Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Coalition of Rebel Forces Converging Upon Feminism's Empire

The following e-mail arrived yesterday, from an organization called 'Interpaal'. As my custom is, I will let the material speak for itself and afterwards make it a springboard for my own thoughts:

INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT OF FAMILY COURTS

Today 16th June 2010, sees the historic launch of a global human rights campaign by the ‘International Parents Alliance’ (INTERPAAL), calculated to bring to an end the crises in international family law, responsible for the destruction of millions of parent/child relationships worldwide. By presenting all past, current and future victims, with the opportunity to make a compelling personal statement, the voiceless have now been given a voice.

The attached ‘International Boycott of Family Courts’ campaign document finally provides a historic global rallying point and valuable support, to all those demanding that governments uphold their human rights obligations, to effectively protect the parent/child relationships of their citizens.

Working in their capacity as a solution based think tank, ‘INTERPAAL’ first focused on clearly identifying the (4) prime causal factors responsible for destroying so many parent/child relationships. Importantly, all four prime causal factors were unmistakably found to be inter-related, as are the numerous secondary effects.

Next they produced a legal, non-violent, gender-neutral campaign model, based on equality and social justice for all. The resulting document sets out the four (4) non- negotiable core demands considered absolutely vital to achieve effective change. The global alliance makes this historic ‘International Boycott of Family Courts’ campaign document freely available in 11 different languages.

Millions of dispossessed biological parents, victim children as well as every extended family member around the world, now have the means to make a self-empowering personal protest in support of their human rights, and so join this grass roots rebellion, against the wholesale destruction of families.

The ‘International Boycott of Family Courts’ document can be used in many areas of family justice activism, will be widely available on-line, and accommodates the urgent desire of every concerned citizen to be able to personally pressure their elected representatives into supportive action.

Beginning today, the boycott will continue until international family laws comply with every responsible parents’ fundamental human right to be a parent, ensuring each parent obtains the protection of a legal equal parenting right to remain part of his/her biological children’s lives.

Widespread support for a grass roots rebellion is illustrated by Sir Bob Geldof ‘s recent comments on the family justice system. Sir Bob accused the family courts, of state-sanctioned kidnap and challenges the moral credibility of the family law industry by asking, ‘How long before just one of them admit they have it all wrong and apologize to their myriad of victims?

Sir Bob perhaps prophetically points out: ‘In the near future the family law under which we endure, will be seen as barbaric, criminally damaging, abusive, neglectful, harmful to society, the family, the parents and the children in whose name it purports to act’.

For all international media enquiries please contact our Media Unit at: media@interpaal.com


Well. I hope that intrigued you, and inspired you, and gave you an impression of movement (as opposed to stagnation) in the greater domain of events. For I think it is safe to say that things are moving, even if it does feel slow, frustrating, fragmented, uncoordinated, and even if motion is not always evident upon the everyday face of life.

Now, the memo I have shared does not talk about feminism—and I'm sure any feminist on earth would be quick to point that out! Furthermore, I cannot affirm that Interpaal, as an organization, assumes any political stance toward feminism as such. At any rate, nothing in their rhetoric offers any direct clue about that, although I would be happy to opinion-poll their members as individuals.

Anyway, Interpaal is attacking a global crisis which feminism is largely responsible for creating in the first place, and for condoning and rationalizing at the later stages. For better or worse, the feminists are quite smug about all this, and shamefully slow to work up any sense of moral urgency whatsoever. Their customary behavior is to minimalize, trivialize, compartmentalize, change the subject, or shift the blame by issuing slanders against father's rights activists. So clearly, somebody must pull the feminists up by a short rope. However, one thing at a time. . .

The breaking-apart of marriages and families is a global crisis—meaning that it's all over the planet. This we have long known. And we know it is a feminist goal—their leading writers and thinkers announced this years ago. And now we see it happening, all over the world, right before our eyes! You may wish to inform me that "correlation is not causation", but if you do, I am permitted to be equally shallow and clever: where there is smoke there is fire!

