Now, I can support this push for Equal Pay

Five key members of the U.S. women’s soccer team have filed a federal complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging wage discrimination. In the complaint, the players cite USSF figures from last year showing that they were paid nearly four times less than men’s players despite generating much more revenue. (Washington Post)

If this is true, then I can wholeheartedly support this push for Equitable Pay. I don’t say “Equal Pay” because — if the women’s soccer team is generated more revenue for the entity paying their salaries, they should make more than the men…

It’s a type of Supply & Demand — if a job requires skills that few individuals can supply, those who can should tend to make more. This extends to the soccer team, because they would be clearly producing a higher rate of return the male team isn’t – so – the women should be paid more…

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Freedom + Rights are Un-Intellectual

What you read below is about – demonstrating for all to see —- The Power of Shaming

discipline punishThis is about Institutional Lynch Mob Justice to establish Thought Discipline.

This is meant to send a message to everyone who witnesses it — If you dare cross what they deem Intellectually Acceptable —- You are — Fair Game

In the fall of 2014, junior faculty member Cheryl Abbate told a student, who secretly recorded the exchange, that his defense of man-woman marriage was an unacceptable topic in her ethics class and compared his views to racism. She said, “You can have whatever opinions you want but I can tell you right now, in this class homophobic comments, racist comments, and sexist comments will not be tolerated.” And then she told the student he should drop the class.

On this very popular blog, Professor McAdams outed the incident and charged the teaching assistant with “using a tactic typical among liberals now. Opinions with which they disagree are not merely wrong, and are not to be argued against on their merits, but are deemed ‘offensive’ and need to be shut up.”

A firestorm ensued that pitted the academic freedom of McAdams against the leftist pieties of the officially “Catholic” institution.

The teaching assistant is said to have gotten mean emails, though she was hailed as a liberal hero and went on to a tenure track position at another university. McAdams was brought up on charges. (Breitbart Big Government)

At one time, the rallying cry on campus was Freedom and Rights for all.shaming

Now that they control Academia — Tyranny is more Humanistic.

It was announced this week that a “diverse” faculty committee recommended to the university president that McAdams be suspended without pay from April 1 through the fall of 2016 and that he lose his job unless he admits “guilt” and apologized “within the next two weeks.”

Mao would have forced him to march around the university square to be Shamed by faculty, staff, and student body alike, whether they fired him or not…

In the People’s Republic of China, self-criticism, called ziwo pipan (自我批判) or jiǎntǎo (检讨) in Chinese, is an important part of Maoist practice.

Such sessions could be elaborate, public and frequent, and included denunciations. Under the Khmer Rouge, self-criticism sessions were known as rien sot, meaning “religious education“. In his memoir The Gate,François Bizot recalls observing the Khmer Rouge engaging in frequent self-criticism to reinforce group cohesion during his imprisonment in rural Cambodia in 1971. (Self-Criticism Sessions in Communist Tyranny)

Show Trials + Public Shaming + Forced Confessions among peers are —- a Hallmark of Dictatorially Regimes around the Earth throughout recorded History…

Welcome to North Korea…

“you [must] express deep regret for the harm suffered by our former graduate student and instructor, Ms. Abbate.”

The ever quotable and crusty McAdams compared the demand to the “Inquisition, in which victims who ‘confessed’ they had been consorting with Satan and spreading heresy would be spared execution.” He called the demand a violation of “black letter guarantees of academic freedom embodied in University statutes.”  (Breitbart)

If you want to see this spelled out Intellectually:

Read Discipline/Punish by Michael Foucault.

In it, you will find that Progressivism seeks a return to the Feudalism of the Middle Ages in culture as well as Socialist, “Community-oriented” economic theory:

[In Early-Modern Western Culture] many of these non-corporal penalties were accompanied by additional penalties that involved a degree of torture…

Torture is a technique; it is not an extreme expression of lawless rage.

It must mark the victim: it is intended, either by the scar it leaves on the body, or by the spectacle that accompanies it, to brand the victim with infamy;

even if its function is to ‘purge””’ the crime, torture does not reconcile;

it traces around or, rather, on the very body of the condemned man signs that must not be effaced;

PC-Culture has reached the Terminal Stage now that Progressivism has become the overwhelmingly dominant Ideology of the Entertainment, Academic, and News institutions in the United States and Western European-dominated Intellectualism.

Along with the power of the state to “Redistribute” Wealth — (read: “Control” who has it) — as was done under Feudalism prior to the rise of Democracy and Industrialization — the power of the State and Institutions to exercise Shaming via Public Displays of Humiliation — or loss of control over the individual’s emotional or physical heath – was far more intended to — influence witnesses of the personal carnage — than it was to punish the victim.

Welcome to the Dark Ages 2.0…

Onward and upward…

Slaves and Profitability…

This is no science fiction. The Harvard-trained neurobiologist was taking advantage of one of his own inventions, a device called Thync, which promises to help users activate their body’s “natural state of energy or calm” — for a retail price of a mere $199. (Washington Post)

What does this wonder-gadget using electroshock or magnetisms to produce “happiness” have to do with Caitlyn Jenner, Obamacare, and Hippies?

