Episode 023 — Jack Donovan – Masculinity & Violence

by Admin on March 5, 2014

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Back from DARC Casey interviews Jack Donovan. Our apologies for being a little spotty the last few weeks with the Episodes and TWIG News segments, we are caught up and back on line after some computer and other technical difficulties. Thanks for your continued support and patience!!

 

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Interview

Jack Donovan’s Background

Jack Donovan moonlights as an advocate for the resurgence of tribalism and manly virtue.  He has contributed articles to Alternative RightThe SpearheadThe Hall of Manly ExcellenceCounter-CurrentsIn Mala Fideand Amerika.

Donovan has appeared on television and radio to discuss the topic of manhood, and in 2010 spoke to a group of students at a private high school about “Masculinity in the 21st Century.”

Jack Donovan is originally from rural Pennsylvania. He has lived and worked in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Violence is Golden Article. Well worth the read!

Handling the question of Masculinity (90% negative)

  • Anti-Violence are either ignorant, hypocritical, or lying.
  • End of the day the state is sponsored violence

 

The Way of Men

  • The Way of Men is The Way of The Gang
  • Manliness is easy to perceive, but hard to define
  • “Manliness” not necessarily good or moral
  • Masculinity is about what men want from each other
  • Based on characteristics vital for survival

 

Virtues of Masculinity

  • Strength – physical strength/ endurance
  • Courage – wiliness to take risk
  • Mastery – appreciation of excellence
  • Honor
    • Old fashioned type
    • “I have to hit you back or you will keep hitting me”
    • Loyalty

 

Responding to Reviews & Critics

  • “A Mad Max View of Manliness”
  • “Right Wing Propaganda!”
  • “Donovan’s take on masculinity is retroactive, fascistic and reactionary.”

 

Links:

www.jack-donovan.com

Jack’s Facebook

Buy/Download his book – The Way of Men

Look for Jack’s upcoming Book of Essays soon!

 

Jack’s Work:

Violence is Golden

Zombies, Alienation and President Hillary Clinton

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1 comments
Barchack
Barchack

The "break glass in case of emergency" comment was very relevant with the Army's recent tightening of tattoo policy, etc. This idea that we want warriors in wartime and parade troops in garrison is the entire problem. We need a military, and even civilian society, that encourages competition, honor, strength, competency, etc.

Instead we get the "everybody wins" game of musical chairs so no one gets offended.

This should be required listening for .mil and LEO recruiters. Great interview.

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