Leftist Scientism Attacks Manhood
Totalitarian thinking must be resisted in all its forms. Big Science has been targeting masculinity and is ratcheting up the attack.
If you have never heard of Critical Theory, you should learn something about it before it hits you between the eyes (see article by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay, “Cynical Theories” on New Discourses). The upshot is that you are a racist by nature, because you were brought up in a racist society. Your only recourse is to admit it and kneel down in tears for your thought crime. Companies are bowing to this leftist idea and expecting their employees to take re-education classes on “anti-racism” (combating racism with racism), and if you don’t like it, you are guilty of “white fragility” – even if you are black. The debate is not about whether systemic racism exists (see Science Magazine)—the revolutionaries already assume it and use it as a talking point; the debate is whether or not you will embrace antiracism and join the revolution, or oppose it and be punished. Michael Egnor is right in calling this totalitarian thinking: the goal is to enforce conformity (Evolution News): “As Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn observes, the fundamental goal of totalitarian coercion is to force you to censor yourself,” he says. Race, however, is just one trait the totalitarians use to divide people into Marxist groups of “oppressors” and “oppressed” who will fight each other. Gender is just as useful.
Loaded Words and Extremes
Gender totalitarianism began with feminism, but now includes the widespread enforcement of societal conformity about sexual orientation, transgenderism, gay marriage and traditional sex roles. Among traditional sex roles, there is one that must be conquered by the new leftists: masculinity. Because men have traditionally been portrayed as courageous leaders, warriors and self-confident independent thinkers, and because of their average larger size and muscle mass, they pose a threat to the new regime. If the totalitarians succeed in shaming men into compliant wimps, their job of total control will be much easier – and they know it. And so they have been ratcheting up the rhetoric against “toxic masculinity” for years now, as if society must collectively shame it out of existence. They found some willing allies: Big Science. Because the self-appointed Darwinian spokespersons of Big Science already are willing to sacrifice biological facts for politically correct expediency, this is a no-brainer for them. They simply add anti-masculinity to the anti-racism project. Funny they don’t try to stop male rams and elk from showing their physical prowess.
One method of enforcement is to use the either-or fallacy, taking the worst examples of a trait as the norm. Men obviously come in degrees of masculinity; some could tone down the combativeness, and some could use more courage. The leftist totalitarians, though, use the loaded word “toxic” about all masculinity. Another tactic is to use the reputation of “science” against manliness, claiming it to be harmful to health. Another scheme is to censor any alternative voices. A final scheme they use is subversion: going around the backdoor to get enforcement, such as getting judges and corporate executives to enforce rules against “toxic masculinity” before men even have a chance to know what is going on and speak up. By then, it’s too late. Every man must succumb to the new world order or be eliminated. Just as employees can be fired for voicing views skeptical of Darwinism, they can now be targeted for counter-revolutionary beliefs about race and sex, no matter how kind, thoughtful and self-controlled they act.
These days, it is extremely rare to see a “science” site celebrate healthy masculinity. They seem to have all bought into the sexual revolution that trashes manliness – especially among men with traditional values about gender roles. Here are some recent examples in the “science news” media.
Men scoring higher on ‘man box’ scale are prone to violence, mental illness (University of Pittsburgh, via Medical Xpress). Watch how the tactics of propaganda are used. People used to be judged by their actions. Now they will be judged by their beliefs, even if they behave properly. Watch for the either-or fallacy, loaded words, and advocacy of enforcement. Men must be shamed out of their masculinity; ‘they are only hurting themselves.’ That’s the tactic.
Researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Promundo-US found that men who harbor more harmful attitudes about masculinity—including beliefs about aggression and homophobia—also tend toward bullying, sexual harassment, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Inside the ‘man box’: how rigid ideas of ‘manning up’ harm young men and those around them (The Conversation). Michael Flood, a self-appointed expert from the University of Queensland, gathers statistics to shame manly men into compliance with the regime. He’s only trying to help them, he argues, get out of a “man box” (a visualization intended to trigger the flight response). But he rigs the numbers to lump attitudes about traditional men’s roles with attitudes about homosexuality and traditional values.
The survey asked men in Australia about their endorsement of a series of statements linked to seven stereotypical masculine qualities: self-sufficiency, toughness, physical attractiveness, rigid gender roles, heterosexuality and homophobia, hypersexuality, and aggression and control. The survey also gathered data about various aspects of men’s behaviour and well-being.
Jobs for the boys: How children give voice to gender stereotyped job roles (University of Sussex, via Phys.org). These propagandists are aghast to find out that “boys will be boys.” Something must be done! Boys are being born with anti-regime propensities!
Children, and especially boys, show stronger stereotyping about masculine and feminine jobs than previously suspected, an innovative study by the University of Sussex reveals.
Science should only observe and understand. These totalitarians, though, think something must be done to challenge what they call “stereotypes.” Look at their suggested remedies:
“If we are to successfully challenge these occupational stereotypes, then as well as having depictions of both male and female nurses, we need occupational role models who vary in vocal masculinity and femininity, such as male nurses with both low and high vocal pitch, Unconscious bias training should also include voice cues to help teachers and parents become aware of and challenge biases about gender stereotypes in relation to particular jobs.”
