In his first discussion, Beefcake talked about the fact that as a youth he had been depressed about dysgenics.
As he said, the idea of a young man being depressed about genetic decline, smart good-looking people being sterile while the dregs multiplied like rabbits, sounded strange to most people. That is where he started and he found the Mantra.
Such a confession is almost uncomfortably personal. I am sure Beefcake wondered if he should admit that that is how he got started. Today one is supposed to start a talk about the latest rock record or the latest violent incident.
I remember reading one historical fiction where the hero and his friend went by a nunnery and the gatekeeper was a beautiful young girl. His friend got upset that anyone should condemn a beautiful young girl like that to the sterility of nunhood.
That is the normal reaction of a normal male. A normal man would be upset at locking a beautiful woman up for sterility.
Then it hit me that I had never seen this normal reaction by a character in historical fiction books. I have never seen it since.
Women bemoan the fact that so many gay men that they know are handsome. Well, they aren’t allowed to bemoan it so they NOTE it.
I can’t remember how many times I have heard a black woman note that a big time black “wouldn’t have any interest in me.”
But all the men and women above have an underlying shame at such reactions. Black women know that they should never criticize the black man’s role in our society, which is to marry white women.
To be upset at locking a lovely woman up in sterility potentially offends both conservative Catholics and Political Correctness, which, cutting out all the bullshit, says that a woman who has a baby is a slave to men.
I doubt that I am the only one who reads historical novels and dreads the moment when the monk or nun who is the leading character gets some young man or woman to neuter or spay themselves in a joyful ending where they “find a vocation.”
I thought it was sick when Ingrid Bergman played a nun in “The Singing Nun” had the same impression on me.
Like Beefcake, I sensed dysgenics was SICK before I reached my teens.
So, Beefcake, I noted some stated that your first show stated some truths about your own attitudes that were not strategically optimal. But you shared a feeling that to me is altogether natural and makes me feel very close to you.