Some words on Theodore Roosevelt

In the last few weeks I’ve taken a break from updating the guide and I’m reading poems and books on men of the past, mainly to examine masculinity before the feminist ideological lies poisoned our culture and view on men and women (similarly to the work by free northerner). Currently, I’m reading the book ‘Lion in the White House’ on Theodore Roosevelt.

While Theodore Roosevelt is an amazing man (and he will be discussed later on) I want to make a comment on his father, Theodore Roosevelt Sr. From a manosphere perspective Theodore Roosevelt Sr. is a very interesting figure. He was both an absolute alpha man and a completely devoted father and husband, and he is in many cases the primary parent to his children. Today alpha male and a devoted father and husband sounds like contradictions. Reading about the loving family and strong dominant father figure Theodore Roosevelt had as a child, it is not surprising that Theodore Roosevelt grew into a lion.

BTW1. Theodore Roosevelt came from a long line of alpha patriarchs with multitude of virtues. The current president grew up without a father.

BTW2 .The feminist claim that feminism “improved” and enable better fatherhood is a huge lie. Feminism made the west into a fatherless society. The past wasn’t perfect, but is was still better than the present.

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt at Harvard where he participated in boxing matches… I wonder what Heartiste would analyze his body language.

(For the new reader, here is a link to the latest draft (pdf, 14/Jun/2012) of the Guide for a Young Patriarch which is based on the posts made in this blog and attempts to organize them into a consistent message.)

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5 Responses to Some words on Theodore Roosevelt

  1. El Bastardo says:

    I’m looking at his autobiography Theodore Rex right here, and I got to be honest with you, you are talking about my favorite president! We need more like him, though he would not have a a snowballs chance in hell through a feminist volcano making president now! Not feminie enough? hahahaha, a guy who carried his own pistol to kill his predecessors attacker despite his security details request he not do that, does not fit the description of the “sensitive type.” A guy who would have backed Booker T Washington, and had Booker himself talk him out of it, because he feared hatred back then, would have not claimed Trayvon as his imaginary offspring I don’t think. LOL

    Also, our current preesident was too busy smoking pot at 26, Teddy was running his own police force as their chief at that age!

    God I wish I could have met him! A girl from my state, in his 1905 campaign gve him a baby badger, he called it an ottoman with a head and tail, took it with him everywhere. That is my kind of Man’s man; he went camping with Aldo Leopoldd to sponsor his forrest initiatives. No resort in sight, doubt it from the current administration!

    Besides his obvious exploits in Cuba, and secretary of the Navy, Panama Canal, Malaria research, too much to mention here; he was everything a man should be! All while hanging from his wrists over the pottomac to develop upper body strength! We need more politicians like that!

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  3. kfg says:

    “Today alpha male and a devoted father and husband sounds like contradictions.”

    That is because you have allowed the pickup artists, self-servingly, to define the term. When you need to take a break from the Roosevelts I think it might be worth your while to look into the life and times of Sir Richard Francis Burton. A man’s man if there ever was one, and one who would likely meet the manosphere definition of an alpha, but wasn’t. One could do worse than take him for the model of a sigma (Lord Byron would be another).

    Fascinating man, as well as an instructive contrast to the dedicated hierarchy men of the Roosevelt family.

    • dicipres says:

      “That is because you have allowed the pickup artists, self-servingly, to define the term.”

      I disagree. The power held by a “father and husband” has decreased so much, as well as the quality and chastity of the average wife, that it is less and less a demonstration of masculinity. In fact, in many cases it may be a demonstration of low value and lack of masculinity. The pickup artists are a symptom, not a cause, of the deprecation of the status of the common “father and husband.”

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