Socialization, Social Mores, Feminism and Abuse: Political Correctness: Multiculturalism.This fifth column busily at work destroying every value it can lay its hands on and going for the systematic destruction of all the underlying structures of our civilization.The established Church and all other Churches remain silent as even Christian institutions are attacked, denigrated, and banned by government. In Britain, politicians technically commit treason. In America the "separation of Church and State, is used in ways that the founding fathers never intended in order to undermine Christianity. If these people, agents of "evil" succeed, it will be redundant what religion you are because every religion will become an "enemy of the status quo" of political correctness, you will become guilty of "thought crimes" a process that the politically correct are already attempting to legislate as law
This is a reply to one of my posts years ago at Yahoo Forum. I have placed it here as I find it to be breath taking in its eloquence. I do not think that this site should just be restricted to issue directly related to the 'King's Calendar'. This man has such capacity. He is by the way - a Buddhist.
In email@example.com, Phillip Parker wrote:
I have truncated RPBenDedek's message for the sake of brevity, apologies if anything doesn't come out right as a result but this ended up as a very long email.
RPBenDedek wrote: When children have no boundaries, they push and push until they feel invincible, and the law, because of the fact that these kids are minors - treats them with kid gloves.
Whatever justification there was for abandoning corporal punishment, the end result is that we now have such violence in schools. (My original post derived from problems in New York)
Answer: Like most people of my age, when I went to school, canning was commonplace, the preferred way of disciplining unruly kids. Well the odd thing is that it worked and the odd thing is that we all left school with an education. Now in schools education is secondary, the kids are just warehoused and end up almost as ignorant when they come out as when they went in. At many university campuses in California they have to teach remedial English to freshmen because they can't put a simple sentence together. My daughter went through this system and I was so appalled by the lack of education that she was getting in a "good" public school that I ended up teaching her. History in California consisted of a brief and cursory glance at California history and that was about it. Much of it was indoctrination about obscure women who it was pretended had as much impact on California history as the men. Her "education" was a pathetic exercise in propaganda that in no way equipped her for the world she would have to enter once she left school.
RPBenDedek wrote: In the US more so than anywhere else, the nation which 'Trusts in God' has kicked him out of School, and minority groups like the fundamentalists (of all sorts) want to take over the vacuum.
Answer: The "fundamentalists" in the form of the politically correct have already taken over in American education, so your complaint is a bit late! God or anything to do with spirituality, even ethics for that matter, is banned in the U.S.A. school system.
RPBenDedek wrote: The feminists who for so long blamed 'dads' for the chauvinistic and sexist attitudes of their 'boys', now admit that they are failing in their efforts with the young men of today, and this, despite the fact that the divorce rate has risen 400% in the last 40 years and there are now more boys being raised by 'independent' mothers.
Here are some statistics:
PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH PROBLEMS:
Single parent children 3 to 4 times more likely to have emotional or behavioral problems ( Zill and Schoenborn, National Center for Health Statistics, 1990)
84% of teens hospitalized for psychiatric care come from single parent homes (1989 study, cited by Hewlett, When the Bough Breaks) HIGHER SUICIDE RATE Teens who attempt suicide similar to non-suicidal teens in age, income, race or religion, are more likely to have little or minimal contact with their father (Study of 752 families by New York Psychiatric Institute, cited by Hewlett)
75% of teens who commit suicide are from single parent homes (Elshtain, The Christian Century, 1993)
MORE ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE:
18% of children with strict and involved fathers used drugs 35% of children without fathers used drugs (1988 UCLA study, cited by Hewlett)
Children in father-absent homes are 4.3 times more likely to smoke as children in father-present (Stanton, Oci, and Silva, 1994 survey of 1037 15-year-olds)
GREAT FREQUENCY OF SLEEP DISORDERS:
More trouble falling asleep, more nightmares, and night terrors (Psychiatrist Alfred Messer, cited by Hewlett)
PERSISTENT FEELINGS OF BETRAYAL, REJECTION,RAGE,GUILT,PAIN
Lasting for years with a renewed intensity at adolescence.
Two-thirds [of father-absent children] yearned for the absent parent, one-half of those with an intensity we found profoundly moving. (Wallerstein and Kelly, 1980,(Surviving the Breakup)
Especially true for girls (Dr. Robert Fay presentation at NCMC conference, 1992) (Davidson, Life Without Father: America's Greatest Social Catastrophe, Policy Review, 1990)
38% of elementary students from single parent homes were low achieving, while 23% of both parent children were low achieving(Nat'l Assoc. of Elementary School Principals report, city by Hewlett) 30% of children from father-present homes were high achieving, while only 17% of children from father-absent homes were high achieving.
