From the Desk of Elliott Hulse
Written on August 3rd, 2022
Yesterday we discussed the importance of arming ourselves with MASCULINE VIRTUE as a bulwark against malignant vice. 

Today you'll read an excerpt from an article that does a wonderful job of outlining both masculine and feminine virtue.  

Plus, it describes why it is essential for a man to not just "balance" these virtues, but actively seek to enhance the uniquely masculine virtue within himself.

But first... 

The timing of our discussion is perfect.  
 
I just released a new video on my YouTube channel titled "Should Men Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side". The video perfectly articulates (in General E speech) what is being stated in the article below. 

You can see that video and a link to the original article in the links section at the end of this briefing. 

"On Masculine and Feminine Virtue" by Silas Reinagel 
 
Virtues and the expression thereof, are rarely androgynous. 
 
It's easy to determine whether a virtue is more masculine or feminine. The masculine virtues always involve elements of clarity, firmness, hardiness, rationality, missionality or a black and white view of the world. The feminine virtues always are more graceful, smooth, nurturing, peacable, social and flexible. 
 
Examples of masculine virtues include: ambition, diligence, persistence, endurance, accountability, bravery, confidence, commitment, assertiveness, defiance, punctuality, discipline, focus, determination, fortitude, loyalty, honesty, dependability, justice, honor, majesty, orderliness, restraint, steadfastness, chastity and wisdom. 
 
Examples of feminine virtues include: cleanliness, compassion, mercy, thoughfulness, kindness, cooperation, discretion, flexibility, gracefulness, peacefulness, sensitivity, unity, tranquility, tolerance, innocence, hopefulness, consideration, helpfulness, care and prudence. 

While all of these virtues are valuable and desirable, it is also desirable that they are held in certain proportions within a person. While a man should be well developed in all of the virtues, it is especially needful that he possess a sufficient amount of masculine virtues. If he is lacking in some areas of the feminine virtues it is not nearly so dangerous and unattractive as if he is deficient in one of the masculine virtues. 
 
For example, if a man is more peaceful than he is bold and courageous, such that he lacks assertiveness concerning things that are important and vital, he would rightly be perceived as a wimp and a coward. While it is desirable for a man to both be bold and be peaceful, it is more desirable that he be bold than that he be peaceful. 

It is more of a vice if he lacks assertiveness than if he isn't as agreeable as he should be. Similarly, while it would be preferable for a man to be both dependable and flexible, if he is to lack either virtue, it is preferable that he be lacking in flexibility, rather than being a man who is unreliable. 

For a man, he must primarily emphasize the masculine virtues in his own personal and spiritual development. Development of the feminine virtues, while wholesome and worthwhile, must always rest firmly on the foundation of the masculine virtues. 

A man's efficacy in the world, his command of respect from other men, and his attractiveness to women are all intimately tied with the proportion of his character traits. This balance is vital and necessary. A man lacking ambition and diligence is a man who is lazy and accomplishes nothing. Men do not respect him in that area, and women will find his lack of those traits quite distasteful. 

Recently, I was conversing with my pastor and we were discussing the necessity of a man providing for his family. He recounted to me a couple that he knows who have been married for 10 years. Their family is still lacking in stability because the husband is inconsistent and undisciplined in keeping a job. That family is struggling because of the financial instability and poor leadership caused by the husband's deficiency in the masculine virtues of ambition and diligence. 

Similarly, for a man to be a protector of his loved ones, he must be strong, tough and unrelenting. So long as a man is willing and able to fight when needed, it is perfectly good if he is merciful and compassionate. However, if a man lacks those vital masculine virtues, his possession of the feminine ones are of little comfort or help. 

For a man to be righteous, he must have a well-developed sense of justice and mete out punishments that are proportionate to the crime. A man who is forgiving and forbearing at the expense of being just is permissive to a fault. Whereas, a man who metes out reasonable punishments swiftly and efficaciously is even more respected when he offers forgiveness and mercy on appropriate occasions. 

When the feminine virtues exist aside well-developed masculine virtues in a man, they are quite respectable and admirable. However, a lack of any essential masculine virtues in a man cannot be counterbalanced by any quantity of corresponding feminine virtues.

END.

I hope the following gave you some clarity and conviction in your pursuit of masculine excellence. 

I'll be back tomorrow with more information, more insights and more developments on our WAR ON VICE. 

In the meantime, enjoy this article in it's fullness on the author's website. 

And watch this short video about men who over-emphasize feminine virtue at the expense of masculine virtue from a recent podcast I was featured on. 

Busy day today... traveling, appointments, family, business, war. 

Stay Strong.

