Why go there?

20190106_113840I was asked a question regarding the new book, The Blood of our Fathers. As it was something I had not considered prior to the release of the book, I decided to give a longer version of my answer here, just in case any of my readers had the same question in mind regarding the book.

The question was simple, why did you decide to write about men’s rights?

Short answer, I didn’t set out to write about men’s rights.

Longer answer…it kind of just happened.

I lost my Son. We all grieve in our own way, and I find comfort in writing. I decided to write something dedicated to him.

That was the starting point.

I had three separate book projects in various states of frustrating incompletion. I considered finishing one of them and making a simple dedication. But I decided to start one fresh, and go into the entire project with that dedication in mind.

The issue then became what to write. I am a husband, a father, a teacher, a martial artist, and a gun enthusiast. When it comes to subject matter knowledge, I consider myself to be knowledgeable regarding what is listed above, as well as history.

Between a love of history and a working knowledge of warrior cultures, I had a base of where I wanted to start. But because of why  I was writing it, I wanted to add a Father’s perspective to the subject. This was when the idea of using the wisdom of warrior cultures came in and changed the point of the entire book.

The book is not about attacking anyone, but merely stating the simple truth that traditional masculinity isn’t bad. It is a bit of a pushback against the claims that men are responsible for all of the evils in the world, but it is intended to be more focused on the good that traditional masculinity brings to the world.

So, yeah…I guess I went there. But I was not setting out to offend anyone, mostly I was seeking to defend.

Let me know what you think.

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