Moral Dissonance: Staying Free of It
As to moral dissonance:Yes. Honor, morality, fairness: these things are for my friends.
I do not expect the feminists to behave honorably (or honestly), so I am not a bit surprised when they live up to my predictions. Which they consistently do.
But by their dishonest and dishonorable behavior, they license me to act the same toward them IF I SO CHOOSE.
My master strategy toward feminism is largely built around "giving them a taste of their own." If they whine that I am being "unfair", I say "whoop-de-doo, how does it feel?"
But they can get out of it very easily if they will simply agree to renounce feminism.
It is not so easy for me to renounce maleness -- but they can easily renounce feminism. So in a comparative way, they are getting a mighty sweet deal.
No moral dissonance here. I'll play it just as dirty and vicious as they eventually choose to make it.
Or they can be sensible, and back off. . .
It is quite simple. If you call yourself a feminist, you are not my friend. Granted that if you are sufficiently naive and earnest, you will inhabit the lower end of the enemy spectrum -- but you ARE on that spectrum; make no mistake! You are a participant in the thing called feminism, and I can only assume that somehow, you are getting your slice of the tainted and very monolithic feminist pie. And in the end, you will enjoy just the experience which feminism has inflicted on the male population. Yes, the good ol' tarbrush -- I, and others like me, will inflict this upon you. And I warn you in advance that we do not plan to be "fair". So, when the time comes, you can save your breath. Don't earnestly femsplain to us what "kind" of feminist you are -- your kind are all alike!
To avoid moral dissonance, I should make clear that I do not expect your side to act any better than what I have promised, from our side, above. You have always acted that way anyway, and you always WILL act that way -- regardless of how we act! We're damned if we do and damned if we don't. We know this from long experience, and believe me, we know you well. In fact, better than you know yourselves. So, we activated non-feminist partisans have nothing to lose by giving it both barrels. . . do we?
The "code of honor" that we BOTH operate by, in our dealings with each other, is a nasty one -- but withal admirably honest in its nasty way. So I think we understand each other now . . . don't we?
My long-term strategy through all of this, is to drive a wedge between feminist and non-feminist, to accentuate the political boundary, to etch and inscribe that boundary with exactitude, making very clear to the entire world precisely what feminism is and is not -- according to non-feminist terms of understanding.
If you wish, call it the battle of Armageddon. No moral dissonance here. Bring it on. Do your damnedest, and we will call you out for it. And you will not appreciate our ice-cold tone of voice, up there on that barren, windswept mountain-top.
Of course, you do have an alternative: you can do the right thing, and renounce feminism. And as a token of your good faith, you should renounce the WORD feminism. Or else we are bound to wonder if you have truly renounced feminism.
My reader comment, cited above, can be viewed in its native habitat HERE:
Moral Dissonance and Morality
And now, I shall return to not posting. So. . expect silence for a while.