The Steps to War Part V
This concept should not be an unusual one to anyone who has played team sports, been a soldier, or has an active business partner.
Why do I bring this up? I bring it up because we are going to find that the MRA movement contains every facet of human behavior, and most facets of human thought. We have good and evil, hateful and loving, apathetic and inspired. In fact, the MRA movement can be defined as a liquid. Ideas and their accompanying anecdotes spread from site to site, usually dependent upon the individual who brings up the idea or anecdote in the first place. It's a community that sees a lot of traffic. Some people stay and make it their home. Other people spend just enough time to pick up the best or the worst the community has to offer and then leave.
We should aim to change that.
There is a solid foundation of ideas out there floating in disparate locations all over the place in a variety of mediums. There are groups out there that are actively seeking to redress the worst parts of feminist policy-making in our courts and schools. Unforutnately......these ideas and those services provided by active groups are only looked for when people are in trouble. They have already hit rock bottom in most cases, and only after a painful search manage to find what they need. For some, it is already to late. For most, it is only enough to mitigate some of the damage that has already been done to their lives.
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This is where the idea of teamwork comes in.
I argue for the solidification of the core beliefs of the MRA movement. We need competent leaders to come together and actually decide what those exact goals are. We need to find out what it is going to take to achieve those goals with as little collateral damage as possible. We need to find competent individuals who are
The Steps to War Part IV
This is your first task.
You must have some reading in order to appreciate the full scope of what each set of ideas entails. Unfortunately, this will require exposure to some of the most evil writings the world has seen. Fortunately this will also require exposure to some of the most inspirational reading as well. This reading is just a primer. It is essentially what I cut my teeth on, plus a general list of other useful things I have found laying about online. Relating to Feminist Ideology Mein Kompf -- HitlerThe Communist Manifesto -- Karl MarxThe Origin of Family, Private Property and the State -- Friedrich EngelsSCUM Manifesto -- Valerie SolanasRedstockings Manifesto -- uncredited authorsRevolution from Within -- Gloria SteinamGoddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves -- Sarah B. Pomeroy Pornography: Men Possessing Women -- Andrea DworkinGyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism -- Mary Daly
Also check these things out online. I will warn you that if you attempt to post on these sites without having well informed arguments that you will be vilified by any other readers there...or the authors may decide to erase your comments and ignore you in the future. http://radicalprofeminist.blogspot.com/http://bevjoradicallesbian.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/heterosexualityselling-out-is-not-compulsory/ http://bevjoradicallesbian.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/unfortunately-we-need-air-to-breathe-support-lesbian-health/http://bevjoradicallesbian.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/classism/ http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/http://www.nikkicraft.com/ http://www.nostatusquo.com/ http://www.feminist.org/
Yes....I had a very hard time digesting all of that. A Perspective Other than Feminism Women: Theory and Practice -- Bernard ChapinThe Flipside of Feminism -- Suzanne Venker
The Steps to War Part III
There are a few other characteristics that I would like to define as important to discourse. These are qualities that I feel are important to develop in order to reach your goals. Developing these qualities and adhering to these during the course of your dealings with the enemy may be a determining factor in whether or not the war is won. Keep in mind that you represent an IDEA. Keep in mind that you work against another IDEA.
There are going to be civilians watching as the war rages around them, comfortable in not making a choice. Part of your purpose is to convince others that your idea is the RIGHT idea. At the very least, you have to make sure that your enemies' ideas are not accepted. You must also have the wither-all to inspire civillians to action, and the only way to that is to set an example. Keep the following in mind when you deal with others. Your primary duty at this point and time is to convince as many civilians as possible that ascribing to your views is the right course of action in order to protect their interests (And it IS!)
Attempting any serious debate with many feminists will ONLY lead you in circles ad infinitum. If you absolutely must attempt debate with feminists, make sure it is only to make them clarify their views so that it exposes them and makes plain to any civilians that this is indeed a misguided and destructive ideology.
