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I have been seeing a number of article, podcast and videos that all come down to the question, Where Are The Men?
For me, this is not a new question. I have seen the effemination1 of men. This is caused by modern emasculation for the benefit of society. I say garbage to this castration of men by egalitarian2 statists. This neutering is the work of those who are at war against the Creator God. Oh, and don’t forget that the Church has failed men as well.
Where Are the Men – and the program
This week, I have Pastor Matt Trewhella join me to discuss a video that captured my attention last year: Where Are the Men? You can watch this five minute video which is embedded further down in the news letter. So what captured me about this particular video? It was the timing and the hard hitting content that raises the question of why are men vacant from the churches, marriages and public square? Then what struck me was that at the end of the video, we see young men who are vibrant, courageous and actively standing for God’s truth.
Now I have seen this discussion regarding men elsewhere, especially during the ChicomFlu insanity and the fight for the classroom. As Pastor Trewhella notates, men are the minority in the fight, vacant from most of the important battles.
What has been brewing for over 100 years is the statists, anti-Biblical view of God with existential humanism as their religion are the perpetrators of this emotional, cultural and spiritual eunuchization.
Now we see again the rise of the ERA. Yes, you got it, the demons are pushing for the Equal Rights Amendment. The same groups who are the essence of Lamia, need to have the ERA implemented so as to further destroy the role of men, except for the elitists, as well as codify their lust for abortion.
We Forget or Have not been taught Blackstone
When I consider, where are the men? I am reminded that the founders knew that effeminate men were disasters to society. In considering the source and function of law, Sir William Blackstone wrote in his commentary on the British Constitution, Introduction – Section 2, Of the Nature of Laws in General:
‘Thus when the Supreme being formed the universe, and created matter out of nothing, he impressed certain principles upon that matter, from which it can never depart, and without which it would cease to be. When he put that matter into motion, he established certain laws of motion, to which all moveable bodies must conform…’
‘This then is the general signification of law, a rule of action dictated by some superior being: and, in those creatures that have neither the power to think, nor to will, such laws must be invariably obeyed, so long as the creature itself subsists, for it’s existence depends on that obedience. But laws, in their more confined sense, and in which it is our present business to consider them, denote the rules, not of action in general, but of human action or conduct: that is, the precepts by which man, the noblest of all sublunary beings, a creature endowed with both reason and freewill, is commanded to make use of those faculties in the general regulation of his behaviour.
Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his creator, for he is entirely a dependent being. A being independent of any other, has no rule to pursue, but such as he prescribes to himself; but a state of dependence will inevitably oblige the inferior to take the will of him, on whom he depends, as the rule of his conduct: not indeed in every particular, but in all those points wherein his dependence consists. This principle therefore has more or less extent and effect, in proportion as the superiority of the one and the dependence of the other is greater or less, absolute or limited. And consequently, as man depends absolutely upon his maker for every thing, it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his maker’s will.’
‘This will of his maker is called the law of nature. For as God, when he created matter, and endued it with a principle of mobility, established certain rules for the perpetual direction of that motion; so, when he created man, and endued him with freewill to conduct himself in all parts of life, he laid down certain immutable laws of human nature, whereby that freewill is in some degree regulated and restrained, and gave him also the faculty of reason to discover the purport of those laws.
Considering the creator only as a being of infinite power, he was able unquestionably to have prescribed whatever laws he pleased to his creature, man, however unjust or severe. But as he is also a being of infinite wisdom, he has laid down only such laws as were founded in those relations of justice, that existed in the nature of things antecedent to any positive precept. These are the eternal, immutable laws of good and evil, to which the creator himself in all his dispensations conforms; and which he has enabled human reason to discover, so far as they are necessary for the conduct of human actions. Such among others are these principles: that we should live honestly, should hurt nobody, and should render to every one his due; to which three general precepts Justinian has reduced the whole doctrine of law.’
Sadly, the legal system, politicians, pastors, educators and most men have no idea of The True Order of Creation and God’s designed common law of things, the law of nature. Heck, a woman, I think, placed on the US Supreme Court cannot even define by the laws of nature what a female is.
Simply put, at this point, Men – Be Manly.
Webster 1828 Dictionary:
MAN’LY, adjective [man and like.] Manlike; becoming a man; firm; brave; undaunted.
Serene and manly hardened to sustain
The load of life–
1. Dignified; noble; stately.
He moves with manly grace.
2. Pertaining to the adult age of man; as a manly voice.
3. Not boyish or womanish; as a manly stride.
Sam Adams Wisdom
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF MASSACHUSETTS TO DENNYS DE BERDT.
[MS., Samuel Adams Papers, vol. i., Lenox Library.]
Mar 16, 1767
‘…If his Honor means by & “the restoration of Harmony & Tranquility” a silent & supine submission to an unreasonable & unconstitutional Claim, we could not wish for it upon terms which we think derogatory to the Honor of our Sovereign, under whom we hold our Charter, as well as the Commission which his Excellency sustains under his Majesty ; and inconsistent with the Duty we owe to our Constituents & Posterity to preserve and maintain the Rights of that Charter sacred & inviolate. Neither this House nor the People are disposd to do anything to disturb the publick Tranquility unless it is supposed to be done by a necessary adherence to & a manly & firm Defence of our constitutional Rights & Privileges.’
TO ARTHUR LEE.
[Ms., Samuel Adams Papers, Lenox Library.]
BOSTON April 19 1771.
‘… Such is the Indolence of Men in general, or their Inattention to the real Importance of things, that a steady & animated perseverance in the rugged path of Virtue at the hazard of trifles is hardly to be expected. The Generality are necessarily engaged in Application to private Business for the Support of their own families and when at a lucky Season the publick are awakened to a Sense of Danger, & a manly resentment is enkindled, it is difficult, for so many separate Communities as there are in all the Colonies, to agree in one consistent plan of Opposition while those who are the appointed Instruments of Oppression, have all the Means put into their hands, of applying to the passions of Men & availing themselves of the Necessities of some, the Vanity of others & the timidity of all.’
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1. Where are the Men? | Matt Trewhella
2. Where are the men? | WRETCHED RADIO
3. Why Is There A Manhood Crisis? | Doug Wilson and Aaron Renn
4. How the Church Fails Men | Doug Wilson and Aaron Renn
1Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: EFFEMINA’TION, noun The state of one grown womanish; the state of being weak or unmanly.
2relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities