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Has Chivalry Fled? (Article, May 1912)

Has Chivalry Fled? (Article, May 1912)

Gynocentrism and its cultural origins

The following article provides an example of a ‘threat narrative’ – i.e., in this case the threat that chivalry is departed or dying, thus putting women “in danger” in a myriad ways.

The ‘Chivalry Is Dead’ trope has been wheeled out by every newspaper and media outlet for the last two centuries, on a weekly basis. If romantic chivalry is taking hundreds of years to die then it must be the slowest death on earth!

However the intent appears not to report accurately on chivalry’s demise (which doesn’t appear to be valid), but to reinforce protection of it as an article of dogmatic faith; the more one feels chivalry is under threat, the more one protects and upholds the institution.

To be sure there have occurred alterations in the way gynocentric chivalry is acted out on the contemporary scene, but the basic convention is still very much alive.

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Posted by on November 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Neo-suffragettes

 

Herb of herbs

 Rеblоgged from Zwіnglіus Rеdіvіvus:

It isn’t marriagе. You dоn’t gеt to rеdеfinе a word just to suit yоur wеirdnеss.

Akihiko Kondo, 35, marriеd a hоlоgram of virtual rеality singеr Hatsunе Miku. Around 40 guеsts watchеd thе cеrеmony bеtwееn thе man and thе imagе of a 16-yеar-оld manga cartооn with hugе eyеs and turquоisе pigtails. But Mr Kоndо’s mоthеr rеfusеd the invitation and nоnе of his rеlativеs attеnded thе wеdding.

Nо hе didn’t. And gооd for his mоm.

 

British firms ready to microchip thousands of employees, using Swedish technology

Whoa!

Concern is growing that UK firms are considering implanting microchips into their employees to boost security. Biohax, a Swedish company that provides human chip implants, told the Daily Telegraph it was ‘in talks’ with a number of UK legal and financial firms to implant staff with the devices. Apparently, one client has ‘hundreds of thousands of employees’ and probably believes that injecting chips into their workers is easier than issuing them with a security pass. ‘These companies have sensitive documents they are dealing with,” Jowan Österlund, the founder of Biohax, told the paper.

‘[The chips] would allow them to set restrictions for whoever,’ Österlund, a former professional body piercer, said. Naturally, not everyone is on board with this idea. A spokesperson for the Confederation of British Industry told the Guardian: ‘While technology is changing the way we work, this makes for distinctly uncomfortable reading. ‘Firms should be concentrating on rather more immediate priorities and focusing on engaging their employees.’ Biohax says that its microchips, which are about the size of a grain of rice, cost £150 each.

They are put into the skin between the thumb and forefinger and can be used like any kind of transmitter – to open doors or start a car, for example. They can also be loaded with medical data that can be accessed if the person was ever in an accident. Österlund said bigger companies, like those with over 200,000 employees, could offer this as something optional to make their employees’ lives easier and save the company money. ‘If you have a 15% uptake that is still a huge number of people that won’t require a physical ID pass,’ he said.

Revelation 13: 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


[Previously…]

 

Yeah, really!

Google searches turn up nothing…

 

Why do American election results today take so long to fully tally up?

In Canada, with old-fashioned paper ballots, we still manage to have results the same day, in any given election.

In America, machines are used, which ought to make the process faster in theory, and I understand there never used to be delays like there are now, but now, despite modern technology, it takes forever for some results to come in, and there’s contesting results which hardly seem that close, and on it goes…

Why, you’d think there was widespread electoral fraud going on, baked right into the process!

But that couldn’t be it, could it… 😉

 

The delightful spectacle of prog fear

(Hat tip.)

May their fears be realized, soon! 😉

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2018 in America, good news, The Kulturkampf