Social change isn't made with tempered voices
In June, 2006, Darren Mack was the recipient of the coveted Golden Bull Award for his heroism and bravery in the face of the enemies of men. Read How Many Families has Weller Desoryed, One Too Many.
In today's column Glenn Sacks applauds the life in prison sentence for Mack. He also repeats his criticism of real men who have continued to applaud Mack for his bold and forthright manly action against the evil enemies of men. Sack's criticism of men's activists displays a growing gulf in the Men's Movement. A few men are speaking out loudly against the veil empire of the state oppression of men, while "moderate" men like Sacks continue the "reasonable" discussion that has resulted in ratchet success by feminists for 170 years. See Pink Panseys Race to Condemn Mack
Another clue to the difference between the moderate voices like Sacks and the growing number of manly voices is found farther down the same column. Glenn quotes NOW-NY President Marcia Pappas, "Social Change isn't made with tempered voices." In the Men's Movement, Glenn Sacks is the tempered voice. He criticizes men who refuse to temper our voices. We are the voices for change while Glenn and his tempered compatriots are agents for continued feminist achievements. We will not be tempered. We will not shut up and go away. Glenn Sacks and his "hoard" needs to read is own f'ing column and get a clue. Social change is not made with tempered voices.
She concludes with a common feminist adage, "Well behaved women rarely make history." The same is true for well behaved men. History is the account of those who are not well behaved. The men's movement will get exactly nowhere on the backs of men who are well behaved.
From Glenn's Feb 12, 2008 newsletter, "Social change isn't made with tempered voices."
From Glen Sacks
Darren Mack Gets Life Sentence; Major Spanish Political Party Calls for Lower Taxes for Women
February 12, 2008
Justice Is Served: Darren Mack Gets Life Sentence
Background: In June 2006, Darren Mack (pictured), a wealthy Nevada father who was involved in a divorce, stabbed his estranged wife to death and then executed a well-planned murder attempt on a Nevada judge. Mack shot and wounded the judge but failed to kill him. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, when police searched Mack's residence they found he "had bombmaking materials in his bedroom" as well as "several boxes of firearm ammunition." At the time of Mack’s murder spree, I wrote:
“I condemn without qualification the crimes allegedly committed by Darren Mack in Nevada last week. Mack was angered by his divorce and custody case. Some on the not insubstantial lunatic fringe of the fathers' rights movement see Mack as some sort of freedom fighter. Most of the commentary by other fathers' rights advocates seem to be of the ‘he couldn't take it anymore and snapped’ variety.
“I don't buy it. Though everyone is focusing on Mack's attempted murder of a judge, everyone seems to forget that he first stabbed and killed his estranged wife. After murdering her, he shot the judge through the judge's third-floor office window with a sniper rifle from over 100 yards away. That's not ‘snapping’--that's premeditated murder. Mack is not a good man trapped in a bad system. He is a bad guy. Because of men like him the system had to create protections for women,
It wasn't the rope and a tree that Darren Mack deserved, but it was close enough. Friday Darren Mack--who stabbed and killed his estranged wife as his little daughter played with her toys upstairs--was sentenced to life in prison.
Mack first tried what I called the Mary Winkler defense, making the unlikely claim that he slashed his wife's throat in self-defense. How Mack defending himself against Charla necessitated then driving to the courthouse and trying to kill a judge in a well-planned, methodical way was never explained.
Douglas Herndon, the Nevada judge in the criminal case, explained that he let Mack speak for quite a while before his sentencing, and that Mack expressed "no remorse" for his crimes. According to the Associated Press:
"In handing down the sentence, Herndon cited the heinous nature of the crimes and Mack's lack of remorse.
"'The truth is Mr. Mack is guilty of these crimes, but he doesn't want to hear anything about that,' the judge said.
"Mack on Thursday reiterated claims that he acted in self defense when he slashed his wife's throat in the garage of his southeast Reno townhouse.
"He also has argued that he was coerced by his former lawyers into the plea deal, and suggested the attorneys, prosecutors, investigators and law enforcement officers who investigated the case were corrupt.
"Herndon said while he allowed Mack to go on at length, he never said what the judge hoped he'd hear: 'I'm sorry.'"
My position on Mack has inspired a lot of hostility from some posters on other men's and fathers' rights blogs, which tells you more about some of these guys than you'd like to know. One of the many idiotic statements made is that, based on my position on Mack, when fathers are mistreated in the family law system, I don't think they should resist.
Here is the letter from NOW-NY President. Men need to learn from their experience and stop being "temperate."
Social change isn't made with tempered voices
Albany Times-Union, February 7, 2008
My response to Kathleen Parker's Feb. 3 criticism of the Jan. 28 NOW-NYS press release (and while I am at it, my response to anyone who believes I should have kept my mouth shut about Sen. Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama), I say the following:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul and most other feminist leaders had their critics, even within their own movement.
There will always be those who speak their truths and, on the other hand, those who temper their voices to please others. I am not the latter.
Anyone who knows me knows that I, along with my NOW-NYS organization, will continue to speak the truth without apology.
No social change was ever made by those who compromise their beliefs.[/b]
If the great activists of the suffrage movement had listened to their more timid "temper your voices" sisters and brothers, women would still not have birth control, abortion, or the right to vote. Indeed: "Well-behaved women rarely make history."
MARCIA A. PAPPAS
Glenn Sacks has been the tempered voice throughout the whole Mack affair and trial. Glenn continues to be the tempered voice on many other men's issues. In this issue Glenn again condemns other men's advocates who are not so tempered and demand change in a loud voice. But Glenn even quotes the real wisdom of the disagreement in the community of men's advocates. "Social change isn't made with tempered voices."
For more than a century feminists have demanded change in loud, shrill, offensive voices while men have been polite, reasonable, and losing. A tempered voice gets lost and his cause gets ignored. NOW President Marcia Pappas understands that you have to be loud and untempered to make social changes. A few men's blogs and men's advocates have figured it out. We no longer will be cowed into being polite, being tempered. We will speak our truth loud and untempered, and we will demand change from the feminist dominated police state under which Darren Mack was being destroyed. Mack had been crucified by the evil police state. His right to earn a living was taken away even while he was ordered to pay huge slavery payments to his ex. He was headed straight to debtor's prison for being unable to pay the evil female who destroyed his family.
Come on Glenn, read you own column and learn from the successful NOW advocates you quote. Men are demanding social change, and we aren't going to get it with tempered voices. Read your own column Glenn. It's right there. We MEN can't make social change with tempered voices.