Posted by an Arab at a pro-male website for guys either living abroad or thinking of living abroad. I actually think he is onto something, sad it is. On the other hand, I don’t have the slightest idea of what to do about it either.When I was younger, I used to say that the world would be better if it was ruled by women. I no longer believe that. Male rule is rather evil, and it’s not that great for women. It causes a ton of problems. It’s cruel, discriminatory, brutal and warlike. But it seems to work. Sort of like capitalism – they’re both evil but at least they work.
Female rule, on the other hand, whatever its merits, simply doesn’t seem to work. Sort of like Communism. Great idea, morally correct and proper, not evil, the morally superior choice. Yet it doesn’t work. Evil works and good fails.
If men are too brutal to rule properly, women are too incompetent to rule at all. Ruling – it’s not what women do. What do women do? Other stuff. What do they do well? Lots of stuff, but ruling ain’t one of them. Female rule seems to cause chaos and mass dysfunction.
The Natural Law guy in me says that’s because it goes against nature itself. Men are a bunch of assholes, but Nature wants us to rule. Violations of Nature are punished by Mother Nature herself. In particular, female rule seems to cause mass unhappiness and misery in both sexes. The women become more masculine, the men become more feminine or overcompensate, and nobody’s really happy.
I live with a bunch of Hispanics. This is a very patriarchal culture, though the women here have way more rights than they do down in Mexico. The females seem to appreciate the increased rights, and the males don’t really mind. But sex roles are quite rigid. The males are very masculine, almost parodies, and the women, at least those born in the South, are very feminine, which actually is not a bad thing.
Women born in the South almost never smoke, and they don’t drink much. They don’t screw around much either. Female sexual propriety is highly prized. It seems like men rule, and the women are subordinate to the men.
One would think that this Patriarchal catastrophe would promote mass misery among the women and idiotic and dysfunctional behavior among the men. You would be wrong. Both sexes are very happy, especially in their roles. Both sexes age well. Middle aged Hispanic women, even divorced ones, are very happy. Fat and happy. Middle aged Hispanic men are fat but happy. There’s no Middle Aged Angry and Miserable Woman Syndrome you see in the Whites. There’s no Middle aged Defeated and Depressed Man Syndrome you see here.
It’s all natural and all smiles. When you play with Nature, Nature smiles back you. One of her rewards is happiness. Rebellion is punished by the Spurned Mother with misery. It’s so simple, yet so hard to figure out that no one can see it.
Feel free to read and comment. There are many comments later on in the thread, mostly Americans pointing out that Arab culture sucks too. Maybe even more than ours. And they would be right. Arab culture sucks, but in a totally different way.
Some cultures take Nature too far. Nature gives Man a nice long leash to play on. Tear the leash off, and She’s angry and hunting you down. But Nature doesn’t want us to be dependent homebodies, hover over Mom’s skirts and afraid to go out and play. Mother’s rule: You’re on a leash, but play! Run and play and stretch that rope to its limits!
What you are about to read is a rare look into how the West and it’s culture is perceived by an Arab, who has lived and traveled all over the world and is a keen observer of society and people.
Meeting Westerners, one of the things I noticed was how insecure and de-masculinized they seemed to me; compared to myself and the male-dominated, testosterone-driven culture of my land.
Western men seemed fragile somehow, unsure of themselves and their worth, the vast majority of them. Some put on fake personas, some overcompensated…none quite had the quiet confidence that people from our culture possess.On the internet, most Americans seemed to act like little bitches, little girls brought up in a Feminist perversion of nature.
I now understand why; after observing the complex dynamics of U.S. and Western society.
It was only after coming to the U.S. and studying here that all the pieces came together – a fascinating look at a dysfunctional man-hating civilization that is the polar opposite of my own culture, and will eventually lead to the collapse of Western civilization.
Where I come from, men walk proud and rule the streets and testosterone runs in the air; and strong patriarchal foundations of family and the father as ruler of the household. Men harass and aggressively follow women – it is unapologetically a man’s world. Men are imbued with confidence and have high self esteem, women are (funnily enough) horny and demure; and feminine and understand the natural order of things.
In the U.S., Feminism has so corrupted the society to it’s core, damaged the very concept of family and the family unit and the father’s role, that society as a whole is like some bizarre alien planet – where men are bland, lack personality, are anti-social, gossipy, soul-less. Men are weak and insecure deep inside. People are disconnected and paranoid, anti-social and self-absorbed.
It’s a society where men have become de-masculinized. Bizarre and cliquish; I can sense the odd social-cultural constructs permeating the country – it is a deeply segregated and fake culture. Men cannot feel confident and assured here like in strong patriarchies; women have all the power and American men seem clueless as to how bizarre the male-female dynamic has become.
In the workplace, Americans are Automatons, like soul-less hamsters on a wheel. Fake conversations, no intellectualism, no interest in other countries, peoples, or history.
Also, terrible social and people skills – at least in California. Most people communicate via twitter and Facebook, even though most of the people on their Facebook live in the same city and a phone call away.
People are vacuous, shallow, superficial, suggestible. Men raised here are fake, insecure, lack personality, they seem to have “issues.” Women are confused and messed up…
You let your women take control, and your society will unravel- it will make your men weak, and destroy your society to it’s core. The patriarchy is a male conceived and enforced institution that was imposed on females, because men, and only men understand well the long-term impacts of civilization and harnessing male energies into productive family units and a stable society…. civilization itself is a result of patriarchy.
To sum if up, it seems to be that the whole country is schizophrenic, like a Jekyll and Hyde monstrosity. There is no community, no camaraderie, no soul, men and women are willing servants to their corporate masters and slaves to materialism and superficiality; and incredibly conformist, reserved, and politically correct to the point of totalitarianism.