Nov 24 2013
Nov 23 2013
PTSD is a funny beast.
To suffer from it is not a form of weakness. I suffer from it due to the actions of others and trauma inflicted.
How you cope with it is different too. Some revel in it and use it as a source of strength. They fight it and mock it and push themselves to not be held back by it. In many cases normalisation of routine helps PTSD sufferers by getting them up and about and back into routines.
But then there are some people who avoid their triggers. That’s okay too it is a way of coping. I honestly don’t care how you live your life and cope with the beast as long as you live your life. Whether you harness the beast or you cage it it is up to you. It’s your monster, it’s your choice on how to fight it.
Nov 23 2013
There is a sub-sect of the MRA movement in which resides the Pick Up Artist.
See, the problem with MRA is that they forget about Men’s Rights and go straight onto bashing women’s rights. There are many men who fight for the rights of men who don’t do this, but a lot of men would rather bash women than help men. They begrudge women setting up shelters for abused women but do not show the same solidarity. Their haunts are cloistered worlds of slow bigotry. From the more “moderate” places like A Voice for Men where such charming denizens were found happily cooing along to their writers attacking women’s rights in Afghanistan and India to places like the Spearhead where there is a fairly large smattering of racism or people like Judgy Bitch who was outright blaming rape victims for their rapes. In this there is a sub-sect of people who are Pick Up Artists who think that there is a specific method for getting laid simply by following certain steps.
Yes we can all agree there are issues with being a man that are not spoken about clearly and yes a lot of that is men going “dude! Stop being a wuss” rather than women saying that.
But there are some statements that are so unbelievably vile that one cannot even fathom WHY or WHAT logic drove them to say such a horrific thing.
Now here is the thing. I think Roosh and the writer Tuthmosis are manufacturing controversy here. I place the link out of my sense of fair play although it gives me no sense of pleasure to do so.
Nov 22 2013
Medication is a powerful thing. The medicines we prescribe and take can change the lives of people.
So when they stop using the medicine the change is phenomenal.
Nov 22 2013
Revealing yourself to be an atheist varies from person to person.
For some it is the wrenching of the trenchcoat to reveal (Steady on!) to all and sundry that the person inside is an atheist. For others it’s a gradual process of simply stopping participation in religion.
Nov 21 2013
The Central African Republic is currently negotiating the terms of Joseph Kony who was the leader of the Christian Militia group called the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Wishing to forge a “Christian Uganda” based on the 10 commandments, he and his LRA waged a brutal civil war which helped destabilise the region.
He is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of rape, mutilation and murder of civilians, as well as forcibly recruiting children to serve as soldiers and sex slaves. It is estimate that the conflict cost the lives of a million people by either massacre or deaths due to destabilisation.
One of the prior conditions for his surrender involved ICC amnesty but no one was willing to give it to him as the crimes were too great.
This is a step forward. Kony must face justice, it won’t bring back his victims or help the child soldiers he created but it will help show the world that there are crimes and that there is a procedure where such super villains can be prosecuted.
And if anyone says “There are no Christian Terrorists” remember Joseph Kony.
Nov 21 2013
I think the god’s of India still have a hold on you, Avi.
The Jews have advanced while the Indians are up to their necks in shit!
The only advancement they made was by Colonial British rule, that has helped them join the 21st century.
The British Comitted Atrocities in India that resulted in the deaths of millions. To utter such nonsense shows that your are not just a religious extremist but also blind to actual history. Your statement is vile and it shows one thing.
That you aren’t a good person. No matter how much you claim to believe in your god you are not a good person. You demonstrate the fallacy that belief in a god makes you good, because what you are demonstrating is the poisonous thinking of racists and the missionaries who destroyed my culture.
The gods of India do have a hold on me my dear. I took the good from them to form my ethos on atheism. Hinduism is universal in that you don’t need to believe in it’s gods. It does not convert people by force to it and to do so is horrible. It gave me an understanding about sacrifice, about making your own personal rules, about sticking to your ethos and it gave me stories of amazing nuance that you will never read because you are a bigot.
And bigots never learn anything about the cultures they denigrate.
You speak for Jews as if they would appreciate the association with your bullshit. Most of the Jews I know are kind, loving people who would think you are not a good person.
And the tragedy is you can’t even understand why you are not good.
To get banned by me you have to have crossed the line and made no act of contrition. I have warned you, I have told you, I have been polite.
But you crossed the line.
Fuck the Fuck Off. No one likes you, you bring nothing to the conversation. I am sure you will go yell about free speech or how that dirty atheist banned you when you were kicking his arse and frankly I don’t care. Anyone who associates with your bullshit ideology probably has nothing of value to say either.
Congratulations. You are the third person to be banned specifically by me. And that’s a fucking achievement.
Nov 21 2013
Nov 21 2013
It is no secret that I am not a fan of Pat Condell.
Possibly because we are both atheists and because the viewpoints he espoused are worrying to anyone who is not a racist.
Mr. Condell parrots the genteel version of racism. The polite side of the BNP and EDL. Indeed I have mentioned in the past that he considered the EDL (an organisation who’s members delighted in telling me to “go home”) as law abiding and not racist despite the fact that EDL has been caught attacking Asians. I am sure Mr. Condell would defend them by saying that they were targetting Muslims but the lovely youths who were trashing the shop of Mr. and Mrs. Patel clearly were deciding who was Muslim and who wasn’t by the colour of people’s skin. I am sure Mr. Condell’s defence would involve “well it’s not their fault that Hindus look like Muslims” and there in the argument collapses.
And that is without going down the idiocy of the EDL trying to make the streets safer by drinking and fighting or responding to Islamic Terror by terrorising random Muslims. Or you know. Assaulting the elderly.