libera voce/libera mente

"free voice, free mind"

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

"Five Percent"

The Woman holds
Ninety-five percent
Of the power over you
But you must fight
To keep the five
Or the Whole World
Takes a dive.

"The Problem of Woman"

The Problem of Woman
Is her fanatical control
When she gains complete mastery
On to the next sorry Soul!

June 22, 2004

"The Beauty of Arguing" by John Leo

EXCERPTS

"I gave an informal talk the other night and got a very odd reaction. I was speaking at a small dinner--16 people--of a cultural group here in New York. My topic was the sometimes-demented culture of American universities. I talked about the repressive speech codes, stolen newspapers, canceled speakers; the defunded Christian groups; the distortion of the curriculum by powerful diversity bureaucracies; and the indoctrination of students, starting with freshman orientation and introductory writing courses.

Nothing in my remarks would have come as a surprise to readers of this column, and it turned out that maybe two thirds of the people at the dinner strongly agreed with my talk. But it shocked one man--a former university president of some note--who denounced my comments as "the most intellectually dishonest speech I have ever heard." I think he meant to say that he disagreed. Or maybe he thought I was attacking his old university. Nobody knows what he thought because he just repeated his "intellectually dishonest" remark and left, closing the door quickly behind him.

This will stick in my mind as a good example of what has happened to debate in this country. Given a chance to speak his piece, the college president just got mad and got out. It never used to be this way. As many reporters reminded us last week, Tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan fought sharply during the day but enjoyed having the occasional drink or two together after work. In the old days, William F. Buckley Jr. would hold public debates with all comers (I recall Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Steve Allen), then go out to a pleasant dinner with his opponent. Nowadays, Buckley or his adversary would probably be required to take umbrage, hurl some insult, then stomp out in a snit. I caught the tail end of the civil-argument culture when Garry Wills and I started out many years ago as the original columnists in the National Catholic Reporter. We would frequently attack each other's ideas, but it never affected our friendship. Why should it?"

"In my remarks at the dinner, I talked about the birth of a "no debate" style on many campuses. When sensitivity and nonjudgmentalism are the dominant virtues, raising arguments can be perilous--you never know which unauthorized campus opinion will turn out to be a sensitivity violation. Better to keep your head down. This is particularly true now that some speech codes explicitly say that challenging another student's beliefs is forbidden.

This is yet another perverse campus trend. Arguing is crucial to education. It's a kind of intellectual roughhouse that lets students try out new ideas. E. J. Dionne, the Washington Post columnist, sometimes tells his class at Georgetown that he intends to support the argument of whichever group in the class is in the minority. He does this because he wants his students to argue as passionately as possible without fear of intimidation by a dominant group.

In his book The Revolt of the Elites, the late Christopher Lasch wrote that only in the course of argument do "we come to understand what we know and what we still need to learn . . . we come to know our own minds only by explaining ourselves to others." If we wish to be engaged in serious argument, Lasch explained, we must enter into another person's mental universe and put our own ideas at risk. Exactly. When a friend launches an argument and your rebuttal starts to sound tinny to your own ears, it shouldn't be that hard to figure out that something's wrong--usually, that you don't really agree with the words coming out of your own mouth. Arguing can rescue us from our own half-formed opinions."

U.S. News and World Report

"How Many Special Groups"

How many special groups
Promote the "rights" of women
Or are these just your troups
For stripping them from men?

June 22, 2004

"To Our Constant Torment"

We can't spend all our days
Demanding special treatment
For you victimhood pays
To our constant torment.

June 22, 2004

"The Opposite She Will Do"

When a young guy thinks you hate women
He rushes to oppress you
When a young gal thinks you hate men
The opposite she will do.

June 22, 2004

"Just an Excuse"

It's not the Reality
It's just an excuse
Your anti-Male polity
Justifies your Abuse.

June 22, 2004

"With Us Enslaved"

To hear you tell it
To men you caved
How do you sell it
With us enslaved?

June 21, 2004

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Tide's Response RE: Anti-Male Commercial

Thanks for sharing your reaction to our Tide commercial. I'm sorry you don't like it.

Consumer review groups gave this ad positive ratings before we released it for public audiences. Because of those previous study results, your reaction is a surprise to us. It's also very valuable. Your feedback can help guide us in choosing our future advertising, and I'm sharing it with the rest of our Marketing Team.

Thanks again.

Shawnna
Tide Team

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

"At Least She Taught Us Some Greek"


Say what you will about the Feminist
At least she taught us some Greek
Now we know the misogynist
Is he who out against her speaks.

June 23, 2003

"His Freedom Know-How"


White Man wrote the First Amendment
He's most in need of it now
With anti-White Male hordes ascendant
He must resurrect his Freedom know-how.

