Friday, May 29, 2009

Disappeared Males on Campus: Maybe They'll Join Al Qaeda

Over the Memorial Day weekend, many college administrators attended a conference about the absence of men on today's college campuses and expressed concern about the negative experiences and unprecedented challenges facing college men today...The "2nd Conference on College Men" at the University of Pennsylvania featured sessions examining the implications of negative comments about men that are prevalent on college campuses and the sexist campus activism of participants in the nation's 500 college gender studies departments...The Crisis of the Disappearing Educated Male, Janice Shaw Crouse, American Thinker, 5/28/2009

One can immediately step right up and suggest why this is so, and why it is preferred to be so. The writer does not hesitate to agree that males are more contentious, difficult to manage, and prone to independent action than females. It makes perfect sense for the political and economic elites in the United States to advocate a feelgood, nursery schoolmarm cuddliness in primary, secondary and university education. It's a surefire way to get rid of troublesome males by making the environment unpleasant and, dare one say, unnatural for men. And, the next and greater advantage is that stupefied males can't cause any more trouble than the odd stroke of violence on the street, or insolence at work. For elites devoted to the notion that obedience to the latest corporate or political fantasy is of primary importance in sustaining their own power, the absence of threatening, educated males is much to be desired.

If course, any student of history or mass psychology will tell you that this procedure contains the seeds of consequences quite opposite those desired. A consequence of the destruction of social connections among black, male Americans led to the organization of the Black Muslims, the Black Power movement of the late 1960s, and to the quiet riot of the 1970s which saw a crime wave like no other for more than a decade. It is quite one thing to feel disadvantaged by any generation's social contract, as women felt they were in the restricted choices available before the 1970s. It is quite another to be told that you don't belong in proper society at all. It was from such ground that the Nazis and the Bolsheviks enlisted legions that destroyed their societies.

Hey,but, given time, I'm sure the Democrats will find a way to favor post-natal abortion as an alternative to having to face educated, autonomous men in debate or at the polls.


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