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Fake Fandom: Excerpt From Chapter 4; Anti-Humanity Countercultures

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 27, 2020

Cover 2In previous chapters, the attempted reformation of the Fandom by the Burned Furs, attempts directed squarely at Mark Merlino, reveal in vivid detail the beginning characteristics of the Fandom. Merlino passively or actively condoned all the characteristics protested against. As documented in the Burned Fur manifesto, a New Age-like anthropomorphic spirituality was prevalent in the movement and is even more prevalent today. Furries routinely refer to their true identities being found in an animal.

As noted in psychological studies that will be looked at closer in this book, the goal is not to become an animal, but to incorporate more and more animalism into the humanity of furries. This is because animals are not all hung-up on human barriers. Beagles relieve themselves on fire hydrants in front of all without giving it a second thought. If a beagle wants to mate with a poodle in someone’s front yard, the pair give the desire no second thought. Gee, if only humans were like that. After all, look at how hung-up we are about many things resulting in unnecessary expenditures for things like bathrooms. Humans spend a lot of money to prevent indiscretions; otherwise known as “hang-ups,” and being “overly serious.”

The list on this perspective can go on and on. Dog’s are man’s best friend and infinitely loyal. Pets never argue with you, and we can even speak for them with no protest by the pet. If only humans were more like that. This is where there is a fine line between philosophy and religion; anthropomorphism, in its most ancient forms, was a rejection of the human race. What better way to reject humanity than ascribing to being more like an animal? Biblicists point to the Apostle Paul’s indictment of humanity at its earliest stages: “they worshiped the creature instead of the creator.” We are speaking to an anti-humanity ideology. Remember, anthropomorphism personifies nonhuman objects, which includes animals, but does not exclude any nonhuman objects like trees, rocks, water, and clouds. People who worship trees are not nuts, they just think trees are better than humans, and if God created humans, He couldn’t be much better. Hatred for humanity will find a contending meaning in anything but humanity. After all, what else is there in the material world? The extreme depends on the degree of disdain. Never underestimate the power of preference by default and what one will do in choosing it.

As noted earlier in this book, the first fanzines of the Fandom were the Vootie APAs. Their stated manifesto was very clear: “No humans (or human logic) allowed.” Characteristics of the Fandom’s beginning followed as detailed by the Burned Furs: any behavior considered abnormal by society at large was vigorously pursued by furries including plushophilia (sex with stuffed animals), zoophilia (bestiality), necrophilia (sex with a corpse), and a list of behaviors becoming and unbecoming of animals who don’t typically masturbate in elevators. Countercultures are such because humans are responsible for culture.

It’s All About the “O” – Mohler, DeYoung, Lucas: We Own You

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 24, 2020

Peacemaking in Personal Relationships

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 24, 2020

ppt-jpeg4“Can’t we all just get along?” Those words by Rodney King are iconic, but no one ever answered the question. Biblically speaking, the answer is “yes,” and the Bible tells us how.

Peacemaking is a big deal with God. If you want to be at the top of God’s list, be a peacemaker. While happiness in this world is elusive, God says, “Happy are the peacemakers.” Here is my challenge to the home fellowship movement: building the movement will result in peace between many people and God through the gospel and that’s a really big deal. Salvation is reconciliation with God.

We have justification figured out; real sanctification is an untapped resource for the most part. Most people see no real difference in the secular world versus the Christian world. In fact, does not the present-day church brag about that very fact? Leaders of the church claim that secular people are not drawn to church “by our having-it-all-togetherness, they are drawn to us because we are a train wreck just like they are.”  I beg to differ, and accordingly, the home fellowship movement is passing on a vast frontier that could glorify God in unspeakable ways.

It all starts with being at peace with God, or being reconciled to God through the gospel. All the power we need to be peacemakers is infused into us through the new birth. As proponents of justification by new birth, we believe in infused grace. We reject the idea that salvation is a process. Besides, when you are busy keeping yourself saved, there is little time for peacemaking. Been to church lately?

Yes, our salvation is a done deal, and in fact, yes, we are moving on to something else and leaving our salvation behind. We are moving on to sanctification, and peacemaking is a big sanctification deal. Church, by its own admission, is a train wreck because it sees sanctification as a justification process. So, in regard to peace, the church is working on it, and that’s pretty evident.

