An Olive Branch for the Feminists
Simply stated: can we co-exist?
I ask this because I wish to clear the deck and clear the register. I extend this olive branch to the feminist sector as a gesture in good faith, and I leave it to them to make the next move. Are they, or are they not, willing to co-exist with the rest of the world?
I believe it is important to make such a gesture in order to give peace a chance. Therefore consider the gesture made. A quid pro quo from their side is next on the agenda, and even though I lean heavily toward cynicism, I would not yield entirely to that emotion until I have exhausted all the other possibilities. So I will bide my time anticipating their next move.
I'll not pretend that I wish to prevent war, for war indeed is what we presently have: we've had it for quite some time, and there is no longer any question of prevention. But although I cannot hope to prevent war, I might still hope to prevent the escalation of it. So much at least looks feasible, assuming that the other side is amenable.
War therefore shall not cease, nor the preparation of it, until the other side makes clear by word or gesture that they will cease their aggression against the non-feminist sector. On that day the olive branch will be delivered—but not sooner.
In the interim, we shall need to arrange a ceasefire—and negotiation is the customary way that such things are brought about. Negotiation, be it understood, is a dialogue between sovereign powers. And the sovereign powers presently in question, are the feminist sector and the non-feminist sector. We of the non-feminist sector will acknowledge the sovereignty of the feminist sector, and demand in return that our own sovereignty be acknowledged. Such are the preconditions necessary to negotiation.
Once the ceasefire has been established, further negotiations between our sovereign sectors will be necessary in order to secure the lasting peace of co-existence. In practical terms, co-existence would entail an unequivocal end to feminist triumphalism, and to any pretension, on the part of the feminists themselves, that feminism "is the world." Above all, co-existence would entail an end to all feminist aggression against the non-feminist sector.
What I have sketched in metaphoric language shall, I trust, be manifested in the fullness of time. Bear in mind however, that co-existence entails stasis, as against the dynamism of war, and that counter-feminist theory predicts that stasis will be to feminism what kryptonite is to Superman.
But the feminists are welcome to prove counter-feminist theory wrong if they believe they can do so by their exemplary future behavior. We grant them that opportunity. The only alternative is continued war, and the annihilation of either one side or the other.
We'll see how it rolls.