I’m thinking of the post box marking story. Tall poppy syndrome – tall poppies get chopped off at the head.
They want a low IQ average.
I’m thinking of the post box marking story. Tall poppy syndrome – tall poppies get chopped off at the head.
They want a low IQ average.
Verse 8. – The foolish said unto the wise. They apply to their prudent companions for aid at this crisis. They recognize now the superior wisdom of the others, and would fain have their assistance to hide their own deficiencies. Are gone out (σβένυνται, are going out). The lamps, fresh trimmed, had burned for a few moments, and then, having no oil, soon waned and died out. Spiritually speaking, the idea of these people seems to have been that the merits of others could supply their lack, or that there was a general store of grace to which they could have recourse, and which would serve instead of individual personal preparation. See here a terrible warning against delay in the matter of the soul, or against trusting to a death bed repentance.
The circumstances of the parable of the ten virgins were taken from the marriage customs among the Jews, and explain the great day of Christ’s coming. See the nature of Christianity. As Christians we profess to attend upon Christ, to honour him, also to be waiting for his coming. Sincere Christians are the wise virgins, and hypocrites the foolish ones. Those are the truly wise or foolish that are so in the affairs of their souls. Many have a lamp of profession in their hands, but have not, in their hearts, sound knowledge and settled resolution, which are needed to carry them through the services and trials of the present state. Their hearts are not stored with holy dispositions, by the new-creating Spirit of God. Our light must shine before men in good works; but this is not likely to be long done, unless there is a fixed, active principle in the heart, of faith in Christ, and love to God and our brethren. They all slumbered and slept. The delay represents the space between the real or apparent conversion of these professors, and the coming of Christ, to take them away by death, or to judge the world. But though Christ tarry past our time, he will not tarry past the due time. The wise virgins kept their lamps burning, but they did not keep themselves awake. Too many real Christians grow remiss, and one degree of carelessness makes way for another. Those that allow themselves to slumber, will scarcely keep from sleeping; therefore dread the beginning of spiritual decays. A startling summons was given. Go ye forth to meet Him, is a call to those prepared. The notice of Christ’s approach, and the call to meet him, will awaken. Even those best prepared for death have work to do to get actually ready, 2Pe 3:14. It will be a day of search and inquiry; and it concerns us to think how we shall then be found. Some wanted oil to supply their lamps when going out. Those that take up short of true grace, will certainly find the want of it one time or other. An outward profession may light a man along this world, but the damps of the valley of the shadow of death will put out such a light. Those who care not to live the life, yet would die the death of the righteous. But those that would be saved, must have grace of their own; and those that have most grace, have none to spare. The best need more from Christ. And while the poor alarmed soul addresses itself, upon a sick-bed, to repentance and prayer, in awful confusion, death comes, judgment comes, the work is undone, and the poor sinner is undone for ever. This comes of having oil to buy when we should burn it, grace to get when we should use it. Those, and those only, shall go to heaven hereafter, that are made ready for heaven here. The suddenness of death and of Christ’s coming to us then, will not hinder our happiness, if we have been prepared. The door was shut. Many will seek admission into heaven when it is too late. The vain confidence of hypocrites will carry them far in expectations of happiness. The unexpected summons of death may alarm the Christian; but, proceeding without delay to trim his lamp, his graces often shine more bright; while the mere professor’s conduct shows that his lamp is going out. Watch therefore, attend to the business of your souls. Be in the fear of the Lord all the day long.
Ah! now at length they have discovered not only their own folly, but the wisdom of the other class, and they do homage to it. They did not perhaps despise them before, but they thought them righteous overmuch; now they are forced, with bitter mortification, to wish they were like them.
….now saw, when too late, that their lamps availed them nothing; they were gone out, and become useless and unprofitable, because they had not the oil of grace with them; or what they had was only counterfeit grace, or only an appearance of it; a mere form of godliness, without its power; or only gifts which are perishable, and now failed, ceased, and were vanishing away; wherefore this is no instance of the loss of true grace, nor at all militates against the perseverance of the saints.
And naturally, those who will not work shall not eat.
Obvious tactic, isn’t it?
“Mr. Cahill said it normally would have taken longer, with team members summoned to a police station to suit up. On Friday, though, they happened to be in a training session in the city center and wearing their gear, he said.”
They happened to be, by complete coincidence.
Good luck defending your bunker with a butter knife, Musk.
Singapore next? Dyson’s smug deserves a kicking.
Why you need guns? Police have guns. Why you need to oppose government?
If holding weapons makes one violent, Israel must be the most warmongering nation go- oh.
It’s a miracle, we’re expected to believe there was gunfire and no smoke!
Did the smoke alarms happen to be on break that day?
What paint did they use on the white walls to make them blood proof?
