Quality masculinity is TONIC masculinity
Gin and tonic is my favorite drink.
Inspired by John Carter and Jay Rollins, I wrote about sacred masculinity. But I don't care if people call it sacred, tonic or quality, I'm just glad you guys are writing about it so well and positively.
I too read the Rollin's and Carter pieces. I am halfway through your Political Ponerology.
This is exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you.
Leftists invent new words and change the meanings of old words like crazy, because they can. They control the mainstream media. It's hard to fight back, word for word, but worth a try.
Excellent piece. Never occurred to me to dive into the definitions and etymogy like that. Remarkable how they all tie together so nicely.
Bromote is a neologism, but I stole that from Frog Twitter. BAP was the first one I heard use it but no idea where it originated. Like all great memes, it likely emerged from the æther.
Thanks Harrison! I count my lucky stars every day… I am most especially grateful that when our children were very little my husband instinctively became as involved with them as I was. No pushing, no prodding required on my part, no feigned interest, he was the genuine article all the way through and now grown they are equally close to both of us. This was in a time when the child rearing was more left up to the mother and many fathers just weren’t that interested in their kids and or voluntarily genuinely enjoyed spending one on one time hanging out with them!
Yup he’s always been a good; kind, very fair minded hardworking masculine man and there is nothing wrong with masculinity in my books. He valued being a good provider, and he became a natural father. My only criticism would be that he has always been a man of few words so I’m the talkative one yet with our children he was immediately so completely comfortable and at ease with them so formed a long and lasting loving relationship with each one of them. That was not my experience with my father so our kids were and still are very lucky in my eyes as am I to have my almost lifelong partner and my best friend still sharing this road of life alongside me.
Stating that strength as the fundamental first principle for a man is key won't get you in that much trouble.
Take the next step and say that strength ought to be the fundamental first principle for a society and watch the outrage flow.
"Maybe we will just rediscover what has always been there, but in finding it, it will feel new. Maybe we’ll even discover something truly new. That would be tonic."
I love this, beautiful and hopeful! As an old-fashioned woman, I love a masculine man.
Sean Connery has a rugged, good looking face, but those hands (I'm all about the hands) look like they have never seen a day of work.
This is an important topic in these confused times.
I personally, though, am interested in a broader question: What is Man (the human race)?
And it has been discovered that Spirit-Mind-Body is the simplest workable model for Man. Maybe we can be men again if we can learn to deal with this basic fact of life. I am convinced that our ignorance of it is one important reason why masculinity is being lost.
The quality of manhood is imbibed in knowing and treating yourself well, knowing with whom to associate and whom to shun and knowing how to act toward your fellow man and how not to act.
As my dad put it :"If a man will lie to you he will steal from you, and no one likes a thief not even another thief... don't lie and steal. The old adage of 'A cheater never prospers' is true. You'll never be able to hold on to anything that you've gained from cheating. it will ruin through your fingers like water, and most of the time once loose it will turn into a tiger and bite you in the ass... don't be a cheat. When you make a mistake own up to it. Take your punishment and go on with your life trying not to make the same mistake twice... Get over your mistakes. And last but not least, don't ever be a damned rat. If you know something about someone else's business, keep you mouth shut. That doesn't mean that you don't stand up against a wrong. It means that you never let something you know about someone's personal affairs hurt them."
Very positive message! I hate the term toxic masculinity, there are still good, decent and kind masculine men in the world and my own husband just happens to be one so to be masculine is not a given to also be toxic. This is a really positive message for you to put out there and it’s sorely needed! Hopeful the younger men of today can begin to see themselves in a more positive light with their tonic masculinity and all. I love Sean Connery btw I grew up on all of the James Bond movies as my dad was British and you can’t get much cooler than 007 can you?
Sharine has also written a post on this https://sharine.substack.com/p/tonic-masculinity-part-1
I can't like things, apparently, but even if I could I wouldn't have enough for this. Well done!
Ertugrul is an example of tonic masculinity as you define it. Virtuous, brave, courageous, honorable, respecting traditions and family, modest, generous, protective are other words that provide a deeper context.
I am in much distress today and I could not fall asleep last night after reading this article in yesterday’s online newsletter as my mind boggled with trying to accept that Trudeau was actually really going to destroy our entire nation and economy over green policies. This is kind of like Germany’s energy crisis this winter being pushed forward much sooner than expected which is a good thing in that it opens people’s eyes to the harsh realities of 0 carbon life much sooner. I don’t know what will happen, I live in AB and I can’t see us just accepting this power grab thrusting our province into instant poverty by killing through regulations all of our natural resources…WEF plan all the way. Rex says it better than I can.