What became of it (the free and the brave)? What happened to the attitude that led Patrick Henry to say, “Give me freedom or give me death” at the Virginia Convention in 1775?
What happened to the patriotic zeal and uncanny willingness to accept the suffering and death that resulted in over two million young men volunteering for World War I and five times as many for World War II?
What has become of the ability to overcome fear and harness the thirst for adventure and potential for immeasurable success that drove hundreds of thousands of men and women to the wild and dangerous frontiers of the American West?
What happened to the spirit that filled the souls of those who faced the adversity, the danger to life and limb, who led over 50,000 unhappy men and women (mostly men) into the jungles of Central America to build the Panama Canal – and eventually killed over 5,000 of them in accidents and all sorts of diseases, including malaria and dysentery?
Yes, this is about us men (including me!). Sure, women can be brave too – any biological sexual orientation can activate the archetype of the warrior – but as a rule it is the male genders who fall into this archetypal constellation.
Valor – a compulsion to protect those he loves, a critical and logical assessment of a difficult situation and the strength and power, at least one potential force and power, ready to do whatever is necessary to the partner and family, community and Protect nation.
We, we men, seem to have lost a lot of it. Have we become a bunch of wimp?
Dr. Mark McDonald, a prominent physician specializing in psychiatry, does not mince words when describing the psychological state of men and women during this crisis:
We have essentially men who have no guts, and then we have histrionics, women who are out of emotional control because there are no more men to rule them.
Sexist? Perhaps some will think so, but McDonald’s doesn’t put all the blame on one gender or solely on the male or female archetypes, the responsibility is pretty balanced here.
What does that mean?
Basically, it means that we’ve created a culture that has emasculated men pretty well – the radical feminist movement, as well as a general lack of situations where men can express their “manliness” in a healthy way, has a big one Share in this problem.
“Toxic masculinity” is a term and concept that has taken the world by storm and is a major contributor to the confusion men experience when trying to figure out what a “real man” is in today’s “maleficent” culture .
“Oh boo hoo,” some of you might say right now. “Men deserve a little back down because of their powerful patriarchal history of abusing women and treating them as inferior partners in relationships!”
There is certainly some truth in that, but two wrongdoings do not make a right. You cannot undermine a substantial part of being a man without doing some collateral damage all around.
So what does a “real man” have to do with bravery? Quite a lot, actually. Facing adversity and danger, primarily to protect the physically weaker, is a very important quality of the male archetype of the warrior or even the king, if you want to know more about it.
Historically and traditionally, the man is the protector, the physical and sometimes the intellectual (intelligence that shows in logical thinking and critical thinking) found in the male archetypes (again archetypes that include both men and women Have access).
These attributes are primarily aimed at protection and are projected outwardly as strength and determination. This often stabilizes the more emotional female archetypal factors, which in turn are typically activated by the woman or the man in a relationship.
As a psychotherapist, as an archetypal psychologist, I see every day how these archetypal forces and influences come into play in my clients. Most of the problems I find in couples therapy are due to an imbalance or dysfunction in these masculine and feminine energies.
Here, too, the “man” in a couple can activate both the male and the female archetype, as can the “woman”. It becomes problematic when the activated archetypes are inappropriate, out of whack and produce an unexpected, undesirable or inapplicable result. Most of these influences take place in the unconscious, so that they are only very rarely manipulated consciously.
It wasn’t until I met Dr. When I met McDonald, I saw some very important connections. McDonald recently wrote and published a book called United States of Fear. The book’s subtitle, “How America Became a Victim of Mass Madness,” is the main theme.
McDonald makes no secret of what he believes is a fundamental cause of this mass psychosis. He believes that women (feminine archetypes that control woman’s behavior) need a strong and masculine man to curb their emotionality (due to the unhindered expression of their feminine archetypes). McDonald said in an interview on Jerm Warfare:
Do you think that men in masks make women feel safe? It just shows that they have no eggs. I have spoken to female police officers who have seen men in camouflage clothing, tattoos, driving around in trucks with rifle racks – wearing masks. They tell me, “It doesn’t make me feel safe. That scares me. If they are so afraid of a virus, how are they going to respond to a real threat – what will happen when the bear comes out of the forest? What will happen if a rapist tries to attack me? What will happen if my children are kidnapped by the man in the park, what will they do then? Will they say with their mask: “Please stop. Please. Please. ”You are not going to risk your life. They won’t even risk their mouths ”.
Hard words my brothers. Harsh words but I think they hit the nail on the head.
Is this the only cause of the breakdown we see in those who cannot defend themselves against the current tyranny and say, “Enough is enough, step back!” No, of course not, but in my opinion it is a big one Part of the problem.
Our culture, at least in the west, has been set up so that this can happen. We have become more and more dependent on the government to look after us and have lost our own drive to develop character and strength. We rely on the government and authorities to think for us and tell us what’s best for us, in a word, to educate us. We submit, we remain children, and we ultimately suffer.
The brave hold fast to what sets them free and are ready to fight for it. Freedom is a God-given right, not a right given to us by another authority. The sane male archetypes of the warrior and the king have the symbolic sword by their side that represents their power over adversity and danger.
There is a time when the warrior pulls the sword just a few inches from its scabbard so that the sun glinters on the polished surface and flashes in the eyes of a potential enemy to show them who they are dealing with.
And then it will be time to completely pull the sword out of its sheath and cut up what seriously threatens the warrior and those he loves.
Now is the time to fight.