We of the pro-male community have spent years discussing feminism from many angles, sketching theories to explain its operation, debating the merits of those theories, refining the conclusions of those debates and stockpiling evidence. Over the years we have developed a rough consensus. The process is ongoing, and we are far from knowing everything, but thanks to so much hard work by so many dedicated thinkers our fund of understanding has a solid core that we can rely on.
We call this fund of understanding the accumulated wisdom of the pro-male community, or simply the accumulated wisdom. It is a repository of empirical evidence, combining both lived experience and our study of world events. This repository makes a sufficient base of prior knowledge which may grow to accomodate new data.
Our accumulated wisdom stands opposed to the inbred ignorance of the feminist worldview, which cannot transcend itself without undoing itself. We find, among these people, a fixed purpose to sidestep critical realization – and we draw this conclusion from direct study. We have put our case with logic, lucidity and nuance, we have piled example upon example, and yet we find our effort wasted.
I mean that if you are standing in a rainstorm that fact ought to be directly evident. It should be needless to point out one raindrop after another until you persuade the other chap that it’s raining. Yet the perverse will to sidestep critical realization is invincible, and if he doesn’t want to “see” the rainstorm he won’t!
We however, being able both to see the raindrops one at a time and to guess shrewdly what they add up to, may trust in the veracity of our understanding. We needn’t wait upon those who are less endowed with mother wit.
Our interactive experience with feminists forms a key part of our accumulated wisdom. We have found their political behavior to be an expression of their flawed humanity – their dark side if you will. In that respect you might say that the political grows out of the personal. And such feminist behavior crops up for tactical reasons, as a shielding system, to ensure that the feminist message never comes up for critical examination.
In conversational settings this flawed behavior nearly always emerges as deflection in one form or another. It is just the same in the broader “conversation” of public rhetoric and propaganda. In nearly all of our public back-and-forth with the feminists we have gotten the same old cycle of duck, dodge, dissimulate and deflect on a never-ending loop – and over time they have grafted this apparatus onto the culture many layers deep and bamboozled most people.
To get at the truth we must scalp the duff down to the bedrock. So the question becomes, whose bedrock? Theirs or ours? We say ours, because we find no compelling reason to say otherwise.
The accumulated wisdom of the pro-male community forms our bedrock. We trust this bedrock because it is made of probative and indubitable things, but we also trust it because we trust ourselves.
The feminists have had years to process our message and have shown themselves patently unwilling to do so. Hence we are turning away from all that and working toward the intellectual crystallization of our own community. Our accumulated wisdom forms the intellectual base of that community. We already understand feminism as an existing set of conditions in the world, independent of any claim that a self-confessed feminist would make about it. But our present task is to marshall this understanding into a schematic unity so as to generate target consensus and coherent strategizing.
Our empirical evidence, though abundant, seems to lack an organizing framework. We intend to make good on that lack, so that this accumulated wisdom will fall efficiently into place. Accordingly, we turn once again to our first precept, that feminism is the project to increase the power of women. We will take this precept, and the accumulated wisdom, and meld them together into something which synergistically transcends both.
The accumulated wisdom of the pro-male community is the raw material for the construction project which lies ahead. This project has no exact blueprint, but a logic which governs how the material gets combined — and that is what matters. What eventually gets built depends on the terrain and the unpredictable requirements arising from the work itself. But the certainty of our accumulated wisdom, along with the certainty of the first precept, makes a double certainty which is hard to beat.
As for feminism: at the best it is a power whose legitimacy we may dispute. At the worst it is an alien force that has barged into our lives in a most unmannerly way. In no case has the universe bestowed infallibility on this sect or its followers. Nor should we. We are free to question, critique, quibble with or even rudely challenge feminism as we see fit — and the only force blocking us is the superstitious anger of feminism’s guardians, whose behavior we call offended idol worship.
But we must understand that feminism is not the only game in town. It has no moral claim on us, and we are more radically free of it than we might realize. In the years ahead we must explore this fact thoroughly, and make it work for us.