In the New York Times there is an absolutely devastating attack on the culture of Goldman Sachs, by one of its senior executives. He announces that he is resigning today because he has had it with the firm's alleged practices. He criticises the way in which one of the world's largest and most important investment banks now looks after the interests of its clients.
"I've been doing everything in our powers to do what we can to reduce these gas prices," Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Senate hearing on Tuesday. Sen. Lee then asked Chu: "Are you saying that you no longer share the view that we need to figure out how to boost gasoline prices in America?"
"I no longer share that view," Sec. Chu said. Chu is chauffeured to and from work on the taxpayers' dime.
... Admittedly, comparing radical feminists to Shakers is a stretch. While both tendentiously preach equality of the sexes as the primary virtue, the Shakers approached their ideal through celibacy and fruitful labor while radical feminists seem to revel in public displays of outrage whenever the media gives them occasion to sally forth from their academic sinecures.
I suppose this means that aside from the nightly news archives, radical feminists will only leave behind a legacy of endowed chairs rather than the kind that go around your dining room table. And it is primarily through such academic institutions that their poisonous philosophy continues to propagate, since transmitting anti-family values through the patriarchic hegemony of the family would entail a self contradiction. Not to mention the fact that the actual experience of motherhood tends to undermine radical feminism in predictable ways.
Perhaps this is why practitioners like Sandra Fluke seek to avoid motherhood. Source of funds aside, one can only wish her the greatest success in this objective, along with all like-minded feminists that would like to join her and the Shakers as colorful footnotes in history. . . .
Somewhat dated, but the Mollison and Fischer medical experiments on the Herero of SW Africa should support this theory. It became the foundation for some of Dr. Josef Mengele's best work. Besoeker: this is far away from the WoT. I'm leaving the post stand because we have comments, but no more of this, please. AoS.
That this policy would eventually be broached, as this article does, was an outcome was predicted years ago by the pro-life intellectuals. The next steps are "reasoned debate", then "calls for letigitimization" based on the fact that it was discussed in scientific journals, followed by someone doing it, getting prosecuted, taken to the Supreme Court, then "legalized" through "non-prosecution" a la Roe V. Wade. The key being "non-prosecution": as long as the cops are forbidden or not allowed to arrest you, there is no downside to crimes that profit you.
This used to be my trip-wire: adoption of this measure was evidence that the process of redress was irreparably broken. Within the last month, I took a re-look at the criteria and was obliged to revise my definition of that tripwire "downwards", meaning that the trip-wire had been crossed as far back as the Clinton Presidency, but I didn't realize it until that revision took place. However, my logistical criteria, what I required to address the perpetrators, had been previously revised upwards.
Up until now, those two criteria had not crossed, meaning I was willing to use the current process of redress. Once the revision indicated they had, I started devoting my time to closing the logistical capability gap.
"After listening to these two stories, I said, "You know, this is not just sin or an excess of freedom in the old sense of doing whatever you please. This is the pursuit of a counter metaphysic. In the old order, there was a sense of right and wrong and people felt obligated to conform themselves to it to a certain degree. But now the self has become God, and in doing whatever this self wants, people are not just being free, they are consciously practicing this anti-religion which overthrows all objective right and makes the self the center of the universe."
Isn't it strange how we can afford all these bullshit technological tchotchkes and whatnot, and simultaneously how everyone's always talking about how great the economy's doing, and everything... BUT... the economy's so bad we have to always give in to all these chickenshit bioethicysts about their pet peeves?
Most respectively Dr. Steve, many of us DO see this as.... "Terror." I would emplore you and your colleagues to permit us to continue monitoring and reporting on it.
No. Rantburg is specifically about the war against the Caliphatists, and relatedly about the drug war because the Caliphatists finance themselves and entwine themselves with the sale of various drugs. There are plenty of websites on the internet which cover abortion and infanticide, the ideas of Dr. Kevorkian, and similar topics. Find them and add your stories to theirs. Or start your own blog, and add the URL to your Rantburg nym. I always check out the sites of our posters, and I've no doubt others here do, too.
We had eighty articles yesterday. It's getting to be too many to deal with, if one wants to do anything else beyond reading
Besoeker, one of the reasons for the O Club is to have these kind of conversations. It's for any Rantburger who wants to poke his head in, not just officers -- whatever that term might mean at Rantburg.
And just to be clear: I agree with you that the story you posted is horrifying, and the mindset needs to be fought before it gains significant traction. But it still isn't anything to do with the war on terror,
Thank you for all you do here at Rantburg. I will certainly comply with the rules of the site.
However, I do believe that modern liberalism/progressivism is a greater threat to our nation than al Qaeda, Russia, China, or any other terrorist group. We are losing the WOT because of soft-headed liberal ideas.
Golly that was so easy and all before breakfast. Now let's take care of the old people and declare them dead at age what 50, 55, 60,...? And what about the people who speak out about the neo-bioethicists Nazis? Or the bloggers? Should be able to handle that by noon, eh?
Most of us hold Holocaust revisionists and deniers in absolute contempt, as we should. We look askance, and also hold in contempt entire nations who turned a blind eye to Nazi attrocities perpetrated against the Jew during the 1930's and 1940's.
Will our children, history, and an angry God also hold us in contempt, for not speaking out about these horrible practices?
I will not bring it up again, but the atrocities perpetrated against the unborn and the new born in the name of personal convenience should be loudly shouted from every rooftop. They cannot speak for themselves. We are all they have. If we fail them we are surely doomed, and rightly so.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.