“Now I’m Toxic”
Recently some of you may have seen a Gillette ad recently where they decided to tell the men of the world that we are all bullies and rapists and wife beating silverback apes that “can do better”. Usually when a company decides to enter the arena of making their corporate politics public I am amused because I believe it’s financially stupid.
Not this time. This time I am actually a bit pissed off about this. Not because I like their product (overpriced is an understatement) but because I am what’s known as an “alpha male” and I am proud of this title.
I believe it is time for all “alpha males” to stand up and end this pathological frenzy to marginalize and vilify manhood. It’s becoming more and more apparent that the leftists and their agenda is gaining attention in the media and at the highest levels of corporate America, and make no mistake, the vilification of men is a leftist tactic to weaken our Republic.
My wife and I are volunteer leaders with our local Boy Scout troop and when the BSA announced they were opening the program to girls it almost caused our family to leave the program but then we decided the only way to change the narrative was to stay and make our conservative views known at both the local and the district level. When our local district called me for our annual “Friends of Scouting” donation I politely told them “not this year, I’ve closed my wallet to the BSA based on their decision to bring girls into the program. I sure it was the first time they had heard that.
A recent report by the American Psychological Association called “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Men and Boys” imply that “traditional masculinity” – such as stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression – are harmful. Think about that for a moment, can you imagine a military force made up of men that didn’t have those qualities?As I sit at my keyboard typing this article out and trying to gather my thoughts, I remember that today is my youngest son’s 13th birthday. Here’s a kid who at his first Cub Scout Pinewood Derby (where he placed almost dead last) was being gathered for the group photo and as he was handed his “Participation Trophy” could be heard calling out over the other 25 kids as saying “Dad, what’s this trophy for? I didn’t win anything my car sucked today!”
Even at 6 years old, he understood and harbored the natural dynamic of competition and aggression.
Now he is being told by leftists of the fact that he and men like me are a threat to society and are harmful to woman. We’re being told that the idea of being a leader and being an alpha male are detrimental to both our health and families. It’s incredulous to me that in some circles of today’s society a member of the LGBQT community is more normalized than that of a household where the traditional role of the male is practiced. How long do people think it will take before we find ourselves surrounded by “men” who are unable and unwilling to step up and lead where leadership is needed? Did you know that right now according to the Army 30% of our young men don’t qualify to join the military because they’re too fat? Did you know that in 2016, 13 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds were interested in joining the military, and that number dropped 2 percent in 2017? How do people think we’re going to be able to defend our country with an Army of none??I guess the purpose of this rambling collection of thoughts is to point out that my role as a motorcycle riding, cigar smoking, and gun toting alpha male father in today’s society is not sit idly by while the soy boys and the feminist Nazis tell me how evil and misogynistic I am, but it’s to stand up proudly with my son at my right hand and set the example of what the time honored principles of fairness, respect, honesty and integrity look like. It’s to remind him that it’s OK to cry and that sometimes a man must cry while he is drinking from the skulls of his enemy. Perhaps today is a good day for a trip to the shooting range with the kid and a stop by the cigar bar, sadly he’s too young for strip clubs yet BUT look out on his 21st!!
Keith Lefebvre from Oconto Falls, Wisconsin has been a RidersUSA member since 2007. He is a Father, Husband, Mentor to youth and men, a Student of life, Speaker of truth, and a Lover of Liberty. Keith is a US Air Force Veteran and a NRA Certified Shooting Instructor. He rides a 1977 Electra Glide and a 120 horse 2001 Electra Glide