Conservatives often characterize modern America as a “nanny state,” but the implications of this label are rarely explored. It’s not just about having a government that passes unnecessary regulations. The Nanny state is more fundamentally about having a government that is feminized at all levels. The past year and a half of Covid-19 tyranny are the apotheosis of the feminized nanny state.
Worrying about safety is an innately feminine trait, and not always a bad one: Women, being weaker, must avoid dangerous men, and mothers must protect children. When adopted as a top national priority, the obsession with “safety” is stifling, destructive, and in fact suicidal to a thriving civilization. Curtis Yarvin famously labeled America’s collection of ruling institutions “The Cathedral,” but he might have been more accurate if he called it “The Nursery.”
“Safetyism” is the ideology that locks up 80 million children for a year lest ten of them die of a disease most are immune to. “Safetyism” is the ideology that neuters all comedy, lest a few miserable, humorless creatures be offended by the wit of others. “Safetyism” is the Harrison Bergeron worldview that tears down the talented, the brilliant, and the beautiful lest their excellence cause distress to the wretched and mediocre.
And as is so often the case in the Globalist American Empire, the nanny state our leaders force Americans to endure isn’t even an effective one. Despite exalting safety as a premier national value, we don’t even get the safety we might expect from the trade-offs in liberty. Americans aren’t kept safe from predatory criminals. Americans aren’t kept safe from the urban decay that turns once-great cities into massive homeless camps. Americans aren’t even protected from Covid-19. Instead, we have a menagerie of policies that limit our freedom (mask mandates, restaurant closures) and don’t even do anything to stop coronavirus. And now, to cap things off, we have a vaccine policy that actively puts the health of young boys at risk.
Teenage boys are six times more likely to suffer from heart problems from the vaccine than be hospitalised from Covid-19, a major study has found.
Children who face the highest risk of a “cardiac adverse event” are boys aged between 12 and 15 following two doses of a vaccine, according to new research from the US.
The findings come as Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, prepares to advise ministers on whether there is a wider benefit to society from vaccinating children.
Researchers found that the risk of heart complications for boys aged 12-15 following the vaccine was 162.2 per million, which was the highest out of all the groups they looked at. … The second highest rate was among boys aged 16-17 (94.0 per million) followed by girls aged 16-17 (13.4 per million) and girls aged 12-15 (13.0 per million). Meanwhile, the risk of a healthy boy needing hospital treatment owing to Covid-19 in the next 120 days is 26.7 per million. This means the risk they face from heart complications is 6.1 times higher than that of hospitalisation. [The Telegraph]
The Globalist American Empire has gone from demonizing “toxic masculinity” to forcibly injecting potentially toxic Covid vaccines into the veins of otherwise young, healthy boys who face little risk from Covid. The American regime’s hostility to “masculinity’ is without question one of its most evil and destructive features. It is unsurprising, if sad, that the past 18 months of Covid tyranny has opened up an entirely new front in this proverbial “war on boys.”
On account of the research cited above and other scientific considerations, Britain’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recently recommended that youth vaccinations be limited to 12 to 15-year-olds suffering from severe conditions that put them at elevated risk. This is of course immaterial to Britain’s Covid tyrants, who according to the Telegraph piece above, “are understood to be keen to give the children’s vaccine roll out the green light.” Like clockwork, the UK government is recruiting thousands of vaccination specialists to fan out across the nation’s schools.
As Britain goes, so goes the United States. The Los Angeles Unified School District recently announced a sweeping vaccine mandate: all children 12 and older must be vaccinated by January, or they will be barred from the city’s schools.
L.A. schools Interim Supt. Megan K. Reilly said the student mandate was the next logical step to keep children, staff and community members safer from a COVID-19 pandemic that still poses significant risks.
“We’ve always approached safety with a multilayered approach: masks, air filtration and coronavirus screening,” Reilly told The Times. “But we are seeing without a doubt that the vaccines are one of the clearest pathways to protecting individuals from getting severe sickness as well as for mitigating transmission of the COVID virus. It is one of the best preventive measures that we have at our disposal to create a safe environment at schools.” [LA Times]
Everything in Superintendent Reilly’s statement is a lie. There is no need to “create” a safe environment at schools. Schools are already safe from Covid and they always have been. What Reilly is doing is not “protecting” individuals from severe illness. Severe coronavirus cases for teen boys healthy enough to attend a typical public school classroom are virtually non-existent. The Covid threat is so negligible that, as shown above, teen boys are six times more likely to experience heart problems with the vaccine than they are to be hospitalized for Covid.
LAUSD, and the many districts that will soon copy it, are not acting in the interests of teenaged boys. Quite the contrary, school authorities are perfectly content to sacrifice the best interests of boys for the sake of a political agenda and to both fuel and justify the unending, limitless hysteria over Covid-19.
In many ways, the unnecessary, costly, ridiculous war against Covid-19 has doubled as a war on boys and young men.
Men, for instance, are more than two-thirds of all drug overdose deaths, and COVID lockdowns sent those overdoses soaring to their highest level ever.
Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday.
That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase.
“This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends.
The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added. [AP]
Data from the U.K., meanwhile, shows that sticking students at home and forcing them to “learn” via Zoom call was far more damaging to boys’ academic progress than to girls’.
This is not to say that girls are getting through Covid unharmed, of course. Modern American life is already deeply harmful to young women’s psychological well-being, and Covid has been positively cataclysmic.
The CDC says emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts by boys rose 3.7 percent — but jumped nearly 51 percent for girls. In Tampa Bay, BayCare Health Systems said four out of five of its emergency psychiatric patients this past winter were teen girls.
BayCare said pediatric patients making psychiatric emergency room visits to its 15 Florida hospitals jumped 31 percent in the first five months of this year compared to the same period last year. Pediatric admissions increased by 26 percent.
”The increase has been noticeable and very sharp,” said Gail Ryder, vice president of BayCare Behavioral Health Services. [TampaBay.com]
Still, while all young people are doing badly from Covid’s ritual sacrifice of the young to protect the old, only boys are being effectively ordered to endanger their lives for the sake of the vaccine cult.
The Regime’s indifference and even hostility toward the flourishing of boys is only the outgrowth of a long-unfolding trend. For decades, American society has been waging war on the health and well-being of teenaged boys.
More than twenty years ago, writer Christina Hoff Sommers described “The War Against Boys” in a landmark essay for The Atlantic. In her essay and subsequent book, Sommers warned that a misguided, overaggressive feminism was causing young American men to fall further and further behind in American life:
Data from the U.S. Department of Education and from several recent university studies show that far from being shy and demoralized, today’s girls outshine boys. They get better grades. They have higher educational aspirations. They follow more-rigorous academic programs and participate in advanced-placement classes at higher rates. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, slightly more girls than boys enroll in high-level math and science courses. Girls, allegedly timorous and lacking in confidence, now outnumber boys in student government, in honor societies, on school newspapers, and in debating clubs. Only in sports are boys ahead, and women’s groups are targeting the sports gap with a vengeance. Girls read more books. They outperform boys on tests for artistic and musical ability. More girls than boys study abroad. More join the Peace Corps. At the same time, more boys than girls are suspended from school. More are held back and more drop out. Boys are three times as likely to receive a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. More boys than girls are involved in crime, alcohol, and drugs. Girls attempt suicide more often than boys, but it is boys who more often succeed.
Even as evidence of men falling behind and women moving ahead piled up, Sommers observed that American society obsessively believed the opposite. Any holdout of male success was exploited as proof that the entire system was rigged for the patriarchy, and used to justify more preferences for women and more attacks on men.
A boy today, through no fault of his own, finds himself implicated in the social crime of shortchanging girls. Yet the allegedly silenced and neglected girl sitting next to him is likely to be the superior student. She is probably more articulate, more mature, more engaged, and more well-balanced. The boy may be aware that she is more likely to go on to college. He may believe that teachers prefer to be around girls and pay more attention to them. At the same time, he is uncomfortably aware that he is considered to be a member of the favored and dominant gender.
… Boys do not need to be rescued from their masculinity. But they are not getting the help they need. In the climate of disapproval in which boys now exist, programs designed to aid them have a very low priority.
The country didn’t listen to what Sommers said. For the next two decades, boys, particularly white boys, were the villains and punching bags of American academia. Now, 21 years later, all the students Sommers described have grown up and become the bedrock of the American labor force, and the situation has grown more dire, and more disturbing.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal profiled how men are increasingly opting out of college. Only near the end of the article does the Journal say what is rather obvious: That white men aren’t interested in college because colleges overtly hate them.
Young men get little help, in part, because schools are focused on encouraging historically underrepresented students. Jerlando Jackson, department chair, Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Education, said few campuses have been willing to spend limited funds on male underachievement that would also benefit white men, risking criticism for assisting those who have historically held the biggest educational advantages.
“As a country, we don’t have the tools yet to help white men who find themselves needing help,” Dr. Jackson said. “To be in a time when there are groups of white men that are falling through the cracks, it’s hard.”
Keith E. Smith, a mental-health counselor and men’s outreach coordinator at the University of Vermont, said that when he started working at the school in 2006 he found that men were much more likely to face consequences for the trouble they caused under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
In 2008, Mr. Smith proposed a men’s center to help male students succeed. The proposal drew criticism from women who asked, “Why would you give more resources to the most privileged group on campus,” he said.
