First, I’m not linking that hatebait article (as Ace called it) about what it means to be a modern man, but I will agree with it.
That’s what modern men are. pantywaist metrosexuals whose hearts flutter at actually have to act like a man.
As Ace said long ago, a symptom is how supposed adults do not drink adult drinks, they drink sweet crap. Coffee has become mocha, caramel, candy-ccino. Adults no longer drink brown liquor, unless it’s Fireball. Cocktails are now sickly-sweet appletinis, something made with UV candy-flavored vodka or sweet rum.
There are men left, but they’re the minority anymore when most of the ‘men’ are raised in a culture where being a boy is a mental-disorder. Or at least, that’s the way it looks to me after living in mostly lefty areas. In AZ, I’ve seen more men. Except where I live. Apache Junction is the joke of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. I drove a taxi at night here and I saw a lot of coyotes and tweakers. 30 year old ‘men’ with multiple kids not working, just doing drugs. My neighbor, whose parents pay his rent, whores out his wife to the local meth dealer for their fix. She’s the one who was having a kid because she doesn’t collect social security anymore, they took the kid as soon as it was born. She was tweaking while pregnant. So sad.
That’s the reasons why so many millenials are still living at home, they’re either drug addicts or they’re too busy with X-box, fantasy-football and making sure they go out drinking Friday and Saturday night to actually get a job that might cut into World of Warcraft time.
The second thing I agree with the NY Times, if not its readership, is this article on recycling. linked by John Tierney at the Puppy Blender’s.
In 1996, I wrote a long article for The New York Times Magazine arguing that the recycling process as we carried it out was wasteful. I presented plenty of evidence that recycling was costly and ineffectual, but its defenders said that it was unfair to rush to judgment. Noting that the modern recycling movement had really just begun just a few years earlier, they predicted it would flourish as the industry matured and the public learned how to recycle properly.
So, what’s happened since then? While it’s true that the recycling message has reached more people than ever, when it comes to the bottom line, both economically and environmentally, not much has changed at all.
Most recycling costs more in energy than making the thing new would. Plastic bags are not bad and paper is a renewable resource. Paper companies have been in business for a century or more, they know they have to plant as many trees as they use or they’ll be out of business.
Oh well, we are in a time when actually knowing anything is bad, believing the currently popular fad is much more important and a social good.
Like when Stephen Den Beste tried to explain why alternative energy crap was a scam, as soon as someone declares they’re saving the planet you must believe them, support them and even lie for them.
They’re saving the planet after all.
So…..is Veeshir wholeheartedly agreeing with the NY Times Funniest End of Civilation Ever! material?
You bet, but even if not, I’d practice keeping a straight face while you give your “Repenting Your Sins” speech just in case. It won’t work if you burst out laughing or even smile as you reminisce.