Microaggressions as Opposed to Simple Kvetching

Saturday, September 13, AD 2014


Microaggressions Klavan?  I think this is a new term for thin skinned nitwits who do not have real problems in their life to be upset about.  Go here for some additional examples.  My personal favorite:


A Facebook friend posted a picture of a PSA billboard encouraging parents to teach young boys to be respectful of women and the friend added her observation, as a teacher, that young men will meet such expectations if placed before them.

A male commenter added, “And the same can be said for young girls, when they are expected to act like ladies.” Made me feel defensive and unsafe, as though I only deserve respect if I adhere to a strict behavioral code that meets some dude’s definition of a “lady”.

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5 Responses to Microaggressions as Opposed to Simple Kvetching

  • Liberal progressive Democrats are such whiney spoiled little brats.

  • When I was young we used to call it, “making a mountain out of a mole hill.”

    This is how ‘activists” destroy culture. Stupid thugs that they are, undermining everything. I am very sad for my children and grandchildren for the stinking pile of swill we are leaving them behind. I am glad I will be dead in 10 or so years. The young people seem to stupidly sensitive to see how their “educational programming” has made them dysfunctional. I do see pockets of rationality but it is not the norm.

    Those of you who think things can ever improve are in for a rough ride.

  • “Those of you who think things can ever improve are in for a rough ride”

    History is never a one way street Karl or a straight line progression.

  • Those in my generation who are optimistic will be disappointed. I am relieved that my father, who fought in World War II is not around to see America. As to the Church, the decline will be obvious and sustained.

  • “.As to the Church, the decline will be obvious and sustained.” Yes Karl it is hard not to be sad and/or mad about that decline. I look at my own and so many others misled and then abandoned by small shallow leaders- local as well as higher up. The church knows about lots of young men led astray by homosexuals in the Church, but there is no out-reach from those priests who were such buds with him when he was in seminary, not calling or emailing – no contact from the Church- not to these young men losing their souls not to their families who have been betrayed by the Church they loved and trusted. Maybe though don’t believe he is at risk, maybe they don’t believe in hell, maybe the Church doesn’t reach out to sinners anymore, for fear of being thought judgmental.
    Right now I am watching Cardinal Dolan on EWTN – what a bag of hot air.
    When St Peter Damien pointed out (in his “Letter 31”) the sexual immorality and homosexuality among clerics, the pope supported him – unpopular as that was- and circulated that letter with strong words of his own. Even if we were to have a leader saint today like Peter Damien (or the Cistercians or Cluny) to rise to stop the decline and misdirection of the Church, would he have the support of the pope?

Hell and Good Intentions

Monday, January 31, AD 2011

L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés et désirs.  (Hell is full of good wishes and desires.)

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Klaven reminds us of something that is very true in the above video.  In human affairs someone who, from the outset, intends to do evil can cause quite a bit of calamity and tragedy.  However, for true catastrophes you generally need someone who is seeking to do good, but is blind to the negative consequences of his actions.  History is replete with examples.  Martin Luther, I think, really did start out honestly intending to merely give impetus to reform within the Church.  Gandhi did not want to see India divided once the British withdrew because he honestly believed that Muslims and Hindus could live in peace together throughout the subcontinent.  Neville Chamberlain resisted taking any stand against Hitler until September 1939 because he honestly wished to spare Britain another World War only a generation after the first one. 

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  • Hi Donald,
    Just a small edit in the following sentence (I imagine you were writing it late at night and tired!): “he honestly truly that Muslims and Hindus could leave in peace together” should read “he honestly, truly thought that Muslims and Hindus could live in peace together”. 😉

  • Thank you for pointing that out to me Kevin! I have made the necessary edit.

  • A dude named Edmund Burke, I think, said the only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

    I think our (at many levels) leaders have embraced misplaced mercy and political correctness to rationalize their retreat from the clash with evil.

    N.B. had Neville C. stepped on Hitler in before he had armed and grown strong, he likely WOULD have avoided WORLD WAR II.

    Cowardice and treason are not “good intentions.”

    Finally, Gandhi waged war – nonviolent war, but war nonetheless.

  • Although that is commonly attributed to Burke T. Shaw he never said it.

  • MK Gandhi through the cunning of history obtained for modern India relief from the fate of being burdened with a very large, irredentist Muslim population. When I see what is going in Pakistan and to a lesser extent in BanglaDesh, I say in all sincerity, good riddance to the Muslims. So called Hindu nationalists who can neither put a up fight with the Muslims, nor yet live in peace with them should go on bended knees to thank God for Gandhi who in his own quixotic way. managed to cast off India the pointless burden of looking after legions of Muslim barbarians.