SNAKE MOM

mr_f0aef57b50a043Article by Barbara Cornell.

Syndicated from Barbara Cornell’s personal blog.

The anti-thesis of a tiger mom: snake mom.

I’ve been pretty disappointed in our culture for sometime, but I think this article was probably the low point.

Now, I’ve seen blog entries from women who claim that being the mistress to a string of married-with-children men is just a «life-style choice,» and that we should be just as respectful of their choices for relationships as anyone else.

I’ve had conversations with landlords who said they weren’t sure how to deal with renters who actually paid their own rent (because they’d never had a person whose entire support didn’t come from the state).

I’ve seen statements from our own government that instruct us that abortion is a reasonable birth control method.

But this woman has written an entire book on how it was perfectly reasonable to act on her «epiphany» that, after birthing and partially raising 4 children, she «didn’t want to be a mother anymore.»

«Sorry, baby, I changed my mind.»

She didn’t want to be a mother anymore.
She didn’t want to be a mother anymore.
She didn’t want to be a mother anymore.

Just like a Snickers, no matter how you slice it, it still comes up nuts.

1187056807-mAnd we are counseled to understand that that makes her a better mother because, when she was actually present in the lives of her children she «didn’t get to pick and choose which parts to be present for» and, after all, we accept when a man chooses not to be a father after the fact. She is, in fact, a «spiritual counselor,» paid to help people understand how to be better people. And she starts out by explaining that leaving your children to be raised by strangers because you’ve grown tired of it is not only acceptable, but a higher calling.

I have to wonder at what point does our culture become non-viable, and how far are we from that point? I can’t imagine we are far.

SIGNS OF HEALTH

Editorial by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

Syndicated from Mark I Rasskazov’s personal blog.

I spend a fair amount of time on the Russian social media site, “Vkontakte” (www.vk.com).  There, I get to see, first hand, the direction of the Russian Zeitgeist.  What I am seeing there are things that are “incorrect” and “brutal” from a Western perspective, but what would be considered strong signs of health from a Nietzschian perspective.  Observe that as our economy collapses, theirs is taking off.  As our population declines, theirs is exploding.  As our influence wanes, theirs expands.

Look at these memes and ask yourself: what are they doing right, that we are doing wrong?

Translation: “Weak men lead to lovers.  Strong men lead to strong families.”

Translation: “Don’t ever do this.”

Translation: “‘Can you forgive an enemy?  God will forgive!  Our task is arrange the meeting.’ –Al Capone”

Translation: “It’s Monday, you b!tc#.”

Translation: “Was frequently left home alone.”

Translation: “There are two types of people.”  I don’t know enough math to get this — and I’ll bet that, chances are, if you speak English, you probably don’t either; but this is posted to THE most common Russian meme site — most of them DO know enough math to get this.

These people are smarter, stronger, more assertive, more manly/womanly than we are.  I don’t say that to put the USA down — I say that to point out that we need to get our $#!t together.  We need to stop being such pussies.  We need to rediscover our entrepreneurial spirit.  We need to rethink our social mores and personal ethics.  We need to forget guilt and rediscover self-assurance and self-confidence.

Our problems begin in our culture.  We need to look at “miracle” cases like the Russian Federation, and learn from them.

SIGNS OF HEALTH

I spend a fair amount of time on the Russian social media site, «Vkontakte» (www.vk.com).  There, I get to see, first hand, the direction of the Russian Zeitgeist.  What I am seeing there are things that are «incorrect» and «brutal» from a Western perspective, but what would be considered strong signs of health from a Nietzschian perspective.  Observe that as our economy collapses, theirs is taking off.  As our population declines, theirs is exploding.  As our influence wanes, theirs expands.

Look at these memes and ask yourself: what are they doing right, that we are doing wrong?

Translation: «Weak men lead to lovers.  Strong men lead to strong families.»

Translation: «Don’t ever do this.»

Translation: «‘Can you forgive an enemy?  God will forgive!  Our task is arrange the meeting.’ —Al Capone»

Translation: «It’s Monday, you b!tc#.»

Translation: «Was frequently left home alone.»

Translation: «There are two types of people.»  I don’t know enough math to get this — and I’ll bet that, chances are, if you speak English, you probably don’t either; but this is posted to THE most common Russian meme site — most of them DO know enough math to get this.

These people are smarter, stronger, more assertive, more manly/womanly than we are.  I don’t say that to put the USA down — I say that to point out that we need to get our $#!t together.  We need to stop being such pussies.  We need to rediscover our entrepreneurial spirit.  We need to rethink our social mores and personal ethics.  We need to forget guilt and rediscover self-assurance and self-confidence.

Our problems begin in our culture.  We need to look at «miracle» cases like the Russian Federation, and learn from them.