Throwback: No, Women Aren’t Equal to Men.

From June, 2017: No, Women aren’t equal to Men.

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You are actually SUPERIOR!

Did you know in ancient Sparta, the only Spartans who were allowed markers on their graves were men who fell in battle or women who died in child birth?

They held giving birth on the same level as dying in battle. The equality of the creation of life and the taking of life.

If something about that isn’t romantically poetic – I don’t know poetry.

(I don’t know poetry)

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Take in mind that this isn’t across the board and applying to everyone of each sex. There’s a broad spectrum, and that’s great. Yay diversity! Except for some people…they shouldn’t be allowed to breed and water down future generations(We all know someone like that).

But when I paint – I prefer to throw the can at the wall instead of using a detailing brush.

With that warning out of the way…

There’s a joke that goes like this: What’s worse to go through – child birth or a kick to the groin?  Answer – Kick to the groin, because a woman will think about having another child but no man will consider another kick.

Women will go through 9 months of misery followed by hours of intense suffering, all to bring an innocent little life into this world. During this time, men will fetch them oddities for their cravings and try to make them comfortable enough to avoid their justifiable wrath at what we’ve done to them.

That’s pretty awesome. We should celebrate the heck out of what you go through. This is further proof of your superiority.

But modern feminism, has taken this push for ‘equality’ to far.

Everything now that doesn’t go in a woman’s favor is obviously based on sexism right?

“We don’t have a female president because of sexism!”

Oh shut up. Hillary is a morally bankrupt human being with bad politics. THAT’s why she wasn’t elected.  You bring her to the table again and we’ll just keep showing her the door. Bring a lady worthy of the seat and she’ll get the seat.

“Women are paid less! Sexism!”

No, no it’s not.  This has been debunked. Women choose to go into lesser paying fields. Men not only go into better paying fields, they also go into more dangerous fields that pay better as well. Women are more likely to leave the workplace for family purposes, like taking care of sick husbands with our debilitating colds, or children. Also female CEO’s make MORE than male CEOs. We’re talking 7 MILLION dollars more.  And single, childless women, make more than single, childless men. In some cities as much as 20% more.

So I suppose, since women now have the right to vote, kill their own babies, work in the fields with men, get equal or better pay, and now play in the fire of combat – Feminists are just creating or grasping for things to whine about.

Here’s what you they are doing.

Dragging women down into the mud with men.

Men are brutish, unevolved things. No matter how many pajama clad, hot cocoa sipping, wimps abound out there, this is the nuts and bolts of who and what we are. It’s imprinted in our DNA.

Here’s how I know.

Go up to any man.  Be it a lumber jack, Marine, barista, Momma’s Boy living in a basement, or even a Navy Sailor. (haha)

And ask them, “In the movie Braveheart who would you prefer to be?  William Wallace who gallantly dies an agonizing death screaming FREEDOM! and immortalized in the pages of history? Or Robert DeBruce, who shirks his responsibilities to his countrymen, but wins the crown with barely any misery and suffering and is no longer remembered?”

The vast majority of us will say, William Wallace.

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Because ingrained in man, even in childhood, is the desire to not only WIN but to prove themselves by overcoming a struggle. No kid goes out onto the playground playing Army Men or Cowboy and Indians and wants to LOSE.  They go out, pretend to get wounded, then kill the bad guy.

It’s only later in their life that MANHOOD is beaten down in them by our ‘civilized society’ who tells them to tell a teacher rather than bloody a bully’s nose. Or it’s better to run and hide than stand and fight.  And that nothing is worthy of sacrifice or risk unless someone else does it.

HA!

We men would rather stand bloodied and exhausted, but victorious on a mountain of corpses, boldly proclaiming that we have conquered our enemies, forever remembered for our deeds – than be handed a long life of safety, luxury, and ease with no one looking up in awe at you and your achievements.

Easiness is BORING.

There is proof of this in the glorious Marine Corps. We brag about the misery we endure. When we aren’t talking like Donald Trump and Billy Bush about women (People who complained about that wouldn’t last five minutes enlisted), we are swapping stories about how freaking miserable we’ve been. It’s not just about what we’ve accomplished, it’s about what we’ve endured. Then we talk about what other people have endured in awe.

