Skip to comments.The Great Douchebag Mystery
Posted on 04/11/2014 8:51:07 PM PDT by ClaytonP
Vice.com has a piece up titled How Sad Young Douchebags Took Over Modern Britain (H/T Captain Capitalism). In the piece the author struggles to identify why the culture of young men has changed in recent years:
But while it’s easy to scorn the banalityand the vanityof the modern British douchebag, they’re only products of their environment. An environment that has very little to offer them anymore, other than gym memberships, intentionally ripped clothes, alcohol, and creatine. The institutions that gave British men a sense of well-being have been ripped apart. Nobody trusts the police any more; nobody wants to join the army because no one believes in its wars; traditional industries have been decimated, and the only thing to replace them are stifling, mind-numbing positions in service and retail.
Because of this, British men have tried to reimagine masculinity, in a hyper-realized, childish, desperate way. A new kind of machismo, built on fake bravado and vanity. British men are looking up to faux-hawked, peacocking, rich maniacs like Mario Balotelli for inspiration, because they really have nowhere else to look.
There is probably a kernel of truth to his suspected causes, but there is a much more fundamental cause which he overlooks entirely; the decline of marriage. Sexual access to the most attractive women is a primary motivator for men. In just a few decades the UK has gone from a society where the best way for a man to get access to an attractive woman was via marriage (or at least signaling husband potential) to the modern hookup culture where douchebags rule.
You can see the full extent of the change in the data on marriage rates from Table A1 in the report Cohabitation and marriage in Britain since the 1970s. In the early 1980s over 70% of British women had married by age 25. By 2004-2007 only 23% of British women had married by the same age.
Men will always compete with each other for access to the most attractive women, but how they compete is determined by the culture and the choices of the women themselves. A young man in the UK who wants to have sex with the most attractive women has a very obvious rational choice, and that is to become the douchebag Britain’s young women crave. This is without even considering the hostility towards husbands and fathers in the family courts, churches, and the culture at large. British society is sending young men a very strong message:
Steddie Eddie need not apply, but douchebags are most welcome.
Don’t feed the animals image by Jim Champion
“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.”
Lifting weights and banging chicks was how we rolled in the 80s. Actually good to see some meat on the bones of the Brits. They always seemed small and girly to me except for the big blokes like Dorian Yates
It seems like every so often Britain needs to be fought over or for. Perhaps they just need a good bit of campaigning? It always seemed to do Flashman some good.
Purging Moslems and secularists would clear the engines for all of western Europe.
That Vice column what hilarious!
not to mention help the economy. lots more employment opportunities and less people living off others.
That would take doing something that cannot be done. The political climate will not allow it. You can’t even say it without being sacked. They begin at ...... pretty sure it ain’t Calais anymore.
The political climate will not allow it. You cant even say it without being sacked.
Today it cannot be done.
Is that from Clockwork Orange? I recognize it from somewhere.
YES! I probably owe you a beer, or a vellocet, or something else from the milk bar!
“Most notably, douchebags don’t have friendsthey have wingmen. And while the lad might have to be cajoled by those mates into approaching a girl after a few beers, the modern British douchebag already knows every line he’ll be using to snare his prey before he leaves the house for another evening of Monster cocktails and creatine. He has a far more cynical view of a night out. He’s in it for the posturing, the posing, and the pussy, and he’ll stalk the light-paneled dancefloors of the UK’s shittiest nightclubs until he’s proved it.”
I don’t know why, but that paragraph split my sides. I need to get out more.
I guess they’re having to bulk up because of all the Muzzies there.
Well there we have it, proof if any where needed, that Forty years of dumb fk Government policys and social engineering in schools by the rabid left really does work.
An entire nation reduced to a softheaded easy to control bunch of left leaning progressive Sheep.
(The conspirators involved would shock most on this forum)
No wonder my Grandparents used to become so upset after a trip to town.
(Winston Churchill speech brewing up, I’ll stop here)
“It seems to me that, in a kamikaze attempt to assert their masculinity, our young man of today has repackaged himself as an erection in a vest. A walking, preening monument to the British masculinity crisis, a sports-science Übermensch with an indecent-exposure charge to his name.”
Eviscerating denouncement of a culture gone to the weeds, to the shallow-end of things...
Mr. DoucheBag - (Your Favorite Martian music video)
They allowed them to take thier guns away, now there running around on the internet looking for bats for protection...sad
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