Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here. So, I’ve been writing on this blog for almost two years now, and in those two years, I’ve acquired my fair share of critics and naysayers. Of course, I welcome criticism and a lot of the criticism I’ve received has been relatively well-deserved. That said, I’ve also had a fair share of just straight-up haters, which is to be expected when writing the content I put out. I’ve even had a couple of people say that they’ve had to completely stop following my writings, either here or on The Classy Libertarian, because of something I said in an article or how something I wrote might have come across, saying it was sexist, misogynistic, bigoted, or something in between. In light of all of this, I just want to open up to you young ladies and gents reading, and allow myself to be a transparent as possible in order for you readers to understand where I’m coming from.
For starters, I just want to say that I try to generally stay non-political on this blog. I’ve gotten political on this blog a couple times before, and it has not been pretty. The problem is that a lot of the things I write about have become political issues, quite polarizing issues at that, as much as I wish they weren’t. With that in mind, I think that being clear about my core political beliefs will help to clear things up. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll likely know that I hold quite a few traditional right-wing beliefs. I am pro-life, I am in favor of gun rights, I believe that the family is the strongest foundation for a strong society, and I believe that men and women are fundamentally different. But even with all those beliefs in mind, the core of my political beliefs is this: the bottom line is that I am an individualist and an egalitarian. I believe that any one, whether they’re a man, a woman, white, black, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or anything else, can and should be able to make their own choices and live their life how they see fit, as long as they’re happy with the decisions they made and they’re not hurting anyone. While I may say that marriage and the family are the strongest building blocks for society, that does not automatically mean that I have a problem if a woman wants to continue working and not get married or start a family. I’ve known women even in my own family who, even though they are married, decided to further their careers as opposed to starting families, and I’m perfectly okay with that. In that similar vein, while I do believe that men and women are fundamentally different, that doesn’t mean I view one gender as superior or inferior to the other. Just because two things are different doesn’t mean one is better, and gender is no different. Moreover, I don’t believe that you should completely shut someone out or alienate them just because they have a different opinion than your own. I myself have a very “live and let live” mentality. If you respect me, I’ll respect you, that’s it. Even if I completely disagree with someone about any given subject, I’ll still respect you as a person as long as you respect me back, regardless of your gender, race, religion, or sexuality.
Sorry if this article seemed a bit all over the place, this is just something that I really felt like I needed to do. Apologies if you were expecting a regular article today, I’ll be back with that on Monday! In any case, I hope you enjoyed reading today’s article. Please be sure to share the article, follow the blog, follow The Young Gentleman’s Guide on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. And on that note, this is Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide, and I’ll see you next time!