How did he find the time and muscle mass to pile them up… before entering the room?
Why didn’t a single dead body twitch? Did he remove their nervous system off-camera?
Not one Lazarus effect
They laughed at the preppers, who warned you.
The preppers laughed back.
Oh noes, what will the vegans do?!
Think of Jamie Oliver, won’t someone please think of Jamie Oliver?
They wanted cheap slave labour carrots instead of hardy, pricey English ones.
Hang on, isn’t the totally predictable national security weakness tantamount to siege warfare?
I’ll wait right here, for everyone to catch up.
No amount of kale is worth freedom.
I think they want to offer us solid gold magic beans in exchange for a modest starting fee of 39 billion. Great MLM opportunity.
Note: they waited until the frost, when you can’t plant anything.
No clean water.
Happy new year
I have a bad feeling about this one.
Considering the Presidential Alert system that has been discussed, a radio or something like it sounds a good idea.
Following on from
good luck with that.
The rich would eat themselves.
Actual solution to corruption though, solid.
There’s a reason solitary confinement is considered a punishment. For personality disorders, including psychopaths, it’s even worse. No supply.
There seems to be a misapprehension that anyone with Fuck You Money will survive the Apocalypse, Zombie or Otherwise, in a bunker.
You don’t want a bunker.
The people who would be suited to bunker life are already antisocial.
The people who would go insane, inside of six months, are accustomed to living in sunny locales (SAD is a medical condition) and taking constant vacations to exotic places.
And the only person who likes being in a cave is Batman.
Think of it as similar to the isolation of space.
“This tendency of some crew members to become more egocentric was called autonomization.”
Picture a tunnel full of billionaires, it sounds like a great reality show.
If they’re so certain they could do it now, they would.
If they cannot psychologically handle it now, they couldn’t when stressed either.
“In general, the crew members reported that their life in space was not as difficult as they expected prior to launch, despite a 20% increase in interpersonal problems during the second half of the missions. It was recommended that future crew members be allowed to control their individual schedules as much as possible.”
These people are not used to losing control.
If you’re holed up in a bunker, you’ve lost control of something.
The reality will slowly dawn.
How many are already on meds? No meds in space (whatever they say) or The Apocalypse.
“Most common are adjustment reactions to the novelty of being in space, with symptoms generally including transient anxiety or depression. Psychosomatic reactions also have occurred, where anxiety and other emotional states are experienced physically as somatic symptoms. Problems related to major mood and thought disorders (e.g., manic-depression, schizophrenia) have not been reported during space missions. This likely is due to the fact that crew members have been screened psychiatrically for constitutional predispositions to these conditions before launch, so the likelihood of these illnesses developing on-orbit is low.”
A bunker full of somewhat bipolar billionaires and nothing to do.
Also factor in how many CEOs have psychopathic tendencies.
Do you trust one with a butter knife?
“Asthenization, a syndrome that includes fatigue, irritability, emotional lability, attention and concentration difficulties, and appetite and sleep problems, has been reported to commonly occur in cosmonauts by Russian flight surgeons. It has been observed to evolve in clearly defined stages. It is conceptualized as an adjustment reaction to being in space that is different from neurasthenia, a related neurotic condition seen on Earth.”
“Given the long distances involved, the crew must function autonomously and develop their own work schedules and solve operational emergencies themselves. They must also be able to deal with medical and psychiatric emergencies, such as physical trauma due to accidents as well as suicidal or psychotic thinking due to stress and depression.”
I doubt Musk could ever go to Mars, given his mental problems.
So a bunker of billionaires, some bipolar and others psychotic.
Yeah, those are gonna be bloodbaths.
They could volunteer six months for a bunker scenario right now, a trial dry run, but let’s be honest, if their net worth dropped by 50% to mere rich asshole levels they’d probably kill themselves, and what are the odds the market will come down at some point? Exactly, they won’t make it to the bunker.
My money is on a sniper rifle from the corner office aimed at all their former employees trying to escape by car for the bank.
This is assuming they didn’t get grenades. Considering their love of flamethrowers… possible.
Note: nothing I say on this site is encouragement, it’s academic.
With a little silliness thrown in.
However, satellites will pick the concrete up and will raid it while the residents are held by the “police” on fake charges (how Communists work). They may be “let go”, to an empty bunker, to starve to death.
Even if never found, they would be effectively incarcerating themselves for us.
“It is now used to refer to anyone who becomes restless or anxious from feeling trapped and even somewhat claustrophobic in an environment perceived to be more static and unengaging than they can any longer continue to hold interest, meaning, or value in.”
Could you take away their instagram for a week, that’s all I’m saying.
What happens when the anorexic women (read: all of them) run out of vegan food?
They’ll riot when they run out of “nutritional yeast.”
