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Jonathan Sacks – A Society Talking to Itself (full article here)

If people work for the maximum possible benefit for themselves then we will not have trust in industry, in economics, in financial institutions, we will not see marriages last.

Lord Jonathan Sacks told the BBC the growth of individualism over the past 50 years was responsible for a pervasive breakdown in trust.

He also said institutions, including marriage, broke down “when you begin to lose faith and society becomes very, very secularised”.

“It’s not the fault of one government or another, and it’s not even the fault of government,” he added.

“It’s the fault of what we call culture, which is society talking to itself.

David Attenborough Interview: “The study of botany I think produces a view of life which is very solid and reliable and philosophical,” he reflects. “The contemplation of the natural world is sometimes complicated by the fact that there’s so much anthropomorphism — you project yourself into the lives of birds, or badgers, or whatever it is. But you don’t do that with plants. Plants are something else; they are a different dimension to the living world.”

“When I ask what the biggest single change he has witnessed is, he does not pause. “The size of the human population. No question. There are three times as many people on earth as when I first made television programmes (in the 1950’s). Three times as many. It’s the root of nearly all our problems.””

All the same, as we say our goodbyes (“Go on: have another piece of chocolate!”) I reflect that we will miss his generation terribly when they are gone.

After coming home from a friend of a friends, who has purchased her 19 month year old son a handbag and pink clothes and toys … an article on the news: gender-neutral pre-schools – great. Lets create another group, lets make life more complicated. In the future we will be so careful accepting each other (whilst actually thinking about ourself) we wont actually get anything done. The world is already over sensitised – yet not genuinely; we are the ugliest species. Wish everyone in the world could sit around a table and have agreement to all sensitive issues, then we just try that together. If not, what can be acheived and how long will it take? and how many times will it be wrong before everything is right. I really like seeing / noticing a girl in a girly pink top.

Not understanding or giving to needs of a man: “He [the cat] loves me dont he, you wouldnt get that from a man would you, he’d want something for that” – um if you gave him the same affection you gave a cat; food, warmth and made to feel he came first and was important and wanted … a man doesnt need any more than a cat … woman.

SlutWalk (click for article). Its okay for women to wear provocative clothing is it? so its fine to support the wants of women in complete ignorance of man. Women dress for either: solely themselves – other women OR men or a combination, I think each gender instincts and desires should be considered whichever the answer, not just the selfish wants of a single sex. I ask this – if we all lived in the dark, would women still dress a certain way? …? no.

Why would one dress in a certain way unless it was for the attention or appreciation from other or self. Grow up and be less ignorant and selifsh, femenistic (i.e. male ignorant females) – you are confusing sensilble stronger women who understand the importance of gender roles for a happy cohesive society that actually supports both genders equality rather than trying to femenise everything with the absence of man – by taking the sense from it, which doesnt even make you happy. Rant over (though not inside). So long as women get friends, family and babies and money, and practically all female desires met no matter what it means for man, it goes these days… caos comes from this. Does what these people do affect me? yes, my friends children will grow up in this world. Respect the individual. Femenism = indecent and double standards.

Those that want equality go the furthest to segregate themselves as far as I see. They are exclusive instead of inclusive. Plus ..show me a femenist with a smile on her/their face.. they are about as common as healthy looking vegetarians. They do exist but are entirely rare. Is there anything better than a woman? is there anything worse?

“We think women have the right to wear what they like.” (I agree but dont be loud about it, and dont make out that all men, even those Canadians who actually care for you and support safe environments for everyone)

“It doesn’t matter how short your skirt is or how much cleavage is on show – nobody asks to be attacked.”

F* off. What if men walked around with most of the male primary sex organ on show, and said things like “I think men have the right to behave how they like” – would this be acceptable? No – is rape acceptable – No. I think only intelligent people should be allowed opinions and open minds; ignorant people are short sighted and arent capable of seeing a situation beyond the present time or self and the impact it has on actual wellbeing and future community. Repressed/oppressed people feel they need to be offensive though, and aggresively defend – which induces difference. Just Stop.

Quotes

Rosie Boycott (Writer) deplores the fact that girls today believe that being attractive is more important than being kind.

She recognises that with the liberation provided by the pill, there was a trade-off; for all the benefits, a downside”

“a monogamous society will prevail if women find monogamous relationships more advantageous – unless men can force them otherwise.

Alternatively, polygamous society will be the result if females prefer choosing men already attached – unless the women with a partner can persuade them otherwise”.

Society has become “feminised” in the skills it values: multitasking, communication, sitting still in front of a computer — all these play to female strengths rather than male ones. And accordingly, the social status of masculinity is changing.

I believe that the horrifying deterioration in the ethical conduct of people today stems from the mechanization and dehumanization of our lives – the disastrous by-product of the scientific and technical mentality. Nostra culpa. Man grows cold faster than the planet he inhabits.

Human beings can attain a worthy and harmonious life only if they are able to rid themselves, within the limits of human nature, of the striving for the wish fulfillment of material kinds. The goal is to raise the spiritual values of society.

Betterment of conditions the world over is not essentially dependent on scientific knowledge but on the fulfillment of human traditions and ideals.

Desire

Excerpts from: The Female of the Species – a poem by Rudyard Kipling

When Nag, the wayside cobra, hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can,
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail –
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

‘Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale –
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man’s timid heart is bursting with the things he must not say,
For the Woman that God gave him isn’t his to give away;
But when hunter meets with husband, each confirms the others tale –
The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man, a bear in most relations, worm and savage otherwise,
Man propounds negotiations, Man accepts the compromise;
Very rarely will he squarely push the logic of a fact
To its ultimate conclusion in unmitigated act.

Fear, or foolishness, impels him, ere he lay the wicked low,
To concede some form of trial even to his fiercest foe.
Mirth obscene diverts his anger; Doubt and Pity oft perplex
Him in dealing with an issue – to the scandal of the Sex!

But the Woman that God gave him, every fibre of her frame
Proves her launched for one sole issue, armed and engined for the same,
And to serve that single issue, lest the generations fail,
The female of the species must be deadlier than the male.

She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast
May not deal in doubt or pity – must not swerve for fact or jest.
These be purely male diversions – not in these her honor dwells –
She, the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else!

She can bring no more to living than the powers that make her great
As the Mother of the Infant and the Mistress of the Mate;
And when Babe and Man are lacking and she strides unclaimed to claim
Her right as femme (and baron), her equipment is the same.

She is wedded to convictions – in default of grosser ties;
Her contentions are her children, Heaven help him, who denies!
He will meet no cool discussion, but the instant, white-hot wild
Wakened female of the species warring as for spouse and child.

Unprovoked and awful charges – even so the she-bear fights;
Speech that drips, corrodes and poisons – even so the cobra bites;
Scientific vivisection of one nerve till it is raw,
And the victim writhes with anguish – like the Jesuit with the squaw!

So it comes that Man, the coward, when he gathers to confer
With his fellow-braves in council, dare not leave a place for her
Where, at war with Life and Conscience, he uplifts his erring hands
To some God of abstract justice – which no woman understands.

And Man knows it! Knows, moreover, that the Woman that God gave him
Must command but may not govern; shall enthrall but not enslave him.
And She knows, because She warns him and Her instincts never fail,
That the female of Her species is more deadly than the male!