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Ilana Mercer. Wow. Just Wow.

Ilana Mercer. Wow. Just Wow. May 9, 2013

You may remember Ilana Mercer as the Worldnutdaily columnist who once accused the author of a book on sexuality of writing a “liberal and permissive narrative about sexuality that serves to denude sex of its Randian majesty and meaning.” And yes, she meant Ayn Rand. That pretty much guaranteed that I can’t read anything from Mercer without snickering. But her latest column is simply staggering. She manages to blame the Boston Marathon bombings, mass shootings and Jason Collins coming out on a lack of societal manliness.

Whereas American media have shed mostly darkness on the “apparently” mysterious motivation behind the ruthless, savage, April 15 attack on the Boston Marathon – a Chechen leader offered some valuable insights about these homegrown terrorists:

“[The] Tsarnaevs … were raised in the United States, and their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of this evil in America.”

The man makes a profound point. Here, and not in Chechnya, did the Tsarnaevs receive a liberal, lax, progressive education, emphasizing the wicked ways of the West and the righteousness of its “victims.” It is here in America that these invertebrates matured into aggrieved ignoramuses.

Yeah, it’s our fault! We turned them into terrorists by sending them to public schools. I’m serious:

Boys, especially, require strong, moral men in their lives – men who affirm their masculinity. American boys, however, are mired in an estrogen-infused, cloistered world where real men in authority are a threatened minority. The nation’s schools have been, for the most, drained of manliness. Almost to a man are they staffed by feminists (mostly bereft of the Y chromosome).

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was a product of a freewheeling, fatherless household. The tele-experts have been mum about a mother who was weak and ineffectual. Nancy Lanza was filled with fear. She used a menacing gun collection to overcompensate for her parental inadequacies. A strong, caring male might have taught the troubled Lanza to handle firearms responsibly, might have helped diffuse the lad’s rage. A manifestly weak woman playing at make-believe manhood only added fuel to that fire.

So when men own huge arsenals of guns, that just proves how manly they are; when a woman owns an arsenal, she’s trying to “overcompensate for her parental inadequacies.” Got that? Good.

This very sexual activism is practiced by the president of the United States. No other than Barack Obama tinkled basketball player Jason Collins to congratulate him on stepping out as the first openly gay player in NBA history. Imagine Vladimir Putin or the president of Chechnya doing the same. Impossible!

Oh yes. We should want our president to be like Putin and run around with his shirt off chopping wood to show how manly he is. He’s a strongman, literally and figuratively.

“A huge step forward for our country” is how a hugely hyperbolic (and frightfully masculine) first lady tweeted out about Collins’ “accomplishment.” Small mercies, Michelle Obama did not call the festive affair a giant leap for mankind.

Seriously, if you think Michelle Obama is “frightfully masculine,” you might want to consider leaving the 18th century and joining the real world.

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