Gender-Neutral Restrooms + Pissed Off Trans* People = Cultural Degeneration
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” ~ Saint Paul (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
I prefer the concrete to the abstract. Give me practical application over abstract theory any day.
Much of the discussion surrounding gender on university and college campuses consists of subjective, abstract theory. Queer Theory, for example.
But it’s when we get down to the everyday, real-world, practical application of these abstract gender theories that we see these theories begin to break down.
And there’s nothing more practical, down-to-earth, and real-world than is our going to the bathroom in order to relieve ourselves… is there?
Judging from many (most) of the comments on the Slate.com article below, many (most) people draw the gender lines practically (objectively = two (2) genders), as opposed to abstractly (subjectively = many genders) when it comes to public restrooms:
Izzy Rode – No More Women’s Rooms: Why Bathrooms Should All Be Gender-Neutral
“Gender-divided bathrooms have long been a point of contention for queer people, especially those identifying as trans*. For those whose gender identity or presentation defies the clear-cut gender binary, the necessary urge to relieve oneself often ends with a painful resignation to either male or female when in public. The result is discomfort for everyone involved: When I androgynously walk into a restroom and am greeted by a negative reaction from another bathroom patron—which has ranged from startled gasps to being shoved back into the stall—I assume their outrage is of the same degree as my frustration at knowing I’m not fully welcome in either restroom…”
Read more: No More Women’s Rooms: Why Bathrooms Should All Be Gender-Neutral - http://tinyurl.com/n6hpxve
How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender?
“Drawing on information from four recent national and two state-level population-based surveys, the analyses suggest that there are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, comprising 3.5% of the adult population. In total, the study suggests that approximately 9 million Americans – roughly the population of New Jersey – identify as LGBT…
“There are also nearly 700,000 transgender individuals in the US.”
Read more: How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender? - http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/research/census-lgbt-demographics-studies/how-many-people-are-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender/
Tyranny of the Minority
Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals comprise 3.5% of the US population.
700,000 (transgender individuals) out of 314,000,000 (population of the US) = 0.22%
3.5% + o.22% = 3.72%
“We are the 3.72%!! We demand everyone cater to us!! Or else we’ll call you ugly names, publicly shame you, cause you to lose your jobs, picket, vandalize, boycott, and sue your businesses!!” (= bullying)
See: The BSA, LGBT, and haters who hate “haters” – http://wp.me/pPnn7-1fm
Angry LGBT Slogans
“We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it!”
“Out of the Closets and into the Streets!”
“Armed gays don’t get bashed!”
“Gays Bash Back!”
“Sorry girls, I suck dick”
Read more: LGBT Slogans – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_slogans
VIDEO – So Much For Dialogue? – http://youtu.be/jCSRKkdJXqw
VIDEO – Gay Marriage and the Breakdown of Moral Argument: A commentary by Fr. Barron – http://youtu.be/CYJ9BOcOxy8
American Sociopolitical Theories – Three Options
We have only three choices. We can choose only ONE option:
1. Democracy: the majority rules and the minority is unprotected by law from the majority (what America has never had).
2. Republic: the majority rules and the minority is protected by law from the majority (what America used to have).
3. Reverse Democracy: the (politicly correct) minority rules and the (politicly incorrect) majority is unprotected by law from the minority. (Example: one atheist doesn’t approve of nativity scenes being displayed on public property; therefore no one is allowed to display nativity scenes on public property (what America has today).
“All Gender Bathrooms Now” – Pissed Off Trans* People on the DIY Gender-Neutralizing of Wesleyan’s Bathrooms
“If you have been on campus recently, you have likely seen the above sign. In the last week or so, the plastic or wooden bathroom signs that normally read “Men” or “Women” have been torn down and replaced with paper signs like the one above. In many cases, these paper signs were accompanied by a manifesto titled “Desegregate Wesleyan Bathrooms,” which explains the logic behind the replacing of the bathroom signs. Unfortunately, the manifesto was not posted with every gender-neutral sign, and has frequently been torn down when the bathrooms were re-gendered. For those who are confused about why people have started gender-neutralizing the bathrooms, the text of the manifesto is reproduced below…”
Read more: “All Gender Bathrooms Now” – Pissed Off Trans* People on the DIY Gender-Neutralizing of Wesleyan’s Bathrooms – http://wesleying.org/2013/10/17/desegregate-wesleyan-bathrooms-pissed-off-trans-people-on-the-diy-gender-neutralizing-of-wesleyans-bathrooms/
21 Reasons Why Gender Matters
“We live in an age of gender confusion. Much of this is a result of the deliberate attempt by various social engineers to convince us that gender is not fixed or static, but fluid and changeable; that there are not two genders but many genders; that gender is really a social construct; that gender roles are interchangeable; that humans are really androgynous; and that gender is not important in human relationships.”
