That’s what my old manager had said when watching Micheal Richards’…stand up a few years back. The issue isn’t what he said, I don’t want to make this about race, the issue is that my manager thought that it was a joke and was waiting for Richards to pull it back and deliver a punch line, which unfortunately didn’t come. I came across a comment today on the Spearhead which in regards to the thread “To Pretty to do Homework” which really had me thinking.
“The shirt is cute. It’s all meant in good fun.”
Yes, of course, all in good FUN…right?
Any Western Man knows full well that there is a target on his back; many just don’t realize just how many are taking free potshots at it though. Members of the Red Pill Set realize full well that they are walking ‘silhouettes’ to take a page from Aurini, and many take proper precautions due to this unfortunate circumstance. So, as my manager had asked many years ago during that ill-fated performance, “Okay…reign in it now…when are you going to reign it in?” to members of the mainstream media, I and many other man are asking the same thing.
The bottom line; these many digs at men and masculinity that are made on a daily basis would be only that and nothing to be taken seriously if there was an equal or greater message of how valuable and worthy men and their contribution to society actually was being made. T-shirts such as this one and “Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them” would be laughed off if it seemed that society rewarded and appreciated men and their involvement.
Is that the case?
Sadly no. How can men take this sort of statement and position from women as anything other than an attack when there is no corresponding positive statement, no “reining it back in” after the fact? Something as ‘innocent’ as a television advert where a man is being thrown out of a moving vehicle would seem nothing more than funny if men where respected, but in the absence of admiration and ubiquitous denigration, what is supposed to run through his mind?
Here’s another question…when on Father’s Day there is little to no reverence for those who decide to take on that hallowed responsibility, what else does one think would run through a man’s mind when esteemed news outlets run articles which state that fathers aren’t necessary?
All in good fun…right?