Feminists, utilizing democracy and the fact they are the majority of voters, easily dismantle one masculine institution after the other. Recently, Price wrote about this phenomenon with regard to the American Army. I served three years in the Israeli army as an infantry solider and can share my observations on the effects of feminism on the IDF.
The so-called “prestige” of the Israeli army comes mainly from the wars waged from 1948 to 1982 where Israel was not supported by the US, had a weak economy and fought against multiple enemies. During that time the IDF was a huge part of Israel and Israeli men developed rugged masculinity and bravado unheard of for the timid Jews in exile. Unlike the common conception, only extreme minority of combat soldiers are or were women (probably 0.1% to 1%). Civilians tend to assume that any person in uniform and with a rifle is a heroic solider, where in fact 90% of soldiers in any modern army are support and basically all women in the army were (and still are) support.
The army wining the Arab-Israeli wars was a bastion of the new ‘Jewish masculinity’ and won wars by utilizing the eagerness of 18yo boys to prove their masculinity in the battlefields.
After feminism took hold women were forcefully inserted by laws into the most prestigious positions (fighter jet pilots, ship captains etc), but the hard grueling work of the infantry dogs, which is by far the most needed combat position, is done by men. Don’t expect for a feminist quota for body bags. The body bags still consist very mainly of dead 18yo males. While the IDF did not reach the ridiculousness of the american army just yet (women marines, etc.), is still a far cry from what it used to be. See the last few wars, the failure to win the last Lebanon war. The ruthless killing machine protecting Israel is getting softer and weaker every day.
The IDF is getting weaker and weaker since the IDF ability to confer masculinity was reduced by introducing women into the most prestigious combat roles. The relation between service and masculinity was systematically eliminated by the feminists and the IDF, as an institution, will very probably follow the US Armed Forces.
For the long run, the feminist dismantling of male institutions might yield unexpected consequences. If there are no state institutions to confer masculinity to young boys, boys just might discover a way to be masculine on their own (thugs culture, PUA culture, Emo culture? etc.) outside of the state funded establishment. Masculinity in innately intertwined with power and social status, and if boys cannot realistically achieve social status within the institutions of the state, they will make their own institution, their own gang and redefine the status structure so that they are on top once more. In the end, for the first time in history, masculinity might be completely disconnected from the state and its institutions.
As a man, this new situation mainly suggests that reliance on state institutions to achieve masculine social status is ill-advised. While it is preferable to have such support, for example a prestigious employment, your dominance must come from within you, not by your relation to the state or society, since the men’s relation and status in modern society is consistently undermined by feminism. In PUA terms, you must master the deep inner game. This might be a silver lining, in a way, for the individual man who can achieve this since it gives you independence. As a patriarch you must master the inner game and control of the frame to achieve inner-based social dominance, to stand strong in your resolve, even if things around you fall down, and it will fall down for many men.
Taking a broader point of view, states need to be able to forcefully deal with other states. And a state losing its ability to confer masculinity loses control of the amazing ability to violence and self endangerment contained within the restless testosterone infused blood of young men. This might be the reason of the inability of western states to decisively win wars against Muslim forces with much less funding and technical abilities. The state losing control over masculinity might also lead to the rage of young men lashing out (e.g. London riots).
(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.)