Robert St. Estephe–Gonzo Historian–is dedicated to uncovering the forgotten past of marginalizing men. “Gonzo journalism” is characterized as tending “to favor style over fact to achieve accuracy.” Yet history – especially “social history” – is written by ideologues who distort and bury facts in order to achieve an agenda. “Gonzo” writing is seen as unorthodox and surprising. Yet, in the 21st century subjectivity, distortion and outright lying in non-fiction writing is the norm. Fraud is the new orthodoxy. Consequently, integrity is the new “transgressive.”
Welcome to the disruptive world of facts, the world of Gonzo History.
This post is dedicated to R. Tod Kelly of Daily Beast, Alyssa Pry, Alexia Valiente and Elizabeth Vargas, the Three Damsels of Men’s Rights Distress of ABC 20/20, the group of mainstream journalists who managed to miss the point of the Men’s Human Rights Movement in their frantic efforts to turn this major civil rights movement into a gossip and personality-obssessed festival of hit-piece hack journalism. — RSE
There is a problem. Here is my assessment of it: Its the “Herstory,” stupid.
That is my explanation of much of the messy unproductive argumentation I see between conformists indoctrinated in orthodox “social justice” dogma, interwoven with the propagandistic fake (cherry-picked, misinterpreted, gap-ridden, ideologically biased, “social constructionist theory”- dependent) historical narrative they have been subjected to since toddlerhood by their dumbed-down teachers, and later, by their officious utopianist professors.
The critiques of the Men’s Right Movement and AVfM produced by this collection of august personages and part-time interns suffer from a woeful lack of mastery of the ideas and facts germane to the subject they claim to wish to explore. Central to the knowledge-gap observed in their works is an absence of familiarity with plain old ideology-free factual history pertaining to the relationship between the sexes preceding the 1960s. The authors might have, if they were more inclined to do broad research, to examine the texts selected by Mr. Elam for special attention in the Mission Statement. There is a short list and a long list. It could not have been made easier. But the journalists missed the scoop. Ranking number 2 on the long list of fundamental reference reads is this humble Gonzo author’s own effort entitled “Setting the Record Straight,” an essay designed specifically to undermine a copious number of historical falsehoods and to introduce quite a few large facts that somehow our educational overlords forgot to tell any of their students about. The article is long, but there is a lot of bang for the buck there: its a last-minute-before-the exam crammer’s dream come true. It ought to have been read and digested by our critics before, not after, publishing their celebrity-gossip style screeds. But that’s life in the age of mainstream university-produced journalistic flabbiness. They might have learned that the Men’s Rights Movement has been in existence scores of decades preceding the Great Age when Joan Baez warbled folk songs in barefoot for big bucks — and rich-kid Bill Ayers, the infamous Weather Underground advocate of social justice, planted bombs and cohabited with Charles Manson’s biggest fan while dreaming of establishing death camps for tens of millions of American “reactionaries.”
Perhaps these folks will note the present post and try to get all caught up on their knowledge pre-1960s happenings. One might hope so.
In any case, this post you’re looking at right now is dedicated, with full ceremony and honors, to that fearsome foursome, — hook, line and sinker. Its their big shiny prize: a sort of “participation prize,” if you will.
The following text reproduces an article published in 1922 that explores a question that had in the early 20th century been very much discussed for many years in the United States: “Why do juries keep allowing women to get away with murder over and over again?” It is recommended that the reader take a look at another 1922 item on the same subject offered on AVfM, but with a different treatment: “Woman’s Right to Kill.” The article quotes the most prominent female judge of her time, Florence Allen and celebrity lawyer Clarence Darrow, defender of guilty-as-hell murderers and murderesses (such as Leopold and Loeb and Mrs. Emma Simpson). Contrary to what we are led to believe, female judges of the 1920s were proud of their merit as equals in the art of law and were equally condemnatory of the excesses of women who practices the excesses of long-standing privilege. Indeed Chicago lawyer Agnes McHugh (featured in a post on AVfM) was, in 1917, one of the most eloquent opponents of misandry. Yes! there were indeed female lawyers in practice way back then before the marxist-feminist stampede of the post-Redstockings Manifesto era.
The 1922 discussion, “Why Do Juries Acquit Women,” is in the form of three interviews with some of the leading experts on criminal behavior in the United States of their day. Though the term misandry does not appear the related term “chivalry” does. And despite the claims of present-day gender ideologues, it is female privilege and the principle of male disposability that comes to be the explanation for woman’s de facto right to kill, not the idea that their wantonness, cynicism and unaccountability is the product of brutal patriarchal oppression.
The forgotten words of these authorities — Cleveland Judge Florence Allen, Chicago lawyer Clarence Darrow and Los Angeles Prosecutor Thomas Lee Woolwine — are more than worthy of the close attention of today’s witnesses of the “gender wars”: especially those witnesses who wish to publicly speak about it from prominent pulpits.
FULL TEXT: Why is it almost impossible to get convictions of women in murder cases?
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[NEA, “Why Do Juries Acquit Women – Judge, Prosecutor and Defender Tell Reason,” syndicated (NEA), Freeport Journal-Standard (Il.), Nov. 25, 1922, p. 7]
NOTE: The 20/20 TV report on the Men’s Rights Movement by Elizabeth Vargas, “Marriage ‘Unsafe’ for Men, Says Men’s Rights Activist,” was scheduled to air October 18, 2013, but it was pulled. It is not presently known whether it will be broadcast. An excerpt featuring a brief dialog between AVfM publisher Paul Elam and Elizabeth Vargas is at this date still available for viewing. It shows Vargas in a disapproving school marm mode as she officiously interrogates the man whose activism she so sternly condemns.