Saturday, April 15, 2017

On the closure of RMFC and the rise of the Alt-Furry


Recent events which have unfolded within the furry fandom have generated renewed media interest in our community smacking of sensationalist headlines from news outlets such as The Daily Beast claiming “Neo-Nazi’s are tearing the furry world apart” and The dailymail.co.uk with its cringe inducing headline:  The furred Reich: Furry annual convention cancelled amid community’s bitter divisions over rise of alleged neo-Nazi ‘Mr Foxler’ and the ‘Altfur’ movement”. Even Rolling Stone picked up on the fur-flying drama with its own hot take: “Does the furry community have a Nazi problem?” Of course, the news media never picks up on stories about how much money furries have donated to charitable causes like veterans associations and animal welfare organizations. Let’s completely ignore the sheer amount of revenue our tourism has brought to major cities that have played host to our conventions when they are in full swing, not to mention the unbridled happiness we bring unto others with our jovial antics, but I digress. Such stories would never earn enough views for these sites because they’re examples of feel-good drivel that most people only pretend to want; they aren’t the juicy, misinformed click-bait articles that the mainstream press and its rabid audience of normies so desperately craves. The aftermath of this latest debacle has resulted in the closure of a significant furry convention which was held yearly in Denver CO and has shaken the furry community to its core. The RMFC (Rocky Mountain Fur-Con) fiasco is our latest example of an intra-community schism that had developed largely on social media platforms (Primarily twitter) and telegram chat rooms before metastasizing like a cancer into the real world and having very real consequences once the authorities got involved.


By now, most of you reading this article know the gist of the story: Back in January of this year, an attention seeking communist sympathizer named @DeoTasDevil made violent threats (Which were investigated by the authorities and deemed credible) on twitter about punching “Nazis” that was then countered by one “@Oliviameles” who responded with an ambiguous comment along the lines of watching someone shoot Deo in self-defense if they were to be punched. Subsequently, Deo was rightfully banned from attending RMFC by one of its staff members for having made this threat to punch ‘Nazi’s’ along with reasoning that claimed that the threat qualified as an “Incite to riot”. However, the ban notice was delivered in a very unprofessional matter. Seeking no legal consultation and drafting a ‘cease and desist’ letter signed in red-ink with a red thumb-print suggesting sovereign citizenship, a man who staffed RMFC, one “Kendal Ray Emery”, who goes by the furry name ‘Kahuki’ decided it was a good idea to mail this mockery of a ‘C&D’ letter to Deo’s place of residence using vaguely worded, intimidating quasi law-speak. It didn’t help matters that he (Kahuki) also has a criminal record as an underage sex offender and regardless of whether or not that fact has anything to do with the situation at hand, RMFC’s con chair and board of directors should have thought twice about keeping this man on staff to save face for the sake of maintaining its public image…or whatever it had left of one. These are furries we are talking about, after all. There were also allegations that RMFC continued to operate as a non-profit organization even after its permit to do so had long since expired; the allegation continues that the RMFC board of directors took advantage of this tax-exempt status and continued to operate as a non-profit for the purposes of tax evasion. RMFC will be remembered as a poorly managed convention that succumbed to a litany of bad press and mounting legal issues which were directly tied in to its rising security costs in excess of $20,000 as a result of these twitter threats which the authorities deemed enough of a valid concern as to provide a security detail that RMFC was unable to afford. Soon afterward on April 10th 2017, RMFC announced its closure in a press release on its main website.

The fact of the matter is that the entire debacle is a dumpster-fire on both sides and nearly everyone involved is at fault. There is next to nothing in terms of integrity worth salvaging when it comes to RMFC and how its board members handled this incident, let alone how they ran the con into the ground in recent years.  It’s worth noting that this was a convention that nearly collapsed in on itself back in 2009 due to its inability to meet room-block requirements before it was bailed out only through the grace of its supporters and staff in the form of large donations that kept it going for as many years as it did.

Enter “Foxler” and the “Furry Raiders”

So along comes a man dressed in a Fursuit that many choose to perceive as sporting a “Nazi Uniform”. His name is ‘Foxler’ and his foxy fursona is complete with a black paw-print logo stitched onto an armband with a red and white background that loosely resembles a “Nazi Armband” (Which makes for great sensationalist media fodder) causing many Antifa (Anti-fascists) within the furry community to lose their collective shit, taking it upon themselves to harass and attack him based solely on his provocative getup. In 2016, Foxler, who is also the de-facto leader of the ‘Furry Raiders’, overbooked 20 room reservations at the Crowne  Plaza Denver airport which hosted the final RMFC. He was then accused by some members of the furry community of buying up these room blocks in order to scalp them and leverage control over attendees. There was an outcry within the community that desperately tried to label this action as a ‘putsch’. As ‘2 The Ranting Griffin’ pointed out last year, the Furry raiders appropriately handled the situation by calling the hotel and cancelling the room reservations due to the overbooking mistake. This caused a great furor in the community, with many claiming that the ‘Furry Raiders’ were a ‘Neo Nazi’ group.

There are many people within the furry community who accuse Foxler, (whose last name is “Miller”) of having a fursona that is supportive of, and synonymous with, Adolf Hitler. Yet Foxler has openly claimed that he is not a Nazi and in no way supports Hitler, rather, insisting that his name is a combination of ‘Fox’ and his last name ‘Miller.’ It is worth noting that Foxler was rejected in the past by actual neo-Nazi’s for being both gay and a furry. The furry raiders also sell rainbow armbands which RMFC had banned the previous year. Yes, that’s right. The furry raiders wear rainbow variations of Foxler’s iconic armband that look vaguely similar to a Nazi armband. What could possibly be more terrifying? Social justice snowflakes apparently feel so gravely threatened by this iconography that they’ve lost their minds and went on a limb to target him and anyone else they see as remotely “toxic”, especially those daring enough to artistically express themselves or are beholden to right-wing views.  This is not the first time a schism of this magnitude has occurred within the furry community. The current state of the furry fandom does draw very similar parallels to the ‘Burned Furs’ debacle of 1998-2001 that tore the fandom apart and resulted in a very embarrassing media frenzy. For anyone unfamiliar with this event, consult the following article.

