Every December 6th, my own unmanned Dominion lowers its flags to half-mast and tries to saddle Canadian manhood in general with the blame for the “Montreal massacre,” the 14 female students of the Ecole Polytechnique murdered by Marc Lepine (born Gamil Gharbi, the son of an Algerian Muslim wife-beater, though you’d never know that from the press coverage). As I wrote up north a few years ago:
Yet the defining image of contemporary Canadian maleness is not M Lepine/Gharbi but the professors and the men in that classroom, who, ordered to leave by the lone gunman, meekly did so, and abandoned their female classmates to their fate — an act of abdication that would have been unthinkable in almost any other culture throughout human history. The “men” stood outside in the corridor and, even as they heard the first shots, they did nothing. And, when it was over and Gharbi walked out of the room and past them, they still did nothing. Whatever its other defects, Canadian manhood does not suffer from an excess of testosterone. (Source)
While the media is no less than euphoric in its calls for tighter gun control laws, precipitated by the recent Virginia Tech massacre, the real issue in this whole tragedy is conveniently ignored. Never mind that a gun in one of those students hands might have prevented the whole tragedy. The great irony in all of this is that gun control laws actually helped create an environment where such a massacre could take place. But the gun control debate is really beside the point…
Here is the point: we have emasculated masculinity from our culture. And when we do not let men be men, we have the culture of male wimps and losers that we see today. All of this is because of the blight of feminism which has seriously eroded those qualities that our particularly present in men: strength, courage, self-sacrifice, honour, duty.
Condoms and TV, beer and popcorn. That’s what feminism has reduced us men to. We cower when we are faced with these kind of crises because the idea of chivalry and self-sacrifice are too expensive for our tastes. Why should we have to sacrifice for women, when feminism has completely gutted the necessity to do so? Women can take care of themselves. They are basically the same as us anyway, right? After all, she’s sterilized, goes to work, makes the money, has the career and the influence. She can provide for herself. She doesn’t need me to sacrifice for her.
That’s one of the problems.
The other problem is agnosticism. If there is no after-life, this life is all there is. And if this life is all there is, then there is a fat chance that I am going to put my life at risk for somebody else…even though it would be the right thing to do.
The question is not why did Mr. Cho do it. The question is why he was not stopped after he started doing it. Virginia Tech will go down as another spectacular failure for feminism. This time, however, the failure is real and can be counted in dead bodies.