Saturday, March 30, 2013

Femi-Whatzies?

Illustration from HERE.
"Calling a feminist a feminazi is an insult to the German National Socialist Workers Party." 

I'll give you the source of that quote in a minute.  Whatever else you may say about them, the National Socialists, or "Nazis," had an ideology.  You might not like their ideology, but they had one. They weren't just reacting emotionally and randomly.  Thousands of books have been written about the National Socialists, so I won't try to be definitive here, but I'll just say that the Nazi ideology was based on race and culture. And you can criticize the Nazis for any number of things, but you can't call them feminists.  Some have pointed out that there were feminist elements in some branches of fascism, and I'll give them a nod, and I've even written about them HERE.  But you have to remember (and I was probably remiss in not emphasizing this) that such "feminist" elements weren't anything that modern feminists would recognize or approve of, as they involved women recognizing their responsibilities and fulfilling them.
No, modern feminism is most certainly not about women having responsibility, or even real authority (because real authority entails responsibility).  Leftists — and modern feminists are as left as can be — want no responsibility at all, because accepting responsibility is a feature of maturity, and leftists are immaturity personified.  Feminists, like all leftists, want to be indulged. They want to pretend to authority, while the grownups stand by to clean up their messes and protect them from the consequences of their actions.  As I suggested before, they don't really have an ideology, because "ideology" implies some sort of reasoning from first principles, and in leftism/feminism there's no reasoning in the usual sense.  There's no superego to them.  Just an ego that is barely distinguishable from the id.  With them, it is all about random emotional reactions. 
Wm. F. Buckley once famously said that "civilization is about limiting options," and he was dead right.  If you think about it, civilization requires control of our animal instincts, the mastery of our urges by our intellect, and a steady rise from our chthonic appetites to the creation and maintenance of high culture.  And that involves, initially, discipline, which is limitation of options in the sense that bad options are discouraged, and, as things develop properly, self-discipline, in which individuals create and maintain civilization.  Not much room for that kind of thinking on the left, which is all about gimme gimme gimme, and breath-holding and other hissy-fits and tantrums till their toddler appetites are sated.
Well, this rant was touched off by Vox Day, from whom I got the initial quote, and here's some more of him:


I've said it before. I'll say it again. And each time, more people recognize the truth in the statement. Calling a feminist a feminazi is an insult to the German National Socialist Workers Party:

Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion. Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor....

"If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

"We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician," said Planned Parenthood lobbyist Snow.


This is what the feminist's vaunted concept of equality means. This is what it has always meant: the legal protection of a woman from all and any consequences of her actions. This includes a woman's ability to break any contract at will, to steal from anyone as she pleases, and murder even the most innocent without having to even hear a whisper of protest to make her uncomfortable. Feminists are objectively worse than Nazis. They are demonstrably worse than Fascists. They are provably worse than Communists. Their insane ideology has a higher body count than any of those three evil ideologies and comes with more costly, less sustainable societal consequences.
(Good stuff, eh?  Vox continues HERE, and follows this post with some elaboration HERE.)

1 comment:

  1. Catholic opponents to abortion warned that it would lead to infanticide and involuntary euthanasia.
    They got busted for covering up for pedophiliac priests and have to deal with the slander that all priests were pedophiles.
    Meanwhile laws are being passed to permit infanticide and involuntary euthanasia.
    Sometimes being right is a bitch.

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