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In France…..Allez-ooop

In New Zealand……An acceptable alternative to sheep, one presumes.

In eleven states in USA……………A new type of Zumba dancing, it is alleged.

 

Me?  Although slightly wary of all the punishments etc., I have some sympathy with the Nigerians.

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  1. (Slightly off topic but related)

    Mike Cunningham’s link here,
    re generational attitudes to gay marriage makes for interesting reading. One sees that the trend is away from parents views being communicated to and accepted by their children, to values being received via the media; tv, twitter, face book etc.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/07/delaware-gay-marriage/2142703/

    The values I grew up into came mostly from my parents, who in turn got them from their parents and so on. It was all underwritten by the church’s interpretation of Christianity and the Jewish 10 commandments
    and was embedded in our culture.

    So it is very interesting to see that social attitudes are becoming much more fluid, and thus open to manipulation. I don’t know if George Orwell saw this would happen, but certainly as a secular prophet he was on the money.

    For the fact is that as the traditional values are eroded and classed as outdated, and books lose their influence as reference points, everything opens up to being manipulated and censored by a future state.
    If you have the power to rewrite history without contradiction, society becomes a very different animal indeed.
    The Nazis burnt books for a very good reason….

    http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/triumph/tr-bookburn.htm

    “Before Hitler, German university towns had been counted among the world’s great centers of scientific innovation and literary scholarship. Under Hitler, Germany’s intellectual vitality quickly began to diminish. Truth, rational thinking and objective knowledge, the foundation stones of Western Civilization, were denounced by Nazified students and professors in favour of mysticism, speculation and collective thinking toward a common goal – the pursuit of a glorious future for Germany.”

    If as I think likely Gay marriage does go through here in the UK , you can bet your boots that other distortions/interpretations of marriage and the family are sure to follow.
    All in the name of “freedom and enlightenment”.
    Who will be left to oppose it?

  2. Agit8ed – Among the people Hitler attempted to eliminate were homosexuals. Imprisoning them for simply being gay was something that actually something carried over into the liberated Germany. So much for old time values.

  3. I wasn’t referring to old time values as necessarily being the best Mahons,
    (and you are a bit silly not to realise that)

    I was referring to how values were transmitted and that in Hitler’s case by burning books he destroyed a whole tranche of intellectual writings because he wanted to mould the young p…
    Well, read the quote above.

  4. “The values I grew up into came mostly from my parents, who in turn got them from their parents and so on.”

    You didn’t get your values from your parents any more than you got your taste in music and clothes from your parents.

    Why would any child settle for only the ideas parents have to offer when they can have the pick of all ideas?

    “The Nazis burnt books for a very good reason….”

    Because their ideas were shit too, and therefore they couldn’t abide freedom either.

  5. 1)”You didn’t get your values from your parents any more than you got your taste in music and clothes from your parents.

    2)Why would any child settle for only the ideas parents have to offer when they can have the pick of all ideas?”

    3)Because their ideas were shit too, and therefore they couldn’t abide freedom either.

    1)I did get my my values from my parents. At least some of them. I suppose it’s a kind of osmosis Frank. After all, if we’re going to argue that feckless parents are to blame for feckless kids, the opposite must be generally true. I don’t think any parent spends their time hoping like hell that their kids will be totally different to them!
    Well, maybe yours did.

    2)Children will choose other ideas if their parents have encouraged their kids to explore the world at large.If their parents are bigots it’s quite possible their kids will be too, to some degree or another.

    3)Er, the Nazi weren’t burning their own books Frank.

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