The Femininization of Everything


[T]he regime of diversions, surrogates, and tranquilizers that pass for today’s ‘distractions’ and ‘amusements’ does not yet allow the modern woman to foresee the crisis that awaits her when she recognizes how meaningless are those male occupations for which she has fought, when the illusions and the euphoria of her conquests vanish, and when she realizes that, given the climate of dissolution, family and children can no longer give her a sense of satisfaction in life. ~Julius Evola, Ride the Tiger

I miss men. I miss my grandfather.  He was a man. And he wasn’t sorry for being a man. He was never told to be sorry for being a man, or acting like one. He never pondered the “social constructs” of gender. He liked Lawrence Welk, Archie Bunker, knives, guns, boxing.  He welded for a living. He wore flannel. He killed animals and ate them, fed them to his family. He didn’t pop his collar. He used Lava soap to rip the grease off his hands after doing the work men did. For him and his generation, life was not a sterile, over-analyzed bore.

Safety killed us. Such are the heights of the giants’ shoulders we stand on, such were their labors, such were their sacrifices, we were made too safe, too comfortable. We came to hate our betters, just as the Helots hated their Spartan masters. And so we dived into every fantasy, every unrealism, believing the opposite of reality as a sort of revolt. We became lazy, ungrateful. We enjoyed the nectar of being critical, and so criticized to disintegration those who made our free nation: Men.

Women didn’t freeze to death at Valley Forge, storm Normandy, they didn’t rot in Hanoi. And they never will, because the current “integration” of our military is theater and a power grab.  It’s playing doctor, cowboys and Indians at the expense of us all.  The people who want women in military combat arms know woman can’t actually do what men can do, but they enjoy seeing men cringe and squirm over such excesses.  Of course, women won’t pour into such billets, because they are difficult, though even when they end up there, they still won’t find it as difficult as do men, because men will treat them better than they do other men. And the feminized bureaucracy will ensure they have it easier, national defense be damned.

The United States Marines require that men do 20 pullups in order score the maximum points on their physical fitness test. Women are required to do exactly zero.  How’s that for egalitarianism? The Marine Corps tested 318 female Marines, and found that on average, they could do 1.6 pullups.  Yet, when I last tested myself at 39 years old, I could do 20 pullups. Many classically male jobs, such as firefighting and police work have distinctly different physical qualifications for women than men.  Women do not have to register for the draft, but of course their  inferiors–men–do.

The way we fight war itself has become feminized. We treat our enemies like the single mom treats her kids: We try to buy them stuff until they quit throwing temper tantrums.  We don’t win wars any more. The trade schools are considered a sub-par option for those not worthy or capable of the “higher” intellectual pursuits of gender studies. No thought is given by these elite snobs as to who builds their cars, roads, laptops and latte machines.

In a strikingly Nietzschean world, Slave Morality reigns, the Spartans now serve the Helots. As Nietzsche states, Slave Morality originates in the weak and is deployed by the weak as a weapon against the strong.  It is not necessarily drawn as a weapon of righteousness; it’s usually the sword of resentment. Slave Morality–Feminism–does not seek the impossible, that is, to make men and women equal in all things. Instead, it seeks to neuter men and weigh them down with a lodestone that will ensure men cannot surpass women in any meaningful way. The Helots now rule the Spartans.  The feminists used the tactic commonly employed by children on mothers in order to get what they do not deserve: Whining.

The false notion that sexual assault is rampant in our military was predictably seized by the Left, who lose sleep nightly over racial and gender issues.  The number of sexual assault reports in the military this year is up 50% this year, after it became fashionable to be raped. Ignored are studies that show over 40% of rape allegations are false [Kanin, 1994].

Everywhere we look, from our earliest days to our last, we see the philosophy of woman. Television shows, movies, politics, almost all of it aimed at women’s tastes. This is not to say that the feminine, the womanly, or motherhood are bad things, indeed they are good things, but so are classically manly traits. Yet our entire cultural system is bent on making boys more like girls. They must be sensitive, they must sit still, they must not joust. The NFL now celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness by allowing players to wear pink football gear during allotted games. Men must be made aware of female supremacy, that we are being watched, monitored controlled, at all times. Even during our classically male moments, such as playing football. What is the male color by the way? Do we have a color? I’m not sure.  I’m trying to imagine Dick Butkus or Mike Ditka in pink. It’s not working for me. But of course, there are no women in the National Football League, but Americans actually care about their team winning football games, unlike winning wars. We’ve become an unserious country, rolling toward the glue factory.

