Table of Contents Plot Overview Revolutionary and incendiary, The Second Sex is one of the earliest attempts to confront human history from a feminist perspective. It won de Beauvoir many admirers and just as many detractors. Today, many regard this massive and meticulously researched masterwork as not only as pillar of feminist thought but of twentieth-century philosophy in general.
Bork wrote a non-fiction book entitled Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline. Specifically, he attacks modern liberalism for what he describes as its dual emphases on radical egalitarianism and radical individualism.
The title of the book is a play on the last couplet of W. These two cities were destroyed by God and completely consumed by fire and brimstone.
Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of divine retribution.
Among these are affirmative action, increased violence in and sexualization of mass media, the legalization of abortion, pressure to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia, feminism and the decline of religion.
For those of us who might not know the meaning of the word egalitarianism used above, it refers to classlessness, equality, impartiality, parity, social equality.
First of all, I think it important to establish we are not all alike; not physically, sexually, emotionally, ethically, philosophically, culturally and in any number of other ways.
We are not all alike. I would also hope, that most of us agree, this a good thing! For those of you who may not be familiar with C. Wikipedia After the second letter, the Patient converts to Christianityand Wormwood is chastised for allowing this.
Democracy is connected to the political ideal that men should be equally treated. You then make the stealthy transition in their minds from this political ideal to a factual belief that all men are equal.
The first and most obvious advantage is that you thus induce him to enthrone at the center of his life a good, solid resounding lie. I mean that he does not believe it himself.
He would not say it if he did. Bernard never says it to the toy dog, nor the pretty woman to the plain. The claim to equality, outside the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.
What it expresses is precisely the itching, smarting, writhing awareness of an inferiority which the patient refuses to accept. Yes, and therefore resents every kind of superiority in others, denigrates it; wishes its annihilation.
Presently he suspects every mere difference in being a claim to superiority.
Under the influence of this incantation those who are in any or every way inferior can labor more wholeheartedly and successfully than ever before to pull down everyone else to their own level.
I am credibly informed that young humans now sometimes suppress the incipient taste for classical music or good literature because it might prevent their Being like Folks, that people who would really wish to be — and are offered the Grace which would enable them to be — honest, chaste, or temperate, refuse it.
To accept might make them Different, might offend again the Way of Life, take them out of Togetherness, impair their Integration with the Group. They might horror of horrors! All is summed up in the prayer which a young female human is said to have uttered recently: As a result we now have an intelligentsia which is very useful to the cause of Hell.
These differences between the pupil — for they are obviously and nakedly individual differences — must be disguised.
All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows?The Principle of Mediocrity For the RAS Whitrow Lecture, Alexander Vilenkin discusses the new cosmological worldview in which much of the universe is in a state of constant accelerated expansion, called inflation, and we live on one of the many bubbles with diverse properties that are constantly being formed.
What is the origin of this. Another recent application of the principle of mediocrity, unrelated to string theory, is to the amount of dark matter in the universe. As its name suggests, dark matter cannot be seen directly, but its presence is manifested by the gravitational pull it .
Portrayal of inferiority and mediocrity of females by the usage of Marianismo in Like Water for Chocolate and Chronicles of a Death Foretold “The girls .
I have heard the following from a bunch of people, one of whom was me six months ago: “I keep on reading all these posts by really smart people who identify as Reactionaries, and I . To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.
Burton graduated from University of Kentucky with a BS in Pharmacy. He was a business executive in the entertainment distribution business. He owned an Association Management business, conducted management training and time-management seminars and served as Executive Director of a national trade organization.