Happy Father’s Day to all the anarchist and libertarian dads. It’s nice to not be hated by our own children, unlike authoritarian parents.
Kids need to know that they own themselves, to learn to be responsible, and to be themselves… but a generation of feminized softboys, raised by single moms, has completely flushed manhood down the toilet.
I know, the mere mention of binary gender roles---male, female, masculine, feminine---is almost considered taboo these days, but the fact remains...
The state’s mass indoctrination, via their “schools” and corporate media enablers, has, over the last 30 years, devolved most grown men into lifelong… soyboys.
When I was a kid, my dad was a badass. One of the top arm-wrestling champions in Canada, he rocked a handlebar mustache, drove motorcycles without a helmet, and took crap from no one, not even cops.
It’s not just that we didn’t eat soy burgers back then, although that’s true, and some of you Bernie Bros may want to lay off the stuff. How modern culture arrived here has no simple explanation.
Political “correctness” has run amok, with basic biological truths being censored and banned off the internet, while transgenderism is placed on YouTube’s Trending page… nearly everyday.
As an anarchist, social tolerance is important to me. I could care less if you’re trans---your body, your life, your choice---but acceptance of another lifestyle doesn’t mean shame of my own.
So yes, today we’re talking about MASCULINITY. It may soon be a banned word, so it’s something we need to discuss…
What happened to men? Have you noticed? It’s not just on the TV programming! I travel quite a bit, and it seems to be worse in the US.
Look around. Progressive pansies abound! Society calls for civility, okay, but have we completely lost the spirit of the Vikings and the Samurais?
The origins of this soy-apocalypse are relevant, but let’s focus on the solutions.
They soy memes are funny, but it’s not about diet, and I have nothing against vegetarianism or vegans. I've tried those lifestyles numerous times, including a stretch of seven years. I’ll expand on my thoughts about food and nutrition in a future diatribe.
One of the most empowering (and fascinating) lessons I’ve learned is how one can manifest their own fears and anxieties.
I mean this in total practical terms. It has been my consistent life experience that the more I worry about something, the more likely it is to turn out negatively---you can come to your own conclusions about why that is.
I’ve certainly seen it many times in others who tend to worry a lot---like germaphobes, for example. Their entire lives revolve around a fear of coming into contact with the wrong “bacteria”---hiding behind a wall of antibacterial soaps---but to no avail: it’s almost as if they get sick more than kids playing in the mud.
If there’s one defining characteristic of a strong, masculine man, it’s essentially the absence of fear---quite literally the opposite of constantly worrying about what might or might not happen.
Without a doubt, a lot of what we fear is programmed into us from an early age---fear of strangers, fear of failure, fear of “terrorists”...
"As long as the child will be trained not by love, but by fear, so long will humanity live not by justice, but by force,” wrote Dr. Boris Sidis 100 years ago in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology:
“As long as the child will be ruled by the educator's threat and by the father's rod, so long will mankind be dominated by the policeman's club, by fear of jail, and by panic of invasion by armies and navies."
If you choose to act through confidence and strength, there’s an entire world of fearlessness waiting for you. I discuss all of this and much more in my new vlog, from the beach in El Salvador.
Coming up with a never-ending list of reasons to be afraid is easy. Doing what you’re afraid of doing is hard, but leveling up to this stage of maturity will enable the type of growth that leads to real fulfillment, success, and happiness.
That’s kind of the paradox of so many things in life, from relationships to business and even cryptocurrency / investing.
Back in 2011 when I recommended bitcoin in The Dollar Vigilante when it was only $3, crypto held both great potential and great uncertainty, since it was an entirely new realm.
Fortunately, bitcoin and cryptocurrency has come a long way since then. The principle of moving forward fearlessly from a place of strength couldn’t be more relevant today.
The future holds tremendous potential, which is why I invite you to join thousands of TDV members on this journey and stay up to date with the most cutting edge insights on crypto, precious metals, privacy, and more---SUBSCRIBE HERE.