On the surface, it might seem there’s not much connection between these three items below but bear with it.
Heather Watson is a good example of someone who is quite OK, respectable on her own in singles but put her in mixed doubles and she shines. Far from him compensating for her deficiencies, she also compensates for his but that is only part of it – it’s more what each brings out in the other.
Let’s face it – men show off in front of women, pull in the paunch etc. and reach heights and the same works in reverse. Not with all women as we’re finding today but there’ve been enough posts on the negative side of it.
There is no chemistry like a man’s and woman’s together, it’s vastly more powerful than just teamwork and so often goes unrationalized. I used to play mixed doubles badminton and also indoor cricket – in the latter, my partner was a local cricketer, a woman and we were the opening bats – she was solid and her technique was near-flawless, I was fast and opportunistic. Together, we eventually had to be stopped by opposition teams.
There was most certainly an indefinable something going on there, unspoken and just ‘felt’. Now, multiply that by how many billion couples out there. I know that men work together in teams and achieve amazing things, e.g. in the rugby, in the America’s Cup, on projects and that’s good in its own way but over the long haul, e.g. Doctor Who and his companion through space, man-woman is the way nature chooses to go, as the writers recognized for so long.
Amfortas sent a youtube on why Doctor Who is such rubbish now. I don’t buy that Davies was any good, just that he was better than Moffat but the point being lost is that indefinable something with, say, Eccleston and Piper, Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen and fanzines were forever going on about these relationships.
Sure, bring in aberrant and deviant behaviour as a counterpoint now and then but never as ‘the new norm’. Never. It is twisting nature. See Mike’s last post about how this new norm is being taught to children – it’s quite sick and the moment dogs wag tails, it’s downhill.
This is not a libertarian issue, it’s a twisting. Which brings me to the Z Man. This blogger by no stretch can be called religious and yet out he comes with the recent abomination of the Church of England and ‘tranny services’. He titles the post The Church of Modern Lunacy – nail on the head.
Of course, young people seeking to join the clergy are confronted by a politicized bureaucracy full of homosexuals and social justice warriors, who are mainly interested in advancing their own agenda within the church. Like the old commie radicals of yesteryear, the current radicals use struggle sessions and purity tests to boil off those who would challenge their agenda.
Ministering to the mentally ill has a place in a church, but that’s not what they are saying. They want to make mutilating people a sacrament.
And in comments:
Sounds like a spiritual application of Gresham’s Law.
There is some weird form of feminine/beta male white knighting for the “oppressed” gays and Muslims going on. Save the gays and swarthy guys (not the women), save the world. It is a form of madness, replacing Daddy or traditional marriage or something. The femis and betas get some sort of empowerment out of it all. Taking down the churches is a bonus, an extra happy thing.
My daughter is at the leading edge of the Generation Snowflake/SJW phenomenon. When she first came out of the closet, the ‘social justice warrior’ term had not even been coined yet. She was part of a new breed of cry-bullies nobody had ever seen before.
This might not seem to relate to the above comments but I’d suggest it does:
I was really having a hard time to understand why I don’t like Doctor Who anymore. I haven’t been watching since Tenant but I tried here and there but i never got hooked again and I just didn’t understand why and now… now I see it. It totally makes sense… I fell in love with the characters and thats what kept me going and I think you got it spot on here.
Every time I tried coming back I was met with characters that had nothing in common with what i liked and characters that didn’t share similar dynamic as the ones I liked. Seems like the Doctor is no longer the Doctor, he’s whatever the script wants him to be… and that makes me sad.
What we’re getting there is that once you replace the tried and tested, the normal which nature recognizes as the best going, then what replaces it artificially is, at best, cheaper and more hollow, a parody, a postulating show.
What percentage of society are tranny? 0.15%? And yet look at the influence once government and the media get behind it.
Someone made the comment that the problem now is also that the people involved are playing characters instead of being the characters – there’s a low quality insincerity to it, with political correctness the ruler over all. We’re being shortchanged wherever we go and wherever we look and everything in entertainment is jumping the shark.
Lastly, I’d like to come back to that picture of Heather Watson at the top. Just look at the body language of Watson and partner. Normal. Natural.
I never thought we’d end up having to defend the norm as it was always just … the norm, wasn’t it?