Archive for the ‘pilots’ Category

How dare men hang out with other men!

November 28, 2009

Sissyfuss in Vain

Apparently there has been much screeching by feminists in opposition to the establishment of so-called men’s societies at English universities. The founder of one of these societies pleads for acceptance:

Raping the Military

That relentlessly liberal magazine, In These Times, has just published a long article on rape in the military [Why Soldiers Rape, by Helen Benedict, August 13, 2008]. Echoing the now-fashionable view, it explains that a rapist is “a torturer who uses sex as a weapon to degrade and destroy his victims”. It blames rape on a military “culture of misogyny.” It reports that the 14 percent of the armed forces who are now women must submit to “military language” that reveals “unabashed hatred of women,” and that rape and sexual assault have been a problem for decades.

The proposed solution: A radical revamping of military “culture” to make soldiering safe for women.

Let us stop for a moment and remind ourselves what soldiers are for. Their job is to find and kill the enemy. Ever since the Stone Age, it has been clear that the best people for that job are tough, aggressive young men. Soldiers have to kick down doors, stay cool under fire, and if need be, kill people with their bare hands. They may have to spend hours humping artillery shells, marching in the heat in combat gear, or live for days in the same clothes. What’s more, in today’s all-volunteer army, they have to want to do these things.

The Feminist Road to Abu Ghraib by Angela Fiori

The Abu Ghraib scandal, more than any U.S. military scandal in recent memory, has exposed the utter depravity of allowing women to enter the armed services. As pictures of the tomboyish U.S. Pfc. Lynndie England made their way around the world last week, it turns out contrary to some reports that labeled her a guard at the prison, England was actually an inmate-processing clerk. In other words, the multiple photos of her dragging a man across the floor on a leash, giving the thumbs up over a pile of nude Iraqi men, and standing in front of hooded men pretending to fire rifle shots at their penises, these photos were all taken while she was visiting her boyfriend, Cpl. Charles Graner, while he was in charge of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

England is now detained at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, four months pregnant with Graner’s child. Hence even if she hadn’t participated in the Abu Ghraib S&M Show, she wouldn’t have remained in service and been much use to the military. Playing probably an ever bigger role in the scandal than England was another woman, Sabrina Harman. Harman took the photos (note feminist Laura Berman’s attempt to blame the male Graner for this), participated in torturing the hooded Iraqi seen in one photo standing on a box with wires coming from his hands, wrote “rapeist” on another prisoner’s leg, and best yet, posed for a photo with a corpse, a man who had been beaten to death at the prison. While Harman’s parents are claiming she took the photos to document the abuse, other evidence indicates she was an enthusiastic participant, often running and jumping on piles of stacked, nude Iraqi men to crush and hurt them.

Kara Hultgren was never an ace pilot, but died in 1994 trying to land an F-14 on a Navy carrier. The Navy tried to cover up her incompetence by first blaming the crash on a mechanical failure. The real investigation found that she’d been cleared to fly despite twice committing the same landing error that eventually killed her.

Karpinski: Blame It on the Jews

Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, suspended over allegations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, has apparently decided on a tactic to deflect attention away from herself—blame it on the Jews. (Hat tip: AG in Houston.)

The Nerd Sex Why beta males are homophiles

My theory is that beta males are generally more receptive to homosexual thoughts and “gender theory” bullshit because betas, being passive followers, are more likely to see themselves as the woman in any relationship–even if they are not attracted to men they see themselves as the subordinate partner.

This explains many nerd fetishes and preferences, for example the way nerd fiction idolizes powerful women (i.e. men with breasts) even though reality gives very few examples of powerful women, and certainly not physically powerful. (Women themselves do not fantasize about having physical power.)

Maybe straight women don’t. I do. It’s funny, actually: two weeks ago I was bitching to my friends that I wished I were Superman. (At that moment I could have really used superstrength.) But I know that there are more women who don’t have Superman type fantasies than men who don’t. I once read a stupid article by a feminist using her anecdotal experience of this to prove something or other about women being more mature or some such crap. It was pre-internet, so I don’t think I can find it to link to.

Look at their hero, Barry Obama, a classic conciliator whose base is single women and nignogs (children) and whose promise is to never assert himself as a real male authority figure but rather to dismantle (white) male authority and replace it with female protection and empathy. Hence his political maneuvers, such as complaining about the unfairness of Fox News and accusing Republicans of saying “no” to him all the time, are the strategies of weaklings who seek to constrain through manipulation those who are naturally more aggressive. (The traditional newsroom bias was always an oblique form of this, as compared to overt political opposition which exposes one to attack–always a fear of the beta male.)

