Archive for April, 2015

This Is How You Win

Posted in Philosophy, Society on April 29th, 2015

There always seems to be a plethora of questions about how one can win. Indeed, there are whole industries profiteering off of it. The answer is so simple though…

This Is How You Win

That’s the answer. Just as Heather Dorniden did, you get up after you’ve fallen – or have been tripped – and you run faster, try harder. This is how you win, whether it is in sports or life.

What you don’t do is: expect the race to halted and restarted; for any of your competitors to help you up; or to just lay there and blame various and sundry other people, groups, organizations, or whole cultures for your having fallen down in some fashion – even in those rare occurrences when they are to blame for it.

Sadly, this is lesson rarely taught anymore. Instead being a victim is what is taught along with blamecasting whenever one doesn’t achieve success quick enough or at all. Perhaps this is because “winning” requires there to also being losers and that’s “not fair.” Perhaps it’s simply that “validation” of one’s self-image has become more important than being of worth in the first place.

In any event, winning is quite simple. Yet, losing because you’re a victim is so much easier to both do and teach.

Related Reading:

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns
A Failure of Nerve, Revised Edition: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix
Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It
Victory in Spiritual Warfare: Outfitting Yourself for the Battle

Summing Up Blacktivists

Posted in Politics, Society on April 29th, 2015

Sometimes a single image is so iconic and so evocative that it is worth far, far more than mere thousand words.

Black Protests - #BlackLivesMatter

This one image is so perfectly crystallizes and sums up the ever-angry-and-aggrieved Blacktivists and their various cells of thugs across nation who are so eager to “protest” over their “oppression” that it should be iconic of and for their entire manifesto of “Social Justice.”

Related Reading:

The Dragon Songs Saga: The Complete Quartet: Songs of Insurrection, Orchestra of Treacheries, Dances of Deception, and Symphony of Fates
Detention of Doom (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #3)
Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi: Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 1960-1965
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

The Failure of MADness

Posted in Politics on April 26th, 2015

Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy which is based on the theory of deterrence through to simple expedient that a full-scale use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by opposing sides would result in the complete annihilation of both the attacker(s) and the defender(s).

Somewhat scarily, it might be the foundation for why America and USSR never “cooked off.”

MAD  only works when the other side doesn't want to die
MAD Fails In The Face Of Madness

Unfortunately, MAD will fail in the face of madness, especially the madness of Muslims and their propensity for both Jihad and Martyrdom. This is what makes the current probability of a nuclear Iran so dangerous.

In 1957 Golda Meir said, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” Yet, as wise as she might have been, this was a statement based in ignorance. Under Islam the killing of one’s children in the name of Allah is the highest form of love that was passes for a Muslim parent can show for it because they believe that it guarantees their children’s souls eternal paradise.

Related Reading:

Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens
The Artscroll Youth Haggadah (ArtScroll mesorah series)
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions, and Life Lessons
Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education