Institutionalized cross-Strait ties deepening: spokesperson

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/27/c_134275030.htm

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) — A meeting between cross-Strait affairs chiefs over the weekend demonstrated the sound contact mechanism between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

“[The meeting] showed that institutionalized cross-Strait ties are deepening,” Fan Liqing, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a press conference.

During the meeting with Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Chief Andrew Hsia in Kinmen County, Taiwan, on Saturday, the mainland’s Taiwan Affairs Chief Zhang Zhijun said they should avoid relations across the Taiwan Strait regressing to its previous state.

“Both sides should be determined to protect cross-Strait relations from U-turns and setbacks. These are also the shared aspirations of compatriots across the Strait,” Zhang said.

The two sides agreed to facilitate a water supply contract between Fujian Province and Kinmen in order to start construction as early as possible.

They also agreed to push forward consultations, reach a consensus on the agreement of commodity trade, and hold the 11th talk between heads of the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) and Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) soon.

They said they would conclude consultations on allowing the ARATS and SEF to set up offices on each other’s side “as early as possible”.

In addition, the two sides agreed to promote negotiations on allowing mainland air travelers to transfer in Taiwan and strive to reach an agreement by midyear.

Relations between the two sides were deadlocked after 1949, when the Kuomintang (KMT) party was defeated by the Communist Party of China and fled to Taiwan in 1949. Cross-Strait ties improved after the KMT won an election in 2008.

Cross-Strait affairs chiefs were involved in mutual visits last year and set up a regular communication mechanism amid warming ties.

In a major breakthrough, Zhang made his long-awaited trip to Taiwan in June last year as the first Taiwan affairs chief from the mainland to do so in 65 years.

Fan Liqing, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, answers questions during a press conference in Beijing, capital of China, May 27, 2015. A meeting between cross-Strait affairs chiefs over the weekend demonstrated the sound contact mechanism between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Fan said on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)

The Dictatorship of Godless Perverts

http://theothermccain.com/2015/05/28/the-dictatorship-of-godless-perverts/

@GretaChristina is a middle-aged bisexual feminist cat lady atheist blogger. Wait — no, I have not verified that she and her wife Ingrid Nelson actually own cats, but what are the odds, right? However, there is no need to speculate about Greta Christina’s feminism, her atheism or her role as “co-founder and co-organizer of Godless Perverts.”

You are almost certainly wondering, what the heck is that?

 

Godless Perverts presents and promotes a positive view of sexuality without religion, by and for sex-positive atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other non-believers, through performance events, panel discussions, social gatherings, media productions, and other appropriate outlets. . . .
Godless Perverts is committed to feminism, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice.

 

So they like diversity in their perversity, you see. These advocates of “diversity” and “inclusivity” cannot tolerate dissent, however, as events at a November 2014 meeting of Godless Perverts proved:

 

Our topic for the night was the question of when it was appropriate to talk or behave sexually in public places. The discussion was inspired by the controversy over #Shirtstorm and we used it as a launching pad, but the evening wasn’t meant solely as a debate over the issue of Matt Taylor’s shirt.
Unfortunately, we had one attendee who wanted to make it exactly about that. He not only tried to make the case that the shirt was appropriate, but attributed the whole controversy to oversensitive “radical feminists.”
It’s one thing to have differences on the specific issues around #Shirtstorm, but in most contexts, “radical feminism” is one of those red flags that indicates that someone’s less interested in a critique than a dismissal of mainstream feminism. . . .
It became increasingly clear that this individual was not supportive of our mission, and was in fact actively hostile to it. . . . We therefore decided to tell him he was no longer welcome at our meetings.

So much for “inclusivity.” He was both Godless and a Pervert, but some ungodly perversions are more “diverse” than others. This is because, despite her protests that the phrase “radical feminism” signifies only the purpose of “a dismissal of mainstream feminism,” Greta Christina actually is a radical feminist who is engaged in a War Against Human Nature, as her 2007 argument for same-sex marriage made clear:

 

In order for our society to accept or even tolerate same-sex marriage, a lot of fairly basic, deep-rooted ideas have to change. The way we define family. The way we think of what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a woman. The importance of sex and sexual fulfillment. What we consider natural and normal. Etc., etc., etc.
All of these things shape our practice of marriage, our understanding of what it is and what it’s for. And in order for us to accept or even tolerate same-sex marriage, all of them will need to change.

 

This means that your “basic, deep-rooted ideas” are wrong, comrade, and your ideas “need to change.” Under the radical feminist regime, everyone must be forced to think exactly what the Godless Perverts tell us to think. No one may be permitted to speak of “what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a woman” except to confirm the radical feminist regime’s Official Truth, namely that “what it means to be a man” is that you are wrong about everything. Perhaps you have forgotten that The First Rule for Men in Feminist Movements is SHUT UP!

Feminists who say their movement is about “equality” are lying. Feminism is a movement about power — absolute and unlimited power . . .

The Dictatorship of Godless Perverts cannot permit anyone to question the regime’s absolute authority. The commissars of the regime will tell you “what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a woman,” and you are not permitted to talk back to them. There can be no discussion or debate. If you do not endorse the Official Truth, you must be silenced. You must be punished if you refuse to repudiate your opposition, because everything you “consider natural and normal” — your “basic, deep-rooted ideas” — “will need to change.”

In the post-Windsor era, Godless Perverts view “the lack of affirmation of [their] beliefs . . . as an act of aggression,” Kirsten Power observes. This is what I’ve called the Compulsory Approval Doctrine, in which the only moral truth is a fanatical certainty in the wrongness of “hate,” so mere disapproval is “hate,” and thus subject to legal sanction.

If you are a normal (feminine) woman who feels normal (heterosexual) attraction to normal (masculine) men, and if you think that being normal is also natural — that’s HATE! You’re obviously some kind of sexist homophobic right-wing religious bigot.

“Feminism teaches young women that men are their enemies and that heterosexuality is a weapon of male supremacy. . . .
“Male erotic interest in women is, according to feminist ideology, the basic cause of women’s ‘humiliation’ as inferiors.”
Robert Stacy McCain, Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature, p. 35

Feminists believe marriage between men and women is a “relationship of slavery,” and call for a “revolutionary struggle” to end women’s “oppression” within “the institutions of male supremacy.” Feminist theory teaches that heterosexuality is not natural, that there is no biological basis for normal sexual traits and behaviors, and that there are no real meaningful differences between males and females. Instead, according to feminist theory, these differences are artificial, an illusion manufactured by the ideology of male supremacy, a “social construction” of the gender binary within the heterosexual matrix.

If you call radical feminism what it is, the Godless Perverts will decide you are “no longer welcome at our meetings.” Their response to criticism is invariably to call critics “misogynists” and “rape denialists” and to accuse opponents of “harassment.”

 

Feminism is a philosophy that is hostile to religion, hostile to freedom and ultimately, hostile to life itself. According to the bisexual atheist Greta Christina, life and death are meaningless:

In the most straightforward literal sense, when you don’t believe in God or an afterlife, there is no meaning of death. Not in any external, objective sense. In the godless universe, death just happens. It doesn’t serve a purpose — there is no purpose.

This is what feminists believe, because feminists are Godless Perverts.

 

Avoid conversations with Godless Perverts. Do not listen to them.