2007-08-27

Boys Will NOT Be Boys!

OK, we've put off writing this for far too long. Having been shamed into action by the good Kim duToit (Warning: strong language), we can hold back no longer.

Time was, when boys would do stupid and/or dangerous and/or less socially acceptable things and their actions were met with a "tsk-tsk" and the observation that "boys will be boys". No longer. It has been decreed that boys will no longer be boys but girls with a Y chromosome. When exactly this happened is up for grabs, but how it happened is pretty obvious. As is why it happened.

The why should be perfectly obvious. Ruling the sheep is fairly easy when there are no rams in the flock. Women have always been society's nurturers, but men have always been the protectors. But our society has been slowly lulled into believing that these roles are no longer necessary, as the nanny state purports to do both nurturing and protecting.

Pop culture is mostly to blame for the how. As Kim points out, look at how men have been portrayed in the movies, one TV, and in advertising. Quick quiz: name one Real Man on TV. Can't do it, can you? Not surprising.

Not that there haven't been a few silent protests. The venerable Bob Newhart refused to be a patsy. (Read the first Trivia item.)

The most pressing question, however, is where we go from here. Unless people wake up and accept the fact that society needs men to be Real Men, society is doomed. And by "Real Men", we do not mean "boorish louts". We mean men the way they used to be -- willing to speak the truth, no matter who is (or pretends to be) "offended" by it; guided by convictions, not opinions; able to address a true injustice without whining about it; and ready, willing and able to defend self, family, and country.

Girls can be girls. It's time for boys to be boys again. And grow into men.

1 Comments:

At 6:33 PM, August 30, 2007, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said...

If the Lizard Queen/HITLERy gets elected, we're screwed on this point.
We'll become a nation of politically correct, ass-kissing gamma-males; a/k/a MINOs, or sperm-donors.

 

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