For us, the totally saved, and the totally secure, there is no more condemnation, but only love. Before we were saved, you either broke the law or didn’t break the law; now, you either love or don’t love. We have passed from law to love. “Under law” is a worldview and mindset. Trust me, in a venue where everyone is under condemnation, there is no peace but only ceasefires. Been to church lately?

Note how Ephesians 4:2 links love with an important aspect of peacemaking: “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” In most cases, as Peter stated, “love covers a multitude of sin.” That is accomplished through patience. Because of infused grace, we have all the patience we need; it is, therefore, always a choice. When we lose patience and give full vent to our anger like a fool, we have failed to love.

Patience is able to deliver infinite peacemaking.

A very large volume could be written on this aspect of sanctification alone, so this post is only going to suggest a few principles. Always ask yourself why you are losing patience with someone. Of course, the opportunity to do that will not be possible unless we take Peter’s advice and do something at the beginning of every day: “prepare your mind for action.” James stated it this way: “be quick to listen and slow to speak.” Patience and an unprepared mind do not dwell in the same home. That means you anticipate situations and have a plan in place.

When you are losing patience with someone, always ask why. Are you merely being inconvenienced? Is an impatient response going to improve the situation? (Hint: it NEVER does). Is the person violating one of your preferences? (A personal law part of your canon of under-law thinking). How big of an issue is this in the scheme of things? Does this offense seem bigger than it really is because I dwell on the person’s faults and not their assets? Am I frustrated with this person’s failures, or is it a projection of my own failings in personal life-building? (Hint: those busy with personal life-building don’t have time to focus on the petty faults of others).

These thoughts are only meant to point you in the right direction, but I have one last thought. We must not only love ourselves by partaking in personal life-building, but we must want the same for others. What’s your focus? (My last question of this post). Your life-building is going to continue no matter what others do, the question follows: is the annoying behavior beneficial to their life-building, or are they partaking in any life-building at all?

But what if their behavior is interfering with my building process? Here is what my experience has taught me: in all cases, such attempts are the seeds of greater opportunities. I have never seen this principle fail, and it is another reason to practice patience.

paul

 

Anthropomorphism: What’s in a Word?

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 23, 2020

Cover 2Excerpt from first draft.

“The Fandom is made up of those who have a mutual interest in anthropomorphic art.” That’s an interesting admission. What’s in a word? With the word “anthropomorphism,” a trainload of baggage. Again, art that attributes human characteristics to inhuman objects (machines, etc.), and animals, have a way of captivating attention and projecting healthy ideas, especially regarding children. Who can criticize The Little Engine That Could and the valuable lesson of never giving up projected to children by that anthropomorphic narrative?

Anthropomorphic art has a long and deep history of captivating the attention of children for the assimilation of healthy ideas to the degree that the brand name has become the product. A wound bandage is not a Band-Aide, that’s a brand name, but it is a brand that has become so familiar that the trade name has replaced the formal identification. People rarely call Tylenol, acetaminophen. People rarely call Tums, calcium carbonate, if ever.

This is exactly how the Fandom utilizes what anthropomorphism has become over the years. Anthropomorphism is one of the few examples of something inherently evil used for good. The Fandom taps into the dark elements of anthropomorphism to vie its trade under cover of the trade name it has become: “cartoons,” “funny animals,” etc.

The following is a reality: art is a buffer between objective reality and ideas. That is, art in all its genres. Something that a human creates on paper or in a narrative is not something that happens, so it is not counted as something that needs to be addressed. Having an imagination is against no law, and even if it was, it can’t be enforced. At least in an open society, the projection of ideas is not against the law. In a closed society, mental health is determined by a person’s ability to contribute to the state because collectivism presupposes that all purpose is found in sacrificing self for the greater good of society. Of course, as determined by the state. Hence, a closed society will dismiss concerns about many moral issues and their connection to personal happiness.

This is stated to make the following point: art is a powerful weapon in obtaining objectives because ideas are what drive actions happening in real-time. However, humanity is primarily concerned with what happens and less concerned with ideas. Many are indifferent to politics, while precious view are indifferent to an open revolution in the streets.

