Nailing down the problem is a bit difficult. If I had to sum it up the problem it would be a lack of Tactical Virtues, but that is actually a series of deficiencies.
However a problem with most modern men is no blood on their hands. To live is to take life. Even if you are a vegetarian, critters are killed to protect your carrot patch. If you are a meat eater, then you kill a lot of critters to keep going. How much meat, chicken, beef and pork does your family eat? All those lives taken to keep your life going.
Now I have no moral qualms about my life coming at the expense of other living creatures. Where I think so many modern men go wrong is that they hire out way to much of their own killing. They don’t kill their own food; they go to the local grocery store. They don’t shoot their own dogs when they get to sick to recover, they take their companion to the vet…. How do you trust a man who doesn’t shoot his own dog? The state kills the murders in their community; few serve in the military and very few who do serve do the actual dirty work of preserving the body politic. They don’t kill the men who rape their children… they don’t kill. They don’t have actual blood on their hands so they have no real idea what it takes to perpetuate life and keep order. ‘
How can such a man be trusted to understand good governance if he is so far removed from the use of force? How can a man govern his family if he isn’t the one doing the actual protection and threat removal? How does he manage his own life when he is so far removed from the death which sustains his living? Or worst, doesn’t understand his life comes at the expense of other living creatures? How does such a man properly value life when he is so far removed from death?
I got to thinking this at dinner tonight. I was eating with some other high muckety mucks. It’s “steak” night and I said something like I wonder how many cows you have to slaughter to feed this many people a day. A man said “gross I don’t want to think about it”. Of course he is some college educated city fag from Mordor and working for the government….. explains much doesn’t it?
I tried to watch the movie Battleship today. The movie’s would be heroes play soccer. I tuned it off. I don’t have much willing suspension of disbelief. That some Navy puke without a Budweiser badge will save the day is about all I can buy into. There is no way on God’s green earth soccer players are going to save the world from space aliens unless for some crazy reason the only way to save humanity is by catching AIDES in a San Francisco bath house.