Child Stability: Marriage > Cohabitation

October 17, 2017 Catholic Hulk 0

It is well understood that children do better in two-parent families than in single-parent families. It’s also well understood that if that absentee parent is the father, then children are more likely to have behavioural issues and display instability. We also know that divorce negatively impacts children. That’s all common sociological knowledge. What has not been well evidenced is whether marriage confers more child stability than cohabitation (though we did have some decent evidence), which [Continue reading]

Public Education, Teacher Unions and Brainwashing

October 13, 2017 Catholic Hulk 3

I have acquired a copy of Social Justice Begins With Me: A Resource Guide. It is a guide for Ontario’s public school teachers published by their union (ETFO). The book is a guide for teachers: It guides them in promoting the SJW-progressive perspective within classrooms. Personally, I’m not a fan of public schools or teacher unions educating children for values that extend beyond classical liberalism, but social justice is a hard thing to get very [Continue reading]

At the Heart of Progressivism

October 10, 2017 That Single Individual 12

At the heart of progressivism is occultism. That will be my thesis. To support it, I examine an ongoing story coming out of the United Kingdom. But before I turn to that story, let me make a few prefatory remarks. First, if you are reading this and are personally involved in the secret things of darkness, do not misunderstand me: I have no desire to personally attack you. On the contrary, I hope that you [Continue reading]

Football and the Culture Wars

October 5, 2017 Lucius Vorenus 15

The Culture Wars in America continue as more than 100 NFL players protested by kneeling, sitting, or raising their fists during the national anthem. The display was very clearly motivated in response to remarks made by President Trump in Huntsville, AL (and subsequent tweets), where he expressed his desire that players who disrespect the flag and the anthem should be punished by team owners. Trump’s remarks reignited the debate around the place of politics in sports a [Continue reading]

Whatever Happened to Christian Crusader Mentality?

September 24, 2017 Catholic Hulk 38

The first papal proposal for a crusade was in 1074 by Pope Gregory VII. Gregory was responding to the conquests of Antioch and Nicaea, the reports of Christians “slaughtered like cattle” and reports of Constantinople threatened. You can read some of what he said here. For a number of reasons, his proposal did not substantiate into much. That’s too bad, if you ask me. Near the end of the eleventh century, Alexios and the Byzantines from the Christian [Continue reading]

Feminist Philosophy Chair to Grad Student: Criticize Islam Anymore and You’ll Either Be Kicked Out or Sent to Reeducation Camp

September 23, 2017 AR-15 4

Here is the audio of the conversation that apparently took place between the department chair of a University of Texas school and a graduate student. It’s not exactly clear what precipitated the meeting, but it seems to be something like this: The student (who is bisexual) had a conversation with another graduate student, and this other student’s fiancé came up. She said that her fiancé is a Muslim and the other student, bothered by this, [Continue reading]

Do not as we say, lest you be like us

September 23, 2017 That Single Individual 6

The recent publication of Heidegger’s “black notebooks” caused controversy. It is now commonplace, not only in Heidegger circles, but more widely too, to raise the question of how Heidegger’s involvement in Nazism should affect our understanding of his philosophy. Can we separate the man’s personality from his philosophy? Should we? Or are they entwined? And if so, how? It’s not my aim to examine those questions here. Instead, I draw attention to two other philosophers—Nietzsche [Continue reading]

Basket of Deplorable Links

September 22, 2017 AR-15 0

Readers have probably already seen this from Philippe Lemoine, but I’ll put it here for the title alone, “It’s Not Hard for Conservatives to Be on Campus Because They’re Stupid, It’s Hard Because You Are” Campus Reform picks up the Leslie Green affair as well: “Prof: conservatives outnumbered because they’re ‘truth deniers’” More on P-values and the crisis in the social sciences “A Deep Dive Into the Blockbuster Study That Called Into Doubt a Lot [Continue reading]

The Leadership of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, DACA, and the Common Good

September 21, 2017 Walter Montgomery 11

The president, vice president, and chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently released a statement on the administration’s ending of the illegal DACA program, calling the action “reprehensible.” You’ll notice I called DACA “illegal”. That is because President Obama, after going around the country in townhall meetings and correctly reminding frustrated supporters that he couldn’t just use executive action on immigration because he’s not a king, went ahead and did it anyway. Congress [Continue reading]

The Lie System: How the University Manufactures a False Reality

September 20, 2017 That Single Individual 5

By now, readers of the philosophy blogosphere will know that Leslie Green, Professor of Law and Fellow of Balliol College at Oxford University, recently published a piece on his blog, “Why it is hard to be a campus conservative,” and again published as a guest post at Daily Nous and linked at Leiter Reports. Green’s comments occasioned extensive criticism here at this blog, and also over in a guest post at Daily Nous by Philippe [Continue reading]