2022.01.27 14:22 Significant-Notice- Who will fight?
Even setting aside the geography of the country, there is no instance I’m aware of in which a country or region with a total fertility rate below replacement has fought a serious insurgency. Once you’re the kind of people who can’t inconvenience yourselves enough to have kids, you are not going to risk your lives for a political ideal. When the US invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, their total fertility rates were 7.4 and 4.7, respectively…Ukraine is at 1.2. We see numbers like this and don’t stop to appreciate the wide chasm that separates the spiritual lives of nations where the average person has 1 kid from those with 3 or more, much less 6 or 7, each. On fertility, Russia isn’t that much better than Ukraine, but it’s got the tanks and a powerful air force, and the side that wants to fight a guerrilla war has to be the one that is willing to take a much larger number of casualties. There’s a consistent pattern of history where there’s a connection between making life and being willing to sacrifice it. This, by the way, is also why Hong Kong was easily pacified when China started clamping down, and why Taiwan will fold and not fight an insurgency if it ever comes down to it.
That is by Richard Hanania, via Zach Valenta.
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2022.01.27 14:22 AshesBurnProductions Working on my second novel and would love some constructive feedback!
As the title says, I'm working on my second novel and I'm really trying to hone in on the whole "describe don't explain" thing. Some feedback would be great! Here's the section I just wrote and some background.
Zane Morgan, a private detective, is investigating the disappearance of a family. He found some black goo substance that, when sniffed, induces strong closed eye visuals and voices in his head. Rip it open is what the voice said when he first sniffed it.
Beginning of Chapter 7:
Zane let out a long sigh of relief as he walked through the door to his hotel room. The gears in his mind began to slow as he placed his equipment on a small desk beside the bed. A darkness could be seen through the slightly translucent “blue dream” tube.
Rip it open. Zane furrowed his brow and stroked his chin, his fingers grazing against the coarse hairs of a growing beard. His hand swung away in frustration. Rip it out is more like it. He imagined tweezing every single hair on his face, focusing on satisfaction and ignoring the obvious pain of such a task. He shook his head and narrowed his eyes in an attempt to focus.
He opened his notebook, sat down, and took a deep breath. While penning through the pages, his eyes glazed over the details. The words “black tar” stared back at him. He circled them and wrote a few other notes to visualize the connection of clues. He drew strings from “dirty glassware”, “Cashus”, and “basement dock”. He knew they were connected somehow, but pieces were still missing.
His fingers lifted to his chin once more and were greeted by the coarse hairs again. His hand fell in frustration, but this time it included a tinge of anger. He turned away from the notebook and found himself looking down at his worn shirt and slacks, the coffee stains still apparent. His eyes noticed the blazer to his right, laying on the bed, and beside it his briefcase.
Another head shake, another attempt to focus, another graze of the chin, and another failure. After one last look at his briefcase he slid his pants off revealing the plain gray underwear underneath. His shirt fell to the ground as he walked to the bathroom, razor and shaving cream in hand. The bathroom light revealed a haggard Zane Morgan, hairy and unkempt, wearing nothing but an a-shirt and boxers, staring back at himself.
He twisted the handle of the bath faucet and began filling the ceramic tub with lukewarm water. He turned back to the mirror and started wetting his face with the hottest water he could stand. As he shaved away the first hairs on his cheek he could feel his investigation getting clearer. On the second stroke of the razor he remembered Makayla Bennet and her plans with Cashus.
A few minutes later he stepped into the tub, baby faced and full of fresh ideas. His now bright eyes closed behind their lids as he allowed the water to wash over him. Rip it open, he thought, what lesson am I supposed to learn here? He thought back to his experiences with other hallucinogens.
The one time he had a “bad trip” was under the influence of five grams of magic mushrooms. Much like on the boat he couldn’t tell if his eyes were open or closed, but his mind honed in on the things about himself that he was least proud of . He was filled to the brim with embarrassment and regret. That trip pushed him to where he is today, sitting in this tub, getting rid of every single hair on his body.
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I’m still sorta new to paganism. I have makeshift altars for one god and one goddess. They’re not official altars really, but they’re what I can do so far, seeing as how I’m still living with my Catholic parents and they wouldn’t be the most supportive of they found out. One of them is a shelf in my closet specifically reserved for the god, with a candle and some offerings, and the other is just a pretty mason jar with some offerings (I don’t have a candle for this one yet). It’s on my windowsill, and I cleared the other stuff off. Do y’all think this is okay for now? I do my best to set intentions for the offerings like “this is for you” before setting them down.
Also, I was wondering if my gods would like anything on their altars for Valentine’s Day, and I immediately got the impression that the goddess wanted a little glass flower, blue to be specific (she makes me think of the color blue). A little bit later, I got the feeling that the other god wanted a flower as well. Would these be signs from the gods? It was very clear, and popped out of nowhere.
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