Written by Steve Cannon for USSA News.
Conservative commentator and host of “The Steve Deace Show” on BlazeTV, Steve Deace, believes that the growing influence of cancel culture in American society is due to a lack of men standing up for their rights and defending their families. Deace argues that the men of the past, who built the West, would never have put up with such nonsense, and that the spirit of these men still exists, but is flickering.
“There is something unique in the American DNA,” Deace stated in a recent interview on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program. “We know there’s an echo of that legacy culturally, that iconoclastic, ‘We go our own way and you go your own way, and as long as you don’t get in the way—in our way—cool. You get in our way, we will crush you.'”
Deace criticizes the men who watch Fox News all day but never attend a single school board meeting to prevent their children from being mentally harmed by their school curriculum. He also questions the lack of action by men when a woman is bullied for not wearing a mask during the COVID-19 lockdowns. “Where are the other men?” Deace asks. “Because in any other era, if you walked up to a woman like that and got that personal with her and accosted her, three men would have dropped you right there in public for daring to violate her space like that.”
Deace also criticizes men who listen to conservative talk shows but then make their children wear masks in the grocery store. “You ain’t anywhere close to fighting a civil war. You’re a sheep,” Deace says. “We’ve got to get the men back.”
Archetypes of Strong Men
Deace points to several men as archetypes of the kind of men who are not afraid to speak their minds and act as men used to act. These include Donald Trump, Elon Musk, and Ron DeSantis.
Deace views Trump as having a belief system similar to Teddy Roosevelt’s, with a generic love of America. During his presidency, Trump pursued policies that boosted the economy through job creation, tax cuts for the middle class, deregulation, and trade deals. Under his administration, America achieved energy independence and became a net energy exporter for the first time in nearly 70 years. Trump also took action to promote religious freedom, restore respect for America’s founding principles, and defend the right to life for the unborn.
According to Deace, Elon Musk is an alpha male who hates being lied to and has criticized Twitter for restricting free speech. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX purchased the platform in part due to Twitter’s ban of The Babylon Bee, a conservative satirical news site. “We need more of that kind of a spirit in America again,” Deace says.
Deace views Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, as a Reagan-era true believer in the people’s cause. In 2022, DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education bill, which prohibits the teaching or discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity to children in kindergarten through third grade, as well as instruction that is not age-appropriate.
In conclusion, Steve Deace believes that men must take a stand against cancel culture by speaking their minds and acting as men used to act. Men must become more involved in their communities and take action to protect their rights and the rights of their families.