To Kill A Mockingbird

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Join me on my quest to look beyond the growing consensus of our times . . .

I've noticed the over-ritualized times we now find ourselves in . . . like to shift the blame. And it's a miracle the weather vane hasn't frisbeed loose, embedding itself in somebody's face! It's all ongoing - all this turbulence. But that's life. No truce in sight.

 

I'm a man - in a world - a world with increasing bipartisan problems with ME being so. My answer? TOUGH. SUCK IT UP. The political parties - EVERYTHING is heavily politicized these days - want to vote against the motion of men embracing what it is to be their natural unapologetic selves. I'm not talking about gratuitous displays of machismo - the Dirty Harry old view of men. Instead, there is increasing peer pressure to align one's rationally-defined manhood with pop culture's renewal of what it now deems to be the standard. Analogue is out, digital is in. But then, I could also assert: the Logos . . . isn't for turning!!! So like the prize bull in his field, chewing the cud, I carry on being the man I've always been. And I also celebrate all the women who've given the world their music, art . . . and politics. The latter, of which, I must cite as a clear example of misplaced matriarchy. The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, befriended and received regular counsel, from Pinochet when he was under house arrest in the UK. This was a despot who held his own country in a choke hold - a staunch advocate of rapid-fire reforms - a Friedmanite with no conscience. Thatcher was so hellbent, she even stopped milk from millions of primary school children. And to think this crow was Prime Minister - the matriarch of government. She was a career woman, a poseur - with no cardinal values.

 

Patriarchy is used a lot these days as the only fall guy. If only its dissenters knew the undocumented truth, the truth the history books steer away from - giving a much truncated version of the fair sex - and its own . . . flagrant toxicity.


Submitted: January 19, 2021

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