Living in the Philippines has been an eye-opening experience for me in just about every respect. One thing it’s made me think twice about is the effect of education and work on the female psyche. Filipinas have just as many rights as American women: they go to college, get jobs and can do just about anything a man can, exempting joining the army or any other career field that requires masculine strength and virtue. There are even policewomen here. Yet the girls in this country are affectionate and feminine to a degree that I thought was impossible for humans to be. Even the girls studying or moving into more masculine career paths—for example, I briefly dated a girl who was headed to law school—would make even the more feminine ladies back home look like dick-clitted dykes.
The college, career and smartphone fetishes that American girls are afflicted with are completely absent here.
Keep in mind that the Philippines should have been absorbed into the American cultural orbit decades ago. Not only is American culture worshipped here—the Philippines is the most pro-American country in the world—Filipinos’ fluency in English deprives them of one of the biggest barriers to Americanization in most other countries. What gives? Is it because of poverty? It can’t be: the horrors of the favelas haven’t kept Brazil from going balls-to-the-wall feminist. Christianity? Somewhat, but not entirely: the religiosity of Middle Americans hasn’t prevented their nation from becoming the new Gomorrah. What makes the Philippines so damn special?
The answer: family.
In the U.S., women view themselves as a class in the Marxist sense, wholly separate from and in opposition to men. Men are also viewed as a class by women, though men themselves don’t see themselves as a class (which is why the men’s rights movement is doomed to failure). American women (and women from other Anglosphere countries) instinctively side with their class against the men in their lives on every issue of importance. From personal matters to political ones, American girls are conditioned to stab their husbands, boyfriends, fathers, brothers, and sons in the back to protect the interests of women they don’t even know. Mothers will side with in-laws against their own sons; co-eds will promulgate lies about “date rape” to cover for promiscuity; conservative female politicians are ideologically indistinguishable from leftists.
The tendency of girls to back their fellow women over the men in their lives was once lampooned as “Team Woman,” but I don’t believe that all women everywhere are doomed to this. Just as a culture can encourage certain character traits, it can also tamp them down.
The class consciousness of American women is an invention that came about due to the destruction of the family.
In the Philippines, women do not identify with each other as a class, nor do they define men as a class. Filipinos and Filipinas see themselves as part of a cohesive whole; one cannot exist without the other. Filipinos are fiercely loyal to their family and friends, wives are devoted to their husbands, and mothers defend their children. The antagonistic gender feminism loved by American women—the feminism of “rape culture,” work fetishism and mythological glass ceilings—would go over as well as a wet fart here. Filipinas can vote, hold down jobs and go to college: feminists have nothing to offer them aside from unhappiness.
In a culture where your family is the most important thing in your life, why would anyone side with their sex over their own flesh and blood?
The strength of the family unit is why the Philippines—and nations like it—are resistant to feminism and cultural Marxism. The family is a dead entity in the U.S. Single motherhood, divorce rape, homosexual marriage and the propaganda pumped out of the mainstream media has transformed Americans into 300 million little atoms with no sense of community. In the absence of strong family bonds, women and men are susceptible to alternative identities foisted on them from the outside, and the left has been all too happy to provide women with a class identity that paints them as powerless victims.
The corporate feminism of the post-Reagan era is the perfect ideology to keep women in chains, using a combination of Nietzschean slave morality—“I’m superior because I’m oppressed!”—and empty empowerment to turn women into cogs of the government-corporate complex. Men too are defined by this feminism, defined in the negative as oppressors, exploiters, enemies. How can men and women view each other as anything but adversaries in this kind of environment?
Government, corporations and academia profit from spreading a worldview that severs the most basic bonds between human beings.
This is why the left despises the family unit. This is why they push for gay marriage and tranny acceptance, why they oppose Christianity and homeschooling, why they advocate for condom-on-cucumber lessons in elementary schools. Their entire program is focused on stripping husbands of their authority over their wives, and parents of their authority over their children. A healthy, loving family cannot be manipulated into becoming fast food-addicted, boob tube-watching wards of the state. They have no need of big government. Lonely, atomized individuals turn to anything to fill the void that family ordinarily does: shopping, sex, drugs, tree-hugging, government handouts, the list goes on.
The most surefire way to resist cultural Marxism is through a strong, loving, extended family unit.
Note the “extended” in that sentence. The nuclear family so beloved of American conservatives, the norm in Protestant, northern European countries, is a weakened family unit. It was precisely the weakness of Protestant nuclear families that provided the fertile soil for cultural Marxism to grow. Third-wave gender feminism of the man-hating variety holds less sway in traditionally Catholic European countries such as Spain and Italy because of those nations’ larger family units. Indeed, first-wave feminism in the U.S. died out in part due to the clout of patriarchal Catholic immigrant communities such as the Irish and Italians.
And that’s why cultural Marxism is on its way out.
The left is quickly approaching their singularity, the point of no return. They’ve aborted and contracepted themselves out of existence, with illegal Mexicans their only hope of maintaining power. The future will belong to the nations that protect, nurture and defend the traditional extended family. The atomized, masturbating hordes that the left thrives on make good slaves but poor soldiers.
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