David French preaches a secular version of the standard Churchian “Only Real Man in the Room” sermon:
In Trump, feminists have a true cultural bogeyman, and he is actually dangerous. Trump is commandeering the debate over masculinity and providing the cultural Left with a lifetime’s worth of dissertations, think pieces, and television tropes on the evils of “manhood.” And Trump will have helped define their terms.
He has brought out of the woodwork a bloc of people who apparently believe that the answer to political correctness isn’t truth and virtue but rather becoming what the other side most hates. If the other side polices language, then the answer is vulgarity. If the other side embraces diversity, then the answer is flirtation with white nationalism and white-identity politics. If the other side tries to cast men as dangerous, sex-obsessed bullies, well then hoist the middle finger, glory in Trump’s apparent sexual and financial success, and relish the whining of feminists and “betas” everywhere.
Trump’s masculinity is a cheap counterfeit of the masculinity that’s truly threatening to the cultural Left: man not as predator but as protector, the “sheepdog” of American Sniper fame. This is the brave man, the selfless man who channels his aggression and sense of adventure into building a nation, an economy, and — yes — a family. This is the man who kicks down doors in Fallujah or gathers a makeshift militia to rush hijackers in the skies above Pennsylvania. Or, to choose a more mundane — though no less important — example: This is the man who packs up the household to take a chance on a new job, models strength for his family when life turns hard, teaches his son to stand against bullies on the playground, and lives at all times with dignity and honor.
The masculinity that threatens the Left is the masculinity that embraces the manly virtues while minimizing the traditional manly vices.
It’s more than a little amusing to read this in light of the knowledge that David French is a virtue-signaling cuckservative with the standard African accessory. He has read Heartiste, but he has not understood the first thing about Game; this is little more than an evangelical-flavored BETA whining about an ALPHA and attempting to redefine what winning “really” is.
There is no such thing as “counterfeit” masculinity, there are only the different socio-sexual expressions of it. Trump’s masculinity is Alpha and confrontational. He is a leader. He fights. French, on the other hand is a Delta, and so, unsurprisingly, he values service and selflessness and being a team player. And he is absolutely and utterly wrong about what threatens the Left; the Left will use Deltas, chew them up, and spit them out, as Deltas are naturally inclined to obey anyone with a mantle of authority, even a stolen or false one, who gives them orders.
Just as conservatism has conserved nothing, French’s Delta protectionism has protected nothing; even his own family has been invaded by outsiders. He is a chihuahua that believes it is a sheepdog and thinks the real sheepdog is a wolf.
What genuinely threatens the Left are male leaders who are confrontational, who will never submit to them, and who have the ability to inspire other men to stand up to them as well. In other words, they fear Alphas who publicly stand against them. That is why the Left is having conniptions over Donald Trump and could not care less about anything David French thinks, says, or does.
Deltas always want to redefine leadership, winning, and Alpha as reliability. French’s little sermon reminds me of the Delta who wondered if there was such a thing as a “Stealth Alpha”, the IT guy to whom everyone turns when their computer doesn’t work. But the fact that people need you, rely upon you, and use you does not mean that they follow you, obey you, or even respect you… nor does it cause women to find you attractive.