Have you seen a vegan who didn’t get their fix? It’s like She-Hulk.
If you’re used to Fine Dining Gourmet experiences, sitting in a concrete coffin indefinitely with people you secretly hate will trigger every amygdala into a maddened frenzy. Atheists (read: all of them) had nothing to live for before.
The hedonism numbs them from how much they hate themselves.
The Zombie Apocalypse is likeliest to happen in the bunkers.
It isn’t survival of the richest, this would be survival of the dimmest.
You don’t want a bunker.
Over half of living men would choose death.
This is why I find large gangs of men like a pack of Planet of the Apes style angry monkeys when SHTF …very funny.
Arrogance can kill you and if you don’t believe me, if you think you’re SpecialTM, like a pretty pretty snowflake, you prove my point.
Have you seen men in a bar? Five men can fight, constantly. They’d fight until they die if allowed. Imagine if the ER closed for a month and men were drinking up the last of all the alcohol in a cynical haze. Liver failure would be the #1 cause of death after fighting.
Men cannot cooperate, it isn’t in their nature. They either dominate or obey.
There is one King and thousands or millions of servants. You will not be the King. You do not have the ability or you’d have power in this time and place already. When it’s easy. Americans misunderstand monarchy, they were militia. Boudica was a warrior Queen, Elizabeth I and even Victoria. Women can do it (and Athena was the Goddess of Strategy in the largely patriarchal Greco-Roman system) but most men nowadays would be more useless than a small child by historic terms. Their instincts are wrong. They’re whiny, fat, hedonic, entitled and demanding. How many would try to barter and negotiate? You aren’t in a position to negotiate with real power. If someone can cut your head off, an attempt at manipulation is an insult to their intelligence. Sneaky little shits get the first bullet because nobody trusts them (and they’re right).
And since women would have higher value in a SHTF than men, why would each man be entitled (never happened in all human history) to even one woman? And you think she doesn’t have the choice, if leaving you only required walking away to a guy with bigger guns? If she can easily abort a rape baby by starving herself for a month? If she can poison your food? Men can be stupid when their hubris flares up like an unwanted erection. You won’t get what you want, baby won’t get his bottle.
The abilities you have now are pretty much what you’re stuck with. If women don’t want you now, why would they magically want you when you’re less secure, less healthy and they might die if they make one mistake? You think women would want pretty boy James Dean in a famine? Really? Where would he get the cigarettes for starters?
In a famine, people won’t want to breed and they won’t have the energy for sex. Do you think the horndogs will be kept around? Servants were often castrated for this reason, to become as useful as a woman. You flirt with the wrong woman and you’re dead. And you think someone crying on Twitter is harsh? Sorry, Princess, you’re fucked.
Obedience is something almost all men think they are too “good” for. Ahahahahahahahaha. It’s the bratty teen angst attitude that typifies modern America. If you are not comfortable with being the lowest ranking member of a group, subsistence living, over death, you will die.
If you wouldn’t want to live respectably on the bottom rung of a honour culture, you’re a genetic dead-end. A lot of people say they want a decent culture but then they catcall, mouth off to random men in the bar and other such fatal stupidities.
The truly Patriarchal society respects women and what a woman can bring to the table (what a man cannot, by default). If you’re expecting an orgy and consequence-free oppression, you don’t understand how sheltered your porn-induced fantasies are. Even savages afforded a level of human rights to their daughters and mothers and sisters because yes, that is some man’s daughter, mother or sister. Do you not comprehend how many Muslims running a “harem” slave ring with a user of one have a dead line now? Worse than if they’d had one family and raised it without bad blood. Bad blood is real and accursed. Tyrants are always overcome, always. Entire families wiped out because Grandpa was a jerk. What a “success”…
It’s disturbing how many sadistic tyrants there would be, if given the chance. We suffered them to live… for what kindness? They don’t intend to change, a leopard can’t change its spots. The real men will have to deal with them eventually.
As a key sign of Inferiority (posted about before), they are misogynists.
Do you think all the women will let that guy live off their labours?
There was a guy bitching about “feminists” in the comments as if a woman wanting to earn the fruit of her labour (capitalism!) is bad… these guys won’t survive. Without female approval, men die.
“Are you telling me you believe women are beneath you? The reason feminism came to rise was because of the attitude you have toward the other half of civilization. Back talk? Who the hell are you tell an free individual they have NO right to have an opinion?”
If a woman is baking the bread and Little Red (Hen) says you can’t have any, you can’t have any. You can slap her, but she can poison your bread tomorrow. Who’s stupid and who’s dead?
The gender war propaganda weakens men, women rely on one another. Don’t swallow it.
Men are not entitled to female support. Female support comes from respect. Respect is earned and mutual. Common sense, I hope?
