Thursday, October 15, 2015

It's a weird world after all

The Other McCain keeps an eye on the absurdities among the neurotics in feminism, and reveals to us that the term mental illness, chemical imbalance, or neurosis are out: The new term is "neruodivergent".

and, being a common sense male chauvanist pig, he comments:

 Here, let’s consult Wikipedia:
There is a neurodiversity movement, which is an international civil rights movement that has the autism rights movement as its most influential submovement. This movement frames autism, bipolarity and other neurotypes as a natural human variation rather than a pathology or disorder, and its advocates reject the idea that neurological differences need to be (or can be) cured, as they believe them to be authentic forms of human diversity, self-expression, and being.
In order words, these people aren’t crazy, they’re just “diverse,” and it isoppressive — a violation of their civil rights — to expect these kooks to behave like normal people. They are certified Special Snowflakes™ and how dare you judge them? Society must accept these “authentic forms of human diversity,” and if their “self-expression” takes the form of becoming tattoo-covered bisexual prostitutes posting nude selfies all over their Tumblr blog, only a hateful and intolerant bigot would criticize this “neurodivergent” behavior.

reminds me of Orwell's observation is the horrible —- the really disquieting —- prevalence of cranks wherever Socialists are gathered together. One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.

Come to think of it, StPaul said something to the effect to watch out for these types.

update: Read the complete essay by Orwell, who brings up how socialism meant different things to different folks:

To the ordinary working man, the sort you would meet in any pub on Saturday night, Socialism does not mean much more thanbetter wages and shorter hours and nobody bossing you about.
he then notes the people looking for a cause who join these movements:
-the kind of people I have been discussing; the foaming denouncers of the bourgeoisie, and the more-water-in-your-beer reformers of whom Shaw is the prototype, and the astute young social-literary climbers who are Communists now, as they will be Fascists five years hence, because it is all the go, and all that dreary tribe of high-minded women and sandal-wearers and bearded fruit-juice drinkers who come flocking towards the smell of ‘progress’ like bluebottles to a dead cat. The ordinary decent person, who is in sympathy with the essential aims of Socialism, is given the impression that there is no room for his kind in any Socialist party that means business. 
and here is the part that the Democratic party needs to note:

The ordinary man may not flinch from a dictatorship of the proletariat, if you offer it tactfully; offer him a dictatorship of the prigs, and he gets ready to fight...

hmmm...maybe we should bring back the monasteries. Flannery O'Connor once quipped that the problem with the (Fundamentalist) Christians in the US was that they left their true believers in charge, whereas the Catholics isolated them in monasteries and convents, so they could leave ordinary people alone.

The joke about Catholics is that our rules are strict, but we don't always follow them, figuring God's mercy (or Mama Mary) would get us into heaven after awhile in purgatory.

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