There is no free lunch. While penning my post in response to some ballyhoo about "child-men," I reflected on some things regarding men and what may be called a "marriage strike." Cultural pundits of various persuasions may decry the retreat of men from the institution of marriage but the good things in life have a price tag. The involvement of men in perpetuating a society via the family unit is no exception. When it comes to men, society will get what it pays for. You don't have to be an Austrian School economist to know that if you value something, you should be prepared to pony up. What price can men rightfully affix to the tag placed on the onus of marriage and fatherhood? As I see it, the Establishment must meet at least four conditions:
1. Give men decent wages and employee benefits so they can support the families everyone is saying men ought to have.
2. Don't take away those decent wages through burdensome taxation and unsound monetary policies (devalued currencies, etc.).
3. Roll back the anti-male and anti-family policies of the Nanny State (which kinda' ties in with #2).
4. Stop celebrating self-centered, unscrupulous women who don't respect men. Instead, tell them to "get a life" (or something like that).
I simply lay forth these conditions as an observer of cause and effect. Until the four conditions are met, there will be no cease-fire and no armistice offered by men. The shelling and aerial assault will continue.
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