by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Pubermania
Editor’s note: As usual there’s a lot of logic fail and false history in this last bit from Pearl on teenage boys. I think day-dreaming is pretty normal for any teens, or just folks in general. It’s no sin. Equating mothering with castration is a stretch at best, but Michael’s warning that men were turned into eunuchs in the dark ages to be servants is an out and out lie. Castration was usually a punishment or something that happened to prisoners of war, not wholesale on male servants. The exception being those that worked in harems. Michael Pearl misunderstanding history yet again. His version of ‘real boys’ sounds sort of horrifying. No headlocks in the living room please!
You think, “But my son is so ignorant now, he needs to be in school.” Most of the boy’s time is probably spent day-dreaming and griping. Put him to a physically exhausting or mentally challenging task and he will learn more in one-tenth of the classroom time.
Mother, you must turn loose of the sweet boy and let the man emerge. Demand respect and obedience, but learn to live with another man in the house. In the dark ages, they often castrated the male household servants to maintain the docile boys, living in unquestioning submission. I wouldn’t give a dime for a boy who didn’t put his brothers in a headlock occasionally. Real boys are like the old coal-burning steam-engines; they make a lot of noise and smoke. They blow their whistle so everyone will know they are coming and get out of the way; but mostly they are just letting off steam. Mother, picture yourself as rearing a leader of other men, a conqueror of frontiers, a missionary who will laugh in the face of death and charge hell with a King James Bible; then you will not be disturbed by this growing change.
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