OPINION — For several months now I’ve been answering questions about why my column no longer appears in the Mason County News, the first paper that ever ran it, back in September 1997. Pretty much all my readers are still able to get my column in the Brady Standard, the Junction Eagle, Texas Mohair Weekly in Rocksprings, or at SanAngeloLIVE! online. And the Mason folks can now hear it on KHLB radio on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but it seems there are rumors about why MCN no longer runs it. So, to clear the air, I decided to address the issue here, and put it to rest.
Gerry Gamel, the editor of the Mason paper, told me he had gotten complaints about some of my columns, and I don’t doubt it for a minute. With all the liberal folks moving in to Mason the past few years, I would have been devastated if he hadn’t. And since Gerry didn’t want complaints, he told me if I didn’t stop irritating the snowflakes, he would stop running the column.
Several years ago I decided I would write what I wanted to write here, regardless of what my editors thought about it. Everything in the column is my opinion, after all, and in the real world, we often encounter opinions with which we disagree. And unlike many columnists, I write for my readers, not my editors. And the great majority of my readers didn’t complain. Some of them actually agreed with me.
So I told Gerry thanks, but the column would not change because of the three people in Mason who kicked up a fuss (actually, I believe there were two, but I’m being benevolent). The whole thing reminds me of the San Francisco board of Supervisors member who got tired of his kids whining for Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. Instead of dealing with his kids, as a normal parent would, he managed to pass a law which forbade McDonald’s from offering free toys.
Above: The Grinch who stole your Happy Meal.
This is the liberal way of dealing with anything that offends them. Instead of being an adult, and just ignoring things they don’t like, liberals typically demand that no one else should have access to those things, either. An entire culture has sprung up in recent years, ‘cancelling’ whatever or whoever the left doesn’t like. As William F. Buckley once said, ‘A liberal is someone who claims to be open to hearing opposing points of view, and then is offended to find there are opposing points of view.’ Libs are basically six-foot two-year-olds.
True to his word, Gerry cancelled my column. I think it was a mistake for the paper, but it wasn’t my call. The easy thing for him to do would have been to keep running the column, since he’s had to deal with far more complaints for cancelling it, if the cards, letters, texts, phone calls, and other correspondence I’ve received is anywhere near accurate. Also for the record, Gerry and I are not enemies. We just disagree on everything except air. Well, maybe that, too.
But cancel culture requires total obedience according to the ‘soup of the day’ standards, which change faster than a politician’s position on just about anything. Anyone not on board with the left’s position on climate change, plastic straws, cow flatulence, carbon emissions, or Hitler is automatically the enemy, and subject to the liberal version of the two-year-old’s temper tantrum. And no, reason is neither welcomed nor tolerated.
Above: Adolf Hitler
The social justice warriors leave no stone unturned in their quest to find new and ever more inane issues at which to be offended. The goal is total destruction of everything, beginning with the family unit, which is the basic building block of society. When a man can claim to be a woman, and everyone is expected to nod and smile and accept such a ludicrous assertion, it’s obvious that truth and logic have been completely abandoned. But it’s a self-defeating position when the same people who argue that gender is only a social construct also argue that toxic masculinity is a problem in our society. The least masculine culture in history is claiming we’re too masculine. It’s absurd.
And since I’ve probably managed to offend some more people with this column, I’ll go ahead and point out that there’s no such thing as ‘toxic masculinity.’ Masculinity is absolutely necessary for life to continue on the planet. It’s exactly as essential as femininity. Many may disagree. They’re wrong.
When a man hits a woman, or abandons his family, or leaves a woman to raise his child(ren) alone, that isn’t toxic masculinity, it’s cowardice. Masculinity requires men to act like men, and that means protecting women and children, especially their own, and that means staying home and being a husband/father. The biggest societal issue we have in America today is that too many men aren’t masculine enough. If that offends you, you’re part of the problem.
And if this is the last time my column runs in your local paper, it probably means too many liberals have moved into your community and brought cancel culture with them. It’s a cancer, and if we don’t make a stand and demand that the whiny snowflakes grow up and start acting like adults, America is doomed.
Y’all have a nice day now, hear?
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