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Thursday, March 23, 2017

"Humblebragging"

Honestly, when I read about this new term, I immediately figured they were about to talk about Pope Francis.
According to Harvard University, urbanites are increasingly succumbing to the phenomenon of ‘humblebragging’- boasting about their hectic lives as a way to prove that they are 'in demand'.
Phrases such as ‘I have no life’ and ‘I desperately need a holiday’ are now used to imply social standing, while ordering food shopping online is the perfect way to prove to neighbors that you are simply too busy and important to go to the supermarket.
First World problems. 

This term sounds on the same level with virtue-signalling--a very useful term when observing certain kinds of behavior that, for the longest time, we simply didn't know how to define.  

It's good to have useful words in this complicated day and age, when people have become so intricately ridiculous.  It's not like the ancient days, when they lacked words for even the most basic colors.  

I'm also reminded of a passage from Antifragile, by Nassim Taleb, in which he states that half of our lives have no name: "We know more than we think we do, a lot more than we can articulate."

Let us co-opt the term "humblebragging," and put it toward more useful purposes.  Imagine how useful this word would have been at the beginning of Pope Francis' pontificate, when everyone was screaming how "humble" he was.

To be sure, the word was probably in use at the time of his election.  But not everyone knew about it.  Otherwise, we would have started off with a better understanding of this pope.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Suppressing Non-Approved Speech In New York

In the state of New York, an assemblyman decided it'd be a great idea to suppress non-government-approved free speech:

In a bill aimed at securing a "right to be forgotten," introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), liberal New York politicians would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others...
  • Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,”
  • “all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ”
  • “and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.”
  • “ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’, or ‘excessive’ shall mean content,”
  • “which after a significant lapse in time from its first publication,”
  • “is no longer material to current public debate or discourse,”
  • “especially when considered in light of the financial, reputational and/or demonstrable other harm that the information … is causing to the requester’s professional, financial, reputational or other interest,”
  • “with the exception of content related to convicted felonies, legal matters relating to violence, or a matter that is of significant current public interest, and as to which the requester’s role with regard to the matter is central and substantial.”
Failure to comply would make the search engines or speakers liable for, at least, statutory damages of $250/day plus attorney fees.

So, obviously this is insane.  But it is also typical.  The Left is constantly trying to figure out ways of silencing their rivals, as the long-term goal is to ultimately destroy all opposition.

If this ludicrous bill were passed, the psychotic oligarchs and activists of New York could freely destroy whatever history books and encyclopedias they wanted to if it cramped their style.



Written and public material talking about anyone could become a penalty, depending upon the whim of the government.

Here's hoping this trend dies horribly and quickly.

Friday, March 17, 2017

FrancisChurch Hipocricy: "Utilize Exorcists More!"

So, Pope Francis has decided to acknowledge that the Devil exists this week:

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis on Friday advised priests who hear troubled confessions from parishioners to not hesitate to call on the services of an exorcist. 
A good confessor has to be very discerning, particularly when he has to deal with "real spiritual disorders," the 80-year-old pontiff told priests at a Vatican training seminar on the art of hearing believers recount their sins.
Disorders could have their roots in all manner of circumstances, including supernatural ones, he suggested.
In such circumstances the confessor "must not hesitate to refer to exorcists... chosen with great care and prudence."

This advice is in stark contrast to the spirit of his actions for the past few years.  By all accounts, Pope Francis has shown that he hardly believes in the Devil at all.  

But more insane than that, Pope Francis' pick for Tulsa bishop speaks against his own advice.  Don't forget, friends, Bishop Konderla, Pope Francis' pick for Eastern Oklahoma's latest bishop decided it was for the best to dissolve an entire order of exorcist priests who were formed to do battle with an increasingly large amount of literal Satanism in Oklahoma.  

This exorcist society led by Fr. Ripperger was suppressed, and later they had to remove themselves to Denver.  As for us folks left in Oklahoma, we are to fend for ourselves against principalities and powers we have no authority to deal with.  

"Call an exorcist," indeed.  What an insult to us Oklahomans.