well, immigration is a problem for socialism

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-politics-commentary/commentary-why-social-democrats-have-become-irrelevant-

 

How do socialists reconcile the problem? It seems you need to have a degree of control over immigration and not open borders or the voters will rebel.

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Yerks as a metaphor

K.A. Applegate who wrote Animorphs was an atheist. I just realized the slug-like aliens called yerks who take over your mind (and turn turn you into a slave/a drone to the youth group cult called “the sharing”) could be taken as a metaphor for religion. Though maybe it is a stretch and she was more influenced by Invasion of the Body snatched , classic sci-fi horror and sci-fi.

I wish she had stuffed the book with more secular themes, but I don’t know if her publisher for young adults would have allowed it. (I haven’t read her other series, Everworld, but it deals with mythology in a parallel world where the gods continue ancient petty struggles at the expense of humans.)

Rights of Man vs the US Constitution

I’m comparing the Declaration of the Rights of Man to the US constitution.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/rightsof.asp

I think the US constitution is better for atheists because of the 1st amendment. Article 10 and 11 of the French constitution has a loophole that lets religitards shut up atheists and the US 1st amendment is better. I also don’t like how article 7 has a loophole that makes it an offense for a citizen to evade or resist the law (even a bad law?!); this document is supposed to be about the rights. I do like that France makes progressive taxation and government transparency part of the constitution. (Articles 13 and 14) I don’t know how France went from practicing innocent until proven guilty into the opposite, but the aforementioned article 7 foreshadowed it.
Anyway, it’s too bad that Le Pen didn’t have a chance. She was a socialist who might have brought France back to its roots and left the EU, and she would have been better than the centrist banker Macron.

State Senator Ernie Chambers

This is one of the best senators ever. He’s an atheist, he has a strong moral compass, and he’s not above making fun of theists. He even sued God once for crimes and to stop terror threats as a publicity stunt. Read the brief, it’s great, and you can tell he’s having fun:

https://www.wired.com/2007/09/nebraska-senato/

>”This Honorable court has jurisdiction by virtue of the fact that Defendant, being Omnipresent, is personally present in Douglas County.

>Defendant is present in Douglas County by and through putative agents, representatives, spokespersons (hereinafter “agents”) of various religious denominations, persuasions, cults and the like, who publicly and notoriously hold themselves out to be agents of Defendant who are authorized to speak for and represent Defendant.

>It would be a futile and perhaps unlawful act to nail a notice to the front door of each such agent, even if one were known. >Plantiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon Defendant (“Come out, come out, wherevery you are”) has been unable to do so..

>Plantiff respectfully resquests this Honorable Court to take judicial notice that Defendant, in addition to being Omnipresent, also is all-knowing (“Omniscent”).

>Defendant has made and continues to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent.

>Defendant has manifested neither compassion nor remorse, proclaiming Defendant “will laugh” when calamity comes.

>Defendant has made and continues to make terroristic threats of more such calamitous catastrophes.

>Defendant’s ongoing terroristic threats are credible, based on Defendant’s past conduct and history.

I never thought I’d feel envious of Nebraskans, but their government is in good hands. They have a unicameral “non-partisan” parliament.

Video is of an old atheist senator pointing out the logic fail for a Christard who claimed he had taken conversion therapy and learned to stop being gay.

And he has done or threatened to do filibusters to block new conservative laws that hold back the lgbt. It’s too bad we don’t have any atheists in the US capital though:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/atheists-in-congress_n_3944108.html

Wives submit to your husband

“Wives submit to your husband” I love how Christians pussyfoot so much around this commandment. The world would be better for me if the west had more submissive women rather than super-manipulative bitches with an entitlement complex and a chip on their shoulder about how they are owed things because men have historically kept women down.

 

Christians do have something like this, and it seems to be partly positive:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_womanhood

There is a lot of silliness mixed in with it. Here is a book on it:

>Strong-willed and independent, Rachel Held Evans couldn’t sew a button on a blouse before she embarked on a radical life experiment—a year of biblical womanhood.

>Intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans decides to try it for herself, vowing to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible for a year. Pursuing a different virtue each month, Evans learns the hard way that her quest for biblical womanhood requires more than a “gentle and quiet spirit” (1 Peter 3:4).