Carlos Hathcock right?

Legendary Vietnam Marine Sniper. Death incarnate. He once spent three days crawling 2,000 yards in the wide open to shoot a naughty Charlie General. We don’t tell that story because it was a good shot or who he killed, no one cares the distance of the shot or the Generals name. We tell that story because it’s awesome what he put himself through to do it. He earned a bounty on his head. A bounty on his head! How awesome is it to be feared by your enemies they will pay to have you killed?!

That is a greatness achieved by few.

In the movie ‘300’ Leonidas points his spear at that coward traitor Ephialities and says, “May you live forever”. Because instead of dying in glorious combat with the Spartans, he will have to bear the disgrace of what he’s done for the rest of his life.

How much does that stink? No one wants to be remembered for being a loser. He’s not getting a marker on his grave! (Historically, Leonidas probably would have laughed at him and kicked him off the cliff when he offered his help. They were big into eugenics…)

But stop dragging women down to that level.

We are vastly different and there is nothing wrong with that.

Women are the civilizers.

They give men a purpose in a civilized society where we aren’t allowed to slam battle axes into each others faces. (Or during the peace times between battle axe slamming.)

They give us a reason to keep pushing.  To better ourselves and our families.

We need responsibilities. We need a purpose for our desires. We need an outlet.

We may not be able to kill each other, but we can be the hero’s in our families eyes. Our kids can look up in awe at us.

And that’s enough for most of us.

The guy crying in the airport when he returns from deployment and holding his first born child for the very first time? A month prior he threw a frag grenade into a room full of Haji’s and made hamburger. High fives all around afterwards!

Then he’s turned into a giant cry baby when he returns home to the ones he’s loved and missed for 12 months.

With the exception of those guys who married strippers before deployment, men think constantly about home and their families.  They try to compartmentalize it with what they do, but it’s always there in the background. It’s a powerful, powerful force that holds sway over a man.

There are studies out there that the biggest motivation for young men to avoid being dragged into a life of crime(or for leaving a life of crime) is having the responsibilities of a family.

I’m not aware of ANY study that says a woman needs a man. (Anything that’s not in Cosmopolitan magazine) But there are numerous ones that say the opposite in regards to men.

Women can give birth. Women can raise boys to be civilized, polite, capable men. Women tame the uncouth, savage man.

All we do is fight. Fight for ourselves and fight for our families.

Doesn’t matter if its on the killing fields of Iraq or in the back stabbing corporate world. We take our imprinted abilities and desires to become heroes and make it so.

Even if it’s just to our kids.

Feminism would have women believe that men consider them the weaker of sexes. That they are unable to do what men do, because men won’t let them. That they should be equal to men in every regard, social or biological.

No, no, no! That’s dumb! We are socially and biologically different creatures. And there is nothing wrong with that.

Yes, there are injustices out there, but there isn’t SEXISM hiding behind every potted fern in an HR Managers office.

There is nothing wrong with being different from each other and celebrating the fact that women are better at some things and men at others. We don’t need to be equal. We need to be different. Opposite and opposing forces.

For instance, I don’t believe women should be on the field of combat. I don’t believe they have the ingrained savagery needed. I think they should be kept out of the Infantry for that basis alone. Israel is a great example of how it can be done, but Israel has been on the brink of extinction for 70 years. They don’t have a choice, it’s every man, woman, and child needed for the defense of their country.

I also don’t believe that men have the depth of emotional or relationship strength that women do to have and care for children or keep societies tied together.

And if Daddy’s are heroes, Mommy’s are gods.

Men dying on battlefields don’t scream for their fathers. They scream for the one who bore them, cared for them, and imprinted on them their strength and love from the moment they entered this miserable world.

THAT’s the proof of power women wield over men.

Celebrate the differences. Embrace your strengths.

But my money for who is superior, is always on the ones giving birth and would willingly do it again.

Because no man wants to get kicked in the groin.

Publishing Company Rejection – Okay. Let’s play.

I just got my fifth Publishing House rejection.

