I thought I had this all figured out a few days ago. Militarism I mean. And, the plan was, I was going to explain to you - ta-da!...here's how it is. You want to understand militarism? Here you are.
My thesis can be summed up in a single sentence:
Women may cook for a man, but men will actually go to war for a woman.
You know, that's not really fair. It is partly true. But it almost implies war is woman's fault, which is not at all what I meant. I was planning to critique feminism again using this theory, by concluding that women have always had far more power than they are encouraged to think.
But then it hit me:Why Are Boats Called 'She'?
Well, why are boats and other vehicles and whole countries often called 'she'? Remember that everything the State does is a carcinogenic, bastardised, plaigiarised, imitation of non-psychopathic/free humanity.
I have said before that in my opinion, feminism works by subverting the psychology of females so that they accept the state as a replacement for men. That feminists are women married first and foremost to the state.
I have said a long time ago, and repeatedly since, that the education system works by subverting the psychology of children so that 'mummy' and 'daddy' are replaced by Sir and Miss, and by extension, the state. The purpose of state education is to raise children who look to the state as their mother and/or father. The results of this are visible all around us, IMO.
But I have never really thought about the attack on males in the same way.
Is it that much of a stretch to say that militarism is, so to speak, feminism for men? That it creates men who view the state as, in essence, their wife?
Certainly militarism is a very sick, twisted and toxic form of masculinity. I think Kubrick had this covered in Dr. Strangelove.
But more than that, many men I think cling to "military worship" because there is literally nowhere else left. Society has been so androgynised, health and safety'd, softly softkilled, that it seems there are no outlets for "male-ness" that remain. (Oh, except football. But that's another story for another time.)
But WAIT! There is no hope you say? What, you want adventure? You want to be part of a band of brothers? You want 'action'? C'mere son! Here, just sign away! You get to be one of the 'only ones' who are allowed to be armed! We'll drop you into a stranger's land so you can help us exploit them, pronto!
See, the last thing they (the state) want you to figure out is that the truest male pursuit, the fight for freedom and justice and truth, is here at home against the state, not with them. And when I say 'fight', I of course do not necessarily mean physically - this is an information war just as Napoleon predicted - although I have the utmost respect for the militia movement. The point is that doing the dirty work of the state is only what you would want if you are some kind of masochist, or simply someone who was tricked - as we all have been - by the state's lies. It is no coincidence that the best freedom fighters are often veteran soldiers who find one or two things out after their service. This is why the state would rather as many vets as possible are sick, disabled, drug addled or dead; because to them, yesterday's asset is today's liability.
What is the cure for all of the above? Just, to acknowledge that the state is a myth, and it is not your big daddy or mummy or spouse. Break your Stockholm Syndrome for these evildoers in government who hate you because your very existence makes them look bad (not that that's hard to do). That is all.