The week's coming to an end and I'm not in the mood for finance talk or any more banker bull. There is, however, a topic that has always interested me which gets little attention in the press. Today, I was surprised to find an article that addresses said issue, so I would like to hear what the monkeys have to say about itt.
I am sure a lot of you guys will have strong opinions and I can't wait to hear them. We are all attached to this issue which the mainstream loves to keep under wraps. This is a topic which may wind up costing America an infinite price in both human and labor capital over the next century...yet few care to discuss it aloud.
I don't know if it is fear or ignorance, but today it's time to bring it up.
America's Domestic Military Operation
In the Valentine's Day edition of The Weekly Standard, P.J. O'Rourke brings up the issue of young man control. Or as I like to call it:
The Systematic Cultural Castration of American Heterosexuality
Though the article makes Liberals the focus of the issue, I am a lot more concerned with the core of the subject. One which is not explored with nearly enough depth...in this article or anywhere else in polite society.
So tell me... are young men the cause of America's social ills?
Better asked, is the non-medicated, non-castrated, non-pacified, non-emasculated, normal/ natural, aggressive and action seeking nature of the adolescent/teenage/college-age boy/man something America should fear?
From everything I read and everything I see in the media. I would say the answer is yes.
Back in the day...
When I was young I got beat up all the time. That having been said, I won a lot more fights than I lost. I broke windows of homes. I shoplifted. I pinched girls' booties. I called shy, quiet boys frooties. I set garbage cans on fire.
Had I learned that it made a proper villain out of you, I probably would have drop kicked a house cat or two, while spit roasting a field mouse.
In spite of this animal behavior, reeking of aggression and oozing of intolerance, I turned out to be a functional member of society. Never have I killed or robbed or raped or done any of the things, my boyhood behavior would have forecasted ...according to today's logic.
Today, a kid like I was gets zapped with Ritalin, Prozac or whatever's in style by the time he's 9. He is spayed and neutered with such zeal that even getting something as normal as morning wood is not easy by the time he hits puberty.
He is constantly badgered and put down and made to feel guilty. He constantly gets shamed and is taught to feel ashamed not for who he is, but for what he is.
His main concern in life is how to conform to American society's feminized image of masculinity.
A chick with a dick.
His main concern is to just fit in and be like everyone else.
Or...am I imagining things?