culture, link

https://quillette.com/2018/08/02/the-death-of-the-author-and-the-end-of-empathy/

-"The Death of the Author and the End of Empathy" by Heather Mac Donald

culture, interesting stuff, quote

I expect you may not be aware of it, but the anti-bullying psychology, created by left-thinking university psychology professors, is the ultimate in political correctness, turning every one of us into a potential bully or victim, or, to use your preferred language, oppressor or oppressed. Thanks to the successful political activism of the anti-bullying field, schools are now required to function as totalitarian police establishments responsible for children’s interpersonal relationships 24/7. School staff need to do double duty as security guards, detectives and judges, treating any complaint of subjective harm as a serious crime needing thorough investigation, interrogation, adjudication, reporting and punishing. Rather than eliminating bullying, these laws have led to a growing epidemic of bullying and intensified hostilities among students, parents, teachers and administrators. Today is the most stressful time in history to be a school administrator, as they can face lawsuits for failing to accomplish the impossible (research has shown that the most highly regarded anti-bullying programs barely cause a dent in the problem, yet schools are supposed to know how to get stop all children from being bullied.) Just today, the news reported that a Pennsylvania court awarded a student $500,000 dollars (link is external) because the school district could not stop fellow students from ridiculing her “gender-nonconformist presentation” – in all three schools she attended! Half a million dollars! American dollars, not Canadian! For a mere $500, I could have taught the girl how to stop being bullied, but now we, the taxpayers, have to fork out half-a-million bucks because schools can’t force all children to respect nonconformist gender presentation. In actuality, the schools’ attempts to stop the bullying made the bullying escalate.

-Kalman, The Two “Fatal Flaws Lurking in American Leftist Politics”

literary critique, literature, review, thought piece, Uncategorized, video

[review] Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017) surprised me. It isn't perfect, but it ended up being way better than I thought it would be. A lot of "hard-core" GitS fans were disappointed apparently, but, considering the quality of other film adaptations of anime, they were being unduly harsh. The Plot One of the major complaints about… Continue reading [review] Ghost in the Shell (2017)

quote

“The ancient Jews always blamed themselves when things fell apart. They acted as if God’s goodness – the goodness of reality – was axiomatic, and took responsibility for their own failure. That’s insanely responsible. But the alternative is to judge reality as insufficient, to criticize Being itself, and to sink into resentment and the desire for revenge.”

-12 Rules For Life, Dr. Jordan Peterson, 157.

nonfiction, original fiction, personality, random writing, thought piece

[posting][opinion] Ceding INTJ Control: Part One

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. -Proverbs 3: 5-6 When it comes to being a Type 5w6 INTJ, I'm a pretty happy camper. However, there are some times when I frustrate myself or catch… Continue reading [posting][opinion] Ceding INTJ Control: Part One

literary critique, literature, nonfiction, original fiction, thought piece

[posting] Theologizing Landscapes: the Rural and the Urban

For the past eight and a half years of my life, I have been living abroad in an Asian city of about nine million people. Upon returning home, I did not experience the usual reverse culture shock, except in regards to the breadth of the Canadian sky. There is something about the Ottawa summer sky… Continue reading [posting] Theologizing Landscapes: the Rural and the Urban

nonfiction, thought piece

[opinion] Irony: Flaiano’s Future Just Arrived

In Italy there are two types of fascists: fascists and anti-fascists. -Ennio Flaiano Something very interesting happened today in Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Against Fascism protested a pro-Locke Street Patriot rally which included other groups such as Sons of Odin. This comes on the heels of a riotous attack on Locke Street by the so-called Ungovernables.… Continue reading [opinion] Irony: Flaiano’s Future Just Arrived

nonfiction, thought piece

[article/posting response] Woman Realizes That She’s Been Accidentally Abusing Her Husband This Whole Time…

"If he’s confident with himself and who he is, he’ll come to resent you. If he’s at all unsure about himself, he’ll start to believe you, and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Neither one is a desirable, beneficial outcome to you, him or the marriage." What happens when wives become moms to their husbands and… Continue reading [article/posting response] Woman Realizes That She’s Been Accidentally Abusing Her Husband This Whole Time…