All right, so the feminists are world class cop-out artists. Nothing new here; we've always known it. And so they are perfectly happy to wash their hands of things which they originally had a hand in. Global family crisis? Don't blame feminism!

Well, I do blame feminism. Enough said.

But feminism is much more than an ideology or a movement: it is an empire. It is a sum total of practical operations, applications and effects which support, either directly or indirectly, the goal of female supremacy. It is a feministical operations complex; a femplex, you might say. And for that reason it is possible to make war on feminism simply by attacking its variegated nodes and regions of invested socio-political energy. These attack points need not even be clearly labelled as feminism, and so you need not be a conscious anti-feminist of any kind in order to make war on feminism.

So how do you know when you have struck gold? Easy: it is when you strike a nerve! Watch and listen. Feminist voices will pipe up querelously, even stridently, and feminist jargon will fill the air. You might not be aware that you are attacking feminism, but their early warning radar system is set on hair trigger! You may depend on it, that they know precisely where their bread is buttered, and if you tamper with their bread or butter in any way (personally OR politically), you'll quickly be informed.

Briefly then, you know you are attacking feminism when feminists raise a stink about what you are doing—whatever that might be! And it might surprise you. In fact, it could make you aware for the first time in your life that you are a non-feminist . . . or even an anti-feminist!

Little by little, the non-feminist sector becomes ACTIVATED. And by that I mean that growing numbers of neutral non-feminists decide, for one reason or another, to jump down on the "anti" side of the fence. Something inspires them; something triggers them; something makes the bead click over; something opens their eyes. To be an activated partisan of the non-feminist sector, means to identify feminism specifically as the root of the particular evil you are opposing, in contrast to those who merely attack feminist power nodes without comprehending that such is the nature of their target.

And so we see a motley coalition of persons, organizations and entities converging upon the feminist empire like Vandals and Visigoths, under color of the various causes which they espouse, and not always knowing that they are in league with each other. Some of these entities have identified feminism as the core of what they are attacking, and some of them have not. And yet, within most of these groups will be found individuals who know where it's at, and are now more or less consciously allied with the non-feminist revolution. THEY have identified feminism as the problem, and they have made their political choice accordingly.

"MRA", the Magical Reflex Acronym, is a term which I (the present writer) apply to myself. And why should I not? It delineates in clear, objective terms what I clearly and objectively do, namely: advocate for the rights of men. That packs it into a nutshell; it is right on the money because it says neither too much nor too little.

And yet, it says both too much AND too little. "MRA", as terminology, was generated ad hoc, by those angry men of yore who grew weary of constantly typing "men's rights activist" on newslists, forums and the like. Such abbreviation was bound to occur, and being catchy, it quickly caught on. However, it was not the product of any systematic ideology or structured worldview; thus, the chaotic nature of its origin haunts us even to the present day, introducing chaos into our talking and thinking—a condition which our enemies have exploited, by the way.

But I'm afraid we'll just have to live with this, because the term "MRA" is so convenient and so catchy that I'm sure people will never stop using it. Yes, it is embedded in our language and discourse, so I fear we are stuck with it! So let our enemies say what they will, and let us depend on our growing numbers, our growing charisma, and our growing infiltration of power structures to eventually silence them.

The term "men's movement" presents many of the same difficulties which MRA presents, and yet. . . we are stuck with it too!

A perplexity confronts us, given that many of the rebel coalition presently chewing away at different sectors of the feminist empire either do not call themselves MRAs, or have never even heard the expression. That could make it hard to clarify our taxonomy. And yet, the confusion may work to our advantage in a practical way because, so far, the feminists have been stunningly myopic about the essential character of the conflict. To them, "MRA" is a kind of simple-simon shorthand for an amorphous wall of hostile forces whose true extent, and true compostion, completely baffles them. All of that writhing chaos, which scares them and defies their comprehension, is quite idiotically summarized by them under the "MRA" rubric. "If we act sufficiently snotty and patronizing", they seem to be thinking, "maybe the barbarians will fade away!" This is a common psychology among ruling classes who are about to get their ass handed to them—call it a form of denial.

