Monday, 8 March 2010
While running along the beach in Rio one morning, Helio Gracie – the father of Brazilian Ju Jitsu - saw a man drowning. With no thought for his own safety, he instantly plunged into the shark-infested waters, mastered the raging seas with powerful strokes and ultimately dragged the man to shore. As a tragically-aware Latin male, Helio did not need some magazine to tell him how to ‘be a man’ in that situation – he simply was one. However, a cursory glance around the Anglosphere reveals a plethora of 'men's magazines' - GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Playboy and many others - all telling middle class Anglo-American males 'how to be a man' and offering 'role models' of manhood.
Let us examine this. As regular readers of this blog and its associated site know well enough, Anglo-Saxon culture disposes the Anglosphere countries to gynocratic matriarchy - in short, homosociality, misandry and repression. This renders manhood a weak, marginalized force in Anglo culture, with a chronic paucity of masculine role models. Thus, there is little wonder these absurd magazines have arisen, telling Anglo-American males 'how to be men': where masculinity is vilified, such 'how to' guides become tragically essential.
In the Hispanic or Lusitanian cultures, masculinity has never endured such marginalization. This is no doubt why Hemingway set so many of his finest novels in the Hispanic world. As an author extolling a heroic, masculine ethos, the emasculated Anglosphere would have been irrelevant to his purpose. The Old Man and the Sea, for example, necessarily takes a Latin male as its aged but unbowed hero. Indeed, even the concept of fatherhood has been sullied in Anglo-Saxon culture, as an interesting experiment reveals. When Italian people were shown a picture of a man standing in a playground, they thought he was just a father with his children. By contrast, when English people were questioned about the same picture, they all thought the man was a pedophile. When even the universal archetype of the life-giving, protective Father is so besmirched, how can Anglo-Saxon nations expect their men to ever assume a confident masculine identity?
In such disagreeable circumstances, men do not - indeed, can not: and this is where these absurd 'men's magazines' step in, with their latent homosexual 'man of the year' lists and weak, mangina 'role models'. Such absurd 'manhood manuals' timidly negotiate the all-pervasive, institutionalized misandry that rules the gynocratic Anglosphere.
One feature of these magazines is especially amusing. They often feature ‘depth interviews’ with beautiful young women, as though their vapid views held intrinsic interest. As we all know, if Megan Fox were an obese fifty-five year old mother of three, her vaunted opinions would be seen for they are – utter garbage. Sexual allure, however, imbues her fatuous views with some kind of ‘weight’ - as though she were individuated and urbane, not some programmed clothes-horse. One is reminded of those nubile young women who vainly believe they get promotions and pay rises for their brains or ability – not short skirts and high heels. Of course, in early middle age their true worthlessness is cruelly exposed for all to see, which is why so many women suffer a ‘life crisis’ at that age.
To retain any level of manly integrity, these publications should just run porn-shots of Megan and her soulless sisters - after all, their only value is as sexual objects. Beauty is their sole bargaining chip in the poker game of life, without which their vapid opinions would be completely ignored. Thus, parading mindless sluts like Megan and Sienna as mere masturbation objects makes perfect sense – indeed, it displays not primitive animalism but premium existential integrity.