Friday, October 18, 2002

Never Enough Internet Outages Department

Welp, I tried. But when juggling bills during unemployment, sooner or later one will get dropped. In this case, it was my phone/DSL bill. And now I am incommunicado until the middle of next week. YAY ME. Not that I posted here often, but it's not as if I don't do other things online, like posting to alt.slack, moderating a couple of Yahoo! groups, and so forth. Fortunately, I can do all I need to do from the library, or, like I did this morning, from my stepson's school library. The rest can wait until I'm back. In the meantime, I'm actually kind of enjoying the break. So don't pity me anything but the ability to stream MP3s.

*insert piteous sobbing here*

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Never Enough Corrections Department

Whoops, I just realized that mentioning "the White House, Congress, and a cabal of neocon fundie dumbwits" (see previous entry below) was redundant. I apologize for the confusion.

Never Enough Worthwhile Flash Animations Department

Most Flash animations annoy me--especially whole sites entirely "powered" by Flash. But sometimes, especially when the Powers That Be talk about something truly stupid, there's one that hits the spot.

(Does anyone, aside from the White House, Congress, and a cabal of neocon fundie dumbwits, actually want war with Iraq?!?)

Friday, October 11, 2002

Never Enough Feminist Backlash Department

Before I continue, I wish to state that I am very much pro-woman. I feel that all humans should have a chance to realize their full potential as they see fit. However, I still have severe issues with the first wave of feminists, and at the risk of oversimplifying, for the following rantlet I shall treat their philosophies and assumptions as feminism in general. Even though many of the second and third waves of feminism see the problems I'm outlaying, the first wave's influence is still great, and it is this that I wish to call attention upon.

Feminism is to gender what Christianity is to spirituality. Both are essentialist dimorphic philosophies which assign to themselves the morally superior position. Both see any variation or contradiction of their essentialist dimorphism as justification of their position, and assign such variations to the morally inferior position without further contemplation. Both have achieved a measure of good for humanity, but at a cost and with such an air of superiority that an inevitable backlash is doomed to occur. Both take the backlash, not as an indication of their errors, but as vindication of their positions. And both fail to create any true advances in humanity because of their refusal to consider alternatives to binary positions.

It should also be noted that many of the first wave of feminists were Christians, thus explaining how easy it is for first-wavers and fundamentalist Christians to join forces against issues such as pornography and transgenderism. It also explains how their respective utopias require punishment for the ones they view as guilty. Finally, it explains why both are doomed to only partially realizing their visions for humanity, given that their positions are based on a fundamentally imbalanced teleology.

So there.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Never Enough Painful Truths Department

And believe me, this HURTS.

Thursday, October 03, 2002

Never Enough Spousal Attention Department

This entry is a test to see how long it'll take before my partner Cynthia notices it. This is only a test.


Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Never Enough Wedding Plugs Department

The webzine Utter Trash recently had an interview with Ivan Stang in which he refers to his part in my marriage to Cynthia: "Last X-Day Drill I got to legally wed two women... legally, because one of them had previously been a man, and still had a male's driver's license." Thanks, Dad.

Never Enough Damn Freedom Department

Susan B. Anthony--what were you thinking?!?

An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex ... which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation.