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Sex and Culture

March 30, 2008

Thanks to this thread, I learned about the book Sex and Culture by J. D. Unwin. Copies are rare and expensive, the cheapest copy I located online costing over $700, so I got a copy through interlibrary loan. (I would PDF it except that the number of pages is only slightly smaller than the number of dollars.) It does belong in the male chauvinist bibliography, however, so I just wrote a review of it. The chap who started the thread about it is looking into getting it brought back into print. Good luck to him!

The inversion of cultural flow

March 10, 2008

Did you ever look through an illustrated book of the history of art, movies, fashion, advertisements? If so, you must have noticed how in the 1960’s everything suddenly became hideously ugly. Artists stopped learning how to draw. Clothes became undignified and degrading. This worship of ugliness is absolutely unprecedented in human history. What happened?

Two things.

The first was cultural marxism, something many of you in the MRA blogosphere are already familiar with. In the early 20th century, realizing that they weren’t going to succeed in establishing world communism by revolution, Marxists turned instead to undermining our culture and infiltrating such institutions as school and the media, in order to get the job done in a more roundabout way.

Rob Fedders of No Ma’am has discussed the cultural marxism-feminism connection at length, and his sidebars have many links about it. There’s a very good article here that discusses how Marxists preyed upon genuinely oppressed groups and women, who are suggestible and can be convinced that they are being oppressed: “…the working class would not lead a Marxist revolution, because it was becoming part of the middle class, the hated bourgeoisie. Who would? In the 1950s, Marcuse answered the question: a coalition of blacks, students, feminist women and homosexuals.” Homosexuality is not, in fact, a political issue. Throughout the centuries that it was officially verboten, people nonetheless didn’t really care so long as their children produced heirs, because there wasn’t a dangerous political faction exploiting homosexuals for its own ends. We queers ought to avoid the Left like the plague. The Left doesn’t give a damn about us, it’s using us in the process of destroying civilization.

On a different level, in the 1930s members of CPUSA (the Communist Party of the USA) got instructions from Moscow to promote non-representational art so that the US’s public spaces would become arid and ugly.

Americans hearing that last one tend to laugh. But the Soviets, following the lead of Marxist theoreticians like Antonio Gramsci, took very seriously the idea that by blighting the U.S.’s intellectual and esthetic life, they could sap Americans’ will to resist Communist ideology and an eventual Communist takeover. The explicit goal was to erode the confidence of America’s ruling class and create an ideological vacuum to be filled by Marxism-Leninism.

Source: “>Gramscian Damage

The other source of the problem is feminism. This is touched on by the great Daniel Amneus in his The Garbage Generation: “the inversion of ‘cultural flow’ (in dress, hair style, music, ideas, language), formerly from the higher ranks of society to the lower, now from the lower to the higher”. This inversion is something that concerns me greatly, and since reading this book I’ve started to see it as a side effect of feminism: women realize, at some level, that few of them are going to equal male achievements, which is why it has become necessary to deface the very concept of achievement; and that recognizing legitimate authority has become “uncool” because legitimate authority goes against the anarchy upon which savage women and feminists thrive.

Something to keep you up at night

March 9, 2008

On the off chance any of you are sleeping well.

Most of you reading this are familiar with the problems of fatherless homes. 3/4 of violent criminals came from female-headed households, as did the majority of substance abusers, welfare recipients, and other burdens on society. And yet thanks to default mother custody and divorce laws that make it both easy and profitable for women to abandon their husbands and deprive their children of their fathers, we have an ever-increasing number of people growing up without fathers.

Now let’s go back in time to another time with large numbers of fatherless children. Most Americans don’t really realize just how devastating the First World War was to Europe. We lost many American boys in that war, but Europe quite literally lost an entire generation of young men.

(Incidentally, this is also why women’s suffrage took hold at this time, aside from that there were many leftist politicians who knew they could get women to vote for them. Young women had no men to marry, so they didn’t have the usual rewards women normally had of a family and children. They also didn’t have looking after a family to keep them busy, and you know what they say about idle hands. To top it off, they had no husbands to put a stop to it when they decided to commit terrorist acts demanding the vote.)

In his Back to Patriarchy, Daniel Amneus said:

“One cannot help thinking of George Kennan’s theory that the enormous number of fatherless families created in Germany by the slaughter of World War I was a principal cause of the rise of Naziism, a system satisfying the fatherless child’s pathetic search for a father-surrogate with whom he could find himself in sympathetic resonance.”

Item: if anyone knows where in George Kennan’s work he presented this theory, please let me know.

So in Europe between the World Wars, we had a generation growing up without fathers, a circumstance which consistently leads to delinquency, and a couple of dictators playing father figure to the masses who had been deprived of real fathers. And we all know where that led.

And now we have a large percentage of Americans and Europeans without fathers. And it seems that the Islamic world is willing to offer father figures, ones with a sinister agenda that is nonetheless at least not weak and feminine.

Whatever the future holds, I can’t say I’m looking forward to it.