I'm honored to have been invited to speak at the American Freedom Alliance's conference on school shootings on Sunday, May 20. I'll be talking about shootings and "toxic masculinity."
AMERICAN FREEDOM ALLIANCE
Invites You To Our Spring 2018 Conference Sunday, May 20th
9AM - 4 PM
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
more we look into these horrific shootings and the media's "coverage"
of them, the more we're convinced of how important and unique this
Make no mistake: The Left has created the conditions that foster these
shootings, and then exploits them to make conditions even worse, in a
seemingly never-ending downward spiral where we all are made more
vulnerable and, of course, less free.
This conference aims to STOP that spiral and turn it around, so that our
children and our society as a whole can be protected, strengthened and
This conference isn’t only about school shootings. It’s about
protecting our rights, protecting our kids, protecting our values, our
families and our boys and the mental well-being of our children, and all
of this, each and every aspect, is required for self-governance to
work. It’s just that simple.
I spoke yesterday to the Bookworm Room blogger's lunch group in Marin County about chivalry and the war on masculinity,
and it seems she very kindly (way, WAY kindly) knocked out a writeup about my talk...
Mark Tapson wages war against whole idea of toxic masculinity
The Speaker’s group that I co-chair hosted a wonderful speaker today:
Mark Tapson. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because you’ve
seen his writing on quality conservative websites such as Front Page
Magazine, the now defunct Truth Revolt (which is making way for a
different, even better project), Breitbart, etc. As is true for me, Mark is a former Democrat who found the cognitive
dissonance between his values and the modern Democrat party too
difficult to tolerate. Unlike me, he is not a gadfly but is, instead, a
really deep thinker and a very knowledgeable man. Today, the thoughts
and knowledge he shared with us revolved around the culture war on men
and ways to counter the deep damage this war is inflicting on our
fathers, sons, husbands, and brothers. Moreover, if these men are the
primary victims, every woman in each man’s life becomes collateral
The talk was wonderful. Mark is a very engaging speaker — he has a
pleasant voice and his tone walks the fine line between lecture and
conversation. You know he’s standing there educating you, but it feels
as if you’re just at a party listening to the most interesting man in
the room. Add knowledge and passion to the mix and you’ve got a talk
that flies by. I was absolutely stunned when I realized that he’d been
talking for 40 minutes. It felt like half that length. If we hadn’t had
to clear the room, I think my group would still be there listening to
So what did Mark talk about? I didn’t take notes, so the rest of this
post will be a little ragged, since my memory is more surreal than
photographic. Anything intelligent in this post is Mark’s. Any mistakes
or stupidities are mine.