Socialism is a profoundly anti-masculine ideology, substituting the tyranny of the old, pre-Revolutionary European monarchies for the moral and independent ideology of the Jeffersonian Libertarians of the Revolution. And here we use the term “masculine” to characterize the qualities of independence, moral consciousness, and insight, in opposition to the action of acquiescence in the face of fascistic tyranny.
When the new Left in America, now firmly ensconced in the Democrat Party, promotes the values of a fanatical religion as being “peaceful” in the face of facts, and supports Theocratic Fascist regimes like Iran which practice Capital Punishment on a grand scale, while remaining mum on China’s herding a million Uighers into concentration camps, we know we are back in the Dark Ages long before Jefferson.
Those Leftists must have no knowledge of the long, bloody history of Europe where those Men who saw that Liberty and the Inalienable Rights of the Individual were the highest political good were burned at the stake, as was anyone who disagreed vocally with the prevalent religion of the realm. Nationalism and the marriage of church and state meant havoc for Europeans for almost a millenium. But in America was born the idea that a man owned himself, and had no allegiance to any monarch, any flag, or any pre-formulated ideology of religion.
Yet this new generation of Leftists and Liberal Democrats seems to have no knowledge of the dangers illustrated by the past, and this must be due to not teaching European history in the government schools, combined with a tragic non-interest in reading history, philosophy, and many other mind-stretching subjects. This must be due to a vast uninterest in the younger generation in complex mental subjects, which is well illustrated by the meager number of downloads of many important books on free-share websites like archive.org and gutenberg.org.
And this uninterest is primarily due to the conditioning of the new media on the brains of the upcoming generation. By now, those brains have been heavily worked on for decades, and the government-school teachers of today are so mediocre because they were the Reagan-babies of yesteryear. And, as the actor Richard Dreyfus pointed out in a recent interview, since 1970 Civics have ceased to be taught in the government schools, so the children grow up with no exposure as to why our Jeffersonian government is the only one to be consistent with Human Dignity, but also with no exposure to the millennium of failures of European monarchies and the countless wars to which they led. It is thus understandable why Leftists are so easily gulled in their thinking. Their brains are on the level of medieval religious fanatics who could easily be incited into a howling mob. They have no idea of the significance of Oliver Cromwell and his Puritan Revolution, nor of Napoleon, nor are they aware of the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of the Huguenots in France.
There are four anti-Masculine qualities implied in Socialism.
First is the authority of the State, and the Individual’s submission to that authority. This is a problem with any State government, but least so with the Government as envisioned in the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, whose anti-Majoritarian provisions were designed to protect the Inalienable Rights of the Individual against the assault of the democratic mob.
Such submission to authority is most retrograde to Masculinity.
Secondly is Fear in the face of the State. It is obvious that the Socialist State has vast resources with which to harass any Individual who sticks in its craw, even if he stays within the limits of the law. Whether it’s immorally high income and estate taxes that steal over half of the Fruits of Ones’ Labour over the course of a lifetime, or submission to minimum wage laws designed to crucify Black youth and youth in general, the State uses the threat of imprisonment or bankruptcy to cow the Individual into submission. (Bankruptcy or penury in the situation of someone having to bankrupt themselves to hire legal representation to prove themselves innocent in the face of IRS accusations or investigations, as happened to various Conservative political organizations during the Obama Administration.)
Thirdly is conformity, the pressure to go along with the mob. Communists have faced this pressure in America, as their ideology was almost always out of tune with the people they interacted with on a daily basis, and, like the gays of those times, they had to either stay “in the closet”, or earn a dossier with the FBI if they got rowdy. A Capitalist in the Soviet Union or Mao’s China or Castro’s Cuba would have been in the same predicament.
So since it is far more comfortable to share the basic political ideology of the State in which one lives rather than to abrade against it, the modern Socialist State (and what country on the face of the Earth can honestly say that it is not socialist?) subconsciously encourages the Individual to accept the prevailing political and economic ideology. How many times have you heard a Democrat proudly say “We are the Government”?
Finally, there is a subtle pleasure of belonging to and identifying with a group, which goes against the total Independence of the Individual. (And here we are referring to psychological Independence, not the physical dependence we all have on the supermarket, the auto mechanic, the doctor, the airplane repair technician, etc). Technologically we cannot avoid dependence, but we are talking here of the Independence of the psyche acting within the political and economic realms. Organized religions, political parties, generational and sexual-identification groups, national and cultural identities — all these urge the individual to identify with them, and by doing so it automatically creates a division between the individual and members of all other groups.
These harrowing and obviously pernicious qualities are all implied in living in a Socialist State, and it seems that the only protest against this degradation comes from a few Libertarians braying in the wilderness.
So the real question is: Can Masculinity be preserved in a World that prostrates itself before the throne of the Socialist State?
For that to happen will require a total Revolution in the Human Psyche.
— Paul Grad, Enviro-vegan Libetarian