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Breaking Up

Breaking up, a few points worth noting

Breaking up in a romantic or marital relationship is often painful for one or both partners. The other partner usually sees himself or herself as suffering wrongdoing by the partner who ended the relationship. Is this, however, really the case?

Does someone deny you a right when they refuse to continue in a personal relationship with you? We commit wrongdoing when we deny someone the exercise of a right in a given situation. Do we deny someone a right when we refuse their offer to start a relationship? No we do not, because such a right does not exist.

We therefore do not grant them a right when we accept their offer to start such a relationship. Then, we also do not grant them a right to continue in such a relationship if started. We thus do not deny them a right when we terminate such a relationship if started.

We have the same moral rights within relationships as we have outside of them. In relationships, however, we grant each other privileges that we do not offer to others. These privileges are ours to give and deny as we choose to do.

When we terminate a relationship we are exercising our right to deny a privilege we granted previously. Our partner might feel bad but we are not denying them the exercise of a right. We thus are not guilty of any wrongdoing toward them.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 27, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

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Policing

Policing, a vital service

Policing is an important field. Every society requiring people to act within its laws must have a police force to ensure this happens. Society thus must highly train and properly equip its police force. This police force can then perform its duty efficiently and effectively within the law..

This police force must also employ qualified and impartial selectors. It must, additionally, use an effective selection process for screening applicants.

The police force should also select only the most suitable applicants available. They should recruit only applicants with the best possible character. Such applicants, trained by the ideal basic and continuing training programmes, will become good policemen.

Where the force practises illegal and habitual physical violence against citizens, authorities should launch an independent and impartial enquiry. Such an enquiry should also exist where the force shows signs of corruption.

The law courts should prosecute members of the force who are guilty of illegal physical acts against citizens. The courts should also prosecute those members who perform acts of corruption.

Evidence of habitual physical abuse, or habitual corruption should also prompt a review of several areas of the force. This review should look at, among other areas and people, selection and recruitment processes, and recruiters. It should also look at training and appraisal, and their methods and content.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 26, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Policing

Altered reality, a little about it

Altered Reality is a term that seems to accurately describe a certain prevailing practice. This practice, incidentally, is drawing an increasing number of followers. It also attracts a growing number of people who are always ready to spring to its defense, despite its absurdity.

In this practice, one instantly becomes the gender of one’s choice. One becomes that gender simply by declaring publicly that one is that gender. The declaration does it all. There’s no verification process, independent or otherwise, to support one’s new gender status.


Is the new gender status reversible? Yes, one can reverse it at anytime. Can one reciprocate between both genders? Yes, one may do so whenever one chooses.

Are there any plans to create a third gender in this world of altered reality? Yes, there are plans to create a few more genders. Anything is possible here. We are, however, not sure what form these will take. This is an unpredictable world so one can expect some surprises.

Altered reality, ignoring it can be costly

Just in case anyone thinks this is mere role-playing, they need to look again.
The law courts impose fines on persons who refuse to recognize altered gender reality. The courts have been doing this since 2013. Some states even offer special protection to persons of altered gender status.
Outside of the law courts, the media, other organizations and individuals castigate those who do not recognize this new reality. No wonder that comedians shun this topic in silence.

Some say altered gender persons are just playing a role or acting out a part. Others say all of the world is a stage, and everyone is a player in it. Altered gender persons, if the first statement is true, are also fulfilling the second statement. They are acting out their role on the world’s stage.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 25, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Anti-science

Anti-science campaign

Anti-science congressmen and senators in the U.S. are increasing their campaign against climate science. They are also campaigning against government policy that aims to halt global warming. This anti-science movement, however, is not new and is traceable back to the early modern era.

Shortly after 1514 the Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus published a book about the workings of our solar system. The Roman Catholic Church banned this book because it contradicted their teaching on the subject. They continued to ban it for decades after his death in 1543.

The Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer Galileo Galilei confirmed and advocated the research findings of Copernicus. In 1633, at the end of inquisition proceedings, the Roman Catholic Church convicted him of heresy. The church placed him under house arrest until his death in 1642.

This current movement against climate science in the U.S. congress and senate is holding its inquisition against the scientists first. Hopefully, after they silence the scientists then they will destroy the regulators. Finally, they will end all regulation of the large corporations whose interests they are so fond of defending.

At the end of the day, large corporations would have destroyed our planet, our race, and they themselves. They would have carried out the perfect suicide mission, the perfect terrorist plot!

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 24, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Marriage

Marriage, what an institution

Marriage is a wonderful and very old institution. It is so old that some people have forgotten its origin. Some of us also never even defined it because we always knew what it was. Now, however, a movement is attempting to challenge it and the family.

During the 1980’s a movement started to demand a change to this institution that could have threatened it over time. That movement gained momentum and was about to succeed in its aim by the mid 1990’s. Then, in September of 1996 President Bill Clinton signed the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law. This bill staved off the attack until 2013 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that section 3 of the act was unconstitutional.

Section 3 of the DOMA defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. It defines “spouse” as a partner in a legally recognized heterosexual marriage.

By ruling this section of the DOMA unconstitutional, the Supreme Court made same sex marital unions legal in the U.S. This ruling set a questionable precedent for marriage elsewhere.

The marital union, by its nature and functioning, is and always will be a heterosexual relationship. It is for heterosexuals only. The family also is a heterosexual only institution. It involves biological reproduction, genetics and blood connections. Its members reproduce themselves perpetually through passing on their genes.

Homosexual and lesbian relationships therefore fail to replicate the family. There is thus no such thing as a homosexual or lesbian marital relationship or family.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 23, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Education

Education, and training the mind

Education in the specific sense is “Cultivation or training of the mind. Such cultivation or training which creates a certain mental set or posture from which will flow values and assumptions.”. This training, therefore, develops in us ability to reason, to be objective, and to have a sense of values. It prepares us for life. It can also help tame the beast in us, and can help reduce crime and lawlessness.

These ideal qualities are vitally important everywhere and for all time. The formal academic curriculum is the lifeblood of education. We, thus, should never reduce it to one that merely prepares people for work. Toward this end, formal education reformers and fiscal crusaders, therefore, should look to reform vocational learning and training.

Vocational training, preparing people for work

In this regard, vocational instruction and training provide fertile ground for constant improvement and expansion. These prepare us for the world of work, which is forever growing, changing and adapting.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 22, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Home / Children's

Children’s rights, the basics

Children’s rights we often overlook and when this happens, our children suffer. Sometimes we as parents or guardians place too much emphasis on certain practices toward our children. In so doing, we often ignore their rights in some areas.

There are several areas of rights of children including those dealing with their physical and circumstantial needs. Here, we are looking at two of the less obvious rights. These, expectedly, are among those that we neglect the most.

One such right demands that we protect children from dangerous people. We thus must stop exposing children to dangerous people, even when we are naive about their dangerousness. Another such right is that we stop using children in our demonstrations of political correctness.

Children’s rights, consequences of denial

The following incident took place in Wyoming, United States, around October 18 this year. Miguel Martinez, a man claiming transgender womanhood invited a ten year old girl to accompany him in a bathroom. He allegedly fondled her breasts and genitalia and then penetrated her. He was a family friend.

During a medical examination of the girl’s genitalia, nurses found evidence of sexual assault. Martinez was on trial October 19, in a case due to last four days.

The above incident shows how we disregard the two children’s rights mentioned above. The girl’s family denied her the right of protection against a dangerous man. They seem naive about his dangerousness. They allowed him in the house around her, and she trusted him because of that.

Her family might have been trying to be politically correct if they allowed her to accompany him in the bathroom. Are they guilty of denying her the second of two rights mentioned above? Yes, if they allowed her to go with him to the bathroom out of political correctness.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 21, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Progress

Progress, is it inevitable?

