Possibility Management: Men’s Culture in Archearchy – A Three Step Checklist

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I believe we are in a transition from patriarchal-orientation to something else. I learned about this from Ian MacKenzie. I highlighted the pieces that stood out.

https://possibilitymanagement.org/studyingit/article/mens-culture-in-archearchy-a-three-step-checklist/

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Archearchy is the sustainability-conscious culture of archetypally initiated adult women creatively collaborating with archetypally initiated adult men. Archearchy is unstoppably emerging around the world through simultaneous personal experimentation of several millions of people beneath the radar of mainstream consciousness. You are probably one of the experimenters. I thank you from my heart for your courageous efforts.
For example, if a child makes a mess, who cleans it up? The answer is, the parents clean it up. (In a patriarchy Mom cleans it up.) Modern culture is making huge messes with no intention at all of ever cleaning them up – ocean acidification, children on brain drugs, fossil-fuel dependent infrastructure, corporate lobbying, burning tropical rainforests, etc. Modern patriarchal empire is centered on child-level responsibility.

Modern culture has developed “corporate personhood” to protect individuals from having to take responsibility for their actions. Modern economy teaches by example that instead of being responsible you should be “smart.” Being “smart” means to lie, cheat, sneak, deceive, and avoid detection while taking as much as you can. “Smart” people make profits by externalizing costs:
– to the general public (through government subsidies),
Modern culture has developed “corporate personhood” to protect individuals from having to take responsibility for their actions. Modern economy teaches by example that instead of being responsible you should be “smart.” Being “smart” means to lie, cheat, sneak, deceive, and avoid detection while taking as much as you can. “Smart” people make profits by externalizing costs:
– to the general public (through government subsidies),
– to less “modernized” cultures (through “trade agreements” and sweat shops), and
– to future generations (through raping the planet’s precious resources, while bribing corrupt officials to permit dumping toxic and radioactive wastes in other people’s backyards to poison them for 50,000 years).

What if men’s culture in archearchy is so different from what we know that the best we can do as men is come together and begin each meeting by grieving the crimes and horrors of 6000 years of patriarchal men’s culture? Crimes and horrors done to women, children, animals, and the Earth, that to a large and damaging degree still continue today?

Third comes our patriarchal habits of being single-fighters, lone-wolves, free-lancers, easy riders, entrepreneurs – heroes in our own mind. We have learned to trust no one.

There is a short film made by Ian Mackenzie about Stephen Jenkinson, a next-culture elder, sometimes called Griefwalker, in which Stephen says, “Human beings are not born. Human beings are made. Human beings are made by other human beings. And if you ask, ‘How do you make humans?’ the answer is, ‘Well, you’ve got to kill off their childhood.’ ‘Because why?’ ‘Because the childhood doesn’t give way, that’s why.’ And then you need a culture that proceeds as if the greatest gift you can give kids at a certain age is the chance to be human.”

What Men Fear

There is a meta-level conversation — in its nascent stages — about masculinity. This video by Nowness so well describes the challenges many men (myself included) in sharing feelings.

Thanks to R. Mulhall for sharing this video with me.