Before It Is Too Late

 

Let’s defend
all institutions devoted to
training boys and men in
traditional masculinities.

Families, faiths, schools, clubs.

Be sensible.

Let’s reduce
opportunities for girls and boys
to learn about those old ways.

Families, faiths, schools, clubs.

Be reasonable.

Let’s not waste
money on therapeutic environments
for those already damaged by

families, faiths, schools, clubs.

Be realistic.

Don’t bother with
fear, hate, disgust, revenge
in the home
on the street
in school and club.

Between faiths.

Be rational.

Don’t disarm
families, faiths, schools, clubs.

Don’t make them history:
curriculum content
without an armoury
groups without weapons
of mass destruction.

Be quiet.

Accept war footing in
families, faiths, schools, clubs.

            Don’t render them
unrecognisable
on the ground.

val walsh / 2007

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