Being one of the only atheists in existence to actually spend time examining theistic arguments instead of just posting Christopher Hitchens memes, I’ve been reading Edward Feser‘s The Last Superstitution: A Refutation of the New Atheism, a book I firmly recommend to anyone interested in either Thomas Aquinas’s metaphysics or seeing Richard Dawkins get some much deserved intellectual ridicule. One of the concepts addressed is the New Atheist tendency to fixate on facile and easily dismantled arguments since the philosophical nuance required for attacking the more esoteric and complex variety eludes their feeble understanding.
A portmanteau of hedonic and dildos, The Dildonic Treadmill refers to the tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable state of vulgarized intellectual comfort despite major changes in ideology. This term was developed from recent reactions over the shift in our blog’s trajectory.
This article will be the beginning of what I plan to be a multi-part, multi-contributor series. The purpose? To seek rapprochement with libertarianism. Yeah, we’re going there.
It seems that some jimjams have been flimflammed and a media kerfuffle has arisen over a rather banal and saccharine
Dildo Super Bowl advertisement put out by the Coca-Cola corporation. The ad depicts various individuals and groups of endearing, non-threatening, SWPL-approved minorities signing “America the Beautiful” in various global (non-English) languages.
At first glance one that has trained his mind in the art of spotting the progressive narrative cannot help but feel a minor trembling in the ol’ Johnathans. On second glance one wonders why one is glancing at this cloying, hackneyed rubbish a second time. Whether the average
Dildo Super Bowl viewer was able to pick up on the not-so subtle cultural Marxist messaging here, or whether his mind was already too numb and broken from the unrelenting dildo bludgeoning it had been receiving all evening, I can’t say. I can’t read minds, nor can I relate to the mindset of a Dildo Super Bowl viewer.
Today’s article comes from The Orthosphere:
Here’s the headline version of the relevant story: a Catholic high school hires a vice-principal who is (whether known or not to the school) a practicing homosexual. As part of the terms of his employment, he signs a contract obligating him to publicly abide by the teachings of the Church. At some point later on, he “marries” his boyfriend, a public repudiation of those teachings that earn him the termination of his employment — whereupon the Catholic students at the school rebel.
The modern world turns Catholic school children into social justice warriors. These children, most of them appearing close to driving age, are so divorced from the faith that they are actively working against it.
Today’s subject comes from Amren: Pope Francis Calls Upon The Nations Of The World To Welcome Immigrants.
Unlike other systems, under capitalism people are free to create value as they see it. Individuals get to decide for themselves what they value, then pursue those values to the best of their ability. This has long been the traditional American viewpoint; that we should be free to pursue and create value as we define it, as long as we don’t infringe on the rights of others. This is the true heart of American conservatism and core to modern libertarianism. – Rob Bryan (Libertywithoutapologies)
SWPL-Down Economics refers to the idea that, thanks to material abundance (at the expense of vassals both foreign and domestic), high-brow SWPL preferences become affordable and accessible to the mass.
The libertarians are wont to view the result of SDE as a desirable “fruition” of man’s efforts. They do this because they champion an ideology that reduces man to a walking alimentary canal. That is to say, libertarians are liberals with a more pedantic vocabulary. This of course echoes the intellectual efforts of a previous generation.
It totally happened then, too.