Me and the MRM
Several years ago, when I was researching sexual harassment for the writing of Southern Man, I came across a blog titled The Spearhead -- and with that as my jumping off point, I went on a rollicking ride through the men's rights movement, online version. I had considered feminism to be anti-religion and destructive dating back to my first acquaintance with it back in high school. But I had never considered just how damaging to men it was until these blogs opened my eyes.

What I learned is that the men's rights movement has its excesses -- its fanatics, extremists and crazies, just like feminism, and the concept of men's rights runs the gamut from the Christian view of manhood to PUA/Game. But I also saw they had legitimate grievances, and I found many things I agreed with them about. I read the forums at AntiMisandry (even posted, very infrequently).  I read sites like The National Coalition  for Men, Dr. Helen, Hawaiian Libertarian, In Mala Fide and others. I knew what "MGTOW" meant. I knew who Roissey was.

This compilation of my comments at The Spearhead is for the curious, but it's also for bigoted feminists in the anti-Confederate left, who harbor certain prejudices and biases and need a dose of reality, even if they refuse to believe it.


My Comments at The Spearhead

Connie Chastain October 24, 2010 at 02:53

    Order of my voting preference: Republican/conservative male, Republican/conservative female, Democrat/liberal male, Democrat/liberal female. Very likely, if the last two are all there is to choose from, I won’t vote.

    Here’s the way I see it. The Republicans are money-grubbers. They always have been. They’re fat cats. They’ll use the government to their advantage in their pursuit of money. But in that pursuit, they generally leave us little folks alone. They don’t bother us, meddle into our lives, tell us how to live.

    Democrats also use political power to enrich themselves and their buddies, but they also want to tell every last person in the world AND his brother how to live — what to eat when, when to sleep, when to work, what job to do, where to live, in what kind of house, how much water to use when the toilet flushes, who should be your friends, neighbors, employees, boss, where your kids should go to school, who they should associate with, etc., etc., etc., …. And if you don’t want to do what they tell you, they’ll throw you in jail — or fine you. Here’s an example:

    Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate

    A civil rights complaint has been filed against a woman in Grand Rapids, Mich., who posted an advertisement at her church last July seeking a Christian roommate.

    The ad “expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate, thus excluding people of other faiths,  according to the complaint filed by the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan.

    More: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/22/civil-rights-complaint-filed-christian-roommate-advertisement/

    The housing bureaucracy is the creation of leftist Democrats.

    If I have a choice, I’ll take Republicans.


Connie Chastain August 8, 2010 at 23:07

    I love technology and I know full well it’s man-made and man-maintained, and I have no problem at all admitting that and saying, “Thank you, gentlemen.” I don’t understand a lot of it, but I do know my life is better because of it.

    Years ago–I guess I should say decades ago, because this possibly pre-dates OPEC and certainly pre-dates political correctness–there was this marvelous cartoon in TV Guide. These two Arab guys in robes and turbans are sitting on a magic carpet flying over Baghdad. They’re watching a TV sitting at the other end of the carpet. And one sez to the to the other, “I have never understood how television works.”

    I eventually came to a very rudimentary understanding of raster-scan technology back in the 1980s when I was learning to do computer animation — but now it’s growing wonderfully obsolete, thanks to men who keep inventing and inventing and inventing. (Watching the Saints play football on hubby’s big, hi-def, flat-screen TV is an awesome thing.)


Connie Chastain September 13, 2010 at 18:13

    Gosh, that’s truly awful.

    What a difference 21 years and the sex of the band members make! Men do almost everything better, including rock’n’roll….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUbGLVvfB7Y


Connie Chastain September 7, 2010 at 17:15

    I must have grown up in a cultural bubble, and a pretty big one. There was no admiration for violent men there. As teenagers, my friends and I were warned about, and steered away from, bad boys by our parents and other adult authority figures. We developed the understanding that such boys (and, later, men) were malevolent and potentially posed a danger to us.

    Fortunately, bad boys were a tiny minority in our culture. Most males were raised to be good boys, and good, productive men. (I married one and I appreciate him more the longer we’ve been together, which is about 36 years now.)

    In HS and college, we admired boys who could be tough (football players), leaders (class and club officers), smart (honor rollers) and who could fight effectively if defense required it. But if it wasn’t in defense of self or others, it was bullying, which is something we recoiled from.

