24 Jun 2017

Michael Krieger's Response To The Common Question: What Can I Do To Help?

We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Over the years, many people have asked me, “what can I do to help?” and I never really had a good answer. After five years of consistent writing and thinking, I finally have something concrete to say, but it might not be what you expect. The answer is to work on yourself. Be a better person. It’s something I need to do, and it’s something all of us can strive for every day of our lives since every one of us is flawed.
It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, or what your individual circumstances are, we’re all presented with a variety of choices on a consistent basis. We are all constantly faced with the opportunity to be kind, apathetic or downright mean to someone else, and it doesn’t matter how small the gesture is, every single act is meaningful.

Interview: Swedish Fathers’ Rights Activist Joakim Ramstedt

We are an obedient people. 
Protesting is not our thing."
Joakim Ramstedt.
"Swedish feminism is like a crime syndicate, they have their wolf packs that hunt the net. ...vicious attacks for daring to criticise feminism openly."
Lucian Vâlsan: In Göteborg/Gothenbug I got to sit down in a friendly chat with Joakim Ramstedt - former fathers' rights activist turned journalist. In the interview we explored various sexual politics themes: feminist infiltration, feminist governance, false rape accusations, family courts, and so on - but we also got into topics like immigration, freedom of speech and the state of the Swedish press.

The Wikipedia Page On J4MB Justice 4 Men & Boys, Is Becoming More Misleading - Thanks Philip Cross

By Mike Buchanan, J4MB: Our thanks to Ken for pointing out that our Wikipedia entry is becoming ever more misleading over time. Gems include this, concerning our 2015 general election manifesto:

The section on sexual abuse concentrates on female offenders, and the issue of 85,000 rapes and 400,000 sexual assaults annually committed against women in the UK is avoided.
85,000 rapes ‘annually committed against women in the UK’? It’s a longstanding feminist lie. On p.36 of the manifesto you’ll find the government’s statistic for the number of men convicted of rape in British courts in 2013 = 980 
So, who can we credit with such misinformation on our Wikipedia entry? Life is too short to track down the author of every bit of nonsense, and at least you know what to expect from geniuses such as ‘The Vintage Feminist’, but a particularly keen ‘editor’ is Philip Cross, whoever he – or, more likely, she – is. (S)he made 16 changes on 21 June alone. The Revision History is here.

Financialized Economy

'Things to come’ in the financialized economy is on the agenda for Max and Stacy, and they also ask whether or not James Howard Kunstler is right in his prediction that 'the financialized economy is entering its moment of final catastrophic phase-change.' Max also interviews lawyer and filmmaker John Titus, of All the Plenary’s Men, about the not-so-secret and yet little-discussed Financial Stability Board authority over sovereign powers to regulate banks. Titus highlights the case of HSBC and the threat made by George Osborne to the Obama administration’s Department of Justice.

The Laci Green Video Bearing Thought He'd Never Make

The Laci Green video I thought I'd never make .. Regards, Bearing.

Artist Steve Sabella On The Liberation Of The Self

The Electronic Intifada: Palestinian artist Steve Sabella investigates his alienation from Jerusalem, the city of his birth.

Toxic Masculinity And Suicide

StudioBrule: Professor Fiamengo shows how CBC misrepresents research on male suicide and reports #FakeNews.

ICMI17: Dr Greg Canning - “The Gender Health Gap”

Greg Canning is a medical doctor specializing in skin cancers. He has a keen interest in the unique medical challenges faced by men and boys. He has written frequently on men’s issues for an assortment of Australian publications. Greg is also formerly the Australian News Director for avoiceformen.com international affiliates.