RMFC foundered because it was a weak and poorly managed convention, but the question we must also ask ourselves is if it is acceptable for radicalized attention seeking individuals to continue to commit libel against others and then threaten to assault them based solely on how they dress or choose to represent themselves? Or perhaps, because their political views are right of center and they are apparently, you know, “ACTUAL NAZI’S”?

The obvious answer is of course not.

Is it healthy for our community to vent this way until the hysteria inevitably burns itself out?  

Only time will tell.

Allegations of ‘Neo Nazism’ proliferating in the furry fandom are little more than a distraction from the core issues we are facing and a convenient smoke screen for authoritarian leftists to hide behind. The problem was never ‘Nazi’s in the fandom’, but SJW’s labeling others as “Nazi’s” with impunity. Make no mistake: The heart of the matter is ultimately one of deeply rooted social and political differences manifesting themselves. The symptomatic issues we are now experiencing in the furry community is indicative of a far larger cultural shift occurring worldwide, notably, a reaction to the rise of populism, conservatism and a nationalist surge that continues to gain momentum. In truth, the furry fandom is embattled by the same social and political challenges that affect any large community that has managed to attain a worldwide reach. It just so happens that this occurs in the furry fandom on a much smaller scale. Even as the witch-hunt of ‘Neo Nazi’s in the community turns out to be a red herring, the allegations of tax evasion concerning RMFC may in time prove far more credible.


Who are the alt-furry, you might ask?

As one of the early adopters of the ‘Alt-furry’ movement shortly after it formed in November 2016, I can attest to its rise to prominence within the furry community firsthand. A certain ‘Pooka’ going by the name“@TheQuQu” built up a support base using the #Altfurry hashtag on twitter, soon becoming the main press contact associated with the movement after releasing  a series of YouTube videos, eventually culminating an interview that legitimate news websites picked up on, which is linked in the following article. Altfurry’s “@Azu_Rayn” also had a major role in proliferating the message of altfurry on social media and producing these videos which many in the furry community at first saw as a joke, but alarmed the leftist opposition when it began to gain traction. One thing still remains very clear and that is just how many people, even within the furry community at large, fail to grasp the sheer irony involved with altfurry as it began primarily as a reactionary movement whose purpose was to mock the extreme far left elements that had cropped up in the fandom in recent years. SJW’s, BLM sympathizers, punks, anarcho-communists and the like began whining louder than ever before following Trump’s victory on November 9th 2016. In the wake of Trump’s inauguration and the Berkley riots earlier this year, these fanatical leftists began demanding concessions that spilled over into the furry community. The more virulent among them began using passive-aggressive tactics to insult and shun anyone who didn’t adhere to their worldview. Some artists and small businesses have openly stated that they will not produce work for Trump supporters and while they are perfectly within their legal right to do just that, their actions still represent an unfortunate byproduct of just how extensively poisonous a small but vocal band of SJW’s have soured the well for everyone involved. They are oblivious to the atmosphere of hypocrisy they have created, preaching the message of a tolerant and open furry community while ostracizing those they disagree with in a bid to control furry-run events and public spaces (conventions) all part of the greater culture war being waged in modern America.


No, not all ‘alt-furry’s support president Trump, though many do. However, from what I’ve seen, most have a tendency toward varying degrees of conservatism in their political stances and uphold the core tenets of many right-leaning views. Some still maintain support for Rand Paul or Ted Cruz, while many others simply do not care one iota when it comes to the American political landscape, partaking in the altfurry shenanigans for reasons all their own. It is said that the opposition to altfurry necessitates the need for altfurry, and this proclamation thus became our iconic rallying cry:

 “This is why we need Altfurry.”

Ideally, politics should really have little to no place in the furry fandom, but, by that same token, being a furry means unabashedly being yourself and staying true to who you are. Whether or not others agree with those political sentiments does nothing to hinder how we choose to voice them. Self-actualization encompasses our right to form our own political opinion without reprisal. Speaking personally, my ethics, convictions and values are an integral part of my identity and since ‘Furry’ is a vehicle for self-expression; they both come part and parcel of what defines me as much as it does for anyone else. In right-wing furry circles there is a strong undercurrent that promotes the embracing of American values, patriotism, capitalism, traditional American culture as well as European history and culture in the Anglo-sphere. In large part, there is a repudiation of political Islamism which is seen as a foreign threat that is incompatible with our way of life. There is a prevailing sense of nationalism, but also a rejection of the ‘old guard’ Republican values with its bible-thumping evangelical religious zealotry, bigotry and prudishness. Hence, the ‘alt’ right began in large part by the youth (Gen X and Millennials) as an alternative to the stale conservatism of the past before being co-opted. “Altfurry” has thus become something of a furry analogue to GamerGate and “Frog-Twitter”.  Many in the rank of Altfurry are strongly pro LGBT, while others are generally tolerant of, or at most, indifferent to gay rights issues along with other typical ‘left’ leaning issues such as environmentalism and socialized healthcare. There are plenty of people within ‘altfurry’ as well as ‘Furry raiders’ that openly embrace many of these so-called  ‘liberal’ issues and support civil liberties and open tolerance as there is always room for overlap. Radicals on both sides rarely choose to see individuals as mosaics beholding to a complex web of moderate views, but rather, wish to project their own image of the opposition to the extremes delineating in stark contrasts.  They do not wish to see the nuanced views we support that give us agency, partly out of laziness, but also out of political expediency: It’s easier to justify punching someone when they are a “Nazi”

Nazi’s, in my fandom? It’s more likely than you think!

Yes, there is a very small minority of furries that dress up in ‘fascist’ attire, the majority of whom do so to fulfill a sexual fetish power trip. Others usually commission furry art of their characters adorned in Nazi outfits to lambast their critics because they want the truth vested in irony and there is no better way to do it than by creating an elaborate charade. How is this any different than Mel Brooks prancing around in Springtime for Hitler or Sarah Silverman dressing up as Nazi caricature? The objective is to embrace the absurdity, because it can’t be taken seriously. It’s not supposed to be.

I voted for, and continue to support “Orange Hitler” therefore I am a ‘fascist’ no matter which stance I take or argument I posit. The ensuing backlash which often occurs with extreme liberal leftists in the furry community has become something of a Monty Python skit gone horribly wrong: a parody that can only be met with a heavy dose of irony followed by no shortage of apathy when the contact cord is finally cut. Nine times out of ten, a person with a diametrically opposing sociopolitical outlook will just block any and all interaction out of ignorance which I suspect is largely due to their inability to formulate a viable counterpoint. Personally, I see this as a concession and a victory in-itself over their purported ideologies that they claim to hold so dear, showing that the much lauded ‘tolerant’ leftist is quite a rare animal indeed. There is simply no point in arguing the matter when there are people clinging so unwittingly to an obtuse mentality that they cannot tolerate a differing perspective, but there is much to be said about staying true to one’s own convictions and a great deal of merit to be gained by taking a stand in the values one cherishes and wishes to see proliferate in their country against all opposition.

I am a strong civic nationalist and I believe in the idealism that America is a nation for every race, creed, and orientation; that being said, I shouldn’t have to virtue signal in order to prove that my egalitarian intentions are inclusive and accepting of anyone who wishes to partake in the furry fandom. Because you can’t just be a ‘good person’ and have voted for Trump.  No, they have no other recourse but to vilify you and then block. There may be no reconciliation in differences of opinion with these extremists, but they are quickly finding out that the furry fandom is not theirs to control.
 
While “Deo” enjoys 15 minutes of furry-fame before inevitably fading into obscurity, the more extreme leftists within the fandom will rally around the “REEEEEEEEEEs” of this injured varmint crying foul and feigning oppression while the alt-furs have a good laugh about it and continue to mine the salt for all its worth. Alt-furry have been disparaged and attacked for simply existing, because our very presence is a threat to those who desire further censorship when we exercise our freedom of expression.  The old idiom of “The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists” has proven incredibly accurate.  Let me also point out that Fascism is a left wing ideology (National socialists). Deo has thus far proven to be a useful idiot for the far-left furry cadre that will no doubt flaunt their collective self-victimization as a calling card for more sympathy while throwing a conniption fit to the press with so much ire and gnashing of teeth. It’s important that we reserve some degree of pity for many ‘Antifa-fur’s as many of them have come from broken homes with no nuclear family or traditional father figure to steer them right, else they wouldn’t be so morally bankrupt and misguided as to engage in cultural Marxism and resort to Anarcho-communism as an outlet to form their worldview. They will continue to find themselves further and further marginalized in a fandom that has grown far larger and more diverse than they could ever hope to control and those who take it upon themselves to act upon their violent urges will wind up permanently banned from future convention spaces. Their cries of Nazi’s! have thus far attracted the attention of the press, but this melodrama will backfire after wearing thin and falling flat. The moment they have exhausted their tantrum and resort to violence, their being tolerated by the greater berth of the furry community will begin to evaporate. In regards to self-proclaimed ‘Antifa furs’ and SJW’s participating in the furry fandom, there is no central ‘leadership’ as it is a very nebulous clique rooted in degenerate communism and far left socialism. Theirs is little more than another ill-fated power-grab in an attempt to ‘gate keep’ the fandom by their efforts to oust ‘undesirables’ and  to prevent others from displaying their colorful armbands. It’s an attack on the freedom of self-expression which is enshrined in the constitution. I stand with Foxler and his right to express himself as he sees fit. I stand with the confederate flag Fursuiter who was banned for two years at MFF 2015 for emblazoning a symbol on the back of his fursuit which is a crucial and integral part of American history that can be found on the Mississippi state flag.

A legitimate concern that affects everyone involved is how these SJW extremists and Antifa fur’s may continue to maneuver themselves into positions of power such as convention staff in order to abuse their authority and begin chartering policies that prohibit freedom of expression and enact bias against right wing members of the furry fandom.  This has already happened in small part, particularly at MFF (Midwest Furfest). The latest development that has taken shape after RMFC cratered is that Deo is promoting “Mile High Furcon”  as an alternative to RMFC where they are looking for staff members who are not “bigoted or share hate speech.” which is code word for sheltering a safe-space that enforces a rigid authoritarian leftist agenda. Altfurry is not so much focused on creating a ‘safe space’ for right-leaning furs, but rather helping form a support channel through which they are encouraged to participate in the community and let their voices be heard. The altfurry now heralds a call for acceptance without demands to oust leftist opposition from the community as we are confident that they will surely do that to themselves.

Conclusions

The furry fandom has grown into a world-wide social circle where we are free to find out who we truly are through boundless creativity and inspiration in one another; a venue by which we express ourselves and have fun in doing so. Perhaps what I find most distressing about this situation is how much attention the RMFC fiasco has garnered when in comparison to the most severe issues that rocked the furry fandom. Where was the outrage when five prominent men in the furry community were convicted of raping an underage boy?
 
…and it was swept under the rug and conveniently ignored in large part. There is a tremendous disconnect occurring in this community when it comes to focusing on which issues should be a priority that could keep its most vulnerable members safe. The latent corruption within this fandom has not been receiving nearly as much attention as when the imaginary boogeymen of Furry Raiders and Alt-Furrys were thrown into the spotlight as a distraction, lost amidst cries of “Literal NAZI’s taking over the fandom!” which rang out in false alarm. In regards to the molestation case in PA, there were many statements on message boards expressing sentiments of “Oh it shouldn’t matter that they were furry!” and “This could happen in any community!” while true, these sentiments said nothing about what steps were being taken to prevent this behavior and any attempt at examination to root out this kind of depravity by banning individuals with a similar record of child abuse from attending conventions was not considered. This lapse in judgment constitutes a grave danger in our community. Each individual snowflake will never see fit to take responsibility for the avalanche when it comes crashing down.

While 501(c) non-profit organizations are well within their legal right to permit or deny whomever they choose to attend a convention space while in operation, any attempt by board members of existing conventions that begin enforcing Antifa and SJW tactics by banning or intimidating attendees based on their social and political views will certainly result in a fractured fandom and find their conventions run into the ground in a similar fashion to RMFC, Rainfurrest and Oklacon. Any convention taking this approach will be akin to the community putting a choke hold on its own growth that will result in a long term deterioration which the fandom hasn’t truly experienced yet. If this does occur, defamation lawsuits will be filed and it will only be a matter of time until someone is crossed to the point where they have the convention investigated for tax evasion or have them sued for libel. This is a community that has been growing on a steady incline since the late 70’s yet may be in for a shock if it does indeed fracture into separate fandoms or stop growing altogether which wouldn’t be a good thing for anyone. This is a grassroots fandom that was built on self-discovery and unity, but that unity is predicated upon acceptance and requires open minds that are inclusive and tolerant of people who have differing points of view. This includes Trump supporters, right-wing conservatives, nationalists and Libertarians.

Furries come from all walks of life and have many different perspectives, something which many grown adults have yet to learn how to accomplish. After a numbing series of defeats, the far left is still in the midst of a massive tantrum. They have become a desperate group of people striving to enlarge the influence of their echo chambers under the guise of ‘safe spaces’ within the ranks of our community because they have stuck their heads so far up their asses that they demand everyone group-think identically as they do.  God Forbid if anyone else maintains a differing point of view from theirs, thinks for themselves, or does not adhere to their fanatical leftist value system else they are truly a dyed in the wool Nazi and worthy of being punched. Despite all the current hysteria going around I’ve no doubt that once this drama tapers off the greater furry community will do some soul searching and come to find that the #altfurry are fellow members of this fandom, no better or worse than they are, but eager to temper liberal extremism regardless of whether or not everyone may agree with our methods. We continue to accomplish a great deal of progress by upholding freedom of speech and expression in this fandom. The vitriol coming from many Antifa (which are a domestic terror group) and their ilk threatening to begin ‘Punching Nazi’s’ will be confronted directly, reported to authorities and exposed as a small group of cornered animals posturing out of weakness as more and more people will come to find out that their bark is worse than their bite.

Pun intended.

-Fox Crimson

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

On the scourge of Radical feminism and the myth of male privilege: Part one



On the scourge of Radical feminism and the myth of male privilege: Part one
Intro

Due to the length of this article, it will be split into two parts. It is my sincere goal that many young men and women take the time to read this article in its entirety, seek out additional resources, counterpoints, as well as having the gumption to challenge any preconceived notions that they might already cling to.

Shortly before his death, noted mythologist and historian Joseph Campbell gave a lecture on Kundalini yoga and its emergence and subsequent development in the Eastern world. It is from this lecture that I begin this article by quoting a passage from his teachings:

“Now when I was a small boy, there was a question as to whether women should be educated. It was argued that they didn’t realize even then what the implications where. When the woman is educated in a male curriculum which is what these universities give us then she forgets what it means to be a woman. I hope this isn’t published (laughing)… But this is a real problem today.”
He went on to say:

“The sacrifice that the woman makes in achieving this career is much greater than the sacrifice that the man makes in achieving his career.”

We must first take into context that the nature of the sacrifice that Mr. Campbell was attributing to women is not in any way more or less noble a sacrifice than those that men make, but rather that it has a much greater impact on her life and alludes to the fact that at the time, many women were just beginning to choose sacrificing traditional gender roles such as motherhood and home-making in exchange for monetary independence and success in the world of business. The upset which occurs by balancing the twin burdens of career and motherhood can be attested to by first understanding that the amount of time and effort necessary that a woman must dedicate to being truly successful in her career creates a major conflict of interest which thoroughly contributes to under-nurturing and a lack of adequate attention to her offspring .This becomes the source for many reoccurring problems in young boys such as violent outbursts, lack of control and discipline, and even outright insubordination without her even acknowledging the extent of just how far the problem goes; so the State is all too eager to step in to take over parental roles and begin their indoctrination early. We see this phenomenon occur today in many single mother households where children, particularly young boys, are lacking a proper father figure. Campbell was not arguing against granting rudimentary grade-school education to girls, but rather, that priming women for careers in Universities to strive for positions which would otherwise have been male-dominated roles would prove to be a hugely problematic issue for society in the near future. This lecture took place in the mid 1980’s, a time when the growth of women in the workplace was yet still a burgeoning occurrence and a novel phenomenon. I consider Mr. Campbell to be a personal hero, and one of the underappreciated geniuses of the 20th century. Even the concept of a lifetime ‘career’ is a relatively recent concept to human society, only emerging in the 19th century after the industrial revolution, as the term ‘career’ itself was once referred to exclusively in the context of race-horses.