June 10, 2003

"The Worst Thing to Come Down the Pike"

As it employs the tactics of Fascism
Perfected in the Third Reich
Political Correctness outdoes Communism
As the worst thing to come down the pike.

June 12, 2003

"Not Even Her Mother Would Know"

American woman should wear the burka
Just think what she'd save on clothes
Besides, when she's unfaithful
Not even her Mother would know.

2002

"Lipstick, Make-up, and Curls"


Their passion never veered too much
From lipstick, make-up, and curls
The difference today is that as such
They're expected to rule the world.

June 10, 2003

"A Woman With a Cry In Her Voice"

A Woman with a cry in her voice
May not really be sad
But to listen you have no real choice
Lest you be seen as a Cad.

June 10, 2003

Let the Lady Speak

Nancy Reagan is an adoring wife — far from a 'Stepford'
by Laura Schlessinger

EXCERPTS

"Men derive pleasure and purpose by serving their wives and children. Men are mentally and physically healthier and more functional and successful when they have their families to work for, to provide for and to protect. Men live for the affection and approval of their women. And men wither and die inside when their wives are dismissive, disdainful and rejecting."

"Since the 1960s, women have been told that what they felt and believed were innate female desires were social constructs imposed on them by a destructive, uncaring and selfish patriarchal environment. Much of the feminist propaganda degraded what is lovely and special about being a woman and attacked the true desires of most women: to mate, raise a family and be happy."

"Women today are so overwhelmed with trying to have a career and a marriage and children and extended family and neighbors and hobbies and . . . These homes have no real intimacy. This is true servitude. These women are the real Stepford Wives: trained to work until they drop, never truly able to enjoy their lives, never really available to embrace the wonder of motherhood and the deep satisfaction of a profoundly intimate relationship with their husbands."

(from USA Today)

Monday, June 14, 2004

Thank God They Changed Their Minds

Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade) and Sandra Cano (Jane Doe of Doe v. Bolton) speak out against abortion

Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano, the women whose Supreme Court cases Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton respectively made abortion legal on demand in the U.S., both now oppose abortion on demand.
In an interview on 8/10 with WBAP radio in Dallas, McCorvey announced, "I'm pro-life. I think I've always been pro-life, I just didn't know it" (Reaves, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/11/95). McCorvey, claimed before Roe that she had been raped, was 21 and pregnant when she approached atty Sarah Weddington about suing for the right to have an abortion. McCorvey never had an abortion, because the decision came too late. She carried the baby to term and gave it up for adoption. McCorvey later admitted that she had not been raped (ibid., 8/11). ABC's "World News Tonight" and "Nightline" featured exclusive interviews with McCorvey, in which she renounced her role in the abortion advocacy movement and declared that "abortion is wrong."

"I think abortion is wrong. I think what I did with Roe vs. Wade was wrong, and I just have to take a pro-life position on [abortion]" ("World News Tonight," 8/10/95).

ABC's Wehmyer: "McCorvey says she's been emotionally tormented by her role in the abortion movement, haunted by simple things like empty swings in a playground." McCorvey: "They were swinging back and forth but they were all empty. And I just totally lost it, and I thought 'Oh my God. are empty because there's no children, because they've all been aborted'" ("World News Tonight," 8/10/95).

From Norma McCorvey: "Abortion has been founded on lies and deception from the very beginning. All I did was lie about how I got pregnant. I was having an affair. It all started out as a little lie. I said what I needed to say. But, my little lie grew and grew and became more horrible with each telling. Sarah and Linda's (the pro-abortion attorneys in Roe) eyes seemed blinded to my obvious inability to tell the same story twice. It was good for the cause. It read well in the newspapers. With the help of willing media the credibility of well-known columnists, the lie became known as the truth these past 25 years."

"I did not go to the Supreme Court on behalf of a class of women. I wasn't pursuing any legal remedy to my unwanted pregnancy. I did not go to the federal courts for relief. I went to Sarah Weddington asking her if she knew how I could obtain an abortion. She and Linda Coffey said they didn't know where to get one. They lied to me just like I lied to them. Sarah already had an abortion. She knew where to get one. Sarah and Linda were just looking for somebody, anybody, to further their own agenda. I was their willing dupe. For this, I will forever be ashamed."

"But, my life has been restored to me, and I now have the privilege of speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves."

Cano: "I am against abortion. I never sought an abortion. I never had an abortion. Abortion is murder. For over 20 years, and against my will, my name has been synonymous with abortion. The Doe vs. Bolton case is based on deceit and fraud. I never participated in this case. The Supreme Court had already made up their minds. They didn't care what was in the affidavits. I never wanted to be a part of this." (LeBoeuf, CHATTANOOGA FREE PRESS, 3/24/97).

