Such a scary topic, but don’t worry. This is just a metaphor, I am not going to discuss about human anatomy and the excision of male reproductive organ. That is just cruel.
Exactly because this is so cruel, usually you don’t do it by myself, but in some rare circumstances others do that to you like the fate of those blacks slaves in the old Arab world, or eunuch in the Forbidden Palace in Beijing in the old time. But why would someone want to do it on themselves? Are they crazy? do they hate themselves so much? Or simply they like to suffer in endless pain and shame for the rest of their life?
I am not talking about an individual being, I am referring to such act on behalf of one ethnic group, one country, one culture, and one civilization as an entity. The manhood of a country/culture/race entails the very essence of its existence, that is their identity, sense of belonging, pride of their history and tradition, and of course, belief and optimism in the past and the future of its identity. Those issues are therefore the unquestionable foundation that supports the unity and prosperity of one culture/country/etc. In one sentence, they are like the manhood to a man. Suppose a man imposes his will forcibly on other men and discarded those men that are out of shape or simply too weak to compete to survive in the mother nature. Then other strong men try to convince this man that what he did was not right and cruel. The man would ignore others if he out-competes everywhere. Or the man probably listens to the opinions and apologize and give some help to the poor guy he almost crushed. Or in the worst case the man gets punished by others in jail or fine. But that’s it. Should the man emasculate himself just to compensate his natural survival skills at the time?
Well, the Australians surely think that they could emasculate themselves to compensate to what their ancestors did to the Australian aborigines. Even an official apology is not enough, the Sydney officially declares arrival of British settlers ‘an invasion‘! So Australia was built on barbarism and cruel invasion that was established on “the ruins of one of most ancient civilization of the world” – the mighty Australian aborigines.
What’s wrong with that? Nothing, except everything? This is: to accept that most of the Australians, along with their invading colony cities like Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne are all bogus and invalid. It is officially self-declared that most of Australians are ruthless and despicable invaders and they do not belong to the holy aborigines land! Imagine a normal Australian kid (demographic majority) learns about the history of his country: “Australians are bad colonial bloodless murderers that invaded the civilized aborigines and took their land, you should be ashamed of being an Australian!” If this happens, I really don’t see the point of being an Australian and feeling proud of being an Australian. That kid would probably develop a sense of guilt that hates his own root so much and get so twisted and confused and either claimed he got aborigines blood (like the “native Americans” in the US) or … feel he is inferior in every way to those alcoholic “native””s kids, whose their “great civilized ancestors” did not even invent a ducking wheel before the Europeans arrived (some places like Tasmania they did not even invent FIRE!).
If this is not a self-emasculation, what is it? as much as I don’t approve mass killing of uncivilized people or people that are just simply stupid for modern civilization, I don’t think Australians could blame themselves so much and castrate themselves. To most people’s understanding, what’s past stays in the past, move on! As far as I concern, an official apology is well enough to serve the angry native mobs in the Northern Territory, who probably don’t really care about white people’s emasculation anyway. True that Australians did loads of bad things to the aborigines, some of them are rather unethical in nowadays moral standard. But as I said what’s past is past, and Australians have indeed already done a lot to revive and preserve the aboriginal community and their culture. One thing fair to say, look at the glory and prosperity of modern Australia, I dare to say Australia wouldn’t be so smooth now if those bad shits didn’t happen on this lost continent.
But why Australians nowadays are so self-twisted and got beef with himself because his past behavior, to the point that it announces to itself that it is invalid?
In human history it is common that there are always winners and losers. Clearly aborigines are inferior to their European counterparts and therefore submitted and institutionalized and assimilated by the latter. There are tons of such examples in the long river of human history. The whole America’s history. The Anglo-saxons invaded Britain and became dominant. The Magyar invaded central Europe probably raped and killed the local inhabitants (prob slavs, germans etc.) and established Hungary, Ottoman turks crushed the Byzantine empire and took over Anatolia and changed it to Turkey! I don’t see they are mind-twisting with their past and try to emasculate themselves. Even the Japanese and the Germans didn’t void its whole identity after their epic defeat from their fascist invasions in Europe and China!
But those NORMAL examples did not really explain why Australians emasculated itself, did it?
No it did not. My brain hurts when I am trying to use my empathy to look for answers on behalf of the Australians. In end end, I could only think of one thing that explains this twisted mindset – leftism
One similar case I could think of is the Cultural Revolution under the China Communist Part (CPC) in China during the 60/70s. Under extreme leftism, we Chinese basically destroyed our culture and tradition, a continuous magnificent civilization that lasted for 5000 years and survived and prospered from early waves of aggression of nomads and later European and Japanese colonial sabotage, got crushed by ourselves. During this period we denounced and bombarded anything related our Chinese culture. Perhaps we feel we are so inferior as Chinese civilization that we just wiped off and denied the whole package in the history. The nowadays China is what I always refer to the Peasant’s China, it no longer relates to the glorious Chinese culture, tradition, and manners. Thanks to the Cultural Revolution, we tossed away, ripped in million pieces, and burned down all those essences that make up the identity of Chinese civilization – Confucianism, Chinese etiquette, and Chinese literature etc. We madly emasculated ourselves so hard that nowadays we have to look up to Taiwan and oversea Chinese to retrieve the identity of China. Though even the CPC realized it was a mistake, it does not change the fact that contemporary China is suffering enormous pain in recovering itself and trying to sew our manhood back to the way it was before. Screw that, I am so much troubled with contemporary China because of our extremely foolish act 40 years ago.
That’s what extreme leftism could bring to a country and civilization.
Leftism is based on denying the diversity of different individual beings and societies, denying the inequality that has always been in the universe we live in. In another way of saying, leftism is based on denial of empirical facts. It says minority should be the superior group rather than the massive majority. It says all people in different beliefs and environment are equal and therefore should be treated equally (which is basically contradicting to previous leftist doctrine itself), regardless if wahhabis in Europe just think Allah is the answer and all others should be in hell or if Papuans just don’t understand why the white men are flying god’s plane on the air. So those people, without any struggle or actual emancipation like the Europeans, Americans, and latest the Chinese, all of sudden given the equal and even superior status by compassionate white dudes. You think they will become one of your illusionists? Sure leftism comes from sympathy, which is basically a christian philosophy. But to castrate oneself to appease those undeserved kinds is just … dumb and suicidal for the country and the culture. And there’s no need for excessive sympathy either. If really every human beings are equal, YOU DON’T HAVE TO ACT LIKE THE GOD TO FEEL COMPASSION ABOUT ALL OTHER LESS FORTUNATE. Your sympathy won’t be fully appreciated by others and it just makes you a bigger smug idiot that performs self-castration and beaten by others.