Progress is inevitable in all important areas of life, history shows. Every man should have the right of access to such improvement as it comes. Some leaders, however, are against allowing such universal access to improvement.

Such leaders also see access to progress as a special right reserved for a privileged few. These leaders think and act like this where ever they are. They often live a life of decadence, corruption and immorality, and blatantly disregard the rights of women and certain groups.

The policies they implement often serve the personal and other interests of their small circle of friends and associates. Their policies serve their interests while quietly suppressing the majority and depriving them of opportunities for improvement.

These leaders do not learn from the lessons of history. King Louis XV1 is a good example of how such leaders will rule when given a free hand. His and his monarchy’s fate, consequently, show the likely outcome of such rulership.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 20, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Take

Take heed, and our actions

“Take heed”, is this plea still relevant? It seems some people do not think so anymore. It wasn’t always like this. There was a time, not long ago, when people took warning. They understood actions always had consequences. Many also knew some consequences would be harmful.

They knew what was right and what was wrong, generally, and what was good and what was bad. When they could not decide for themselves, they trusted someone else’s better judgement instead.

Almost everyone talked about manners and good behaviour. Many tried, and succeeded, at practising both. People understood commonly shared needs, and generally showed due respect toward each other.

Now, the prevailing way seems to be that everyone should see a situation how he feels inclined to see it. He is also expected to act according to his inclination, sometimes even if it is a bad or wrong one. What about if it hurts the next person? Oh, that is his problem. He will find a way to deal with it. We are at a strange point in our history.

People do not seem to care about getting along well together anymore. They seem to expect, and even welcome, interpersonal conflict. Many people now seem so angry and impulsive, so hasty and ready to ignite. They behave like an explosive attached to a short fuse near an open flame.

These people often explode at very short notice. They are also not ashamed of this kind of behaviour. They will display it whenever and wherever they can.

Firstly, they practise it at home in the presence of the little ones, and perfect it over time. The little ones are learning it all along and will grow up behaving the same way.

Take heed, what about consequences?

During this time, they are testing it on the road in traffic jams, and at small retail outlets. When they try it on the road they call it road rage. When they try it at one of my ice cream retail outlets, they say they are “telling him off”.

They are my customers and I love them all, apart from our business connection. When one of them fails to come around for a while, I am concerned about their welfare. I often enquire about them.

One such lady I nick named “Fire Lady”. She hotly told me off on a few occasions in the presence of her children and several customers. Customers tell me she also behaves that way at home in the presence of the children.

Recently, I missed her for a few weeks and asked a neighbour if she was alright. The neighbour replied no and said she suffered a heart attack two weeks earlier. Doctors told her that her son’s murder might have triggered the reaction which lead to the heart attack, she continued.

A week before the heart attack, students at her son’s school had badly beaten him up. They then brutally stabbed him to death. School authorities and students say he was a notorious bully at the school.

Students are refusing to come forward and give an account of what happened, to both the school authorities and police. So far, the police have not brought charges against anyone.

At that school somebody needed to take heed before it was to late. That person, sadly, did not take heed.

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 19, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)

Evolution

Evolution, is it only physical?

Evolution theorists tell us about human physical evolution. They are yet to tell us if there ever was human mental and intellectual development in this regard. They need to explain this aspect of our development to us, if it did occur.

According to these theorists, man and the primates have a common ancestor. We and they thus share a gene and blood connection. We have these wonderful mental and intellectual faculties but they do not. They are thus equal to the other animals.

Our mental and intellectual faculties give us awesome power of thought, and unique ability to invent and innovate. When did these mental and intellectual faculties appear, and why? Did they develop over time as our bodies did?

We are the only living physical entities who have hands? Is there a connection between our having these mental and intellectual faculties and our having hands?

By Edward Fagan

Edward Fagan Blog

November 14, 2017

(This is a previously published original post that I accidentally deleted from the blog. I thought it necessary that I republished it into the blog.)