Read more: 21 Reasons Why Gender Matters – http://www.gendermatters.org.au/Home_files/21%20Reasons%20Why%20Gender%20Matters(low%20res).pdf
Social Constructions of Gender
The Social Construction of Gender – http://thefeministagenda.blogspot.com/2009/04/social-construction-of-gender.html
The Social Construction of Homosexuality – http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/med/thorp.asp
Blurring Genders or Deleting Them? – http://content.lib.utah.edu/utils/getfile/collection/etd3/id/826/filename/823.pdf
Same-Sex Marriage” and “What Does the Acronym ‘LGBTTTIQ’ Represent?
“So what, exactly, does the acronym LGBTTTIQ stand for? LGBTTTIQ stands for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited, Inter-Sexed, Queer (and “Questioning” one’s sexual orientation). The definitions of these words, which follow, have been taken from the OK2BME website…”
Read more: Same-Sex Marriage” and “What Does the Acronym ‘LGBTTTIQ’ Represent? – http://theworldperceived.blogspot.com/2010/02/same-sex-marriage-and-what-does-acronym.html
Is it okay to be gay?
“What concerns me is that our society is sending people the message that “being gay is okay”—meaning: “being gay is just-as-good-as being straight”—when, in reality, being gay is not just-as-good-as being straight.
“What concerns me even more is when some Christians, and some Christian churches, send the message that “being gay is just-as-good-as being straight”; because it’s not.”
Read more: Is it okay to be gay? – http://wp.me/pPnn7-3A
Androgyny: The Pagan Sexual Ideal – http://www.etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs/43/43-3/43-3-pp443-469_JETS.pdf
Androgyny and Gender Dialectics – http://folk.uio.no/thomas/gnd/androgyny.html
Against Androgyny – http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2010/05/12/against-androgyny/
Androgynous Archetypes – http://www.samkhyawicca.org/androgyny.html
“A lot can be gleaned from 19th century French occultist Alphonse Louis Constant’s depiction of Baphomet in Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (Dogma and Ritual of High Magic), a treatise on ritual magic. First, we see that the androgynous Baphomet, an incarnation of Lucifer or perhaps some other fallen angel, has breasts, and most likely a penis of some sort, although we can’t say for sure. But the double helix definitely indicates some kind of phallus representation.
“The gods’ (fallen angels, led by Lucifer) hermaphroditism is the result of their supposed alchemical transformation, which they are currently imposing on the masses through large-scale homosexual indoctrination, commonly referred to in the Western world as LGBT (Lestiban, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)—and soon to be, LGBTPB, with pedophilia and bestiality added to these supposed “sexual orientations.” André Nataf writes, in The Wordsworth Dictionary of the Occult (1988):
“At the heart of hermetism lies androgyny. Androgyny or hermaphroditism is an awareness of one’s bisexuality and is the ultimate goal of the alchemist’s search. All the disciplines grouped under the general heading of hermetism or occultism—magic, alchemy, initiation, etc.—suppose that the human being, once he is rid of his innermost darkness and lack of understanding, realizes that he is bisexual. This bisexuality is what enables him to relate to other people and the universe. From this point of view, the hermaphrodite symbolizes bisexuality controlled, refined, and harmoniously integrated.”
