There is a definite Hollywood atmosphere about American manhood today. I see it most evident amongst gang members, skinheads, military employees, those in Mid-Life Crisis, and even some in the TEA Party movement who play dress-up at rallies.
First, let me say that I totally agree with the TEA Party movement; no productive American likes brazen frauds and thieves running the republic as though they own it. This president and congress are the most corrupt since FDR and his congresses (and Bush II wasn't much better).
But still, We The People are the top sovereigns over government in America; posters and marches aren't any way to arrest criminal government! More importantly, most Americans today (sometimes the ones screaming the very loudest) actually seem to be play-acting. When it comes to actually doing anything, they'll wait until it comes out on Blu-Ray.
Most Americans will gripe 18 hours a day about corrupt government, but only one in ten will get involved in doing anything about it.
Now, maybe this is just good sense. Most people realize that politics in America is like a WWF match; why waste time on something futile? From that aspect, it's understandable that most people do nothing.
But really, this isn't about the TEA Party anyway; they're doing a great deal more than most men are doing today. No, there's something fake about American manhood.
The military industry and Hollywood have turned three generations of Americans into actors on a stage; functional zombies. In any given group of men — especially in urban populations and the military — nine out of ten are geldings, unless they have a firearm at hand. Even the ones that are great at beating the snot out of one another, are useless to the future of liberty and rule of law.
Here in America, men — and for that matter, women and older children — during the colonial and westward expansion periods, were tough. Though for the most part godly Christian folk, most Americans were truly tough...not Hollywood tough, NFL tough, WWF tough, gang-banger tough, or "HOOrah!" grunt-tough...but truly courageous and honorable.
Americans used to be truly unwilling to let evil have its way.
Americans had to be tough to defeat Great Britain, the most powerful imperial military on earth at the time. On the frontier, a family had to fight off Indians and kill wild animals in the forests and thickets of the frontier — occasionally, right at the kitchen door.
Instead, what passes now for manhood is a pumped-up, lizard-brained fellow whose antics on the screen teach American boys and men to fantasize about bashing in heads so they won't lift a finger against real domestic enemies. This is the American gelding.
A gelding is a castrated male horse; he becomes heavier, sleeker, and more docile. The American gelding is everywhere now...90% of urban males, 50% of rural males, 75% of career military, and probably 99.9% of pastors. He's a manly-man only in his talk…or in his workout routine…or on his Harley…or at the bar…or beating his wife...or watching TV...or preaching his fiery sermonette...or with firepower outmatching that of his foreign victims by ten-to-one (not including air support). Big man, yessir.
When it comes to standing against the real enemies of the Constitution to secure our republic's future, he's as productive as a gelded horse nibbling grass in a field. Nothing will ever come of him, other than his toys, or a pension and dead bodies. He will leave no mark on the world for good.
At AmericaAgain!, we will seek to recruit members from the 3% of the American population that can be called 'innovators' on a marketing bell curve. We're not looking for "a few good men" to take up massive firepower against unarmed civilians in their own homes 8,000 miles away. We're looking for the 3% of American men and women who live out the courage of their convictions when bad people need to be dealt with, lawfully and peacefully -- using our brains, not firearms -- right here at home.
We few will prove that by God's grace, We The People can preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and restore the rule of law. We will do this without being paid for it by taxpayers. Without demanding special honor in society or 'respect' among neighborhood gangs. Without the thrill of toys. Yes, and we will do it without weaponry, big man!
We can be America again...town by town, year by year, we can re-settle a new frontier in the ethical wilderness that our civilization has become.
Pump iron, my gelding friend...wick the throttle on your Harley...re-up for another deployment for Exxon-Mobil...paint yourself up for deer season...cap another homey...whatever! But if you don't intend to join us, get out of our way because we intend to be AmericaAgain!