In the Paleolithic past, rituals prepared young boys to become hunters and warriors for their tribe. As a boy comes of age, it was customary that he be sent away to be ‘activated’ by the society through these ritualistic inductions. This is an inherent component of human nature and this core psychology still remains embedded within us. When participating in the male sphere, women are simply not activated in the same way when becoming a member of the society. Young women did not need to be ‘activated’; they simply sat in a hut and realized that they were a vessel for life and child rearing and that Mother Nature had over-taken both their physiology and psychology during their first menstrual cycles. Despite what so-called progressive leftist “thinkers” may attempt to tell you, humanity is not a gender-neutral species with both genders exhibiting ‘equal’ traits and capabilities in every possible way: there exist myriad differences between the sexes that are directly hardwired into our DNA and have been for hundreds of thousands of years.

Since the sexual revolution of the late 1960’s, our society has witnessed the total implosion of the nuclear family which has concluded in the widespread dismantling of the traditional patriarchal family house-hold structure which has now been undermined to its very core. This has led to the dissolution of the father-figure as the locus of power in the household; ergo, his inevitable replacement with state authority at the greatest expense to him should his wife deem it necessary in a divorce settlement. Though this model still persists today in many evangelical families and others beholden to traditional values typically rooted in religious pastimes, we cannot ignore how far it has crumbled since this model was at one time the de-facto household structure. While some radicals may delight in the notion of tearing down any male authority figures, they remain oblivious that upsetting the balance of the traditional family unit has been extremely chaotic to society and from this plight stemmed a great many ills, and many believe it is inexorably leading to a breakdown in western society itself. However, it has also been a blessing in disguise. Many men are now in fact applauding this turn of events inasmuch as the breakdown has allowed for men in this new era to sever the reigns of marriage under state jurisdiction because they are seen as nothing more than workhorses; and by doing so, sever also the blind servitude to their “Male-Mother need” requiring female oversight in their lives by declaring their autonomy and rising from the rubble of the ‘nuclear family’ model to go their own way.

Masculinity is under siege.

In the absence of strong male role models, many young boys today are reared by single mothers and grow up resentful and confused about the meaning of manhood as we are now tearing down the goalposts and redefining what being a man truly means. The Protector/resource provider role as the defining characteristic for men is an archaic one even though it is still foisted upon men by the society and defined solely through man’s relationship to woman by default and lauded as his only true purpose in life according to a ‘traditional’ value system endorsing Judeo-Christian principles.  Anything straying from this dynamic in a tradcon (Traditional conservative) value system is considered a threat to the pervading status quo; IE, homosexuality. In regards to young boys in the current school system, they are admonished for expressing competitive aggressiveness and rowdy playfulness. Instead, they are given a slew of pills to sedate them into a passive stupor from expressing otherwise normal competitive male behaviors.

We are now conditioning entire generations to lead inauthentic lives, where simply participating in extracurricular activities merits rewarding them with trophies and gold stars no matter who crosses the proverbial finish line first. They often lack discipline and structure in their lives, sheltered and coddled by helicoptering parents and a gynocentric nanny-school system, and, as a consequence, are becoming mentally and physically fragile and unable to face adversity and confront challenges head on without retreating into “safe spaces.” It is insidious and it is deliberate. Gone, are the halcyon days of cowboys and Indians with pop-guns, roughly playing tug of war in the mud; ‘Nerf guns’ are now shunned by school systems even during recess and radical leftist parents aim to repress normal male behaviors from manifesting themselves in any healthy or positive way. Even drawing pirates wielding guns or ninja’s wielding swords on a piece of paper during class gets young boys traumatized by being forced to undergo ‘evaluation’ sessions in many grade schools’ detention programs; code word for sensitivity training which is just a form of mental indoctrination that strives to recondition them toward emulating passive female behaviors which is now set as the gold standard which they are expected to meet. There is no wonder that millions of men have come to the understanding that masculine behaviors are looked upon poorly by our society. What we have been witnessing is a complete re-structuring of gender roles: It starts early, and there is no turning back to traditionalism. This has led to the rise of a generation of SJW’s and special snowflakes that require trigger warnings when confronted with opposing viewpoints and take to virtue signaling at the earliest sign of distress.

Masculinity is being heavily eroded in all aspects of life for the modern man and there are now many rising internet personalities bringing attention to these issues. This degradation is brought under scrutiny by Youtube commentators such as Sargon of Akkad, Sandman, Paul Elam, Stardusk, Thinking Ape, and Barbarosa and also parodied by comedians such as Bill Burr and Patrice O’Neal; we now have men that are providing easy access to non-conventional information in the form of well thought out memorandums and video segments that would have otherwise been hidden away under troves of psychology textbooks and science journals discussing human behavior and gender dynamics in the most inane and convoluted jargon possible. This is information that the mass media does not have any inclination to share with the general public on any of their popular broadcast channels, nor would it fit into the machinations of their liberal agenda. Much of this information is coming from movements such as MGTOW (Men going their own way) that strive to walk away from what they rightfully see as a corrupt system by grasping the realities of how male/female gender relations truly work and have come to the conclusion that the deck is greatly stacked against them. For this realization they use the metaphor “Taking the Red Pill”, in reference to the first Matrix movie in which the protagonist (Neo) chooses the harsh realities of life over an existence of delusion. Whether it comes to understanding how women are greatly favored in divorce court proceedings and child custody battles or becoming aware of how often men are considered disposable and taken to the cleaners by manipulative women, they are now waking up to witness the consequences that each increasingly fanatical wave of feminism has had on their lives and they are washing their hands of it and by doing so they are achieving a completely liberated state of mind. 