LOWER MATH SCORES:[Yale University study by Carlsmith, cited by Hewlett] [Cortes and Fleming, 1968]
GREATER FAILURE RATE
Elementary students from fatherless homes or homes with mother and a stepfather have to repeat (National Center for Health Statistics study of 47,000 households by Deborah grades at a rate 2-3 times higher than children with both biological parents Dawson,1991]
LOWER SAT SCORES:
"Dramatic" lower scores for students from father-absent homes (Columbia University and Bowling Green State University study of 295 from father-absent homes and 760 from father-present homes, cited by Hewlett)
LOWER IQ AND ACHIEVEMENT:
Children who lost fathers before age 5 scored lower on Otis Quick Test and Stanford Achievement Test as junior-high and high-school students Santrock, 1972](Hetherington, Cox, and Cox study, 1978] (Cortes and Fleming, 1968]
MORE LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL:
Children from fatherless homes twice as likely to drop out of school (US Department of Health and Human Services, Survey on Child Health, 1993]
LESS LIKELY TO ATTEND COLLEGE: (Wallerstein, Family Law Quarterly, 1986]
ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR : HIGHER RATES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
Fatherless children are twice as likely to become criminally involved (Margaret Wynn, 1964] -72% of adolescent murderers, 60% of rapists, and 70% of long-term prisoners grew up in father-absent homes (US Department of Justice data, 1991]
GREATER DELINQUENCY FOR BOYS:
87% of Wisconsin juvenile delinquents are a product of father-absent homes (Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, 1994] 70% of juveniles in state reform institutions grew up in father-absent homes (US Department of Justice data, 1988]
Young black men raised without a father are twice as likely to engage in criminal activities (Hill and O'Neill,1993)(Matlock in Adolescence)(Siegman, 1966; Anderson, 1968; Kelly and Baer, 1969]
GREATER DELINQUENCY FOR GIRLS: (Monahan, 1957; Toby, 1957]
MORE VIOLENT MISBEHAVIOR IN SCHOOL:
Children who exhibited violent misbehavior in school were 11 times as likely to live without their father than children who did not violently misbehave (Sheline, Skipper, Broadhead, American Journal of Public Health, 1994]
CHILD ABUSE: GREATER CHANCE OF BEING PHYSICALLY ABUSED
Preschoolers living without their biological father were 40 times more likely to be a victim of child abuse as compared to like-aged children living with their father (Wilson and Daly in Child Abuse and Neglect: Biosocial Dimensions, 1987] Premarital pregnancy, out-of-wedlock childbearing, and absent fathers are the most common predictors of child abuse (Smith, Hanson, and Noble, Child Abuse: Commission and Omission, 1980]
GREATER CHANCE OF BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED:
69% of victims of child sexual abuse came from homes where the biological father was absent (Gomes-Schwartz, Horowitz, and Cardarelli, Child Sexual Abuse Victims and their Treatment, 1988]
HETEROSEXUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR DAUGHTERS : MORE DIFFICULTY IN INTERACTING WITH MEN AND MALE PEERS
Daughters of divorcees aggressive, forward with boys and men. Daughters of widows shy and timid with boys and men [ Hetherington, 1972 ]
Daughter of divorcees marry at younger age [Hetherington, 1972 ]
MORE UNWED PREGNANCY
Girls from fatherless homes 111% (over 2X) more likely to have unwed pregnancy (Warren Farrell presentation at NCMC conference, 1992; Hetherington, 1972 ]
HIGHER DIVORCE RATES:
Girls from fatherless home 92% (nearly 2X) more likely to divorce (Warren Farrell presentation at NCMC conference, 1992; Hetherington,1972]
HETEROSEXUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR SONS:LESS MASCULINE, MORE DEPENDENT BEHAVIOR
(Santrock's study of 4- and 5-year old, father-absent boys) (Rogers and Long's study of 6- too 15-year-old boys where father employed away from home community, 1968] (Hetherington's study of 9- to 12-year-old, father-absent boys, 1966]
GENERAL HEALTH MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES:
Fatherless children 20-30% more likely to experience accidents, injuries, and poisonings than did father-present children (Remez, Family Planning Perspectives, 1992]Compared to children living with father, fatherless children experience more accidental injury, asthma, frequent headaches, and speech defects (Dawson, Journal of Marriage and Family, 1991]
In short, women make incompetent single mothers, as every father knows.
Research has shown that children who grow up in single father homes not only do better than children who grow up in single mother homes but embarrassingly, do better than in the traditional family. The reason is that mothers commit abuse against children the vast majority of the time, 60% to 80% depending on which survey you read.
