Frequent commenter Ton linked to this post about indoctrination at public universities. Here is an excerpt
“The experience focuses on the examination of societal images, expectations, and messages around masculinity to empower men to better understand themselves, promote the advancement of gender equity, and raise consciousness in their communities,” organizers add.
It’s open only to “men-identified students” at the public university and “operates on a transformative model of social justice allyship,” according to a news release on the university’s website, which adds “by encouraging that kind of dialogue among a men-identified cohort, the goal is to create a sense of security in vulnerability throughout the six-week program.”
One aspect of this is to make clear to young men on campus that this is the way that is and will be in the future. “If you get with the program and follow our lead, then things will go better for you. Besides, you have no choice.” So if you want to possess any form of what might be considered classic masculinity, then things will be made more difficult for you. Since these men are young and impressionable, many fall into line. This is what they count on.
Notice that the fellas really are not given any alternatives to choose from. It is “get in line or else.” It is important that no alternatives are given. It is important that any alternatives are considered to be beyond the pale. This was one of the tricks used to keep old-time communist societies in line. If there was no viable alternative visible, then one must keep their head down and acquiesce.
Now consider recent USA politics. Republicans had become Democrats-Lite. They were basically different in terms of going slower with respect to the so-called progressive agenda. The Overton Window defining the “publicly acceptable topics for discourse” reflected this. In effect, if one cannot even debate publicly an issue, then one cannot hope to change policy with respect to it. Large numbers of citizens sat on the sidelines acquiescing due to lack of alternatives.
But then along came Trump. He did not give an f about what the Progressive Agenda said was discussable or not. All were aghast at much of what he said. And he kept going. He expanded the Overton Window. Suddenly topics who’s discussion was verboten were suddenly at the top of the news.
Furthermore, Trump became the Standard Bearer for those disenfranchised citizens. Once they saw that an alternative was possible, it triggered a preference cascade, where people who suddenly see that an alternative is now actually viable, suddenly want it. Trump will undoubtedly open up more issues to alternatives that people thought were not possible. It will be interesting.
Once again, the trick to keep people down is to set the system up such that no viable alternatives are seen. This is why Feminists and SJWs work so hard to control education, the media and the law. In reality, that is not really enough, so they use bully tactics.
The key for men is to realize that sometimes there are societal changes that can be made such as the present situation promises; and even when this is not the case, men do not really need to totally acquiesce to the whatever current bullying doctrine is placed on them. For presently, there is still enough freedom to carve out their own masculinity.