Values

Don’t Let the 20th Century Taint your 21st Century Reality
Values

Don’t Let the 20th Century Taint your 21st Century Reality

I've been almost to the point of feeling rather desperate to impart this imperative upon my younger children still at home. As I have watched 2020 shenanigans and listened to its corresponding rhetoric, I realize that this is a war for the minds of the nation. The generation most effected is the younger one. Their minds are still coming into form and emotional pleas against tyranny will certainly grab their attention. I have to say that in my opinion, there is a rather inelastic group think amongst a vast majority of lower and middle class Black Americans that promotes a race ideology that has not shifted with the times. In other words, the 19th and 20th century life of the average Black person is wholly different than the life of the average 21st century Black person. Technology, co...
Teen Cleans Up Streets Post-Riots and Is Rewarded
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Teen Cleans Up Streets Post-Riots and Is Rewarded

By Gabriel Kinder, CNN When Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets by himself. He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of the work. Gwynn is an 18-year-old high school senior. He told CNN that he saw on the local news that Bailey Avenue in Buffalo was covered in glass and garbage, and he knew people needed to use that street to get to work in the morning. When word spread of how Gwynn single-handedly took action, his community responded. Matt BlockAntonio Gwynn Jr. and Matt Blo...
Subsidizing Lifestyle Decisions
Race and Victimhood, Values

Subsidizing Lifestyle Decisions

I am going to be honest because it is my blog and it is a place where I can share my thoughts, despite the fact that the 'thought police' is scouring the internet for something to be angry about. Yes, social safety nets, in my opinion, are humane and necessary. When families or individuals, unexpectedly run into financially hard times due to job loss, a long term illness, etc, such social safety nets are indeed humane and necessary. However, when its presence becomes a 'back up plan' for life decisions, it leads to decisions that might not have otherwise been made. Because I would rather not deep dive into the panicked excuses for why people make the decisions they make, I'd like to share my thoughts on excuses. The situation for a large swath of the 'black collective' has ...
Robert Smith on 21st Century Attainment of Wealth
Education, Values

Robert Smith on 21st Century Attainment of Wealth

"Because the great lesson of my life is that despite the challenges we face, America is truly an extraordinary country and our world is getting smaller by the day. And you are equipped with every tool to make it your own. Today for the first time in human history, success requires no prerequisite of wealth or capital or ownership of land or natural resources or people. Today, for the first time in human history, success requires no prerequisite of wealth or capital – no ownership of land, or natural resources, or people. Today, success can be created solely through the power of one’s mind, ideas, and courage. Intellectual capital can be cultivated, monetized, and instantaneously distributed across the globe.   Intellectual capital has become the new currency of business a...
How the Destruction of Marriage Will Be the Downfall of the Feminist Welfare State
Deculturization, Sociology, Values

How the Destruction of Marriage Will Be the Downfall of the Feminist Welfare State

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Dalrock The standard narrative is that feminism removed the artificial restrictions that were holding women back, and what we observe today is a level playing field.  The Social Pathologist described this in his recent post Hypergamic Affirmative Action: The social, sexual and economic liberation of women in the latter half of the 20th Century has meant that for the first time women were able to compete with men in society without restriction. The result has been spectacular if not particularly beneficial to the happiness of women. Whilst not all degrees are created equal (men still overwhelming dominate the “hard” fields of knowledge) the fact that there are now more degree credentialed women than men is simply astonishing. A...
Don’t Confuse Generational Curses with Poor Generational Choices
Culture, Deculturization, Values

Don’t Confuse Generational Curses with Poor Generational Choices

The real curse is believing we are powerless to break these familial patternsArah Iloabugichukwu One day, these questions and comments will filter through to the very bottom of the 'culture' and the 'totem pole'. One day the tide will turn and most of us will begin to look to ourselves as the problem AND the solution. Below is an Excellent Article by Arah Iloabugichukwu In Exodus 34:7, we hear about the God of the Bible “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” From this passage has derived the notion of generational curses; the concept of pathological dysfunction as spiritual punishment. Modern adaptations of this idea speak to the cyclical nature of unhealthy family pathologies, cit...
The Pursuit of Value Births Hierarchies
Culture, Sociology, Values

The Pursuit of Value Births Hierarchies

Part 2As a follow up to the first post about how Value Propositions give Purpose to one's life, I'd like to touch on how the presence of something valuable, which is to be obtained, creates competition and competition creates hierarchies of competence. I'd like to note here that competition should not be feared. It is only when we lack confidence in ourselves that fear having to compete. Further below, I will show how culture plays a great role in producing, not only confidence, but pride in oneself. Jordan Peterson on Hierarchies If we are going to pursue value, the pursuit would inevitably be done in a social space. Within that social space, multiple people will pursue the same object of value. As is true in all things, some will be better, faster, more apt to attain the go...
How The Proposition of Value Gives Purpose to Life
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How The Proposition of Value Gives Purpose to Life

Jordan Peterson "People who have no purpose in their life become embittered by the difficulties of their life"@jordan.b.peterson.So, I have been mulling over the detrimental effects that government-based initiatives have had on the very people they are purported to assist by raising them out of poverty. These initiatives have been so effectively positioned to targeted audiences, over the past 6 decades, that the programs illicit binding and blind approval; despite the fact that the intended results have never been realised. We are seeing generational dependency, or rather, matter-of-fact expectancy for assistance; which in turn creates dysfunctional conditions derived from, or perhaps are a by-product of, said dependency such as: failed schools, dangerous neighborhoods with hig...
Luxury Beliefs
Culture, Values

Luxury Beliefs

Article By Rob Henderson A former classmate from Yale recently told me “monogamy is kind of outdated” and not good for society. So I asked her what her background is and if she planned to marry. She said she comes from an affluent family and works at a well-known technology company. Yes, she personally intends to have a monogamous marriage — but quickly added that marriage shouldn’t have to be for everyone. She was raised by a traditional family. She planned on having a traditional family. But she maintained that traditional families are old-fashioned and society should “evolve” beyond them. What could explain this? In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs. People care a lot about so...
The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting
Family Traditions, Family Values, Fatherhood, Values

The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting

@repmialove and @realcandaceowens on the VALUES, FATHERS and good parenting. Both women are who they are because of the presence in their childhood of MEN (fathers and grandfathers) who had character, believed in family and good work ethic. Mia Love's parents came to the US with $10 and put three children through college with no handouts. Candace Owen's granddad grew up sharecropping, like my own mother who is about the same age as Candace's granddad. Her granddad now owns the land he grew up on. The message both stories provide for us is the belief in SELF, God and family. Raising little girls, I am especially keen to ensure they have the mindset that will one day be attracted to GOOD men, to family men. In order for this is occur, they will ...