The message is familiar. It is the messenger that intrigues in this video. I recognize him. I know his species. He is a man. Males come in all varieties. They are, of course, different from female humans. But a male is not the same as a man. As the proud wrangler of five daughters I have had to become acquainted with large sampling of young males who were pairing off with my girls.
These gentleman don’t know how to put motor oil in their vehicle. Or even know that their car takes something other than gas to go. I find that notions such a chivalry, honor, duty, and commitment wasted on this generation. They find no distinction between the genders. And because they have been programmed from the cradle on that men and women are virtually the same. Young males are more prone to be both physically and emotionally abusive to females.
When queried as to the proper use of males physical strength, they respond with any one of several macho reactions like, “Gotta keep your pimp hand strong.” or some other adolescent bark proclaiming “I’m the top dog.” Never do I hear anything like, to “stand in harm’s way.” or “to protect those who can’t protect themselves.”
All these males have one thing in common. No father. Either the father was physically or emotionally AWOL. It is evident through nature that the older teach the young ones how to be a successful whatever, cat, dog, cow etc. The human child learns about the world and relationships through the voice of the parent. We virtually install our child’s value system and self image through our words and actions.
A man, raised by a man of strong moral fiber , will possess the voice of the father as his conscience. The spoiled male, raised and doted on by a female, will not know such restraints of conscience. A male child will grow into a spoiled brat with enough muscle to do damage others to others. When I say I recognize this man. I mean that when men of substance meet they recognize the “comfortable in their own skin” demeanor and know who they are.
I carry, my wife carries and even though the 2nd amendment is not a male-specific issue, the reality is this; Chicago is averaging around five hundred bodies a year, mostly from firearm violence. I venture that many of these young killers were fatherless males.