Oprah decides the fate of nations. One study found that Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement of Obama resulted in an additional one million votes.   She tells women to go their own way, that they can do anything men can do. Can they? Should they? At the core of the modern feminist movement and others Leftist movements like it, is the the use of pity as a weapon.  Pity is used to relieve people of the duties of a Natural Law they despise. Pity is used to escape the carrying out of some people’s duties, to gain power over those susceptible to pity’s draw. It is a perverse utilization of a subtle Christian ethic, taking advantage of those who lack street wisdom.  Pity has its place, but it can also be misused. We need not agree with everything Nietzsche had to say, just as Nietzsche did not agree with everything that his mentors, Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner said. This does not mean we cannot glean truth from some of Nietzsche’s writings. The cult of pity, and the misuse of pity as a sordid sentiment has resulted in an American military that is barely functional. First, an army draws its soldiers from a population organic to its nation, thus, it can suffer from many of flaws endemic to that nation. I have a ground-level view of those flaws as an NCO in the Army.  The call for pity is the default setting for many soldiers wishing to avoid Duty.  I’m not averse to having pity on those that deserve it, but I regard those who attempt to avoid Duty by feigning weakness (or the belief that feeling any discomfort at all means that something is “wrong”) as thieves. They are trying to steal something to which they have no right. They long for victim-hood and all its benefits. This perverse inverse of traditional values for women began with perhaps its most troubling aspect: Its loathing of motherhood, of parenting, of homemaking, as if being a housewife were tantamount to slavery. from this root grew the withered tree of cultural demise.  As the German philosopher Oswald Spengler wrote,

“When the ordinary thought of a highly cultivated people begins to regard ‘having children’ as a question of pro’s and con’s, the great turning point has come.”

A proto-feminist, upon reading my concerns of birthrates and modern attitudes toward motherhood, quipped that she did not feel it necessary to reproduce merely to prop up her society. But she misunderstood. The mere fact that she and the rest of the West has asked the question: “Are children worth it?”, means that the fatal seed is already planted and even blooming. Such a question is like asking, “is eating worth it?”, “is the sun rising worth it?”.  So, if Spengler was correct, we are already dying.  When motherhood becomes tantamount to dishonor, count your nation as dead and rotting. The perverse inverse continues in its paradoxical reinvention of what is feminine. Oddly, it is now feminine to be masculine, yet masculinity when practiced by men is demonized. This can only equate to men being deemed as bad. Again paradoxically, the feminist disapproval of motherhood has led to even more doting over children, who are not allowed to take risks common to children of even 15 years ago. We now give “timeouts”, as opposed to concrete discipline. Can youn imagine a child being sent to bed without Doritos, err, dinner nowadays? The typical male response of men from my grandfather’s age was “toughen up”, and parents were not seen as human entertainment machines. It was well established that doting over children ruined them, that even picking them up too often could damage them. Whining and pouting earned a trip to their room, excommunicated for conduct unbecoming.  Now such behavior earns more soda and candy.  The hours spent outdoors by young people in past years is now replaced by hours on a couch.  So spoiled are many of today’s children, that nothing can sate their appetites, nothing can satisfy, nothing can make them content for more than 30 minutes.  Such are the wages of overindulgence and the absence of the classic male response to unjust complaints: Toughen up. We have made children into anti-stoics, the opposite of the Buddhist ideal of the Middle Path.

But perhaps the feminists have overplayed their hand. There is a surge of male unrest, a revolt against the metro-sexual ideal of the sedate, passive man willing to serve his time as house Helot. Some men have realized they don’t want participation trophies, as they have no transcendental meaning, no value. A man’s inner longings are often about value, giving life meaning, about the fact that the things that are earned through pain and blood are the things most valued in life. Some men like emerging from an athletic game, tired, bloodied.  In the feminine society, there is something wrong with this. In the man’s world of old, pain was viewed as the refiner’s fire, moving men beyond the materialism so prevalent today.  To those men, life is not about smart phone apps, the latest fashion, a perfectly comfortable life, Doritos, Starbucks, Oprah, GLAAD, strippers, drugs, Obamacare, or Miley Cyrus. For some, life is about the transcendental state that can only be achieved by doing what is difficult. The feminized society tried to make war safe, against Sherman’s warnings.

I think Camille Paglia is right.  What we’re seeing is the decline of our civilization, but no one wants to move to do anything, because as with the Methamphetamine addict whose body withers and erupts with boils as death approaches, the pleasure felt during our death is too great.  Even those who secretly see the problems at hand are embarrassed to contradict the herd. They are not sufficiently convinced by their own convictions, the modern culture has shamed them into submission. But as for me, count me as Riding the Tiger, the good Roman soldier who stood at his post fulfilling his Duty even as Vesuvius erupted and slew him.