Read more: Satan is LGBT – http://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/satan-is-lgbt/
VIDEO – Who is the Baphomet? (Part 1) - http://youtu.be/O6eueueUKCg
VIDEO – Who is the Baphomet? (Part 2) - http://youtu.be/jxPVdunNbu4
Prayer for the Conversion of the Remnant of Israel
“God of Goodness and Father of Mercies, we beseech Thee by the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and by the intercession of the Patriarchs and Holy Apostles, to look with compassion upon the remnant of Israel, so that they may come to a knowledge of our only Savior Jesus Christ, and share in the precious graces of Redemption. Amen.”
The Conversion of the Jews
“According to the interpretation of the Fathers, the conversion of the Jews towards the end of the world is foretold by St. Paul in the Epistle to the Romans (11:25-26): “For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, . . . that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles should come in. And so all Israel should be saved as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, he that shall deliver, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob”.
Read more: Catholic Encyclopedia: General Judgement – http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08552a.htm
“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)
Read more: Goats not Scapegoats – Jesus on Jews (and Gentiles) who reject him as Messiah (Savior) - http://wp.me/pPnn7-xy
The Triumph of Cultural Marxism
“The Frankfurt school of cultural Marxism, with thinkers Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukacs, aimed at overthrowing capitalist rule by undermining the hegemonic culture. According to Gramsci, the Socialist revolution, which failed to spread following the Russian Revolution in 1917, could never take place until people were liberated from Western culture, particularly from their “Christian soul.” As Lukacs said in 1919, “Who will save us from Western Civilization?” This could be done through breaking down traditional morality and family patterns and undermining the established culture from within by a long march through the institutions, the media and the schools. We can now see that this strategy has been successful in Western media and academia, which are not only lukewarm in defending our civilization but in some cases actively side with our mortal enemies. The irony is that most Westerners have never heard of Gramsci, yet ideas similar to his have had a huge impact on their lives.”
Read more: Sweden: The Triumph of Cultural Marxism – http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/3582
Patrick Henningsen: The Politically Correct Matrix
“Patrick explains the two sided edge of free speech that some are unwilling to accept. Politically correct mobs are destroying America. We’ll talk about how political correctness is the goal of cultural Marxism.”
AUDIO – Patrick Henningsen – Hour 1 – The Politically Correct Matrix – http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/12/RIR-131223.php
Cultural Marxism = Cultural Degeneration
“Cultural Marxism or Cultural Bolshevism (degenerate culture) seeks to destroy everything good about a society, what holds it together, what helps it to advance, what promotes intelligence and beauty. It seeks to degenerate society and take it to a lower form where people are less intelligent and more animal. It’s based on the Marxist lie that everything good about society is all a form of oppression.”
Read more: Cultural Marxism – http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Marxism
The Degenerate Culture of Weimar Berlin
Does the cultural degradation of Weimar Germany show us the present day USA?
We can give-in to our passions, and allow them to control us, or we can control them.
“Thus, a good man, though a slave, is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.” ~ St. Augustine
Once a society no longer encourages people to control their sexual passions, but rather excites and permits these passions to be expressed, which the people think of as liberation from old fashioned and outdated morals, the heavy hand of government will begin to exercise total control over the society, which soon becomes a police state enforced form of slavery.
Think about it… which came to the USA first?
The police state?
Or the exciting and permitting of uncontrolled sexual passions?
Perhaps this was the plan all along?
The sexual liberation of the 1960s has led to the police state of the 2000s.
Look at Weimar Germany, just before World War II…
First the excitement and permission of moral decadence, then the police state… and then the war.
Is America following this same path?
I think so…
Voluptuous Panic – The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
“This seductive sourcebook of rare visual delights from pre-Nazi, Cabaret-period “Babylon on the Spree” has the distinction of being praised both by scholars and avatars of contemporary culture, inspiring hip club goers, filmmakers, gay historians, graphic designers, and musicians like the Dresden Dolls and Marilyn Manson.
“This expanded edition includes “Sex Magic and the Occult,” documenting German pagan cults and their often-bizarre erotic rituals, including instructions for entering into the “Sexual Fourth Dimension.”
BOOK – Voluptuous Panic – The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (.pdf) – http://www.scribd.com/doc/146668514/Voluptuous-Panic-The-Erotic-World-of-Weimar-Berlin
BOOK – Voluptuous Panic – The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin – http://www.amazon.com/Voluptuous-Panic-Erotic-Expanded-Edition/dp/0922915962
“The decay of moral values in all areas of life—the period of deepest German degradation—coincided exactly with the height of Jewish power in Germany.” ~ Dr Friederich Karl Wiehe
The Sexual Decadence of Weimar Germany
“What did the cultural Marxists learn from Weimar Germany?
