Beta Male Rage

The other day Tyler had a link up to this story. I don’t think the argument has much merit. I posted my opinion on the matter which was:

Americans no longer like male leads that are men of action. They prefer the soft, sexually ambiguous beta males. Look at the number of female action heroes. It is why every male under the age of 30 is trying to look like a young George Michael. The movies reflect the tastes of the customers.

This story on Drudge tells me the under-30 set are flocking to a movie about a beta male, rather than the sci-fi action flick. This is nothing new. Cruise has seen his fortunes decline over the last decade, but he is not alone. The traditional male lead has been fading for years. Movie tough guys are long gone. Instead we get cartoon characters like Batman or Spiderman. Then you have the cartoonish guys like Hugh Jackman. Otherwise, male leads are funny self-effacing lesbians with a dick.

I did not think this was a revelation. Mark Steyn has been writing about it for a decade. What was surprising to me was some of the reaction to my comment. Justin may still be sobbing over how the mean man basically called him a pussy. Julian chimed in with a crack about my age, which I found hilarious. Two guys named Justin and Julian defending beta-male culture is why we have the expression, “truth is greater than fiction.”

Trends and fads are what they are. People live in their time and young people lack the perspective to stand outside themselves and see their time in context. They think things are the way they are because they have always been the way they are. The past is stories told by old people about a country that no longer exists. That’s the benefit of youth, but also the curse of it. That means the trendy beta males of today are only just becoming aware of the fact they look a lot like the pussies and wimps of yesteryear.

It’s why I’m skeptical about Gavin McInnes. He is building a back story to all of those ridiculous tattoos he got as a young man. “I was drunk and I thought it was fun” sounds ridiculous when you’re 50. Vague references to drugs and the criminal underworld avoids that unpleasantness.

Of course, there’s something else going on beyond silly fads. Starting in the 80’s, there has been a  campaign against the traditional white male. Boys in school were loaded up with mind altering drugs so they would be more like little girls. Male characters on TV were portrayed as stupid, foolish, emotional and helpless. On the other hand, female action heroes (hilariously) were pushed on the culture in movies. The results are what we see today.

How all this plays out is open for debate. I used to think reality would beat this nonsense out of the boys, but I’m skeptical about that now. Maybe the next generation will revolt against their parents ideas, but that assumes these beta males are reproducing. The evidence suggests Panda Man is living up to his name.

Americans no longer like male leads that are men of action. They prefer the soft, sexually ambiguous beta males. Look at the number of female action heroes. It is why every male under the age of 30 is trying to look like a young George Michael. The movies reflect the tastes of the customers. – See more at: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2014/06/assorted-links-1149.html#comments
Americans no longer like male leads that are men of action. They prefer the soft, sexually ambiguous beta males. Look at the number of female action heroes. It is why every male under the age of 30 is trying to look like a young George Michael. The movies reflect the tastes of the customers. – See more at: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2014/06/assorted-links-1149.html#comments
Americans no longer like male leads that are men of action. They prefer the soft, sexually ambiguous beta males. Look at the number of female action heroes. It is why every male under the age of 30 is trying to look like a young George Michael. The movies reflect the tastes of the customers. – See more at: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2014/06/assorted-links-1149.html#comments

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Slightly off topic but the moment McInnes ran out to tell us he had fucked over 300 different women, I switched off. Nothing to brag about unless you are attempting to appeal to the frat boy clique you were never really a part of to begin with. Vacuous hedonism – boy, I’m in awe.

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Seems like we’re seeing the rise of the angry, macho street-wise intellectual, Victorian-era hipster male like Aaron Clancey or Gavin McInnes

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