Redirection

Friday, April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Wages Of Narcissism

are death sometimes:

A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.

 The article titled Selfie Deaths Are an Epidemic first gives the readers several examples of self-inflicted deaths and injuries and then proceeds to claim that it's not really narcissism, but evolutionary developed behaviour which is "part of our very DNA". 

I can still remember the times when attention wh*ring was considered nearly as bad as the real thing and thoroughly discouraged in children starting at the young age. Funny thing is that the article suggests a nearly similar solution (taking selfies should be discouraged) with tech companies doing the policing.

 I'm not really sure they will succeed since the problem appears to be more spiritual that technological. But that's just me...


Monday, April 15, 2019

A Fellow Housewife Reviews My Book

Housewife Outdoors was kind enough to review my second book, The Road To Power, which is now available on Amazon as well. That's what she writes:

The Road To Power is a space opera, like The Long Way Home, taking place in the same universe. Otherwise it is very different book and independent story with new characters. There is more political schemery and sligthly less action. There is still plenty of action and adventures, but the speed is not quite that breath-taking. I appreciated that a lot. Plot is very unpredictable (that seems to be typical to Sanne), I had to read to page 70-something before I got any idea where the book is going and still plenty of surprises waited for me. Gothic family secrets, sword duels, beautiful adventuresses and elven queens, spies and assasinations. 

You can read the whole review over here


Friday, April 12, 2019

Another Advantage Of A 2 Income Family Model

is that you will hardly have any free time at all, so that you'll never get bored:

A new survey finds that the average American adult logs just four hours and 26 minutes of time to themselves in a given week.

And if that amount seems high, you’re also in good company. Four out of 10 people surveyed said they get even less free time than that total, incredibly.


The survey of 2,000 adults... also found that the little bit of free time leaves the average person with 14 undone items on their to-do lists — though one in five respondents says there’s at least 20 things to get done on their lists. Those lists include everything from running errands to paying the bills. The authors found that 60% of the participants are putting off basic administrative tasks like cleaning, going to the bank, or filing their taxes because they don’t have the time.

 Among the tasks most commonly brushed aside by the study participants, cleaning topped the list, with 48% of adults postponing such chores. Another 40% admit they’ve put the brakes on car maintenance, while a third routinely push back plans to go shopping. More than a quarter of Americans (27%) said they put off making a doctor’s appointment.

Read the whole article  over here and pay attention to the comments by the boomers along the line of "I worked 20 hours a day, kept the house and had PLENTY of free time, you whiners!" Because people exist solely to work for the Woke Capital and pay the taxes. Now if we only could get children back to factories, everything would be fine. Meanwhile, the wives of billionaires are stay-at-home moms...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Vaccinations, Natural Health And Other Things

Vaccinations appear to be a hot topic in Christian circles. I'll state right away that I'm not a believer in conspiracy theories, stuff about aborted babies and things like that. I don't see vaccines as a moral issue, I look at them purely in the terms of health. I also don't believe that vaccines don't work, with an exception of flu vaccine. The question is, do they work as intended?

While vaccines may prevent some infectious diseases, there is a theory that the overuse of vaccinations leads to such chronic diseases as, for instance, cancer. 

How dangerous is measles anyway? I'm sure we've all heard scary stories about the high mortality rate of measles (and I'll be honest with you, my parents had a neighbour who became blind from measles, but it happened after the war when nutrition wasn't optimal). Here is at least one doctor who says, not really. Yet the amount of scaremongering which goes around is unbelievable. The funny thing is that the exactly same arguments are used to promote flu shots (high mortality rates, everyone will die, etc etc).

I'll tell you about my personal experience with vaccinations. In my youth, there weren't so many. I've got the one with diphtheria and tetanus on time, but my mother waited with MMR until I was 4 and had to go to school. I still remember how sick I became, I had fever and was ill for several days. Short after this, they had to take my appendix out and had they been 5 minutes too late, I'd probably die as the thing exploded in the surgeon's hands. After this, I've had all sorts of health problems through my youth, all connected with low immunity. Was it a coincidence? I don't know...We do know though that it's the MMR which is notorious for its complications and autism connection.

