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Absolving My Demons Part 1 - The Well Diggers

Absolving My Demons Part 1 - The Well Diggers

The following story... nay, the following memory is part of that path. After weeks of contemplation, it came down to this memory at the root of it all. This isn't a story of heroic bravery. No. It's one of shame, pain, and reality.

 It's a memory recalled. 


Violence as a Necessity

Violence as a Necessity

Violence is the gold standard, the reserve that guarantees order.  In actuality, it is better than a gold standard, because violence has universal value. Violence transcends the quirks of philosophy, religion, technology and cultureIts time to quit worrying and learn to love the battle axe.  History teaches us that if we dont, someone else will.  –Violence is Golden  by Jack Donovan

Most will see the above admonition and others like it and automatically relate it to the malevolence of those who wish to do nothing more than tear this world apart. To others,...


What is a Real Man? Pt. 3 of 3

What is a Real Man? Pt. 3 of 3

What makes a real man? The answer to that question is actually rather easy. What makes a man is him being confident in who he is. That he is capable of responsibility and making decisions. The separate argument of how masculine a man is different. A man can be a real man without being a carnivorous lumberjack. Just as a man doesn’t have to be a sensitive coffee shop poet. I consider myself a real man. Not because I choose dark beer over light, or because I only drink dry red wine, or because I refuse to put ice in whiskey, or because I eat steak rare, or because I can build things out of wood, hunt, fish, and cook my own food.

What is a Real Man? Pt. 2 of 3

What is a Real Man? Pt. 2 of 3

What is a Real Man? Pt. 2 of 3

By Travis Arnold 

 

Let us look at equality as a needle on a meter. Without question, for most of history the needle was buried deeply on the male side of the meter. Women were either property or without a voice. In the mid to late 20th century the meter moved towards the center. As a society we approached gender equality. Then, as the needle was directly in the center, it was violently slammed into the female side of the scale. Affirmative action went from being a...


What is a Real Man? Pt. 1 of 3

What is a Real Man? Pt. 1 of 3



Travis Arnold is providing our first guest post.

I bet if you did some in-depth research, you would discover that across every iteration of society since humans began socializing, the question has been asked. What is a real man? Who can honestly qualify such an idea? What definition or parameters are used? In the end, the ridiculous nature of such fanciful thoughts lead only to a demeaning commentary on a man’s masculinity. I do suppose that there has been an eternal standard for what makes a man masculine. Features that a person possesses that have always been traditional benchmarks...