When I first turned 30, I knew I was entering a decade of high expectations.
Sure, I knew it was a milestone age, and I had accomplished most of what I set out to do — except find love.
Mark Webster is an old school Australian who is dismayed by political correctness, the state of the modern woman and the decline of his once beautiful country.
He believes the collapse of the family unit is directly attributable to feminism and cultural Marxism.
My generation are the beautiful ones,” he sighs, referring to a 1960s experiment on mice that supposedly predicted a grim future for the human race. Never before in history have relations between the sexes been so fraught with anxiety, animosity and misunderstanding.
After overpopulation ran out of control, the female mice in John Calhoun’s “mouse universe” experiment stopped breeding, and the male mice withdrew from the company of others entirely, eating, sleeping, feeding and grooming themselves but doing little else. To radical feminists, who have been the driving force behind many tectonic societal shifts in recent decades, that’s a sign of success: they want to tear down the institutions and power structures that underpin society, never mind the fall-out. But, for the rest of us, the sight of society breaking down, and ordinary men and women being driven into separate but equal misery, thanks to a small but highly organised group of agitators, is distressing.
Women have given up on monogamy, which makes them uninteresting to us for any serious relationship or raising a family. Even if we take the risk, chances are the kids won’t be ours. In the US, they force-feed boys Ritalin like Skittles to shut them up.Things are further complicated when I find out that his bedroom in Bratislava is a dedicated shrine to me, with hundreds of photographs that I never even knew were snapped.I’ll contend that ending that particular relationship is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, because you really don’t know what kind of a man you’re dealing with, until you see the way they treat someone they consider their non-equal, or when you are made to deal with their neurotic obsession, not with who you are as a human being, but of the way you look.“Nobody in my generation believes they’re going to get a meaningful retirement.We have a third or a quarter of the wealth previous generations had, and everyone’s fleeing to higher education to stave off unemployment and poverty because there are no jobs.Flash forward some several years, and I’m in college, about to embark on the longest relationship that I have had to date.The man in question is a spoilt Slovakian jerk, and this is revealed in a horrifying manner to me, when a mutual friend is sent to hospital because of the violence on the football field thanks to my dear beau.How many of the hours spent gazing at a screen is simply wasted time a man could dedicate to improving himself and enjoying life?Sadly, more often than not, many of us take the easy option – the online option – rather than taking the more challenging, meaningful and fulfilling path.In other words, compassion, in my mind, was inseparable from love.Furthermore, through the writing of the piece, what struck me more was that it was the love of money that would have made the story move forward, but with an “A” under my belt, I chose not to to think about this assignment until fairly recently, where I began to ponder about this early observation about equalling love with compassion, and the absolute necessity of doing thus.