Tuesday, May 26, 2015
This book describes and interprets the international mens rights movement from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present. Arguments, using facts, figures, data, and reference material are put forth arguing for the return of republican principles that mandate both equal rights and equal responsibilities for both men and women. Facts and arguments detail a history of discrimination against men based upon traditional Western political, religious, social, and cultural values superimposed upon modern legislation, social practices, political norms, and cultural norms which further place men in Western society, particularly the USA, as second class citizens. "Cultural Marxism" and " Political Correctness" have become the norm in the USA and the West in general. The internet article, "The Origins of Political Correctness" by Bill Lind which appeared in Accuracy in Academia, describes and defines both "Political Correctness" and "Cultural Marxism". The URL for the web page for this article is: http://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/ A partial quote from the same article states: "Third, just as in classical economic Marxism certain groups, i.e. workers and peasants, are a priori good, and other groups, i.e., the bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil. In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness certain groups are good – feminist women, (only feminist women, non-feminist women are deemed not to exist) blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals. These groups are determined to be “victims,” and therefore automatically good regardless of what any of them do. Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil, thereby becoming the equivalent of the bourgeoisie in economic Marxism." The extremist political, social, cultural, and legal concepts of "feminism" and "feminist" legislation and social, cultural, political norms are outlined and referenced with strong arguments, based upon facts and figures, which thoroughly refute the premises and conclusions of the same. The historical destructive effect of feminism on the family, the social contract, economic growth and stability, the rule of law, and social justice are delineated and supported with factual references. Inclusive of this historical review, is the especially historical and turbulent period of the late 1960's and early 1970's. The events surrounding this turbulent period, inclusive of the manner in which feminists both opposed the War in Vietnam and led the attack on returning Vietnam Veterans is detailed, explained, and condemned as setting the pattern for attacking and politically and economically disenfranchising men, in general. It begins with the historical and political events leading up to legislation granting women the right to vote inclusive of those arguments offered both in support and opposition to the same. Personal histories of and interviews with men and children adversely affected by the aforementioned are added in order to add drama, realism, and support for the aforementioned. In conclusion,suggestions and arguments are made on how the USA and other nations of the world might adapt laws and customs which return justice, equity, and that "separate and equal" status to all citizens without regard to gender as was the ideal presented in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Slouching Towards Gomorrah, By Robert Bork, Chapter 11: Feminism: "Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the Sixties. This is a revolutionary, not a reformist, movement, and it is meeting with considerable success. Totalitarian in spirit, it is deeply antagonistic to traditional Western culture and proposes the complete restructuring of society, morality, and human nature. Radical feminism is today's female counterpart of Sixties radicalism. The feminist program is in its main features the same as that of the disastrous Port Huron Statement, modified to accommodate the belief that the oppressors, the source of all evil, are men, the "patriarchy" rather than the "Establishment." All else remains the same. "Feminism rode into our cultural life on the coattails of the New Left but by now it certainly deserves its own place in the halls of intellectual barbarisms." 1.
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