Individual Rights and Patriarchy vs. Matriarchy A Tract Book Essay By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq.

, Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar Some feminists argue that Patriarch is evil and matriarchy is good. On the contrary, I argue that Patriarchy is good and matriarchy is evil. First, let us consider the historical record of matriarchy. Ken Wilber, in his anthropological work argues that

matriarchal, horticultural societies promoted both slavery and human sacrifice. If matriarchy were to reappear today, I argue that such consequences are exactly what we would see. Additionally, while at first it would seem that only men would be satanically enslaved and sacrificed, in the end I suspect that lesbian women who are artistically inclined and who are not “great mothers” would also be enslaved and murdered in ritual sacrifices. Patriarchy, on the other hand has produced political liberalism and the Rule of Law, protecting individual rights and equality. Patriarchy has two forms, Father

authoritarianism and adolescent Son-Reason. While some individual Fathers might be authoritarian, in fact, our culture promotes and enshrines adolescent Son-Reason. Good judges and good presidents and good corporate executives are good because they are reasonable not because they are authoritarian. Christianity itself is based upon the norm of adolescent Son-Reason. While Jesus may have been married, there is no mention of this in the Gospels. The Jesus of the Gospels was an adolescent not an authoritarian Father. Roman Catholic religious life, at

its best promotes reason based decision making not authoritarianism. The Paulist Order, for example, since the time of its founder, Isaac Hecker, utilizes democratic procedures based upon reason and the individual inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Logos, that is Reason, not an authoritarian Father. As Jesus said in the Gospels, “the Father has given everything over to the Son.” Clearly, this is not authoritarian patriarchy. Adolescent patriarchy is to be preferred to matriarchy.

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