From Part I Chapter 2 The Stark Reality of Destructive Male Ego
By Shane Stewart
There is no human being on earth, male or female, that has ever been given authority by some divine entity to dictate, dominate, control or force any spiritual realm through which you must lead your life. In the same realm, governments and/or organizations claiming divine authority to control your life are personally motivated, self-serving entities focused on accumulating power and gaining personal control over others and in some cases, will not hesitate to use deadly force to accomplish that objective when and if necessary to effectively and brutally silence the voices of dissension. Every human being is born with the right to try to make their own personal decisions in evaluating the moral, spiritual and intellectual paths they choose to follow during their life on Earth. Believing you are free to evaluate and form your own beliefs as much as possible is a basic necessity in the healthy, positive development of the human mind, spirit and character.
Discussion of Ideas, Not Destruction of Others
Attempting to persuade others through dialogue and debate that your beliefs represent universal truth is also an individual human right. Open discussion of beliefs places them under the light of scrutiny where they can be questioned and evaluated. Everyone has the equal and inherent right of persuasion. However, the right of persuasion does not extend into the realm of physical action. You can believe whatever you choose to believe, but you cannot physically force others to live under those beliefs. Actions are not beliefs, and civilized societies that allow freedom of thought and expression of ideas, maintain reasonable laws designed to protect us all from the violent, negative actions of others. As long as the expression of your belief does not direct harm toward others, or seek to oppress their freedom of belief, then your right to freely express your own beliefs, or adopt the beliefs of others who may persuade you, is unlimited and unmitigated.
Destroying those of “variant” belief
Many religions, cults, cultures and social organizations subjectively claim that they alone have exclusive knowledge as to the universal truth that everyone on earth is supposed to live by. In the case of religion, the claim usually includes the “fact” that their doctrine is the truth that was given exclusively to their particular founders and prophets by the “one true God.” Therefore, there can be no other truth, and anyone not under the control of that doctrine is invariably an unenlightened infidel, a non-believer, and must be forced, physically if necessary, to accept the teachings of the “true” God!
In extreme cases, some male members of particular religions become insane, fanatical, religious lunatics, [terrorists] holding to the belief that those who do not accept their “Holy” prophet, and acknowledge their religious doctrine as the divine truth of the true God, must be righteously eliminated in the name of that God. Sadly, and all too often, the violent male ego of these maniacal killers is on full display as they commit mass murders of non-believers of their religion or their particular sect of that religion. These mass murders always include innocent men, women, children, and infants. Attempting to force your beliefs upon others through threats, intimidation, incarceration or physical violence is a horrible and embarrassing display of ignorance, insecurity, cowardice, weakness of character, and dire mental and emotional illness.
Godless Theocracies and Female Oppression
There are no forms of government on earth more dedicated to the public display of female oppression than those that identify themselves as theocracies: governments founded upon some religious doctrine. Most theocracies exist in crude, underdeveloped, socially backward countries, dominated and controlled by tyrannical, pseudo-religious, male fanatics. These “governments” forbid any type of freedom of expression. They are intolerant of any disagreement to the subjective dictates of the current “Holy” rulers of that theocracy. Women suffer dearly under these oppressive regimes, as the decree of their subordination comes directly from the “divine,” and punishment for women flouting that divine decree can be harsh, even unto a horrible death.
Dictates Of the “Holy” book
The entire structure of these governments is built around teachings written centuries ago in their “Holy” book. The contemporary leaders of the religion are the official interpreters of the Holy book. Invariably, they are also the leaders of the government. Every aspect of life for people living under these theocratic governments is predetermined by the doctrine of its Holy book. Any and all actions, speeches, relationships, and social interactions must conform to the dictates of the Holy book. This includes how you must prepare and eat food, what clothes you must wear in public, what literature you can read, when you must “pray”, what you can say in public, and how men and women must interact with each other. The holy book contains the “Word of God” as it was exclusively revealed to the original prophet of that religion in ancient times, and its contents are intended to be followed by all humanity. There is no life that can be righteously lived unless it stays within the parameters set forth by that Holy book. These books invariably give absolute and divine authority to men for the purpose of dominating and controlling women.
Prisoners in Body, Mind, and Spirit
The citizens of theocracies are not only physical prisoners of their government, but moral, spiritual and intellectual prisoners as well. The assumption of individual will is not considered a part of being human, especially if you’re a female. Every mind must be filled with the doctrine of the Holy book. Every life must be lived according to the directives of the Holy book, which of course, are interpreted by the current, contemporary “Holy” leaders, which are of course, men. Contrary to what the Holy leaders want you to believe about their government, there is no dedication to God in a theocracy. The sole purpose of a theocracy is to perpetuate female oppression, advance the false image of male superiority, embrace the image of God “He”, and extend the authority and power of those mortal men currently in control.
