An inmate doing 10 years in a California prison for armed robbery is rapidly on his way to making himself a darling of liberals everywhere by putting a spin on his incarceration that appeals to every anti-masculine trope currently running wild among today’s American left, while at the same time dodging responsibility for his own guilt . . .
That’s the takeaway from a commentary piece published by CNN and penned by Richard Edmond Vargas, an inmate of the Correctional Training Facility, commonly referred to as Soledad State Prison.
In the piece, Vargas acknowledges his own actions — committing robbery ostensibly to raise rent money — but manages to slide the blame onto the idea of “patriarchy,” or rather what liberals want to believe is the “toxic masculinity” that makes men unstable, vicious and dangerous.
“Patriarchy is a social system that defines men as being inherently violent, dominant and controlling while rewarding them with power for being that way,” Vargas writes. “It is no secret, especially these days, that we live in a patriarchal society. Why are we continually surprised when a man takes up arms and commits mass murder?”
It’s not an argument unique to Vargas, of course. Feminists love to excoriate what they call “patriarchy,” blaming the concept for everything from social ills to “sexist” treatment of dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club. (Read more from “War on Men: CNN Website Says Men Are ‘Inherently Violent, Dominant, Controlling’” HERE)