You can see them now making commercials with high-pitched men doing nurse jobs. How about transgenders? Expect it; that is already happening. Children’s TV programs and books are being marketed to guide young minds into conformity with the regime. Parental input must be subverted to achieve the regime’s desired uniformity of thought.
Feds put ‘white males’ through reeducation camp (WND). Re-education has already been occurring. Christopher Rufo claims that Sandia National Labs held “a 3-day reeducation camp for ‘white males,’ with the goal of exposing their ‘white privilege’ and deconstructing ‘while male culture.”
Rufo explained, along with a page from the training session, that “The trainers insist that white males must ‘work hard to understand’ their ‘white privilege,’ ‘male privilege,’ and ‘heterosexual privilege.’ They claim that white men benefit from positive stereotypes that ‘far outweigh the Tim McVeighs and Ted Kaczynskis of white maleness.'”
The men were allegedly asked to “recite various “privilege statements” and accept “their complicity in the white male system.” They were already judged guilty, by reason of their sex and race, and had to “confess” to the trainers in what appears to be a clear case of indoctrination. Some overactive administrator had bought into “critical theory” and approved this regimen. If it is happening at a major government lab, it can happen at large corporations as well. If it comes to your employer, will you succumb by self-censoring?
But Wait: There’s a Crack in the Foundation
“Bias” – that raises a conundrum. Why do the scientists in these studies pretend to have no biases of their own? Why is “toxic masculinity” not labeled a stereotype itself? How did these individuals get away with elevating themselves onto an exalted plane, where they can speak with a Yoda Complex down to everyone about what humanity needs to do? Is it not that they have stolen the prestige of “science” that grants them some kind of immunity to criticism? And why is all of Big Science and Big Media falling in line behind the regime? Is this self-preservation? Are they afraid of being on the “wrong side of history” if the revolution succeeds?
To see how serious the sexual and cultural revolution has already become, read Albert Mohler’s new book, The Gathering Storm. The movement has become so strong, time is running out to stop it. Are real men going to let the family be destroyed on their watch? This is not about science. There is no science supporting the leftist totalitarians. They stole science, grabbing its prestige to further the revolution. Big Science and Big Media have bent their knee to the leftist revolutionaries, and become their pawns.
If there were enough clear-headed people who have not yet been brainwashed by these leftists, if there were enough manly men left who would not kowtow to the program, and who would fight back, the leftists could be shamed back into their caves of unscientific absurdity. Could they complain about that? No! They are Darwinians. They would have no argument! It’s all about power, isn’t it? Survival of the fittest! If manly men beat back the Revolution, drove all the sissy-wimps out of Dodge, kicked the butts of the high-pitched nurses and put the revolutionaries in re-education camps, so be it. Stuff Happens. This realization undermines their whole program. They could not say it would be “wrong” for manly men to do this, because Darwinism is amoral. There is no right and wrong in the sexual revolution. Slap their hands when they borrow Biblical concepts of right and wrong. Sometimes it takes tough love to deprogram people from their own brainwashing. Christian sheriffs, of course, would be nice about it.
If the revolutionaries could first be convinced they have no case, and could be shamed for plagiarizing Judeo-Christian values about what men “should” do (remember, “should” is not in the Darwin Dictionary), then there could be hope. First, the revolutionaries would have to repent of their sin of disobeying their Creator, and receive the forgiveness God offers through Christ. Then, there could be lively discussions about Biblical manhood and womanhood, and how laws and guidelines should be implemented, as long as they point to the pole star of Biblical principles rooted in creation. The former revolutionaries, once repentant, could see that God’s ideals for men and women are really designed for harmony and the “social justice” that they once craved in the wrong way.
Recommended Resource: Family Research Council is holding nationwide Men’s Conferences to encourage men to understand and practice Biblical masculinity. Because of the pandemic, the one in Baton Rouge scheduled for Saturday August 15 will be streamed online – but you have to register beforehand. Click here to register, and see FRC’s Stand Courageous website.
A world with enough regenerate people obedient to their Maker could see real progress in promoting healthy masculinity and healthy femininity. When men are regenerated by Christ, they have the indwelling Holy Spirit to activate their conscience when they go outside the bounds, like using aggression for self instead of protection of others. God’s law is “written on their hearts,” giving them the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, self-control) against which there is no law. Who needs laws and punishments when men as individuals are walking by the Spirit?
When both sexes acknowledge (and enjoy) their designed roles, instead of rebelling against their Maker, there is hope for harmony that respects individuality. This is so different from the Leftist approach! Leftists don’t care about individuals; they see collective groups. They demand conformity—a herd mentality—groupthink. And their program would use force—aggression, bullying, control, and all the “toxic” aspects they hate in masculinity—to mistreat individuals who won’t buy into their agenda. What could be more hypocritical than to transfer the “toxic” aspects of masculinity to a bullying State? What’s toxic for a man is even more toxic for a totalitarian regime!
One might think they could reason with Leftist revolutionaries about such things, but that would assume they are rational. These days one cannot take that for granted.
Time to read Kipling’s poem “If” again.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you….
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”