Funding wasn’t appropriated, he said, and the center was never built. [WSJ]
Of course, just like with any other group, it’s not that men, or white men specifically, should be receiving special preferences and set-asides. But the cause of boys’ relative decline is obvious: For years, the Globalist American Empire has targeted men and boys for all of society’s blame and hatred. If a problem specifically afflicts young white men, our corrupt ruling class in effect won’t consider it a problem at all. If anything, setbacks for men are cause for celebration.
For years, young men in America have faced discrimination in hiring for many jobs. In any academic discipline they enjoy, from computer science to chemical engineering, it is a top priority that fewer men go into the field, and more women take their place.
Even as they drop out of school, overdose on drugs, suffer a decline in life expectancy, and commit suicide, one of the few places men still thrive in America is at entrepreneurship and innovation. So of course, that’s being stamped out right now too.
In a move that continues California’s push for increased diversity on corporate boards, Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2020 signed into law a bill that requires publicly held companies headquartered in the state to include board members from underrepresented communities. The action follows passage of a similar law in 2018 mandating that public companies headquartered in the state have at least one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019 (SB 826), with further future increases required depending on board size.
… Companies that do not comply with the new law, AB 979, will face similar penalties as those noncompliant with SB 826, the gender diversity law: fines in the six figures, in addition to ramifications to their brand and reputation. [Harvard]
Nasdaq jumped on this latest trend recently.
The Nasdaq stock exchange this month received approval for new rules that encourage companies to appoint more diverse boards of directors. Companies listed on the U.S. exchange will be required to have two diverse directors: one who identifies as female and one who identifies as a racial or ethnic minority or as LGBTQ+. If it doesn’t meet that benchmark, a company will have to publicly disclose why not. [Geekwire]
This long-lasting socioeconomic attack on boys has branched out in increasingly warped and disturbing directions. Last year in Los Angeles, the same city that is making boys take an unneeded vaccine that may damage their hearts, a doctor ordered a boy with behavior issues to literally take female hormones in order to “fix” him:
A 16-year-old boy being held at a Los Angeles County juvenile hall developed enlarged breasts after he was prescribed estrogen to treat a behavioral disorder, a move that baffled doctors who said the treatment defied medical logic, according to a lawsuit filed last month.
The teen, whose identity is being withheld because of his age, was diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, two days after he was arrested and housed at Eastlake Juvenile Hall in June 2019, the lawsuit said. Medical records reviewed by The Times show that the teen’s testosterone levels were “slightly high” when the doctor who diagnosed him prescribed daily doses of estrogen.
Estrogen regulates the development of female sexual characteristics and reproduction. Men produce the hormone at much lower levels.
After taking approximately 13 daily doses of the hormone, the teen was diagnosed with gynecomastia, defined as the enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in males whose estrogen level is too high, medical records show. [LA Times]
There are even disturbing signs that boys are being biologically ground into dust by forces we barely understand. In a little-discussed but deeply disturbing phenomenon, it appears that the plastics and chemicals which pervade our physical environment are causing mothers to give birth to boys who are, quite literally, less masculine than their fathers and grandfathers.
For example, if a woman is exposed to chemicals that block the action of androgens during the first trimester of pregnancy, this can affect the reproductive development of the male fetus in numerous ways. It can result in a shortening of the anogenital distance (AGD), the span from the anus to the base of the penis, which is significant because research has shown that a shorter AGD correlates with a smaller penis and, in the adult, a lower sperm count. In addition, prenatal disruption of the male hormonal system can result in reduced testosterone levels and increase the risk that a baby boy will have undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) or a particular type of malformed penis (hypospadias) at birth. And if a boy is born with these genital defects, he will have an increased risk of low sperm count and testicular cancer as an adult. [Scientific American]
As stated above, the most appalling thing of all is that the American regime doesn’t care. Men, masculine men, built America into the richest nation to ever exist in human history. Now, they appear to be dying out on a biological level, and one of America’s chief obsessions is still policing and stamping out “toxic masculinity.”
But none of this should be a surprise at all. The war on boys and the war on men is baked into the basic design of the current American system.
Even calling our political order The Nursery seems insufficient. Our feminine obsession with safety mixed with epic levels of ruling class incompetence and corruption might be better described as the political equivalent of Munchhausen’s by Proxy.
Is it any surprise that a country like this thinks absolutely nothing of pointlessly exposing teenage boys to risk from a vaccine that they do not need? Is it any surprise that the regime ruling this country asks young men to literally die for their leaders’ power fantasies, their narcissism, their inability to learn from failure?
And is it any surprise that a regime like this enjoys less legitimacy by the day, and is well on its way to possessing no legitimacy whatsoever?