Oswald Spengler: We Are Doomed

Oswald Spengler: We Are Doomed

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who, during the eruption of Vesuvius, died at his post because they forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one thing that can not be taken from a man.” `~Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics

10 comments

  1. Glad to see a post right before NYE, hopefully that means many more to come throughout the year. You hit the nail on the head here. I think we’re the same age or very close to it and it was my freshman year in college when I remembered thinking “WTF is going on” – speech codes and a sensitivity obsession. I had a philosophy course on Feminism that was way old school, simon de beauvoir – the second sex old school. What I see held up today as feminism looks nothing like that at all (well, I could make a snarky joke but won’t b/c of respect for the older forms of it). How many articles have there been lately about how hard it is for women in DC (or other major city) to get a man to ask them out or any other zillion maladies that have come from trying to push whatever the current version of feminism is? Teenage boys are crying to girls about their feelings instead of hitting on them (or have convinced themselves that’s what hitting on them is). Its sad. The old school male dominated “women shouldn’t work, women can’t be X” was bad, but what we’ve done now isn’t the answer.

  2. Or we could WIN Magus. We have a similiar CV on the important parts….so when I tell you come to the Dark Side…I tell you there is one, and it is growing…and it’s the most original thinking in 100 years.

    The Progs are dying Magus and their sick schelrotic state with them. America will endure. A Trial seems inevitable. You are looking at their death throes and mistaking it for the land and people. Common enough, they want us to see nothing but the freakish and degrading.

    Below is the solution. A critique of the Progs so throughly annhilating as to raze them. And we can be soliders again, even if it’s for the last time…and it won’t be for our posterity.
    =====================================================
    “Preserving the freedom to fathom the limits of dysfunction in every direction is the primary social obligation, with the full resources of Leviathan behind it. If that’s not exactly where we are, it will be soon.

    Against this backdrop, Neoreaction emerges as a de-synthesizing impulse, splintering along multiple paths, but especially two. In reacting against authoritarian irresponsibility (or ‘anarcho-tyranny’) it tends to a restoration of the Old Antithesis: either hierarchical solidarity, or a ruthless dis-solidarity (and as it undoes the progressive dialectic, ‘either’ fragments into ‘both’ — separately). Only the state protected irresponsibility of resolved Left-liberalism is strictly intolerable, because that has been historically demonstrated to be an engine of degeneration. Neoreaction, initially conceived, is anything else.”

    http://www.xenosystems.net/retro-dialectics/#more-1836

    And yes there’s lots more.

  3. Meanwhile..

    Rest is absolutely necessary for man and horse, and cannot be dispensed with for any length of time, even in war. From the very fact then, that, owing to the peculiar conditions of warfare, troops are constantly prevented from enjoying regular and uniform periods of rest, it is the duty of every General holding a command to make a point of invariably giving his troops ample and unbroken rest whenever the circumstances of the situation may justify it. (The Duties of the General Staff, General Bronsart von Schellendorff, 1905) – See more at:

    http://theden.tv/2013/12/30/why-the-right-keeps-losing-and-what-to-do-about-it/#sthash.b0FScOJb.dpuf

  4. I wish I could be as hopeful as you are that the Progressives are dying. I admit that I do see them energizing certain people. Many men are tired of being the meek of the earth. But to me, the whole West is weakening, and we’re going to get rolled if things don’t change. I don’t see them changing anytime soon. I could be wrong. The demographic changes in America all but guarantee that elected officials will continue with their demagoguery.

  5. Excellent article. I would only differ with Spenglers choice of an example. Death at one’s post defending against an enemy one can do reasonable damage to is honorable. Death at one’s post in the face of a lava flow is not too smart. Though I suspect what really happened to that soldier is what happened to the men and women in the whore houses there, they were overcome by fumes before they could take any reasonable action.

  6. Yes, tactical retreats are advisable when helpful. But the strategic fight needs continue. Perhaps what Spengler is really saying is: Don’t become like them.

