If you always thought World War III would begin in the Middle East or on the Korean Peninsula, you’d be wrong. It has already started, right here in North America, and it’s a Civil War, with attackers on one side and victims on the other. It’s a War on Women, based on the notion some men have, that the female of the species owes them something, that each man is endowed by his Creator with the right to possess a woman who will love him, and him alone, never turning away from him once a bond has formed between them. If she does, if your wife says she wants a divorce, if your girlfriend wants to break up, or if the one you’re pursuing isn’t interested, well, that’s a blow to your manhood that cannot go unpunished.
It’s been going on forever, of course, but lately has taken a turn for the worse. There have been mass shootings at the hands of men who are unable to find women interested in them. There are high school students killing the girls who did nothing more than refuse to go out with them. Men and boys who might never have thought of such a thing have found inspiration in the easy-to-come-by news that other rejectees have taken their revenge with a gun—so why not me too? The theory of Unintended Consequences practically guaranteed this would happen once the Internet was created: so many great ideas out there to be shared—so many dangerous ideas as well, dangerous to the point of mass destruction, and that’s where we are.
Not many people had heard of incels (involuntary celibates) until the Toronto killings in April of this year. Now we know that the Internet is providing an easy way for angry, frustrated men to rant and urge each other on to violence against women. It’s what the Rwandan hatemongers did on the radio before the genocide of the 1990s. Now we’re facing a kind of gender-cide : “If I can’t have you no one will.”
What can be done about this? We can forbid hate speech and hire regulators to monitor it. No one should be allowed to urge others to kill. Beyond that, it falls to families, mothers and fathers, to teach their offspring from an early age that Life does not include an entitlement clause. It’s a sad reality that there are some people who will never find themselves in a relationship with the opposite sex–more than ever, in fact, when you consider the world as a whole. In China, India, Vietnam, and some other countries the ratio between males and females is way out of balance because of selective abortion of female fetuses. There are 30 million more males than females in China alone, and competition for a wife is tough. This is a recipe for disaster.
It also falls to schools to help with a solution. Every school should be teaching about healthy relationships, the realities of breakups, and how to handle those painful moments. The sexual urge is the driving force of our existence. We want a mate so badly that at certain times in our lives we can’t think of anything else. Take that urge, the immaturity of young men, lots of guns, a handy, unregulated social soapbox, and you’ve got something as explosive as nitroglycerin.