This guy is using the term “beta” the way we MRAs use “mangina”. Beta males are actually often quite useful human beings and are not automatically doormats.

Women pilots

July 28, 2009

Actually, it isn’t cute.

Two Women, Not Feeling Well, Manage to Kill 58 People. Talk About Sick.

Today’s newspapers, where I live near New York City, carry two awful stories echoing an ugly avoidable theme — a local woman driving a vehicle full of small children and a professional flying a commercial aircraft filled with 50 paying passengers, both doing so after telling others they were feeling ill but handling the job anyway. In both instances, those inside the vehicle and those aboard the plane were killed; only one five-year-old boy, the driver’s son, survived. In both instances, the passengers, naturally, assumed complete trust in the prudence, competence and sense of responsibility of the two in charge of transporting them — both women. The car’s driver was 36, the co-pilot 24.

Their passengers were wrong and they died for it.

I couldn’t make this shit up. Reality gives us satires of feminism that even a rabid woman-hater like me couldn’t dream up.

Both women knew they were too sick to get out of bed, but, brainwashed by feminists to believe they should strive to be as tough as men, they did anyway. A sane society does not shrink from the fact that women are more delicate than men. One thing that shows up in statistics over and over is, women get sick more, while men have a higher mortality rate. Our physiology makes us more susceptible to various bugs and germs and indispositions. Women mostly don’t belong in the workplace partly because they are going to spend more time tired and sick and unable to work, so you can’t rely on them. The people who relied on the women in the articles above paid with their lives for relying on women.

As Dr. House put it, “Sorry if that sounds sexist, but science says you’re soft and weak.”

The article finishes, “Other than better judgment, could anything have prevented this?”

Yes. Not allowing women to be pilots, an endeavour which is clearly beyond their capabilities. And not telling mothers that they should strive to be “tough” like men by driving three hours when they should be lying in bed. Her brother offered to pick her and the children up. In a society which had not undermined proper masculine authority, she probably would have yielded to her brother’s better judgment and she and the seven people she killed would still be alive.

Opposing feminism is not a matter of mean-spirited wanting to keep women down. It is a matter of preserving the lives which it tragically cuts short.

July 25, 2009

BLABBING THEIR WAY TO ICY DOOM
CREW KEPT UP CHAT AMID WING FREEZE
BLUNDERS AND PANIC OVER BUFFALO

The two pilots flying a doomed Buffalo-bound commuter plane were so busy flirting and chatting about their lives, relationships and career goals that when ice built up on their wings and windshield, it became just another topic of conversation.

“I’ve never seen icing conditions. I’ve never de-iced,” said First Officer Rebecca Shaw, 24, according to a transcript released yesterday at a hearing by the National Transportation Safety Board.

She said she was happy to be second in command on the Dash 8 turboprop because she was glad “I don’t have to . . . make those kind of calls. You know, I’d have freaked out. I’d have, like, seen this much ice and thought, ‘Oh, my gosh. We’re going to crash.’ “

At that point, the plane was at 2,300 feet and only minutes from disaster.

The pilot, Capt. Marvin Renslow, 47, said, “That’s the most [ice] I’ve seen on the leading edges [of the wings] in a long time. In a while, anyway, I should say.”

Then, he continued to regale her with tales from his short, undistinguished, career during the Newark-to-Buffalo Continental Connection Flight 3407 on Feb. 12.

GLARING SIGNS SMALL TALK BECAME BIG PROBLEM

Renslow and First Officer Rebecca Shaw did not give me the impression that they followed what we consider acceptable sterile cockpit guidelines below 10,000 feet.

We have that rule so that pilots stay focused and pay attention to the aircraft. The only things the crew should discuss are the tasks at hand, radio calls and checklist items. Nothing extraneous.

So when Renslow and Shaw both remark on the amount of ice buildup at 4,000 feet, they should have piped down with the small talk.

Renslow said that it was the most ice he had seen in a long time. Instead of letting that fact jerk him to attention, he kept up the banter with Shaw.

During the final approach, with the flaps up and landing checklist complete, Renslow is still talking about past flights. He should have been 100 percent focused on the present.

Because it’s hypothetically possible for a man and a woman to work together without distracting each other, or for a woman to be competent despite the special privilege of being allowed to sue her way into places where she doesn’t belong, we’re supposed to risk our lives on the unlikely possibility that all of them will actually do so in all cases.