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Thursday 16 July 2015

Disturbance in the Man Force

"Men are being silenced by feminism!" shriek a chorus of men on staged panels, in broadcasts and national columns, without a drop of irony.

Where, I'm sure, the values of free-market competition as the way to land on best balance is equally espoused.

There has been an awakening.  Have you felt it?

As if a million man-voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

Or a couple dozen loudly male voices, at any rate.  They're the voices of the same guys who bemoan the Islamization of everything, yet somehow still manage to preach the value of toughnesses and the legitimacy of free-market capitalism.

How can you be the tough-guys, believe that strength prevails, and yet be a whiner when it seems like other people are getting market share of public attention, of clout in economics and policy, or are growing in numbers?  Doesn't that come across as at least a little hypocritical?

Not to the gentlemen doing the bemoaning, I guess, but that's a limbic thing.  

It's all good, because the rising voices of concern are akin to the death rattle of a dying culture, the Rome of yore.  The complete demise of Mannish cultural, political and economic domination won't ever be complete - after all, we still bear the influences of the Roman Empire - but it will happen significantly enough to matter.

It's not strength that endures, after all, but adaptability.

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