If you’re a man reading this, Congratulations. You’re either, part of a small but growing group of men who are trying to steer us back to stand in our power, or, you’re in the hands of a woman who loves you, more than the pay packet you bring in.
Where did we go wrong?
There was a time when we men took on the world and conquered new frontiers and invested time and effort into developing ideas that would change that world. We drew strength and intellectual nourishment from other men and we turned them over and over in our minds, ever creating new ideas that would advance us.
We built great kingdoms that still stand to this very day. We built them not just for great wealth but to add strength to our people. Our great kingdoms housed our farmers, and our thinkers and religious people. They housed and defended our musicians and dancers and story tellers. They housed our craftsmen, butchers, bakers, blacksmiths. All had a place in our kingdom.
Then our great thinkers started inventing wonderful machines that would make our lives easier. Our daily tasks could now be completed in half the time by half the number of men and so more and more of us were free to engineer other great projects until almost as if by accident we end up in a place where many men feel un-needed. Superfluous to the needs of the world.
The back breaking work that formerly required the strength of a man can now be performed by a woman, and so it is. Women have left the kitchens from where they were shackled for generations, lacking in respect or favour. Empowered by their new found freedoms, women have stretched into every career that was once the proud domain of men only. And so they should, our ladies bring a strength that many men fail to understand.
Stand Up My Soldiers
We got it wrong though. The great empowerment of woman was never meant to replace you. It was to add her strength to yours so we can move on and tackle the next set of great challenges for our species. Over population, starvation, our failing natural habitat. These are the challenges that our women and our families need us to stand up for. These are the fights we must prepare ourselves for. Not by sharing limited spoils among stronger victors but by creating new fields to farm, new opportunities that everyone of our brothers and sisters may share in.
Stand Up My Soldiers. We cannot take on these great battles while you are busy numbing your sense of loss in drugs or alcohol. We cannot feed the world while you’re battling imaginary foe on world of warcraft or some other mind paralysing rot. And you cannot prepare your sons for their great journey by spending your weekends trapped in a cycle of never ending sport on payTV.
Stand Up My Soldiers. The World Also Needs You.