For the Time Being, 2+2=4, 5, & 6

The homosexuals say, “I was born this way. I can’t change.” The transgenders say, “I was born this way. I can change.” Apparently these two groups of people are on the same side.

Even normally compliant feminists get in trouble when they agree they don’t want trans-women (men who want to be women) in women’s sports, women’s prisons, or women’s change rooms. I’ve yet to hear of any man feel threatened by trans-men wanting to be in those same male spaces. Interesting how manhood is not really under threat from the transgender movement, but womanhood very much is.

The west is in its decadence phase, but there is hope. No society can exist on illogical foundations. Imagine if the mathematics world decided that 2+2=4, 5, and 6, depending on what feels best at the time. How long could that last? Mathematics would stall and no one would agree on anything. The west can’t survive long on these new rules, with which anyone can change reality when ever they feel like it. It doesn’t matter how hard people push for it to work, it simply won’t work.

It’s easy for feminists to be feminists, homosexuals to be homosexuals, and transgenders to be transgenders in a safe, controlled world like the west. But if that safety goes away, we will soon see things go back to the simple “men are men and women are women” ways very quickly.

There are tough times ahead for the west, but things can and probably will get better. Lessons will be learned, and people will repent and turn back to God.

Strong Men = Strong Women

men and womenWomen, under the leadership of oppressive men, wither and die.

Women, under the leadership of weak men, become feminists.

Women under the leadership of strong, good, God fearing men, flourish.

Whenever I see an organization being led by women (a type of organization not normally led by women), I think, “Weak men be here.”

Whenever I see an organization being led by strong, good men, I know I will see strong, good women there as well.

Were You Duped by the Gillette Ad?

Were you, like myself and thousands of others, duped by the Gillette ad?

How do you know if you were duped?

You took sides.

And if you took sides, and defended the ad, I’m guessing you are liberal leaning. And if you hated the ad, you’re probably conservative leaning.

Here is the problem with that: Does a liberal’s definition of a good man and a conservative’s definition of a good man differ a whole lot? I’m guessing not. If you asked a conservative to write a list of ten things describing what a good man is, and asked a liberal to do likewise, I’m pretty sure those lists would be nearly exact.

Then why did the Gillette ad cause so much division?

Because it was designed to.

If Gillette truly cared about encouraging men to act as good men, could they not have created an ad which would offend no one and create no division? Of course they could. It’s not hard. Simply portray a variety of men acting in a variety of good ways in a variety of situations: A man holding a door open for a woman; a man defending someone against bullying; a man working with inner city kids; etc…. Create an ad like that, but do not infuse into it any accusatory or preachy tone. That ad would encourage men to act well and it would offend no one.

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Gillette does not care about men behaving well. Like an arms dealer making millions selling weapons to both sides of a war, Gillette is playing the culture war hoping to increase its profits. If, in ten years, Gillette believes it can increase profits by appealing to conservative men, you can be sure it will create the appropriate ads to do that. With this latest ad, Gillette seems to be targeting progressive liberals.

So lets all agree that there are both good men and bad men out there, on both the left and the right, and that most men are trying to be good men. And also, lets all agree that a multi-billion dollar corporation, like Gillette, is not the best place to look to for our moral standards.

Related reading: Rough-and-Tumble Play and the Regulation of Aggression

PS… Why are men buying Gillette razors anyway? They’re a rip off! Go and get yourself a Merkur safety razor, along with a box of a hundred blades, and you’re set for decades.

Update July 2019… “…P&G reported a net loss of about $5.24 billion, or $2.12 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, due to an $8 billion non-cash writedown of Gillette.”

Update August 2019“‘We will continue to represent men at their best’: Gillette’s backflip after ‘toxic masculinity’ backlash”