Being lectured by Josh Hawley about what it means to be a man seemed absurd, but I listened to the whole twenty-six minutes. He seems interested in making the “attack on men” the next in a long line of grievances. During his talk, Hawley files many other grievances under the “attack on men” heading. A very efficient little trick, I thought…
There was much to disagree with here, but one glaring area was Hawley’s proposal that saying our country is systemically racist makes someone less of a man. I think being honest about your country’s history is an example of accepting responsibility, a good characteristic in any citizen, including men.
From watching Hawley’s actions and listening to his words over the last couple of years, I think he lacks credibility on the subject of being a good man. I know some good men, and Hawley is not one.
At the end of his talk, he pulled in a bit of scripture with Isaiah 61:4. It seemed out of context, but it added the ring of religiosity, which was its purpose. Well played, Mr. Hawley, but so predictable….
God help us all if this is where our national representation is heading. Myself, I think this “man” belongs behind bars for treason for his part in encouraging the rioters on Jan 6 and any part he played in planning it.
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