I have always understood the mechanism - most of us have - for years. A cop shoots a black baboon that was trying to murder him - and some chimpanzee starts whining about racism and how black lives matter...and we not only stumble and fall over ourselves to deny it all and piously claim how much we love black people - we fire a perfectly good cop, who was working 'by the book' - and we feed him to the hyenas in the media and the courts.
Why is that?
"They keep calling you a coward, so that you’ll do or say whatever they want to prove that you are not a coward.
If they want you to accept a group of outsiders, they call you a xenophobe to dismiss any rational concerns you might have about the motivations of strangers. The only way to prove you don’t have an irrational fear of foreigners is to welcome them with open arms and without questions."
Hmpffff! I think he's hit the nail right on the head because I know that I don't handle being called a coward well either. I've faced a roomful of progressive assholes a couple of times and stuck to my guns...but the urge to cave was almost overwhelming. There is a real downside to these situations - contrary to what they believe, these are the exact same type of people that lynched negroes in the 1800's, they are the same people that wore swastikas, brown shirts and made soap out of jews, and they are the same scoundrels that posed as evangelists that bilked the weak and stupid out of billions of dollars by manipulating their fears about fire and brimstone.
I don't agree with Jack Donovan's ideas on masculinity (I think I heard somewhere he is a faggot) but regardless - when he does get it right - he gets it right in a big way. He is a good man by the sounds of it, in spite of his flaws.
But fear is not an emotion to be dismissed or conquered. It's something to be heeded and it serves as a warning that you are about to do something that might not be good for you - will the outcome of your decision based on it result in things being better...or worse? That is the problem with fear, in my opinion. Once it chokes off your critical thought process - you're hooped. A real man has to look beyond the immediate threat before he acts - or we start electing unqualified community organizers, or spoiled trust fund babies into positions of power.
So we end up giving obvious liars, haters, cheats and thieves - even murderers - the same cordial respect and considertion we would to a man that actually deserves it. If the time comes - will you be goaded and bullied into enabling and supporting somebody you know you shouldn't?