Much – if you think about it.

The “natural” state of the body is that – when you push it too far – it fatigues – when you stress it out too much – you discover there are things you are doing , or that are being done to you, that are not in your best interest. Pain, stress, fatigue, and “negative” outcomes of stimulation are not in themselves – bad. They are indicators.

The “body’s natural state of energy or calm” is an advertising slogan to norm a product and a behavior.

Let Science take away your pain. It can do miracles today.

Can’t afford it? Let the government help you out. Happiness is guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence, isn’t it?

If an unwanted pregnancy gets in your way, if the astronomical cost of maintaining your mental health is preventing you from getting an abortion, if your psychologist or school teacher helps you understand you were born in the wrong body, let Science produce your salvation, and get your insurance company to pay for it, or all tax payers.

What can be wrong with Mind over Matter if it produces – Happiness? There can never be too much of a good thing, right?

The Counter-Culture in the 60s and 70s thought so.

It was the first big push to combine Sex with Pharmaceuticals and Profit. All three produced psychological and physical dependence attacking the pleasure centers of the brain for a price. That sounds nice until you remember the toll it unleashed on countless individuals and society itself.

Discoveries made in the 1950s initially suggested that rodents could not stop electrically stimulating parts of their brain, mainly the nucleus accumbens, which was theorized to produce great pleasure.[1] Further investigations revealed that the septum pellucidium and the hypothalamus can also be targets for self-stimulation.[2] More recent research has shown that the so-called pleasure electrodes lead only a form of wanting or motivation to obtain the stimulation, rather than pleasure. (Wikipedia on what we learned about “pleasure” from the Skinner Box)

There are always hidden consequences when the reality of nature is warped too much at the hands of mankind – Science-driven or not.

THYNC and Muse are two wearable headbands that use electrical nerve stimulation and an EEG respectively to read your mind. THYNC looks to alters your mood, while Muse reads your thoughts to help in meditation.

There’s real, peer-reviewed science behind the theory driving these devices. It involves stimulating key regions of the brain — with currents or magnetic fields — to affect emotions and physical well-being. It isn’t too different from how electroshock therapy works to counter certain mental illnesses and how deep-brain stimulation smooths motion disorders such as  multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Indeed, recent studies have looked at the technique as a possible treatment for stroke, autism and anorexia.

If grandma is getting on your nerves, or you made the mistake of not aborting your autistic child, hook her up to the jumper cables and let Science “cure” her… We’ve been doing it to “normalize” mental patients for over a century. What could be wrong with that…?

You aren’t against the Pursuit of Happiness, are you?

Lots of people and companies are making investments, too, from Silicon Valley venture capitalists to large pharmaceutical companies and even the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. And according to the start-ups selling the products, their technology appears to be safe and effective based on certain, very controlled tests.

Rampant drug addiction, a “spike” in violent crime becoming the new “normal”, and an equal spike in STDs – deadly and otherwise – came along with the benefits of the Hippie Culture of Peace, Drugs, and Rock n Roll.

“Turn on, tune in, drop out” is a counterculture-era phrase popularized by Timothy Leary in 1966. In 1967 Leary spoke at the Human Be-In, a gathering of 30,000 hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and phrased the famous words, “Turn on, tune in, drop out” (Wikipedia)

Maybe if the gurus of Well-Being back then had had the technology of today, everyone would be as happy as they promised when they sought to cure all social ills via narcotics, entertainment, and the eradication of moral norms deemed no longer acceptable in a more Enlightened Age?

Or, maybe the consequences of ignoring natural limitations and signals your body is trying to communicate from inside our thick skulls could turn out to be just as drastic and devastating as physical and psychological dependence on drugs, rapid spread of disease, and break down of the family have been since the 60s?

One thing is clear — a handful of individuals are going to get fabulously rich – no matter what happens…

Better Living Thru Chemistry has Failed – so…

These gadgets claim to be able to make you have more willpower, think more creatively and even jump higher. One day, their makers say, the technology may even succeed in delivering on the holy grail of emotions: happiness. (Washington Post)

“Turn on, tune in, drop out” is a counterculture-era phrase popularized by Timothy Leary in 1966. In 1967 Leary spoke at the Human Be-In, a gathering of 30,000 hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and phrased the famous words, “Turn on, tune in, drop out”. (Wikipedia)

The phrase “Better Living Through Chemistry” was used on products that were not affiliated with DuPont to circumvent trademark infringement This transmutation is now more commonly used than the original. This statement is used for commentary on several different topics, from the promotion of prescription or recreational drugs, to the praise of chemicals and plastics, to the sarcastic criticism of the same. (Wikipedia)

Fascism

One reason I’m ambivalent about the “pros” of Legalizing Drugs is — what are you goanna do – make em free?

Drugs are about Money + Control.

Get the masses hooked on something. If it costs money, you profit. If it encourages dependence – halleluiah…!

If it encourages dependence on the Government —- The New Age has Arrived…!!

Entertainment

Control of the Entertainment Industry is a far more chancy way to control the masses than dependence on Pharmaceuticals or Straight Out Narcotics…

The power of money and cost of production and distribution favor the consumers too much. (That’s why the “artist” and “patrons of art” have always decried Mass Consumption of entertainment as “base”, “unsophisticated”, and “lower art”.)

