People are crazy. Women mostly. That’s the story. Miley’s mad. Amanda Bynes is unhinged. John Mayer must be to blame, a boy with a guitar, no stranger to womanising. He will eventually add Miley and Amanda to his list. Atta boy John get after the girls with Daddy issues. At least the narrative might as well be written this way. Frightening really. A nightmare.
Shameful that the image of women in America is cast in this way, a place where women are comfortable in their own skin and have the attitude to prove it. Speak to any number of female undergraduates or young professionals and their confidence will come across at first meet, it’s a form of refreshing enthusiasm the like of which can’t be found in Europe until everyone is at least three beers deep.
Yes, in certain parts of the States a ‘fake it to make it’ culture is alive and well with women happy to sell themselves like a brand. Those that make it to television and twitterfeeds, appearing in not safe for work videos are the high profile examples that show this culture on display.
Away from the limelight, a better class of women are hiding. Their time and money is spent on independence not acceptance. They have been taught to reach for the stars and are busy getting what they want and who they want. They know there is no such thing as a waiting game in America. These are women for whom money isn’t everything. Who wouldn’t dream of naming a child North West. They laughed and cringed in equal measure when Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska. Most importantly they are distrusting of men, especially their male elders.
In an era dominated by the man-made excesses of U.S. foreign policy, (the focus of which has seen bloodshed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Palestine) America’s President has become the archetypal male women despise, his lust to carve more and more of the world’s resources; akin to the frivolity of Eros. Women would do well to see Obama as a forgotten lover, for he has cheated them of peace at home and abroad. When he said he would change, for America no less, he didn’t mention the domestic chaos that would follow the nation and its 12million unemployed. Ladies, don’t be fooled into asking for an end to conflicts either, it might sound like a reasonable thought, ‘Mr. President what about the war mongering, can’t you make it stop?’ the response won’t impress your preyed upon character, ‘That’s the price of freedom my dear.’
The latest price inflation for freedom has begun with events in Syria. An American assessment of the countries alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus has proved one thing beyond doubt, that woman no longer view their commander and chief as charming when setting forth a case for war. George W. Bush’s ill-judged decision to justify war in Iraq via inaccurate evidence has helped jog the collective memory. Distrust now follows his successor and secretary of state John Kerry. The female psyche won’t permit history repeating itself. Won’t play the part of victim in an ever increasing abusive relationship, for which the advances of power are without recourse.
If a definition of crazy can be found in America, it is the men who best live up to the title. They are on television and twitter just like women but they don’t dress or act crazy. They are war crazy.