Everything seems to shake down into this shift in our culture. Male dominance is being challenged on all fronts. Even the KAV/Ford battle was about male/female power: who do you believe. That woman is trying to destroy that “good man’s” career.
Modern American politics since the 60s has become two parties as symbolic genders. Republicans are characterized as strong, business wise, stable, reliable, warriors while Democrats as effeminate, flip floppers, emotional, and now “unfit to rule” given the unruly mobs of women trying to break down the doors of the SC.
Modern secularism advances human consciousness towards equanimity for all humans. The old patriarchal mythologies resist. Their center must hold. There is no mythic center is modern secularism. People feel they are in free fall.
After the debacle of the 1968 Democratic Convention, the riots, the chaos, the civil rights, feminism…Law and Order under Nixon came back and the Republican party took on the armor of the Strong Male who could put his foot on the neck of these Femicrats.
Since then the Liberals have been portrayed as the party that will bring chaos and the Conservatives maintain order and security. This got locked in. The irony is the it is now the Conservatives who are bringing chaos and insecurity and the Liberals promising order and progress. Given enough time everything turns into its own opposite. The male become female; the female becomes male.
What does the rising of women to reclaim there power in America mean. Did they lose their power? The gentleman in NC says begin obedient to the male is God’s will. Just presenting this in the frame of gender is limiting. Is there something greater than just gender and social roles going on. Women is the role of the obedient servant is a social role. Is it Nature’s assigned role? Are these role currents in Life itself?
I have an extension cord with a male and female end, and the cord needs both to work. Alternating current has a up and down cycle, and it needs both to make a wave. Nature always restores balance between the Up and the Down. You cannot have one with an equal amount of the other. Nature is sum zero.
So maybe it just good old nature math going on in our politics and social mores. Life is restoring balance between the male and female alternating wave so our current will work.