This could be about helping post-apocalyptics survive the Hunger Games, trying to beat the squirrels and hogs to precious acorns. Or about picking the right combination of Brazil, Hazel and Walnuts for your coffee table display this coming Christmas. It could be.
Or for you more mechanically inclined folk, about matching hex head nuts to the inevitable loose, mate-less machine screws you have sitting in the coffee can on your dryer. Now you know what my laundry room looks like…
But it’s not. This is about the agenda, unleashed by the sexual revolution, to emasculate men. To strip them of their strength. In the common vernacular, to cut off their nuts.
That looks rude in print. And it is. To try and take that from a man, or to prevent a young man from ever finding his strength. A lot of guys go overboard to compensate, a form of “Little Man” syndrome… unsure of themselves, bedding everything and it’s mother, just to prove to themselves that they are real men. In case you are one of those, you’ve probably figured out that it didn’t help, and probably made many things much worse. Another day…
But this is what the Western Church has done for men, according to Leon Podles. Men don’t like sitting in church and singing quasi-love songs about the Bridegroom, the reason many don’t go. Men generally don’t see themselves as a Bride too readily. And Mr. Podles really has some eye opening, important things to tell us.
So, men are confronted with emasculation under the thinly veiled guise of Bridal imagery in church. And then they go out into a world that tells them not to fart, pick their nose, and that anything they can do, a woman can do better. Don’t get me wrong, I am not anti-woman. On the contrary, we need real women, strong women, like never before. Our future depends on their well being.
And I’ve seen far too many young men, pasty white and not knowing which end of a baseball bat to grip, blasting away at hordes of digital assassins for hours on end. There is something of the Warrior trapped inside, not allowed to comfortably express himself in this day and age, and so they’ve gone underground. And they have grown up into men, more or less, as the process has been institutionalized. Yes, the process of gelding our men has been taken over by our most venerable social structures. Primarily schools and churches.
What is naturally birthed in us as men is forced to hide, apologize, and go underground. It is not required, needed, or celebrated, and so it must be controlled. Squelched. Pruned.
Perhaps that’s why our birthrate, and sperm count, are both so low. Hmm?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. “Emasculation happens in marriages as well. Women are often attracted to the wilder side of a man, but once having caught him they settle down to the task of domestication. Ironically, if he gives in he’ll resent her for it, and she in turn will resent him. And wonder where the passion has gone. Most marriages wind up there. A weary and lonely woman asked me the other day, “How do I get my husband to come alive?” “Invite him to be dangerous,” I said. “You mean, I should let him get the motorcycle, right?” “Yep.” She shrank back, disappointment on her face. “I know you’re right, but I hate the idea. I’ve made him tame for years.” Think back to that great big lion in that tiny cage. Why would we put a man in a cage? For the same reason we put a lion there. For the same reason we put God there: he’s dangerous. To paraphrase Dorothy Sayers, we’ve also pared the claws of the Lion Cub of Judah. A man is a dangerous thing. Women don’t start wars. Violent crimes aren’t for the most part committed by women. Our prisons aren’t filled with women. Columbine wasn’t the work of two young girls. Obviously, something has gone wrong in the masculine soul, and the way we’ve decided to handle it is to take that dangerous nature away . . . entirely.” (Wild at Heart , 82)
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