Health Care

Extreme pricing in the Health Care Industry — or turning it over to the Government — makes slaves of the masses much more easily…

Insurance Companies offer Salvation – but its a form of Medieval Indulgences. — It’s legalized Extortion. Pay the mafia don a certain sum every month, or when you break your leg physically – the Health “Care” Industry will break every bone in your body – financially…

Plus – Insurance distorts the pricing mechanism of capitalism – causing prices to soar – which produces the Mafia/Extortion effect…

Drugs

But making them Physically + Psychologically Dependant on Industry and/or Government is by far the best avenue for – Control…

A History of Post-Modern Slavery

They tried mixing Drug + Sex Culture in the 60s thru 80s – but it produced negative consequences at a time the Elites in favor of it —– did not dominate Education, Politics, and News…. though they did control Entertainment and sold Sexual Dysfunction + Addiction to Narcotics and Psychedelics as —- Liberating and Cool…

“Turn on, tune in, drop out” is a counterculture-era phrase popularized by Timothy Leary in 1966. In 1967 Leary spoke at the Human Be-In, a gathering of 30,000 hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and phrased the famous words, “Turn on, tune in, drop out” (Wikipedia)

Focus on Youth — The Communists Understood That…

They did have professors preaching this — but they didn’t have the kind of Control of primary and secondary education like they do now.

No More Family

That is why they now have the ability to bypass not just the Church but Parents as well —- as they condition kids to believe —- absolutely anything they want them to believe —- like —- pronouns are evil – (Gender-specific and gender-neutral pronouns) – and sexual organs, naturally produced hormones, and sexual reproduction — are meaningless.  Meaning is whatever you want it to be + Science will help you reshape “reality” any which way “you” want it —- after they’ve brainwashed you…

Drugs Again

But if you really want to —- own the masses —– make them slaves to addiction…

Create Products that – produce Happiness.

If they end up coming with Harmful Side-Affects – make sure they produce as much Physical and/or Psychological Dependence —- as possible…

Then you have your slaves… 

Medieval Society 2.0

There is an excellent post at American Thinker with quotes demonstrating how Progressivism wants ideologically to re-create a Tyranny that is a de-evolution of society back to a past state of mankind rather than reach new heights we might best describe as Post-Freedom…

Below is my comment to the post, because this is something I’ve been frustrated with since college in the 1990s…

Amen.

This is about power + domination.

It mouths moral absolutes in the name of Liberty + Freedom from Oppression — but what it does is re-create the dominant position of the church hierarchy of the Dark Ages.

What we are witnessing with the Shock Troops on campus and in the streets is — the return of the Spanish Inquisition.

This is why I absolutely hate them.

I hate with a burning passion the intelligent people at the top who’ve worked for decades to gain this control over hearts and minds.

I despise the brainless minions dancing with such fervor on the puppet strings.

I can’t stand the hypocrisy. The contempt. The lunacy of frothing at the mouth to eradicate wrong-thinking individuals because they refuse to comply with irrationality…

When the elite shapers of culture are able to penalize me and drive me underground in society —- because I dare to show I believe male genitalia, production of sperm, testosterone and so on — has more to do with whether someone is a male or female than anything else —- I exist under a tyranny.

When the elite shapers of culture want to use the power of the Rico Laws to come after me because — I believe the sun might have more to do with the state of Climate than man-made carbon emissions —- I exist under a tyranny.

When Free Speech has become Oppression and our Constitution needs to change so the power of the state can replace the power of the mob to punish individuals who say things the elite shapers of culture don’t like — I exist under a tyranny.

This is the fruition of decades of efforts to produce a Progressive Theocracy.

Welcome to the dawn of Medieval Society 2.0…

(P.S. – It’s a statement of fact to say the 20th century proved via overwhelming evidence that Communism was not the final stage of evolution after democracy and industrial capitalism. —- In every national experiment on the planet, what was produced was — a return to Feudalism….

Welcome to the dawn of Medieval Society 2.0…)

NWO Quote of the Day – Tragedy and Hope

When the business interests, led by William C. Whitney, pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883 [in order to knock out patronage donations for campaign financing], they expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally. Indeed, some of them intended to contribute to both and to allow an alternation of the two parties in public office in order to conceal their own influence, inhibit any exhibition of independence by politicians, and allow the electorate to believe that they were exercising their own free choice. (Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley 1966)

The cost of running for public office has been one of the greatest avenues for corrupting Democracy since the early days of the nation…

NWO Quote of the Day

Cordell Hull, Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt, was a believer in the theory that “if goods can’t cross borders, armies will.”

Since the UN Charter, countries are no longer permitted to use force to back up their economic claims…But if the Atlantic Charter concept of equal access to raw materials cannot be guaranteed by the use of force, we need to implement it by institutional arrangements that include an effective combination of incentives to cooperation and deterrents to destructive behavior.

The Hard Road to World Order (1974) CFR by Richard N. Gardner

Both Cordell Hull and President Roosevelt were Freemasons.