“Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist.”
“Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters.”
“A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men.”
“American feminism has a man problem. The beaming Betty Crockers, hangdog dowdies, and parochial prudes who call themselves feminists want men to be like women. They fear and despise the masculine. The academic feminists think their nerdy bookworm husbands are the ideal model of human manhood.”
“Modern liberalism suffers unresolved contradictions. It exalts individualism and freedom and, on its radical wing, condemns social orders as oppressive. On the other hand, it expects government to provide materially for all, a feat manageable only by an expansion of authority and a swollen bureaucracy. In other words, liberalism defines government as tyrant father but demands it behave as nurturant mother.”
Publisher’s Note: I think Paglia may be one of the most original thinkers on sex in out time.
The trans- phenomenon has gained plenty of traction in popular media and academia for a variety of reasons, the victimhood card is, of course, de jure and de facto, putting it at the front of the line. The other reason (among many, all root cause analysis discovers many vectors) is yet another assault on masculinity, no matter the destination of the gender dysmorphia even a transition to “male”; the feminine is always superior to the masculine. The reason is [blood] simple. The masculine impulse will always challenge authority whether government or private, the nature of masculine ambition distilled. This is a partial explanation for the sex deficit of women among libertarians and the all the components ecologies of the anti-state and anti-authoritarian. The dearth of female adherents to anti-statist philosophy may very well be determined by a natural inclination to security and the mistaken perception that only a coercive state can do this.
Hence the media swooning and pearl clutching over the plight and experience of trans folk. One can see that media portrayals of the feminine are shallow, worshipful and tilted in a confirmation bias that favors state violence and aggression to organize society while the media portrayal of men is mostly that of doddering, intellectually stunted sexual predators whose existence is merely guaranteed by female steering and moralizing.
“Toxic masculinity” is the glue that has held human civilization together since time immemorial. The war against men is real and the West is simply rending itself in paroxysms of idiotic indulgence and short-sighted pearl clutching at every vestige of victim-hood, perceived or real.
You see it everyday; in some chilling comments I read lately, the communist interlocutor claimed that both freedom and masculinity has lost and we simply don’t know it because the commanding hights of the media and academia have been collectivist hothouses that have captured the mind of the youth and therein lies the true generational power.
Teach your children well, especially your boys, Their entire future depends on it.
In other news, WRSA was kind enough to publish this PSA for future outlaws on liberty’s teeth.
The Freerifleman was kind enough to provide a short essay on collapsitarianism. Enjoy. -BB
“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.”
– Marcus Aurelius
“It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.”
I was asked a good question today and thought it was worth mentioning here… along with my answer.
“Communists are clearly trying to destroy the US, what parallel to their effort is Collapsitarian?” This is a fair question, and deserves an in-depth answer.
The Communist Coup is clearly in full-view to anyone not reading braille or drooling tide-pods by now.
This has been their intention all along… to create authoritarian rule in the USSA.
It began in the compulsory indoctrination camps, and made its way through media, entertainment, local, state, and federal government… you cannot look anywhere without seeing minions with a child-like reverence for government. They want to be ruled.
This is happening.
It became apparent, that there was no un-doing the damage they have done… there was no solving this current trajectory towards chattel slavery by political means, or even by political memes (though we love them).
The only sensible action left was to accept the collapse and prepare for the next chapter, instead of losing all trying to protect what had already been corrupted with Utopian Collectivism.
The Communist Coup must disarm Americans to enact any further “progress”.