Nature abhors a vacuum, so without clearly defined rules and guidelines for manhood, society fills the void. Gangs, for example, replace what young men need from a father—structure, identity and belonging,” explains Paul Louis Cole, President of Christian Men’s Network (CMN), host of “Lions Roar.” “This is the same reason for the growth of ISIS. Isis is a ‘men’s movement’ based on a lie.” This strategic summit of global leaders November 4-6 tackles the worldwide epidemic of male identity, fatherlessness and feminized masculinity, by addressing strategies such as global training, leadership coaching, prison outreach, and mentoring for young men. “Fatherlessness is the leading global indicator of poverty and crime. Child abuse and human trafficking are ‘man’ issues. When we lower the demand, we stop the problems,” states Cole. “You can draw great crowds with great speeches, but you’ll never change a nation until you mentor a man.”Partly right as diagnosis. All wrong as prescription. You're not going to fix anything with stricter standards if men can't find jobs appropriate for men. Leadership coaching? Mentoring? Raw ratshit. This is like saying "The deer are coming into town to eat our gardens because the standards for deer behavior have been lowered." No, asshole. The deer are coming into town because drought has damaged their preferred feeding grounds. Men WANT to be providers and protectors. Current conditions in EU/US/UK make these desires impossible for all but the richest and most privileged. Cure? Not standards, not "leadership", whatever the fuck that means. Eliminate all environmental laws and Die-Versity laws and execute all the monsters who have been terrorizing the world with those laws. Return divorce and "rape" laws to their proper and civilized condition as of 50 years ago. Bring back strong tariffs on imports. Build walls at the borders, halt ALL immigration. Destroy and confiscate the stock market and all of its evil outgrowths. Destroy and execute all Central Banks and Central Bankers. Require investment ONLY for productive purposes. Simple way of describing it: Rewind EVERY ASPECT of the Federal government to 1936 and shoot anyone who resists. Until you do those things, no amount of "leadership coaching" will make the slightest difference. ISIS is attracting both men and women because it represents civilization. If you want to see it in religious terms, ISIS is simply the Hand Of God. All through the Old Testament God prescribes a cure for cultures like ours that refuse to restore civilization internally. ISIS. Later: AS FUCKING ALWAYS, Satan should have been investigating Satan instead of investigating Toyota. ISIS got its HiLuxes from us, which is no fucking surprise since ISIS is us. The only real question, AS FUCKING ALWAYS, is why USA STRONG even bothers to play these games. The government obviously knew what happened. Toyota knew what happened. ISIS knew what happened. Even so, some bureaucrat thought she could make a point by starting an "investigation" that would quickly be dropped after the truth popped out.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.