Femininity has seeped its way into the fabric of American society. Everything that was once unapologetically manly now has feminine pixie dust all over it. Hip-Hop was once an arena predicated on skill, bravado, toughness and a hustler ambition, whether it be man or woman. Nowadays, Hip-Hop’s heavy-hitters are mostly big booty, colorful weave-wearing women who are all carbon copies of one another. The majority of the men who stand out have an aura of femininity about them. Politics has become increasingly feminal. Many of the male constituents of the Bernie Brigade or supporters of a basic income system who want to rely on a higher entity to help pay their way is a trait usually reserved for women. Emotion, another womanly trait, has men afraid of a virus that has a roughly 99.6% survival rate. NBA players whine and virtue signal from their lush mansions, instead of putting their money together to create platforms for the “oppressed” Blacks (they are all millionaires after all). Manliness is slowly going the way of the iPod.
There is hope! American football has not completely fallen to the whims of feminism. Sure, Kaepernick’s misguided influence still hovers over the sport, but all hope is not lost yet. A few brave souls are fighting back. One of them is Steelers linebacker Stephon Tuitt. A product of Monroe Area High School in Georgia, a former five-star recruit and Notre Dame All-American, Tuitt is a man who does not tweet often. When he decides to, it is of substance and value. Scroll down his Twitter page and you will find tweets congratulating teammates, celebrating his family, praising healthcare workers and other motivational gems. You will also find this:
He will most definitely get hit with some backlash. According to the doctrine produced by the Lunacy Left, a Black man in 2020 is not allowed to be pro-America. However, this is the ultimate sign of masculinity. Tuitt is willing to stand on his own island, disregarding the anti-American indoctrination and not residing in Friedrich Nietzsche’s fictional town of Motley Cow. His tweet embodies what America is all about. There are not too many nations where an immigrant woman can teach herself a highly-sought-after skill, build a new life for herself and pave the way for her family. Thanks to his grandmother and Tuitt himself, his family is in a great space financially. He is man enough to say it.
“Iron” Mike Ditka, who was an NFL champion as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach, is as tough and manly of a human being as possible. Sometimes, to his own detriment. He once advocated for the return of leather helmets. In a recent interview with TMZ promoting the new X League, a woman’s tackling football league to which he is the chairman of, he stated his stance on kneeling for the National Anthem:
"If you can't respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That's the way I feel. Of course, I'm old fashioned, so I'm only going to say what I feel."
Ditka has never been bashful about speaking his mind. He has never tried to cater to a certain niche of society or pander to his followers. He is who he is, take it or leave it. Again, this is masculinity at work. Caring about another man’s opinion, especially if that man is no better than him, has never been in “Iron” Mike’s DNA. Standing upon a solid foundation of principles and morals is manly and a trait that women secretly admire. Believe it or not, women do not want to be put on a pedestal all the time. Ditka has had his moments of malcontent. Giving the middle finger to a group of NFL fans is not model behavior. Despite the pitfalls of American masculinity, it is what has helped build this country and pushed mankind forward.
Drew Brees tried to stick to his guns, but he caved under the scrutiny. Hopefully, Tuitt and Ditka do not suffer the same fate. There is nothing wrong with being a man. There is nothing wrong with being a proud American.