US The Land Of Boys

Heisman Trophy
via wsj.com

It is increasingly difficult to find a real man in this country and that is very much to the detriment of the whole of the country and the world as well. Now some of you might say just walk down the street of any city and you will see lots of men. In fact when I walk down the city streets what I see are not men, but grown boys. And that fact has hurt our stance in the world as well as hurting every aspect of American society as a whole. Boys are no longer raised to be men, they are coddled and pampered and spoiled and lavished upon from birth and it is double if they have some athletic talent or some fame.
Currently, there is lots of outrage being written about the Heisman winning quarterback from FSU getting pretty much a probable free pass on sexually assaulting a young lady in Tallahassee. Not only was he not investigated thoroughly, he was also rewarded with the Heisman. While yes, I do agree that the Heisman should be based on the athletic talent of the nominees, there should also be some standard of moral and ethical character to become nominees; a certain code of conduct of merit and above average academic standing in their institution. In Heisman’s day there were such standards, of course in his day we were still raising boys to be men. Wonder what Mr. Heisman would say about some of the nominees and worse some of the winners of the trophy that bears his name.
This behavior is not new and instead of becoming more victim fair and just, the justice system has actually become the opposite. Americans like to claim that we are the land of the free and that everyone is equal, yet in practice America is one of the least equal countries in the world. Especially in how the legal and justice system treats people.
American media slams Putin over ‘Pussy Riot’ and Egypt over the lack of investigating rapes of female journalists, with comments about their Western dress and manner bringing the assaults on. America also decries the ‘unjust and unfair’ treatment of girls and women under certain conservative Islamic governments. And while I do agree that the treatment of many groups of people in the world needs to be improved, starting with girls and women; America is not a glorified example of perfection in this instant.
Our schools tell girls they are only allowed to dress certain ways cause ‘boys will be boys’ and when our boys are being criminals we slam the victims with ‘why are you ruining their lives’ or ‘why are you being such a little bitch’. What needs to be said to the boys is ‘how dare you’ and then they need to be held accountable and punished for their actions.
It is time for boys to be raised to be men again. It is time for them to learn that they should have self-discipline, self-control, self-respect. Anytime that a boy is even accused of sexual misconduct or assault it should be asked why did you put yourself in a position to have this issue at all! And if they are guilty of the charges, then it needs to be determined if what they did to their victim was something that they would wish on their mother! And above all they need to be punished for their actions. Real and good men treat every girl the way they would want their sister treated and every woman the way they want their mothers treated. Boys, especially grown boys, do whatever they want and know that mommy (and some ‘fathers’ too) will fix whatever trouble they get into.

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