Biological fathers commit abuse in the 5% to 20% range, again depending on what survey you happen to be reading. Of course this is all politically incorrect so the research is not well known. Besides it would upset the apple cart of the "family law" system which is designed to drain fathers of every cent they have and put it in the coffers of government, a 1.2 trillion dollar a year business in the U.S.A. alone.
You (bendedek) wrote: My Point: We like to inflict experiments in ideology upon society, and by the time we realise that we have created a bigger monster, it is too late to go back.
Answer: Agreed, but the sad fact is that the younger generations don't know that they have been indoctrinated, they have nothing to compare it with, unlike people of our generation who can remember pre-political correct society. Try to convince the younger generation that people, including women were freer then and they simply wont believe you. How can they, they have no experience of an alternative to see?
You wrote: On the point of religion, if the west does not stop 'kow-towing' to multicuralism (combined with supressing judeo-christian culture) then by the time it is too late to realise, we will be under the control of the Fundamentalist Islamics, and frankly while they would probably restore some morality and discipline, they are the least favoured 'fundamentalists' that I would prefer to be dominated by.
Answer: Although many do not appreciate it, the West is first and foremost a distinct culture based, like it or not, on Christianity. This may not be all that obvious to Americans who are not surrounded by Christian antiquity as we are in Europe and Britain.
It is thanks to that tradition, that the Western enlightenment was able to develop. As a result the West has been able to make strides in almost every area of human endeavor that in the main have been good for humanity as a whole. It is a tradition of liberalism in thought that has been unfettered by constraints and marked by the spirit of free enquiry. Some of us like to think that we live in a post-Christian era, that's especially the case in Europe where Christianity is not that important as an overt practice. Church attendance in Europe is nothing compared with the U.S.A. But we deceive ourselves, the fact is that we live in a thoroughly Christian value system, it is covert but how we think is imbued with Christian assumptions both on the philosophical level and on the day-to-day level. If the West surrenders that it would be a disaster not only for the West but also for all mankind as the world view of the West decays and the source of inspiration for all the great contributions that manifest themselves in technology, science, political thought etc. dry up and go the way of all things.
One of the great characteristics of the West is that it assimilates information from other cultures like no other it is a great experiment in synthesis, that is reflected in the richness of the English language, which takes words from almost every language on earth, assimilates them, and makes them its own. The language of English, in its way, reflects the liberalism of, in particular, the Anglo-Saxon worlds openness to new and innovative things and its ability to synthesis and integration. As the Muslims on this list never tire of telling us, we got "science" from them. Yes, but we made it our own and developed it in such a way that it bears little resemblance to the crudities of Islamic science. We also plundered, independently of Islam, the ideas of the Greeks and developed parliamentary democracy from them. From other cultures we borrowed this and that and, in the main developed and improved upon them. Now we are the leaders, like it or not, of a world civilization that is developing and, what it all boils down to is the idea of freedom in thought, in politics, in science, in art, in culture etc, etc, etc, that the West represents.
The West is under attack not because it is "wrong" but because it is envied. Like all successful enterprises it has its enemies because its very success represents the doom of their worldview and they know it. It is the vigor of the West that is hated and when we start to concede to reactionary forces we, in essence, give up our civilization and the liberalism that it represents. Yes people can go on about the Imperialism of the West and all the rest of it and conveniently forget the imperialisms of other civilizations in the past, as though imperialism was a unique characteristic of the West, as if the West alone is guilty and all others innocent. But of course it is a lie and that, amongst other criticisms of the West, are really in the long run criticisms of the success of the West. If the West begins to capitulate to the demands of Islamic extremists in its midst or to any other form of extremism, it then begins to sign its own death warrant and will leave a vacuum that will not be filled by anything more enlightened but by reactionary forces that will drag the world backwards into the shackles of bigotry and political absolutism.
I personally believe that the West is the greatest force for good in the world because of its liberalism and openness. Not because it is "superior", that is really another issue, but because those traits allow for real assimilation to take place and for real developments in the understanding of the human race to blossom forth.
Edward Conze, one of the great Buddhist scholars said toward the end of his life that:"I have come to the well neigh incredible conclusion that we are the battlefield of principalities and powers that use the world for the struggle between good and evil." I don't particularly like his choice of words but then, that's his business. But in the main I believe he is right which might shock those on this list that think I'm all logic. There is a theological definition of evil that I think is quite apropos: "That which willfully denies creativity and love." I believe that the forces of political correctness and feminism are a "fifth column" in that battle. They misappropriate such things as deconstructionism, phenomenology, textual criticism, and other disciplines and use them to destroy and deceive but put nothing constructive in place of those things they attack. In my opinion, political correctness seeks to destroy the liberalism of the West from the inside by encouraging a climate where free enquiry is a crime. As I wrote a little while ago, I was watching a program about the Vikings and the scholars were complaining about how they had to look over their shoulders all the time because of the dangers of offending the politically correct who have now decided, in the service of their ideology, that the Vikings were peaceful farmers!!!
