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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BEING NON-JUDGMENTAL ENCOURAGES FANTASY, DEVIANCE AND HEDONISM

BEING NON- JUDGMENTAL ENCOURAGES FANTASY, DEVIANCE AND HEDONISM
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

In 1957 Author Norman Mailer wrote, “White Negroes” and essay about encouraging the rebellious youth movement that led to the 1960s Counter Culture Revolution. “The only life giving answer is to divorce oneself from society, to exist without roots, to set on that uncharted journey with the rebellious imperatives of the self…One is a rebel or one conforms, one is a frontiersman in the Wild West of American night life, or else a Square cell, trapped in the totalitarian tissues of American society… Whether the life is criminal or not, the decision is to encourage the psychopath within oneself.”

Along with Mailer, Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin, and Rock and Roll stars young people were encouraged to do anti social acts. Today we see the same influence by primitive, ignorant and insane thinking radicals to turn our moral values upsidedown.  

When everyone is equal regardless of a person’s past deeds, beliefs and anti-social  behavior, virtues will lose their attractiveness and will rarely be practiced. The pathological liar should not suffer any consequences for his actions in a non-judgmental culture. Presently this is what is taking place in our culture. Fantasy, deviance and hedonism are being glorified. The celebration of these behaviors by Hollywood and the media promotes and expands it.

Tolerating immoral behavior leads to more immoral behavior. You can do anything you want without any concern for consequences: anything goes. The dregs of society are given a pass. Overtime it will encourage them to repeat anti-social behavior. Instead of having to fear any stigma they are often considered chic or “cool” by our media. Pimps and drug pushers are venerated today in our popular hip hop culture. These current cultural icons have impacted a large segment of our younger and even some of the older population. Even when these non-judgmental people learn of the horrendous lifestyles and hideous deaths of these low lives, they are being glorified in the media.

Most Americans have been indoctrinated to believe there is not a connection between past behavior and future outcome. Our youth have lived in this non-judgmental culture all their lives. Peoples’past behavior with authority figures has taught them not to make negative comments towards these protected groups.    

On the other side of the equation, those honorable people who worked hard to establish an impeccable, honest and solid reputation are treated in a hostile manner compared to these scoundrels. The decent humans have moral values that teach them to be honest not to pretend to be something they are not. However, they are considered mean spirited, dull Neanderthals for pointing out the natural consequences for living a fantasy- immoral life.

It would be ludicrous to put a known male rapist working with young girls, or a thief in a bank handling money. We should treat people according to what they have accomplished and how they have lived their lives. Character does matter.  A person who always does what he says he should be treated with more respect than a person who is a cheat, drug addict or bum. An individual who avoids any form of work should be treated less positively than a person who is industrious, and always does the best he can.

Criminals have usually committed many more illegal acts than those for which they were convicted. The arrests are only a small tip of the iceberg in their self-centered control of others for their own benefit. Criminals have no empathy for their victims or remorse for their actions. When society does not punish this behavior it puts the innocent in jeopardy of being another innocent victim.

We learn from life when we are accurate observers of what is unfolding in front of our eyes. When we witness a person’s behavior and then see the actual consequences of it we have to reject the incident to remain non-judgmental. Some people even wear shirts that say “only God can judge me.” The reality is people constantly judge each other. It is natural and normal. It is unnatural for a person not to think about and judge the behavior of others.

Reality is impossible to dismiss even when people possess strong fantasy convictions. Only through heavy doses of political correctness and thought control can a person attempt to deny or shut down their memory of events in the first place. Being judgmental is a powerfully normal and self-preservation instinct to survive and avoid suffering.

Our progressive culture attempts to impose being non-judgmental is a counter productive policy that is weakening our moral values, unity and vigor as a nation. Instead we should highlight the impact of negative and positive behaviors to show the difference. Without value judgments we are destined to fail as a nation. Vibrant civilizations are strongly united in purpose. They do not encourage persons to seek deviancy, fantasy and incessant pleasure. This ends in decadency, delusion and chaos.

