Author Blames Male Dominance for America’s Problems

BOOK REVIEW:

 CULTURAL FAILURES THAT ARE DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM! – A Challenge for 21st Century Parents Teachers & Politicians, by Boyé Lafayette De Mente. Phoenix Books/Publishers. ISBN. 0-91477817X. Available from Amazon.com. Print edition $14.95; digital edition $7.95.

    In his latest book, CULTURAL FAILURES THAT ARE DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM!: A Challenge for 21st Century Parents, Teachers & Politicians, Boyé Lafayette De Mente—internationally known for his cultural-insight books on China, Japan, Korea and Mexico—says that dramatic changes in the economic, political, and social conditions in the United States in the 20th century have resulted in an equally dramatic lowering of ethical and moral standards in all areas of the culture.

Describing the book “a rant, a screed” on the present state of American culture, De Mente says that by the first decade of the 21st century American culture was characterized by “failed religious moralities, a new profit morality, a cancerous excess-consumption syndrome,  gutter-level moral standards in entertainment, advertising, politics and the news media, and a dysfunctional public education system.”

De Mente blames the still primitive mindset of males for all of these problems—a mindset that he says is based on a sex-based superiority complex, tribalism, territorialism, racism and the irrational dogma of man-made religions.

“Most of the violence, destruction and other harmful actions that have distinguished mankind since day one can be traced directly to these aspects of the male mind,” he said.

The book pinpoints and describes failures in all of the key areas of American culture along with the so far ineffective attempts to institute reforms, and includes a series of recommendations for returning sanity and sense to the culture.

De Mente also details the irrational and anti-human elements of god-based religions and describes how emerging technology is becoming the new god.

 He recommends that American parents and educators adopt the 26 principles and educational goals of Japan’s famous samurai warrior class as the foundation of efforts to reform the basics of American culture.

De Mente is the author of 50-plus pioneer books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Mexicans. He has also written extensively about the faults and failures of humanity in general, including “Why Ignorance, Stupidity & Violence Continue to Plague Mankind!”

A full list and synopses of his books can be seen on AuthorsOnlineBookshop.Com.

CULTURAL FAILURES THAT ARE DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM!

New book Turns Spotlight on Why Cultural Turmoil Crippling America

Author Boye Lafayette De Mente attributes the cultural failures now crippling the United States to the influence of male dominance and irrational religious dogma.

In a new book, HOW & WHY MALE DOMINANCE PLAGUES HUMANITY! – The Ultimate Challenge for Females!, De Mente, internationally known for his pioneer books on the cultures and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico, says that the negative elements in all of the areas of civilization—from economics and politics to social behavior—can be traced to male dominance, the male lust for power, and irrational religious ideology.

“Males,” he says, “are genetically programmed to exercise as much control as possible over every aspect of their lives, and to use psychological intimidation and physical force to get what they want. This mindset results in males believing they are naturally superior to females and to think and behave in terms of tribal and territorial exclusivity.

De Mente goes on to say: “Adding to this built-in character, male leaders in all societies from day one created spirit or god-based religions to help them control females and deal with the built-in traits of males. Some of these gods were benign and nurturing while others were strict authoritarians who were jealous, vindictive and destructive—all human attributes.”

De Mente says that instead of curbing the destructive and violent instincts of males these man-made religions institutionalized and ritualized both ignorance and willful stupidity, resulting in the failure of mankind to create and sustain positive, humanistic, nurturing cultures.

 ‘Now, instead of a religious-based morality that originally had good intentions we have a money-based morality that brings out the worse in people,” he said.

De Mente describes the book as “a rant, a screed, designed to expose all of the elements of American culture—education, entertainment, manufacturing, marketing, the news media, politics and religions, all of which are now based on the new money morality.”

In addition to identifying and describing the elements of the culture that have failed, De Mente proposes a variety of fixes that could, he says, help the country restore some of the American dream. The book is available in both printed and digital editions from Amazon.com.