The Immaturity of Profanity

I was talking to a co-worker recently and he commented that it would be great for him to let his hair down and curse in his new position.

So he (and a lot of people) think that controlling yourself is too much effort and it’s just less effort to curse. However, effort is only involved if there’s a difference between what you want to say and what you do say. Basically, if you think in profanities, but just not say them, that requires effort. So by opening your mouth and expressing something vile you merely reveal what lives inside. I think it is obvious that his mind needs to be renewed.

Another aspect of profanity is the delusion that many eight-year-olds have — that if they use these words, people will respect them, or do what they say. Maybe that had some validity when most of society bothered to control itself (or simply did not think like barbarians to start with), but now, not so much. I don’t think profanity motivates or surprises anyone. If anything, the lack of profanity in conversation, TV, movies, can feel a little weird if you’re not used to it. However, I am happy to report that it doesn’t take much time to get used to it.

In both cases, the use of profanity is simply immaturity. People who reveal their own twisted selves and expect others to applaud aren’t realizing that they are revealing their own hideousness instead. People who think profanity = respect because they are using adult language make a category mistake. When profanity is common, then its power to shock or offend is gone. It’s just now an expected part of the *U&*ing landscape. Also, they think that being an adult means talking filth, and that is a tremendous misunderstanding of what it means to be mature.

If anything, being mature means self-control. That is why calling something “adult” is so ironic, when used as a prefix to “adult entertainment” or “adult language” — such things are not adult in any way shape or form. Literature is far more adult than porn or profanity. Porn and profanity are the mental and spiritual slums of man-children and woman-girls, physically mature, but stunted beings who do little more than create wreckage for others to repair.

If you think about it, all of civilization is built on self-restraint, selflessness, and delayed gratification. How could there be a harvest if not for the patience of the farmer? How could there be buildings if not for the delayed gratification of the workers who persevered for many days until completion? How would music be made, books written, gadgets built, and so on? How would all of the dishes be done, the children woken in the morning, if there was not selflessness?

Profanity is contrary to all these things — a release for the moment, a disunitive act, a selfish conduit of anger, a vice, a sign and symbol of immaturity for a lost and self-destroying world.

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The Mitch McConnell Files: Part I – Present and Recent Past

Mitch McConnell is the senior senator from Kentucky. As of 2018, he is the Senate Majority Leader for the US Senate.

 Two PACs run by McConnell take sides in the Alabama senate primary. Why is the US Senate Majority leader spending money in a primary race?

The numbers here are pretty conclusive. This fund doesn’t like Dems very much, but its owners really hate certain Republicans — Kelli Ward, Mo Brooks, and Roy Moore. Contrast these expenditures to the 2016 expenditures here, and you’ll see something interesting — back then, it spent on only one primary Republican race. 2018 shows the above-mentioned three.

Again, why?

Mo Brooks is a conservative; Roy Moore is a conservative; Kelli Ward seems to be conservative; in any case, she is a threat to the establishment. She has has run against John McCain and is now running against Jeff Flake. Both McCain and Flake are ideological comrades of Mitch. Mitch McConnell is apparently not interested in having more conservatives in the Senate.

As McConnell is involving himself in Senate primaries, so is the junior senator from the same state, Rand Paul. Interestingly, Rand Paul has endorsed both Kelli Ward and Roy Moore. Rand Paul has stated that he will not campaign against sitting senators, but will support those who champion freedom in open elections.

To bring things even closer to home, McConnell fought of a primary challenger in 2014, Matt Bevin. Bevin is also a conservative who has singled out McConnell by name. Although Mitch won and kept his seat, Bevin went on to become governor of Kentucky. According to Bevin, McConnell looked up people Bevin went to high school with, and paid people to follow him around (see here).

Although McConnell’s behavior is not a recent development, if you look at the timeline — 2014 to 2016 to 2018, it could be reasoned that Mitch is becoming increasingly desperate. He has tried to keep his enemies close to neuter them without much success. Although McConnell and Trump have a lot of common ground politically (being both essentially liberal), they have repeatedly clashed; so from discomfort from the president, to unrest in his home state delegation, to challenges for his seat, and challenges for his comrades’ seats, Mitch is facing the heat on several fronts.

To close, let’s look a little closer at McConnell’s prime weapon, the Senate Leadership fund. This fund is run by Stephen Law, who used to work at Karl Rove’s Crossroads PAC. Crossroads first earned its notoriety by financing “electable” candidates, which in reality were establishment candidates, a kind of realpolitik for holding on to power, not advancing a conservative agenda. Crossroads was created and headed by Karl Rove. Karl Rove is known for taking sides against conservative challengers in primaries as well (see here). That his strategies and McConnell’s strategies are the exact same is not surprising — they are ideological comrades.