Therefore, under the protective shadow of feminist ignorance we may operate unseen and with surprising openness, while the feminists busy themselves among the phantoms of their collective imagination. Let them call us what they will, and let them believe what they tell themselves about us—it means they cannot see us . . . and so we are invisible!

That brings me back to the Interpaal e-mail posted above. I will not call Interpaal an MRA organization, for it would be presumptuous of me to do so. And yet, a solitary cold, hard, salient fact towers above the prairie like a blazing beacon: they sent me an e-mail—I of all people! And they sent it for a reason; I cannot think otherwise. They sent it because they deemed me a likely candidate for such communication.

Interpaal is just another army in the rebel coalition, marching against the feminist empire as you will plainly see if you study their literature or browse their website. They do not speak of feminism in any form, although their endeavor could not be anything but damaging to feminism as a political life form. Witness further, that they kindly sent a message to a website that calls itself the COUNTER-FEMINIST, which hints very strongly that such a title was unobjectionable to them. They surely know what my political stance toward feminism is, and yet they see me as an ally. So it appears there is a Magnetic Chain of Karma which binds me to them, and them to me. Such is the character of the non-feminist revolutionary coalition.

I call myself an MRA. And at the risk of sounding presumptuous, I will venture to inform you that Interpaal does not call itself an MRA organization. And you know what? I'm fine with that!

Vive la difference!

Vive La Révolution!


6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is something you might find interesting Dr. Fidelbogen PhD.

Why 'Feminism' Should Be Erased from the American Lexicon

http://www.usnews.com/articles/opinion/2010/06/15/why-feminism-should-be-erased-from-the-american-lexicon.html

http://news.mensactivism.org/node/15302


It must be illiminated from everywhere.

12:54 AM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

Yes, it was interesting. I am glad that somebody is floating the idea of erasing the word 'feminism'.

I would not necessarily wish to erase the word, but rather put a stigma on it. Specifically, make the word mean something BAD, and . . . make that meaning stick.

Some of the reader comments on the article were idiotic. Which is par for the course, of course. . .

5:58 AM  
Blogger trent13 said...

nice article! Hopefully a person who does end up accidentally triggering a feminist-up-in-arms response in conversation will have the self-awareness or critical thinking skills to discern the root of the problem, instead of proverbially running back to PC-prevarication-everything's relative land. It's really considered bad form to even disagree with feminists nowadays. Heh, it takes cajones not to automatically fall into the herd mentality of thinking feminism has a justifiable leg to stand on.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And yet, the confusion may work to our advantage in a practical way because, so far, the feminists have been stunningly myopic about the essential character of the conflict. To them, "MRA" is a kind of simple-simon shorthand for an amorphous wall of hostile forces whose true extent, and true compostion, completely baffles them.

......

Therefore, under the protective shadow of feminist ignorance we may operate unseen and with surprising openness, while the feminists busy themselves among the phantoms of their collective imagination. Let them call us what they will, and let them believe what they tell themselves about us—it means they cannot see us . . . and so we are invisible!"

Well-put,sir.


They frequently mock our "lack of organization",but we are making headway nonetheless. We are a Freedom Coalition, a rebel militia entrenched within enemy-controlled territory,working in sleeper cells, with a vast "terror network" if you will.

We attack unseen,we vanish just as quickly, and through attrition, we will eventually wear our enemy down to nothing.

They are grabbing up all the resources they can right now and toasting their "success" at stealing the spoils, but we have poisoned their well, infected their livestock, and set tripwires around their camp while they feast and boast.

We will force them to spend their ill-begotten gains to keep us from breaking upon them like a hurricane until they are worse off than when they began, and then we will devour them and burn their bones for warmth.

Rather than boasting about our success and drinking with our brothers in arms,however, I will keep my head clear for the coming fight, and say a silent prayer.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

"Rather than boasting about our success and drinking with our brothers in arms,however, I will keep my head clear for the coming fight, and say a silent prayer."

Sobriety. I'll drink to that!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Joab said...

Wow, Geldof. Help from unexpected quarters.

8:42 AM  

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