This is yet another story where there really isn’t too much for me to add, I just felt like posting up some stories of what Mayor Ted Wheeler is seemingly allowing Antifa to get away with. I feel as though the photos, videos, and pathetic responses from Portland politicians say far more than I could offer up…
Below is a short clip of journalist Andy Ngo being interviewed by Tucker Carlson after being beaten down by Antifa terrorists:
Take a gander at the tweet below and the video I’ve embedded right after…
But in the last couple of years, some have increasingly used their opportunity to exercise their 1st amendment rights, as an opportunity to incite violence.
Mr. Allen claims that the study found “nearly no impact on general life satisfaction” and also quotes only a single part of the research article: “supporting the widely held notion from popular science that boys are more affected than girls by the absence of their fathers.” I did something that most people clicking on this clickbait article probably did not do and actually decided to read some of the study. Here’s the Abstract:
“Single parenthood is increasingly common in Western societies but only little is known about its long-term effects. We therefore studied life satisfaction among 641 individuals (ages 18±66 years) who spent their entire childhood with a single mother, 1539 individuals who spent part of their childhood with both parents but then experienced parental separation, and 21,943 individuals who grew up with both parents. Individuals who grew up with a single mother for their entire childhood and to a lesser degree also individuals who experienced parental separation showed a small but persistent decrease in life satisfaction into old age (emphasis mine) controlling childhood socio-economic status. This decrease was partly mediated by worse adulthood living conditions related to socio-economic and educational success, physical health, social integration, and romantic relationship outcomes. No moderation by age, gender, and societal system where the childhood was spent (i.e. western oriented FRG or socialist GDR) was found.”
It seems pretty apparent from the beginning that Mr. Allen misrepresents what the research article delves into but let’s through a little more of it. The study states that their are three main methods in which being raised by single mothers affects children in the long term: “less effective guardianship“, a “generally lower socioeconomic status“, and the “missing-father hypothesis. ” This study interestingly took data from families in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) to account for vastly differing variables. The study goes onto describe how the data was sampled, variables considered, and how to analyze “life satisfaction.” The paper described how parents being divorced for the child’s entire life, separated part of the time, and how parents who never separated affected the future happiness of the child.
Here are a few good quotes from page 10:
“However, the differences in general life satisfaction between respondents who lived with both parents for their first 15 years of life and either group of respondents reared by a single mother remained significant in all models, even when all adulthood life circumstances were controlled for.”
“This is the first study to show that growing up with a single mother is related to a stable although modest reduction in general life satisfaction across the adult life-span until old age when adjusting for poor childhood SES”
From page 12:
“The reduction in adulthood life satisfaction was partially mediated by the individuals’ living conditions, including their lower socio-economic status and educational level, lower physical health status, and poor social integration and romantic success in adulthood.”
It seems that economic factors partially account for lower happiness, but I don’t really think that it adds to the argument that being a single parent is a better option.
The last tidbit that I’ll take from the study is on page 13:
“In conclusion, the present study shows that growing up with a single mother in particular if the father is absent for the entire childhood predicts a small but stable decrease in life satisfaction across adulthood that is partly explained by lower socio-economic status and educational achievement, inferior physical health, poor social integration, and lower likelihood of romantic relationship success in adulthood. Contrary to expectations this effect was not moderated by sex, age, or the societal system in which the childhood was spent.”
I wonder if Mr. Allen is intentionally lying and misrepresenting the report or if he didn’t read past the first few pages? The author at CNN goes on to cite another “study“, but this one isn’t really a study. From page 3 of 4 of this very colorful paper:
“Given the diversity of families within these groups, further analysis is needed before we can suggest that living in a single parent household has a positive impact on a child’s wellbeing.”
OK then, so it’s not a study but rather just a regurgitation of a dataset with no analysis. It has lots of graphs though…
Our low-testosterone author goes on to state how being raised by a single mother made him the adult that he is today though. Mr. Allen received an “Emersonian amount of self-reliance”, figured out how to apply to a college, and some other stuff that lots of people figure out how to do on their own as well. I suppose that I’m not as “class-conscious” as our male feminist author. I don’t think that I’m going to take Mr. Allen’s lead and praise all single mothers; he makes them all sound like their heroes who never, ever do anything wrong to their children (or their ex). If you want to get one last laugh out of this guy, be sure to read his article on “Why Jeanette Rankin should be on the $10 bill.” Just for reference, she was the only member of Congress to vote against the declaration of war against Japan in 1941.
The nations that make up the European Union just had parliamentary elections and the results in the U.K. were good for Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party and awful for the Conservatives and Labor. However, I wanted this post to focus on a very exceptional individual by the name of Carl “it depends on the age of the child” Benjamin and how he has been the harbinger of death to UKIP. Carl Benjamin (a.k.a. Sargon of Akkad) is guy that makes YouTube videos who at some point decided to go from basically being a shock jock and complaining about feminists/SJWs to tarnishing a political party that took 20 years to build up. Carl has grand, big-brain ideas of “Saving the West“, “dealing with Pan-European politics“, and getting back at anyone that makes jokes of or slights him. Carl believes himself to be an excellent leader, an ingenious philosopher, a grand politician, black, a great debater, and a free speech martyr.
Here’s exhibit A of Carl’s sophistry on display:
Carl “muh citations” Benjamin couldn’t be bothered to provide his sources for any claims or discuss policy details at any level. It’s really kind of astonishing that a man who built his YouTube “fame” off of dissembling the blue-haired SJW feminists and their lack of logical arguments was thoroughly crushed by Kristi Winters. Carl should have had a simple time doing some basic research and coming up with a logical argument but I suppose that Sargon got sleepy.
Let’s look at Exhibit B, or “it depends on the age of the child”:
What a set of galaxy-brained comments for our wannabe politician to make. I’m sure that these comments would never come back to bite Carl. Moving onto Exhibit C, “I wouldn’t even rape you“:
Not only did Carl say that “I wouldn’t even rape you” but he chose to double-down on previous comments and say something even dumber:
These are the kinds of videos that Soygon got his e-fame from; yelling at a video made by someone else but failing every time at actually debating anyone in real time. Isn’t this the kind of man that you would want to vote for? Well, it looks like no one else in the U.K. wanted to vote for UKIP either anymore. UKIP lost to the CUKs, how hilarious is that?
Here’s the main video that I’m here to showcase in this post though, it’s pretty hilarious and worth watching all of the way through:
Soygon of Akkad decided to make some videos that are not a direct response but based upon the titles he gave them (The Twenty Year Plan and Exactly as Planned) where you can see the veneer and mask of his faux-intellectualism slipping. The response of Soygon’s loyal Akkadians leaves me incredulous; it’s really kind of amazing:
I recently stumbled across two very insightful videos that she some light on where Western Civilization is at and where it may end up in the near future. The two videos that I’m embedding in this post are simply amazing and as with many such posts there is very little that I could add to the commentary. How should I even feel about what is displayed in the following videos? Sad? Angry? Confused? Maybe I should just get a good laugh out of this…
The first video is rather short:
The second video has a very unexpected ending. This one is worth watching all of the way through:
The previous channel that hosted the video was deleted but I managed to find another copy: