In C.S. Lewis book, “Men Without Chests” he wrote the following prophetic line: “We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”
And Carter Clews wrote, “Because the men in Western society no longer have chests, it’s women that must have balls.”
With this de-manning of men, we are left in a society with sensitive men, politically correct, afraid to step in, putting away all thoughts of Cowboy and Indian play since that is considered racist, the demise of gentlemen opening doors and carrying bags. Goodbye to John Wayne, Cary Grant, or Clint Eastwood.
Why are men so afraid to be men? Perhaps it was the feminist movement that changed them. I’ve personally seen a man open a door for a woman only to have the woman give him a scathing look and move to another door so she doesn’t have to feel a loss of power. What power? Saying thank you? But when I, a woman, holds the door, the women are the first to take advantage of it and mind you, most don’t even say thank you. The men, however, always do.
Watching the video of the horrific murder of the young English off-duty soldier, I was shocked to see all the men standing in the crowd doing nothing while the soldier was butchered. Were they just being “polite”? They were taking cell phone videos of the aftermath and they knew what had happened. I was horrified yet fascinated at the non-reaction of the crowd and of the men just standing around.
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone,” said a meat-cleaver-wielding man with bloody hands, speaking in what seemed to be a London accent.
“The only reasons we killed this man … is because Muslims are dying daily,” he added. “This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth.” — video aired by CNN affiliate ITN.
If there was a point those Islamic radicals were trying to make,
After murdering the soldier in broad daylight with a machete, praising Allah and then speaking to the crowd’s cell phone cameras, it seemed quite clear in my opinion that the Islamic murderers knew the men standing around were going to do exactly what they did: Nothing.
Prime Minister, David Cameron’s statement:
“First, this country will be absolutely resolute in its stand against violent extremism and terror. We will never give in to terror – or terrorism – in any of its forms. Second, this view is shared by every community in our country.
This was not just an attack on Britain – and on the British way of life. It was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country. There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act.”
The first item the Prime Minister commented on was that his country would be resolute in its stand but again, it seems that at least one of these members may have passed through the desk of MI5 and at present there is an investigation. (Eerily similar to the Tsarnaev situation, where the U.S. was informed of possible terrorist activities.) Secondly, it seems, no one stepping forth to stop these deranged men but instead watching, gawking in horror as they took videos, shows a degradation and breakdown of society, which should not even be called civilized.
Strangest were the PM’s words, that “nothing in Islam justified the attack” and that “terrorism has taken more Muslim lives than any other religion, it is an utter perversion of the truth to pretend anything different.”
Funny, I remember a pair of planes that rammed into the World Trade Center. And I remember the other plane that didn’t make it to hit another site in Washington, D.C. due to some brave male passengers, who were willing to perish and did to prevent another tragedy.
What happened? Where did the men go? I know they are out there but when a country let’s itself be wimpified by allowing the head of their country conclude that there is no blame on the religion when obviously their religion did have some thing to do with it, may it be 1% or not? We need to really think on this.
Could you imagine Margaret Thatcher saying this? What Thatcher did say was, “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”
And thus it was one woman on that street in the U.K., brave enough to try to talk some sense into the murderers, who was allowed to go check on the young soldier.
“It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.”
And the most poignant quote that hits my heart from Ms. Thatcher, and maddens me hearing Mr. Cameron’s statements in the media, “Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.”
And what did he do?
A friend wrote this: “The thing I couldn’t stop thinking about when I first saw this footage was how utterly docile and sheep like their population is – all theses guys had were machetes, and no one did anything but TALK to them? The UK just showed the Islamic world that they are ready to be decapitated as a nation.”
We need a change. We need to really look at what is happening. We need our men to stand up, for our country, for our families.
We need our leaders to be accountable. They need to be accountable for their countries and for their countrymen by placing the blame where it really belongs and not making excuses for it. It was not the persons, themselves that murdered of their own accord, it was also their belief in their radical religion that made it so logical for them to kill.