>It means growing out her hair, making her own clothes, covering her head, obeying her husband, rising before dawn, abstaining from gossip, remaining silent in church, and even camping out in the front yard during her period. With just the right mixture of humor and insight, compassion and incredulity, A Year of Biblical Womanhood is an exercise in scriptural exploration and spiritual contemplation.

>What does God truly expect of women, and is there really a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come along with Evans as she looks for answers in the rich heritage of biblical heroines, models of grace, and all-around women of valor

https://rachelheldevans.com/womanhood-project/

It would be good to get some feedback on this as to what it is actually like in practice.

Crus’n Blast Inpressions

Ok so I tried Crus’n Blast, the new arcade game in the Crus’n USA and Crus’n World series licensed by a new company because the original developer, Midway, quit.

My biggest gripe is there is no brake. Stop being so casual! I’m used to swerving around Initial d style, and it feels like a game for 6 year olds when the only thing you do is hold the accelerator down aside from hitting the rocket blast button to use your 3-4 rockets once each to accelerate in the match. It felt casual as fuck for a game that has fans from 20 years ago who are comfortable driving actual cars with brakes.

Worse yet, there are only 5 short levels and ahen I got first place I didn’t even get a free continue like in older games in the series. At least I enjoyed the scripted events and the exaggerated physics, which is a lot of the appeal of this series…the T-rexes in Madagascar, and F-18s in Death Valley were fun to look at.

But this franchise has turned disappointingly cash-cow. It felt too easy to win, and the levels ended too fast per dollar. I am not at all interested in replaying any of the levels I played.

The enemies of atheists

Sometimes it feels like we have enemies everywhere.Does it ever stress you that most of your country and the Earth are your political enemies?

First they usually oppose you as an atheist, and do not share your goals. If you’re lgbt, have a more obscure sexuality, or part of a fringe political group the percent of enemies can soar over 95 percent. There is no rational thought, and conservatives especially will warn before being starting arguments that, “Nothing I hear will ever change my mind.”

At times, they’re my enemies which is why my percent is so high. (At least liberals want to look open-minded, and I haven’t heard any say, “Nothing will ever change my mind.”)

J-pop video mostly unrelated, except when she howls, “there are enemies all around me. …” that is how I feel whenever I watch the news or family bring up politics. Anyone you talk to is unlikely to agree if you’re honest, and they will just distrust you more; your best friends will vote against you and will do policies that hurt you.

http://sp.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm33202

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Cities and their smog

Some cities I k ow have smog:

Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Jakartra, Mexico city, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta. Flights get delayed in Northner Brazil because of clouds of ash from slash and burn smog from the rainforest. Similar shit happens in Singapore. Poland is part of the most polluted corridor in Europe, and pollution which knows no borders fucks over multiple countries.

150 years ago wasn’t necessarily better either. When we burned coal we had London Fog, which is pretty much what you see today in a lot of China. Ships burn the cheapest and most polluting grade of fuel, and so all major crowded port cities are among the most polluted whenever there are sufficient crowds of cargo ships lined up.

Most cities and subburbs near major cities now have a tinge of brown or even grey smog depending on the day, which doesn’t exist in a lot of Southern hemisphere cities. Much of Japan has it to a degree, even in more rural outskirts. After a literally surprised when I didn’t see it in the capital of Western Australia, or most of New Zealand, but then again it’s right by the coast, and Melbourne, Sydney and definitely have it. The skies are generally a darker blue like if you climbed a mountain. Most people have lived with desaturated skies for so long they have forgotten what it normally looks like, and a single farm can fuck it up for several km by a highway just from the dust of a few tractors.

Atheists: protect your manhood

Atheists and agnostics are more apt to be male (64%) than female (36%).
>Atheism correlates with IQ
>women are more likely to have a college education
>women have lower IQ scores
>women have smaller brains
>women don’t have testosterone to calm them down, and go insane at least once a month due to the menstruation cycle which makes holding a rational thought difficult

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Ergo women are stupid. As atheists we should value rationality above all; lead a brolife. Work out, stimulate your testosterone levels however you can. Avoid women, they are the devils, they will suck you into atheism+ and cuck you so hard you’ll have blueballs and forget how to solve math problems. Marriage is a parasitical institution that keeps you at your wife’s church and away from atheism.

Remember, if you lose your dick, you lose your testosterone which is the key to your rationality. And if your balls get cut off then you should just cut off your head too. Only your dick matters in this universe. Atheists have found the purpose of life, and it is to preserve your dick.