Saturday, 23 August 2008
In our Post-modern social reality, there is no coherent unity of outlook. There is no single, monolithic culture. The old demographic distinctions of age and social class are becoming existentially blurred: age, especially, means little in the post-Internet era. The West (especially the Anglosphere) has known an anti-authority, Rock ‘n’ Roll ethos since the late Fifties – half a century. The whole ‘Baby-Boomer’ conflict between staid, Church-going adults and ‘revolutionary’ young people is now effectively meaningless: in many respects, the young are now far more conservative than the old or the middle-aged.
This blurring of traditional distinctions has been greatly enhanced by the Internet. Online, anyone can be anyone, and talk to anyone. People who might never engage in real life can commune at the click of a mouse. This has engendered the rapid growth of interest-led communities that transcend the older demographic distinctions. Of course, the Pan-Anglosphere, anti-feminist community is one of the most potent of these. And its presiding concepts are filtering into mainstream life.
Feminists are increasingly astonished to find their assumptions coherently challenged by young men schooled in the new ‘masculinist’ thinking by their male elders. Even feminist ‘scholars’ can no longer ignore the fact that men experience sexual abuse and extensive discrimination before the law. In short, the Internet in its primary role as Post-modern communications vehicle has instantly solved a problem that has long bedevilled the Pan-Anglosphere Men’s Movement – getting men of different generations to talk to one another. Undoubtedly, this new and fluid discourse is feeding the Marriage Strike and fostering a new, critical attitude to feminist claims. Even today, the offhand notion that women are everywhere and always ‘oppressed’ cannot be expressed in intelligent company – and how much will this anti-feminist animus expand with the decline of traditional, misandrist media like television and the press?
We are in the midst of what political philosopher Antonio Gramsci (top left) called a Hegemonic Crisis – a period of cultural change and restructuring. The Hegemony is the totality of names, artefacts and assumptions – the cultural ‘cement’, if you will – that makes things ‘what they are’. For the past thirty years, gender feminism and misandry have been intrinsic features of the Pan-Anglosphere hegemony; assumptions that none durst challenge. But – due to the Post-Modern Internet - those assumptions are crumbling fast, at least among men. According to Gramsci, this process of dissolution presents rare opportunities for cultural reformulation. We live in interesting times – times that will shape gender relations for decades to come. If men across the Anglosphere act decisively now, we can permanently weaken the false claims of the gender feminists and build a new, healthier patriarchy; if we fail to so act, gender feminists will proceed to annihilate the family, marginalise men and ultimately destroy western civilization.
The future is in our hands, for good or ill. Fortunately, my faith in the Anglosphere male’s warrior spirit is undimmed and absolute.