No big deal. Rejections are typical. But I’m doing pretty well at 3 offers to 5 rejections I think. Apparently I’ve something that people think other people will read and pay monies for. That’s terrific. That’s the goal.

But this rejection. It pissed me off a bit. I won’t name the company, because I think that’s just poor taste. But I’m not about to let this bullshit get to me.

Here’s the letter. With my comments in bold.

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At this time we will not be moving forward as your publisher. We wish you the best of luck in your future writing and your publishing search. Although we cannot publish your title, our award-winning design team does offer services that can assist you with formatting and cover design. If you are interested, you can contact ******@****.

Right. So you can’t publish me, but you’ll take my money. I’m no dolt. I see what you’re doing here. Trying to make money off the multitude of rejections you probably give that drive people to self-publish. So, right off the bat, I can see that you have a vested interest in rejecting authors and driving them towards your ‘services’.

Acquisition Reviewer Notes:

Zane Grey meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when prehistoric beasts, including myriad dinosaurs under the control of a race of huge, carnivorous bipedal apes, living in a parallel world, discover a portal into the human world where they proceed to wreak unspeakable and savage havoc in the Wyoming Territory of 1885, beginning with the spread of outlaw cum respected rancher, Jedediah Huckleberry, and gradually moving to a tense showdown in the little town of Granite Falls.

Okay, that’s pretty awesome.  I need to use that in my query letters. 

To be successful, any book, I think, must create a world in which the reader is able to suspend disbelief, if only within the pages of that book. Obviously, the farther the subject is from the known world, the more difficult it is to create that acceptance, and with a book that is this far from the “known,” the task is huge.  It simply doesn’t work for me. While the characters are, to some degree, compelling (Jedediah Huckleberry makes a very good anti-hero), the author just tries to do too much, and it’s just too hard for the reader to buy in.  The ending, which leaves so many loose ends tangling, makes one think that the author finally grew just as weary of the whole thing as his reader does. 

Lies. I didn’t fail at any of that. 

How do I know this? Because I checked my ego at the door and asked hundreds of STRANGERS on the internet to critique me. These people had zero reason to boost my ego and tell me it was good when it wasn’t. (“This Book Doesn’t Suck.” – Reviews and Thoughts From Random People on the Internet.) Instead, they started reading and finished because they enjoyed what I created. This sounds like a generic cut and paste reason to reject someone. 

So here’s the thing.

The guy who wrote these notes is the owner of the company and has published several of his own books. Guess what – they obviously haven’t sold for crap and the reviews ain’t great neither.

  • Book 1: 13 reviews. 3 stars.
  • Book 2: 11 reviews. 4 stars.
  • Book 3: 4 reviews. 3 stars.
  • Book 4: 1 review. 4 stars.
  • Book 5: 1 review. 4 stars.
  • Book 6: 0 reviews. 0 stars.
  • Book 7: 1 review. 4 stars.

Tell me more about how you know a good book from bad. If we took out the obvious family members and friends, I’d bet most of your books would be 0-2 stars. I know, that’s a low blow. But seriously. No one appears to be buying your crap. Or reviewing it. That’s pretty pitiful coming from the owner/operator of a publishing house who would send out such brutal and blatantly false rejection letters.

It would appear that the author here is striving to occupy a niche, and in that, he is surely successful. The problem is that he is alone in that niche. I simply can not imagine a reader group who would join him there.

I’ll keep that in mind as I keep turning down publishing contracts and my email list of people who’ve read and enjoyed my book keeps growing. But hey, at least I’m not so terrible that I have to open my own publishing company to fail at selling my own books. 

Apparently YOUR niche is a niche of ONE as well.

And I won’t be joining you there.

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So let this be a lesson to people.

Not everyone has an opinion that is to be valued. As a writer, you need to learn what constructive criticism is, and when people are trying to take advantage of you or tear you down for no reason. OR, if they simply cannot tell a good book from a garbage book. Listen to your own instincts first, weigh their opinion, and then get more input if you aren’t certain.

But don’t let a single person or publisher crush your dreams. Keep writing. In the immortal rap lyrics of whom’s origin I don’t know –  “Don’t stop, get it, get it.”

