The following is an excerpt from a project in the works. My African ancestors say that until the Lions have their historians, the tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter. Yet in the Urban Jungle of the Western (white) societies, the lion (The African Man) has already lost the narrative, lost his roar and is on the way to losing his BALLS!!! This will be a classic blackmystory moment, unapologetic, none appeasing, thought provoking and in your face. Take it or leave it, but the shit is real.
“He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise – follow him.
He who knows and knows not he knows: he is a sleep – wake him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple – teach him.
He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool – shun him.”
After seeing the word bandied around for a while, I decided to ask a couple of female associates what exactly is a metrosexual. What I was told was that a metrosexual is a man who dresses good, takes care of himself and is fashionable. The responses filled me with consternation, as to me it implies that only someone who looks and acts like Niles Crane, from the Fraser TV show, can be considered stylish, well groomed and fashionable. In other words, if you DON’T look, dress or acts like Niles Crane, or an Afropean version, then you are banished to purgatory of cavemen and brutes.
According to something called an Urban dictionary: A metrosexual is “an urban straight male ranging in age from late teens to mid 30’s who is: good looking, stylish, fashionable, trendy, cultured, & well groomed. A metro sexual is very conscious about his image and looks in public. A metro sexual is often associated with getting manicures, facials, & massages, as well as using “products” and shopping at nice clothing stores. However, metrosexuals don’t necessarily engage in each of these activities.
In another paragraph the dictionary also describes: Modern enlightened, sort of renaissance man. Secure and confident, capable and cool, typically well educated and stylish. Heterosexual with a twist, not gay by any means, but he probably has a few gay friends, and can easily be mistaken for gay by rednecks and jock types. The only straight guy in a fabric store or antique shop who is not being dragged there by a woman.
I always thought, before making my inquiry, that a metrosexual was a homosexual with commitment phobia to being a homosexual. Or just a straight up homosexual that is less flamboyant than the stereotypical effeminate, in your face types that is erroneously believed to be the typical homosexual. To the say the least I was insulted…nay pissed at this description of the metrosexual, because of the unsaid portion of that explanation. In effect these women are saying that if you are not homosexual or effeminate men, then you…I lack the capacity to take care of myself. And that the only barometer that is acceptable is that of the metrosexual.
During the 1960’s the image of the Black Panthers, Malcolm X, and Marvin Gaye were the image on masculinity. Not because of the message they sent, but because the LOOK like men, not “girlie men”. Whether they were latent homosexuals struggling with their sexuality (Like Marvin admitted to) they portrayed an image of masculinity. In the 1970’s, even with polyester, suites, platform shoes and porn star side burns, cats like Sly Stone, the O’Jays, Richard Roundtree and Muhammad Ali, portrayed the image of manhood and African Masculinity. Somewhere during the late 1970’s and entering the 1980’s, once the anti-African family aspect of the gender wars and radical feminism took hold, the attack on the African man developed full bore. With the co-opting of people like Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange’ and Michelle Wallace, the radical feminists and the bitch ass male supplicants that followed them affectedly destroyed African manhood, through legislations and psychological propaganda.
The works of Shange (for colored girls) was and is still being praised as a every African woman dilemma and point the ever prevailing finger at the useless nigger males that have failed to step up like other men. Not the psychological act of breaking down the value of the African males and substituting a more positive image…other men, specifically the Caucasian man.
Feminis created to destabilize the African community
Using legislation to over compensate for Caucasian man’s mistreatment of his woman, the doers of Isfet, concocted the equal rights agenda, which on the surface promotes such noble ideas as equal pay for equal work, yet allows females in certain sectors such as labour to do less equal work for equal pay (as an example), something I see in my line of work every day for the past 11 years. Yet when I seek to draw attention to this inequity, I am “sort of” challenged on the issue. I say “sort of” because my opponent has learned to come with facts and strong arguments or GTF outta my face. Unfortunately there are more than a few females at my place of employment and in every day areas I see, that have more balls than these emasculated males. Such is the effects of legislated anti-male laws and the media propaganda that reinforces or supports the legislations. In fact feminism did nothing for anybody, except to turn women into self-entitled narcissistic hypocritical beasts.
I have charted an interesting trajectory that has taken me across the last 50 years of masculinity and have noticed a definite trend in how a man is viewed and accepted in this dysfunctional society. In fact there is a concentrated war designed and targeting men that has been having a very debilitating effect on our community as African people as well as on the family and both the following generations of females and males. Like all wars the invading army always dehumanizes the target first in order to first bolster their courage and increase their inevitable debasement, and second to encourage others to look the other way when the invaders commit atrocious acts against their target.
“First, my people must be taught the knowledge of self. Then and only then will they be able to understand others and that which surrounds them. Anyone who does not have a knowledge of self is considered a victim of either amnesia or unconsciousness and is not very competent. The lack of knowledge of self is a prevailing condition among my people here in America. Gaining the knowledge of self makes us unite into a great unity. Knowledge of self makes you take on the great virtue of learning.”
Honorable Elijah Muhammad
mas·cu·line [mas-kyuh-lin] Show IPA adjective
- Pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men: masculine attire.
