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Male Of The Species
Despite decades of effort on the part of the PC (politically correct) Police, males - thankfully - are still males. It is a function of the Y-chromosome and no amount of whining and ear-plugging will ever change that. Gender roles are as much a function of genetics as environment.
When I was growing up, I was taught by other men that certain conversations were to be had only around other men and only in certain places, such as the locker room, the golf course, hunting trips, and bars (in proper society women were escorted to "lounges" never bars). I will catch all kinds of crap from the feminists and PC Police, but I see nothing wrong with Standard Male Bragging (SMB), in the proper context.
I am painfully aware that there has been a multi-decadal war on males. Ritalin (the drug) is primarily used to control male behavior, since kids aren't allowed to play real games anymore, and have a metric tonne of energy to blow off one way or another. Males and male behavior have been consistently demeaned and belittled, and any signs of it have been drugged and castigated until most males now are just sick to death of it.
If you have any questions why Donald Trump has risen so fast in the political arena, it is because he is unapologetically male. He speaks directly. He likes attractive women on his arm. He knows wealth and power are aphrodisiacs. His only mistake was apologizing for the Trump Tapes. It is the traitorous weasel who recorded that conversation and saved it for 11 years that ought to be castrated and hung out to dry. Trump was well within his male rights to speak the way he did among other males in the locker room context. That is what we males are all taught.
Women and children have the right to demand that men keep their baser behavior controlled and contained, but no one can demand that we deny our very nature. Nature created men to amass wealth and power so as to attract the most desirable mates, just as it created women to primp and preen and seek out the wealthy and powerful men. There is no apology for expressing our Natures, so long as it appropriate to the time and place, and the locker room is definitely the time and place for men to be men.
It strikes me as rather conspicuous that the number of wars in process or about to start are a direct consequence of denying men the right and ability to "blow off steam." And frankly, doing things like allowing transvestites into the military and striking the word "man" off of all the ranks and titles is even further pushing men into a fight. Furthermore, blasting men-talk all over Creation that was said in the appropriate time and place is yet another sick and depraved attack on all men, not just one or two.
To my admittedly and unapologetically male mind, Trump is not wrong, the media are. They knew the context of the talk. They knew full well that they do the same thing. They knowingly and hypocritically violated a social trust in a way that deserves the most vile reprehension possible.
What's really strange about all of this is that the popular media (TeeVee, Moovies, etc.) are absolutely awash with foul language and chest-beating males - reference any Marvel Moovie - yet the minute a male gets off the couch or leaves the cinema, he is battered and bashed from all sides for daring to imitate the behavior he just witnessed those "cultural heroes" performing. It's no wonder males are acting out in so many inappropriate ways; they are receiving severely disconnected messages from society and the cognitive dissonance is driving them batty.
Even I experience massive amounts of cognitive dissonance. On the one hand, my Inner Male cheers when people like Trump ignore the Whining Class and act like a real male. If for no other reason, I secretly hope he gets elected, even though my Inner Intellectual is reviled by his complete lack of historical context. Plainly, you can see my dilemma. My mental and physical selves are in constant battle over whether love the guy or run in horror.
I truly wish that America could produce a figure like Putin, and it's no wonder he is admired around the world. He is a Man's Man: intelligent, mannered, witty, wily, erudite, and is a formidable verbal sparring partner. In the real world outside the molly-coddled nanny states of US and EU, real men still exist and still admire other real men. In fact, I suspect that Hillary et al. vilify him for this very reason - he is a fine expression of the Real Man.
If Trump has had one major victory, it is on the PC front. He has put a large dent in the effort to destroy the male. He is unabashed and proudly male, and for that I salute him. In the darkest recesses of my inner-most thoughts, I secretly hope he wins, if for no other reason than to put a sock in the mouth of Political Correctness.
I fear it is too little too late, though. The damage has been done and there are generations of Western males who will never recover, and it will take generations again to repair the damage done by the Progressives and Feminists.
But I can celebrate small victories, and having the Trump Tapes fly back in the face of the PC Police is one of them. I imagine that Trump and his sons are in the locker room now, clapping each other on the back and laughing at the silly hypocrites in LaLaLand.
And honestly, I'm willing to bet that Real Women admire Real Men, and thus the species goes on.
In the immortal words of Blue Swede, "Ugga chacka, ugga ugga ugga chacka!"