Klavan On The Culture

As Men Go, So Goes the Future

In the wake of repeated and escalating Muslim attacks on women throughout Europe, Popular Danish columnist Iben Thranholm dares to state the obvious: the problem lies not only with the violent sexism of immigrant Muslim males but also with the weakness of the boys from home. In a column called “Europe’s Tragedy: Too Much Angela Merkel, Too Little Masculinity,” Miss Thranholm writes:

Pundits and politicians assure the public that refugee males now storming the gates of Europe from the Middle East, Northern Africa and Central Asia will be required to learn that Western women are independent and sexually liberated. Such arguments, however, are obviously too weak to have any impact on the male cultures representative of certain refugee groups.

To these individuals, strong European women are ‘easy’ and easy victims; they have respect only for strong men – and strong men aren’t exactly thick on the ground in Europe.

The deficiency of masculinity in European culture renders it impotent in the face of the political and cultural chaos that has escalated along with growing immigration.

Instead of a single-minded focus on imposing liberal feminist values on Muslim males, it might well be much more beneficial for Europeans to consider if the feminist war on masculinity might be the underlying cause of the weakness of European culture – feeble and defenseless as it is – against the culture of immigrants and refugees. The irony is that the vacuum feminism has created means that women become victims of an aggressive male culture.

It only takes a minute’s thought to see the truth of this. A culture full of weak men doesn’t make women strong, it just leaves a vacuum for strong men from other cultures to come in and replace the locals. That’s the way of the world, and always has been. In Europe — and to a lesser extent here — feminism’s relentless assaults on masculinity have estranged some men, too many men, from their own natures and imperatives. Socialism — dulling the competitive capitalist edge that keeps men sharp and smart — has also drained the masculine life force.

The result is not powerful, confident women striding in equality with their male partners. The result is fearful, tremulous feminists who hysterically fear rape culture on college campuses where it is not, and western leaders who don’t dare to see the rape culture inherent in invading Islam, where it is.

Feminist comedienne Whitney Cummings jokes on her new HBO Special I’m Your Girlfriend, “This is the 21st century. I don’t need an alpha male to protect me. I don’t need a big strong man to fight off a tiger. I need a geek who can get my naked photos off the cloud.”

Funny — but it’s just not true.

The thing is, Whitney: It’s the 21st century here because big strong men made it the 21st century and keep it that way. Elsewhere it’s the 12th century, because big strong men have made it that and keep it that. The future goes where men go and does what men make it do. If men go down the drain, the future will follow.

In America, God willing, the future includes rights and opportunities for women — because men say it does. On the day American men aren’t strong enough to maintain those rights for women, other men will come and take them away.