Thursday, January 03, 2008

On Secrets and Death and Life

Hi all, thought I'd share some interesting articles/blog posts I've read recently:


The Belmont Club has an excellent post about "open secrets"--the truth everyone knows but won't say. The "unspeakables" that afflict nearly every culture from family to corporation to country make for monumental problems eventually. That's how a tiger can jump a fence that has been known for years and years to be too low and maul and kill a boy amongst other examples.

Not just autistic children have trouble with executive functioning or deciding priorities and what to do next. Boys in general have this problem, children on the autistic spectrum have it in spades. Hans Asperger called the syndrome "extreme maleness". There's a solution. For guys like Einstein, marrying a cousin who took care of everything was the solution. In this modern world, where a man better be able to do his own filing and organization, here's the solution.

Want to know where I am politically? I'm right with my soul sister The Anchoress, that's where. She says this:

So, I’m going to focus on Fred and Rudy. Unless something interesting develops elsewhere, I believe I am currently intrigued most by “Freeman Fred,” who works to please no one and seems almost inconoclastic in his disdain for the excesses of the modern political process, and by “Rudy the Ready” who, as a New Yorker, I know, value and trust.

My thoughts exactly. For what it's worth, dear Anchoress, John Hawkins believes we're going to be disappointed. I still have a slim hope, though. And here's what's coming down the pipe from the Romney campaign. If true, he's done.

And then we turn to honor killings--in the United States. One, here in Texas. I'm speechless, but you should know this is happening. Alas.

My liberal friends, so trusting of the government are they, that they'd like socialized medicine. Would they like this? I think not. And phone companies suck, too.

It's important to note the beautiful beginnings in life and a blog friend of mine is in the middle of a beautiful beginning. I bet he isn't getting much sleep! To bring in 2008, his wife brought in a baby. Congratulations, Brendan! Welcome to more joy than you thought possible! (He has some good advice for new parents, btw. Hint! Hint! Bro, any day now!)

Brendan brings up an important point. Is there love at first sight? Yes. Ask any parent. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the EXCELLENT information. This is why you can't stop blogging! Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

"Boys in general have this problem..." People, and that includes most on the internet, are just clueless. Data without context, facts without synthesis, soundbites in lieu of critical thinking - what a frigging wasteland. Boys aren't organized? I think some of world culture's greatest advances and organizing principles and entities are due primarily to the intellect and energies of men, NOT women. Boys mature more slowly than girls, but they eventually get to where they need to be if shown love, discipline, and patience. I guess single mothers, ritalin, and a society that devalues men (VAWA, IMBRA, reproductive rights, domestic relations, suicide, homelessness, etc, etc, etc) are just trivial obstacles to be overcome on a boy's path to manhood and self realization. "Boys in general have this problem..." The only significant problems boys have faced have been created in recent decades by societal "engineers" of dubious intellect who support their biases with persistence in an environment of political correctness.

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