July 3, 2017

A Map of the Soul

A Map of the Soul

I’m a neuroscientist and professor of neurosurgery. The mind-brain question haunts me. Neurosurgeons alter the brain on a daily basis, and what we find doesn’t fit the prevailing view that the brain runs the mind as computer hardware runs software.

I have scores of patients who are missing large areas of their brains, yet who have quite good minds. I have a patient born with two-thirds of her brain absent. She’s a normal junior high kid who loves to play soccer. Another patient, missing a similar amount of brain tissue, is an accomplished musician with a master’s degree in English.

How can this be? It wasn’t until I read Thomas Aquinas that I began to understand.
Posted by Jill Fallon at 3:59 PM | Permalink

On the eve of the 4th

I'm gobsmacked at how many of the Communist Goals of 1958 have been partially or completely fulfilled in America today. 

Was all this accomplished by Soviet agents and Communist subversives? No, they had plenty of “useful idiots” to help do their work for them. All it took was the “long march through the institutions” to get into influential positions, put the ideas into the public sphere, and convince others that all this was “social justice”. As Yuri Bezmenov put it:

…the demoralization now reaches such areas where previously not even comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such a tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to lack of moral standards.

We certainly don't lack useful idiots or social justice warriors.

The new face of cultural marxism is the social justice warrior (SJW).

Whilst the SJW will not identify itself as a Marxist, their ideology and modus operandi is an exact replica of the Marxist. The SJW has a narrow world view, totalitarian tendencies, is weak to criticism and is extremely paranoid. We should call them for what they are: Communists, Marxists, and Leninists.
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"I hope you will be treated unfairly"

Chief Justice John Roberts, at his commencement address to graduates at Cardigan Mountain School uses an uncommon way to illustrate the importance of the virtues

From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope you will suffer betrayal, because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time to time, so that you don’t take friends for granted. I wish you bad luck again, from time to time, so that you will be conscious of the role of chance in your life, and understand that your success is not completely deserved, and the failure of others is not completely deserved, either. And when you lose, as you will from time to time, I hope every now and then your opponent will gloat over your failure. It is a way for you to understand the importance of sportsmanship. I hope you will be ignored, so you will learn the importance of listening to others. And I hope you will have just enough pain to learn compassion.
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