Legitimizing Female Oppression
Theocracies are generally under the rigid and personal control of one man. This man is revered as the living voice of God on earth. He is the Holy and infallible supreme leader of all. Subjective decisions made by this man are considered to be direct reflections of the Will of God, and cannot be challenged by anyone. Theocracies forbid any open expression of thought or dialogue that is not specifically contained within the dictates of its religious doctrine established by the contents of the Holy book. No one is free to individually seek God. Anyone discussing ideas about God or religion that are not officially approved by the Holy leaders as being within the parameters set by the Holy book can be declared blasphemes and put to a horrible death. Every citizen must swear belief in, and perform the rituals of their religion as dictated by its ancient and Holy prophets and texts, with strict obedience to the will of its generational religious leaders. These governments are structured around political and religious frameworks intended to legalize and legitimize the discrimination, sexual exploitation, and oppression of women. The injustice of female oppression is particularly brutal and heinous in theocracies because men carry out their atrocities against women, while hiding behind a mask of “God”.
Female Oppression “Dictated” By God
Theocracies claim male domination and oppression of women is not by design of men, but by divine dictate. This truth of course, was revealed during God’s ancient and Holy communication with the primary Holy prophet of that particular religion. The ancient prophet of course, is a man. And the “God” of course, is “He.” The Holy design of male “superiority” and female inferiority is preserved in the writings of the prophet’s Holy book. Many of these theocracies openly profess that they are mandated by divine edict to spread their control over women across the borders of all nations and, if necessary, by way of force and violence in Holy war, or Jihad!
Silencing the Female Voice
There is little or no protest from women in these societies as to their inferiority and secondary public social status. They live in total fear [and rightfully so] of speaking out about anything at all. They are women, and have been deeply conditioned to believe that God made them for the sole purpose of serving the will of men. It is their divine duty in life. Women are thoroughly saturated from birth in the ludicrous belief that their true fulfillment as women can only be achieved if they are obedient to their divine purpose, which is of course, to serve men. Women are publicly treated as servants, and shamelessly used to satisfy the sexual demands, maintain the daily needs, and submit to the superior will of men. Being molded from birth for their divine assignment as servants to men, these women know of no other life. They are prisoners, trapped by the very men they create, so deeply saturated with the image of male superiority, that many actually support the male’s “right” of female oppression. They publicly and proudly embrace their inferiority, totally brainwashed and convinced by men that female servitude is the Will of God. I think that there are many women living in theocracies that are beginning to see “cracks” appearing in the mask of male superiority. They are beginning to understand the fallacy of their “inferiority” but are loathe to raise their voice in objection, because to do so very well may lead to their public, “Holy” execution for blasphemy
Securing Male Sexual Domination of Women
To secure male sexual gratification and guarantee male sexual domination of women, many theocracies allow men to have numerous wives, each charged with the strict and Holy duty of servicing the needs of the same husband upon his demand. Conversely women, being inferior, are forbidden to even choose their own husband, much less have more than one. Again, that would be a crime; a crime against God, blasphemy; for which they most assuredly would be [and many have been] put to death. This is a blatant demonstration of theocratic hypocrisy, human inequality, and female oppression, and a glaring insight into the truth of male sexual motivation. Because many women are so thoroughly convinced that God created them for men, some women actually take pride in that their obedient service to men is pleasing to God. The functioning of male oriented and dominated religious governments, stand entirely upon the continuing dynamics of female exploitation, dehumanization, oppression, and sexual servitude.
Women Less Than “Human”
In most theocracies, it is unthinkable to consider that God could even possibly endow women with any type of human rights that men enjoy. To make such a claim is blasphemous, and again, punishable by death. Men are God’s primary and favorite creation and therefore only men have been given human rights. God created women of course, but strictly for the service and satisfaction of men. Women have no rights beyond that which men give them. Life for women in theocracies is a horror of absolute and total oppression and exploitation. Much of the time these societies actually sexually disfigure the genitalia of girls in a horrible, uncivilized, barbaric, sadistic, and savage ritual of cutting out their clitoris!! It is “divinely” forbidden and “sinful” for a woman to experience any kind of sexual attraction, stimulation or pleasure during the act of sex. “She is evil” and must be punished. The female body is strictly to be used for penetration by the male, who by the way is certainly feeling much stimulation and pleasure at the time!!