In other news, I found a picture drawn by my three year old daughter hanging up at her daycare of me.

The resemblance is uncanny!

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Walmart – So Stunning and BRAVE.

So, Walmart bans a bunch of ammunition types and stops selling handguns in Alaska.

Whomp-Whomp.

Such brave posturing.

Fun story – Guess what else Walmart sells that kills more people than guns?

  • Knives.
  • Auto Parts.
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs.
  • Candy and Sugary Foods.
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco

But yes, let’s stop selling certain types of ammunition. Even though something like 99.99999999999999% of the ammunition they’ve sold is peacefully and recreationally used. And Walmart is going to have a helluva time picking and choosing what ammo is allowed for ‘hunting’ rifles, since basically most popular hunting guns are based on military cartridges used in ‘assault rifles’.

(The 30-06 slayed Nazi’s. The 7.62 (.308) did the same for commies and the whimpy 5.56 (.223) is still trying to win this generational war against terror.)

Ultimately, this is just going to drive hunters and shooters to their local gun stores who could seriously use the economic boom from Walmart being stupid. If I owned a gun store, I’d be leaping in joy right now. Because ammunition moves a lot faster than guns (is that a pun?), thus you can make a decent amount of money off them. Plus, if a customer comes in for something small, you might be able to sell them something larger. A spare magazine, a sling, a holster, or maybe… a gun. $$$

So this is wonderful news for the small businesses and companies that actually give a flip about shooters and defending rights and Constitutions and peoples lives.

Screw Walmart. They’ve been moving in this direction ever since they stopped selling handguns when I was a kid in the lower 48, and more recently when they stopped selling the ‘most popular firearms platform of all time’… the AR15. I expect eventually they’ll turn into Target and not offer anything that goes boom.

Sadly I can’t avoid Walmart like I can the wretched Dick’s (Stop being dicks, Dick’s.) Also, I doubt that a boycott will have the same economic impact on their company that it had on Dicks. Walmart is simply massive, and sadly, I have to go there whether I like it or not.

But what I can do, is order ammunition in bulk online and go to the local gun store.

And for everyone hating on people open carrying… keep in mind that some states a person can buy a handgun at 18 but can’t conceal carry until 21. So for three years, if they want to carry – they HAVE to open carry.

Personally, I remember calling the police department when I was considering getting my concealed carry permit. I asked if there would be any problems if I opened carried and I was told I’d be arrested. When I asked why, since North Carolina is an open carry state, I was told because I was ‘armed to the terror of the public’ and all it took was one person dialing 911 for that charge to stick.

Is that bullshit? Yup. Is that fair? Nope. Is it worth spending a weekend in jail because some ditz got nervous about me open carrying while I eat? Nope.

So I went concealed and never looked back. Since then, I’d never choose to open carry. Because if I ever have to shoot someone, I don’t want them seeing it coming.

In other news, San Francisco declared the NRA a Terrorist Organization.

So I’m a terrorist now.

Neato. I’m going to add that to my LinkedIn resume now. ‘Domestic NRA Terrorist! Evil to the Nth Degree! Murderer of Innocents! Purveyor of death and destruction! Hatred Incarnate!’

That’s okay.

I’d rather be called a domestic terrorist by a bunch of leftists than actually be a Planned Parenthood supporter.

(And honestly, if San Francisco thinks I’m doing something wrong, I’m probably doing it right.)

My wife is famous.. for fainting at our wedding.

If you go to YouTube and type in ‘Bride Faints at Wedding’… our wedding video is at the top of the list.

306,000 views in six months.

Geez, not bad for a video I uploaded for our 8th anniversary.

Is this viral? Are we famous? I dunno how I feel about so many strangers watching it.

I think it’s a bit creepy.

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Anyways… here’s the video. Enjoy.

Reason # Infinity to carry a gun – Crazy people. (Also – Don’t go Full Hero during a Mass Shooting.)

‘Carry at All Times’: Video of Random Woman Stabbing Boy in Front of Parents Shocks Gun Owners

First off – You need to watch this video.

Second off – The title is wrong, this should shock everyone, and if you love your family, you should be concealed carrying anyways.