  7. Doug – for what it’s worth, I think there’s a lot in the tea leaves backing up VXXC’s contention that the Progs are dying off. In Hayek’s the Fatal Conceit, he notes (greatly synthesizing the premise) that it’s impossible to control everything. You can try, but centrally planned anything ultimately dies under its own weight. I think technology is moving way too fast for politics to keep up. I don’t want to make any partisan statements but objectively, pretend this was the mid-60s, 70s, 80s or even 90s instead of now. Fast and Furious would be completely unknown (admittedly it didn’t end up anywhere near as it should have, but even today there were several front page articles about those weapon being used to kill innocent people). Problems with Obamacare would be completely swept under the run. Benghazi, the IRS scandal, what happened to Joe the Plumber, take your pick. in order for the Progs to thrive, you have to be able to control the message and what people hear. While technology has given authoritarians a lot of new power, spontaneous order take place and moves faster than they will. I’d say it’s not just the Progs that are doomed, but authoritarians. With technology being where it is today, everyone can find out about something almost immediately. Humans are failed creatures and if you put your faith in Politicians, you’ll always be disappointed. But this is the truth that many refuse to acknowledge. Now, good or bad, imperfectsion and screw ups will be front and center so it’s impossible to keep up an illusion very long. Time is truth’s best friend as they say, and now technology has made that all the more true. There are and will continue to be a lot of negatives, but on the whole, things are transforming faster than anyone can manage them. If you can’t manage them you can’t control them. The govt is too big for any one man to handle, the internet, mobile phones, social networks – they move too fast. Even if you can spin things, your adversaries can unspin them. Even if you squash everything in your country, people can do it from other countries. Hell, even 10-15 years ago, Snowden 9whatever you think of him) would have just disappeared and no one would have heard any of it – whatever slipped out would be spun away and it would have been game over. And most importantly, people have lost faith in government. You can win any argument in any forum with a partisan against either side b/c both sides have so many problems that you’re shooting fish in a barrel. If you’re arguing from the opposition POV, it’s is cake as we saw with the Bush years and as we see now. If Team Red wins, there will be just as much wrong (different stuff but just as much) – so the only losing side nowadays is trying to argue for the establishment. Everyone hates the establishment – even Progs hate it by and large (think of how mad they got when Obama ‘compromised’ on no Public option). Each major failure gets more and more people frustrated. I don’t know where the tipping point is, but there is one and I know we’re heading toward it at an increasing pace. It may be another generation off, it may be in the very near future, but it’s coming and there’s nothing I can see stopping it short of absolutely 1984 style full blown authoritarianism – when you see Saudi Arabia and Iran’s grip slipping, the writing is on the wall.

  8. Feminism: Just A Fashionable Form Of Fallacious “Good” & Pelagianism, Enemy Of Truth

    Ho ho ho–this is very good essay, though it rambles a bit. Hence it seems to me to be a totally contrived problem (“feminization”), this typical tactic of the empire-rulers (Jews and accomplices as usual) for keeping the goyim fighting one-another, by class, religion, race, sex, and age, etc.

    As always, Jews work to overthrow Christian TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH by means of “good” (Pharisaism)–which good doesn’t exist, but it’s an attractive LIE–as per Plato & Leo Strauss’s “noble lie” (it works for Jews). Thus “good,” once they have u hooked on it, takes diff. forms–“tolerance,” “diversity,” “equality,” etc.

    Note Spengler’s theory of determinist CYCLIC history entails a culture/society beginning w. honesty and natural Aristotelian objectivity: people are virtuously racist (loyal to ancestors and people) as they’re honest and simple for their concepts. But as the culture “advances” (ho ho ho) in “prosperity,” observe the people become less honest, conned by Jews, these Jews taking over by means of their frauds–esp. by means of “central banking”–just legalized COUNTERFEITING.

    And as the people become evermore corrupt and perverted, they pretend to “good-evil” and the heresy of Pelagianism. A variety of this fallacious “good” is “tolerance,” and esp. for tolerating Jews–along w. other criminals and degenerates, like homosexuals, and now feminists.

    Hence then one sees the problem: the dis-honesty and esp. HUBRIS of a corrupt and perverted people in midst of MAMMONIST false “prosperity”–who are caught-up in fallacious, delusionary, “good-evil” (Pelagian heresy), this pretense to “good” ALWAYS the greatest enemy of truth, the perfect pretext to lies and lying, SUBJECTIVISM, as noted in above expo.

    Note then how this “good-evil” fallacy succeeds: it’s soooooo attractive to children who are trained upon the concept that obedience and thus gaining “approval” depends upon this “good” (really obedience). What’s a “bad” dog?–just one that doesn’t obey. Thus to be “good”–esp. for Jews–means being obedient.

    So we see then the basics of the problem: Lies (in form of fallacious “good”) overthrowing TRUTH in the minds of a corrupted, hubristic, subjectivistic people. Feminism is just an aspect of this “good-evil” delusion as it manifests in “diversity,” “tolerance,” “equality,” etc.

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