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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Why we do what we do

A supporter of the Junior Classics 2020 edition observes 60's-era convergence:
My father in law recently gave us a 1962 edition of the Junior Classics that was sitting around his house. All female editors with a corresponding convergence in the stories included therein. Still some good stuff by today's standards, but the rot was well established by then.
I've never seen that edition, having grown up on the 1958 edition, but I'm not even remotely surprised. Preserving knowledge, teaching children, and taking back cultural ground. The objective is right there in the name.

Speaking of the intellectual offensive, if you emailed about your interest in the Castalia Deluxe subscription but haven't signed up yet, this is the time to do so. I don't know if we're going to close subscription sign-ups for the even months or add a sign-up fee during those months, but regardless, we want to pass 50 percent before we place the initial order with the bindery. Right now, we're at 32 percent, which isn't at all bad for the first 18 hours, but we can certainly do better.

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27 Comments:

Blogger Karen took the Kids November 21, 2019 11:09 AM  

Interesting that the slippery slope had started that long ago.

The 2020 edition may be one of the most important contributions I've made to my bloodline, God willing.

Thanks again for this project Vox and all others who made this happen.

Blogger Dan in Georgia November 21, 2019 11:12 AM  

In my kindergarten class in 1970s New Jersey, the NEA union teaches were teaching a classfull of Irish and Italian descended kids to feel guilty about slavery by having us sing slavery era cotton picking songs. Everyone in the class had moved there from Brooklyn and Queens to get away from the black violence in the city. They started on us early.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( according to the 13th Amendment, Slavery is neither Cruel nor Unusual: MSAGA ) November 21, 2019 11:58 AM  

"1962 edition ... All female editors"

well good gosh a'mighty! look at all that Diversity. in 1960, no less.

how did that happen when women weren't even "permitted" to work in executive positions before the advent of the middle 60s Cultural Revolution and the Hippies?

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 21, 2019 12:05 PM  

A lot of bad stuff happened very quickly right around 1960, while everyone was still in an optimistic, high-trust mode from the 1950s.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 21, 2019 12:12 PM  

We didn't get that much of it in the South during my time in school, early 70s-mid 80s.
It didn't start getting full on guilt tripping until the 90s and has only ramped up since then.
We barely covered the Holocaust in high school and nothing before.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 21, 2019 12:18 PM  

We did have a lot of weird lefty ideas of how to teach kids snuck into our all white mostly rural elementary school- removing interior walls and having a huge open classroom where all the teachers taught in one section of the room, (a disaster),as well as the doing away with what year you were in,and just placing kids in 'units.'
The goal made sense. For example, put the smart 4th graders with the 5th graders and the less smart ones with the 3rd graders and so on.
It was just too confusing and thankfully, done away with. This was still the time when you could divide up a class itself into different levels of intelligence and no one complained. ..

Blogger VD November 21, 2019 12:24 PM  

Warning: if you are going to complain about the same thing, or the same group of people, EVERY SINGLE FUCKING TIME YOU COMMENT you will be banned.

Monomanias have never been permitted here.

Most of the people here are smarter than you are. And there are only so many times we need to be "reminded" that water is still wet.

Blogger Slagenthor November 21, 2019 12:37 PM  

Still kicking myself for missing the boat on the Junior Classics: "oh, I'll just jump on before the deadline."

I will be getting on the subscription band wagon.

Blogger RC November 21, 2019 12:43 PM  

The convergence in this series is very illustrative, and makes for an excellent proof. I have the '38 and the '49 versions and I've started looking for the other years as well so I can document the poz.

My '49 version is of much higher quality than the '38 from a binding and quality standpoint, much heavier too.

My thanks to Donnie Barret, who put his name in each volume of the '49 set, poorly printed in all caps, so he was probably in 1st or 2nd grade at the time. He took very good care of his set. Hopefully he enjoyed them.

Blogger Hylean November 21, 2019 12:57 PM  

I'll be signing up tonight!

Blogger Glen Sprigg November 21, 2019 1:13 PM  

As a newcomer to the blog, can someone define 'poz' for me? I did a search on it and ended up with a bunch of links to an AIDS magazine.

