Brute strength must be backed with clear moral purpose.
Readership: Men; Single Men;
Theme: Faux-Masculine Archetypes
Length: 1,000 words
Reading Time: 3.5 minutes
Here’s one last faux-masculine archetype for this month, The Abusive Criminal / Thug (C/T).
Descriptions of The Abusive Criminal / Thug
“A thug is a person in rough conditions who is oppressed and is trying to survive, trying to come up without dying.Mopreme Shakur
The Other McCain has a considerable repository of C/Ts which I will leave to the reader to review.
- The Other McCain: VIDEO: Canadian Blogger Assaulted by Anti-Israel Union Thug at Protest (2010-5-30)
- The Other McCain: Mike Capuano: Thug 4 Life (2011-2-23)
- The Other McCain: Meet ‘Tony’; Senator Reid’s Occasional 6’2″, 225lb, Taciturn ‘Exercise Instructor’ (2015-1-10)
- The Other McCain: ‘Austere Religious Scholar’ (2019-10-28)
- The Other McCain: ‘Cosmic Justice’ in New York City (2019-12-31)
- The Other McCain: Aspiring Rapper Update (2021-9-25)
- The Other McCain: Fugitive Murder Suspect Caught; Woman Who Helped Him Escape Shoots Herself (2022-5-9)
The articles listed above were used to glean the characteristics given in the next section.
Characteristics of the Criminal / Thug Archetype
The common stereotypical traits of the C/T are…
- Lower intelligence on the average.
- Goals are immediate or short term.
- Generally low in Conscientiousness.
- A low level of restraint and self-control.
- Self-image is based on a prideful sense of autonomy.
- Motivated by deep insecurities, fear, panic, and dread.
- Often rely on coercion, intimidation, and outright terrorism.
- Grew up without a strong father figure or other male mentor.
- Lacks a clear moral purpose to guide and reinforce his actions.
- True misogynists, but frequently get away with it. (See below.)
- A heavy reliance on brute strength to accomplish short term goals.
- Usually subscribe to a Power vs. Fear ethical paradigm (i.e. a gangster mentality).
- Fail to think things through to the inevitable consequences and long term outcome.
- Purposes are based on self-centered illusions within an alternate paradigm of reality.
- Sexually promiscuous, afforded by the large number of women attracted to this type. (See below.)
- Usually subscribes to leftist / liberal ideologies, but many examples can be found among the far right.
- They have a low interest in religion and are usually atheists or agnostics, but there are a few examples of radical religionists.
- Stereotypical indicators include having a multitude of large tattoos, brandishing pistols, smoking weed, flashing or wearing gang symbols, etc.
Thugs appear to be aggressive, strong, and tough, but deep inside, they are confused, cowardly, dishonest, fearful reactionaries who lack the conviction, sincerity, and courage to protect the values they hypocritically claim to support. Thus, they rely on brute force, fear tactics, and intimidation to enforce their will on others.
It’s well known that men who fit the C/T archetype have poor or absent father figures, and this fact is often used to further denigrate men in general. However, focusing on the poor character or absence of a father tends to displace the public’s attention to the primary parental influence over these types — their mothers. Mothers of C/Ts are, more often than not, angry, contentious, moody, overbearing harridans — or worse, substance or sex addicts, Bipolar, Narcissistic, and so on. Has it never occurred to anyone that this may very well be one of the main reasons why the father didn’t stick around to raise the son?
The Popularity of the Thug Image among Blacks
The American black community associates the C/T with masculinity. There exists a common impression, even among blacks themselves, that black masculinity is all about territorial gang activities, street brawls, drug sprees, and sexual promiscuity with oversexed hoes. Black men who reject or refrain from these behaviors are seen by other black men as lesser men, “acting white”, or “Oreos”. For example, the gangsta rappers used to make fun of Will Smith for making “rap for white people” because he didn’t rap about murdering people, his genitals, or pimping his ho’s.
Elspeth noted that men like this are aggravating and perpetuating the institutionalized racism which has undermined the black community since the Great Society reforms of the 1960s, which IMO is the modern whitewashed and governmentally bureaucratized version of the K K K.
“Sadly, most of the “You’re acting white!” people are too stupid to recognize they’re denigrating themselves.”
Case Study — Kyle Rittenhouse, the Anti-Thug
To further our understanding of the Abusive Criminal / Thug, here I’ll present the diametric opposite archetype.
Kyle Rittenhouse is the Anti-Thug. He has the aggressive killer hallmark of a thug, but he also has had a clear moral purpose — and best of all, he’s a babyfaced kid with a cheesy smile and a slice of killer in his eyes. He’s the full epic hero of his generation!
Feral Wimmin have Intense Tingles for some Criminals and Thugs
Chateau Heartiste (CH) has the most poignant low down on how wimmin are attracted to Criminals and Thugs. I will leave it to the reader to relish these old classics from Roissy. There may be others I missed.
- CH: A Woman Explains Why Chicks Dig Jerks (2010-9-23)
- CH: Chicks Dig Jerks: Science Edition (2011-3-23)
- CH: “I have a police record. What do I tell girls?” (2012-1-17)
- The Rational Male: Vestiges (2013-2-5)
- CNN: Pregnant federal guard accused of having sex with N.Y. cop killer (2013-2-6)
- CH: The Wickedest Links (2013-4-23)
- CH: Chicks Dig Jerks: When Quantity Is Its Own Quality Edition (2013-4-25)
- CH: Chicks Digging Jerks Goes Mainstream(ish) (2013-7-15)
- CH: Chicks Dig Psychotic Killers (2013-11-21)
- CH: The Female Preference For Badboys, Quantified (2013-11-22)
- CH: Study: Civilized Chicks Dig Jerks (2014-6-24)
- CH: Google Gal Gaga For Gangstas (2017-9-13)
- CH: The Number One Sign That A Woman Is Deeply In Love With You (2018-12-24)
This archetype is a unique form of masculinity because it captures a ressentiment of moral and ethical values. Authority and Respect are truly earned, not through traditionally moral behaviors and service to ones community, but through Strength, domination, and the Law of the Jungle. As such, the weakness of this archetype is in Honor and Purpose. Even so, this type earns the second highest masculinity rating of all those I’ve covered this month (behind the Extroverted Armchair Philosopher). However, it should be duly noted that this only occurs within an alternate Power vs. Fear ethical system.
Average Score: 6
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