You have got to love it.
After eight years of being instructed in every aspect of our lives by an almost exclusively revolting bunch of metrosexuals, pajama boys, and mom-jean wearing plouffes, the alpha male has returned – with a vengeance.
And in stereo – there’s the sweet-seeming tough guy, Mike Pence, who in said nice-guy pose completely annihilated Senator Tim Kaine, his opponent at the time, in their single Vice Presidential debate.
Then there’s the one and only Donald J. Trump. There truly is no one else like him, now, nor it seems, has there ever been. He is a true tough guy; perhaps the ultimate alpha male.
Take the recent liberal idiocy involving the play, the cast and audience, of ‘Hamilton,’ currently on Broadway in New York. The venue being Upper East Side Manhattan, they were all lefties, and when newly elected conservative VP elect had the temerity to set foot on their turf, with conservative children in tow, our progressive friends proceeded to make fools of themselves by booing, jeering and delivering sophomoric lectures. Vice President Elect Pence, class act that he always is, reacted to the verbal assault with elegant restraint, as he always does. When later questioned about it by the lib media, he said, “I’ll let others decide if that venue was the appropriate one,” further humiliating the idiots involved.
Then the I-don’t-fool-around tough guy entered the fray. President Elect Trump, through his favorite social media communication of choice, tweets, expressed ultimate alpha male displeasure by saying: “Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!”
Then by saying: “The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”
And then by saying: “Very rude and insulting of Hamilton cast member to treat our great future V.P. Mike Pence to a theater lecture. Couldn’t even memorize lines!”
You have got to love it.
A standard alpha male trait is, in fact, protecting and defending his peeps, and once again, Donald Trump comes through.
Even the gays in the new world order of alpha males coming to you in 2017 are tough guys – look at Milo Yiannopoulos, for example. Technically, he is a British subject, but he works for an American company, (Breitbart), and more specifically, he very much admires Trump and has championed him as our next President from the very beginning. During his rather tumultuous tenure in the limelight, Milo has endured in-your-face encounters from entire groups of hostile protestors and rioters; innumerable death threats; verbal and near physical assaults of all kinds worldwide and through it all has maintained his outrageous and quite wonderful sense of humor, along with his incredible debating skill. Milo is purposefully flamboyantly gay; in fact, he named his most recent excursion in international proselytizing his “Dangerous Faggot” tour. He most enjoys going to college campi where the lefties loathe him, and mixing it up, as it were.
As an example of Milo in practice, during the recent absurd attacks on Breitbart’s Steve Bannon as Trump’s new Presidential advisor, the lefties in the media kept repeating three outrageous (actually very funny) headlines on the political site Breitbart as prime examples of what a racist, sexist, homophone, etc., Bannon was. These headlines, Milo announced to all who would listen, that they were not Bannon’s, but his. The young and gorgeous (by his own accounting) (actually he is) new media superstar was quite miffed that he didn’t get all the credit for these barn busters: “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew”; “A Short List of Black Lives Matter’s Cop-Killing Heroes”; and “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy.”
Before the left took charge, we used to have a plethora of real men in this country; in fact, we seem to have specialized in them. George Washington, Andrew Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette (officially designated as an Honorary American, and buried in American soil, by his choice, in Paris) and so many other extraordinary men at the time of our Founding, were alpha males all. They, to a man, exhibited remarkable courage and strength, both in character and in action, in a time of life or death for them, and for the country they were working so diligently, and at such great peril, to found.
From their example, among other things, alpha males learned to make difficult decisions in accordance with common sense, and not popular thinking. For alpha males, it is a natural reaction to protect the young, the weak and the innocent, a category that used to include women. Alpha males regard their lives as secondary to their honor, and love other people and certain concepts more than they love themselves.
Alpha males learned to act in accordance to what they know is right, and what is wrong, and they have been known to give their lives for things they love, like nations and such. Alpha males are, in fact, indispensable in America, as can be observed, always with admiration and often awe, throughout our history.
For a nation who has desperately needed alpha males not only to continue to survive, but also to remain in place as the last best hope of mankind, to see their return to leadership roles is nothing short of magnificent.
These men can be found not only in our new leaders, but also among our fathers, our uncles, our brothers, our sons and our grandfathers.
These exceptional specimens of the male animal indeed fight for the things in which they believe, and possess the courage and steadfastness to stand up to any opposition, no matter how strong or how wrong, in fighting for what they know is right.
Alpha males hunt, and think that it is a good thing; they also understand the significance of and the freedom provided by the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Alpha males are competitive and can be fiercely so, and alpha males strive to excel, in fact demand excellence in themselves in everything they do. Alpha males command, and they also follow orders, as they understand a necessary chain of command. Alpha males can be fearless, and, as a genre, display this both intellectually and physically.
Alpha males don’t indulge in ‘sensitivity training,’ nor do they go to shrinks. These men don’t reveal everything about themselves early or easily, if ever, and they don’t feel that reticence about oneself is a character flaw. They actually don’t think in terms of character flaws. Alpha males don’t get depressed, or if they do they don’t let anyone know, nor do they use behavior modification drugs, most likely never having heard of them, because they figure things out, no matter how daunting, and do whatever it takes.
Alpha males reject bureaucratic orders in general; for example, to refrain from eating ‘transfat;’ as they most likely don’t even know what it is, but they would probably love it if they ate it. Alpha males make decisions by, for and based on their own learned judgment and their moral and intellectual foundations, and the only input they allow in this process is the people and the things, (like their country), about which they care.
They make no attempt to get in touch with their feminine side, as they probably didn’t know they had one, (if informed that they did, would most likely recoil in horror), and yet have the strength of character to be the gentlest of men with those they love.
No matter how prodigious the efforts have been to teach American youth that manliness is not a good thing, the true American spirit has superseded this fallacy in our young men, and the genre has survived. The resilience of alpha males can be observed not only in their performance in battle, and in leadership, through the Centuries, but in their determination to survive in the face of relentless political correctness of the last 60 years. This last has proved to be one of their most difficult battles, and one that just might have been won with the election to the Presidency of the ultimate politically incorrect alpha male.
Perhaps the greatest thing about alpha males is that we can put our faith in them, and for a while there was very little remaining in America in which we could put our faith. When we know that alpha males are at the forefront, we can stop being terrified at the relentless destruction of our nation; we can stop being angry and frustrated while the left marched ahead with their agenda against the consent of the governed; and we can stem our agony as we watched helplessly while our great civilization disintegrated.
We can now remember what it was like to, truly, have hope.
Susan Smith brings an international perspective to her writing by having lived primarily in western Europe, mainly in Paris, France, and the U.S., primarily in Washington, D.C. She authored a weekly column for Human Events on politics with historical aspects. She also served as the Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism, and Special Assistant to the first Ambassador of Afghanistan following the initial fall of the Taliban. Ms. Smith is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and Georgetown University, as well as the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France, where she obtained her French language certification. Ms. Smith now makes her home in McLean, Va.