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novanleon 8 points ago +8 / -0

When a Leftist looks at you, they don't see a person, they just see a series of checkboxes for ideology and identity. They don't actually know how to relate to other people outside of these checkboxes. It's very sad.

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novanleon 12 points ago +12 / -0

The internet and social media has had the un-intuitive effect of making people more isolated and cold towards one another.

Actually getting to know someone personally is no longer important. We've substituted knowing someone's ideology for knowing them personally. People are no longer human beings to one another, they're just a representation of an ideology or identity group. If you don't check the right boxes, you're no better than a stranger, or worse, you're an enemy.

The Left has created a new religion to navigate this cold and impersonal reality while the Right is still clinging to the pre-internet conception of people as actual living, breathing persons, and the two are fundamentally incompatible.

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novanleon 12 points ago +12 / -0

Both you and u/acp_k2win are 100% correct, but this begs the question, why are the humanities so influential?

I'd wager it's because people are flawed, life is hard and people will continually seek escapism if given the opportunity.

By controlling the avenues for escapism that exist, you can control the narrative. By controlling the narrative you can reinforce good cultural values, but by creating avenues for escapism, you're also enabling undesirable behavior. To do something positive, you need to do something negative. It's a quandary.

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novanleon 6 points ago +6 / -0

Progressivism doesn't actually allow progress because that would take away their reason for existing.

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novanleon 4 points ago +4 / -0

So "anti-racist" = "racist"?

Of course we knew this all along, but it's so kind of them to admit it. These people are sick in the head.

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novanleon 5 points ago +5 / -0

People place Christians groups on the right because they don't actually understand political reality and default to the traditional left/right dichotomy (or they just want to smear anyone they disagree with). This framework assumes people either flow to the left towards collectivist authoritarianism or to the right towards nationalist authoritarianism. That's not how things work. The far-left and far-right have more in common with one another than classical liberals in the center. The true dichotomy is between authoritarianism and libertarianism.

Libertarianism (classical liberals, conservatives, libertarians) are on one side and authoritarianism (socialists, communists, fascists) on the other. People slide down the hill towards authoritarianism through enticement, moral decay and human nature. Libertarianism requires constant diligence and maintenance to protect it from authoritarians, which is why things generally always slide in one direction.

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novanleon 4 points ago +5 / -1

Gothix — an edgy looking black chick with lots of tattoos and a boyish haircut — is 100% not my type, but for some reason I find her very attractive.

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novanleon 3 points ago +3 / -0

The movement may fall but unfortunately the human failings that caused it to rise in the first place will continue... they'll just move on to something even more perverse. I'm sure a portion of them will wake up and escape from the movement, but those that don't will just move on to the next thing.

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novanleon 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don’t think anyone would say Catherine the Great is a typical woman.

Sure, not all women are nurturing and not all men are independent thinkers, but men and women both have different natures that make them better suited to different roles.

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novanleon 4 points ago +4 / -0

To be a leader you need to be willing to put emotions aside and challenge everyone around you in order to forge a path to the desired goal. Women just aren’t built for this; they are too compliant and agreeable and susceptible to suggestion by nature. This is because they were designed to fulfill a complementary role to men as nurturers and caretakers and these traits make them better at this role. This, however, makes them much more likely to follow others than lead others or strike out on their own.

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novanleon 7 points ago +8 / -1

This movement may be about female supremacy to the drones and mid-level leadership, but at the top level the entire feminist movement has long been just a vehicle for destroying the West and advancing the Marxist agenda. The moment feminism becomes inconvenient it is dropped in favor of something more advantageous to the agenda.

Look at what happened to so-called “women’s rights” once trans activism became the next big thing. Feminists (re-branded TERFs) actually became a villain for a time, once they were deemed inconvenient to the agenda. And then all of a sudden… oops, now abortion is a hot topic again, we’ll looky there, women’s rights are back on the menu again.

Female supremacy is just the carrot being used to steer women towards implementing Marxism.

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novanleon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wrightsville Beach is nice, but there are quite a few better beaches in NC and SC.

This just looks like a list of the most popular / mainstream beaches.

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novanleon 5 points ago +5 / -0

Saying this is a policy disaster is like saying something is "controversial" just because the Left doesn't like it. It's about time overturning Roe v. Wade happened, it was clearly never legally sound, and if people don't like it, too bad. We live under the rule of law, not the whims of the most radical.

If any corporation or person wants abortion bad enough to move out of the state, let them. This is the line in the sand people will fight for.

