The statement ‘Boys Will be Boys’ implies that some slack needs to be cut when judging male risk-taking behaviour. You know, the playful, no-harm-done stuff, like racing motor bikes, playing footy, climbing trees, jumping off ropes into rivers, falling off skateboards and the many other acts of bravado that blokes like to do, which sometimes lands them in the hospital emergency ward on Saturday arvo.
These outrageous male behaviours are fast becoming a thing of the past. A new epoch of redefined masculinity has dawned. The traditional and formerly culturally acceptable male archetype is headed towards extinction, under the insufferable weight of Marxist, Feminist and Transgender theory.
Which means ‘blokes’ are a thing of the past. Get ready for the neo-male, who’s not sure about whether he should let his genitals define his self-awareness, who needs to dismiss those feelings of courage, duty and responsibility, lest he be smeared with the label of toxic masculinity, denounced and then excommunicated from the ‘woke’ community.
Bring the lost boys home
Cindy McGarvie in her new book “Bring the Lost Boys Home” avers that Masculinity is under attack, in a fight to the death struggle with Cultural Marxism, on many fronts. Resulting in a generation of ‘Lost Boys’, who are confused about what it means to be male (something that was clearly defined for their forebears), and they’re looking for answers, they’re depressed, addicted to porn and have a higher suicide rate than any generation before them.
The stats are alarming; suicide is the leading cause of death of males between 15yrs and 44yrs. The number of boys under 15yrs of age, who took their own lives increased by 77% in 2017.
An Australian Parliamentary report stated that between July 2015 and June 2016 there were 112,637 ambulance attendances for men experiencing mental health issues, 30% of them related to self-harm. And there is a disproportionate representation of males compared to females. Boys between 15 -19yrs suicide three times more than girls, and boys between 20-24yrs suicide four and half times more than girls. I think you’d agree there’s a problem here.
What are the contributing factors?
The definition of Masculinity has been surrendered to the enemy. We have an education system in Australia which has been totally subverted by Marxist inspired Feminists, who write the curriculum. And they’ve decided that Gender and biological Sex are not the same. And our kids are being indoctrinated with this fantasy ideology, and you’d better not challenge them.
For them Gender is a spectrum of self-awareness feelings, and not determined by what is or isn’t between your legs. Oops I meant the XX and XY chromosomes. Oh, dear I made another mistake, let’s not mention Science when it comes to determining Gender. Only mention Science when you want to ridicule Christians for believing in the God, who created everything out of nothing (remember! nothing created everything). I keep forgetting the rules of engagement.
More than 25% of Australian families are without a father and therefore, without a male role model. Combine this with the fact that only 18% of primary school teachers and 40% of high school teachers are male. It becomes feasible that young fatherless boys could go through their entire schooling without ever having a male role model, or if they did have a male teacher it’s likely to have been for only a year or so.
Consequently, for most of the first 18yrs of their life, they’ll have interacted with mostly females. So how can they possibly learn, what it means to be masculine, when they’ve not had the interaction required?
Reminds me of Aristodemus
He was a small-time dictator in the Greek city state of Cumae (circa 500BC). He had a plan. Rather than murdering all the male babies under two, et al Herod and Pharaoh, he decided to re-educate them (sounds familiar?) so he had them wear feminine clothes, long hair and removed them from all male contact. His plan would have worked, but for the fact that the nobles and their sons who were sent into exile, and had not been subject to his indoctrination, returned and overthrew him 10yrs later.
Be that as it may, it does beg an interesting question. For conceptually it does fit well with Marxist ideology that Gender is determined culturally and not biologically. Under this theory it would appear girls could be made men, and boys, women.
As Aristotle said “Give me a child until he is seven, and I will show you the man”. Adolf Hitler, one of the most nefarious leaders of the C20th century, knew this principle. The purpose of German education was to indoctrinate young men to be strong, able and unquestioning Nazis, who proudly went on to commit some of the world’s foremost atrocities against the Jews, the Gypsies and the disabled (11 million lives taken for the honour of the Reich).
The point there being, sure parents or the state can make a child anything they choose; a murderer, a suicide bomber, and an effeminate male, but that doesn’t make it right.
Surely, the gravity of our God given responsibility as parents, behoves us to study the scriptures, in order to discover the values and behaviour, in which God demands us to instruct our boys.
Let men rise up and be men, who take responsibility for their families. Evincing conduct which inspires their children to seek justice, love mercy, to be holy and to walk humbly with their God.
Vic Matthews has three degrees: B.Optom, B.Arts & B. Christian Studies. He is a kiteboard tragic, and a fledgling author, and copywriter. His books can be found at http://www.graphw.co/books/
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