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Tristan Thompson is back at it! He’s making headlines again. It’s not for playing basketball. The Cavaliers are 13 – 46 and in the fourteenth place out of fifteen teams in the east. He’s back in the gossip news for cheating on his baby mama Khloe Kardashian with her sisters ex room mate Jordyn Woods.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m completely in favor of loyalty, fidelity and long lasting, loving relationships between men and women. But this isn’t that. There is no evidence that this is a respectful relationship at all. It all just looks like a big confusing mess from the beginning.
The internet says that Khloe began seeing Tristan while his other baby mama was pregnant with his other child. Shortly thereafter Khloe got pregnant with her daughter. The internet says he cheated during Khloe’s pregnancy as well. After their daughter True was born there was some Kris Jenner manufactured drama on social media. Tristan was the villain, Khloe was the victim and the bystanders discussed what Khloe should do next.
Just like in old soap operas Khloe did exactly what she shouldn’t do. She pursued a romantic future and family life with a notorious philanderer. I don’t know what Khloe expected from this. I’m certainly not surprised that Tristan cheated on her.
I haven’t heard any declarations of love from Tristan to Khloe. I haven’t heard of an engagement between the two. Nor have I heard about an elopement. Tristan Thompson is a single, successful man that can do as he pleases. He’s nobody’s husband.
You see this is what happens when boundaries and lines are blurred. You get confusion and hurt feelings. People get taken advantage of in gray, undefined areas. Gray undefined terms and conditions are like smoke bombs that are intended to cause confusion and make it harder to see clearly. It’s kind of like when the Joker throws smoke bombs in “Batman”.
Romantic partners that aren’t your spouse don’t owe you anything. Hopefully they care about you enough to protect your feelings but you are taking your chances. You aren’t entitled to loyalty and devotion from a person to whom you have not married. You also don’t owe it to anyone. Tristan doesn’t owe any of his baby mamas a thing. If they really wanted Tristan for the long haul they would require marriage. If he was not interested in that type of a commitment they would know that they are barking up the wrong tree and they need to pursue other relationships.
These vaguely defined relationships aren’t doing anyone any favors. Men and women seem to be unhappy with each other and both sides get used and taken advantage of. Women get taken advantage of for sex and other favors. Men get taken advantage of for financial reasons or are pressured to marry because of the child they probably didn’t want.
There are no real winners. There is a purpose behind marriage and we should honor it. If you choose to take the new aged approach to relationships you will probably end up suffering in some regard whether you are a man or woman. Don’t expect old fashioned results with new aged behavior.
I ran across a MGTOW video today and it confirmed what I suspected was at the roots of the MGTOW movement. MGTOW is White people’s business. I’ll explain. MGTOW men seem to resent White women for educating themselves and opening up economic and career opportunities.
I’m a firm believer that the only rule to dating and marriage is that people date and marry their equivalent unless there is an exchange such as youth and beauty in exchange for financial security. When White women became more educated I’m sure it made things more difficult for average White men. Educated White women probably wanted an educated White man and if she couldn’t find what she wanted she had the option to remain single.
White men on MGTOW YouTube channels express their resentment for educated White women often. They also seem to resent these women and their urbane, cosmopolitan attitudes. Educated White women were striving for nicer things, elegant surroundings and they may be more open to inter racial dating.
Average White men seem to begrudge all of this. These educated White women are a little out of their league. Even if the average Joe makes more money than college Susie they may not have much in common because of Susie’s education and broader options. Joe’s options are now limited and he has to compete for Susie’s attention. If he can find a woman that he is happy with then he moves on to wedded bliss. If not he can fall back on MGTOW.
I’ve seen many Black men that support MGTOW. They really need to think of something different. I don’t think that anyone owes it to like anyone and I think it’s acceptable to not marry for whatever reason. But Black men should not be speaking in favor of MGTOW because they look foolish.
Read the comments under this video.
Black MGTOW men are linking arms with White men that are mad at White women for making education and careers a priority instead of breeding more White babies. I don’t understand why Black men don’t see this and I don’t know why they have adapted MGTOW as their cause.
The Undead Chronic channel has genuinely given me a few laughs and I think he makes some good points. But he mentions that the young woman is pretty much untouchable to him after Chad, Tyrone and I believe he said Abdul have been “up in there”. He is degrading this White women for potentially having lovers of a difference race. (I understand they degrade women for having lovers in general but if race wasn’t an issue he would have left it at Chad). But Black men consistently wave this flag all over YouTube. Sigh. I don’t know what to tell them.
There are a lot of problems in the Black community and I think that Black men should focus their energy on something other than disdain for women. Even if they don’t want to marry or involve themselves with women Black men have much bigger fish to fry than MGTOW concerns. For example, I think that inner city crime is a more pressing matter. How about all that police brutality? Black men simply don’t have the time.
They should probably just put a B in front of the acronym to set themselves apart since I believe that MGTOW is uniquely a White man’s movement that addresses the concerns of White men with White women. A rebrand is definitely needed. Why not just call it “I Hate B!thches” because that’s what I get from their rants? Black male support of MGTOW as it stands is completely ridiculous. It is yet another contradiction with the movement.
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