- Having qualities traditionally ascribed to men, as strength and boldness.
World English Dictionary masculine (ˈmæskjʊlɪn) — adj
- 1. possessing qualities or characteristics considered typical of or appropriate to a man; manly
- denoting a gender of nouns, occurring in many inflected languages, that includes all kinds of referents as well as some male animate referents
e·mas·cu·late [v. ih-mas-kyuh-leyt; adj. ih-mas-kyuh-lit, -leyt] Show IPA verb, e·mas·cu·lat·ed,e·mas·cu·lat·ing, adjective verb (used with object)
- to castrate.
- to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
- Deprived of or lacking strength or vigor; effeminate.
ef·fem·i·nate [adj. ih-fem-uh-nit; v. ih-fem-uh-neyt] Show PA adjective, verb, ef·fem·i·nat·ed,ef·fem·i·nat·ing. adjective
- 1. (Of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
- 2. Characterized by excessive softness, delicacy, self-indulgence, etc.: effeminate luxury.
World English Dictionary effeminate (ɪˈfɛmɪnɪt) — adj
- 1. (of a man or boy) displaying characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; not manly
lacking firmness or vigour: an effeminate piece of writing
- 2. [C14: from Latin effēmināre to make into a woman, from fēmina woman]
As far as I see it there are two types of males in this society. On the right side of the equation is the masculine male; one whose characteristics makes him stand out from other males. This series of characteristics includes not being “trendy”, having integrity, personal power, one who has a commanding presence, who is focused, emotionally and mentally strong, who is consistent in his speech and action. A masculine man is one who solves problem instead of making them, one who can be trusted because he exudes confidence and strength in time of crisis, one who does not wilt under pressure. A Masculine man leads but never follows, unless he is assured that however leads him exhibits certain knowledge and experience that would enable him to learn. Otherwise his native experience and knowledge will always ensure that he takes the lead. A masculine male never shirks from truth, in any form and will strive to overcome his weakness instead of succumbing to it.
Famous examples of Masculine males are: El Hajj Malik Al Shabazz, Marcus Garvey, Fred Hampton, Jim Brown, Vernon John, Robert F Williams, Melvin B. Tolson, Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Edwards.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blow, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
On the left side of the equation is the emasculated male. The emasculated male, as the definition above entails, is a male deprived of his native masculinity, which has weaken him and makes him unsure of himself and his position in societies hierarchy of succession and power. The emasculated male is further broken down into three characteristics.
A) The coward: He is the more typical of the emasculated male. Confused about his role in society’s order, he is reluctant or is unschooled in the reality of manliness. He is afraid to be assertive, is appeasing and constantly making compromises in order to protect others sensitivity at the expense of is comfort and emotional well being. This is evidential during the social ritual called courtship, where he is desperate to prove his manliness, but comes across as needy. He considers himself a “good man”, but often confuses benevolence with appeasing, weak and spineless. Because he is a coward he buries resentment of his emasculated status deep in the recess of his mind, and often appears to do unnecessary, often irresponsible acts in a vain attempt to define his manhood without the proper context and without a realistic vault of experience and knowledge.
Examples of a cowardly male: Usually any male that allows society, his woman and even his children and to dictate to him and define who he is and how he should behave instead of defining his own damn reality based on correct thought, action and presence that is inspiring, worthy of immediate respect by all genders and is honorable and possesses integrity. This includes many who have been placed into position of power, or who seek power for their personal benefit, hoping that said status will grant them the elusive respect they never had.
B) The hyper masculine male: He is a parody of manhood. He is one who goes to extreme length to define his manhood in a cartoonish manner in hopes of earning the elusive respect through symbolic gestures but without a solid foundation of power. Due to his desire to be accepted and respected as a masculine man, despite not creating the base from which said respect is earned, the hyper masculine male, wrongly uses physical coercion and overtly aggressive tactics to make his point, instead of developing his personal power and mature leadership acumen that generally would have garnered respect naturally.
Examples of hyper masculine males: Modern entertainers, gang bangers or want to be gang bangers. There are the pseudo intellectuals who defend the above actions or perpetuate the false image of hyper masculinity through violence, cartoonish behaviors such as saggin, and college fraternal misbehavior.
C) The sissy; He is the aforementioned metrosexual, an effeminate male who often is seen transitioning to femininity, or homosexuality, if he becomes too comfortable in his effeminate role. This individual defends feminism over masculinity and vomits out nonsense where he denounces masculinity as retrograde, yet supports feminist debasing of his own gender. This three dollar bill, often talks shit about getting in touch with his feminine side, but refuses to acknowledge that he is not a woman or feminine. His social, emotional or sexual proclivity leans hard towards submissiveness. He is Prince singing about wanting to be our girl friend, while wearing mesh sleeveless top, tight Capri pants and fucking high heel shoes.
Famous examples of sissies: Prince, Michael Jackson, Tyler Perry, most entertainers that either dress as women, wear shit loads of make up in public or who allows himself to be humiliated in public by his spouse or girlfriend.
Effeminization of the Black Male
Putting 2 and 2 together