Suffice to say, art and comedy get a pass for being an action of major concern. The Fandom not only utilizes that general principle, but the brand name now associated with anthropomorphic art, while utilizing the dark side of this art to fulfill its agenda. We now address the dark side of anthropomorphism and its specific uses by the Fandom. If you take, collectively, what has been stated thus far, you can know what happens among Fandom participants will always be chalked up to a few bad apples while furries point to the harmlessness of funny animals. Yes, it’s all about the funny animals and not the few bad apples that every basket has followed by the haters. It’s “fursecution.”

A centerpiece of Fandom propaganda is the idea that the Fandom is helplessly misunderstood, and any attempts to plead the case is a fool’s errand. Many Fandom conferences ban the media, and conference organizers have banned some from attending conferences for talking to the press or participating in interviews. Yes, there is even an arrogance attached to this aloofness that deems the “mundanes” or the fully human as having an innate inability to understand the spiritual prowess of the Fandom. Certainly, there is a sense in which the Fandom is a sect, but in this case, it is more of a cult. That is, a cult that utilizes the dark history of anthropomorphism.

First, regarding the heaviest baggage, anthropomorphism is the oldest religion on earth. Many will protest that Hinduism is the oldest religion on earth, and very well, but Hinduism is based on anthropomorphism. Does the Fandom utilize anthropomorphism for religious purposes? It most certainly does. A primary focus of this book is the foundation the Fandom has been built on. And, what was the intent of its two founders, Mark Merlino and his partner, Rod O’Riley? Thirdly, does the present behavior of the Fandom reflect the foundation it was built on?

In previous chapters, the attempted reformation of the Fandom by the Burnt Furs, attempts directed squarely at Mark Merlino, reveal in vivid detail the beginning characteristics of the Fandom. Merlino passively or actively condoned all the characteristics protested against. As documented in the Burnt Fur manifesto, a New Age-like anthropomorphic spirituality was prevalent in the movement and is even more prevalent today. Furries routinely refer to their true identities being found in an animal. As noted in psychological studies that will be looked at closer in this book, the goal is not to become an animal, but to incorporate more and more animalism into the humanity of furries. This is because animals are not all hung-up on human barriers. Beagles relieve themselves on fire hydrants in front of all without giving it a second thought. If a beagle wants to mate with a poodle in someone’s front yard, the pair give the desire no second thought. Gee, if only humans were like that. After all, look at how hung-up we are about many things resulting in unnecessary expenditures for things like bathrooms. Humans spend a lot of money to prevent indiscretions; otherwise known as “hang-ups,” and being “overly serious.”

The list on this perspective can go on and on. Dog’s are man’s best friend and infinitely loyal. Pets never argue with you, and we can even speak for them with no protest by the pet. If only humans were more like that. This is where there is a fine line between philosophy and religion; anthropomorphism, in its most ancient forms, was a rejection of the human race. What better way to reject humanity than ascribing to being more like an animal? Biblicists point to the Apostle Paul’s indictment of humanity at its earliest stages: “they worshiped the creature instead of the creator.” We are speaking to an anti-humanity ideology. Remember, anthropomorphism personifies nonhuman objects, which includes animals, but does not exclude any nonhuman objects like trees, rocks, water, and clouds. People who worship trees are not nuts, they just think trees are better than humans, and if God created humans, He couldn’t be much better. Hatred for humanity will find a contending meaning in anything but humanity. After all, what else is there in the material world? The extreme depends on the degree of disdain. Never underestimate the power of preference and what one will do in choosing it.

As noted earlier in this book, the first fanzines of the Fandom were the Vootie APAs. Their stated manifesto was very clear: “No humans (or human logic) allowed.” Characteristics of the Fandom’s beginning followed as detailed by the Burned Furs: any behavior considered abnormal by society at large was vigorously pursued by furries including plushophilia (sex with stuffed animals), zoophilia (bestiality), necrophilia (sex with a corpse), and a list of behaviors becoming and unbecoming of animals who don’t typically masturbate in elevators. Countercultures are such because humans are responsible for culture.

