The fate of Western civilization is in the hands of millennial men.
Nickolas Sinko describes the crises facing Western millennials today:
We have inherited a broken West. Communism is knocking on our door yet again, cultural Marxism has infiltrated the roots of our educational institutions, resentment for capitalism is growing, and the left has taken their post-modern identity politics to the extreme. The salt in the wound is that the only ones who can save the west, millennial men, have been emasculated by feminism and are lost in a crisis of identity.
He then goes on to offer 5 ways millennial men can get their act together and save the West. I thought it was a good list so I’d like to offer my own take on it as it might apply for Christian men.
Think if this as a checklist for making sure you’re not conforming to the world in our present times.
#1) Recognize that the West is still the best place to be a Christian
In spite of all the divisions and problems we’ve had in the church, there is no place on earth that gives so much dignity to human beings. Any individual is free to create the life he imagines. You are not bound by a caste system. The government doesn’t dictate how many children you can have or what you can and can’t do with your life. This freedom is a tremendous blessing for those who wish to follow God’s commandment to “be fruitful and multiply” and “subdue the earth.”
Let’s not squander that freedom by being seduced into believing such “West is evil” nonsense. Is it perfect? No. But where else would you rather live?
Recommended Resource: Voxiversity (when it finally comes out).
#2) Reject feminism
A woman wants to be with a man who is superior to her. A man ought to be smarter and stronger (both physically and emotionally) than his wife. Know that to reject your masculinity is a grievous sin that God puts on par with whoring, idolatry, adultery, and drunkenness… all of which are unworthy to inherit God’s Kingdom (1 Cor 6:9-10).
Recommended Resource: The Married Red Pill Reading List (Sidebar)
#3) Know the enemy
Today’s man has to be equipped to fight against the “Social Justice Warriors.” Expect the battle to get worse. Better prepare yourself now before you find yourself the victim of one of their attacks.
#4) Persuade others to embrace the truth
Not everyone is an SJW. Some people will believe the truth if presented effectively. Free speech is perhaps the greatest blessing given to us in the West. Let us not be fearful to both live and speak the truth. But we should also be shrewd. As Jesus instructed his disciples, we need to be as “innocent as doves” and “wise as serpents.”
- The Bible… especially The Apostles’ Letters (innocent as doves). I recommend this one and this one.
- Scott Adam’s Win Bigly (wise as serpents)
#5) Become Antifragile
We don’t know exactly what the future holds. But it’s a sure bet that institutions are going to crumble, companies will collapse, jobs will be lost. But this could be good news for you, if you’re set up to benefit from chaos and disruption. The leaders of the next generation will be the men who are most outcome independent. Anything less is just being a sissy.
Recommended Resource: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile
Whether you like it or not, the future of our children depends on whether or not us young men can get our balls back. So gird up your loins like a man! It’s going to be a wild ride.