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 21, 2019 1:30 PM  

We're at that point where we have to look at who did what to predict what was done.
Or perhaps, back to that point.
Come to think of it, how many movie an TV tropes have we seen where the antagonist says something like "I won't let a woman/black/Jew on that project". The premise being that big bad bigots don't trust these people. But now look what happened as they take over. Those "bigots" and "chauvinists" were right all along.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 21, 2019 1:39 PM  

Glen Sprigg wrote:As a newcomer to the blog, can someone define 'poz' for me? I did a search on it and ended up with a bunch of links to an AIDS magazine.

You understand the term, then.

Poz is slang for ``tests positive for HIV.'' Since HIV is usually spread by degenerate behavior, it has expanded to mean any kind of degeneracy.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( according to the 13th Amendment, Slavery is neither Cruel nor Unusual: MSAGA ) November 21, 2019 1:40 PM  

11. Glen Sprigg November 21, 2019 1:13 PM
As a newcomer to the blog, can someone define 'poz' for me? I did a search on it and ended up with a bunch of links to an AIDS magazine.



pretty much correct, poz is slang for 'positive' as in a doctor testing you for a disease and the result came back indicating you not right.

so when someone says you're pozzed, they're calling you gay and filthy and sick.

Blogger Crew November 21, 2019 2:00 PM  

I am finding the convergence in Science Fiction to be pretty bad as well.

Pretty much all male authors now have women doing things women just can't do, including small women taking on multiple men and beating them.

Blogger Johnny November 21, 2019 2:20 PM  

>>But now look what happened as they take over. Those "bigots" and "chauvinists" were right all along.

And while we are on the subject, "tolerance" is the sign you put on your back that says "Kick Me."

Blogger VD November 21, 2019 2:24 PM  

You're banned, spinoza. Stop trying to comment here.

Blogger Ska_Boss November 21, 2019 2:26 PM  

Karen took the Kids wrote:Interesting that the slippery slope had started that long ago.

I'd argue that the 60s was the worst decade for the subversion of western civilization, with the whole sex, drugs, rock and roll cultural movement adopted by the boomers as well as second-wave feminism and the psychedelics craze.

Blogger urthshu November 21, 2019 2:37 PM  

I'd argue that the 60s was the worst decade for the subversion of western civilization

+++

Worst thing about records are how they're set as goals to be broken.

(And here I imagine the last Gen Xer in 2060 cursing the memory of the Boomers. As it should be)

Blogger rumpole5 November 21, 2019 3:47 PM  

Thanks for doing this. We just learned that we have a grandson on the way. I have set aside my son's 1940s JC version for the tyke to be, and now he will have other Junior Classics-ists to relate to!

Blogger Rex Leroy King November 21, 2019 4:01 PM  

Didn't a "spinoza" get banned from here at least five years ago?

Onomastics is real.

Blogger Rex Leroy King November 21, 2019 4:03 PM  

Slagenthor wrote:Still kicking myself for missing the boat on the Junior Classics: "oh, I'll just jump on before the deadline."

You will be able to purchase the individual Junior Classics volumes in standard casebound when they are available.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 21, 2019 4:10 PM  

Whether this is the previously banned spinoza or a different one, this one is tedious.

Blogger Glen Sprigg November 21, 2019 4:21 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:You understand the term, then.

Poz is slang for ``tests positive for HIV.'' Since HIV is usually spread by degenerate behavior, it has expanded to mean any kind of degeneracy.


Okay, thanks. I thought it might have some esoteric meaning or something. Good to know it just means 'leftist behavior.'

Blogger Slagenthor November 21, 2019 6:41 PM  

Glad to hear that!

Blogger Player 2 November 21, 2019 7:16 PM  

I've been picking up the old "Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories" for my youngest. The one's we've got show a renewal of copyright in 1964 (original copyright 1928). I don't think those were converged even then. I'm looking for it, and not seeing anything that looks like convergence in there at all.

Blogger Jill in StL November 23, 2019 4:44 PM  

I FINALLY got my Castalia Deluxe subscription to go through today after several attempts. Apparently, US Bank does not trust the country of Switzerland associated with Arkbaven, as they flagged my attempts and I had to personally call them to get it to go through today. I would feel more comforted by US Bank's concern for my safety, had they not previously frozen my debit card without even a phone call, email or letter once before and I found out when trying to pay a dinner bill for my husband's birthday with my US Bank card and it was denied, thus making my husband have to pay for his own birthday dinner....good times, good times. It also took them 2-1/2 weeks to get me a new debit card, but no hurry when your account is frozen apparently.

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