Monday, June 6, 2016

Another Great Quibcag Dump!

Again I've accumulated, willy-nilly, a bunch of quibcags without a home, i. e., a post for each to illustrate, so before I lose track of them, I post them all at once for your instruction and enjoyment, and also for you to use yourself around the net when you need a colorful meme to make a point.

The first one here is by RAMZPAUL, who does many very nice videos on his blog here [link].
This one makes a point that I've tried to make myself in many different ways, that nationalism is a way to preserve this diversity we're all supposed to be so crazy about, by having Lithuanian be the guardian of Lithuanian culture and tradition, Nepal be the same thing for things Napali, and so forth. And when you think about it, when the left talks about "diversity," they mean the opposite, really, in that their goal is that all nations should become multiracial and multicultural, mixing everybody together until we're all one bland, neutral generic human pile. Looking at it that way, it's not so groovy, is it?  This quibcag is illustrated by characters from Hetalia: Axis Powers (Axis Powers ヘタリア).
  

Here we have two versions of the same quibcag, a wise and wry quote from Greg Cochran [link] that is somewhat related to the message of the first, in that it makes obvious the basic idiocy of welcoming immigrants who don't fit, can't fit, and don't want to fit. The first is illustrated by a girl fromLucky Star (らき☆すた RakiSuta), and the second by Rika Shiguma of Haganai (はがない).


This one is a quote from Stefan Molyneux [link], who says lots of good things, in this case warning us all against ideology. As I like to put it, ideology is supposed to be a theory of human behavior, but when we try to make everybody behave to fit the ideology, rather than modify the ideology to reflect how people actually do behave, it's counterproductive. Molyneux just condemns ideology, contrasting it with philosophy, which is basically another way of making the same point, maybe a better one. It' illustrated by Kagura of Gin Tama (銀魂 Gintama, lit. "Silver Soul")


And here's another one lauding naitonalism. Now that I look at it, I may have used it in a post already, but no matter. What it says is true, and the idea that you can create any kind of stable polity without using nationalism as its vessel, so to speak, is naive. Libertarians take note. It's illustrated by Haruhi of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu).


In this one, a quote from Vulture of Critique [link] reminds us that as much as we might like to think that all our good points are in our genes, truth is a matter of nature and nurture, and while a giving race may have more of a capacity for certain behaviors, like monogamy, we still need our cultures to complete the circle and effectuate the behaviors. This is illustrated by one of the many anime versions of Athena.


And, finally, a non-quibcag, but a nice joke. Pass it around.


4 comments:

  1. Catholics have subsidiarity - some things belong at the family level, others at the national level.
    Family
    Village/Tribe
    County/State/Province
    Nation
    World
    Innumerable evils occur in giving authority to the wrong level to even bother with issues which should be handled at a different one.
    We shouldn't issue passports at the kitchen table, but neither should education be decided by the nation.

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    1. Coming soon to a quibcag near you!

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  2. That joke is hilarious. Unfortunately, thanks to modern "education," I know few people that would understand it.

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