… I had a few ideas for how to spend my time. I thought I would spend some time doing a bit of political work. Not formal work. I quickly discovered that writing letters complaining about anti-male government policies to feminist agencies in Australia was a waste of time.
Technology provided a solution. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time; I wanted my efforts to be resource-effective; and I found the solution in the Internet (first blogging here and later commenting on Facebook). I found that the best approach was to write short posts here that would provide aid and comfort to men (and sympathetic women) who were being increasingly assailed by organised (and disorganised) feminism.
When I did formally retire, I was able to post here under my real name (not my erstwhile penname, “David Collard”.) And of course, being retired meant that I was not subject to retaliation either here or on Facebook (feminists, including Australian feminists, love to try to get men fired.)
In any case, I joined the “Manosphere” and got onto a couple of the big blogrolls, which tend to drive my traffic. And, effectively, I became a member of the “Dark Enlightenment” or the “Alt-Right” (up to a point – I am not much interested in race issues). This new article discusses this movement:
And here I am, on one of the blogs which lists me as a member of the “Dark Enlightenment”:
I am proud of what these online intellectual movements have achieved (with no official or academic support of course) and I think they can justly claim a small part in the historical victory of Donald Trump and the demise of Hillary Clinton’s brand of misandry.
If I were to offer tips to activists, I would say don’t spend too much time arguing with people online (especially on Facebook): state your position, if possible with force and humour, and move on. An intellectual guerrilla war is the ideal.