RoevWade.org
The Sandra Cano Story

"Scary Lesbians"

You let a bunch of scary Lesbians
Tell you what you should do
Not to be a contrarian
But, what do they know of you?

May 4, 2004

"Mission Accomplished"

So you declare "Mission accomplished!"
Now that you've ripped our lives to shreds
Has it turned out as you wanted?
All the good things now are dead.

May 4, 2004

"State Secret"

Ere she locks me in the tower
A State Secret I must confess
The Queen gets all of her Power
By proclaiming Powerlessness.

September 15, 2003

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Anti-Male Commercials

In a consumerist society, commercials serve as propaganda.

The one that sticks in my craw today is Tide's.

An off-screen woman's voice barks instructions to her male male on how to do the laundry, which he fumbles with like a scared two-year old.

How this helps sell product is a mystery to me.

At least somebody's tracking all this hatred, sounding the alarm, and urging action:

Mensactivism.org

I've filed a complaint at the Tide website:

Tide.com

Best to find out what advertising shop is spewing all this bile--unchecked, apparently--and get to them. Heads must roll, and quick.

Speak up!

Free your voice, free your mind.

Real Education

At least these guys are taking a stab at it . .

Redeemer Classical School

Having religious and spiritual ideals to reach for certainly helps, though Christianity is not a requirement.

"What Passes for Wisdom Today"

What passes for Wisdom today
Is pretty brainless stuff
For the Future we must pray
When thoughts are built on fluff.

June 13, 2004

"How Quickly Will They Turn"

How quickly will they turn
When they see the wind has changed
How hard will their gears churn
Their spew to rearrange.

June 12, 2004

"What Saves Them Are the Hugs"

Your kids are all on drugs
But it's career you want
What saves them are the hugs
Not the things you flaunt.

June 13, 2004

"Whistling In the Dark"

You trumpet your "successes"
From your Equality lark
But overlook your messes
You're whistling in the Dark.

June 13, 2004

Friday, June 11, 2004

Beware the Appeaser

More dangerous even than the Feminist woman is the appeaser male.

At least she knows the game she's playing--exploiting victimhood to gain absolute power over the man.

Just like Stalin did with Marxism.

The Male Appeaser, however, supplicates himself Feminism for different reasons than she promotes it. He must have Woman in order to exist; it's Life or Death.

He's the Brown Shirt of Feminism, fighting those males who see it for what it is.

He spreads the word against "mysogynists"; anyone who sees the Truth. They are a threat to the political order, the Feminist Thought Regime.

He's not an independent male capable of driving the world with his masculinity, but a manservant to Woman who's only purpose in life is to serve her.

If you expose the Feminist for what she is she will respect you as an intelligent, free-thinking, and therefore powerful, male. The female awaits social charge from the masculine, whether in Lesbian or actual male form.

He, on the other hand, will attempt to suppress you. You have exposed his cowardice, you have forced him to think about what he's doing, who he is. You have challenged the primal male-female symbiosis: she feigns weakness, he extends protection.

In face of the Appeaser you must maintain your free voice and your free mind if you will be an Ubermensch.

"Mostly an Addiction"

For the Greeks the Female Sex
Was viewed as an affliction
For American males, whom She doth vex
She's mostly an addiction.

June 10, 2004

Animated Russian Males

I notice young Russian males are far more animated physically than their American counterparts. More energetic in their speech, too.

From my observations in Russia, this might result from their greater emphasis on physical fitness and the arts. Perhaps Russian males learn to dance more often, at least than white males in the U.S. Almost certainly, they are more free with affection between males, and this might play a role.

Whatever might go into making them more expressive with their bodies.

I sense self-suppression of this thought. I so often feel an effort from other Americans to stop me from saying and thinking anything regarding differences between people based on externally distinguishable characteristics, e.g., gender, race, regional origin, etc. "Don't say this, can't think that" the real functioning of the American "intellect".

The differences between the Athenians and the Spartans drove so much of our early history, foundational events that affect us still today. What if historians could not consider and relay these differences for fear of being thought and labelled "racist"?

I must keep my voice free to keep my thoughts free.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

mi·sog·y·ny (noun)

Hatred of women: “Every organized patriarchal religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny” Robin Morgan
(dictionary.com)

Must this really be the very first listing? Must every organ be converted to political use, become a channel for political propaganda?

At least we're all learning some Greek.

No, no, no. Misogyny is seeing women clearly and freely stating those observations.

So many detest women because so much of female behavior is detestable.