“I Would Do Anything For Her”

Take a look at Peeta from The Hunger Games.  Has he become the norm of what boys have to face nowadays?

Boys are taught to watch from afar, and have a rescue instinct that makes it so that they cannot make a move unless the girl needs help, needs to be rescued.  But they dote on a specific version of a girl – one who is a fighter, one who doesn’t want to be rescued.

Girls have been treated as second class citizens for hundreds, thousands, if not millions or billions of years.  But if they are not prepared for their new generation of freedom, they have the option to surrender to a man of their choice.  They can even become a “Sugar Baby,” and get paid “for their hotness.”

The problem is not the impossibility of going back to the older ways.  It is possible for a male to walk up to a female and ask her to give herself to him.  The confidence, the masculinity of it would make him attractive.

The issue is that the boy has a strong mother, one who feminizes her son.  She is the strong woman and demands that her son follow exactly what she says, and the father goes along because she is intimidating. The son sees a strong woman who takes charge, and pushes the boys in line.

So the boy cannot take demand masculinity due to his inability to ensue insubordination, but he can only find desire for a girl who is powerful, in charge, and above him.  She would not be his equal, she would own him.

There are girls who are willing to be the girl for this guy, but not the girl that he dotes on.

Isolationism

In my book the leader that is forming the new government is leaning towards isolationism.  He wants to build a government that is not corrupted by the outside world while not wanting to force the entire world to live as he feels is politically necessary.  Although his “power,” gives answers that are not possible otherwise, excess power alone does not mean that it is the correct path for eutopian government.  So the main problems with isolationism?

*As a citizen and you know another country is hurting you’ll likely want to go help them.  You’re likely to want to know if they’re hurting as well.

-Solved by telling the countries that you’re willing to help them reformat their government to match yours, but not forcing them to go along with it.  Just getting involved anyway is similar to the Christian Crusades.  Just because you feel like you are right does not mean you can impose those ideas.

*Wouldn’t people be upset that the government is holding back information, and about what is going on in the outside world?

-In theory those who are born to this type of government will find the outsiders strange rather than themselves, and there would be no need to hide information.

*How do you prevent another country from getting involved?

-Huge defenses that could also counter as offenses.  Power basically, if they attack you then you can attack them back.  So if you have power this isn’t an issue.

*Don’t exchange goods / information.  This could slow down growth.

-Nationalism.  Don’t feel the need to ask for help, and the nation as a whole would find a solution to their own problems.  It would slow the trade of information, and technology.  It depends on what the person prioritizes, and technology is not one in this situation.

Leaving Notes

As I am sure that many other people do, I often leave notes for myself.  Especially when it comes to writing, I take a second to jot down my ideas so that I do not forget them, and then I continue on with what I was doing.

However, I often find that my notes are not as clear as they should be.  When I started writing my novel I made notes and they were very simple, and I wouldn’t even really have to read them to follow the train of thought, but the level of effort I put into making these notes don’t compare to my simple blog post notes that are jotted down and then immediately forgotten about.  I often will read the notes and think something completely different than what I thought I would, or I would be confused as to how it was important.

For example:

*Not taking responsibility for one’s actions

Simple enough, yes?  OK, great, well what I meant was that people don’t live for themselves, and instead everything that bad happens is a test from God, and everything good that happens is from Him.  Nothing done (good or bad) is ever one’s own accomlishments.

So instead I should have written: How God is involved in every decision (good or bad.)

It’s ok to trust yourself that you will remember, but it’s also smart to know that you area allowed to do a better quality job.  Same effort, same time, much cleaner, nicer, and you won’t look like a fool to yourself when you forget.

#BetterHabits

Bible Study Post #5 (Genesis) – God’s Changing Personality

Genesis 18:32

  • And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there: And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.

God was just talked down into not destroying a town for fifty people to ten people.  This indicates that God can engage in rational debate, and he is willing to consider the view of us humans.  Perhaps the laws in the Old Testament are no longer applicable since people have changed in the time since.

-Questions God’s actual anger towards homosexuality, not being circumcised, slavery

Genesis 19:13

  • For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and he Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
  • Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven

God did not spare the city indicating that he could not even find ten people who are righteous in the entire city?  He only saved the “righteous,” which just happened to be Abraham’s nephew Lot.  “For the sake of the ten,” might as well save the ten and then destroy the city

I am convinced that righteous is currently considered to be the equivalent of the bloodline of Abraham, and has little to do with good or evil.

Bible Study Post #4 The Mistreatment of Eve

Genesis 3:16

  • Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Without the tree of knowledge Eve did not have autonomy, and did not know what she was doing was wrong, so it is wrong to punish her autonomous agent for it.

And enslaving half of everyone for one mistake, even assuming it was a major sin.  This is punishing daughters for what one single woman did.  It is like how God places entire lines into slavery for one single action – and one action that God himself set in place to happen?  Unless God wasn’t planning on having us experience earth?

Bible Study Post #3 – The Right Of The Firstborn

The firstborn child is the one that the parents expect will take over the family business.  The first male prince becomes king, and the bloodline follow suit.  This is quite typical over different generations – and would be hard to change.  Trust fund babies exist because parents want their children to have what they leave behind.  They don’t want it to be left behind for the public good even if it is better overall, but they want THEIR blood, and THEIR child to succeed.

We see God here throw away this standard and give the family legacy to a child who is not the firstborn:

Genesis 45:18

  • And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
  • And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

In one way this is beautiful because God is saying that being born first does not give you full rights over everything, and that you still have to be successful in your own right.

However it also breaks my heart because god continues to decree how autonomy does not matter, and that fate dictates what the child is going to do in life, and what opportunities that they will be given.  For God not saying that Ephraim is going to have to work to become successful.  Instead God is saying that Manasseh just has it instead.  Point blank.

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Bible Study Post #2 – God and Fate

Genesis 45:8

  • “So it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Eygpt.

Genesis 50:20

  • But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

I hope that you agree that if God really did make/force his brothers to sell him into slavery, then they are not at fault.

I think the main question here is:  Did God create the seven years of bounty, and seven years of famine, or did He use Joseph to keep the people alive during the famine?

Regardless of either situation, it was wrong for him to give Joseph famine, and to then in turn trade all of their gold, cattle, and their lives into slavery for food during a famine that was engineered.