Being good isn’t something to hang your hat on.
It’s nothing, really.
I’ve known men who pride themselves on being good, yet can’t provide for their family, they’re against guns because guns are bad and can’t protect their family as a result.
Goodness is often uselessness, and today we have a society that looks down on those they see as not ‘being good’.
We cannot talk about facts if feelings are caught in the crossfire.
To compound that, if one group or one individual somehow sees you as ‘not good’, they feel they have the right to spit on you, kick you, or call you any one of their go to names all in an effort to not prove you wrong, but to dehumanize you.
What’s ‘good’ today isn’t actually good – not to most people at least.
Being good should come secondary and only after we learn truths about the world.
You cannot understand goodness if you don’t understand responsibility, self-reliance, the family, economics, and success.
You’ll see evil in victory and righteousness in victimhood.
Men throughout history haven’t had that luxury. We had to learn about life before we could completely understand reality.
First we learned about responsibility, then duty, then those formed our idea of goodness.
Today there are only the victims and the oppressors and this is what most base their idea of morality on.
Decades ago ‘men’ of 15 or 16 or 17 lied about their age so they could travel across the world and defeat evil.
They did so out of duty and honor, not goodness or even morality, not because of a bleeding heart or a deep sorrow felt for victims, but because of duty.
They marched forward, toward the screaming bullets, through the minefields, into no-man’s land, into certain death because their sense of duty demanded they do so.
Forget about being good, for a second, and be a man.
They did what they felt their manhood called them to do. Our history is filled with such tales, of men doing what they had to do without complaint. Not whining about the difficulty of it, the unfairness of it, or even the absurdity and horror of it.
Would you rather be the Wolverine or Xavier? Trump or Jimmy Carter? Conan the Barbarian or the Pope?
Forget about goodness, our idea of goodness is false if it’s not upheld by duty, honor, and skill.
And that has been completely lost on our society.
We want achievement, we all do, but we’ve been taught that goodness comes before manliness, and it never has.
To be good and useless is to be unable to act on your goodness.
Be a man, in the most dangerous and barbaric and brutish sense, before you think of goodness.
Society has skipped this necessary step, so we have virtue signalling, pussified, sensitive, snowflakes who tell others how to live, what is good, what’s evil, how they’re evil, and they almost always see success as some form of robbery.
“If I can’t do it, no one can do it,” is usually their line of thinking.
You, I, basically all of us missed that first step.
We may have had great fathers or grandfathers or even great coaches, but society failed us in making manliness come as the first virtue a boy must learn, and not only that, but going further and demonizing what masculinity is entirely.
So, we (myself included) need to go back and learn, which is why I created the Barbarian Virtues – a course in being a man at the core of what that is, in opposition to what society is trying to make it.
Join us, because you’re not going to find those lessons and challenges from a pussified society trying to soften us daily.
Man up. Take action.