Power equates to manhood and power is good. Manhood is good.(Read this in a TC article somewhere.) Being the master of our environments is good. Being the master of your own mind is even better, but I regress.
What men want is a world of order. A world defined in our own images and the images of other men. A world that makes sense to us and is good to all. We want every person to be happy, healthy and fulfilled. Men want the best of things for everyone.
United States diplomatic history has been driven primarily by one thing. One absolutely controlling thing that no man or woman has any understanding about. It is the same thing that drove Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Sam Adams and McArthur. The very thing that drove man west of the Mississippi and to the moon. It drove Manifest Destiny and the Containment Policy. A product of the good Lord himself.
Testosterone. Yep good old T-levels have ruled our diplomatic decisions for as long as man has been around. T-levels make man strong. They build muscle and drive action. Tackling a wild boar or fighting off a cougar is hard to do without it. Being assertive, aggressive, and manipulative is easier with it. Herein lies the rub. Men need testosterone to be strong hunter gathers, to be protectors and explorers. Yet it clouds our decisions of relative matters. Matters of consequence. Matters of reason.
I try to make an effort to understand the feelings of people in my life. Not so much the thought process or the ordering of priorities but the underlying drivers in decisions that they make and I can?t help but see T-levels drive men. Bigger, better, faster, meaner, tougher, that is who we are. We are who we are. We drive hard because we must. We conquer because we can.
Thank God for women.