“I’m just saying that MOST women would be a lot happier if men would simply do their goddam job, which, allegorically speaking, is mostly just making sure the trains run on time.”
- Michael Maciel
What is the role of a man? What is his job?
In his “Loyalty Matrix“, Justin Garcia- entrepreneur, MMA instructor, and advocate for reawakening true masculinity among men- describes how if we break down a group into its most basic, fundamental roles, we have three basic functional roles that must be filled. If we look at the simple society or “tribe” we can easily see this paradigm. This becomes a bit more difficult as the society becomes more complex and moves towards specialization and commerce. However, if we really break it down to essentials, these three archetypal roles remain the essential pillars of any society.
First, we have the Nurturer, who is traditionally charged with all things that would be associated with such a title. This was the traditional the role of most women within the tribe, because Nature designed them to be better at it on average, although there are men that can and do naturally take on the role, albeit to a lesser degree. According to the Loyalty Matrix, it is the Nurturer who is charged with the procreation of the tribe; that is making sure that the tribe continues to grow and thrive in all ways.
Next, we have the Warrior, who is charged with the survival component of the tribe. Ensuring survival at its most fundamental aspect means protecting the tribe from predators and invaders. However, this also can extend to the building of any sort of physical or societal constructs that allow the tribe to survive and prosper.
This was the traditional role of most men within the tribe, again, because Nature designed them to be better at it on average. Of course, there can be and certainly has been female warriors, but again, like the Nurturer for women, men are on average better suited for the Warrior role. The primary function of the Warrior was and is to keep the women and children alive so that the tribe’s legacy can carry on. This means not just protecting but providing.
That was the initial purpose of what became “patriarchy”, which has its origins in the post-flood disaster epoch where the old civilization had broken down, creating a nightmare scenario of nomadic marauding hordes fighting for resources in what was an essentially post-apocalyptic world. When the veneer of civilization breaks down and/or danger to the group is imminent, the protector class; the warriors; will rise to dominance at the behest of the tribe, as they are best at the physical violence needed to keep the tribe alive.
Lastly, we have the Shaman. The Shaman is the one who is charged with facilitating and maintaining the rituals that give the tribe its identity and purpose. If the tribe does not have a sort of collective identity and “mission”, it will not remain a functioning tribe for long. Unlike the Nurturer and the Warrior, there is no “better-suited” gender for the Shaman, who could be just as easily be either male or female.
The Shaman or Priest is a special type of person in and of themselves, who is in a sense, able to transcend gender in many ways as far as his/her capacity for embodying the Masculine and Feminine Principles and roles. In fact, in many Native American tribes, the Shaman was seen as someone who was, in a sense, “trans-gendered“. However, this true transgenderism should not be confused with the sort of neurotic attention-seeking gender dysphoria that is being labelled as transgenderism today.
Now, it is true that the power of the protector class was abused by what became a degenerate aristocracy that was once a part of the warrior class. And it is also true that this power was abused by what became degenerate priests and shamans, and the merchant class that aligned with them. It was the combination of degenerate priests, aristocrats and merchants who spread a religious doctrine of patriarchal dominance into Europe and what became the Western world (it had already been present in the Asiatic portion of Eurasia, as well as in Africa, for much, much longer).
However, this does not mean that men being aggressive, good at violence and all the other naturally occurring characteristics of men that are demonized in the media and the classroom today are “bad”, simply because these things have the potential to be abused. This notion is as ridiculous as stating that hammers are bad because they can be used to bash someone’s skull in. The problem lies, at least in part, with the fact that we have utilizing been an insufficient set of institutionalized belief systems to guide the powers of masculinity.
These corrosive belief systems have led us to the unfortunate state of affairs today, where we have a great deal of men that don’t give a damn about any of this. They don’t care about being good at being men, and they damn sure don’t care about being a “good man” outside of making sure that they are “the hero” in their own story. These men of modernity are disconnected from anything real, living in crowded isolation in this cosmopolitan bubble of illusions.
Many of the men of my generation feel rejected and dejected by a world that says being a man is pathology. So these men retreat into a world of complete self-indulgence because we have been given no other purpose but to squeeze as much pleasure and leisure (as opposed to genuine happiness and purpose) out of their existence as they can until their lives just sort of end like a forgettable movie that has no real plot line.
I agree that it is time for men to “do their goddam job”, which means they need to figure out what that is exactly. This means they need to find out what their true authentic strengths are. Are you a Warrior? Are you a Shaman? Or perhaps, you might even be a Nurturer? Whatever it may be, it cannot be denied that when we have a role; when we have a defined purpose; this becomes the doorway to a fulfilled and meaningful life.
Know your role. Find your purpose.
Namaste and God Bless.
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