Look to history. Bachelors are mocked and derided as parasites (psychopaths). A man who can’t earn one woman’s respect, whose life’s labours are worth nothing because he has no heirs, is a monstrous failure. Bachelors die and nobody mourns. They’re bitter (and sadistic) so don’t weep for them, abusing a creature less likely to retaliate (kids, poor men, women, other animals) is a weakness, the glaring weakness of an inferior lifeform.
These moronic Americans (the video pastor is wise) think they could disrespect a Queen and live to tell the tale. It isn’t about sex, it’s about CLASS.
You wouldn’t last five minutes in an ancient society. You’d look the wrong guy in the eye and be stabbed.
That was sarcasm. If you’re some useless runt only good at a desk job, don’t expect to transform into Rambo crossed with James Bond when you’re under more pressure, guy who complains about what’s in a vending machine like it’s the political issue of our time.
Men are deluded, not only do they believe in ridiculous fiction (above) but they’re always the immortal Hero.
If you’re a serf, you need to know that. You need to embrace it if your survival depends on that.
Power has never been all male, you idiots. What power would there be to the greatest man to ever live, if no woman would bear his heirs? Don’t think with your dick.
If you won’t respect power, male or female, you won’t be allowed to live.
How many of these “men” would:
A) take orders from the most powerful woman in a group
B) do this in a way that isn’t passive-aggressive or half-arsed
C) not try to fuck her?
2%? If you look how spoiled men are in this time, two percent is too generous.
You can’t be sure the other guy (or girl) doesn’t outmatch you, somehow, until it’s too late.
Imagine the world as a biker bar.. it already is. You’re insulated from this risk for now.
That is civilization. Civilization only lasts as long as the people agree to keep it.
Threats to the group end up dead. If you’re bitchy about hierarchy because you’re on the bottom, you’ll end up in the dirt.
I’ll leave you with one thought. Ancient history thought experiment. If women did all the childcare and there were no legal consequences for what happens to the children you own, and a psychopathic misogynist of a son were developing his traits in early childhood, do you not think he’d disappear? A son that would be ungrateful to the woman who nearly died to give him life and maybe bring down the entire family? The family shame? Do you let him grow stronger, to beat you? Leave you destitute as an old woman? Why keep that natal cancer around? Maybe it could be more subtle, encouraging reckless hobbies and self-destructive fight-picking and he unfortunately gets killed in a fight. Psychopaths are easy to talk into suicide as long as it looks like fun. But why didn’t problem sons who hated their mother (now we know a future sign of a serial killer) really exist… and child mortality was so high?
Why is there a sudden burst of these types now, even if you controlled for modern factors like dysgenic breeding habits? Why did so few live in harder times? The only ones we really know of were rich and hence, protected. Class factor, again. However, the decadent Roman emperors of the ancient world were still murdered (eventually) and don’t exist into this time. The obedient survived.
Logically, you could see feminism as a reaction to the over-breeding of inferior men in the modern era.
The more aggressive forms as a reaction to evil male survival rates, because the good men refuse to hang them (social JUSTICE) for various real crimes (usually against women and children, including oppression of their freedom and futures). It would be like the witch trials – if witches really exist. Rapists do exist and overwhelmingly most of them are male, Mr “Red-Pill”. If men were segregated from women, they’d attack other men and boys. That’s what predators do, they’re useful to nobody but themselves. They will not own SHTF.
Think about it. Why were the Muses and wisdom deities of warriors, female?
Christian prudence, why is it feminine as a virtue?
Children were considered the mother’s property, practically. A child who ignored their mother repeatedly was eaten by wolves or something, mauled by a bear, pressganged, something. Misogynists are maladaptive, there is a strong natural selection pressure upon them because they’re insanely addicted to the thrill of risking their life and a sexual selection pressure to rape because women don’t want them. (So men hate them too).
Breaking the rules isn’t a choice, that’s confirmation bias. They cannot follow the rules, they’re too weak.
Men who wouldn’t strike a mule because the kick might kill them. They’re dregs, periodically culled by war, disease, famine etc etc. Hence, a group of these antisocial idiots working together is funny. They want everything, they don’t share! What is it, a hippy commune?
“Please pass the last jar of Spam, Sir Kickass!”
Animals are not civilized. All they do is hunt, kill and die.
At best, as a teen they’d be kicked out to protect the sisters.. and society’s problem. Better?
Feminism was inevitable because of two things.
Where is the resolve to be just from men? Until then, women will try to provide it in support, until the real thing returns. A society of good women and no good men, dies. It dies slowly.
We don’t want gynocentrism but nature is fixated on the life-giver. In every species. Become a seahorse. It isn’t personal.
Genophilia is the good, parental investment theory is proven mathematically, civilization is the aim. If you can’t be good for good men and good women, there’s no place for you in that world.