Well-Rounded Men

1 02 2017

Secaucus, New Jersey

About a month ago, I linked to this story and in passing wrote of it that I wished we’d quit using Millennials as our punching bags.

The problem with the story is that it presumes that reading paper maps, fishing, tying knots or swimming in open water are still necessary survival skills.  There’s this weird thing that people do, called adaptation.  As of now, among many other things, a necessary survival skill is joining an social media mob of SJWs that swarm in freakoutrage when someone at least semi-important says something transphobic.

And that leads me to the Boy Scouts’ recent surrender to World War T.

I’ve heard and read opposition to what the BSA just did, that goes a little like this:  “Boy Scouts focus on things that will shape boys into well-rounded men as adults.”

What makes anyone think that that’s not happening?  Why are we to think that the two things are contradictory?  Being a “well-rounded man,” or, to be more social justicey, a well-rounded genderfluid, means being a foot soldier for the egalitarian obsession du jour.

Well-rounded man:

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1 02 2017
Alex the Goon

it presumes that reading paper maps, fishing, tying knots or swimming in open water are still necessary survival skills.
My H.S. math teacher made us calculate logarithms, because “What if you’re out in the woods somewhere, and you don’t have your log tables?”

5 02 2017
Hard Right

That’s what slide rules are for. Never leave home without it.




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