“They learned that the Sexual Revolution, in order to succeed, had to be a slow and gradual process. “Modern forms of subjection,” the Frankfurt School had learned, “are marked by mildness.”  Weimar had failed because the pace had been too frenetic.
“People were aware they were being corrupted. That was fatal.
“To corrupt a nation effectively one must make sure that the descent into degradation is an infinitely slow and imperceptible process, one miniscule step at a time—just as those who wish to cook frogs alive in a saucepan, reducing them to a state of comatose stupor, are advised to place them in cold water and boil them to death as slowly as possible…”
Read more: The Sexual Decadence of Weimar Germany – http://www.darkmoon.me/2013/the-sexual-decadence-of-weimar-germany-by-lasha-darkmoon/
Jewish Bolshevism = Cultural Marxism = Cultural Degeneration
“It is not an accident that Judaism gave birth to Marxism, and it is not an accident that the Jews readily took up Marxism; all this was in perfect accord with the progress of Judaism and the Jews. The Jews should realize that Jehovah no longer dwells in heaven, but he dwells in us right here on earth; we must no longer look up to Jehovah as above us and outside of us, but we must see him right within us.” ~ Rabbi Harry Watons
Read more: Jewish Bolshevism – http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Bolshevism
US Jewish Population Steadily Declining: Pew Poll
“The percentage of Americans who say they are Jewish has declined by about half as a percentage of the US population since the late 1950s, and currently stands at just under 2 percent [1.8%] a new poll has found.”
Read more: US Jewish Population Steadily Declining: Pew Poll – http://www.newsmax.com/US/jewish-population-declines-pew/2013/10/01/id/528606
How Jewish is Hollywood?
“A poll finds more Americans disagree with the statement that ‘Jews control Hollywood.’ But here’s one Jew who doesn’t.
“I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe “the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews,” down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.” ~ Joel Stein
Read more: How Jewish is Hollywood? http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-stein19-2008dec19,0,4676183.column
VIDEO – Hollywood Basterds – David Duke - http://youtu.be/n4EfufBl1cU
Corey Feldman: Pedophilia Is Hollywood’s Biggest Problem
ABC VIDEO – Corey Feldman: Pedophilia Is Hollywood’s Biggest Problem – http://youtu.be/roW238dfUUk
John Travolta Blames Gay Hollywood Jews for Own Homosexuality
“Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity.” ~ John Travolta
Read more: John Travolta Blames Gay Hollywood Jews for Own Homosexuality – http://heebmagazine.com/john-travolta-blames-gay-hollywood-jews-for-own-homosexuality/36051
“The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks.” ~ Al Goldstein
Triple-exthnics: Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry
“… Jewish involvement in the X-rated industry can be seen as a proverbial two fingers to the entire WASP establishment in America. Some porn stars viewed themselves as frontline fighters in the spiritual battle between Christian America and secular humanism. According to Ford, Jewish X-rated actors often brag about their ‘joy in being anarchic, sexual gadflies to the puritanical beast’. Jewish involvement in porn, by this argument, is the result of an atavistic hatred of Christian authority: they are trying to weaken the dominant culture in America by moral subversion. Astyr remembers having ‘to run or fight for it in grammar school because I was a Jew. It could very well be that part of my porn career is an “up yours” to these people’. Al Goldstein, the publisher of Screw, said (on lukeford.net), ‘The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don’t believe in authoritarianism.’ Pornography thus becomes a way of defiling Christian culture and, as it penetrates to the very heart of the American mainstream…”
Read more: Triple-exthnics: Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry – http://www.jewishquarterly.org/issuearchive/articled325.html?articleid=38
All-Star Team of Jews Defiles Christmas in Billy Bob Thornton’s ‘Bad Santa’
“How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles…”
Read more: All-Star Team of Jews Defiles Christmas in Billy Bob Thornton’s ‘Bad Santa’ – http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/156296/bad-santa
American Jews delighted by U.S. gay marriage ruling
“The Jewish community, with 81% of support for gay marriage according to public opinion polls, is the constituency most supportive of marriage equality, second only to the LGBT community.”