Hence the "War is deception" quote. HONOR: This includes both Integrity and Personal Responsibility. Don't Lie. Someone is only as good as their word. If you create a falsehood while fighting this war then you have failed yourself and your teammates. Purposely misrepresenting the facts, even for the "greater good" shows a distinct lack of character. Once the lie is found out, you and your team, as well as any ideas you represent are no longer
The Steps to War Part II
There are many times I have seen the prospective MRA or proported MGTOW begin a tirade about one point or another and totally misrepresent the point they are trying to make, or misrepresent themselves. This is an unfortunate circumstance, as it muddies the intellectual waters from which real discourse emerges.
I would suggest finding resources that focus on facts, or focus on ideological differences between one viewpoint and another. You better know more than the party line, and be prepared to think critically about your viewpoints and how they relate to empirical and experiential evidence. You must operate under the assumption that the enemy is already prepared to argue by making consistently logical statements. You must also operate under the assumption that the enemy knows the territory you are approaching. Do not run into the fray without being prepared to discuss the matter at hand. You must be armed with the knowledge of the relevant subject being discussed. Do your research before making any statements.
You must be comfortable facing criticism of your views. There will be people who disagree with you on all manner of things, and the reactions you receive with each statement you make will be varied. Do not allow yourself to be sidetracked by the "feeling" of having your views attacked, no matter how vehemently. This is simply a part of of the psychology of warfare.
Be prepared for real debate. There are some excellent rules right here on how to approach a debate. Following these rules will help you get your point across in a non-threatening manner that effectively disarms your opponent of the ability to rebut effectively. Be prepared for some of your debates to be lengthy, and be prepared to shuffle words like pieces on a chessboard. http://www.truthtree.com/debates.shtml
The Steps to War Part I
Know your limitations. On the field of battle, you have a certain topography to work with. You have no control over this topography. It defines the absolute limit to what you and your enemy can do. Since our battlefield is shaped by ideas and their expression in language, these terms are of grave importance to the participants. Be aware that the law (our topography) may change through the course of the battle, much like hills can be leveled by bombing runs, or rivers can be crossed by building bridges. Hate Speech Law & Legal Definition
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Quote from Richard We will force you to have sex (for the good of society) Summary-introduction
Below I will make a structuralist-functionalist sketch of how society has regulated sex and reproduction so as to be in tune with the capacity of a given society, and to try to explain how various sexual “deviant” practices have arisen in contemporary western societies (focusing on the USA and UK) with reference to sexualization of children/pregnancies and sadomasochism (BDSM).
WARNING! This is a long post, but one worth reading (-: In the beginning….
In order for society to exist people must have food and shelter – and then the ability to reproduce. The ability to reproduce is governed physically by the availability of food and shelter (or famine), while intellectually/psychologically by a dominant ideology which regulates societal attitudes to sex and reproduction. From God to law….
In the era before known civilization, as man enjoyed his innocence in the cave, he had an animal like status – survival was based most likely on clans/tribes and sex/reproduction on either an alpha male system or an orgy system. (“Sperm Wars”)
As civilization emerged, values and norms began to govern sex and reproduction which was quickly replaced by the laws and the same time religion. At the heart of EVERY religion is a mechanism which regulates sex and reproduction. Mans rational side began to champion over his emotional side and the family as opposed to the clan began to become the building block of society. Flash forward a few thousand years….Sex in medieval Europe
In the high medieval era sex began to be seen by religion – in Europe at least – as something sinful and bad. “Pleasures of the flesh” were seen as a direct road to hell and damnation. Why? Why did religion go from regulating sex to oppressing it?
In the early years of Christianity there was no major shortage of food. The Roman
Supposedly, Gandhi once said, “We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.” An excellent quote, that goes towards the concept of Zeta Masculinity. We know that masculinity needs to change, and it is time that we do it. We have already broken down masculinity. Now it is time to build it back up again.
I have come up with seven values which I find ideal for redefinition masculinity. They are knowledge, collectiveness, self-fulfillment, understanding of emotions, assertiveness, and fluidity. Many of which involve more of a balance in oneself than traditional notions of masculinity. Some are merely modifications of the old ways while others are complete overhauls.
