Archive | April 2018

Incels, a different but still deadly hate group

Recent terror events in Toronto point out the danger of a different group/movement.  Many of these groups seem to be angry and frustrated males who seek to harm women. A few points:

  1. Hatred of women should be a major red flag.
  2. Seeking to make women objects, of whatever kind, should be a major red flag.
  3. We need a new version of masculinity.  (See below.)

“The answer is not simple,” Nagle says. “We end up talking about, say, gun laws and all these very surface things. But in America in particular, the root of this is very, very deep. It’s my view that the kind of cultural revolution that came to fruition in the 60s, where people were questioning older institutions, was very successful in the breaking down of those institutions. But I think it’s fair to say, if you look at contemporary American society, that there has been a failure to replace those institutions with anything new to hold society together. So they would say: ‘Women are just out for themselves, so the way to respond to that is to get some muscles and trick them.’ Love never enters into it. Trust in other people, it’s all gone. It’s a very, very bleak worldview. And they’re not getting that from nowhere.”