Historically speaking, the world has always been full of vile, evil, crazy people willing to inflict pain and hurt on others. And just because we’ve got indoor plumbing doesn’t mean that thing’s ain’t changed none. There’s only a thin veneer of civility on top of society, and it could be argued that’s been weakened with the current state of vitrol amongst our politics, the pathetic shape of our mental health institutions, the lack of father figures in homes, and the influence of social media.

But if you are carrying a firearm, you could have done something other than flail about pathetically like the child’s father in the video.

You could have shot her during the confrontation or you could have tried to detain her afterwards.

Personally, I’m not above shooting her in the back as she’s walking away. If that gets me arrested, I’ll smile for my mug shot. But I’m not about to let someone walk away after stabbing my kids.

But I’ve always been the sort to figure, if they’re willing to do this to me and my kids, when will they stop?

Answer – when they’re incapacitated.

Now, comparing this to the mass shooting that just happened in Texas on how a concealed carry holder should act…

I read this recently at Survival Blog and found it to ring true.

The letter itself is in italics.

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Some Counter-Mass Shooting Wisdom

SurvivalBlog’s Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson chimed in with this letter that he received from a friend who is a former SADF trooper, in South Africa:

“Handguns are better than bare fists but that’s about it. Shooting it out with someone who is armed with a carbine sucks beyond belief. I speak for experience since, unlike a whole pile of the Internet blowhards, I’ve actually done it. As have numerous cops in other [bad places]. Ask any of them if a pistol would be their first choice if they had to do it again.

Having said that, the problem with long guns is how are you going to carry it? Go back to your vehicle and fetch it? Not going to work in reality. Carry it around in a bag or under a coat? Statistically it’s probably not worth the trouble.

As to the little Suarez gem about being seen as an accomplice if you are armed with a rifle (Obviously you should be armed with one of his red dot pistols because of wallet mining) that’s BS. The cops have been given a report of an active shooter. Anyone waving a weapon around be it a rifle, shotgun or a sidearm is going to be seen as a possible suspect and treated as such. Why? Because plenty of other weapons are used by active shooters.

A lot of police work is a game of imperfect information. Even if the report said man with a rifle, no cop in his right [expletive] mind is going to go “Oh look a guy with a pistol he must be a CCwer and I can safely ignore him, in-fact I can safely expect him to help”, to do so would be folly.

And as to the re-conceal bit. That may take timing you don’t have. I know the latest fantasy of the red dot “offensive pistol” crowd is that they will snipe the [bad guy] across the mall with their awesome skills. Maybe they will, but maybe they won’t. Bad guys don’t want to die either. If the shot is less than perfect, there are more than one shooters (remember you are also playing a game of imperfect info) or anything else aside from what you hope for you will attract fire and maybe get into a protracted firefight. At that point there is no more concealing after taking care of business.

In South Africa, during a cash in transit heist, an armed private citizen engaged the robbers with his pistol killing one. Problem was he engaged them from behind the cover of a car. Why is that a problem you ask? Because it was a car with one of them in it, assumedly a getaway vehicle. The occupant simply got out and blew the good Samaritan’s brains out. Remember it’s a game of imperfect info! A single private individual has even less of it that cops with radios and such.

Personally, I would not directly engage, unless I was in the perpetrator’s immediate vicinity or immediately threatened by an identifiable threat, some of those are better off eliminated proactively. Given the option, I would take my spouse and or family members, seek hard cover and the safety of a defensible position and wait for a decent opportunity. If the active shooter goes Mumbai style and comes looking for more targets that’s when you take the [hostile] out.

I realize that’s not being “sheepdogish” and such. But if you want to go full [hero] and charge on the sound of the guns, to die a good death then go for it. I guess someone else will look after your family and the people you saved families won’t be giving a [care] either. Life is hard, simple as that. Your immediate duty is to you and yours, [expletive] the rest. Of course its different if you are responsible for more people’s lives, for whatever reason, but most normal, family people are not.

As I’ve said before most people are not trained to clear a house, let’s not even talk about waging urban warfare in a [expletive] Shopping Mall.”

 

Stay safe friends. Practice shooting often and write diligently. 🙂