You may have heard about the MMA fighter who calls himself War Machine brutally beating his ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mac, last week after coming to her house and finding her with another man. There have been many disturbing things about the story, especially those who somehow thought the fact that she’s a porn star somehow makes the situation less appalling or more understandable. Even more disturbing are the views this asshole expressed, which put him right in the mainstream of the MRA movement.
He said violence was the ultimate solution to any problem, but boys were discouraged from pursuing their exciting “dream” careers, such as cowboys, fighter pilots, and gladiators.
“Ask yourself what your REAL dream was??” War Machine wrote. “If you gave up on this dream, why? Because of the brainwashing of the Government, that’s why! They taught you to ‘play it safe.’ They told us a responsible man has ONE wife, a house, good credit, good job, and kids. How are you supposed to chase your dreams while maintaining all of that!?”War Machine complained that American men were subject to some of the worst treatment of any group in history because social norms encouraged them to suppress violent impulses.
“The oppression of MEN is worse than oppression of Jews in Nazi Germany, worse than the slavery of blacks in early America … I’m not exaggerating either,” he said.
In a postscript, War Machine claimed a Holocaust was under way against men, but he said “the oppressor” had learned “learned from history that dead bodies attract too much attention to what’s going on, or YES, there would be millions of dead MEN!”
“The oppressor has learned to kill MEN while their bodies remain alive,” War Machine said. “And with your ‘spirit extinguished’ you’re nothing but a f*cking zombie, a shell of a man, waiting to die. And THAT is just as bad as death itself.”
Sounds like it could have been written on A Voice For Men, doesn’t it? It’s time for this hyper-macho, violent view of the world to die. We’ll all be better off for it.