One writer noted:

Think about it. Could it possibly get any more stupid (or any more evil) than a living human being opposing life itself? Just on its own ground, ignoring for the moment any possible underlying ulterior motive or evil intent, any human being believing that living human beings are evil and should be destroyed should be recognized at once as absolutely insane.

But it is not. And that is the world’s most pressing cultural problem.

Bill and Melinda Gates have spent tens of billions of dollars on Human Control programs, all with nice-sounding names, all of which have the world “Health” in them, and “improving the quality of life” propaganda describing them. But they are, beneath it all, human control programs, pure and simple. In their spending to destroy humanity, the Gates have made even the trail-blazing fellow anti-human Rockefellers look like small-time pikers.

But, at least some reasons or motives can be cited for embracing anti-humanity ideologies and participating in anti-humanity countercultures. Often, these are venues where people can practice the fulfillment of desires unacceptable to society at large. Undoubtedly, many who joined ISIS under the banner of being converted to Islam were merely psychopaths who wanted to be part of a venue where they could execute their desires. Religion was merely a cover for doing so. In addition, having a wife slave or more than one wife slave was a perk to boot. There is the fulfillment of the principle evil desire and the residual evil desires as well. Seemingly, to a psychopath, at least initially, a win-win situation. Are movements venues for practicing evil desires that have a logical excuse connected to the ideology of the movement? It’s likely more than not.

As brilliantly articulated by Prager U., we have another likely catalyst for anti-human ideology. Often, people are zealous for “pseudo moralistic causes” to divert from the responsibility of bettering themselves or dealing with their own demons. Extreme environmentalism, the issue in which Prager U. addressed this mindset, is a kissing cousin to anti-humanity ideology. If humanity is horrible, and the principal cause of all woes, one is excused from every personal responsibility; especially since humans cannot help it that they are human.

However, they can partake in the paramount experience of virtue; i.e., disavowing humanity. Be sure of this: those of this ideology are always arrogant because they deem themselves morally superior for rejecting humanity.

In prior chapters, the Cult of Childhood (Peter Pan Syndrome) was addressed. If humanity and the human experience are evil, then obviously, what little virtue humanity has is diminished with age and human experience. The question is, does Peter Pan Syndrome follow anti-humanity logic, or do people adhere to anti-humanity ideology because it’s an excuse for not grow up? Both, with the latter being more prevalent. Chapter 8 will match present-day behavior in the Fandom with its beginning ideology.

Nurse Aide Muses About Being a State Executioner for a Representative Republic Versus Socialist State

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 21, 2020

ppt-jpeg4“You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat, if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

It’s a “republic if you can keep it” said Benjamin Franklin. One of the difficulties in keeping a successful republic like America is humanity’s tendency towards complacency. Humanity always learns the hard way. America was born out of 10,000 years + of human misery. America is a first, and took a long time because humanity must always learn its lessons in the school of hard knocks. Even after the Holocaust, much of Israel is liberal and left-leaning in politics. This is a reality that I have totally lost patience with. I do not get all fuzzy inside when I hear testimonies from people who voted for Barak Obama, but “learned my lesson.” I doubt it. If you ever voted for Obama, you are incredibly un-self-aware.

Neither am I impressed with the Blexit movement. What the hell? It took 70 years since LBJ’s Great Society to figure that out and now you want a prize? I’m not impressed. Um, like, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican; so, when did 2+2 start equaling 4 in your mind? Ok, I will admit the movement is a good thing for the most part, but at least show some shame for how long it took to figure it out.

Does all of this seem harsh to you? Well, what’s harsh is genocide, geronticide, crippicide, and all of the other cides that fill the mass graves of human history, and there is no excuse for the complacency and ignorance that paves the roads that lead there. Obama, and more recently presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, have suggested that healthcare should be withheld from the elderly because society cannot afford it. In regard to the Affordable Care Act, which didn’t end up being affordable, Sarah Palin warned that death panels would be a part of it and she was mocked accordingly. Of course, she was right. Regarding those whose healthcare premiums doubled, and by golly have learned their lesson about lying Democrats, again, I doubt it. However, those who are on their death bed hours away from passing and say they have seen the light, I do believe them because it’s too late. After all, having no hope because of ignorance is the ultimate realty check and a worthy truth serum.