    I think women who get the tingles from evil have not been taught properly to distinguish between good and evil. I guess that would include the majority of people in our culture today.
 


Connie Chastain September 8, 2010 at 11:05

    mgtow September 8, 2010 at 09:14

    My subject wasn’t marriage, except incidently. You are free to advise men whatever you wish.

    What you’re characterizing as my “typically female ‘me/my situation is the exception to the norm’” is a mischaracterization. It wasn’t my situation — that’s why I said the “cultural bubble” was so big. It encompassed nearly everybody. It was accepted for girls to be taught to avoid bad boys, and accepted for boys to be taught to be good, productive men. That there are more bad boys/men now and more girls/women attracted to them is because people are no longer properly taught right from wrong.

    Certainly I’m cognizant of the difference between marriage today and marriage of the past; I’m cognizant of the difference between the whole freaking culture today and culture in the past. The things that used to influence life to the good have disappeared, or are weakened. For the dwindling numbers who still attend church, it’s more like going to a social club. There used to be The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters — gave that up in the 1970s; ditto the codes for motion pictures, which is why we have such filth coming out of Hollywood these days. Feminism, the sexual revolution, the generation gap, all of the cataclysmic social change of the 60s and 70s combined to weaken or hamstring the forces of good in society.

    Humanity is fallen. That is our natural state. We are drawn to evil unless there is an influence for good in life to help us combat the attraction. The influence for good in our culture is considerably smaller and weaker than in times past. That’s not my situation. That’s the human condition.

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Connie Chastain September 8, 2010 at 11:08

    Sorry about the double post. I didn’t see the first one under Anonymous until I posted the second. Welmer, you can delete one of them, whichever you wish.


Connie Chastain September 5, 2010 at 22:41

    McArthur:

        As I wandered off alone I was stopped by a couple of the women in our group who told me that I can t go to the bathroom alone and that I had to be accompanied by two other men

Correct answer: “Sure I can. I’ve been going to the bathroom alone since I was four years old.”

I see it all the time, and I still have trouble believing the utter insanity feminism hath wrought.


Connie Chastain July 20, 2010 at 17:01

        Jabberwocky wrote:
 
        Stereotyping is a form of pattern recognition, which is the basis for most thought. Science breaks all things down into groups and classifications to better understand our complex reality. Should we account for exceptions to the rule? Absolutely. Should we ignore the rule because of exceptions? Absolutely not.


    Is this original to you, sir? If so, may I use it? How should it be attributed?

    Thanks.


Connie Chastain October 15, 2010 at 13:03

    Uncle Elmer and Troll King,

    Look at this:

    http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/heritage/chronicle_birth_refreshing_idea.html

    That is a politically correct rewriting of Coca-Cola history — the kind of PC that led to the company’s feminization (or feminist-ization) that we see now.

    I was born and raised in Georgia. Before PC, it was common knowledge that John Stith Pemberton was a veteran of the Confederate Army. Back in the 1990s, when the PC war on Confederate and Southern heritage began in earnest, Coca-Cola’s history was rewritten to identify him as a generic “Civil War veteran.” Now, there’s no mention of his veteran status at all on the company website. He was just a pharmacist who invented this great-tasting soft drink.

    Wikipedia will tell you more. As a Confederate soldier, Pemberton was wounded in battle and grew addicted to the painkiller, morphine. The syrup from which Coca-Cola was produced grew out of his search for a cure for his addiction.

    I wish I could join you in giving up drinking Coke, but I can’t start something that I’ve been doing since the late 1990s. I boycott not just Coke, but everything the company produces, if I know it’s a company product. Their product list is so big, you don’t always know

    http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/brands/brandlist.html

    Some of them are available only outside the USA.

    So I can’t start a personal boycott of Coca-Cola products, but now I sure have even more reason to continue it.


Connie Chastain August 22, 2010 at 17:23

        Welmer: “…this is like staring straight into the gaping maw. … It seems that The Spearhead has provoked the beast ”

    Indeed. Raises the hair on your neck.


Connie Chastain September 12, 2010 at 13:31

        Alte: I can tell that Reductio Ad Absurdum has gone out of favor.

    No joke.


Connie Chastain September 24, 2010 at 19:50

    Old Ma’am, here, just to float an idea I haven’t seen as I skimmed the discussion.

