Commentary

Where Have All the Real Men Gone?

Rod Eccles
By Rod Eccles | October 28, 2015 | 10:29 AM EDT

In this photo released by Warner Bros., actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in the 1956 film "The Searchers." The film is among the American Film Institute's best western movies. (AP Photo/Warner Bros.)

This past weekend, I noticed something from watching a little TV and experiencing an event in person, and that is, we as a nation, as humans, are in some big, HUGE trouble. I had to ask myself: Where have all the real men gone?

I mean real men.  The kind that know what it means to be a man.  The kind that take responsibility for themselves and their families.  You know the male of the human genome that has always been around since man first walked the earth?

You see, what I saw this weekend is a bunch of men who seem more feminine than women. They seemed to have this wimpy notion that being in touch with their feelings and allowing fear to be the lead of their personality is the way to be.

Think about it. We have men that are more worried about their weight and appearance than most women, and man buns are the rage among the under 35 set. This is something a real man would not have ever been caught doing to their hair unless it was long and needed to be tucked up for safety reasons while doing their job.

Today in America, and in much of the west, males (notice I did not say men) walk around with makeup on their faces and take as long to apply it in the morning as women. Over the weekend, I saw something for the first time in my life, and it was a condemnation on what the status of a male is today. For the first time, I saw a male driving a car while putting on makeup. 

Sure, you could say that this male was on his way to a Halloween party, and this is the time of year where that could have been true.  However, this was during the morning commute while I was on my way to the airport. This male was in a suit, a business suit, and the makeup he was applying was not the scary kind.  Although, it was a scary sight, and not because he was putting on makeup, because I have seen it countless times with women, but it was the fact that he was a male.

We have turned men into wimpy, overly skinny shadows of what men used to be, and this has huge implications for our society because real men still exist in much of the world.  Real men still exist in much of the rising economic and military nations of the world. And real men always triumph over feminized men. Feminized men will always cower in the corner at the first sign of violence. 

This is what the New York Times promoted in an article recently about what it means to be a modern man today.  The New York Times actually wrote that a modern man doesn’t own a gun and does not want to own a gun. A modern man has no desire to ever own a gun or shoot a gun. Now, can you imagine our military populated by these kinds of males?

We have males today that are more overprotective of their kids too.  I find it troubling that women often are heard telling the males in their lives to stop hovering over their kids. It used to be the man that would tell their kids to get dirty, get scrapes and get scratches.

I kid you not, while auditing a school of martial arts, I actually saw two “dads” covering their faces as their kids went through sparring practice. They covered their faces!

Where have all the real men gone?  Real men are getting old, and the new generation of males doesn’t seem to have any desire to be men.  When we have a society where the women are manlier than the men it leads to nothing but decline and destruction.

I am not saying that makeup and dressing well are not manly, but it is how you do it.  Let's face it, 200 years ago, French men wore makeup and were impeccably dressed, yet they were indeed men.  At one time in The United States, men were impeccably dressed, wore hats and were men.

Today we have males that sound like women, act like women, dress like women and who often think they are women.  And it’s a shame when we as a nation, a society, have to depend solely on women to turn their boys into men. 

Rod Eccles is the host of the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show The Rod Eccles Show and he believes in God, Family, Country, and the right to the pursuit of happiness. Rod believes in the Constitution of the United States of America and that the Founding Fathers were on the right track when they created and established our nation. Rod is also a successful Entrepreneur, Writer, and Speaker. You can listen to Rod LIVEon Vigilant Liberty Radio, Monday- Friday from 7-9 PM EST.