An Appendage of Men – Females in Bondage
Many theocracies have structured religious law in such a way as to forbid women any type of freedom or recognition as an independent human being. They are appendages of men and their entire identity and scope of approved activities comes through the men that control them. Females cannot go to school, drive cars, operate machinery, hold jobs, dance, listen to music, or even express a simple opinion about anything. They cannot date or hold hands with a man in public. They cannot be in positions of authority, or choose their own clothes. Women cannot leave the house without the permission of a man and under most circumstances must be accompanied by a man. When in public they cannot make eye contact with men and certainly must walk behind their husbands or other males. Their sole purpose is sexual and domestic; having a man’s children, gratifying his sexual appetite, feeding him, and cleaning his house. The logical question: “Why don’t these women object to the way they are treated?” The obvious answer: All too often in these societies women who object in any way as to how they are treated by men, face extreme punishment and again, even a barbaric death by “stoning.” Surely, we must ask ourselves: “When men are treated this way, don’t we call it injustice and slavery?”
Inherent “Evil” of Women
Some theocracies forbid women to appear in public without hiding their entire body under clothing. The mere sight of a woman’s evil skin in public can tempt a man and corrupt his inherent righteousness given to him by God. Women are the embodiment of evil, and beckon men toward moral corruption. Men are pure creations of God, void of any evil unless they allow it to be transferred to them from an evil woman. The evil nature of women can only be contained by the righteousness of men as they resist it.
Male Superiority Sacrosanct
In a theocracy male “superiority” is not open to debate. These governments are determined that women will not challenge the sacred image of male superiority. The public practice of female oppression serves as a strong warning to women not to question the absolute power of male authority as dictated by God. Women dare not doubt the divine authority that God placed in the hands of men or again, they face harsh, public punishment, and even Holy execution for enmity and blasphemy.
Auctioning the Female
In most theocracies women are thoroughly dehumanized. In not being able to choose their own husbands they are forced to marry someone that the patriarch of the family has chosen for them. Much of the time the patriarch commands the girl marry the man who can offer the most for her, much like a cattle auction, or the activities of pimping. A girl is often still a child and forced to marry a man decades her elder if he has the right price. After she is auctioned off, the female becomes the property of the man she was forced to marry. She is completely under his control and subject to his will, much like his animals and other possessions. Women are kept in an unskilled and illiterate state to make sure they remain completely and absolutely dependent upon support by men.
Raped by a Beast, Murdered by Her Family
The Horror of “Honor” Killings
If any doubt remains about most theocracies being driven by the destructive male ego and not God, we need only look at the evil of “honor” killings. In many theocracies, it is expected that the family of a raped woman will murder her in what is called an “honor killing”. Honor killings can be carried out by such barbaric means as public stoning. The innocent female rape victim is condemned for being vile and dirty for having been raped! She has brought shame and disgrace upon her family by being the victim of a rape by any man other than her husband. Truly, this is an unbelievable process of horror from Hell. Is it possible that I am missing something here, because I just can’t understand, under any circumstances, the demented concept and twisted logic of the “honor” killing where-by a woman that has been the innocent victim of a rape, will now be murdered by her family because of the “dishonor” she has brought to them!?
I am saddened and shamed that under the negative, violent, tyrannical rule of the violent male ego, Earth has become a dark planet where-by the created feed upon the rape and murder of their creators. Where is the “honor” in the killing of an innocent human being? How on Earth has a victim of rape brought disgrace upon her family? This is an unbelievably savage and barbaric practice that could only have been thought up in the evil, sick, and Godless minds of stupid, ignorant men who are absolutely void of human conscience.
At a time when a woman needs to be, and should be, embraced and consoled, loved and counseled as an innocent victim of a rape, she is instead despised, ridiculed, spat upon, and murdered, not by the rapist, but by her family! Could the rapist have done any worse than her family? He is hardly considered in all of this. He is a man, and much of the time he is not even pursued. After all, he was merely the tool that God used to “expose” this corrupt and evil woman. I cannot help but feel the plight of this woman. She has been raped. No doubt she was beaten. She lies there, bloodied and dazed as the spent rapist lifts himself off her battered body. As he walks away she suddenly realizes she is still alive! But that joy quickly fades, because she knows she will now be murdered by her family. There is nowhere this woman can turn for justice in her own country. She is alone in the violent Hell of the male ego. Yes, her family will be “shamed”. They will be shamed by their own actions of murdering an innocent human being. Make no mistake about it, in the eyes of Jehovah, The Lord, and Allah, all those who have participated in, are participating in, or will participate in an “honor” killing of an innocent, raped woman, are murderers. This evil and vile behavior is beyond cultural or religious “justification.” It is universally criminal, a crime against humanity. And those of you who participate in “honor killings” should fall upon your knees and beg forgiveness from your God. Shame on you!!!