    I believe Europe became the successful culture it was over the centuries because of the influence of Christianity. No, it didn’t get Christianity exactly right — misused it for political purposes, burned witches, made war after war after war, etc. — but even so, the influence of Christianity was powerful enough to seep through the misuse and cause Europe to flower, to create democracy and liberty and other positive aspects of western civilization.

    Europeans took their Christianity-influenced culture to new lands. Those offspring-cultures also flourished as long as Christianity held enough influence over them.

    And so everybody understands, it was European, Christian-influenced MEN who created so many of the advances the whole world benefits from.

    But in the 20th century, Europe tossed Christianity aside in favor of secularism and socialism, of which feminism is an integral component. Feminism despises Christianity because it establishes roles for males and females, particularly within marriage, that feminists see as oppressive to women.

    So… they threw Christianity away. I remember reading not long ago that Norwegians overwhelmingly identify as Christian (Lutheran) but over 70% don’t consider it important enough to attend church.

    By abandoning the element that made Europe what it was, Europeans have basically cut their own throats, culturally speaking. The USA is following in Europe’s footsteps. I think it will be catastrophic for humanity. So much of mankind’s advances were made by Christian-influenced Europeans and their posterity in other lands.

    Can other cultures take up the slack and continue advancing mankind? Anything’s possible, I guess, but absent the influence of Christianity, I’m not hopeful. I think humanity has a dark and bloody future.


Google Index of My Comments at The Spearhead
(for those who wish to read the initiating essays and the subsequent comment threads)

Sorry for the lack of hyperlinks. I don't have time....
If you want clickable links, go here:
Chastain site:http://www.the-spearhead.com

Election Attack Ads Go Into Full Feminist Mode - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/.../election-attack-ads-go-into-full-feminist-mod...? Oct 23, 2010 - Connie Chastain – I agree with you. The Fair Housing Center legal harassment of a Christian woman is local news for me. It does not surprise ...

Advocating Activism - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/10/22/advocating-activism/? Oct 22, 2010 - Robert October 23, 2010 at 01:44. The following article was posted by Mrs. Connie Chastain. She makes some good observations and points.

High Technology - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/08/08/high-technology/? Aug 8, 2010 - Connie Chastain August 8, 2010 at 23:07. I love technology and I know full well it's man-made and man-maintained, and I have no problem at ...

Remembering The 90s - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/09/13/remembering-the-90s/? Sep 13, 2010 - Connie Chastain September 13, 2010 at 18:13. Gosh, that's truly awful. What a difference 21 years and the sex of the band members make!

Nothing Makes a Gina Tingle Like a Killa - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/...
/nothing-makes-a-gina-tingle-like-a-kill... Sep 7, 2010 - Connie Chastain September 7, 2010 at 17:15. I must have grown up in a cultural bubble, and a pretty big one. There was no admiration for ...

No, I Will Not Molest Your Kids - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/09/05/no-i-will-not-molest-your-kids/? Sep 5, 2010 - Connie Chastain September 5, 2010 at 22:41. McArthur: As I wandered off alone I was stopped by a couple of the women in our group who told ...

The Spearhead - Piercing the Shield of Ignorance
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/07/20/end-game-the-beginning/? Jul 20, 2010 - “Connie Chastain July 20, 2010 at 17:01. Jabberwocky wrote: Stereotyping is a form of pattern recognition, which is the basis for most thought.

Needed: Male Leaders - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/10/15/needed-male-leaders/? Oct 15, 2010 - ...  supporting a man over a woman. Lose/lose I love it. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 2. Connie Chastain October 15, 2010 at 13:03.

Comment From a Feminist Attorney - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/08/22/comment-from-a-feminist-attorney/? Aug 22, 2010 - Connie Chastain August 22, 2010 at 17:23. Welmer: “…this is like staring straight into the gaping maw. … It seems that The Spearhead has ...

A Modest Proposal for a Final Solution - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/2010/.../a-modest-proposal-for-a-final-solution/? Sep 12, 2010 - Connie Chastain September 12, 2010 at 13:31. Alte: I can tell that Reductio Ad Absurdum has gone out of favor. No joke. Like or Dislike: Thumb ...

The Effects Of Western Feminism – An Islamic ... - The Spearhead
www.the-spearhead.com/.../the-effects-of-western-feminism-–-an-islamic...? Sep 24, 2010 - 3 login or subscribe to comment unmoderated and vote. Connie Chastain September 24, 2010 at 19:50. Old Ma'am, here, just to float an idea I ..

 
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