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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Some Thoughts from Patrice Lewis

Patrice Lewis is a frequent contributor to World Net Daily and has been a guest commentator on Survival Mom Radio.


I admire men.
Specifically, I admire men who are controlled, confident and who fulfill their biological destiny as protectors and providers. Men are essential for training boys to tame the testosterone and channel their natural strengths and aggressiveness in appropriate ways. Trained men are, in the words of columnist Dennis Prager, the glory of civilization. (It goes without saying that untrained men are its scourge, but that’s another column.)


Men – trained, manly men – are necessary for a balanced society. They take on the tough ugly hard jobs women can’t or won’t do. They mine our coal and fight our fires and protect our shores and fix our engines and rescue our butts when we’re in danger. They truck our goods and clean our pipes and wire our homes. They plow fields and grow food. They butcher livestock so we can buy meat in tidy sanitized packages in the grocery store and pretend it never came from a cow.
I’m not saying women can’t be found in those fields; but let’s be honest: The vast majority of workers in hard, dangerous, dirty and heavy fields are men. They deserve our praise and gratitude.
Which is why I get so ticked off when feminists belittle men. These kinds of women don’t admire manly men who protect and provide. Feminists don’t want warriors; they want servants who will kowtow to their emotions and feeeeeeelings. They prefer emasculated androgynous guys who wouldn’t know one end of a rifle from the other. Guys who watch chick flicks with them. Guys who know what temperature to wash the dainties. Guys who are preoccupied with “social justice” and bringing their carbon footprint down to zero.
Now of course I’m taking things to extremes, but it’s to make a point. For the last 50 years – essentially my lifetime – there has been a war on manliness. Women were told they didn’t need a man, even to raise children. The family unit was attacked, mocked and dismantled so that children lost their mooring and grew up disoriented and adrift, unsure of their biological roles.
The result is we’ve lost a great number of our nation’s providers and protectors. We’ve raised generations of boys who were encouraged to embrace their feminine side, to be sensitive and emotional, and to look with horror at anything aggressive. Indeed aggressiveness, no matter how properly channeled, is still looked at with revulsion by feminists. Boys are punished for being boys and indulging in boyish activities. Instead, boys are trained to be girlish.

Consequently, America has become a wimpy society dominated by women. Women (y’know, those “strong confident women”) don’t want protection from men – that’s too old-fashioned and barbaric. Warriors in uniform are turned away lest those uniforms “offend” someone. Our society thinks we’ve “progressed” beyond the need to protect ourselves. It claims we’ll be “safer” if we don’t have access to those evil awful nasty guns … which, as everyone knows, are merely phallic representations of the male ego. Yuck.
Feminism and its corollary, political correctness, have slain our protectors – not literally (unless you count abortion) but metaphorically. Feminism has had such a strong influence on everything from how boys are raised to what national policy is instigated that we have achieved a state of spectacular wimpiness. Political correctness has now such a strong grip on our country that we can no longer call an enemy an enemy because that’s “intolerant.”
But now we’re facing a threat … and we have no warriors to protect us.
Ever hear the term “the barbarians are at the gate”? It refers to the Mongol “horde” that ravaged Asia and eastern Europe during the Middle Ages. The Mongols were tough uncivilized warriors who brutally cut down anyone who stood in their way. The “civilized” countries of Europe looked at the approaching horde with panic because they knew their courtly, politically correct knights had no way to repulse these violent bands of men who had a simple, single goal: to conquer. In short, when the barbarians were at the gate, you had something to worry about.
It’s not hard to draw parallels to America today. Our warriors are gone. Our men are too courtly and politically correct to repulse the barbarians at the gate who have a simple, single goal: to conquer.
Ironically, feminists have gotten what they wanted: a neutered society where men are deprived of the means and motivation to protect us. They’ve made testosterone something to be ashamed of, which means we’re leaving ourselves wide open to men who aren’t ashamed of their testosterone and who don’t have self-control or civilizing influences. These are men who don’t care about feeeeelings and emotions, about feminism or political correctness or carbon footprints or social justice. These uncontrolled, uncivilized men are inside and outside of our borders, poised and waiting. Without our warriors, our nation is laid bare to savages who will not hesitate to use their testosterone-induced strength to conquer and enslave.
Where will women be then?
It’s important to remember: With the exception of superior firepower and military strength, a nation cannot be conquered when it is disciplined, controlled, responsible, self-reliant and has a strong warrior class. But when a nation is rotting from within, it is ripe for conquest. I ask you: Who is causing our nation to rot from within?
I leave you with the sobering quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero, attributed to a speech in the Roman Senate around 58 B.C.:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
We don’t need feminism. We need our protectors back.

14 comments:

  1. Spot on!!
    Strelsi

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    1. Hey, Strelsi. I think she makes a lot of sense. She's one of those people who can see things are they are, not as "they ought to be."

