Apparently, some think that vintage values and a desire to try to become rich are the root causes of mass shootings like the most recent scumbag who decided to murder women because he “couldn’t get one.” So wealth and power are to blame for this, and are the equivalents of sexual aggression? Traditional gender roles are to blame? I would suggest the oppositve, I wonder if its wasn’t on some level an evil polar reaction to the radical feminist line of “hate all men.”
From the article linked above: “Rodger was crazier and more violent than most people, but his beliefs are on a continuum with misogynistic, class-based ideas that are held by many.”
Seriously? If we’re on a rage against a construct of vanished cultural mores that have about as much influence as 8-track music releases today, it really does fly in the face of the long dead concept of chivalry.
A man not afraid to “pleasure himself” in public is a symptom not of a long dead 1950’s Leave it to Beaver cultural ethos, but of a hyper-sexualized society. We are seeing the ripening fruits of the so called sexual revolution. Sex and sexuality are blasted at us from across nearly the entirety of the culture. Kids are saturated in sexual instruction at schools, radio stations continually cycle sexually provocative songs, women are objectified and sexy clothing popularized by the Hollywood crowd. We as a people are drenched in sexual “entertainment” and “education” and then commanded to show a level of restraint that was murdered not long after the “Leave it to Beaver” cultural ethos.
It is not blaming the women, the scumbag who lays his hands on any woman or who tries or does take her life ought to be punished as seriously as the law allows when the evidence is conclusive. It is a statement of fact, that in a sexualized culture, when a woman who possesses the culture’s definition of sexually attractive, dresses in a way construed as sexually arousing, the likelihood of her attracting unwanted attention increases, sort of like someone flashing around lots of money in the wrong places. Given the animalistic nature that has been unchained, it is due to the worth of every woman that she should consider where she will be and minimize the risk of harm, or at the very least, be armed and know how to defend herself from potential hostiles. You may cringe at modesty or weapons, but it would be better to either go unnoticed or to physically repel an attacker and call the police to come get the body than to have one’s self savagely violated or slaughtered. Our culture may have already degraded to the point where rapists need to start becoming the victims of their own attacks for the rest to finally get the message.
It could also be argued that a Darwinist influence has helped to depreciate the value of life. How long have we been taught through our schools and through repeated reminders in generally accepted as scientific media, that we are all mere animals, brute beasts no better or different than monkeys or pigs? Which among the beasts possesses sexual restraint? Most beasts will mate whenever with whomever is ready. And its not just men. While human nature has always gravitated towards such things, it has been unchained from cultural restraints and from the underlying religious restraints, which the author vilifies as “dominance of the man and submission of the woman, without understanding the context placed on submission by the Christian scriptures:
Ephesians 5:22-29 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (23) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. (24) Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. (25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, (27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (28) So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. (29) For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Christ loves the church, he died that we might live. This flies in the face of the culturally generated stigma that blames these verses for locking wives in a kitchen and taking from them all manner of choice. Those who believe this would do well to consider the Proverbs 31 description of a virtuous woman, who is not only a household manager, but a small business owner and property buyer.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. (Proverbs 31:10-31)
It should be clear that Biblical concepts such as submission of the wife in the marriage union have nothing to do with unleashing a generation of perverts on the women of America. And it certainly has little to do with “odd” fixations on houses and property, or the capitalist ability to generate wealth. Many among the rich and poor alike have embraced the now faded “music” group the Bloodhound Gang’s view on sex and life from their hit song: “you and me babe ain’t nothing but mammals, so lets do it like they do on the discovery channel.” It also has nothing to do with submitting to the sexual domination of a predator. Such attacks should be mitigated or physically repulsed by the woman whether some kind of spray or with deadly force such as that offered by a handgun. Because, #yesallwoman have the right to be unmolested in their effects and persons.