Monday, June 8, 2015

Observe the Goats

Sheep and Goats
The Bear offers one weird trick to keep your bearings in these unsettled (and unsettling) times.

People are separating themselves neatly into Sheep and Goats. It is really amazing to behold. If you know what a person thinks about x, odds are you also know what he thinks about y, and z. The point is, people tend to be right-thinkers or wrong-thinkers. (If you're thinking, "that's judgmental," thank you for playing. The Bear already knows all he needs to know about you.) The deficiencies that cause a person to be pro-abortion, for example, will also cause him to be pro-gay marriage and believe in climate change.

There is no reason the Bear can see why this should be, but he has found it to be so.

Before we see how useful this phenomenon really is, a caution. The more of somebody's opinions you know, the more accurately you can predict what she thinks about any controversy. Conversely, if you only know one opinion, you might be misled. Anybody can be wrong once in awhile.

This is how it works on individuals. Bears use this to quickly determine whom to eat. But it gets better when you apply it to populations.

We can't be experts in every crackpot science scam or criminal endeavor. But we don't need to be. Here we can safely rely upon the Goats to show us the way. It will be the opposite direction of whichever way they're pointing. In this way God makes use of even the Goats.

The Bear is not a scientist, but he doesn't need to be one to know that the climate change crisis is made up. Socialism, UN-ism, gun control, pro-abortion, gay marriage, anti-fracking, militant Darwinism, open borders. What do these have to do with climate change? Absolutely nothing. Yet, over a population, there does seem to be a correlation.

 If a group of people are wrong in the same way on several issues, they are likely to be wrong in the same way on other issues. Simple, no?

Some Sheep can behave like Goats once in awhile. Nobody's perfect.

But it still doesn't make them right, does it?


  1. I concur. I also can't explain how or why, but it is true that a person who is pro-abortion is also pro-gay and believes in global warming, etc.

    1. Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened.

      Romans 1:21

      Homosexuality is specifically mentioned here as the sign of their derangement, and not only those who do, but those who approve.

  2. If this were true, it would be devastating to conservatives. Do conservatives agree with the Catholic Church that men have a RIGHT to food and water as taught by Pope Benedict? Do conservatives accept the teaching of all the popes since Leo XIII that wages CAN NOT be set by the "free market" even if employer and employee agree? I could go on but you get the gist.

    Having said all that, I actually agree with your premise. If a man listens to the 4 time divorced drug addict Rush Limbaugh, that's pretty much all I need to know about him.

    1. It works both ways, no doubt, so one's perspective on who is a sheep and who is a goat may differ.

      As for your rhetorical question, I don't know if there is a subset of conservatives who believe people don't have a right to food and water, but that is not the Bear's position. The Bear, being pro-family, would heartily endorse the proposition that men deserve to make a living wage for their families. Our economic situation, like our moral situation, is so far from God's will it would take a miracle to right it.

    2. And the above is why the Bear is my favorite conservative to read. Don't disagree with one word.

    3. Maybe I'm a hybrid. Homosexual sin, abortion, fornication...all grievous sins that the cultures of the West approve of and export to other nations. And I am a member of NRA. But I don't find it so implausible that human exploitation of the environment in the form of excessive pollution and the removal of CO2absorbing plant organisms, toxics and plastics overload of marine /freshwater ecosystems, and other ills might impact global temperatures. What of The Lord has had enough of our moral decay in the West and has chosen to allow us to stew in the mess we have created? It isn't possible to say what may cause increasing temperatures but might it not be a chastisement?


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