      I hope you are not working yourself sick out there. I've been intentionally cutting back here, not going full bore. It has taken me three years but I believe I am beginning to grasp the concept of "retirement."

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    2. Retirement? I just went from a paying job, to a non paying job with a harsher task master ( me). By the looks of your "to do" list, you did too.
      Strelsi

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    3. Well, it's more a matter of how I think than what I do. For the last few years, after I retired, I still felt like I should be doing something constructive all the time. If the day got over and I hadn't done anything noteworthy I felt guilty. Now I am relaxing a little and taking the tack that I can do things at my own pace and the world isn't going to end because of it.

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    4. Exactly. Freeing isn't it? :))

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    5. Yes, I'm not as tense lately as is normally the case.

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  2. One of my daughters has a boyfriend. I like him. The man owns his own successful building and remodeling business and does most of the actual work himself. He hunts and when he got a deer last fall, he skinned it and cut it up and packaged it himself for the freezer. And he loves big slobbery dogs. My advice to my daughter? Hang on to this man. You'll not likely find another like him.

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    1. Does your daughter's boyfriend have a brother? I have had to restrain myself from killing my daughters last two boyfriends. She has a big heart, and is always rescuing animals in distress. I keep telling her not to try to do that with people. My daughter needs someone like your daughter found.

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  3. I like reading that.
    Although I've taken on the tradionally female role in the house (I do the washing, cleaning (sometimes) and cooking). I still make sure I provide. I try to make sure I'm putting things on the table that I've grown or shot. My girls see me shoot things and deal with the animals afterwards. I grew up in a house where men are still men and we all do traditionally male jobs (Farmer, carpenter and tree surgeon).

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    1. Kev, I read your blog and it strikes me that your family is well organized and fully functional. The fact that you work on the land and in construction instead of an office "don't signify" as far as I can see. To my mind that's more masculine than being an office drone. It doesn't detract from your place as the head of household. As for doing things around the house because your wife works, that's common sense, seems to me. I do that. If someone thinks that makes me less functional as head of my household, well, you know what they say about people who can't take a joke.

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  4. The pussification of men started here in the 60s. The children of WW2 vets, the patchouli perfume free love and drugs anti-establishment generation that grew up in plenty with no responsibilities have now become the entrenched Prius driving snob yuppy establishment and fill the ranks of government offices and academia. Ignoring historical fact, traditional values and everything moral we had been taught until then. They implemented the front-line liberal agenda of divide and conquer promoting the false god of diversity and so tribalizing people in to little conquerable groups defined by superficial qualities with a cute prepositions to each one and made men, especially poor black men redundant by substituting them for a welfare check. Now you have perverse icons like Pajama Boy, Sandra Fluck, and Hillary foisted on us by the mainstream media as if some how they are representative of real values and and worthy of emulation. Frighteningly the greater majority in our society can no longer tell the difference between this pantomime and reality. Another byproduct of this pussification-conquer-and-divide agenda is the generation of fatherless boys in the black ghettos grown up to be savage sociopaths cause they have no guidance or role models to channel their rage other than goons and thugs that wear the bling among them. I saw a meme recently that said it right. "The trouble with society today is no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore"

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    1. I know that the values I grew up with are largely disparaged or condescendingly tolerated. I know this is primarily the result of social engineering that really kicked into gear under L.B.J., and steadily accelerated over time. One of the reasons I quit teaching was that I could not tolerate being made part of the process. Public schools are absolutely the worst place for children to learn values, because the value that are universally taught there are forced on teachers by bureaucrats with a leftist agenda. Teaching is so tightly bound in their regulations, rules, inspections and evaluations that you either have to become a Quisling, or get out of teaching, or just hang in there for retirement and try not to think of what you are forcing down the kids throats.

      I don't disagree at all with any of your points in your comment. I know for a fact, having been there, that masculine virtues are eradicated in public school, and the drone mentality where someone else is responsible for resolving all your ills is drummed into the kids.

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  5. The sad thing is that the young ones don't even realize this is happening t our society. Many of the older ones don't think that anything could possibly ever happen here. They follow our government leaders (doesn't really matter which party) like sheep, They don't realize what they could be giving away. I don't think I could have a husband that was not a manly man type. Mine does work around the house when he isn't working his construction job- he sweeps, does laundry, etc. That is just maintenance and he happens to be the one home while jobs are scarce.

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    1. People are conditioned to obey the government. That's why such a huge percentage of the population receives government benefits of one kind or the other. No one will bite the hand that feeds them, or so the thinking goes in D.C. So, the more people dependent on the government, the more control the government has.

      I look at marriage as a partnership between a man and a woman. Both agree to support the other against the world, because that's what life has come down to. It isn't important who accomplishes a particular task, as long as it gets accomplished. You both pull in trace, and that's how the row gets plowed.

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