On the scourge of Radical feminism and the myth of male privilege: Part one
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?
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
Part Two: Debunking the myth of male privilege.