Saturday, September 22, 2012

For Your Consideration

Whether we like it or not, America is at war with a bunch of Alpha males. They scream, they kill, the turture. Operationally, they exemplifify animals. No holds barred, they kill, cut off heads, set captives on fire, drag our foreign service workers through streets, They are bitter, bitter killers.

A further example of their Alpha Maleness. Look how they negotiate with their own women; and how the female gender is rendered second class. Women are abstracted from the running of their own county. Politics is male. (The home may by run by women, we from the outside only see the dismissive burkas).

Yet our politicians that rule in the USA, Obama primary among them, Joe Biden, Eric Holder are beta males at least from what we see under the political cover and statements. Are they up to the task of dealing with Alpha killers? Their international polical statements are equivocal, nuanced and consiliatory. As are the ones of Hillary Clinton, Susanna Rice. They are strong woman, alpha females if you will, but can Alpha females by instinct defeat terrorist Alpha Males?

We are in war, and men are by hereditary and cultural inclination (still) warriors. That is not to say Alpha Males are incapable of understanding peace; but what we seem to need at the forefront of our national leadership right now is the big stick, not the big hug...a slap in the face and not protracted conversation and consideration. If we lose this thing, the only hug we'll get is the final embrace.

We must fight back. There is little retreat built into the kind of men we are fighting. They seem to only understand power and all-out endeavors. How many more suicide bombers and trainer-killers in Afghanistan do we need to see before we accept the certainty that we are in an Alpha war with radical Islam, not a Beta 'win-the-hearts-and-minds-of -the people' confrontation? Drones are not the right choice in this kind of fight; it is the choice of sophistication and civilization and carefullness...which is seen by the other side as cowardice: Drones are seen as beta men sitting in air-coditioned cubicles in Vegas dropping impersonal punishment on the enemy while even the leaders of our friends (?) China and Russia; are still at the stage of brutally purging and killing their own internal adversaries!

For this brief period we need men who will bellow as loud as the enemy. We need Alpha Men as national leaders, with the mind-set of Seals and Special Ops (we have too few of them) to operate as the American Revolutioaries did, when they "wished they had more than one life to give for their county"...and "Give me liberty or give me death." Think of Abraham Lincoln, the position he was in before he found General Grant to prosecute the Civil War for the North: "Where can I find me a General who will fight?"

We have had forty years of feminising America. It has been highly beneficial on many fronts, but we are mow in an Alpha Male time of challenge when it comes to the decisions of war. Androgeny can come later; when we win the peace. But today we still have a need for our Alpha Males in highest offices in the land.      


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