Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Pathetic Battle of the Sexes

Every time a blogger throws out a post on the eternal question of "Who's worse: men or women?" he or she always gets at least 150 comments. Most of them petty, childish and dirt-clod stupid. It reminds me of that old playground taunt,

"Girls go to Jupiter to get more stupider. Boys go to Mars to get more candy bars."

Or vice versa. Take your pick (and, sad to say, you probably will).

Our two political representatives of socialism and general childish irresponsibility, the Republicans and the Democrats, have actually taken sides in this infantile "war." The Democrats side with women and the Republicans with men. In a sort of stealth fashion, many Libertarians have also adopted men as their "pet" sex -- including (perhaps especially) a lot of the few who are women.

Let me spell out the true libertarian position on this issue. YOU -- AND YOU ALONE -- ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE. If you behave decently, it is because you have chosen to behave decently. If you behave like a swine, it is because you have chosen to behave like a swine.

And either way, it's all your own doing. You can neither credit it to, nor blame it on, anybody else.

There are a good many responsible and considerate men and women out there. They deserve the credit (at least, as far as human beings are concerned) for why they are basically virtuous and exemplary people. There are also a lot of real louses, and they are totally to blame for their own lousiness.

If you are the sort who spends your time whining about how awful the opposite sex is, right away I know some very basic things about you:

(A) You are a jerk.
(B) It's your own fault you're a jerk, because you have chosen to be one.
(C) You are blaming somebody else for it, which means that you are not only a crashing bore, but a total waste of other people's time. Unless you grow up and pull your head out of your ass, you will end up a total failure at everything that really matters in life.

This is true regardless of whether you are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, omnisexual, carvinorous, herbivorous, fruitarian, Rotarian or just plain too-screwed-up-to-know-what-the-hell-you-are.

One of the biggest pile-of-crap lies I have ever heard is that gay people "hate" those of the opposite sex. While I'm sure there are some who do (and in fact, I've met a few of them), by an overwhelming majority, most of the people I know who hate those of the opposite sex -- truly loathe and despite them -- are heterosexual. Or, at the very least, so they tell us.

I routinely hear straight women say things about men that are nothing short of vile, cruel and hateful -- things that men would be smeared with honey and staked to an anthill for saying about them. Then they'll turn around and tell me that because I'm a lesbian, I "must" hate men.

To say that men and women have a problem relating to each other right now would be the understatement of all understatements. To blame gay people for it is beyond absurd.

And "libertarian" women who eat your own and scapegoat gays, kindly find some other way to score points with guys and get laid. Not all hetero libertarian women are like that, by any means, but it's quite noticeable how many of them are.

It's not my fault that there are liberal feminists out there who hate men. It's their own damn fault, so put the blame where it belongs. Nor is it my fault that many liberal gay people behave badly. Either take it up with them or shut the hell up about it.

To all of those out there who try to profit personally by getting people to scapegoat others for their own problems: an especially hot place in Hell awaits you.

No true libertarian -- small or capital "L" -- wastes his or her time discouraging people from taking responsibility for who they choose to be. And if you claim you're a CHRISTIAN while you're doing such things, well...don't make me laugh.

Own who you are, and if you don't like it, change it. I'll bet nobody will ever give me millions of dollars or elect me to high office for saying that, but it is nonetheless true.


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