As an ideology, MGTOW is one among many movements that have appeared in recent years in response to combat radical feminism; it allows millions of young men to emerge victorious against it by becoming educated on female nature and understanding the hypocrisy of our gynocentric society that women of the most poisonous varieties thrive in. These commentators provide valuable content which seeks to address these issues in logical and clear-headed manners, thwarting the ‘progressive left’ by pulling down the curtain and exposing the charade of for what it really is: Cultural Marxism, misandry, and emasculation. When this happens, their integrity is often bought into question by these leftists and their masculinity is exigently attacked. They are vilified by liberal media outlets and shunned for even intelligently shedding light on these issue.  While MGTOW and MRA (Men’s rights activism) is one of the more radical philosophies which evolved to counterbalance the decade’s onslaught of feminism, I do not believe it is a viable long term strategy to achieving successful and harmonious gender relations. Freeing oneself from the plantation of marriage (in its current form) and a lifetime of government oversight is essential for male liberation in modern times but it also presents a challenge because when men are not reproducing and existing in stable relationships it creates the problem of racial disintegration and the problem perpetuates itself to the next generation. So in order to change the laws and social structure in such a way that men are restored to their natural roles as leaders rather than followers, these men’s rights movements must therefore become a tenable political movement.

Now, allow yourself to conduct a quick thought experiment: In a world where almost anything can be bought and sold you must ask yourself, what is the one thing that now comes at a premium in western society and, in purely conceptual terms, maintains its weight in gold?

Exclusivity.

It is this idea that by belonging to an exclusive group, one has the ability to bend the rules of the society. This sentiment is as old as human history itself; nay older. This persists today in the form of elitism and it brings along with it a sense of Self-righteousness that seeks to compensate for an otherwise fragile ego. One who belongs to a certain privileged class by having used this elitist method of social manipulation to put oneself into a position of power attains a Machiavellian sense of accomplishment by first gaining the necessary social status to garner approval from the society at large. They then use their ability of status to render control over anyone they consider beneath them in the hierarchical structure. This is how power has always worked.

We live in the digital age where entire libraries of information lay at our fingertips. In a connected world where anything can be learned by anyone, one need only study hard to achieve levels of intellect and wisdom that was at one time available only to scholars. We even have access to “hidden” and “occult” information that was at one time considered forbidden and discussed only amongst the social elite. Higher Academia has been deeply infiltrated by ultra-left-wing radical professors that are sympathetic to fringe organizations and movements such as 3rd wave feminism; black lives matter, social justice (SOCJUS) and they are offering curriculum's which have attracted a host of leftist students that have been all too willing to further contribute to this ongoing social decay. Take for example, ‘Womens studies’: Classes like these focus on granting a false sense of legitimacy to its student base by perpetuating a culture of self-victimization  and ‘empowering’ women by brainwashing them about the evils of the patriarchy (which has built, brick by brick, the very world we live in, mind you) and the perils of ‘rape culture’ as though it is some insidious undercurrent in western society orchestrated solely against women when in fact the numbers of actual rape statistics are drastically overinflated. 

Rape is a horrible crime no matter which gender it is committed against, but we must also keep in perspective also, that males are far more likely to be victims of rape than accused of it.  1-6 boys experience sexual assault by the age of 18, according to 1-6.org. But of course, by painting a narrative of women as the only victims of this crime it becomes an avenue to conveniently ignoring males plight as they are just as likely to be victims of it if not more so, because they are less likely to come forward.

College classrooms in the postmodern world have become nothing more than institutionalized breeding grounds for “progressives” and cultural Marxists. There are even institutions such as Merrimack College, for example, that offer courses on so called social justice studies (SOCJ 1100) as well as liberal arts. By sitting through lectures and rote memorizing a series of powerpoint bulletins and statistics cooked up for standardized tests,  anyone with basic literacy can pass one of these courses while contributing very little in terms of critical thinking aside from parroting hyperbole they heard coming from Andrea Dworkin’s disgusting pig lips. Many up and coming social justice warriors crave this validation through obtaining paper qualifications to reinforce the exclusivity of their elitist worldview with the intent of looking down upon anyone that has not attained the ‘standards’ of their “academic success”. 

College is in fact, a racket. It is a rigged system that many economists have begun to question in regards to its practical ability to grant the majority of graduates’ financial independence after the tremendous burden of debt in the form of student loans with added interest is saddled upon them. Funneling graduates into a job market where six figure salary positions have become an increasingly scarce prospect has been a recipe for disaster due to the low growth of our slowing economy. If the lucky few with trust fund parents don’t pay for their college tuition, then in most cases these graduates effectively wind up paying off their debt for decades while working as wage slaves in the service sector. 

 Many young women today seek to become ‘sugar babies’ to older men driving BMW’s to pay off their tuition in exchange for sex, further relying on the hypo-agency of their bodies as the only valuable asset they possess. This dynamic extends towards many relationships today occurring between men and women where the “romance” of the affair gets invariably reduced to little more than transaction for women in a bid to attain resources. A woman of this caliber does not love a man: she only loves what he can do for her, and she is often shameless about this fact, when in the past, women with this intent were shamed by other women whereas today, they are encouraged for this behavior and they wonder why it is backfiring. These types of relationships are detrimental in the long term as they are taking advantage of desperate men who are eager to show off these young women as trophies: It is objectification in the purest sense and the men that indulge in them are often ignorant to the superficiality of their arrangement until it is too late when their trophy wife leaves her beta-male provider for a younger and/or wealthier man at no consequence to her whatsoever. In addition to this, Universities have become debt-factories producing legions of disenfranchised youth clutching a piece of paper while not even guaranteed a job. While it is true that there are many courses offering advanced degrees in specialized fields such as engineering, law, physics, medicine, chemistry and many other noble pursuits that grant success for some, it also provides pathways for radical leftists and disciples of SOCJUS to exploit by obtaining credentials in pseudo-intellectual classes which require the absolute minimal amount of effort to complete. They then use this token of exclusivity in their adult life which transfers into professional settings.

“The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.”    -H.L.  Mencken




Coming soon

Part Two: Debunking the myth of male privilege.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Why I am endorsing Donald J Trump for president of the United States of America.