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novanleon 6 points ago +6 / -0

Clearly not all, given how many vocal anti-feminist women there are. There are some women that don't even support the 19th.

I'd say most women probably just think "feminism = equality" without actually knowing anything about the feminist movement or ideology. Most people, especially women, don't think too deeply about these topics or research them to any degree.

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novanleon 2 points ago +3 / -1

It's amazing how across all of Twitter and the "left-o-sphere", female humans are suddenly "women" again and not "birthing persons" or "bleeders".

I'm sure the timing is just a coincidence and has nothing to do with Roe v. Wade.

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novanleon 7 points ago +8 / -1

That's antithetical to the message of Jesus. It's not hate that makes us powerful, but rather love.

Not true. The importance of hating evil is all throughout the Bible (too many to quote here), including by Jesus specifically:

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to turn a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a person’s enemies will be the members of his household. The one who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and the one who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And the one who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. The one who has found his life will lose it, and the one who has lost his life on My account will find it." -- Matthew 10:34-39

"The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life." -- John 12:25

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money." -- Matthew 6:24

Also, nowhere does it say love makes us powerful. God is powerful, and He loves us, therefore we are preserved and protected, but we ourselves aren't powerful.

"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring charges against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, but rather, was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or trouble, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? Just as it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long; We were regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -- Romans 8:31-39

In fact, the scripture is quite clear that we're powerless.

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novanleon 6 points ago +6 / -0

Even if this was true (which it’s not), this is the parents responsibility, not the governments. Government cannot replace parents, nor should it even attempt to do so.

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novanleon 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think this Philosophy of War you mention aligns well with what I believe is the the root driving motivation of the Left: a hatred for existence itself.

This idea began to coalesce for me after hearing a talk by Jordan Peterson:

“They get angry at existence—which is what happened to Cain, as we saw in the Cain and Abel story. And then, the next step is to start taking revenge against existence. That cascades until it’s revenge against—well, I think the best way of thinking about it is revenge against God, for the crime of Being—which is, I think, the deepest sort of hatred that you can entertain.” - Jordan Peterson, “Biblical Series XIII: Jacob’s Ladder”

Of course, I don’t think most Leftists consciously walk around hating everything that exists, but it’s true that everyone has an intuitive moral framework that forms their initial thoughts and beliefs about things (see: Jonathan Haidt), and I think people on the Left have a moral intuition that tells them existence is unfair and filled with suffering, therefore it’s worthy of destruction and thus worthy of waging war against, ideally to recreate it in their image in the end.

People who are motivated primarily by this hatred would think tearing down everything that is true — and therefore worth preserving in our eyes — would actually be a good thing. They would be on the war path against everything real, which pretty much perfectly describes the Left at this point.

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novanleon 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm convinced secular society is going to die out and basically reset itself while the devout Christians continue to survive and thrive since they don't have to deal with any of this nonsense for the most part. In 100-200 years after the collapse/civil war/apocalypse, whatever remains of the United States will be a predominantly Christian society based on strong values and hard work, much like America 200 years ago. The significantly higher birthrates among devout Christians alone practically guarantees this.

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novanleon 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's the big question. Keeping money in savings is a bad idea due to inflation and the ridiculously low interest returns. Physical assets/property are the way to go, but it's tricky when the property market is this inflated.

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novanleon 6 points ago +6 / -0

Leftism reminds me of a quote:

“Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others.” -- Groucho Marx

Actually, Leftists do have principles, they're just very bad principles:

  1. Power above all else
  2. Might makes right
  3. Truth is relative
  4. Perception is reality
  5. The end justifies the means

The reason the Left's position appears to be referential from their POV and rapidly moving from everyone else's point of view is because their principles aren't based on facts about reality or human behavior, they're based on goals.

They could care less about what is right or wrong, or objective truths about the universe... they only care about achieving a specific ends, and if something works in favor of achieving that end, it's by definition "good". Everyone and everything is just a means to achieving an end, and their desired end is inherently good by virtue of who they are, so it follows that anything that helps them achieve that end is naturally good as well.

It's the ultimate manifestation of self-worship.

EDIT: Added some more.

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novanleon 16 points ago +16 / -0

The Left associated itself with science in order to gain credibility. Once the narrative was firmly established and they felt they owned the credibility, they started removing the actual science from "science", since all they really wanted was the credibility in the first place.

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novanleon 13 points ago +13 / -0

Why do Leftists always over-use profanity? It's crazy how consistently you can predict someone's politician leanings just by their use of profanity.

I think it has something to do with the degree of hatred and lack of self-restraint.

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