A BBC commenter and religious leftist named John Bell went on a sexist tirade that was remarkable in its vitriol. He makes a point that people will do in groups what they would never do as individuals, which has long been known as mob psychology. No argument there. But the biogoted sexism is really over the top. From “John Bell’s
Screed Thought For the Day:”
Because we live in a broadly patriarchal society, we should not be surprised that the culture which brought about the worldwide financial meltdown was overwhelmingly masculine. But consider also that the people who are most vocal in denying human responsibility for the disastrous effects of climate change are mostly male.
The people who control factories of wage slaves in the developing world are almost exclusively men, as are the commanders of terrorist regimes. Leaders who threaten or declare war are mostly men as are those involved in paedophile gangs. While there are women who have been found guilty of this activity, to the best of my knowledge there have been no prosecutions of gangs of women. But there are untold networks of men who organise systematically the abuse of children…
The mystery of the evil that men can do collectively peppers sacred history. The Old Testament Israelites and the Christian crusaders mercilessly slaughtered innocent people in the name of God. It was a cabal of men who engineered the crucifixion. It was men – who hugged their wives and kissed their children – who herded human beings into Nazi gas chambers.
Good grief. The valid point about mob psychology could have been made without resort to misandry.
Men are people. Some are saints, some are devils, and most are in between–just like women. Misandry, like misogyny, is anti human exceptionalism.