Having decided to weigh in on the current political debate, I’ve found it necessary to make a clear case for why I support Donald J Trump for President.  An Election year in the United States of America is always one brimming with great fervor and intensity. This one is especially paramount. For the sake of brevity, I am going to keep this article concise and to the point. You may be a Trump supporter yourself. You may be undecided, indifferent, or even curious about the rationale behind the minds of people who support him, especially when there are many out there that consider him so divisive and polarizing. My aim is to summarize the calculus of the policies he’s put forth and hopefully make them more transparent to those who wish to grasp the thought process of a member of his support base.

Personally speaking, I have admired Mr. Trump long before he decided to run for office. Donald Trump is unequivocally, a tactician of the highest order when it comes to striking business deals, creating strong partnerships and building wealth with a name brand that is synonymous with success. These are all traits that lend itself well to the role of commander in chief. Despite a handful of failed ventures, he’s not afraid to try and fail only to try his hand again; fighting harder and emerging even stronger due to his sheer determination and capitalist business savvy. He is emblematic of the American spirit and has become this patriotic tour de force generating the sort of unfiltered yuppie bravado of late 20th century America that we have all but lost. A populist leader in the truest sense, Mr Trump clearly speaks to the silent majority that is demanding real change in this country. He has tapped into the vein of anger we feel at bureaucratic corruption, and, although he is certainly bombastic, he is channeling it smartly into progressive reforms and bold new policies with the red-blooded vigor and macho dynamism of the great leaders of old like Theodore Roosevelt and generals like Douglas MacArthur and George S. Patton. Only the persuasive, firm, measured aggression that Trump exudes will be enough to accomplish the sweeping political priorities that Trump has vowed to make precedent in his administration and I believe America is in tremendous need of this kind of definitive transformation. 

For a long while I was undecided regarding my political affiliation. Some might label me a swing voter because I am convinced in supporting a candidate by having first come to a consensus regarding their appeal through a host of many factors, including: Great personality, political values, speaking presence, and substance of character, something which Mr. Trump possesses in spades along with a plethora of game-changing policies and ideas that he brings to the table. I do not believe any two parties can thoroughly encapsulate the complexities of the American voter base. Many are just mystified by the Phenomenon of Trump because he is attracting support from a wide ranging base outside of the establishment of hardline Republicans. For example, I am socially liberal and accept the legitimacy of man-made (Read: carbon emission altering) climate change, support birth control, women’s right to choose and believe in maintaining a social safety net for those who are struggling and in dire need of help for basic needs, but I don’t share many of the fundamental, underlying policies typical of left wing democrats.

Although Senator Bernie Sanders makes many salient points and I especially share his vision of being socially liberal, raising the minimum wage and embracing equality for all races, genders and orientations, I could never vote for a candidate that advocates what essentially amounts to socialism and support the communist ideologies that he espouses. On another note, I certainly have no love for the religious right: Evangelical ‘values’ and bible thumping zealotry that discriminates against the LGBT community and that publically shames women who have had abortions and attacks planned parenthood deserves no  place in the governance of 300+ million people. However I speak strongly as a conservative on the issues of national fiscal responsibility, 2nd amendment rights*, foreign policy, and shoring up our military forces. Mr Trump has shown he will do everything in his power to take care of our veterans. He has the gumption to tackle overspending, eliminating the festering corruption in Washington and has the greatest skill in bringing back jobs to our country and levying penalties on corporations that export labor and manufacturing overseas. He has the experience necessary to reinvigorate our lagging economy and the decisiveness to help put us back on top of the globe where we belong.

*In an earlier article I discussed gun control in great detail in which I support effective background checks, gun training courses and expanding mental health facilities while respecting that our 2nd amendment rights remain intact and unmolested.

He is not controlled by the political elite: He manages his own wealth. As countless pundits and bloggers have pointed out, anyone can agree on the fact that Trump is not a career politician by trade and therefore he is not being made to dance under the purse strings of lobbyists and special interest groups. This is a major point of appeal for me as well as other Trump supporters.

Donald Trump is the only candidate capable of building a border wall under budget and ahead of time that would help put a stop to illegal immigration, human smuggling, and drug-running. What many don’t understand is that the “Wall” he refers to is just as much a philosophy as it is an engineering project on the southern border (That Mexico will pay for!) The “wall” is an expansive series of enhanced security measures and checkpoints barring illegal immigrants from any port of entry into the United States. The “wall” is buffing up security patrols on our borders and on our coasts, making sure that if there are any refugees flooding in from the Middle East, they will be thoroughly screened because, unlike many liberals, conservatives do not delude themselves with naiveté when it comes to immigration. We know that ISIS and other terrorist factions are just itching to embed themselves in the destitute masses of refugee crowds and wish to slip through by taking advantage of our sympathies…and if they cannot infiltrate the refugees directly, they will do everything in their power radicalize those who make it through and influence their extended families to join terrorist cells within. 

You better believe it.

Allow me to address a couple accusations that Mr Trump’s opponents mindlessly spew:

“Donald Trump is a bully!”

Mr Trump has shown he can be very presidential and is a unifier when he is not being attacked on all sides by his opponents. Is he an entertainer? Absolutely, and that makes him interesting. Donald Trump has shown he has a great sense of humor and knows how to work a crowd. He has unparalleled people skills and persuasion in getting his ideas across. Let’s not forget that the great Ronald Regan was a Hollywood actor before he became President. If Mr Trump is being attacked, he has every right to defend himself, something which he does magnanimously and the country needs him in power.

“Donald Trump is racist/fascist/sexist/White Supremacist!”   *Substitute any two of the four to fit your personal narrative, get a side order of Bullshit™, absolutely FREE of charge!

Wrong. Utter sensationalist swill. Believing in any of the previous ‘ist’ buzzwords in the quoted statement is a clear red-flag that you have been thoroughly conditioned by the liberal agenda of many mainstream media outlets and/or you have been genuinely misinformed. What is the worst possible thing to accuse someone of in this day and age? 

Racism. 

