Monday, September 15, 2014

The Law of Unintended Consequences, or How We've Cut Our Own Throats

"The idea of unintended consequences dates back at least to Adam Smith, the Scottish Enlightenment, and consequentialism (judging by results)" - Wikipedia

There is no feminism - or leftism, for that matter - when people are poor. But with technological advancement, and science, and other things, life becomes easy. Even poor people have lives that kings 150 years ago couldn't imagine. Here, even the poor live like kings!

Who created this wealth and advancement? Men, not women. Oh, there were a few women, to be sure, but without men, to quote Camille Paglia, women would still be living in grass huts. Tastefully decorated huts, I'm sure, but still huts.

Betty Friedan, the horrendously ugly Stalinist skank, wrote a famous book in the early '60s, The Feminine Mystique, in which she wrote about women's Problem with No Name.

That problem? Boredom. And why? Because technological advances had made their lives so easy there was little for them to do. And being unable to fill their days (believe me, if I didn't have to work I'd find plenty to do) they thought they'd imitate men and move into the workforce.

After all, we're having a party out here!

Was there any gratitude from women toward men for accommodating them? Not a drop. Just cries of victimization and whines of more! more! more! And no matter what they are given, it will never be enough.

Women don't even know what they want.

I'm grateful for all of it. I don't have to walk behind an ox plowing a field. i just go to the grocery store. Astounding!

I sometimes get the impression many women are lacking in abstract thought and imagination. Or maybe they're just too self-absorbed. Narcissistic.

Whatever the problem is, men have been far too accommodating. What we've gotten, mostly, is no gratitude and instead attempts at toxic shame and toxic guilt.

"As you sow, so you will reap" - Jesus


JKB said...

My elderly aunt who went to work almost everyday as her husband did until she reached retirement, points out she had all the equality she could handle.

Feminism is a particular upper middle class affliction. Except for maybe doing away with the lack of recognition of a married woman as an independent entity in bank accounts and such. The denial of work opportunity for women was on the whole because of a class, a daughter working was a statement that her father was unable to keep her up financially. Not to mention, work was thought to bring a daughter into contact with "rude men of commerce" who may in the end sully her reputation.

"I sometimes get the impression many women are lacking in abstract thought and imagination. "

Perhaps that is why they seem to be excelling in the "new" Humanities?

Black Poison Soul said...

For this reason, I am grateful for civilization: I don't have to grow, preserve, store, keep seed, keep 2 years of food in case of lean times, cook everything, etc etc etc. Like you, I go down to the corner store for my broccoli and bread and chicken.

So while I do attempt to enjoy myself during the decline of our culture - I weep for civilization itself. We will be going backwards if there is a major hit on the reset-switch.