Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Dworkin v Rand & Update on China

The recent death of Radical Feminist Writer Andrea Dworkin has reminded me of the lunacy of many modern political thinkers. Reason Magazine brings up numerous examples demonstrating her deep hatred of men. This is perhaps the worst:
"What needs to be asked," she notoriously told a British writer on Clinton's dalliance with Monica Lewinsky, "is, Was the cigar lit?"
Then again, she also wrote words like this:
"Intercourse is the pure, sterile, formal expression of men's contempt for women"
And:
"Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership"
This woman obviously had some serious issues (she was drug-raped). Contrast this with a rational approach like that advocated by Ayn Rand:
"The man who is proudly certain of his own value, will want the highest type of woman he can find, the woman he admires, the strongest, the hardest to conquer—because only the possession of a heroine will give him the sense of an achievement, not the possession of a brainless slut.He does not seek to gain his value, he seeks to express it."
"The most exclusive form - romantic love - is not an issue of competition. If two men are in love with the same woman, what she feels for either of them is not determined by what she feels for the other and is not taken away from him. If she chooses one of them, the 'loser' could not have had what the 'winner' has earned"
"It is one's own sense of life that acts as the selector, and responds to what it recognizes as one's own basic values in the person of another. It is not a matter of professed convictions (though these are not irrelevant); it is a matter of much more profound, conscious and subconscious harmony"
Words of wisdom. You have to wonder why people as obviously disturbed as Dworkin are treated with such respect. Meanwhile Ayn Rand still exists on the fringes of intellectual life.
Speaking of admirable individuals, I just read this speech by Rupert Murdoch. What a contrast to the last media king! Ted "Fox is Hitler" Turner

China Update: Larry Kudlow looks at the 'China Mess' and points out the obvious: that there is a real geopolitical and economic mess brewing in northeast Asia. This huge post is also worth a read.

6 Comments:

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Jono said...

Hey All

NZ Political Idol is coming, voting begins on Saturday 23rd April, and one candidate will be voted off each week. If you wanna go and have a look at the candidates that are up for the title click the link above and read each of their profiles and decide who you want to vote off for week 1. The person with the most votes at the end of each week will be eliminated.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger not apathetic said...

james
i have found some Stuff, it involves compulsory “tolerance training is schools”, this should ring alarm bells for all freedom loving people. It looks to be compulsory for all students and staff
This has been put into effect in some states in America. look up www.cwfa.ORG/ARTICLES/726/CFREPORT FOR MORE INFO OR SEARCH FOR “TOLERANCE TRAINING, or queer discrimination in schools. for those of you in NZ here is the addy of the person running it
Rebecca blaikie
Rebecca@youth.net.nz
Or
Sarah helm
Sarah.helm@nzaf.org.nz
This is also being run by “rainbow youth”
The “new Zealand Aids foundation”-who also are in favour of banning what they define as hate speech- ditto for the womans Islamic foundation run by anjum raham (I think), which is also connected to our labour (communist) government….hmmm…sounds a bit fishy to me..
There is a conference going down in wellington about this so called “safety in schools” conference- expect a loving view on it from the media puppets about how it will end discrimination (?).
See also www.bpnews.net/
This so called tolerance training will be mandatory, so spread the word-from what I have read it removes parents rights (I don’t like that word) and gives the nanny state more power, overruns religious and freedoms of expression all in the name of tolerance. It is extremely draconian, I will keep you people posted, I am planning to attend the conference and give you some feedback if you want it

 
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