Like I said, it took at least 10,000 years of misery to make America, but behold the present political climate. Have you not heard? Yes indeed, America sucks. We have a socialist hero named Bernie Sanders who can save us from an evil capitalist economy. When he was announced that way at a political rally yesterday, 20,000 people cheered. Count em’, 20,000. That would be the same capitalist economy that funded World War II and the ability to stop Hitler’s vision for the world. Folks, this is an ignorance that cannot be fixed. In last night’s Democrat debate, though Bloomberg was savaged, there was one criticism auspiciously missing even by 78 year old socialist Bernie Sanders: Bloomberg’s assertion that the elderly should be denied healthcare so the same money can be better spent on young people.

Please be sure of this: if these people obtain power, there will be an exception to old people not receiving healthcare; an old congressman or senator. That’s the way socialism works and the way it has always worked. Sanders knew Mike wasn’t talking about him, so no offense was taken. By the way, in regard to the above citation by George Bernard Shaw, he lived to be 94 years old.

I have a job that is the best job in the world. I am a nurse aide. You see, this is America, which is a country designed to enable individuals to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. It doesn’t put a time limit on that. If you are a 95 year old American, and you want to continue in your right to pursue what makes you happy, that’s your right because you live in America, and especially if you have paid your dues for making America work. America is indebted to you with interest. I once shared an elevator ride with the daughter of a man I cared for and she introduced me to her dad’s girlfriend who was on the elevator with us. The dad and girlfriend both were in their 90s. I commented, “Well, as long as you are still here you might as well keep living.” If you are an American, that’s your right.

In addition, if you think the only issue with socialists is your age, you make your ignorance even more prevalent. There is one difference between America and all other countries. You see, “socialism” is a soft term for “collectivism.” For the first time in human history, a country was founded on individualism and not collectivism. This pertains to the worth of an individual, and the question of life value. Collectivism judges the value of an individual based on their ability to contribute to “the group.” Words not only mean things, but how words are defined by those who want to rule your life is also important. Socialists define “the group” this way: “the state.”

Hence, this is what totally drives free health care paid for by the state and any other single-payer system; more money is available to the state because it’s not paying for private care taking care of those who cannot contribute to the state. Socialism baits people for support with free stuff in order to gain control of them. If you cannot contribute to the state for any reason, they are not going to pay for your care; why would they? Enter someone else I once cared for; a young man who made a bad decison and ended up as an invalid. Suffice to say that he had a very low “quality of life.” But yet, he wanted to continue to persue life because he was afraid to die.

In America, that’s his right…period.

Now this brings us to another element of the discussion. “Quality of life.” That’s a slippery slope…always. It’s subjective and a perspective that varies greatly from person to person. Wanting free healthcare in exchange for the state having the final word on defining quality of life might be the epitome of ignorance and complete unawarness of how the world works. Quality of life as judged by the state will depend on one’s abilty to contribute to the state. As a nurse aide, I suit up to defend a person’s right to live and help them do so. We stand as an advocate between the resident and that slippery slope. It’s not a nurse aide’s job to judge quality of life; we care for those alive to the best of our ability however we find them and make the situation the best it can possibly be.

In contrast to serving life, I could muse about being a state executioner.  First, for a representative republic. In many cases, the condemned would be regretful they didn’t listen to momma. This is such a pure and beautiful moment because you know the condemned really mean it, after all, there is no more hope. I could assure them they wouldn’t have listened to momma before this good day when complete understanding has shone through the clouds of lazy thinking.

As an executioner for a socialist state, I could preach altruism to the condemned. I could encourage all of them they are martyrs for the greater cause of a successful state. I would also be much busier because the condemned are not only criminals, but the physically disabled, mentally disabled, and those who dare think for themselves. The complete giving of self for the betterment of the group is the climax of virtue. Of course, capitalism enables the funding of selfishness that can only be cured by statist wisdom.

Some would be perplexed and distraught, not knowing that socialism always equals collectivism and collectivism always equals altruism. But hopelessness always makes the metaphysical math easier to understand.

paul

 

 

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