News of General Petraeus’s resignation, over an affair with married biographer Paula Broadwell, shows how America and the West has changed. Into a nation of sluts and Alpha males. With almost no exceptions. From the Daily Mail, we learn that Broadwell’s husband, though a radiologist, is a true beta male. No wonder she fell for a man age 60, a full twenty one years her senior. Five minutes of Alpha beats well, decades of marriage. To a doctor. With whom she’s had two kids. Welcome to the new world of marriage. One as unsustainable as everything else in the West.
Marriage, requires a husband to constantly amp up the sexiness. To be competitive with any and every man his wife could come across. Particularly those who are in command or order about lots of other people. Authority is an aphrodisiac. Almost any and every modern woman will fall for it. Since women are never taught (these days) sexual control and mastery of emotions and desire, and since most women never even feel real desire and longing, certainly not for their “nice” and “supportive” male peers, any hint of authority will have them offering sex to satisfy those urges and longings that overpower them. All women throughout history have always had this, however most in the West until recently were taught control by older women who urged a willful avoidance of the road to slutdom.
Meanwhile, its a slam dunk bet that nearly all men in any position of power and authority exercise a defacto harem, of married and single mistresses made up of employees, underlings, wives of underlings, and so on. My guess (and it is only a guess) is that at least one younger Supreme Court Justice is banging his law clerk with abandon. Said probable twenty four year old honey is probably wild about the fact that people are deferential or fawning over said Justice. That’s how desire is built. Twilight exploited this fact by having a boy that other boys are afraid of and who treats the heroine with contempt.
Its not just Petraeus (nearly all US generals and admirals are slimy, sleazy, and political as Petraeus.) Henry Nicholas III of Broadcom sought to build a secret sex dungeon where he had sex with prostitutes. Both LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and ex SF Mayor now Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome had sex with subordinate’s wives. See John Edwards, or pretty much any big shot in government, law, entertainment, or really any environment.
Which makes marriage for the 90% of men who are not big shots, big deals, or big wheels, a losing proposition. While hubby Dr. Scott Broadwell is a beta male loser, he’s a beta male loser who can afford an $800,000 home, as a radiologist. His wife was so crazy for Petraeus, that she practically stalked him, and sent threatening e-mails to another woman (now revealed to be Jill Kelly, 38, also married, a frequent “visitor” and “friend” of Petraeus who is liason to JSOC for the State Dept.) she thought was showing interest in the General.
And lets be clear. While attractive, Paula Broadwell is no raving beauty. Her husband Dr. Scott could find younger, hotter, tighter nurses without too much trouble. Or flight attendants, or waitresses, or what have you. But a woman with much to lose: two kids, and a husband who makes good money, is handsome, and has other options, will still throw everything over for a few trysts with an Alpha male.
Like a debased currency, modern marriage suffers a body blow the more counterfeits are discovered. “Higher Betas” like the Broadwell husband are likely to opt out. Marriage is a good deal for most men, better than that for women, since they get regular sex and companionship exclusively (that’s the key word, exclusively). More than what most men would get on their own. By contrast, most women find single life better. They can have an Alpha male, and in today’s world raise kids by an Alpha, on their own. With resources from well, other men and women. That’s the model for the Black family: single mother, two or more kids by different (Gangsta) Alpha males. Increasingly this is the model for Whites (Hispanics seemed to tip over that way years ago).
BUT, and the key here is but … the advantage to men lies in exclusive access. A wife who cheats is no better than a whore men pay for all the time. That’s it. And no amount of selling companionship, “that’s the way it is” and other nonsense will make men buy it. Any more than men prefer fat old women to hot young ones. Its hard wired and thus can’t be reprogrammed. Even at that, men balk at women with long sexual histories. Look at porn stars — they end up with wild, unstable men with serious issues. Say, Charlie Sheen.
What is the result?
First, men who have “higher beta status” are likely to form intermittent, non-monogamous, “families” by having kids (for whom they take zero responsibility) with different women. Most of their resources and spending will be on maximizing sexiness, and thus “renting” always the newer models. Like those who constantly lease, not buy, autos. Not much care or commitment will be put into short term leases.
Secondly, the wave of economic failure in the West will create a family crisis. Single motherhood rests on massive welfare transfers that are not sustainable. They are already failing in Greece and will do so inevitably here as well. This is likely to spark confiscatory taxes, and massive, widespread evasion in response. Much of focused on the Black Market. For example, Misha Glenny in “McMafia” estimates that about half the cigarettes sold in the UK are Black Market, with extensive cuts from all sorts of criminal syndicates. Cigarette smuggling is one of the major (along with women) illegal trafficking keeping the Balkan states afloat.
Third, prostitution is likely to become widespread, as desperate single moms sell their bodies to keep afloat, and more and more men see no difference between a housewife and a whore. From both episodes like Broadwell being more and more common, and the simple fact of women selling themselves. Women they likely, know. The term you are looking for is social collapse. This is basically the case in Russia and much of the Eastern European nations save Poland and the Baltics and perhaps the Czech Republic. The Showtime series “Weeds” by posting a variant of that (widow becomes drug dealer and semi-prostitute) is a leading indicator. Women find prostitution “sexy” and don’t object to it being portrayed in a positive manner.
Fourth, a reaction, along the lines of say, Oliver Cromwell, and rigid well, “puritanism” is likely as a measure to stave off collapse. It won’t just be prostitues and johns swept up, but the simplest of pleasures, like whiskey and bacon and other minor vices. Women will be forced out of the public sphere, and into the private one, as a “New Model Army” for the Twentyfirst Century takes over. One marked by fanatical discipline and abhorrence of all that came before it. This could be Wahabbist or Salafist Islam, or something more Western, but decadence breeds fanaticism as surely as weakness breeds aggression.
But for now it is the world of Alpha males, picking and choosing any woman, even a married one, and women. Who can have at any time (provided she’s attractive and younger) the Alpha male of her dreams.
[As for Petraeus, it is reported that the FBI wanted to charge him, before the election, but Obama intervened and made Petraeus say nothing until after the election, then resign with no charges. Clearly, Petraeus is scum personified. He asked and demanded the most restrictive rules of engagement, from the lowest enlisted man, while flagrantly violating the military code of conduct, which expressly forbids adultery. A Captain or Lieutenant under him would have been charged and court-martialed, which the Alpha Male Petraeus skates. Without a care in the world. Not even the loss of his pension. Much less military charges, or those related to being a security risk as head of the CIA fooling around with sex under the desk (shades of Monica) with his married biographer.
I have nothing but loathing and contempt for Petraeus, who like nearly all high ranking Military men are lacking in honor, integrity, discipline, and values they demand from their subordinates.]