American frontiersmen and the American cowboy, the Nazi SA and SS, the Red Chinese new man, the Soviet man. What do these few examples of manhood have in common? They all embody masculinity and regulate sexuality for one thing. He is the embodiment and archetype of a person with certain specific qualities. Leon Trotsky wrote that the “man of the future” will be the master of his own feelings and that he will raise his instincts to new heights of consciousness. Trotsky said this new man will extend the “wires of his will into hidden recesses, and thereby raise himself to a new plain plane, to creat a higher social bilogic type…or superman.”
The “man of the future” will reflect the new socio-economic system in his character and his children will inherit those traits from him. He will be a free and self regulating man and there will be need for fewer laws. People who are self regulating don’t need many laws to make them do what is right and good as they do it on their own. The new man will have a new ethic just as author and philospher Bernard Byhovsky once wrote. Socialism brings about a new personality and new ideal for people and eventually they reflect it.
So what is this new man of the future? First of all he is self-LESS not selfish. He is intelligent and learned. He is healthy and enthusiastic about life and about promoting socialism. He will be self regulating, moral, and self disciplined. He will not be driven by crude impulses of nature but by conscious thought and self mastry. He will reject the unconscious and control it rather than allowing it to control him. He will treat others and public property with respect because he will view himself as a man of honor not dishonor. He will work for the common good not his own. He will be a man that has few nationalist sentiments and he will work for the good of the whole of the society. He will be a man who triumphs over his innate impulses and controls them instead of letting them control him. The same can be said for the new woman!
One of the major traits of the new man will be self-LESS-ness. He will be unselfish and willing to sacrifice for the common cause even if it means sacrificing his very life. Another major trait of the new man of the future will be that he is not a macho man nor is he a feminized and weak man but he willl be a truly masculine man. True male masculinity is not machoism or femiinization. The truly masculine man is somewhere inbetween and masculinity is innate in every male of every age. It must be fostered and allowed to come forth in the male.
A truly masculine man is one who is strong yet compassionate and merciful. He is a a man who is intelligent and wise and who learns from his mistakes. He can be harsh and yet he can also be merciful and forgiving. He is a man who is unashamed of his body and who eats and works to keep his body in the best shape. He is a man who has keen insight and a man who thinks before he speaks. He is a man who is self discipline in body, in thought, in word, and in deed. He is curious and wants to know truth not hide from it. He is a man who takes self responsibility and teaches others responsibility. He values intergrity and honor. He values others (society) more than he values himself and works hard for the welfare of others. He is an honest man who shuns lies and deceptions no matter how much the truth hurts.
He is a man who is strong in body and mind. He is one who is proud to be male and is not ashamed of being male in any way. The truly masculine man is one who has vision for he knows where they people have no vision there is no hope. He is a man who sees other males as his brothers and sons. He is one who strives for justice and equality. He is a voice for those whom have no voice. He is a man of determination. He is one who is proud of his manhood and who does not seek to feminize himself. He is one who values fairness and equality for all and he is a man that greatly values giving and forgiveness. He is not one that harbors grudges for long. He is powerful yet gentle. He is a man who does not like or wish to argue but only to inform and let it be. The truly masucline man, the new man of the future, is one who holds that future as one of his highest ideals and lives it rather than simply believing it. He is one who forges ahead despite the cost into a better and better future not just for himself but for the collective and common good. He is unafraid yet wise enough to know when to be afraid and, thus, avoid trouble. He doesn’t go about picking fights or bullying other people. He gives people direction and insight and inspires others to be as he has become and to do what he does. He teaches others by self example not by rot or hypocrisy for he is a man who is not a hypocrite. He goes about boldly and with certainty. He knows that too much comfort gives too little courage. He is courageous and brave. He is noble and serene. He is loving and compassionate yet can be harsh and even cruel when pushed too far. He is one who knows when to fight and when not to fight for he is not a fool nor ignorant.
This is the new man. This is the man of the future. This is also the new woman and woman of the future. When enough men and women strive to become like this then global society will truly change and for the better. Isn’t this the kind of man Jesus was and encouraged us to become? Isn’t this what we MUST become today! This man of the future MUST become the man of today! We must cast away machoism and feminization and allow the innate masculinity within us to come forth and grow. This, the new man, is a pioneer in all things, an adventurer, and an explorer. It is this type of man who will lead the world into a new and better future in which all people will profit and gain and not simply a chosen few. This man MUST be NOW not tomorrow!
This is the Socialist Masculine Man!! Masculinity IS MANHOOD!