Have You Noticed that We are in a War?
Yes, it is THAT BAD! And do I need to add that it's getting worse?
And as time goes on, I am getting meaner and meaner about this. In fact, meaner than a junkyard dog about this! And I am getting more and more inclined to knock the hell out of my way, with extreme prejudice, anybody — and males in particular— who would scoff at all of this, deny all of this, make excuses for all of this, or try to convince me that it's "all in my head".
And don't forget, I am one of those politically-awakened vanguard intellectuals who has an analysis to back up his attitude, and knows how to focus the foaming rage at a proper political target! So, if somebody like ME is getting this worked up about things, just imagine what is happening in the mind of a more benighted chap in the lower IQ range who merely feels that something is out of kilter, who merely feels the turbulent emotions boiling up inside, but cannot link cause-and-effect from the realm of the political, and cannot subordinate those emotions to the discipline of language. Oh yes: he is in touch with his feelings! So be afraid. Very afraid.
But forgive me. I assure you that I am not normally this way. So, let me share the following, which is a reader comment from an online article:
"I became good at the Family Court game. I owed over $30,000 in child support arrearages, had 5 warrants out for my arrest and beat every one of them. I filed federal petitions for removal, federal bankruptcy petitions (stops the enforcement, returns the driver's license and eliminates the warrant; does not stop support from accruing though), and petitions for writs of habeas corpus (in NJ your sent to the probation dept. to pay child support; I claimed I was not on probation because there was no charge, arraignment, trial, conviction or sentence. Federal judges liked my idea and kept me out of jail with these arguments by delaying rulings on these issues for upwards of a year). I thumbed my nose at the court's warrants and taunted them with letters to the editors in the local papers. I even was published in the main local northern NJ paper for suing the sheriff's dept. for $50 Million for false arrest, false imprisonment and taking my children from me without a court order (cited an 11th Cir. US Ct. of Appeals case that was identical to mine--Hufford v. Rodgers, 912 F.2d 1338 (11th Cir. 1990)where sheriffs were sued (and they lost; had to pay over $125,000) for taking child from father on false allegations without any warrant or court order)."Here, we have a man who notices that he is in a war, and conducts himself on a proper footing—and I don't mean pussyfooting! His situation may not be comparable to yours, but the spirit this passage transpires is one that we must all assimilate—morally, intellectually, metaphysically, or in whichever mode of operation your particular talent spreads its wings. It is not simply divorce-pirated dads who are under siege. We are all male, and we are ALL in the crosshairs, and the case pertains alike to each and all of us. We are in a WAR, and we should make it clear to the other side that we will fight them to the death.
"It became a game with me. I drove the courts and child support enforcement people nuts with constant publicity attacks and constant correspondence to them. I sued anyone and everyone who threatened me in either state court or federal court. They finally left me alone when it became evident I would fight them to the death."
No, WAR is not too strong of a word for the circumstance that now encompasses our lives. Let us meditate upon this until it becomes instinctive and second nature to us.
In the meantime, here is a link to the Stephen Baskerville article to which the above-cited reader comment was responding. What makes this article so very, very good is not only the wealth of information which it offers, but the fact that it refers continually to feminism and feminists, and makes explicit their connection to various legislative enactments and to the dire consequences of these enactments.
You really, really ought to read that article a hundred times, archive copies of it, and share it with others by, for example, burning it onto CDs, or e-mailing it as a PDF attachment. It is the sort of thing that gets people riled up, and that is what we need to make happen. I call it "making more enemies for the enemy."