Monday, September 24, 2007

Real Men Stand Up to Fascists

George Washington's Blog

"The fascists' view of masculinity is that -- to be a real American man -- you have to rally around the "strong leader", you have to talk tough about the "war on terror", you have to get pleasure out of watching "our team" (the sole superpower) beat the stuffing out of a bunch of third-rate armies like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Are they right? Well, psychologists tell us that rallying around the authoritarian leader is actually a very infantile way to affirm one's masculinity.

Okay, listen up guys. Real men don't bluster like George W. Bush or Bill O'Reilly. Real men stand up to fascists.

Our forefathers stood up to the British king and fought for our freedom. Our forefathers stood up to tyrants and won their liberty and freedom.

THAT's what masculinity really means. That's where the pedal hits the metal and the rubber meets the road. It is the dictators running our country who are the danger, who are stealing the future from us, and our kids, and our grandkids.

Come on, buddy . . . stop posing. And start acting like a real man.

"If you're really a patriot, you will defend the constitution. If you're a coward, you'll defend the elite who want to subvert it. Real men stand up to fascism. Cowardly men become boot lickers."- Chris D

"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right."- Joseph Sobran

Of course, real women stand up to fascists, also."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nick Z. said...

While i agree that this kind of stand and attitude should be promoted, I also suspect that the very worst fascists are also greedy capitalists that don't care about image so much as wealth and power.

But the more dupes they lose under their wings, the harder it will be for them to get others to do their dirty work for them, no matter how much money they have to burn.

In any case, this post is right on target.

25/9/07 4:52 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Once we get to the point where the posers and strutting Machiavellians are laughed out of the room we'll be where there's a distinct possibility for change.

25/9/07 6:09 AM  

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