The Puritan Roots of American Feminism
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I would like to see a deconstruction of American conservatism and conservative feminism. American liberalism and liberal feminism have been beaten to death on this part of the Internet. In order for the fight against gynocentrism to proceed further, I think the right-wing Christian Puritan roots of American feminism need to be explored more and to receive the same beat down.
Many conservative white-knight men consider themselves to be “real patriarchs” and are the men who really enforce the anti-male gynocentric status quo. Conservative American women, with their frigidity and extremely manipulative natures, are far more dangerous than their liberal counterparts IMO. In short, I think that an analytic beat down of conservative American feminism would benefit some American men.
It’s true conservative men can be some of the worst offenders when it comes to pedestalizing women. Conservative feminism, much like its liberal counterpart also vaunts women while denigrating men. This group includes the vocal White Knight brigade, who regularly defend the Anglo women that enslave, sexually disenfranchise, and mock them.
The White Knights are continuing a tradition that dates back hundreds of years, and is deeply embedded in and interwoven with Anglo culture. Today’s rabid feminism actually has its roots in Puritanism, the Puritans being those reformed Christians who sought to “purify” the Church of England of its Catholic practices by resettling on a new continent.
From there Puritan roots grew into the soil and yielded today’s society, one rife with female manipulation, prudish legal and cultural stances on sexuality, strident declarations that men who crave sex are evil, and the belief that laboring one’s life away for no other reason than to be a good worker drone and producer of wealth for female benefit is the best way to live.
Conservatives relentlessly push these cultural norms down the throats of freethinkers and outsiders who aren’t part of their flock.
Both liberal feminists and conservatives share these views because both came from a culture founded on Puritanism way back in the days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. As Bob noted, the liberal side of this equation has been beat to death. Let’s take a look at the conservative side of sexual repression.
Conservative women claim to uphold a belief in traditional sex roles and family, although most are very sheepish about it when in the company of shitlibs. This is nothing but a new twist on a very old game. Conservative women use traditional sex roles in much the same way Puritan women did.
Back in Puritan days this is how women played it. From Gettysburg College:
Women were considered to be “the weaker vessel in both body and mind” and [promulgated the belief that] “her husband ought not to expect too much from her.” The second feature was the way that women manipulated their born roles in order to fulfill their own aspirations and goals.
Sound familiar? Female empowerment, lauded by conservatives with almost as much fervor as libs, for all its braggadocio, really means very little beyond women claiming they want to be Strong and Independent™ but they also want to retain their privileged role in society. This is how women get what they want to this da: all the privileges of being female while gaining the right to force men out of their job because they want to play common laborer, too.
But, even though she’s “strong” she’s also weak, so you can’t criticize her. Modern Anglo women play it from both sides, just like their Puritan ancestors.
It’s been said Anglo women are trying to be the Alpha males they love so much. Today’s women want to be powerful but they don’t want society to expect to much of them as they don’t want to be held accountable for their shortcomings and failures in the same way men are.
They want to play career girl, but only until they get tired of it and something else catches their fancy. Then men have to come along and clean up the messes chicks left behind as they bail out of work to have families or just decide to sit around the house and complain as so many do.
Of course, manipulation goes much farther than playing victim to gain advantage. Sex is thoroughly manipulated in America, and has been for at least 500 years.
Sex is Evil
Modern America has a love/hate relationship with sex. Liberals love degeneracy while conservatives are scared to death by sexuality and hate its name. Sex is everywhere, but you better not have any of it! It’s a sin! The devil is tempting you!
Purveyors of media and movies love shoving sex appeal in an audience’s face but then go on to communicate the message of look, don’t touch. Touch, don’t taste. Taste, don’t swallow. These contradictions create an enormous amount of sexual friction which is then diverted by marketing gurus into getting people to purchase products that are supposed to boost their sex appeal.
Lisa Wade, PhD writes about the Puritans’ stolid views on sex, which stand in stark contrast to the sunnier, more libertine cultures south of the British Isles. Of course, they brought this prudishness to a new continent.
When the Puritans landed on the rocky east coast of America in the 1600s, they brought with them the belief that sex should be restricted to intercourse in marriage.
To this day, sex outside of marriage, and heterosexual sex in general is viewed as “dirty” and otherwise undesirable because of this cultural more. But it goes farther than that. Anglo America also frowns upon other types of sexual satisfaction due to is Puritan roots.
All non-marital and non-reproductive sexual activities were forbidden, including pre- and extra-marital sex, homosexual sex, masturbation, and oral or anal sex – even if married.
Only since the inception of hardcore (pardon the pun) social engineering have we seen homosexuality shoehorned into acceptance. The bottom line is sex for fun was a no-no back then as much as it is today.
In other cultures, men having affairs is frowned on, but infidelity isn’t met with the same vitriol it is in America. Perhaps other cultures understand it is the evolutionary and biological imperative of men to “spread their seed” and that male infidelity means very little to men emotionally. It almost never means he doesn’t love his wife. However, when women cheat it almost always means she doesn’t love her husband.
Of course, selling sex is the horror to end all horrors in deeply sexually repressed Anglo America. Much in the same way Johns are shamed for renting some tension-relieving sexual activity by the hour from another willing adult, penalties back then echo those of today.
Violations of the rules were punished by fines, whipping, public shaming (yes, with “scarlet letters”), ostracism, or even death.
Public shaming is a big part of controlling sexuality to this day. In many ways, very little has changed about Puritanism and the conservative interpretation of it other than window dressing.
But what about the uniquely American obsession with hard work?
