries and the Christian response.
If I could point to an art-form that is the most evil of all, I would pick fractal-making. This probably comes as a surprise. After all, fractals seem completely harmless and there is plenty of abuse in other art-forms. Anime, pornography, etc. have their evils. However, wickedness is usually readily apparent in these other art-forms, whereas in abstract art, chiefly fractal art, the evil is on an abstract level, and that’s what makes it so dangerous.
Manliness in America (and Europe and Japan for that matter) is on the decline. Fatherhood is also on the decline. People have noticed, but they’ve attributed all sorts of wrong ideas as to why. But one thing that is true: the decline of fatherhood is linked to the decline in manliness. But what is “manliness”? Brett McKay, author of the blog The Art of Manliness, has taken a novel approach by going very ancient. I agree that we can learn authentic manliness from the ancients. However, Mr. McKay’s ideas are tainted by a modern lens. His underlying thought is that we need to redefine manliness in a way that is compatible with the modern setting, separating it from those attributes that we typically associate with manliness. It’s a tempting idea, but it’s horribly wrong, and it’s this same thinking that is attempting to write a new narrative on how men should think all the while fighting the natural (God-designed) way men are made.
Since I can’t stand leaving such half-baked ideas of his article unchallenged, let’s go over them, shall we? I’ll be discussing two articles: his main article on manliness and a Q&A he did for VerilyMag.
I’ve been blogging since 2011, and since then, my blog has reached over 137,500 views. That’s alot of people. But it’s mostly the same handful of articles, the articles that actually help people. The opinion articles that I spend so much time writing receive very little attention. Not to say that’s unexpected; there’s already too much opinion in the world. However, people are always interested in new ideas and opinions, and I’m starting to believe it’s the medium of influence that has changed.
Computers follow the old rule GIGO: garbage in garbage out. Computers are only as smart as the guy who programs them. However, there’s something special about the way computers handle data. They are like naive children who are perfectly honest. If you try to make them do one thing while telling them something else, they will correctly perform what you told them to do even though it will annoy you. Analogously, you can’t say “Make ice cream” to this naive child while implying they not use milk. The child will come back to you and say, “Here’s your ice cream” and it will have milk. It’s pure honesty. “That is what you said you wanted, right?”
Yes, my title sounds butchered, but read on…
Ten years ago, every store in America proclaimed Christmas at every corner. Then gradually it was changed to being more liberal-favoring by saying “Happy Holidays” to be inclusive of Hanukkah. Today, there is not even a mention of Christmas or even holidays. Walmart is content to call itself “America’s Best Toy Store”, and Amazon prides itself on offering Black Friday (or Cyber Monday) deals, and in other stores, employees are discouraged or forbidden from calling out seasons greetings unless a customer initiates it.
Four years ago, I wrote about the indie game Tears of Avia. Normally, indie games as nice looking as this one tend to peter out as devs lose interest and life circumstances make it difficult. Such was not the fate of Tears of Avia, which finally got its launch October 15 and announced in happy exasperation on the Patreon page. Though the Kickstarter failed, the dev found a publisher, PQube, to continue funding the game’s production.
In Liberal Land, one of the most revered books is 1984, which tells the sad tale of what communism does to people. And yet, those same people desperately want a communist society. People have this strange (ahem, foolish) idea that somehow as long as their guy gets into power, everything will be hunky dory. The old argument is “Communism works, it just hasn’t been done right yet”. History teaches us that humans act roughly the same throughout history. Democracies have a short lifespan whereas monarchies last for millenia. War tactics never change which is why the book The Art of War by Sun Tzu never becomes outdated.