The Loss of Masculinity in Our Culture Has Led to the Downfall of American Society

March 17, 2013


Young Teddy Roosevelt

Young Teddy Roosevelt

Warning: This is a Politically Incorrect, but true message…


“We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood.  We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt.


I pondered today: One of the marks of a declining nation is the loss of manhood.


The elites of the Roman Republic went from being warrior, manly leaders of the Senate class, to effeminate hedonists of the later Roman Empire. Then Rome collapsed in internal weakness.


Growing up in America (born in the 1960s), the celebrated icon of American manhood was the John Wayne character. The roles he played for a generation of boys. Through football, Boy Scouts, Wrestling, etc. the ideal of American “manhood” was so pervasive.


When I look at where American society is changing, I believe the most damaging is the de-emphasis of the ideal of American Manhood.  That tough, manly spirit that conquered a wild continent and won two world wars.


If that spirit dies, our nation’s strength will be sapped.  People can read this as sexism, but it doesn’t take away from distinctive traits women exhibit.  The point is that our boys need to be taught the distinctiveness of manhood and what is Biblically expected: Protector, provider, and leader of their families.


By: Bill Connor


Bill ConnorBill Connor - of Orangeburg SC is an Attorney, a decorated Army Reserve LT. Colonel (Airborne Ranger), and is an expert in counterinsurgency combat.  He served as Senior US Advisor to Helmand Province, Afghanistan where he received the Bronze Star. Connor is a graduate of The Citadel and the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Law.  He is a former candidate for S.C. Lieutenant Governor (making the runoff election in the Republican primary 2010.)  Connor served as National Security Advisor for presidential candidate Rick Santorum.  He currently serves as GOP Chairman for South Carolina’s sixth district, director of the Army’s Command and General Staff College (ILE) in S.C., and a is member of the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team.  Connor, along with partner W. Thomas Smith Jr. recently founded National Defense Consultants LLC, a partnership providing clients with military analysis ranging from geostrategy to special operations; counterterrorism; ground, Naval, and air combat; military leadership and military law.  Connor is also the author of the book “Articles From War” He became a contributor for the South Carolina Conservative Dot Com in 2012.


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