Lack of Boundaries and Locus of Control

Lack of Boundaries and Locus of Control

I've spent some time pointing out that the left hates boundaries. Recently, Brian Niemeier wrote on "locus of control", and how control freaks have an external one. If you’ve read a self-help book, been to therapy, or attended a motivational seminar, you may be familiar with the locus of control concept. Someone with an internal locus of control is self-directed, whereas someone with an external locus of control sees himself as being at the mercy of outside forces. Folks with external loci of control are perpetually tossed hither and yon by the whims of their peer group, corporations and…

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The Bullshit

The Bullshit

There's an old story, apparently american indian, about everyone having two wolves inside them, one good, one evil, and the one that wins is the one you feed. It makes a good point. I've said before that the boundary between sin and normal human emotions and living is excess. letting it control you vs you managing it. Take wrath vs anger, or gluttony vs hunger. These become problems when you are obsessing over behavior, addictive or otherwise, to the point where it takes over your life instead of being a facet of it. As I've recently mentioned when mentioning Alexandru's…

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Just Say No to RageBait

My friend over at the Dacian wrote a piece recently that I believe is worthy of consideration. Namely - about how ragebait and clickbait were a slow and chronic Daily Dose of Poison. The sick part is that we love it. We are addicted to the hate served by the Technodemons. Did you see what the vice president did? Tweet, Retweet, Like, Comment. Snow White is now a Zulu Princess! Tweet, Anger, Like, Comment. Grilling is patriarchal white supremacy, eat bugs instead says Anti-Viral Magazine! Tweet, Hate, Like Comment. We see the latest nonsense engineered to upset us and we…

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Free Speech - or Lack Therof

Free Speech - or Lack Therof

Most of us in the states grew up believing free speech was a good thing. Given a moment of thought, one can see why. It's hard to know precisely what the truth is. The point, supposedly, is to keep people from being jailed for saying things that offend the powers that be, yet are true, or close enough to the truth that the public should be able to hear it. Nevertheless, while we may not theoretically gag someone in advance, we certainly will, or would, in the past, punish someone for libel and slander, breach of contract, and so forth.…

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

Maybe it's a sign of the times, but I find myself not disagreeing with Don Lemon, insofar as his take on the shooting of a teenage black girl by a cop, where he was roundly slammed by the self-styled epitomes of compassion and justice at the View. It's a day that ends in "Y", so yes, there's another case where cop has no right choices to make. I, for one, can grok why even a milquetoast like Tim Pool is saying he couldn't give a squirrel's left nut about cops or "back the blue" types if they're not willing to…

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A Frame to Die For

A Frame to Die For

Unless you live under a rock, you've likely heard something like the following: "Invalid plates are no reason to die.""Passing a bad 20 is no reason to die""jogging in a neighborhood is no reason to die."Those statements, taken at face value, are, of course, absolutely true in any just system of proportionality. The problem is that those statements are utterly dishonestly used to defend behavior that ended up getting people killed. A friend uses the expression "above reproach, beneath agency" - and those statements are the ultimate example of that. Should Daunte Wright have died that night?…

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Equality is Heat Death.

Equality is Heat Death.

A while back I read van Creveld's Equality, the Impossible Quest. It was, looking back, something of an inflection point. More recently though, Charlton flat out called equality as a goal intrinsically evil. Equality is only possible with complete oneness which means either the chaos of unformed matter or the Night of Brahma when the universe has returned to an unexpressed, unmanifested state which is basically non-being. OK. Now look up "heat death." The heat death of the universe is a historically suggested theory of the ultimate fate of the universe in which the universe has diminished to a state…

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No Free Tickets

No Free Tickets

The Didact, in an article picked up at MOTW, looks at the costs of taking the ticket. I can't add much to it, and any excerpt would be worthless standing on its own. I will say this. I am not sure, looking back, when this happened. There was a time I would have gone along to get along, and made the compromises he speaks of. Over time, though, I had heard far too much of what moral compromises were made by those who succeeded, even well before Weinstein and his potted plant fetishes. I'd also learned how predators groom their…

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