When a majority of citizens are virtuous, the rest of the people are influenced to move towards a more predictable, decent and productive life. The opposite is true when people are non-judgmental: anything goes.


Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.













Sunday, September 17, 2017

GOVERNMENT MANDATES AND ALERTS ARE CONDITIONING US TO OBEY

GOVERNMENT MANDATES AND ALERTS ARE CONDITIONING US TO OBEY
By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist

As Ben Franklin said about security and liberty, “ Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Local and state governments are mandating evacuations of communities during hurricanes, fires, floods and other pending disasters. Currently they usually do not employ law enforcement to remove people from their homes. However, they are calling evacuations “mandated” but back off when people demand their right remain in their private property.

This is especially insane since the pseudo-scientific hyper-meteorologists changed the predicted path of the hurricane numerous times throughout the day. Irma was originally going to go over the east coast of Florida then up the middle of the state and eventually the west coast where the storm did the most damage. People from the east coast evacuated to the west coast where the storm hit. The mass evacuation of certain areas caused many to go towards danger rather than safety causing panic, unnecessary pain and confusion.

Just like the seatbelt laws that were introduced as a suggestion and quickly turned into a civil offense. This “suggestion” to mandate evacuations will probably follow the same course. Citizens are being coerced by government officials to accept  government mandates over their own decisions. People in the vicinity of the storm have all the information needed to make their own personal choice to remain or leave. Instead government bureaucrats have decided that citizens need to be herded like a bunch of sheep for the greater good.

The great example of Houston’s Hurricane Harvey’s enormous flooding showed self-reliant strangers helping each other with a flotilla of boats from all the surrounding states. Everyone pitched in to save others regardless of who they were. Big government did supply information, first responders, direction and money for aiding the restoration but it was the local government and people helping people that was the backbone of the process.

President Trump had to politically take a second trip to Houston to personally hand out food to victims to show he had empathy for the people. These photo ops won the approval of the media and the public. It put a face on government’s highest official being the inspiration of the recovery effort. Average people helping themselves and others in “the American Way “ had to be downplayed for the reputation of governmental power and its future expansion.

The annoying testing of the Emergency Broadcasting System and  “Amber Alerts” all over the nation that cut off regular programming of radio and television are conditioning us to the right and power of government to control the flow of information in times of so-called “emergencies.” Amber Alerts are sometimes as parochial as a father taking his own child without legal permission in a city over 300 miles away or notification that a senior citizen with dementia has wandered away or drove away and has not come back. Whatever the message, it is far removed from anyone’s ability to help except in very rare cases.

Government intrusion into the lives of the average Americans is becoming more common. Governors are proclaiming a proper diet including the amount of salt, pepper, and size of drinks.  They have passed laws to force adherence in private restaurants. Some businesses are being forced to service people who are contrary to their religions beliefs. The federal government has passed enormous amounts of regulations that are making it more difficult for small businesses to start up and survive. They are picking winners and losers in the big international corporate world.

Dependency on big government is being aggressively and subtly required by government elites and their bureaucrats so we rely on them instead of our own common sense. Once citizens look to government for security and protection they are surrendering their independence and freedom. Americans need to say “no” to government-disguised invasion into our homes through a variety of ways to dictate how we should think and what we do on our own property.

We should not surrender our self-reliant American Spirit for sporadic and temporary assistance. If and when citizens expect government assistance for every difficulty we will have lost our independence and freedom.  We will be transformed without awareness from courageous people to docile sheeple. We will accept meekly a top-down government controlled nation without even as much as a whimper.


Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.
















Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ONLY FOCUSING ON A CHILD'S EMOTIONAL HAPPINESS IS A POISON PILL

ONLY FOCUSING ON A CHILD’S EMOTIONAL HAPPINESS IS A POISON PILL
BY Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

In an affluent society like America it is understandable why many modern parents have selected children’s emotional happiness as the main focus of child rearing. It is a pleasant, simplistic, warm and fuzzy strategy to deal with one’s child. The essence of this childrearing approach is to minimize the conflicts with one’s child through being reasonable by appeasing the child’s feelings often with material objects, gifts, permissive standards, expectations and soothing lectures.