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An End to Common Wisdom

It struck me recently, the ginormous stupidity of some of the things many of us, self included, have accepted as common wisdom.

One of these things is this — if someone lets you down, then you immediately take that hurt and reject an entire industry. So if one politician turns out to abuse your trust, you throw in the towel on all politicians, and look askance at any politician.

This is childish overgeneralization.

Yes, I am aware of the pitfalls of certain industries — movies, politics, the ministry, sports — and the challenges they pose to anyone who wants to be in them with integrity. However, the instant that you throw up your hands and say, “That’s it! No-one in the XXXXX industry is any good,” you’ve entered the realm of childish overgeneralization.

Life is about good and evil, and that means no matter how bad the odds, no matter how long the shot, no matter how improbable the situation looks, that we not only have hope, but that we have an unsurpassed victory. We are children of the most improbable event in history — the Incarnation — and so odds, appearances, and common wisdom are merely fluff. Politically, we are children of another improbable event — the American Revolution. Just when did we start thinking that appearances are truthful and that odds defeat conviction?

Conviction is a magnet. Principle attracts. Courage brings adrenaline. Remember all those movies where the hero gives a great speech to the troops, they take heart, and then go on to victory? How probable is it that they would win?

It’s time to lay aside common wisdom and instead pursue the vision that comes from our convictions.

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Essentials

This is what it comes down — courage or fear, consistency or convenience, courage or cowardice. Of especial disdain I have for people who dare not set foot in the political arena, and then lecture from their own ignorance as to how things should be.

Some of these people will say, “If you have even a smidgeon of problems, you must leave the arena!” Then there will be no government, and that is not blissful anarchy, but might makes right writ large.

Then, they will blame the victim — “If you had been above reproach, no-one would accuse you!” That’s not how the enemy and his disciples work. Evil takes special delight in bringing down those who are outspoken for Christ. Evil does not have honor or consistency.

Accusation is not proof of guilt, period. If it were, then Satan would be more powerful than God. The devil routinely and by nature accuses those who have done no wrong; fear, guilt, and shame are his minions. How is it in your own life? Are you accused? If you are making the devil nervous, you will run into his opposition.

For those both political and worldly, power is their god. They will stand no-one taking it from them. They have no shame nor honor, and they will do whatever it takes in order to obtain and hold on to power, for power is a way for them to satisfy all their cravings.

These clueless people will then say, “You must turn the other cheek!” Tell me this — did Jesus ever permit someone to lie about who he is? If in his earthly ministry, he saw untruth and lies, did he correct them? Do we therefore as Christians allow people to say things about us that are not true, or do we set the record straight? To know the truth and to not make it known comes from fear, doubt, or shame; to know the truth and remain silent is exactly where evil wants all men to be. Thus, those who broadcast the truth are doing what God requires us to do. Being passive is not an option. Being silent is not an option.

Those who have no interest in contending for truth need to find something better to do than sanctimoniously critique those who are doing the contending.

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Steve Deace on Roy Moore

Steve Deace NAILS it.

He lays the groundwork for what I’ve been saying and feeling all along. If Moore is guilty, then let justice be done. However, I don’t convict on the basis of accusations. I wait for evidence to appear and for the truth to come out.

As Deace says, people who sin have a pattern of doing so. They are not able to control their urges. Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Don Juan — you know them because there’s simply too much to effectively hide.

How could Moore have hid things like this for 35+ years without a money trail? Despite having run for office and won four times in Alabama, no small state?

It just doesn’t seem believable, and that’s the thing. It does not pass the smell test because of one simple thing — character.

I will also add this riposte: if Moore is innocent and loses, then the GOP has declared open war on Christians and conservatives. Deace (above) suspects that it is scumbag McConnell who is feeding the info to the WaPo, and I’m also of the same opinion.

I don’t think it would too much to start leaving horses heads in their beds a la Braveheart.

Right now, I feel like the abolitionists in their long, lonely war against slavery.

I say this — innocent until proven guilty, especially with the character and the history that this man has.

Clinton had no character. Weinstein had no character. They had a past they were running from. Moore stands on his past.

Roy Moore for Senate.

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Upping the Ante

As the Moore race goes down to the wire, I had thought that those who are funding his opposition had exhausted their ammo. Nope.

Now they’re accusing him of brutal sexual assault.

This fits a pattern, folks. As time runs out, accuse the man of increasingly horrible things, hoping that the accusations themselves will taint his character in the eyes of voters.

These attacks fit a curiously predictable feminist, anti-Christian narrative, and of course all the accusers testimony sounds the same — the script is the same. Powerful man. Christian. Of course he’s secretly terrible and a misogynist. You couldn’t get any more cliched if you tried.

Why the liberal establishment thinks anyone will swallow this is beyond me.

