The Sympathetic Magic of Australia

     Throughout most of Australia, Australians can magically change their sex or have no sex at all, at least according to laws which have been passed in four of Australia’s as well as their Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

The Registrar will still register the sex of a person at birth as either male or female. However:

– Parents will be allowed to choose whether that sex is registered in their child’s birth certificate

– People aged 16 and older will be able to change their sex by making a declaration.

– Sexual reassignment surgery will not be required.

– People under 18 must have had counselling that supports the declarations

– People are prevented from using former identity documents to ‘deceive’

– People who are not legally female can terminate a pregnancy

– People subject to strip searches can request the gender of the person carrying out the search

     And yes, they don’t mean “gender”, but one’s sex (which the link above treats as synonyms, same as the vast majority of English speaking people).

     The Left has gotten away with pushing for transgenderism by declaring it to be separate and distinct from biological sex, and then take advantage of the fact the most people know the word “gender” as being just a synonym for one’s biological sex to then erase that distinction and declare biology to be biologically irrelevant in an attempt to ignore the fundamental truth that we are a sexually dimorphic species with physical and actual physiological differences both explicit and statistically relevant.

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Shamans of Christianity

     The impetus to grant human rights to nature is well known, in both theory and in actual implemented practice. But this is not just some secular legal technical equivalence for the purpose of preventing pollution and the like, but a form of magic and throwback to animism, which is increasingly being adopted by denominations of a certain monotheistic religion: Christianity.

     Now, a seminary in Harlem is having people, in chapel, offer confession—not to a priest or directly to God—but to plants, describing payer to… plants (which are described as “beings”).

     Plants and animals, let alone nature more broadly, don’t have souls according to even the most heretical of Christian sects in the past. Yet these Christians are compromising their faith by mixing it with animism, much in the same way that Santaria incorporated voodoo and other such beliefs into a veneer to Catholocism. Union Seminary goes so far as to justify this by a call for, not only Christians but those of other faiths, to “develop new liturgies” and using the excuse the “[m]any faiths and denoms have [such] liturgy” for atoning for harm.

     This further, equivocates humans and plants as “divine Creation”. This is one step away from outright admitting that plants have souls.

     This seminary isn’t teaching pastors; this seminary is teaching Shamanism.

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News of the Week (September 22nd, 2019)

 

News of the Week for Sept. 22nd, 2019


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Firing Line Friday: The Equal Rights Amendment

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     In this woke day and age, let us look back upon a time one a strong woman stood up against the Progressive tide of history and successfully said “stop”: An interview with the indomitable Phyllis Schlafly.

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Quick Takes – South Africa: Cops as Criminals; Turn Out the Light; Buddy, Can You Spare a Rand?

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Say “Good Night”, South Africa

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Equality under the law means less than nothing when “social justice” is elevated as a paragon:

“Intelligence and swift action by white farmers of Bethlehem in the Free State, South Africa to thwart a possible farm attack near Fouriesburg, revealed the potential involvement of the South African Police in the attack.

“Two of the attackers were former black police officers. More and more assault firearms, such as R1 guns, are being used in farm attacks against whites. A source told FWM that an RI assault rifle, 15 rounds as well as a Norinco pistol with nine bullets were recovered in the vehicle in which the five black attackers had been travelling.

“It appears that there has been an increase in farm attacks in the run-up to and after the election. ‘The ruling ANC party and certain other parties’ reckless statements regarding land and expropriation are therefore extremely irresponsible,’ said Jan van Niekerk, member of the Freedom Front Plus.

“’There is no political will to protect and assist farmers and their workers. Cheap election rhetoric has aggravated the problem,’ he added.”

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The U.K. Cracks Down on Illegal Baking?

     No, this has nothing to do with baking cakes celebrating same-sex marriage. It’s actually even stupider than that.

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A Tale of Two Online Encyclopedias

    It is a wise rule of thumb one should be skeptical of the veracity of things posted on the web, particularly when the possibility of bias is strong or the source can be edited by who knows whom.

    Online encyclopedias, such as Wikipedia, are often cited examples of the need for weariness. Let us examine the introduction for the Wikipedia article on “Natural Law”:

    While those more learned in philosophy and related subjects would likely find much to quibble about, but the introduction, at least, tries to set out a neutral tone.

How does this compare to another online encyclopedia, specifically Encyclopedia.com?

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When Venezuela Terrorizes, Then It Collapse, But Will It Equivocate?

     Even as Venezuela continues to spiral ever downward, the corrupt leadership still finds the time and money to help… terrorists and rebels in other countries, including ELN and FARC.

     Even as things collapse domestically, they blame outside sources for their own corrupt ineptitude, including massive power outages, which surprised many that they even had working power stations.

     Of course, even as they torture their own military officers, the United States is preparing for the aftermath of collapse, while the European Union gleefully serves as tyrants’ handmaiden.

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News of the Week (September 15th, 2019)

 

News of the Week for Sept. 15th, 2019


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Firing Line Friday: The Crisis in Labour

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     With all the current shenanigans going on in British politics, perhaps ‘twould be interesting to look back half a century on a previous “crisis”. Specifically with Tony Benn, a hard-Left Fabian and member of the Labour Party

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