We used to say, “We’re not extremist. We’re a normal men’s club like, say, the Knights of Columbus.” That was back when the world was sane. Today, the Knights of Columbus are “extremist.” While trying to come up with a reason to prevent U.S. District Court nominee Brian C. Buescher from becoming a District Judge, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) pointed out that Buescher was a member of the group and they have “extreme positions.” Kamala Harris (D-CA) then asked if he knew the club “opposed a woman’s right to choose” and were against “marriage equality.” Note the Orwellian phrasing. Uh, yes, Kamala, Catholics are against abortion (as are about half the female population BTW) and they think marriage is between a man and a woman. The Knights are a Catholic club. What’s the matter with that?
We’ll tell you what’s the matter with that: It’s a men’s club and men’s clubs have been verboten since the 1980s. That’s why the few that are left are called “old man” clubs. They’re literally dying out. From the 1700s to the 1980s these clubs were ubiquitous. Every dad stopped by his local lodge after work for a beer with the fellas. There were no women there and you could tell dirty jokes. Then feminism came along and said fraternity is sexist so men ended up going to strip clubs. There were women there but no ladies, at least. Since then, to start a men’s club is to foment white nationalism and promote violence. They hound your employers until you’re fired, throw you in jail, and force the founder to disavow. It’s now a sin to want to hang out with the guys.
One is reminded of the 80s sitcom “One Day at a Time” when Schneider is asked if he thinks men’s clubs are fading (below at 3:23). They were. Today, they’re all but faded. The left won’t stop until they’re all gone.