Sunday 10 February 2019

Western civilisation's masculinity crisis

An interesting article in Crisis headlined

Christianity’s Masculinity Crisis

argues that society is now too feminised (or is the word effeminate?) and the churches too. The Catholic Church too has started to become less masculine.

I quote:

G.K. Chesterton observed that “it ought to be the oldest things that are taught to the youngest people.” In other words, children should be first exposed to the time-tested ideas and facts that we’re most sure of. But in today’s educational wonderland, Chesterton’s formula has been turned on its head. These days, educators feel they have a mandate to introduce the most novel and untested theories to the youngest people. 

One of the fashionable new theories is that traditional expressions of masculinity, such as roughhousing among boys, are “toxic” and ought to be eliminated. But whatever the dangers posed to society by masculine aggression, a greater danger arises when men lack the instinct to resist aggression.

Here’s where the national security threat comes in. If there ever was a time when males in Western societies needed to be unconfused about their gender, this is it. We’re surrounded by enemies and potential enemies who are unapologetic about their gender identity and are quite prepared to rule over those weaker cultures that prefer appeasement to confrontation.
Again, Eastern Europe is to some extent a refuge from socially liberal left-wing ideologies but they are here already among well educated young women and will probably take over slowly. In Romania the Orthodox Church is very strong and it will be slower here.

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