Our media reaches a new low in their defense of the effeminate beige chosen one, Obama, and reinforces the wussy system once more with a television headline on CNN that states "Is Putin Bullying Obama?" Traditional masculinity is attacked or portrayed negatively by the taste makers and gatekeepers of society. Reality has a hard way of hitting a society based on pretty lies. This is it. This is the end result of a cathedral system that denies reality, selects for pansy men and will not allow for masculinity to be fostered, encouraged and glorified.
The media has to frame the Putin-Obama symbolic confrontation (who has the real foreign power in the USG system?) with Putin as a negative attacker (bullying) and Obama the victim. We live in victim culture. This is what modern America is. Someone is a victim and then their status skyrockets, causing whatever they say to have more gravitas and what they do is excusable due to being a victim. The media has to lie about the USG involvement in the Ukrainian mess despite being caught on tape discussing it. Instead of being a man vs. man showdown the media has to portray the US side as passive victims of Russian aggression. This is geopolitics. You want to play Empire, you are going to need to be tough.
This is also the sick outcome of having a cathedral machinery that makes real decisions and pulls the strings instead of a president with more authority. Because the man does not matter as much, which is how the media could help Obama along in 2004-2008, you can select for a symbol for elections. Say what you will about Romney, you think he isn't full of masculine energy? He is a perfect Ivy stereotype of the guy who does it all. Think back to the first Romney-Obama debate. It was Don Draper versus puss boy. Nixon is laughing about this in purgatory. The last man who thought he had individual power as president and understood that dirty work needed to happen to get things done around the globe would relish a match up against the Russians. The man saved Israel to beat the Soviets in a proxy battle.
It is hard to blame Obama. He is a product of the left's selection process. "But man, Clinton is a guy's guy," go fuck yourself. Turn the clock back twenty years. Clinton is a fat nerd who grew up and got power doused on him and became a sex addict. The joke theme on Clinton was he was the guy who would fake helping three other guys lift a sofa. He was also the guy that everyone said his wife wore the pants in the marriage. This was twenty years ago before every sitcom had that type of marriage as the standard. "Nancy Reagan was the first female president, Hillary just does it better" was a joke on the sitcom Grace Under Fire. This is the left. Jackie O said Adlai Stevenson was the perfect pansy man that the women who feared sex in the Democratic party loved. Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama... any guy you want on your side in a fight. Obama gets mocked or spiritually slapped down by his wife in public monthly. Cory Booker, the former football player, gets pedicures and never seems to get around to finding the right girl to marry? Shucks. Kerry, the war vet, who saw limited action then came home to trash the military (he had to for prog credits) was still a softie compared to his harpie, rich wife. Even my wife sees it, pansy men. I will not mention every... single... journalist in America.
That is the point though. Gelded men to pull the levers of power as the credentialed progressive apparatchiks of the system take care of it all. The left has tough guys and macho guys left. Union guys and minority-majority congressmen who like to shout still exist. They won't get selected for higher office due to the left's selection for credentialed "geniuses". Minority-majority congressmen act like sub-Saharan politicians in office though as they skew extremely left, often get embroiled in corruption scandals and try to out black-Hispanic each other as Bobby Rush did to Obama. That is the left. W may have been dopey at times, but you know he was a guy's guy with his alcohol problem and nicknaming attitude. McCain is a senile and crazy psycho now, but was a fighter pilot. Bob Dole was a war veteran who lost use of his arm but did not let them cut it off so he faked people out for years to not be less of a man. Chris Christie is a loudmouth, macho fat guy. You know he's hiding some secret about a strip club in Jersey from 1988. It's okay to be a man in traditional ways on the right.
The media portrays married dads as potential molesters. Veterans are ticking time bombs. Businessmen are rapists of the environment, the working man and random women. Frats are dens of rapists when not closet case homos. Two guys work out together at the gym? Closet cases. Two guys cutting their dicks off and getting married? Heroes. Priest who gives advice to all who seek is portrayed as a homosexual pedophile in every movie. Rick Lazio neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in the 2000 senate race and he >oh no< walked across the stage to tell her to sign something? He crossed a line, evil aggressive man. Sorry boys. That is the system. It can work when the times are good and lies need to be maintained. Forget all those men working coal mines, oil rigs, sanitation, farming, CNC machine operators and every other basic need that Mike Rowe showed on Dirty Jobs. Just rapists in waiting to the left. Counterargument might be that they allow only black men in the US to be portrayed positively in media, but that's another post with a perfectly good reason (Spotlight what you don't have to worry about threatening the system). Hmmm, if the media always portrays manly men negatively who do I vote for in November? Hmmm, traditional male or effeminate beige boy.
Does the man behind the podium matter? Not often but it matters. The vigilante gangs now fighting back against the cartels in Mexico? Men. As Sailer pointed out with the missing libertarians in the Ukraine, men made decisions to storm barricades. Men fought cops. Men ran through fire. Some other incredibly brave Orthodox priests tried to act as peacemakers. All the years of training and regular masses for that one moment. That's the calling. They were men. This is on the periphery of the empire but it will find its way to America. When the time comes and the money is all gone, people will have to act. There will be a role for women, but the people storming the drones and slapping EMPs on armored Humvee police "cars" will be men. Will your nation's men be ready?