As I became older, flu vaccines started spreading. My mother worked in healthcare and could always get them for free. She insisted that everybody in the household got his flu shot every winter. And each year I took it, I was horribly sick. Then I married my husband and stopped taking them. One year I would be sick, another I wouldn't. Last couple of winters we took cod liver oil from Norway and had no problems with flu whatsoever.

And then there is something else to consider. When I took this ill fated MMR shot, I was told that I'd get a lifelong immunity. But now it appears that the immunity only lasts 5 till 20 (30?) years. They don't know themselves, but they are pushing everyone in the risk groups to get vaccinated yet again.

Now let's talk about whooping cough. I think it sits in the tetanus shot which I got several of while growing up and which my mother once nearly died from as she got a severe allergic reaction to it. Supposedly you'll never get whooping cough, either? Wrong. I'm pretty sure I got it while in my early twenties, as I had all the classic symptoms including night fits when I felt like I was coughing my lungs out. The doctor looked at me and said it was tracheitis, though. I think you get my point?

Again, I'm not entirely against vaccinations. Wouldn't take my chances with polio or tetanus, but things like chicken pox? A couple of years ago every child used to have it, but once the vaccine became available, they are spreading the same scary story about it like they do with flu and measles. I wonder I survived it (and yes, I got some complications, but they weren't so bad).

Another example is the HPV vaccine. They started pushing it on girls first, now in some countries they want to vaccinate boys, too. (One died from it). If you are against the vaccine, you are called a religious bigot. I read a bit on the topic. It appears that 95% of all women will get a HPV infection at least once in their lives, yet only 1 in 10 000 will ever develop the dreaded cancer and that mostly in her 50s, up to 40 years from her first infection. Now there is something fishy going on, don't you agree? It's like they claim that somebody who had measles can 40 years later get a stroke and die, and that happens from measles. Yes, they seriously push this story.

Ultimately, vaccinations are the parents' choice. Most vaccinated children are doing quite fine and won't have any severe side effects. Whether it's really necessary and a wise thing to do in every case, is quite another thing. This post is getting rather long, so I'll split it in two and write more about the modern medical system another time.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Another Example Of Female Oppression

Wicked Western patriarchy used to prevent women from taking part in such fun events like, for instance, the Battle of Paschendale:




Luckily, at least in the USA, equality appears to have won and women are now subject to draft, too. I hope they'll enjoy it as much as the men did...

Sunday, April 7, 2019

On Marital Submission

Marital submission is something which feminists decry, as we all know, however, the other side sorts of makes a mess out of the concept, too. Some will reduce all marital problems to the lack of wifely submission: the husband won't lead? Or he is a heavy drinker/lousy provider/watches p*rn/whatever? Just submit, and all the problems will go away.

I'm afraid it's not that simple. Some people will say that the husband can't make his wife submit, it's a free gift. I wonder, if these people have ever been in leadership positions? I have, and let me tell you something, a leader needs to have certain qualities to make his subordinates submit to his will, and it's not always easy, but nobody will take you seriously if you lack character and a backbone.

I have come across a discussion of this very topic on a certain forum where someone asked whether the wife should treat her husband as the leader of the family and one answer stood up to me: "a man is either a leader or he isn't, it doesn't depend on his wife." I agree, more or less, with a caveat: the wife shouldn't try to undermine her husband's leadership, but the principle remains:

 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD,

The way I view things, wifely submission is not about punishment or oppression. It actually makes a woman's life much easier. Think of it, the one who takes the decision is the one responsible when the things go wrong. Every time I enforced my will over my husband's objections, I came to regret it because I kept second-guessing myself. The burden of responsibility is just too heavy for an average woman, that's why they are probably so neurotic nowadays.

Another point, marital submission doesn't mean the husband can force his wife to go against her conscience. While I'm not a Catholic myself, I liked this quote from a Catholic blog (h/t Jesse Powell):

... the church...bids the wife obey her husband in the Lord; but asserts her moral independence of him, leaves her conscience free, and holds her accountable for her own deeds.

Betraying one's moral code on behalf of someone else, even your own husband, will bring nothing but grief and disappointment and can destroy you as a person.

It's also important to understand that the man's authority doesn't exist in a vacuum, as there are still such things as family connections, civil authorities and, for believers, the church. The husband can't disregard them. We live in society so that right wing Christians should, imo, stop larping as some OT patriarch:)

If you have any ideas of your own on the topic, feel free to share in comments!