Talk to ya'll tomorrow.
Signing Off,
General E. Hulse
King's Militia
From the Desk of Elliott Hulse
Written on August 3rd, 2022
Yesterday we discussed the importance of arming ourselves with MASCULINE VIRTUE as a bulwark against malignant vice. 

Today you'll read an excerpt from an article that does a wonderful job of outlining both masculine and feminine virtue.  

Plus, it describes why it is essential for a man to not just "balance" these virtues, but actively seek to enhance the uniquely masculine virtue within himself.

But first... 

The timing of our discussion is perfect.  
 
I just released a new video on my YouTube channel titled "Should Men Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side". The video perfectly articulates (in General E speech) what is being stated in the article below. 

You can see that video and a link to the original article in the links section at the end of this briefing. 

"On Masculine and Feminine Virtue" by Silas Reinagel 
 
Virtues and the expression thereof, are rarely androgynous. 
 
It's easy to determine whether a virtue is more masculine or feminine. The masculine virtues always involve elements of clarity, firmness, hardiness, rationality, missionality or a black and white view of the world. The feminine virtues always are more graceful, smooth, nurturing, peacable, social and flexible. 
 
Examples of masculine virtues include: ambition, diligence, persistence, endurance, accountability, bravery, confidence, commitment, assertiveness, defiance, punctuality, discipline, focus, determination, fortitude, loyalty, honesty, dependability, justice, honor, majesty, orderliness, restraint, steadfastness, chastity and wisdom. 
 
Examples of feminine virtues include: cleanliness, compassion, mercy, thoughfulness, kindness, cooperation, discretion, flexibility, gracefulness, peacefulness, sensitivity, unity, tranquility, tolerance, innocence, hopefulness, consideration, helpfulness, care and prudence. 

While all of these virtues are valuable and desirable, it is also desirable that they are held in certain proportions within a person. While a man should be well developed in all of the virtues, it is especially needful that he possess a sufficient amount of masculine virtues. If he is lacking in some areas of the feminine virtues it is not nearly so dangerous and unattractive as if he is deficient in one of the masculine virtues. 
 
For example, if a man is more peaceful than he is bold and courageous, such that he lacks assertiveness concerning things that are important and vital, he would rightly be perceived as a wimp and a coward. While it is desirable for a man to both be bold and be peaceful, it is more desirable that he be bold than that he be peaceful. 

It is more of a vice if he lacks assertiveness than if he isn't as agreeable as he should be. Similarly, while it would be preferable for a man to be both dependable and flexible, if he is to lack either virtue, it is preferable that he be lacking in flexibility, rather than being a man who is unreliable. 

For a man, he must primarily emphasize the masculine virtues in his own personal and spiritual development. Development of the feminine virtues, while wholesome and worthwhile, must always rest firmly on the foundation of the masculine virtues. 

A man's efficacy in the world, his command of respect from other men, and his attractiveness to women are all intimately tied with the proportion of his character traits. This balance is vital and necessary. A man lacking ambition and diligence is a man who is lazy and accomplishes nothing. Men do not respect him in that area, and women will find his lack of those traits quite distasteful. 

Recently, I was conversing with my pastor and we were discussing the necessity of a man providing for his family. He recounted to me a couple that he knows who have been married for 10 years. Their family is still lacking in stability because the husband is inconsistent and undisciplined in keeping a job. That family is struggling because of the financial instability and poor leadership caused by the husband's deficiency in the masculine virtues of ambition and diligence. 

Similarly, for a man to be a protector of his loved ones, he must be strong, tough and unrelenting. So long as a man is willing and able to fight when needed, it is perfectly good if he is merciful and compassionate. However, if a man lacks those vital masculine virtues, his possession of the feminine ones are of little comfort or help. 

For a man to be righteous, he must have a well-developed sense of justice and mete out punishments that are proportionate to the crime. A man who is forgiving and forbearing at the expense of being just is permissive to a fault. Whereas, a man who metes out reasonable punishments swiftly and efficaciously is even more respected when he offers forgiveness and mercy on appropriate occasions. 

When the feminine virtues exist aside well-developed masculine virtues in a man, they are quite respectable and admirable. However, a lack of any essential masculine virtues in a man cannot be counterbalanced by any quantity of corresponding feminine virtues.

END.

I hope the following gave you some clarity and conviction in your pursuit of masculine excellence. 

I'll be back tomorrow with more information, more insights and more developments on our WAR ON VICE. 

In the meantime, enjoy this article in it's fullness on the author's website. 

And watch this short video about men who over-emphasize feminine virtue at the expense of masculine virtue from a recent podcast I was featured on. 

Busy day today... traveling, appointments, family, business, war. 

Stay Strong.

Talk to ya'll tomorrow.
Signing Off,
General E. Hulse
King's Militia
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