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Vilifying Manhood: Sound and Fury,
Signifying Nothing


Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
February 11, 2002


And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. - Macbeth

Laziness, otherwise known as sloth in the archaic form, has come to characterize our cultural inattention to language and message. In the words of the renowned Marshall McLuhan, the medium has become the massage. As a cultural body, Americans tend to be swayed to and fro by verbal colors and emotive rhetoric. Our peripheral audition is alerted to the sound and fury of the massage, even when the prevailing themes signify nothing.

Ideological Idiots step forward and pronounce grand injuries, and demand that the culture accord them redress.

Nowhere can be found more grand idiots than those who are the gender nihilists of the National Organization of Women (NOW) or the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). And the slothful in the culture fail to note that NOW and Homosexual have become synonymous, and that they share a common hatred of all things heterosexually masculine.

They are in fact hate groups that have refined Orwellian doublespeak in their massage of the very concepts of discrimination and defamation. Strutting and fretting on the stage of victimization they are the Lady Macbeths of an absurd ambition for power, with all the trappings of witchcraft and spells.

    "Now why are these basic realities of the subordination of women to men, for example that only 7.8 percent of women have never been sexually assaulted, not effectively believed...Why don't women believe in our own experiences?" ...
    "These women were "house niggers who side with the masters," she said. ... The Black Movement has Uncle Toms and Oreo cookies. The labor movement has scabs. The Women's movement has 'FACT'." (FACT: Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce) ...
    "MacKinnonís theory holds that male dominance is based on the power to treat women as sex objects. Male dominance began near the beginning of the species and was probably inaugurated by rape: ... Hence gender, the definition of male and female, is not biological--not the product of innate characteristics--but social, something that has been forced on women by men."
    "Some of the proud mothers in the audience (are) sitting next to the men who (have) battered them. Some of the well-dressed fathers (have) once sexually abused the women who (are) now graduating." Catherine MacKinnon, in her farewell address at Yale at commencement. - In "Catherine A. MacKinnon: The Rise of a Feminist Censor, 1983-1993"
    "We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us." - "Gay Revolutionary."
Commenting on the meaning of meaningless jargon, Jonah Goldberg quotes George Orwell, who points out the great crime of such incantations is only secondarily that they make lies into truth; but primarily that their politics kill people.

With all due respect to Goldberg and Orwell, both authors whom I respect, this may be a chicken and egg argument. For Orwell, it was post-hoc language disguising the crime of murder that was the real evil. But I would argue that in a narcissistic culture, it is also the antecedent rhetoric of "permission" to act in service of self and perversion that "empowers" both person and state to exploit the credulity and good intentions of fellow citizens.

Those who are in the habit of abusing the truth are simple liars. Those who intentionally distort and misrepresent the truth habitually are pathological liars. Those who intentionally distort and misrepresent the truth habitually in service of power over others are totalitarians and nihilists, and their actions are, well, evil - period.

Having established the great lie, the gender nihilists have merely to resort to key words and phrases to advance their agenda. The incantations used to induce their mad spells are choice, child abuse, domestic violence, homophobia, discrimination, and harassment. The mere whisper of these incantations can drive the politicians and politically correct into a shuddering swoon of lethargic submission.

Words convey meaning and reality, and it is imperative that we begin to reawaken to the notion that factuality is that which gives words weight. Otherwise, they are simply a collection of consonants, vowels, and sounds, signifying nothing - if not lies.

If we are to reverse the spells cast by these incantations, permissivity must be retracted and truth reinstated. As Winston Churchill reportedly said, "Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is."

Let's look at some truths.

Choice: Used most often in connection with killing the unborn, the argument is that it is a woman's body that is at stake, and an unwanted pregnancy may be terminated because there is no life involved, only unarticulated protoplasm.
Following this permissivity, bioscience is now cavorting in the realm of God, tinkering with life with the creation of artificial protoplasm. Also, consider this. In a letter to the Massachusetts News, Thomas V. Messe, M.D. writes the following: "Many scientists have discovered that unborn children experience pain as early as seven weeks gestation. This has been shown by accelerations in their heart rate and brain waves during an abortion. Similarly, Judge Robert Bork states his reason for opposing choice: "Qualms about abortion began to arise when I first read about fetal pain. There is no doubt that, after its nervous system has developed to a degree, the fetus being dismembered or poisoned in the womb feels excruciating pain."
Truth: Choice has become nothing less than rhetorical permission for no-fault murder of a sentient being, and the admission of science to the playground of Creation. Protoplasm, my dears, is the "essential living matter." I wonder, will there ever be a book entitled "Screams From the Petri Dish"?

Child abuse: Used most often to vilify parents and the traditional family, feminihilists have abused the power of the state and of the media to propagate the myth that child abuse has reached epidemic proportions. In the words of Letty Cottin Pogrebin, co-founder of MS magazine, "... dads are pathological bullies who abuse their children". The absolutely mind-boggling carnage resulting from this campaign to separate parents from their children is primarily being executed by federal and state "Social Service" departments throughout the country. One of the vehicles for establishing the myth of child abuse has been the annual NCANDS study published by the Department of Health and Human Services. In my analysis of the 1996 version of this report, which stated that nearly 3 million American children were being abused annually, I found this figure had been systemically inflated by more than 400%.
Truth: at least 99.1% of U.S. Children are NOT being harmed, and that figure might more likely be as high as 99.6%. Child abuse is gender-nihilist socialist rhetoric intent upon ending the 2000 year-plus influence of the nuclear family; with results antithetical to engendering children's well being.

Domestic Violence: Used most often to vilify and sully manhood, as evidenced by that grand unconstitutionality The Violence Against Women Act, this and the sexual harassment statutes perpetuate the myth that men, wed and unwed, are systematically raping, oppressing, and physically / emotionally battering their female partners or acquaintances. The most dramatic impact of this witchery is witnessed in so-called family courts where false allegations of abuse are regularly employed to separate children from their dads, and dads from their incomes. Having compiled more than a hundred "references examining assaults by women on their spouses or male partners" Dr. Martin Fiebert argues against this prevailing myth. And he is not alone. Even the ultra-liberal Mother Jones mag reports, "After 20 years of domestic violence research, scientists can't avoid hard facts".
Truth: As summarized from Dr. Fiebert's bibliography, women are 1.3 times as likely as men to initiate physical violence, and from that and other research, men and women are equally culpable both in frequency and degree of harm inflicted. Domestic violence is code for heterosexual-men-are-sub-species. Alternately, homosexual men are cast as sensitive.

Homophobia and Discrimination: Used most often to vilify heterosexual males in characterizing their posture toward homosexuals and heterosexual females. The term homophobia is an invented term combining the psycho-term for fear (phobia) and the contemporized slang term for queer (homo). It is defamatory psychobabble for the more literal slang - fear of queers. This phrasing may be troublesome to some homosexuals like the "n" word is for blacks. It seems that only homosexuals are allowed to call each other queers ... it's kind of a gay thing. Despite the convoluted attempts by this minuscule but highly visible minority to recast the human race as being comprised of three genders, biological imperatives belie their efforts.
Truth: Men and women have visibly different physical equipment, and it is historically, biologically evident that this equipment is intimately related to the propagation of the species. Third-gender sexual gratification propagates only disease and empty physiological spasms. Heterosexuals have every reason to fear queer behavior. Homosexuality produces abnormally abbreviated life spans by as much as 25 years on average. Homosexual behavior is causally related to lives of recurring and often fatal illness. Embracing homosexuality, particularly if one is a parent is tantamount to child abuse in that the parent is intentionally placing their child(ren) in harm's way. What loving parent would willingly expose their child to an almost certainly morbid (as in death producing) virus - even if medications were available that would forestall death, but not its fear? (for a more extensive discussion see Michael Medved: No such thing as a sex change)

The continuing abasement of heterosexual men by the gender nihilists has resulted in a kind of everyday lunacy that is akin to that which traditional superstition accorded the full moon.

Anti-masculinity and Fatherhood: One of the more repellent exercises in this lunacy is a movie that seems to have derived its title, "I am Sam", from the inspiration of Dr. Seuss. As is typical of the anti-masculinist zeitgeist, about the only father who is worthy of celebration and admiration is one who brandishes the shield of victim weakness. In the movie, the genderist's archetypal hero is an intellectually challenged man who is struggling to retain custody of his intellectually normative daughter. But the real victim of this farce, and pawn to the gender nihilists, is the daughter who by age seven will be the intellectual equivalent, if not superior of her father. This from an ideology that wants to regard children as autonomous beings just waiting to spring forth like morning glories, untethered by parental restrictions. The gender nihilists would prefer us to believe that the role of parents is to allow themselves to be intellectually broadened by their offspring.
Truth: Children need firm parental guidance and limit setting, not "victim-power." The parental ideal is not the ever-befuddled Homer Simpson - yet another acceptable loser, father-substitute.

Divorce, abortion, fatherlessness, a soaring youthful prison population, youthful sexual promiscuity, and madding science are the questions resulting from the lethargy induced by gender nihilism. Restoring manhood, and the traditions of male chivalry, responsibility, and valor to a cultural place of honor is the multiple-answer choice.

DOH! Signifies no answer at all.

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