Read: American Jews delighted by U.S. gay marriage ruling – http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.532331
Biden: Jewish leaders helped gay marriage succeed
“Jewish leaders in the media are in large part responsible for American acceptance of gay marriage, Vice President Biden said Tuesday night.
“I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else,” he said at a Democratic National Committee reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. He cited social media and the sitcom “Will and Grace,” giving Jews a large part of the credit for both.”
Read more: Biden: Jewish leaders helped gay marriage succeed – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/22/biden-jewish-leaders-helped-gay-marriage-succeed/
Gay Marriage’s Jewish Pioneer: Faygele ben Miriam
“The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago.”
Read more: Gay Marriage’s Jewish Pioneer: Faygele ben Miriam – http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/101628/gay-marriages-jewish-pioneer
“Working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life” ~ Keshet Online – http://www.keshetonline.org/
“This book brings together some of the world’s leading rabbis, scholars, and writers to interpret the Torah through a queer lens. Use these essays in your weekly parsha text study, as part of a class on contemporary interpretations of Torah, and to assist b’nei mitzvah students in preparing their own divrei Torah.”
BOOK – Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible – http://www.keshetonline.org/product/torah-queeries-weekly-commentaries-on-the-hebrew-bible/
Judaism’s Strange Gods
“In this scholarly and deeply considered work, the author documents his provocative thesis that Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament, but the newly formalized belief system of the Pharisees, which arose in Babylon with the commitment of the formerly oral “tradition of the elders” to writing, in the wake of the crucifixion of Israel’s Messiah and the destruction of the Temple. Basing his findings on authoritative Judaic sources, Hoffman demonstrates that Judaism is a man-made religion of tradition and superstition, which represents the institutionalized nullification of Biblical law and doctrine. Liberating the reader from the accumulated shackles of decades of misinformation, this book shows that Judaism’s God is not the God of Israel, but the strange gods of Talmud and Kabbalah, and the racial self-worship they inculcate.”
BOOK - Judaism’s Strange Gods – http://www.amazon.com/Judaisms-Strange-Gods-Revised-Expanded/dp/0970378483
BOOK – Judaism’s Strange Gods by Michael Hoffman (.pdf): http://downloads.umu.nu/Books/Hoffmanstrange.pdf
AUDIO – Judaism Discovered – Michael Hoffman with Jeff Rense (Full Interview) – http://youtu.be/51aTCN3D8Ik
BOOK – Judaism Discovered, by Michael Hoffman (.pdf) – http://downloads.umu.nu/Books/Michael%20A.%20Hoffman%20-%20Judaism%20Discovered%20(2008).pdf
“Thus, a good man, though a slave, is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.” – St. Augustine, City of God.
Writing at the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire, St. Augustine both revolutionized and brought to a close antiquity’s idea of freedom. A man was not a slave by nature or by law, as Aristotle claimed. His freedom was a function of his moral state. A man had as many masters as he had vices. This insight would provide the basis for the most sophisticated form of social control known to man.
“Fourteen hundred years later, a decadent French aristocrat turned that tradition on its head when he wrote that “the freest of people are they who are most friendly to murder.”
Like St. Augustine, the Marquis de Sade would agree that freedom was a function of morals. Unlike St. Augustine, Sade proposed a revolution in sexual morals to accompany the political revolution then taking place in France. Libido Dominandi – the term is taken from Book I of Augustine’s City of God – is the definitive history of that sexual revolution, from 1773 to the present.
“Unlike the standard version of the sexual revolution, Libido Dominandi shows how sexual liberation was from its inception a form of control. Those who wished to liberate man from the moral order needed to impose social controls as soon as they succeeded because liberated libido led inevitably to anarchy. Aldous Huxley wrote in his preface to the 1946 edition of Brave New World that “as political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase.” This book is about the converse of that statement. It explains how the rhetoric of sexual freedom was used to engineer a system of covert political and social control. Over the course of the two-hundred-year span covered by this book, the development of technologies of communication, reproduction, and psychic control – including psychotherapy, behaviorism, advertising, sensitivity training, pornography, and plain old blackmail – allowed the Enlightenment and its heirs to turn Augustine’s insight on its head and create masters out of men’s vices. Libido Dominandi is the story of how that happened.”
