Tuesday, February 14, 2017
My non-Valentine's Day post
"It is not good for man to be alone" and sex of course is part of God's plan (children) but MGTOW (men going their own way) has a point. It and the manosphere (pickup artists, in a way MGTOW's opposite because it still defines a man in terms of appeal to women): your worth doesn't depend on what women think (which, come to think of it, is Christian). Both the white knights (well-meaning Christian gentlemen) and their "post-Christian" (I hate that term; surrender) knockoff, meek male feminists (whom women really despise), get it wrong, putting girls on a pedestal. Now that I'm 50, I look back on my teenage angst about the other sex almost nostalgically; I just about don't care anymore. I'd rather go for a drive in my classic car. That and thanks to the Sixties including feminism, so many women are toxic, which the manosphere and MGTOW point out. Women, whom God made to be both especially social and nurturers (mothers), are suckers for peer-pressure liberalism (Christian values knocked off course). With feminism and socialism, you're still doing the work and paying women's way (they can't sustain civilization), only now you often don't get a home and sex in return. The men's movements' down side, besides "it is not good for man to be alone": selfishness/narcissism, a kind of immaturity (Peter Pan syndrome), and manosphere master Chateau Heartiste will tell you that what's happening is bad for society (he has a second blog, Goodbye America in a Photo), but like with celibacy I believe a man can decide to take this path.
I'm "passive-aggressive," living in a better era: I'm respectful in two pre-feminist ways. I take off my hat if a woman's in the elevator and I hold doors. That's it.
P.S. The real St. Valentine. I have no problem with pruning the Roman Rite's universal calendar by making some saints optional for local commemoration but doing this to popular saints is self-defeating, churchmen throwing in the towel in evangelism and the culture war.