Some observations on the DOMA ruling. Of particular interest is Scalia’s opinion that the SCOTUS majority have repositioned the SCOTUS as being superior to the other branches of government, and has also given gay-rights special protection.
Does anyone seriously still believe this is about “equality”?
“Same-sex marriage presents a highly emotional and important question of public policy—but not a difficult question of constitutional law. The Constitution does not guarantee the right to enter into a same-sex marriage. Indeed, no provision of the Constitution speaks to the issue. . . .
“What Windsor and the United States seek, therefore, is not the protection of a deeply rooted right but the recognition of a very new right, and they seek this innovation not from a legislative body elected by the people, but from unelected judges. Faced with such a request, judges have cause for both caution and humility. The family is an ancient and universal human institution. Family structure reflects the characteristics of a civilization, and changes in family structure and in the popular understanding of marriage and the family can have profound effects. . . .
“The long-term consequences of this change are…
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Francis Cardinal George once said to a group of priests, “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
In another blog, “Joseph of Jackson” discovered a way to teach men in the church how to talk to and interact with their sisters in the faith, and have good, friendly, Christian relationships with them.
This, however, didn’t sit well with the powers that be that caught their daughters conversing with guys who had a reputation for being shy, retiring, and, dare I say it? Wimps.
The beginning of the story is recounted here:
with the eventual “Crucify him” recounted here:
I don’t know where JoJ did or went after that – I do know that what he taught is sorely lacking in the church, and we need more of it.
Shamelessly stolen from BbSezMore’s blog
Athor Pel: If the thought processes of people were rendered into simple decision trees you would see the following.
Any thought process of a man would render a fairly simple tree of mostly binary choices. And he usually knows why he made the decision. He can justify it.
For example, man meets a woman. He looks her up and down and makes a decision, ‘is she hot?’ or ‘is she not?’ This decides whether he takes the time and energy to talk to her.
Any thought process of a woman would render a very dense highly complex tree with zero binary choices, very few decision points with fewer than three choices and most with four or more choices at the decision point and quite a few with what looks like a vibrating infinity of outcomes that would only solidify when a decision was actually being forced on the woman.
The reasons for the multiplicity of branching – every decision in her life is pulled through a multi-variant algorithm with every variable having an impact on final outcome and none of them being linear and a few variables having hidden algorithms all their own. And as a final insult, the woman herself isn’t conscious of many of these variables. She knows what she feels but she doesn’t always know why, not really.
So a guy that isn’t sensitive to a woman’s moods is asking for a trainwreck. It’s a moment to moment thing because that is what is required of the task. There is no other way. You either get on the ride and do your best to guide it to a pleasant outcome or you’re just rudderless on the rock filled rapids. And even then you’re not guaranteed even a neutral outcome.
But here’s the other thing, men are harder to read because we control our emotions more than women because we have to. Our more extreme levels of emotion can lead to a much more dire outcome. Men intrinsically have the potential to do more damage. Also, male brains show less activity in the regions correlated to emotion, less connection of emotion centers to other parts of the brain and more activity in those parts of the brain correlated to logical decision making. So there, nature and nurture explanations all in one paragraph.
Indian court rules that any couple who have sex are legally married… and would need to divorce if they want to sleep with someone else
A fellow blogger learns that something the Manosphere’s been teaching as a core principal – is true!