The loss of our biological imperatives is driving us to misery, suicide and the destruction of our civilization… The only solution I can think of is for men to keep acting like men, to even organize around masculinity and to support each other in their efforts to achieve their goals. This would be an utter nightmare for feminists, and a potential cure that could eventually reverse the damage their ideology has done.
Men? What men? There are no more men, only women. It is solely on account of the mathematical machinations of the X and Y chromosomes that half of us have a penis. (Sarcasm in case you didn’t detect it.) — jtl, 419
via the Bob Livingston Letter
It seems these days like everyone and their gender-fluid grandma has some “profound” insight into the minds and world of men. Men and masculinity are spoken of in sharp tones of fear mixed with disdain, as if we are a dangerous disease that needs to be studied under a special microscope that will protect the observer from being influenced by our vitriolic pheromones. The problem is, most of these “experts” on manhood are not men at all, or, their observations of male behavior are tainted with deep-seated resentments.
I recently came across an article by The Atlantic titled ‘Psychology Has A Healthier Approach To Building Healthier Men.‘ Written immediately after the undeniable failure of Gillette’s “Toxic Masculinity” ad campaign, I assume The Atlantic, like many other mainstream media outlets, is attempting to rally the leftist troops to defend an ideological partner in crime. YouTube itself has been aiding Gillette by simply removing dislikes from the video’s vote count — possibly an attempt to keep the ratio of likes to at least 1:2.
As I’ve noted in past articles, narcissistic sociopaths tend to come to the aid of other narcissistic sociopaths when they are facing discovery or prosecution. If one vampire is hunted down by the villagers with their pitchforks, all vampires might eventually be hunted down.
There is nothing particularly special about The Atlantic’s analysis of men; it simply regurgitates all the typical feminist misconceptions and outright lies. But I do ask readers to study the article, because it is a perfect all-around example of the kind of propaganda men are facing.
The fact is, feminism itself is so far removed from observable reality that almost every viewpoint the floundering movement adopts is the exact opposite of the truth. Often this is by design — these people are not interested in being correct in an argument, they only want to “win” the argument by any means necessary. Leftist Gatekeeper Saul Alinsky’s method of debate and revolution has always been about removing all morals and principles when pushing an ideology. The goal is to slander your opponent in the manner most effective, even if the slander is entirely fraudulent.
That said, I also think that social justice warriors have so immersed themselves in cultism and zealotry they have truly lost sight of the real world and concrete evidence. In many cases, they may not even understand that the lies they promote are actually repelling the public, rather than indoctrinating them.
Men must be built?
The social justice cult has an obsession with molding society. Not just molding public opinion on a large scale, but molding each individual to a specific ideological standard. They want full spectrum control of people’s minds. The problem is, men are not built, they are born. There is no such thing as “traditional masculinity,” there is only biological masculinity.
Masculine traits are a product of our biological imperatives. These imperatives include a desire to protect, to provide and to leave a lasting legacy. These male standards are predominantly inborn, they are a product of millions of years of evolution, not some arbitrary product of “society” as feminists often claim. Only in the past 30 years has biological manhood suddenly been treated as if it is an anomaly or unnatural.
The biological drives inherent in most men lead to certain behaviors: We tend to be more apt than women to take life-threatening or life-changing risks, which means we might do something rather stupid, or we might do something rather brilliant that improves our world for many years to come. Many men are gamblers in life.
While women are more biologically inclined to develop legacy through the nurturing of children and family (hence the “biological clock” we always hear about), men also desire family, but first and foremost in the sense of continuing our genetic line. A preoccupation with sex has been painted as one of the defining “offenses” of men in general, but biologically, men are designed to pursue, and frankly, this is a necessity.
Western male testosterone levels are in steep decline the past 50 years. The source of this problem is up for debate, but the results are highly visible. Combine this problem with the demonization of masculinity by feminists and you have a recipe for the collapse of civilization as we know it.
While feminist propaganda often present women as the new “pursuers” and arbiters of all sexual activity in our modern times (the lie of role reversal), the results of less confident and aggressive men are becoming evident. In the West and in countries like Japan with heavy western influence, the admonishment of male virility has apparently led to extreme consequences. Population is no longer being replenished and some countries are even suffering abrupt declines.
In societies where leftist ideology has produced militant feminism as well as economic socialism, the irony of the consequences can’t be denied. In socialism an aging population requires ever larger youth replacement in order to economically support those who retire from the workforce, yet population reduction has created a growing void in the socialist framework. In response, leftists in these nations have suggested mass immigration to solve the problem. Yet, much of this immigration is coming from Eastern cultures which hold beliefs completely contrary to feminist ideals.
Feminist derision of masculinity has led to them importing the very rape cultures they originally accused western men of perpetuating. It’s OK to laugh, I know I have to.
Masculinity is unhealthy?
Evidence suggest that we should reverse this claim entirely and say that masculinity is natural, and feminism is unhealthy. Feminism is a virus, and masculinity is the cure.
As mentioned above, masculinity is not a social construct or an ideology, it is an inherent biological reality. What feminists often present as “unhealthy” behaviors in masculinity are simply fabricated or exaggerated, and I am speaking from a Western perspective specifically.
While men are designed to be more sexually aggressive, there is no “rape culture” in western society. Nowhere in the western world is rape advocated as acceptable. Nowhere is it protected by law. The #MeToo movement is yet another propaganda initiative which is meant to take criminal actions of a select few men and apply them to all men and masculinity in general. The lie of rape culture is promoted through false and rigged statistics. The fact that a large portion of reported sexual abuse is perpetrated by women is also ignored.
Beyond the lie that “all men rape,” masculine energy and aggressiveness is admonished as ugly and disruptive. After a long day of rape, how could we possibly have the energy to go out looking for a steady supply of fistfights? Apparently, we do according to feminists, and we encourage our sons to do the same, which continues the cycle of violence that plagues the world.
In truth, male aggressiveness is channeled into many healthy things that help society. The competitive edge drives men to accomplish more, to succeed. And though in some cases this might be a selfish pursuit, it still benefits others as men continue to produce and build. In terms of physical violence, men are biologically evolved to protect and provide for others. The problem is not men or masculinity, but a minority of men and women with inherent narcissistic and sociopathic tendencies.
Unless I missed something, the world is still a very dangerous place because of a minority of psychopaths. Men with protective natures will always be needed to defend against such criminality. Feminism is actually seeking to diminish the very masculine traits which make society safer and more balanced.
Masculinity is the cure
The western world overall is becoming a very unhappy place. Male suicide is spiking, but let’s not forget about how feminism is also hurting women. While men are more likely to successfully kill themselves, women are more likely to make the attempt. Even in the wake of the women’s rights movement, women’s happiness has continued to drop.
I would suggest that it is actually feminism and the social justice cult that has caused the misery of both genders by pushing them away from their biological roles. Men are no longer supposed to be providers and protectors, and their natural energy is attacked as destructive to society. Women are no longer supposed to be nurturing and empathic people with nesting instincts and a desire for children; they are supposed to abandon all of that to take on the roles of men. The loss of our biological imperatives is driving us to misery, suicide and the destruction of our civilization.
The only solution I can think of is for men to keep acting like men, to even organize around masculinity and to support each other in their efforts to achieve their goals. This would be an utter nightmare for feminists, and a potential cure that could eventually reverse the damage their ideology has done.
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