AUDIO – Libido Dominandi Sexual Liberation as Political Slavery – http://youtu.be/FwhFLdSqqv0
BOOK – Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control – http://www.amazon.com/Libido-Dominandi-Liberation-Political-Control/dp/1587314657
Our Future: Wisdom or Foolishness?
FOOLISHNESS: America must self-consciously become an irreligious, godless, and immoral nation because one (1) irreligious, godless, and immoral person may exist who is offended by God and moral people.
WISDOM: America will be a religious, godly, moral nation, and will protect (and tolerate) the godless and immoral peoples (= fools) in our midst.
Which side are you on? Wisdom? or Foolishness?
Liberty? or Libertine?
Many people mistakenly believe that in order to be liberated they must be libertines.
Many peoples mistakenly believe moral law hinders them from being who they are.
In fact, moral law guides us along our discovery of who we are.
Liberty does not equal license, and freedom does not equal lawlessness.
No culture that wishes to survive can grant “equal rights” to dissolute persons.
Michel Foucault’s Degenerate Inspiration: Marquis de Sade
“[Roger] Shattuck tells us that “Michel Foucault presents as fundamental for the emergence of the modern era out of seventeenth century classicism the fact that [Marquis de] Sade revealed to us the truth about man’s relation to nature. Foucault plants his declarations at crucial junctures in his two major works of 1961 and 1966. These four passages reveal the usually obscured center of his ethos
‘Sadism . . . is a massive cultural fact that appeared precisely at the end of the eighteenth century and that constitutes one of the greatest conversions of the occidental imagination . . . madness of desire, the insane delight of love and death in the limitless presumptions of appetite.’ (Madness and Civilization, 210)
‘Through Sade and Goya, the Western world received the possibility of transcending its reason in violence . . .’ (Madness and Civilization, 285)
‘After Sade, violence, life and death, desire, and sexuality will extend, below the level of representation, an immense expanse of darkness, which we are now attempting to recover . . . in our discourse, in our freedom, in our thought.’ (The Order of Things, 211)
‘Among the mutations that have affected the knowledge of things . . . only one, which began a century and a half ago . . . has allowed the figure of man to appear.’ (The Order of Things, 386)
“The last quotation from the final page of The Order of Things does not allude to Sade by name. But, in association with the other passages and in context, there can be little doubt that the great cultural ‘mutation’ welcomed by Foucault refers directly to Sade’s moral philosophy and to its practice in actual life.” (Roger Shattuck, Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography, 246-247)
Read more: Foucault and the Folly of the Narcissistic Self – http://wp.me/pPnn7-2F
“The Marquis de Sade produced graphic celebrations of sexual violence, incest, torture, and murder during a period that encompassed the end of the ancient regime, the French Revolution, and the reign of Napoleon. His most notorious works are a series of novels in which wealthy, powerful “libertines” systematically rape, torture, and kill an assortment of victims—primarily women and adolescents of both sexes—while articulating elaborate philosophical justifications for this behavior. Rejecting the existence of a Supreme Being, Sade posits a lawless and destructive Nature as the only rational guide to behavior; sexual cruelty and the will to power, being natural human impulses, should be fostered rather than discouraged. His reputation inspired the nineteenth-century psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing to attach the author’s name to the concept of sadism, sexual gratification through the infliction of pain on others.”
Read more: Marquis de Sade: http://www.enotes.com/marquis-de-sade-essays/sade-marquis-de
We, as a society, have a choice…
“We can continue to “live” as we are now, which is to act according to our postmodern intellectual and moral guiding lights: Sade, Nietzsche, and Foucault… or we can act according to our traditional intellectual and moral guiding lights: God, Natural Law, and Dr. M.L. King.
“The choice is ours.”
Read more: Re: Violence – Let’s be intellectually honest, for a change… shall we? – http://wp.me/pPnn7-24B
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” ~ Saint Paul (1 Timothy 4:1-2)