All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Good Question Paula

Paula Cole did a song back in the 90's.

I didn't care for the song when it came out.  Still don't.  The chorus:

Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie song
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone 
The song is about a women longing for the men of yesteryear.  Where is the man smoking a cigarette with his shiny gun?  Where is the guy in his cool car that she fell in love with because it got her motor running?
Paula partially answered her own question.  He sold the car when he needed money for the family.  Unsaid is the fact that she lost a little affection for him as he surrendered part of his masculine mystique, even though he did it for her.  Perhaps because he did it for her.
The song captures a longing for real men.  As a women she has no idea what it takes to be a real man.  She thinks she does.  She wants what she wants, when she wants it.  In her mind that is what a real man should be.
A real man isn't a figment of the female imperative, to be conjured up at a whim and remade in a moment.  Men are what they are.  They do not stay where they are not wanted.  When they do stay physically, they check out mentally.  That's why her man goes to the bar every day.  He has checked out. 
Ms. Cole ends her video with her cowboy killing her and hiding the body.  This is a great slander against real men.  Real men have been systematically removed from society.
Where have all the cowboys gone?
They are preached against in the pulpits of popular opinion.
They are preached against in the pulpits of the schools.
They are preached against in the pulpits of the media.
They are preached against in the pulpits of government policy.
They are preached against in the pulpits of the family court.
They are preached against in the pulpits of the formerly Christian church.
Throughout western civilization real men have been, harangued, harassed, nagged, belittled, ignored and marginalized.  They are rallied against.  The courts hold them responsible for everything but grant them authority over nothing.
Where have all the cowboys gone?
Honey, they were legislated out of existence, and faded away.


  1. WaterBoy2:32 PM

    Quite a compelling case.

  2. I wish it wasn't.

    In the song she wants the Marlborough Man. In real life she votes to outlaw cigarettes. Some how its always the mans fault.

  3. Susan7:17 PM

    Res, the Bible does talk about this "crazy women" stuff. God gives them over to their desires, and we are seeing it coming to a toxic kind of fruition right now. I have never seen such crazy ignorance and stupidity in women as you see right now. It is the "liberalism is a mental disease" coming to pass.

    when you run it through the filter of the Bible, it is hard to get mad at these people. It is starting to look more and more like the inmates are indeed taking over the asylum. I find myself feeling more sympathetic to most of them when I remember that it isn't necessarily coming naturally, if you get my drift.

    I know that there is a lot of hatred towards these women, but if those men would put their Christian hats on and just think about it, they might not spew so much spleen.

  4. Anonymous10:28 PM


    I understand the spiritual side of this and I agree with what I think you are getting at. Vox does a better job articulating this stuff than I do. Back when this song came out, I understood that it was crap. Not just the pop style music. The whole deal, the POV the underling mentality, even the abusive nature of the video was utter crap. Guys that sell their favorite car to buy diapers don't beat their wife. I didn't have a vocabulary for it at the time, nor could I explain then. I just knew it was wrong.

    Res Ipsa

  5. My wife's shifting moods are a barometer of my own manliness (when hormones, etc., are controlled for). When she suddenly gets pissy for no apparent reason, it's almost certainly because I did something that smelled of passivity. She craves security in her subconscious bones & nothing meets that emotional need like confidence and decisiveness.

    Bad Boys scratch that itch (I'm not saying it's the only attraction), even if their security is often illusory. It's the same reason that universal suffrage promotes security theater. More women voters means more emphasis on feeling secure vs being secure.