This fucking tweet from CNN is why I’m celebrating layoffs at CNN.
In all likelihood, you’re familiar with the sweet video by now. It looked like it was a beautiful moment, a moment to pause and reflect on what we teach our kids about kindness and our boys about masculinity.https://t.co/u7sanvrmJA
— CNN (@CNN) August 18, 2022
If you haven’t seen the video, this is it:
"Hey, you're doing just great"
Oklahoma little leaguer gets hit in the head and then comforts the pitcher who is shaken up afterward pic.twitter.com/hYYLiy511K
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) August 9, 2022
Only the Left could look at this and say “this is a lesson about masculinity” as though masculinity is exclusively a bad thing.
This is the zenith of sportsmanship, a trait I would consider a key component of masculinity.
Masculinity requires healthy competition, as a way to encourage men to bring out their best.
Compassion is another ideal of masculinity. Every list of classical many viruses includes some form of temperance, mercy, compassion, or similar ideal.
In this case, we had a pitcher who threw a wild pitch that struck the opposing player in the helmet. It was clearly an accident and tye pitcher was shaken up by that. The struck player comforted the pitcher, acknowledging that it was an accident, and that he was alright, and it was okay to continue playing a friendly game.
Aristotle, Plato, Prudentius, and a whole host of other classical philosophers and saints could explain how this was a perfect example of masculinity.
Remember that the word Virtue, comes from the root vir meaning man. To be properly manly was to be virtuous.
CNN decided that wasn’t the lesson.
Clearly CNN has a view of masculinity that comes out of a generation of boys raised without fathers on pop culture thats says “dads are stupid and men are jerks.”
Contrary to pop culture, we need more dead white men in school, men like Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Marcus Aurelius.
We need to bring back the virtues of antiquity.
And we need to stop telling boys that masculinity is awful.