Fortunately, Americans are usually clever enough to understand when something is taken out of context by the liberal media. In the commentary made during his conference on 06/16/2015, it is evident that Mr Trump was referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico, and is absolutely correct in calling out the fact that many of these illegals are indeed rapists, murderers and drug dealers financed by the cartels. This does NOT implicate Mexican nationals as a whole, which are indeed a wonderful people with a rich history and culture. Many of my friends are of Mexican and Latino descent (I am of partial Latino descent) and they are dearly loved. Conflate this with the epidemic drug problem south of the border that the cartels are taking advantage of and you have a recipe for a sensationalist cake baked by the biased media, decorated with swastika icing. With the U.S currently maintaining a 58 Billion dollar trade deficit, Donald Trump will ensure that the construction of the U.S/Mexico wall will be financed by Mexico, either through a trade embargo, deportation taxes or through some yet other undetermined means of expenditure, it will get done come hell or high water. After Dr Ben Carson’s endorsement and a fantastic introduction from Pastor Darrel Scott, Donald J Trump has shown he is in touch with leaders in the black community as well as addressing race relations in America and is very much concerned about the unemployment rate, particularly among young African American males and how to help them obtain better jobs, escape poverty and achieve success.

Mr Trump is the hero we need driving a stake into the sordid heart of political correctness. He is an avenger in pointing out media bias and the propaganda of the press; and while we do have a ‘free’ press, it is very much a biased one.  Recognizing the Muslim friends he is partnered with in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump will work with Gulf powers in rooting out the fanatics and extremists that are so delusional in their zealotry that they are insidiously attacking civilians in Europe and abroad. With a stable power-base to flourish in, ISIS, Boko Haram, and other terror networks will be in the perfect position to carry out a series of catastrophic attacks on the scale of 9/11 or worse upon the free world if they aren’t eradicated. As a war-hawk president, Donald Trump will vigorously destroy the scourge of Islamic terrorism.  Let’s keep in mind that we are coming out of an era where President Barack Hussein Obama did not even have the stomach for labeling recent terrorist attacks committed in the name of radical Islam for what it is: Radical Islam. Instead, he began his presidency by embarking on a worldwide apology tour and went ahead with a trade deal lifting sanctions on Iran without getting our prisoners back. The Iranian deal he formulated makes no guarantee that thorough inspections will be carried out with any degree of certainty and now there is nothing stopping Iran from supplying nuclear arms to Hezbollah.  For this (among many other reasons, namely, throwing Israel under the bus), I believe he is the absolute worst president in U.S history. In my opinion, Obama’s legacy is one of tremendous shame and despair. Let this be known for posterity: The Obama presidency is a filthy stain on the history of this nation. In 2008, at the age of 21, I voted for the first time in a presidential election for John McCain and I do not regret that decision to this day.

Opposition groups have resorted to the despicable tactic of attacking Mr Trump’s support base, casting an aura of shame upon them. They would love nothing more than continue labeling them as merely uneducated, unwashed masses that simply have no grasp about what’s going on in the world around them, more or less ignorant sheep in the grand scheme of things. They exploit this clearly broken narrative to change the tone of the conversation in an effort to help suit their own twisted agenda, wielding opinionated rhetoric with such smug arrogance, as to be rendered pathetic and desperate for validity. They attempted to affiliate Mr Trump with the Ku Klux Klan and his supporters with white supremacy, even after Mr Trump repeatedly disavowed any endorsement from David Duke. They are so utterly desperate in justifying their polluted worldview that many of these ‘protestors’ are little more than agitators that have introduced a level of violence into our political process yet unseen. These groups either represent (or are partnered with) subversive groups such as Black Lives matter, 3rd wave feminists, and cultural Marxist organizations that have gone completely off the rails. 

What we are seeing in the 21st century is that fascism has taken the form of extreme anarchist, cop-hating radical leftists groups behaving like Orwellian thought police against those they disagree with, inciting violence at events hosted by Mr Trump which would have been otherwise peaceful rallies. Sabotaging events and then decrying self-victimization while simultaneously using intimidation tactics and claiming victory afterward is an act of cowardice and it’s a shameful spectacle to behold. Stifling Donald Trump’s platform is stifling the political process itself and prevents him from exercising his first amendment rights. Trump did the smart thing by shutting down the rally event on 3/11/16 for public safety. However, I believe this works in his favor and he can turn it around by garnering media exposure. In the McCarthy era, these groups would have been investigated for communist treason and as far as I’m concerned, they are traitors to the liberty of this nation. We have a media cycle that has given a speaking platform to a mentally deranged individual who rushed Mr Trump on stage. If an individual had rushed Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton on stage, no news network would have interviewed that individual. It is exactly this sort of outrageous double standard that only reinforces my support for Mr Trump.

For the vast majority of US citizens who can see through the media smokescreen and their blatant lies, I believe we will make the right decision come November. The numbers don’t lie: Trump is a force of nature and he is reaching across the aisle and bringing in new voters. If the Republicans expect to win in November against Hillary Clinton they must rally behind Trump or the party is going to fracture and split in two. I sincerely believe Donald Trump loves this country and desires to see prosperity and strength reign once again, particularly for those willing to work for it. Small business owners and entrepreneurs will benefit greatly from his policies. The minimum wage will be raised and that will bolster the service sector and the standard of living for the average American. Taxes incurred on imports from China and elsewhere will help repair our failing infrastructure. Manufacturing will be brought back to the homeland under Trump and many products will be cheaper to transport and of superior quality when these changes gradually take effect. Mr Trump will oversee a unified America where racial and gender division will be put in the past where it belongs and usher in a technologically advanced, egalitarian and prosperous nation with a stronger military force.

It is for these reasons that I can state with pride and absolute conviction, that Donald J Trump is the right man for the job of holding the highest office in the nation and is the only candidate that will make America great again.