How To Make Fatherhood Great Again
Celebrating my first father's day as a dad, psychoanalyzing the admiration of TV patriarchs, and honoring grandparents
Comrades: Fathers are the foundations of strong families. Families are the foundations are strong societies. Destroy the father, destroy the family, destroy society.
I am grateful to have an amazing father in Yuri Sr. and hope to be a great father to baby Yulia. My grandparents helped raise me and we are lucky to have grandparents who are overjoyed to be helping out with Yulia. And of course mothers like Mrs. Bezmenov are goddesses.
In college, I mentored a fatherless boy through Big Brothers. His father was incarcerated and his mother was incapacitated by drug addiction, so he lived with a loving aunt. Back then he was a shy, chubby 8-year-old. Now he’s a fit, confident young man. He now has a son of his own with a committed partner. Recently, he posted on Facebook expressing admiration for Ron Desantis’ legislation to teach financial literacy in school. I am beaming with pride.
I was also made godfather to an adorable godson. The opening scene of The Godfather is now visceral for me. I can see myself on either side of the legendary parley between Don Corleone and Amerigo Bonasera. If anyone harms my daughter or godson, I would make them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Then I’d turn into Liam Neeson in Taken.
Children raised without fathers are at a severe disadvantage. Most mass shooters come from fatherless homes. Here are the frightening facts:
The comments on this music video bring a tear to your eyes:
Even libs are waking up to the obvious fact the emasculation of boys and men hurts girls and women the most. Women outnumber men 3:2 at colleges and are evolutionarily wired to marry up. Mathematically this means that 1 out of every 3 women will be forced to marry down or become spinsters. If you factor in how many college educated men are not interested in women because they are gay or incel, the ratio is more like 2:1. Perhaps mass conversions of women into men through trans grooming will improve the ratio.
Male feminists are creepy and cringey low-T soy bugmen. Prominent male feminists also have a pattern of being predators - Anthony Weiner, Andrew Cuomo, and Eric Schnaiderman are notorious examples. Here are a few specimens:
In Karenland, there is such a void of masculinity that entertainment like Fifty Shades of Gray has filled the vacuum. Freud would be proud that many of the most popular TV shows in recent history have been about charismatic patriarchs fighting for their families’ futures: Yellowstone, Succession, Peaky Blinders, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones.
John Dutton, Logan Roy, Tommy Shelby, Walter White, Don Draper, and Tony Soprano are aggressive alpha anti-heroes who are hell bent on expanding their empires and egos. Men like them no longer exist in Karenland, so the Karens binge watch them over wine and cats. Ironically, the fine actors who portrayed those characters are all lefties (except James Gandolfini, RIP). Some of the shows also jumped the shark in later seasons after they incorporated modern PC themes.
Game of Thrones is romanticized feudalism featuring warrior men like Ned Stark, Robb Stark, Robert Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Tywin Lannister, Jamie Lannister, and Jon Snow. Ned and Tywin raised strong daughters in Sansa, Arya, and Cersei. The most annoying character was the fatherless Daenerys Targaryen, a vengeful spinster with a savior complex and angry fire breathing dragons instead of cats.
Grandparents also deserve recognition. Throughout history, they have played a vital role in raising their grandchildren. As people began having children later in life and living farther away from family, the bond between grandparent and grandchild was severed. Grandparents provide a vital link to history and tradition. The culture gap between their generation and their grandchildren is larger than ever. Unsurprisingly media representations of grandparents, like fathers, are unflattering at best and insulting at worst. Homer and Abe Simpson are the archetypes.
This is going to be me one day:
If two generations have kids at age 25, that means a grandchild will be born when their grandparents are 50 and they will spend quality time together well into adulthood. The grandparents have a good chance of meeting a great grandchild at 75. Now if two generations have kids at age 35, the grandchild will be born when their grandparents are 70. That means minimal time spent together and almost no chance of meeting a great grandchild. Yet another symptom of a society with its priorities all out of whack. No one knows that Grandparents Day is the Sunday after Labor Day, yet we have a full month of Pride.
Perhaps patriarch status should be reserved for men who have 7 or more grandchildren. Why 7? Because that means the family net grew above replacement rate for 2 generations - grandfather had at least 3 kids who each had at least 2 kids. Mitt Romney may be a spineless RINO, but he sure nailed the whole be fruitful and multiply thing. These photos are increasingly rare, as even the Mormons have succumbed to plummeting birth rates. At this rate only <10% of millennials will achieve patriarch status.
Finally, I cannot fathom the grief of parents who lose children to grizzly murders that go straight down the memory hole. My heart goes out to the families of Seth Smith, Ethan Liming, and the Collins of Texas. Also never forget that 5 years ago on June 14, a Bernie Bro shot Rep Steve Scalise and several others at a Republican baseball game. Future president Ron Desantis was there as well and luckily they lived to see another day. Meanwhile, Dem Rep Sean Casten lost his daughter to the recent boost of “sudden adult death syndrome”. Can he and other cult members put 2 and 2 together? Probably not…