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An Impossible Standard of Purity

If my previous post about how the national GOP is conspiring to destroy the candidacy of Roy Moore wasn’t explicit enough, let me break it down a little bit further to the strategy level. The idea here, by holding up Roy Moore’s dating practices in the 1970’s as being bizarre or weird (when stuff isn’t being made up) is to shame Christians from supporting a fellow Christian. This tactic preys on people’s ignorance of the past to cast Moore as a pervert, at best, and a pedophile, at worst.

Of course 2010 is not 1970, and ideas about older men dating younger women were different then. Nobody was as concerned with statutory rape and people resorted to other ways of handling problems than making everything a court case. And let’s not forget Moore’s testimony, that he asked the girls’ moms first — again, displaying evidence that he was anything but a lecher.

However, if you rip his behavior out of the context of the times and plop it down into 2010, where everyone is scared of pedophiles (precisely because the criminal justice system is far too lenient with them), then Moore looks like a horrible guy. He isn’t, but that’s the game plan. The people who would be most offended by this? Christians, of course. Thus the idea is to make him appear unpalatable to the very people who supported him in previous runs and when he was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. The only way they can do this is by making him look like a child molester, which is one of the worst calumnies in existence.

The evidence looks even more suspect when you consider that Moore has run multiple campaigns in Alabama and served in high positions in the state. If anything was there to find about his dates 35 years ago, it would have surfaced long before now. There is no way that the godless left would want him as Chief Justice.

So, all in all, this is a risky, desperate move, evidenced by the risible nature of the charges, the time in which they were unearthed (last minute), and the fact that Moore is a known entity with a long track record of integrity. I’m pretty bad about predictions, but I just don’t see how this works, especially once the “screw you” vote comes into play.

Moore is no Weinstein.

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Political Assassination

This is how it’s done, folks: when a Republican defies the liberal GOP leadership, first you have the president and the Senate leader support his opponent. When that fails, then you partner with liberal newspapers to create/play up rumors from 35 years ago. Then you assume the rumors and allegations are true, and then you use the bad press to distance yourself from the candidate, whom you despised anyways. Then you pull the plug on his funding. Then you get former presidential candidates (who lost because they were fake conservatives) attack him. Then, if he loses, all is well and good in liberaltown.

Of course, you never do this against a man whom you can control. You only do this against principled men and against Christian men.

This shows you once again that the ideology that the GOP hates the most is not liberalism, and that the GOP doesn’t want to have more seats in Congress, because doing that means it would be held accountable. The GOP wants to assassinate conservatives, and they, the Democrats, and the media are all on the same side in this quest. All hail Trumpism! All hail the enduring reign of establishment liberalism!

I have never seen the GOP so hostile to people in its own party, but this is the new normal, and why I left the party.

The GOP and all of its scummy apparatchiks needs to die.

I only pray I will live long enough to see the Republicans eradicated as a national party.

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“Quiet Coyote” Sign Causes Spontaneous Mosh Pit [Satire]

In an incident experts are describing as an “intergenerational mishap”, the worship leader of Five Pines church in Pleasant Hill, CA caused a spontaneous mosh pit to erupt after using the “quiet coyote” sign to draw the congregation’s attention back to himself.

Pete Sampron, the head usher, suffered multiple bruises in the incident and described a harrowing five minutes where he and the rest of the usher staff regained control. “For a moment I wasn’t sure if I was up to the task of being a pit boss,” he admitted. “We almost called in the backups to help us out. George and Janice participating in the pit didn’t help matters either, I’m afraid.”

No property damage was reported, but the incident spiked traffic to the church’s Youtube channel.

When asked, the worship leader denied all responsibility. “Those Gen X’ers have always been a problem in our church,” he claimed.

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First Church of Satanism, Evangelical Hits Growth Barrier [Satire]

The Anti-reverend, Jim Novogrod of the First Church of Satanism, Evangelical admitted to reporters last night that his church had hit a major stumbling block in their church expansion.

“It’s more like a growth barrier,” he admitted. “I don’t see how we get around this one.” When pressed, he said, “The problem is that we hate people and we hate God. Sure, we believe that we’ll reign as kings in a tortured paradise but that doesn’t really help us here and now.”

“Also, our previous campaigns haven’t worked that well.”

The church’s face of Satan balloon, launched last year, reportedly generated nightmares for months. That incident also generated several arrests, including the balloon pilot (failure to procure a license for flying a balloon in a residential neighborhood), and the local chapter of Tiger Moms, Inc (BB gun discharges in a residential neighborhood). Local psychologists and counselors reported a 23% uptick in profits, however.

Other previous attempts were the social media campaigns of “Satan – He’s not as bad as you think!” and “Hating is Healing!” and “Who are you going to trust? #ObviouslySatan!”

When queried how people could help, he shrugged and said, “I don’t know. Frankly I don’t really care for this interview and I’m thinking up ways to kill you right now.”

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