The theory behind this approach sounds great as the parents are supposed to elevate the child to an equal level with them that will eliminate power conflicts. The only problem to this utopian strategy is that it does not work. The child being young and inexperienced will be delighted to be in this catering relationship. The serious problems rarely arise for parents and children until the later years.

Parents’ use of positive rewards will temporarily give power to redirect the child’s behavior with no fuss. As the child’s demands increase in number and frequency the past rewards lose their magic to shift the child’s actions to a more parent-desired pattern. The strength of negotiation switches from parent to their offspring as the child learns the art of negotiation and open defiance.  They become house lawyers with an attitude.

The toddler learns to escalate negative reactions to the parent’s wishes. They have learned there will be no negative consequences. This appeasing style of handling and shaping the child’s development becomes less functional. The child rejects the parent’s beginning bribes that are offered. It learns intuitively that the longer he holds out and the more outrageous his behavior the greater and better will be the parent’s offers to get him to comply.

This process is similar to hostage negotiations. Once the authorities meet the hostage demands the asking price for the next incident becomes more exorbitant and the number increases greatly. The bad guys are emboldened to expand their operation and price for the release. The child’s disobedience to the parents’ wishes reaches the level of obnoxiousness and rewards to bribe them more and more outlandish.

A negotiation from weakness is a losing proposition. No matter how emotionally calm, accepting or empathetic the parents are to the child he will not be reasonable. In fact he will be more emphatic in their right to do whatever he decides.  They have learned the art of tantrums to get their way. They are young children who have not yet entered the age of reason. They fight for what they want until it is given to them.

Even when these children are able to reason, they have learned that firm and unreasonable demands can rule the decision making process. The parents learn that the aggravation, hassle and war will easily and quickly be stopped by just complying with the child’s request.

The problem with parents dealing with their youngsters from weakness is the parents abdicate their power in losing battle after battle until the child is in charge of the relationship.  This means the child has never learned to have boundaries or limits, which increases the potential for problems. When the child confronts higher authority figures that punish their acting out, the parents become embarrassed, unmasked as weak to other adults and especially their child.  

Eventually the child has not a shred of gratefulness for what the parents have provided. They learn to resent their parents for not giving more of everything to them. The affluent lifestyle the parents gave them is never enough since other friends and neighbors have more. The child’s early blissfulness turns to anger towards everyone who does not cater to his or her self-centered view of the world. This is a concrete sign of what today is called “affluenza.”

The selfish entitlement-brats are the product of the “emotionally happy child rearing” practices their parents employed. It is a strategy that is destined to have destructive results. It is a poison pill administered often by well-intentioned people.  It sets up the offspring for anything but a fulfilling and satisfying life. It does disable the youngster from being a caring and productive person. Moreover, the parents will realize the reality that their children will expect more and more from them even after they become adults. These now self-centered adults have little compunction to give love, help or even their time to their now senior parents.

A parent focusing on their child’s happiness is blinded to the child’s need to conquer many difficult levels of frustration on his own. Parents should challenge and encourage their child to struggle through their difficulties until they discover appropriate solutions. This might be a bitter medicine but it is preferable to a deadly one.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.





Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HATE SPEECH IS ERODING AND COULD END FREE SPEECH

HATE SPEECH IS ERODING AND COULD END FREE SPEECH
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

The Charlottesville incident shows that telling the truth is no longer politically correct.  President Trump, after emphatically denouncing the white supremacists by name, said that both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was condemned for saying this. He noted it would be evident on the videos, which showed that the anarchist, Antifa members, many of whom were wearing black masks and carrying bats studded with nails, were chasing down protestors and attacking cars with their bats. This protest was in part a response to out-of-control progressive mobs destroying confederate monuments while the police did nothing to prevent it. The absence of police establishing law and order emboldens lawlessness and further insanity.

