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How Modern Life Transforms Men into Wussies

Marv will be right over with your purse.

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John Hawkins

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February 27, 2013 - 7:00 am
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Most people think Marv is crazy, but I don’t believe that. I’m no shrink and I’m not saying I’ve got Marv all figured out or anything, but “crazy” just doesn’t explain him. Not to me. Sometimes I think he’s retarded, a big, brutal kid who never learned the ground rules about how people are supposed to act around each other. But that doesn’t have the right ring to it either. No, it’s more like there’s nothing wrong with Marv, nothing at all — except that he had the rotten luck of being born at the wrong time in history. He’d have been okay if he’d been born a couple of thousand years ago. He’d be right at home on some ancient battlefield, swinging an ax into somebody’s face. Or in a Roman Arena, taking a sword to other gladiators like him. They’d have tossed him girls like Nancy, back then. — Sin City

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Ever watched a classic action flick? Of course you have. Movies like Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lethal Weapon, First Blood, and 300 have become fixtures in the American psyche. All these movies feature either a lone man or a small group fighting in a desperate, violent struggle and yet, somehow, coming out on top. Throughout most of America’s history, the average man could more easily relate to the experiences in those movies the way someone who shoots hoops at the park could relate to watching an NBA game. Sure, they might not have been able to do what they were seeing on the screen, but they were well-acquainted with violence. Either they had inflicted it, suffered it, or seen it up close and personal. We’re a nation that was birthed in a bloody revolution, where feuds and dueling were frequent occurrences, where intermittent battles with Indians occurred until the twenties, where roughly twenty percent of the male population served in WWII, and where fist fights and brawling were relatively common.

Today?

The average man may have seen hundreds of thousands of murders on his TV screen and committed tens of thousands more playing video games, but he has also probably never struck another human being in anger in his entire adult lifetime. In other words, he may be captivated by the imagery he sees at the movies, but he goes home knowing that he will never even live out a pale imitation of what he’s just seen.

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Add to the fact that faggotry is displayed on TV and movies and men are told it's fine to BE a fairy, fruit-loop, sissy-boy, girly-man or flaming queer, why should we be surprised at the loss of American manhood?
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The pendulum has swung from a society where men had all the power to one where women have all the power (via government intervention). The pendulum should correct itself, ultimately, but that will only happen if men wake up and do more than just complain and check out.
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I realize this article is fairly old, but I felt the need to comment on it, so I will.

This article utterly misses what it means to be a man. Males have a choice: Be a boy or be a man. I was a boy when I was young, now I am a man. This does not mean that I'm good at fighting or that I'm a good athlete or any other vision of manhood you would like to conjure up.

The difference is simple:
1) Boys use their circumstances as excuses and rely on pity and the compassion of others to ease their suffering. Men work to overcome their circumstances and embrace their suffering as a test of character and virtue.

2) Boys refuse to accept their responsibilities, making careless, easy, decisions, and taking rash actions hoping to avoid being held accountable and prepared to blame others if necessary. Men embrace their responsibilities and make thoughtful, tough, decisions and take deliberate actions expecting to be held accountable for them.

3) Boys demean women and treat them as sexual objects. Men respect women and treat them as human beings.

Those 3 things separate the men from the boys. The old time images of men invoked by the author are merely maifestations of those 3 things. Choose to be a man, or don't, but don't expect me to feel sorry for you because I have suffered and overcome my circumstances. When you do the same, we can have a drink and share our stories of how our struggle against our suffering served to make us stronger. If you choose to remain a boy, then don't expect us men to invite you to our table to drink with us. A seat at that table is reserved for those who earn it. Those who choose to remain boys aren't welcome.
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tldr
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So you just finished pointing out just how crappy the situation is for men, and then chide us for not participating in it?
1 year ago
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The only problem I have with the article is the negative reference to gamers. This is the second article posted by PJ writers that painted gamers in a negative light. We're not all losers living in our parents' basements living out some "fantasy" or whatever else you guys are writing about us.

My husband and I both game, and our circle of friends game, and not a one of us makes less than 95k a year. We're college educated professors, counselors, programmers, network engineers, nuclear engineers, and doctors. We're politically conservative, married, home-owning upper middle-class Americans. We're also gamers.
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O.K., guys, why do we put up with this faux "liberated female" B.S.?

Haven't we brought this on ourselves?

Why be a wuss?

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Add to the fact that faggotry is displayed on TV and movies and men are told it's fine to BE a fairy, fruit-loop, sissy-boy, girly-man or flaming queer, why should we be surprised at the loss of American manhood?
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Poofters are products of a specific birth defect. Your neighbor's kid will never be converted to buggery, although if he's ever caught by the local NAMBLA gang, he might develop some serious kinks. Human Nature (inherited, innate, immutable) governs every human society. Whatever men do is high-status; whatever women do is low-status. Forget getting your boys into prep school -- that's on it's way out right now. Rather, start him in some sport or other. Sports will be the pinnacle of society, because women can't play. With lawyeresses and soldierettes taking those roles down to char-lady and scrub-woman levels, the pro athlete will rule. Of course, education in math and hard science will still be worth pursuing, as girls can't do that either. Once you see that societies always have been, are now, and always will be dominated by males, you can ignore the little bumps in the road and keep your eye on the highway markers.
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You will still find more traditional male/female roles outside of the cities, and even outside of the suburbs. Go to small towns in Pennsylvania and find communities that value more than a dollar, and you'll see women who really love their kids, and fathers who really love their wives.
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You will still find more traditional male/female roles outside of the cities, and even outside of the suburbs. Go to small towns in Pennsylvania and find communities that value more than a dollar, and you'll see women who really love their kids, and fathers who really love their wives.
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Actually much fun is to be had. Now guys select on economic performance, at least for something that might last bit. When I was a kid, the dream was a 28 year old I-Banker who was good in bed. Now with so many more woman at a given level, someone with equal quals can really get picky.

Now is the time to drive a really hard bargain: now we have trophy dudes.
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John, that was a truly great piece. So well said. I'm learning what it is to be a man from memories of my father. At some point you realize how much of our culture has been feminized. How much of it has become foreign to us. What to do all depends on your vocation. Those who are scholars should study philosophy, history, and theology just as it was before the culture was feminized. Those who are regular Joes should ignore the culture and get in touch with their inner Clint Eastwood.
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