It is important to emphasize this is my take on modern masculinity, not that of the whole world. You may have different answers and values, perhaps additional ones that I have not thought of, that does not make anyone necessarily incorrect, as the future of masculinity is entirely up for discussion and debate. More here Now on Facebook
Since the dawn of civilized society masculinity has been used as a tool in order to constrict and construct. By creating a rigid code of conduct mankind was able to create empires, cure diseases, and populate the planet. At the same time far too many men were driven to early graves by the forces of society, or worse their own hands. There are clearly problems within the ideas of masculinity, and in order to confront them we must dismantle masculinity as a whole.
The first thing to note is that the prominence and importance of masculinity varies between cultures. Countries with more emphasis on masculinity such as Japan seem to be having the biggest rebellions (with the rise of the “herbivore”). The most prominent protestors to traditional masculinity seem to be those that are just below the top regarding an emphasis on masculinity. Those on the bottom as well seem to have a certain level of protest in the recent years due to what has moved from a lack of concern to hostility towards masculinity. Countries in the middle of the scale seem to have fewer problems. While correlation is not causation, there is still a pattern.
It is safe to assume, that there is a healthy amount of importance that a society can put towards masculinity. And while less appears to be is better, when we begin to completely reject masculinity we see more problems emerge. It is also little surprise that countries with more emphasis on masculinity also have larger issues regarding a male identity crisis.
After doing a bit of searching I found masculinity has a few major concepts within it that are found within a large variety of cultures: material success, power, self-centeredness, assertiveness, independence, suppression of emotion, and honor. See the rest here My facebook page is getting fans when I am not posting on AVfM? What?
Life is a journey not a destination, Fathers are patient and persistent. Collectively we have been on this quest from the beginning. We are not born learnt but learning, pray we never stop. We may not overtly ask for directions, we are constantly searching our world for answers and new perspectives: we are constantly adding wisdom, knowledge, constantly challenging ourselves and others to grow and building our judgment and when all collected, amoungst other things when we leave this earthly world, for we are only temporary custodians, we pass it to others; our legacy. Even then, at least for some of us, our quest is not finished, only moved to a new plateau. Where we start is not of our choosing, the path we follow is. Some have sought to distract us men, right from the start, the themes of distraction appear recurrent. Amazing as it may be, men have been told what they do and don't know at various times, With so many trying to distract us and to despise what we know, Surprising not, it is, that few Brothers offer to mentor, initiate, give of their learning. Over time there have been those rhetorical questions designed to prompt our thoughts, Men have negotiated their boundaries, between themselves and others, it would seem it is still in process, Others, to distract us or dissuade us or direct us in an errant way put forth their political diatribe, I want what you have, I want it as mine 'tis their true call though cleverly disguised. Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart. Then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt The prudent see danger and take refuge As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers Through out time, at one juncture and others, men have acted as Brothers managed to work in harmony
Updated 23rd-May-2011 at 01:13 PM by BobV01
Really, the other day I was stuck with watching six kids. Since the person (female) who was meant to watch them was too lazy to do it.
I had spent a few hours with the kids (cousins), and all I really needed to do was let them play some video games and watch some kid friendly cartoons I have on my computer and just sit with them and talk to them. Give them some attention and settle a few fights that may come up.
Now, it did suck that I didn't have a decent size television or a better moniter for my computer and some extra controllers to keep four twerps from crying since "they didn't play" even though they did play. Also, some more outdoor toys would have been great so one kid wouldn't be so upset because another one wouldn't share. And to top it all off, lots of food. All of this would have made the job easier.
Despite this, I think being a stay at home parent has to be the one of the coolest things ever. I say that for males and females, but only if you can actually have the money AND the time to pull it off. In other words a full time stay at home parent. No daycare, no shitty babysitters, and full attention for the kids when they aren't at school. As in no using your DVD player/Cable TV as a pacifier so you can do whatever you want (whether it's just peace or to do something selfish).
Since if I do have kids, I want to be part of a lot of things they do. Make watching cartoons with dad a good memory not just something I can use to just play Zelda in the other room without my kid bugging me.
Also, I do know that babysitting and parenting are different, but if dealing with kids isn't as hard or demeaning as feminists say it is, why did women want to get out of just a fun and easy job in which the payment is knowing you are putting great people in the world by being the parents of said person.
Or maybe I lack the true experience of actually handling kids? I mean, a few
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