Patriarchy and the Age of Information

Rick Knight (
Mon, 11 Aug 97 17:02:10 CST

Evmick (from somewhere mobile) wrote:

Referencing "Men and Marriage" by George Gilder, a not unrespected
writer, he indicates that no Matriarchial Society has been successful
due to terrorism by gangs of teenage boys...He cites present day
Ghetto Blacks as an example...among many examples...

The cause of this appears to be deeply rooted.

Rick responds:

"not unrespected"? Is that like respected or almost respected? <G>

So it's those nasty teenage boys (glad I had a girl...most of the
time) who are the impetus for all this eh? I can see where that holds
true in Inner City situations. But does not poverty factor in and
undermine matriarchal influence? Poverty tends to numb one to the
hardships of day-to-day living. That disempowerment of the women due
to poverty (particularly in regards to an ostensibly disempowered
cultural set due to racial inequality) could very well just open the
space for rampant teenage mayhem.

Are there any examples where survival issues aren't weighing heavily
on the scenario so that teenage boys don't just "revert to type" (now
THAT'S a generalization! Woo-doggie!)? Sorry, teenage boys tended to
make this former wimp's growing up life rather hellish at times <G>.

I was rather focused on the cultural set that emerges out of the
high-tech embracing adherents which, if they are clever and somber
enough, could end up being atop the cultural food chain as far as
available choices go. (Would that make Bill Gates the King of Beasts?)