SoBL asked me a while back for a guide for “raising daughter in the modern wastelands”. I don’t know that I have that yet. But this “Belle Knox” story is been quite affecting on me. It makes direct crushing blows at so many joints of what is wrong with modernity. Categories appear to coalesce into what may be thought of as institutions, wherein the actions of many individuals appear to be highly coordinated. The big two here are the Sluttery Industrial Complex (SIC) and Higher Education Industrial Complex (HEIC). I would, had I the power, raze both of them to the ground without a second thought; and afterward maybe say a prayer for the repose of the souls of those stupid enough to have gotten caught in the maelstrom. Since I have no such power, how should we then live? How shall we raise daughter?
Full disclosure, I have a daughter of almost precisely Ms. Knox’s age. (I also have 4 others of lesser ages.) We, my eldest daughter and her parents mutually, have been dragging our feet on the “college” question for over a year now. Lack of funds may well be a blessing. Clearly, I won’t be sending her to Duke University, which seems to punch well above it’s weight class in the cultural wastage department. But if I did, I am yet reasonably confident she wouldn’t waste her most valuable asset (youth, beauty, and intactness) on whoring, whether for money or for attention (…but I repeat myself). I’ll try to address the reasons for my confidence, what risks remain, and what I’ve yet to do about them in another post (I hope).
Via Mangan, who elegantly sums this case up, “The rot goes deep”: The Daily Mail is reporting Ms. Knox’s father, Kevin Weeks of Spokane, WA, is a “devout Catholic” doctor just returning home from a tour of military service in Afghanistan. Here we see the Cathedral®, larger than life, a very real Leviathan, grinding up and spitting out its unwitting victims. Dr. Kevin Weeks works very hard to get ahead in life. He serves his country in a stupid ideological war. He does what everyone thinks he should do: Takes his kid to church, buys a pretty ritzy home in the affordable not-a-hellhole of Spokane WA, sends her to Gonzaga Prep (Jesuit, of course) and then off to Duke University, where she can take up “Women’s Studies”.
Dr. Weeks, I am so sorry. The US Government let you down by fighting a “war” we had no business fighting. Gonzaga Prep let you down—with a little more “prep” than you bargained for (18 year-old girls don’t “start” with the girths of James Deen). Duke University, for the bargain price of $60k/yr let you down. And the Church, purported to be one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, let you down. You are guilty, if anything, of mere credulity. You need The Red Pill. Every man in America needs The Red Pill—not the blue one with red candy painted over it, but the true one with the sodium metal core. Fortunately for Dr. Weeks, it appears his other two (older) kids turned out more or less okay. Two out of three really ain’t bad, considering the circumstances.
According to La Wik, Ms. Knox (Miriam Weeks) is a College Republican, a “sex-positive” feminist and libertarian. If you’ve the stomach for it, you can read her 15,000 hamster-powered post-hoc rationalization for her “career choices” here. All of it is quite grammatical, full of complete sentences and coherent paragraphs, well-punctuated, and not even wrong. If a girl this smart cannot be trusted to make wise “reproductive” decisions, then what chance has an ordinary girl? The “Patriarchy” is not threatened at all by you, dear. “Fear” you? Heavens no. You have only proved our point.
If your irony detector hasn’t shorted out by now, note well that Miriam is “Mary” in Hebrew. Yes, it seems clear, she was named after our Blessed Mother. The “virgin-whore dichotomy is an insidious standard”, eh? Then why, O why, so shamelessly, even articulately, ratify it? Couldn’t you have managed to be just a little bit in-between… ya know… like maybe… to point out the dichotomy is “insidious” (or something)?
If you’re keeping score… ahead in the game: Duke University is getting its $60k per year. (It’s a “bargain” they say.) Its allies, by bonds as strong as the very moralistic verbiage by which Duke University would deny it, the Adult Entertainment (“sex worker”) industry. Miriam gets $1200, apparently, to fuck on camera. How much do her handlers get? Also ahead in the game, various and sundry grievance enterprises: The Sex Workers are Peepul Too Industry, The Girlz Kin Do Whatever The Hell They Wanna & Face No Consequences Industry and the College is So Damn Expensive Gubbmint Gots to Do Sumfinn Industry (which happens to be a small, obscure subsidiary of Duke U. op. cit.). In short, the winners (like almost always in this age) are the very institutions that exist principally either to cause or benefit from (or both) the complete collapse of civilized culture—viz., the very institutions which need not and ought not exist.
Behind in the game? Just about everybody else. There’s the Hypothetical Young Man of roughly equal marriage market status who will never live a long, productive, and happy life together with Miriam. Nor will he even be allowed to fuck her. That privilege is reserved exclusively (for now) for men well above his own status. He will be invisible to her for the next ten years, after which Miss Weeks may suddenly and mysteriously have a change of heart, and condescend to bestow on him sloppy (one-thousand and) seconds. Really though… After James Deen’s been rawdoggin’ in there, don’t ya think you’re going to come up just a teeny weeny bit short?
Society loses a smart(er than average) woman who might otherwise a) inspire a man to produce excess wealth for 20 or so years of his life, and b) raise an above average size litter of smart(er than average) children.
Society loses one more thing to care about. Exit signs look more and more attractive with each passing day. One more in a vast sea of sluts hardly makes much of a difference, but a few people care (or at least did care) very deeply for one of them…
The Weeks family is devastated, Belle’s Jesuitical protestations notwithstanding. I don’t need a news report to tell me that. The somewhat flexible and fluid boundaries of normal human psychology do not stretch that far. Any father who would not fly into a murderous rage at the pimping of his daughter is profoundly defective. I would. I’d kill the bastard(s) if given the glimmer of a chance and leave not a few permanent stripes on the daughter in question to boot… and I wouldn’t even say I was sorry (‘cept maybe to God). And a sane society would moreover look the other way when these, necessarily rare, acts of vengeance occurred.
Of course we do not live in a sane society— where mere symptoms are treated as pathologies, and genuine pathologies no longer even have names that can be spoken.
What of Miriam Weeks, who claims to “know exactly what” she’s doing? She’s ruined. Oh she’ll enjoy the rush of brain chemicals for a few years more no doubt. Money, attention, big dicks. But she’s no idea of the barren, lonely hell she’s cultivated for herself. It is unclear any woman under 30 can truly contemplate it. Certainly not an 18-year old Duke freshman. Biology is the biggest bitch of all, and you think you can just flip her off? Good luck with that.