Hard Work for Hard Work’s Sake
The average work week has crept up to 47 hours a week, and is on the rise in America. No matter how much people work, its never quite enough. The obsession with work has destroyed the culture of America (there’s nothing going on beyond shopping, eating out, competitive consumption, and football) and has completely taken over people’s lives as there’s no time for the nuclear family anymore.
What time is it? It’s ALWAYS time to go to work.
The work obsession in Anglo American stems from Puritanism, and on a deeper level from Calvinism. Of course, conservatives uphold their work ethic with religious fervor even though it has dismantled other important areas of life. Here’s the official definition of this work ethic.
The Protestant work ethic, the Calvinist work ethic or the Puritan work ethic is a concept in theology, sociology, economics and history which emphasizes that hard work, discipline and frugality are a result of a person’s subscription to the values espoused by the Protestant faith, particularly Calvinism.
Calvinism emphasizes the doctrine of predestination. In other words, don’t step out of line, obey your masters and soldier on through a life of labor that benefits others far more than it does you. It is your destiny to work hard and serve your masters well.
The vaunted status being a wage slave has in Anglo America has its roots in religion, something that has been thoroughly exploited by the corporate-government complex as it lifts up work and shames leisure.
The Protestant work ethic was the belief that hard work was an honor to God which would lead to a prosperous reward. Any deviations from the normal way of Puritan life met with strict disapproval and discipline. Since the church elders were also political leaders, any church infraction was also a social one. There was no margin for error.
People won’t even take their vacations anymore. Last year Americans left 658 million unused paid vacation days sitting on the table. This is insanity, something one might realize if they spent any time outside America in different, more human and humane cultures.
Many parts of Latin America offer 2-hour lunch breaks/naps called siestas in the middle of the day. There’s dancing every night in the discotecas. Sex is freely available day or night. All that would be considered a “sin” in Anglo America.
Fire and Brimstone
Of course, the Puritans believed fire and brimstone would be the punishments of those who didn’t follow their narrow, myopic view of life on earth. From Duke University:
The devil was behind every evil deed. Constant watch needed to be kept in order to stay away from his clutches. Words of hell fire and brimstone flowed from the mouths of eloquent ministers as they warned of the persuasiveness of the devil’s power. The sermons of Jonathan Edwards, a Puritan minister, show that delivery of these sermons became an art form.
The media deliver sermons of this type every day as they shame those who don’t follow the prescribed life plan commanded of them from the age of 5 as they start kindergarten. They effectively label as “un-American” any lifestyles that:
- Don’t revolve around shunning sex (tonight we’ll play voyeur as we bring you an undercover sting operation showing people trying to fuck…for money!)
- Aren’t based on working hard at getting brainwashed and submitting yourself to the control of your superiors (tell your kids to go to college and get a good job!)
- Don’t put women up on a pedestal (here’s how you can “fight back” against “sexual harassment” and put those evil men in their place!
Much like sermons delivered from up on high, the media tell people what to think, how to act, and who’s good and bad. This has precedent with Edwards and other preachers:
They were elegant, well formed, exegetical renditions of scriptures… with a healthy dose of fear woven throughout the fabric of the literary construction.
The media run on selling fear, just as unscrupulous priests always have. So, conservatives are as much to blame for the sorry state of culture almost as much as shitlibs and other miscreants.
Today, Anglo America is trying to completely divorce itself from sexuality. It’s figuratively neutering itself as blurs the lines between male and female with everything from confusion over which bathroom to use, to decrying “toxic” masculinity, to women overtly proving Freud’s Penis Envy theory on a daily basis as they become YouGoGrrls. Conservatives have de facto accepted each twisted agenda item as discussing sexual issues terrifies them, and they’d just as soon sexual issues go away.
Social engineers are now coming after pornography as another way to desexualize people. Just look at what England is up to. As reported by The Telegraph in an editorial:
And now, David Cameron is at it – with today’s news that he is declaring war on Internet porn. We’re living in the era of the ‘New Puritans’ and censorship has become a core component of their cause. The demands are varied; at one end of the spectrum there’s UK Feminista and Object, two of Britain’s biggest feminist groups, joining forces to demand supermarkets stop selling lads’ mags.
Yep. Now they want to take Playboy and Hustler magazines out of the hands of men, and ultimately censor porn online. This is yet another expression of Puritanism, one conservatives like Cameron are guilty of. But this mentality goes beyond censoring fap videos.
Prostitution, legal in many parts of the world is viewed with great disdain and shame in America. Only one state allows its practice, Nevada, and even there its legal only because of a legal quirk and only at a couple dozen brothels around the state. Try buying sex in other states and you may find yourself slapped with anything from a misdemeanor to a felony. Then there’s the fallacious “human trafficking” scare currently being pushed by the media.
Police are even going as far as using cameras in hotel rooms to combat this phantom problem. Even the mainstream Washington Post called out the chicanery behind “human trafficking” statistics:
Many of those who represent themselves as sex work researchers don’t even try to get good data. They simply present their opinions as fact, occasionally bolstered by pseudo-studies designed to produce pre-determined results. Well-known and easily-contacted sex workers are rarely consulted. There’s no peer review. And when sex workers are consulted at all, they’re recruited from jails and substance abuse programs, resulting in a sample skewed heavily toward the desperate, the disadvantaged and the marginalized.
Why deal with all these problems brought on by modern day expressions of Puritanism? This can be fuel for the fire burning inside many men’s hearts to leave a decadent, and quite honestly insane (in many ways) society for greener pastures.
As we’ve seen, conservatives are in many ways as bad if not worse than overt, liberal feminists. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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