The Genius Of African Genesis

It is some fifty years since Robert Ardrey penned African Genesis and put an arrow into the heart of the “Romantic Fallacy.” And the world has not been the same since because in its incredibly well written and fascinating survey of paleo-anthropology (prior to 1961) the book offers the public a better explanation of human behavior than all the past babble of all world’s living and dead psychologists.  Than Marxist theory for that matter.

And of course the book opens with one of the evocative paragraphs in science.  Not in innocence, and not in Asia, was mankind born. The home of our fathers was that African highland reaching north from the Cape to the Lakes of the Nile. Here we came about-slowly, ever so slowly-on a sky-swept savannah glowing with menace.”

A summing up from Ardey:

The hunting primate was free. He was free of the forest prison; wherever game roamed the world was his. His hands were freed from the earth or the bough; erect carriage opened new and unguessed opportunities for manual answers to ancient quadruped problems. His daily life was free from the eternal munching; the capacity to digest high-calorie food meant a life more diverse than one endless meal-time. And his wits were freed. Behind him lay the forest orthodoxies. Ahead of him lay freedom of choice and invention as a new imperative if a revolutionary creature were to meet the unpredictable challenges of a revolutionary way of life. Freedom-as the human being means freedom-was the first gift of the predatory way.

If you’ve never read it you’re missing a treat. And endless food for thought.

Pope Francis And The Bikers

Fox News online ran a piece today playing up the apparent contradiction of tens of thousands of Harley bikers in their leather, tattoos and helmets attending a solemn high mass in Rome by Pope Francis, being blessed by them and pledging to defend the unborn.  Here’s the gist of it:

 “There was something a bit incongruous about the Harley crowd — known for their “Freedom” motto, outlaw image and adventuresome spirit — taking part in a solemn papal Mass to commemorate a 1995 encyclical on the inviolability of human life.”

“Evangelium Vitae” is a roadmap of the church’s teaching against abortion, euthanasia and murder. Harley’s advertising for its 2013 bike collection reads “Live life on your own terms. More than 30 ways to defy the status quo.”

Doesn’t Fox understand that abortion is the status quo, especially in Europe, and that pledging to defend the unborn is one of the most the most anti-establishment, indeed revolutionary acts possible.  God Bless Pope Francis and God Bless those bikers, together they may yet get Satan’s work undone and the unborn live.

Fired

The head of the gang bureau at Brooklyn’s District Attorney has been fired after a series of alleged slurs.  Deanna Rodriguez had been suspended in March, without pay, after referring to interns, paralegals and assistant district attorneys as ‘faggots’ and ‘dykes’.

An investigation into the behavior of Ms Rodriguez, who earned about $160,000 a year, revealed she had also used racist slurs.

Former colleagues praised Ms Rodriguez’s leadership in the department, which she had run since 1996.

However, others said she had a volatile reputation, adding ‘She’s a wild woman. She’s nuts.’

Several complaints had been made about Ms Rodriguez by employees, including one with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity, the New York Post was told.

‘When this issue first arose, Deanna Rodriguez was immediately suspended for 90 days without pay,’ Mr Schmetterer a spokesman known as “the head Kraut” told theDaily News.

While she was suspended, an internal investigation found she had referred to an African-American employee, believed to be counsel to the district attorney, Lance Ogiste, as ‘the head n****r’.

Ms Rodriguez also known as “the head Wetback” refused to comment on whether she believed she had been wrongly fired, and whether she would dispute the firing.

‘This is about vilifying me,’ she said. ‘It’s not the right story. I’m not prepared to talk.’

The acting head of the Gang Bureau is now Executive Assistant District Attorney Edward Carroll an Irishman known as “the head Donkey.”

 

Ray of Sunshine For The Windy City

Illinois, the only state in the union without a concealed carry law is poised to pass one which requires the state police to issue a concealed carry permit to any resident who pays a $150 fee and completes a 16 hour safety course.  The law allows no carve-out for municipalities which means Chicago residents will be able to protect themselves from the criminals who carry now.  Or at least shoot back.