I’m seeing a lot of disturbing things…a lot of accusations thrown around that don’t quite fit. I realize that there are some very intense emotions attached to the men’s rights issue, but let me remind everyone why we are here.
Being dead honest, as usual, there are two kinds of people in this world: the leaders and the followers. What ever most people may think they are, they are followers. They are not trailblazers who want to spend their lives on the hard and lonely road of pioneering. They just want to have a happy, peaceful life. They follow whoever seems to promise them that.
Those who are the trailblazers, pioneers, and free thinkers should be very careful not to try to shape the world in their image. We have that tendency…to project our needs and desires onto the rest of the world, because, “Of course,” we think, “everyone wants FREEDOM, right?”
No, they don’t. Most people wouldn’t know what to do with freedom…not the way we tend to think of it anyway.
What the vast majority of people need (around 99%) is a structure in which they can thrive and flourish. They need culture, rules, and a strong society in which they can get their happy, peaceful life without having to struggle and stress out all the damned time. They need a safe environment in which they can handle their struggles and stresses sanely, without worrying that they’ll be arrested for victimless crimes. That’s what they need.
They need to know that the authorities are going to side with them when they are doing the right thing, not punish them for being a human being.
So what men and women need right now is to be rewarded by the authorities for doing things that strengthen and sustain their society, and penalized for things that weaken their society. First though, they need a society.
Modernism abused the idea of society. Postmodernism destroyed the idea of society. Let us not repeat those mistakes made by the ideologues of the past, in projecting our need and ideas of “freedom” on the masses, and therefore, getting embroiled in divisive debates that nitpick about details that are simply irrelevant to most people: followers.
Learn how to debate with people without alienating with people…because right now, the people need you to have your heads on straight. They need you to be united, and they need you to be steady.
Nobody cares whether or not you personally prefer your wife to be at home with the kids, or for her to be out working the same hours as you and have your kids in competent daycare or with relatives.
What the people want to know is whether or not the government and the corporations whose pockets it’s in are going to make it impossible to afford to have children without two incomes. They want hope for their future, not accusations back and forth about how who must be a nazi or promoting annihilation because they disagree.
In other words, get over yourselves, and get back to work.