Women Stripped Of ’Will’
Theocracies exist solely as a bastion of power for advancing the destructive agenda of the violent male ego. The intention of a theocracy is to bury the will of every woman under the oppressive dictates of male oriented religious doctrine. Throughout their childhood girls are only taught what they must know to be of service to a man; cooking, cleaning house, washing clothes, having children and obeying his authority. Many girls are sold off before they even reach the age of ten. Females are to perform as subservient robots, mindless and without an individual will.
Theocracies are an affront to the integrity of humanity and an embarrassment to civilized society. The supreme male leaders of theocracies display the very worst of the male ego; pompous, self-serving, bloated egomaniacs. As tyrannical despots, they depend upon terror, force, and fear to maintain power and control over the populace, all the while professing to be the “Holy” representative of God!? This is truly the very height of hypocrisy, blasphemy, male ego, and unmitigated evil!
Death of Human Individuality
Leaders of theocracies claim authority over humanity by virtue of divine endowment. Any citizen encouraging dialogue as to the absolute Holy nature of these leaders, or express any doubt that they have divine right to represent God’s Will on earth, again, can be executed in a cruel display of barbarism supported by the violent male ego. These Holy executions are performed publicly using cruel and primitive methods, such as stoning, as a warning to others to obey and not question the divine authority of their male leaders. This heinous and inhuman practice strongly discourages any challenge as to the divine authority of the government’s religious leaders. These “religious” leaders can actually dispatch warrants: “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters (preferably dead) for people who have simply disagreed with them, and anyone who finds and kills these dissenters is elevated by the religious leaders to the level of “hero!”
The existence of a theocracy depends entirely upon the elimination of individuality and the destruction of any opposition to its holy dictates. Theocracies mandate death to human freedom and stand as a bastion of unbridled human oppression and forced servitude of women by the male ego. Theocratic dictators are invariably weak-willed, insecure males who are nothing of themselves, relying on physical force and “threats” of death, physical punishment, and retribution from God in order to maintain their control of the populace. Rarely if ever is a woman the head of a theocracy. The very intention of dictatorial theocracies is to destroy the naturally inquisitive nature and free will of the individual human spirit, especially in women.
There are many other types of oppressive governments in the world not based upon enforcement of religious doctrine that claim to represent the only true, moral, and political path humans were meant to follow. There is no claim of religious connection here, so the claim of having the truth is generally based upon the enlightened beliefs espoused by the dictatorial founders, whom the populace has been told possess the primary enlightened human mind. These founders are men who could have been born generations ago, or men born of the modern day. In either case, they are men. These men are usually held in reverence as being The Great Leader, The Revered Leader, The Beloved Leader, The Dear leader, The Exalted Leader, etc., etc., and so on and so on. In either case, they are all mortal men. Female oppression is no less severe in a secular dictatorship as in a theocracy. Dictatorships are patriarchal societies and depend on the fallacy of male superiority to maintain order under the authority of the dictator(s).
Military dictatorships and those ruled by autocratic despots are intense oppressors of human rights. These governments stand upon the personal, subjective will of a single military dictator or group; “Junta.” The tyrannical rulers of these types of governments are generally able to control the physical and political activities of the populace through its military force of authority. These governments are often seething with corruption; a virtual petri dish for the dominant and destructive male ego to flourish unimpeded. Female subordination is naturally propagated in societies where “might is right.”
Most military dictators disavow the concept of God, proclaiming that they are the supreme authority, having elevated themselves to that position. Their basic concern is to maintain power by preventing and quelling any physical rebellion that may arise among the populace. Generally, these secular dictatorships are not concerned with destroying the human spirit of the people, just maintaining authority over them. They do not demand that every citizen, under threat of death, adhere to the strict dictates of a particular religious doctrine. If people cooperate and do not speak against the government, there is little effort given to controlling their moral and spiritual beliefs. Many of these governments allow the “freedom” of religion so as to placate and assuage the will of the people, as a means of keeping them under the control of the dictator. Freedom of public expression and discussion of ideas may be allowed, but not to the point of challenging the dictator. Women, although naturally considered to be inferior to men as in all cultures, are allowed to occupy token positions in government and society, and sometimes may even be shown a degree of respect in public.
Theocracies and secular and military dictatorships may all have different levels of severity of female oppression; however, all three are wholly male dominated societies that unreservedly express and enforce the superiority of the male over the female, and because all three require the perpetuation of this fallacy to maintain its social structure, all three enforce unequivocal acquiescence of female servitude.