Trump was correct there was violence on both sides. White supremacists are despicable but so are adults who “party” by destroying property or are paid professional anarchists. The videos proved the alt-left was swinging clubs as they came “charging as they say, at the alt right.” Police in Charlottesville did not separate groups as they did in Boston. There appeared to be another “stand-down order” from higher officials, which would be another example of politicizing the police making anarchists a protected class. Previously this has happened with Antifa anarchists on college campuses and the Occupy Wall Street movement. Not enforcing laws should be horrifying to all since it leads to further lawlessness.

In the Boston “Free Speech” protest the police were in charge keeping both groups separated. The only arrests were 33 mostly radical leftist protestors since the majority of the “Free Speech” protestors left early. Most importantly the Boston police separated the two sides to prevent violence unlike what was done in Charlottesville where the two groups were allowed to confront each other. These police did the job of setting impartial limits and did not take sides.

President Obama did call for a national dialogue on race when he was in the White House.  He lectured us. There was no debate and probably no intention of one, at the same time progressives introduced a “thought control” element that limited open dialogue. Hate speech was emphasized which smothers any free exchange of ideas. Any citizen who questioned this notion of hate speech was immediately smeared as a racist, homophobe, misogynist, Islamophobe, xenophobe and many other pejoratives. Americans were supposed to accept all “protected classes” with no discussion or questions or face punitive consequences. There was no referendum on these radical changes of dividing America into special untouchable groups that were supposed to correct social injustice.

Many people in protected classes are enraged that US history has been imperfect. They want to eradicate many past events and political figures that offend them even though they lived in a different cultural era.  These groups believe they have a right to dictate to the majority. Discrediting our national heroes and their monuments to expunge their memory and significance thus the important lessons of history is ignorant. This is the same technique used by Isis in obliterating ancient religious monuments in order to eliminate competing beliefs.

As Mark Anthony stated in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, ” The evil that men do lives after them. The good is often interred with their bones.” Robert E. Lee was considered a great man by both the north and the south. Lee was recruited to lead by both armies before the Civil War. After the war he became president of Washington Lee University for six years and earned accolades from almost everyone. Robert E. Lee freed his slaves upon his death.

Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson memorial in Washington, DC in 1943. It is still one of the most venerated sites in the capitol. George Washington was considered a great warrior, thinker and was beyond reproach as the first president. Yet too many radical anarchists are advocating eliminating him from our proud history. Eliminating a nation’s history is an effective way to strengthen one’s power base and destroy opposition. Mao, Stalin, Castro, Chavez and the 1960’s USA counter culture revolution are a few examples of this practice of attempting to alter history and transform society.

This tactic of dividing America into groups has been used throughout history to galvanize power. It is divide and conquer to gain and maintain control over tribes, nations and civilizations. Fomenting hatred among people is destabilizing to society. “Identity politics” has divided, not united our nation. This strategy decreases the power of the people while increasing that of the ruling class.

Free speech has been the hallmark of the US constitution and nation. It is the 1st Amendment of our constitution. Our founders believed that citizens would be able to critically think when they had access to the free market of ideas. They did not limit but protect it. These wise men limited the power of the government to encourage debate and give power to the people’s representatives.

When speech is disallowed through using politically correctness, truth will ultimately be stifled and crushed. Citizens will begin to look over their shoulder or under their chairs for recording devices and will finally stop talking and questioning out of fear of government eavesdropping. This is the path to totalitarian thought control ruled by a small elite political class.

The Rev. Martin Luther King changed our nation through peaceful resistance. He noted that we should judge each other by our character not our skin color. He was not revengeful. He understood violence and hatred would only create more of each. His goal was not the altering of history and truth through identity politics but to bring all Americans together as one. Open discussion and education, not shouting down the other side, leads to greater understanding of the issues.

When government dictates how and what constitutes free speech it censors our speech and it is no longer free. Free speech is the road to liberty and prosperity. “Hate speech,” identity politics and violence by all means necessary will end in a “banana republic” or in a repressive government without any individual freedom or power except for that held by the miniscule elite class. The choice is ours.


Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.





























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