This fifth column busily at work destroying every value it can lay its hands on and going for the systematic destruction of all the underlying structures of our civilization and when those underpinnings are gone there will be nothing to replace them because it is the intention of this fifth column that nothing constructive be put in their place. It has gotten to the point here in Britain, that the established Church and all other Churches remain silent as even Christian institutions are attacked, denigrated, and banned by government. A government who, by its actions, technically attacks the queen as head of the Church in England and the head of state, thereby undermining the very oath of allegiance they take when entering public office. In Britain, politicians technically commit treason.
In America the "separation of Church and State, is used in ways that the founding fathers never intended in order to undermine Christianity. But the situation is not one of simply attacking one religion all religions are under attack. It is therefore not wise for Christians or anyone else to spend time undermining other religions whilst the enemy tries to commits havoc. If these people, agents of "evil" succeed, it will be redundant what religion you are because every religion will become an "enemy of the status quo" of political correctness, you will become guilty of "thought crimes" a process that the politically correct are already attempting to legislate as law. In this process the openness, creativity, and free enquiry that characterize the West will be destroyed and the civilization will be brought to its knees.
I have no doubt that the West will change, it already, through its short history, changed radically on several occasions. But there is no doubt in my mind that the enemy both external and internal is determined to destroy the possibility of creative change and intends to gut the West of all the values that make life worth living unless we resist them.
What the politically correct represent is nothing more than a "Talibanization" of society and thought in which decency and fair mindedness are legislated away in favor of a fascistic mode of thought in which any objection to political correctness will be dealt with accordingly. The problem isn't Islam as such; that I believe is a tool used by the politically correct in the West to drive nails in the coffin of Western civilization. The dangers are materialism, scientism, and nihilism. Political correctness and feminism are simply manifestations of nihilism. But these three modes of thought are the antithesis's of everything that the West stands for. The unfortunate thing is that while this fascistic mode of thought continues to make inroads into the vitals of Western civilization, Christians and others who recognize the enemy argue amongst themselves and by doing so allow the lunatics to take over the asylum. In my opinion all religions, those who are on the side of "spirituality", to use a term, should work together to fight an enemy that they recognize or aught to recognize from the teachings of their own religions.
October 2009 (..theaustralian.news.com.au/story) Rights threat to religious tolerance
In the 10 years of its existence, the British Human Rights Act had intensified racial and religious tensions, caused widespread community resentment, introduced a degree of uncertainty to the rule of law and been associated with an influx of young, politicised judges, he said.
Senator Hutchins said he feared "social engineers" would try to use a charter to impose their moral views on others.
We call it "Political Correctness." The name originated as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious.
If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we quickly find out exactly what it is. Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious.
Unfortunately, the West does not know what every Muslim scholar knows; that the worst enemies of Islam are from within. The worst of these are the khawaarij who delude others by the deeply dyed religious exterior that they project. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said about them, “When you see them pray you will consider your own prayers insignificant. They recite the Quran but it does not exceed the limits of their throat.” In other words, they don’t understand the true meanings.
Below is a one minute 43 second youtube video featuring Muslim Human Rights Activist Raheel Raza from the Clarion Project, in which she says of Donald Trump that though he is politically incorrect, he won the election ‘with a mandate among other things to call radical Islam what it is’ and she invites people to stop being politically correct and begin talking about radical Islam.
If Trump has his way, people will have to rely on ingenuity and hard work to succeed in life, and will be expected to be decent, moral citizens. God forbid that he succeeds in getting control of the judiciary! It will be back to the dark ages of Constitutional Limited Government and common sense!
Where were these PC (expletive) when I and others were writing years ago about the Syrian crisis? Did they care about the Syrian people? No they didn’t! Do these same sociopathic western political activists who would call me a racist support Muslim and other cultures similar practices such as female circumcision? – polygamy? – arranged marriages? No they don’t! They outlaw it! So don’t talk to me about how I am a racist!
I do apologize for the singing – mine – and by way of explanation, the reason that you hear me saying ‘hello’ (twice) is that a man told his son to say hello and when I decided to say ‘hello’ a lady walking passed me thought I had said it to her and so she also greeted me with ‘hello!’
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]